A 'thank you' table for people making deliveries

In early December, we put a small table by our door, with some bits and pieces for people making deliveries to the house.

It was meant as a pre-Christmas “thank you”, recognising that delivery people work bloody hard, and may not have time to stop for breaks.

What we did

We put a sign on the table, saying:

If you are delivering here, thank you. Please help yourself.

We put out:


Would we do it again?

We’ve decided to keep it going, for now at least.

It doesn’t need to be a seasonal thing, and delivery drivers have tough jobs year round.

We might vary what we put out - in the summer, if we are still doing it, I imagine that cold drinks would be welcome - but overall, I think we did reasonably well.