The holiday season is here; we're running around shopping, looking for gifts for our friends and family members.

If you're like me, many of your family members are scattered across the country. It's not easy doing something special for them and/or exchanging gifts from long distances.

If you're trying to mail your friends and family members gifts through the postal service, you should know that there are several things you CAN'T mail, and some of them are surprising.

Why Are There No-Send Items?

The Postal Service has a list of items they won't send, not just during the holiday season, but at any time, and for the most part, this is due to safety concerns.

To help you out, I've put together a list of these things that will get rejected.

According to USAToday, the International Postal Inspection Service issued a reminder that there are items you can't send in the mail and many of them are dangerous.

Take a look at what's on USPS' list!

8 Things You Can't Mail

Before you head to the post office, take a look at this.

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Keep in mind, this is a list pertaining to the United States Postal Service; rules and regulations may vary when dealing with other couriers such as FedEx and UPS.

Have you ever had issues mailing a gift? Share your story; send a message in our chat!

Holiday Gifting

Whether you plan on exchanging gifts in person, or by mail, remember: it's the thought that counts. Enjoy your holiday season; I hope it is merry and bright and without any postal complications.

As always, thanks for reading, and happy holidays!



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