Last Updated on April 22, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
I love performing random acts of kindness because it’s such a simple way to make the world a better place. Small, friendly acts have the power to turn someone’s day around and sometimes, their entire perspective!
I’ve shared hundreds of random acts of kindness ideas already, but today I’d like to share them in a new way. Instead of sharing ideas for WHAT to do for others, I’m going to share ideas for WHERE to leave uplifting surprises.
Fun Places to Leave Random Acts of Kindness Gifts for Strangers
Whether you leave friendly notes, small treats, or gift cards, here are over two dozen places to leave random acts of kindness gifts for strangers:
- Inside magazines in waiting rooms
- ATM machines
- Vending machines
- Bulletin boards
- Public transportation
- Public restrooms
- Community park
- Shopping cart return stalls in parking lots
- Cash registers
- Post office
- Community center
- Reception areas
- Shopping cart
- Bike stands
- Trash cans
- Recycling bins
- Car windshields
- Newspaper box
- Bus stop
Fun Places to Leave Random Acts of Kindness Gifts for Your Family
To encourage my family to spread kindness, I sometimes like to surprise them at home with handwritten notes and/or small tokens of my affection. This is where I put them:
- Bathroom mirrors
- Inside the refrigerator
- Dresser drawers
- Steering wheel of the car
- On their pillow
- Computer or keyboard
- Next to their toothbrush
- Shower or bathtub faucet
- Inside instrument case
- Inside shoes
- Jacket pockets
What to Leave for Others to Find
I love this idea for Random Acts of Kindness purse from Sixth Bloom. It’s a fun craft activity for the kids PLUS a great random acts of kindness gift! Renegade Made creates fun random acts of kindness kits like these for you to do with the kids too.
If you have a garden, fresh picked flowers or produce make wonderful gifts too! Have artistic talents? Leave behind sketches or pictures others will enjoy.
If you have more money to spend, gift cards and cash are easy items to leave in any of the places listed above.
I hope you’ve found some inspiration above that will make it easier (and more fun) for you to spread joy and kindness to others. If you have additional suggestions, I’d love for you to share them in the comments!