Make your home extra-inviting with a beautifully crafted mailbox that shows off your signature style.
Sure, a mailbox is a necessity for receiving lovely letters and little surprise packages, but it’s also often the first thing visitors see as they approach your home. To make a good impression, we love the idea of not only choosing one that complements your outdoor decor, but that simultaneously serves as a cheerful “hello.”
Whether you’re looking for a wall-mounted mailbox to hang by the front door or a standard mailbox with a post to set up curbside, the small shops on Etsy offer an abundance of expertly handcrafted options in a wide variety of styles, spanning rustic and traditional wooden mailboxes to sleek, modern metal letter drops. The best part? Etsy’s skillful mailbox makers aren’t afraid to get creative, either, and have fashioned some of the most unique mailboxes on the market. From multi-purpose designs that double as planters to hand-painted posts disguised as animals, these mailboxes are great for showing off your personality, and are sure to make getting the mail even more of a daily delight.
See our picks for the best unique mailboxes
So, ready to cultivate some serious curb appeal? Read on to discover a mix of unique mailbox ideas to complete your picture-perfect abode.
Best unique mailboxes
Become the talk of the town (in the best way possible) by adding one of these unique mailboxes out front.
1. Mailbox planter
A mailbox and planter all in one? Yes, please! This wooden mailbox is shaped like a cute cottage, complete with house number and arched front door, and even has room for growing gorgeous blooms on top. It’s available in several colorways, and happy shoppers call it a “beautiful, well made mailbox planter,” and “an eye catcher” that’s “sturdy” and “the coolest mailbox around.”
2. Handcrafted wooden mailbox
For those who can’t resist a DIY project, this handcrafted wooden mailbox is a blank canvas ready for you to embellish with your personal touch. Whether you choose to paint, stain, or leave as-is for a natural rustic aesthetic, this unique mailbox has pressure treated bevel sides for enhanced durability, meaning it’s one item that you (and your neighbors) will get to enjoy for years to come.
3. Vibrant floral mailbox
The vibrant wildflower design on this cheery metal mailbox was inspired by the flora of Ohio, but the artist will also happily recreate any beautiful bouquet you like on the side, whether that’s your own state’s flowers or just a few of your favorite blossoms. Each mailbox is carefully and lovingly hand-painted, so you’ll have a one-of-a-kind work of art that’s unique to you. Crafted from a durable galvanized metal and embellished with acrylic paint, each mailbox is then coated with a UV resistant sealer to keep it safe against the elements.
4. Classic car mailbox
Sure to make anyone who comes across it smile (and maybe even honk and wave!), this super-cool wooden classic car mailbox is perfect for any old-school automobile enthusiast. One happy buyer exclaimed, “I am speechless. This will make the perfect addition to our auto auction,” while another wrote, “Awesome work! The craftsmanship is exquisite.”
5. Camper van mailbox
This absolutely adorable mini camper mailbox is a genius pick for any family who likes to hit the open road in search of adventure. These unique mailboxes are just one of the creative styles offered by this seller, who can custom-craft any type of vehicle you like, from fire trucks to police vehicles to army tanks! Simply add your house number and you’re ready to roll.
Best modern mailboxes
If you love a clean, minimal aesthetic, you’ll be just as obsessed with these polished modern mailboxes as we are.
6. Modern black metal mailbox
This ultra-sleek black metal mailbox is made from a durable and corrosion-resistant galvannealed steel and has ample space for both letters and small packages. Boasting a smooth, matte black powder-coated finish that’s both sophisticated and timeless, the design can also be customized to feature your favorite bold or understated colors on the front address plaque, backplate, and flag. “Beautiful design, excellent workmanship, and reasonable price,” reads one customer review, while another buyer raved, “This is truly a piece of art. We love it.”
7. Wall-mounted mailbox for front door
With its simple yet extremely elegant design, this wall-mounted mahogany wood and metal mailbox is giving us turn-key townhouse vibes. The metal cover comes in either stainless steel, bronze, black, or red, and you can even add an engraving of your choosing. “Great quality, easy to install, and looks awesome,” wrote one reviewer, while another shared that “the craftsmanship on this custom mailbox is top notch and we’re very much enjoying it.”
8. Mid-century modern mailbox
The eye-catching door of this practical, industrial-style wall-mounted locking mailbox comes in 12 customizable colors, including bold and beautiful options like firecracker red, neon pink, and lime green, but is also available in softer shades like designer gray and Arctic white. Your house number can be added in a choice of two fonts, and one thrilled shopper wrote, “Our new mailbox is beautiful; we love the mid-century styling, and it functions really smoothly.”
9. Handmade modern mailbox with post
Designed and handcrafted to articulate a high-end aesthetic, this stunning and stylish mailbox comes attached to a luxe, ladder-like post. Available in several colorways, the mailbox is made from galvanized metal for superior weather protection, and even has a solar light. “The mailbox looks fresh and unique,” wrote a customer, and another enthused, “Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Beyond my wildest expectations. All of my neighbors will be jealous!”
10. Minimalist metal mailbox
This classic mailbox is made from raw hot-rolled steel that is designed to develop a handsome rust patina over time. It’s available in locking or non-locking versions, and, as an extra convenience, you can also purchase the mailbox post from the same shop. “Our mailbox is up and it is absolutely beautiful,” reads a buyer review. “I’m excited for the patina to start, but love it just like it is, too. Excellent customer service too!”
Best country mailbox ideas
Dial up the rustic vibes with these more traditional, country-style mailbox ideas.