Gift recommendation for the mail carrier
#1
I need a suggestion for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts for the mail carrier.  Her name is Candace.  Normally, I've given her a card with some money inside, although recently it's started to feel kind of weird handing a stack of $1 bills to someone named "Candy."






That's funny, right there. LOL LOL
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#2
We usually give a card and some money.  Not sure if it's $5 or $10.  We also do similar for the garbage men.
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#3
It used to be a bottle of liquor.
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But I think you are doing just right with money.  What would you prefer?  From a stranger?  Everyone can use a little more cash, especially at the holidays.  Yes, it feels a bit impersonal, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good choice.
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#4
Vino. If not that, then chocolate. What girl named  Candy does not adore choc-o-latte?!

ETA: BTW, I'm loving that you ask this in August. I think (worry?) About Christmas all the year long. Christmas takes a good lot of doing, right?
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