Choosing The Best Mid Century Mailbox In 2022

Walking the aisles of The Container Store makes my organization-loving heart pitter-patter, but many times I leave empty-handed, feeling lost and overwhelmed with options.

Luckily, there are a ton of boxes made specifically to protect your goods.

With so many wonderful baskets and bins available, it’s hard to choose the right mid century mailbox one for the job.

We chose 10 of the most promising box options available today for side-by-side testing to find the very best.

List of 10 Best mid century mailbox : Tried and Tested

1. modbox USA Mid-Century Modern Curbside Mailbox (Yellow/White)

Features :

  • CURBSIDE DESIGN: This mid-century modern mailbox design was inspired by those produced in the 1950s and 1960s. Two-tone color brings out the design’s clean lines. Colors are original Eichler Exterior Accent Colors. We also offer a ONE COLOR curbside mailbox.
  • MATERIAL: 20 gauge galvannealed steel, same as the 50s-70s [75%+ thicker than most mailboxes made today]
  • POWDER COATED FINISH: powder coated inside and out with baked finish.
  • *** POST SOLD SEPARATELY *** See our listing for matching angled or vertical post.
  • DIMENSIONS: 7” wide x 7.75” high x 21.25” long | Anodized aluminum flag cap & door pull
  • DESIGN HISTORY: This mid-century modern curbside mailbox design was inspired by those produced in the 1950s and 1960s. Two-tone color brings out the design’s clean lines. Colors are original Eichler Exterior Accent Colors. Now you can have a mailbox that looks great with your mid-century, modern, and/or contemporary home. The perfect blast from the past for your Atomic Ranch! Crafted in America.

Additional Info :

Color Sunflower-white

2. Contemporary Post Mount Mailbox/Aluminum Brush Silver Body and Aluminum Wood Walnut Numbers, Custom Mailbox, Mailnest, PostBox, Type 4

Features :

  • Interior Dimensions ↔ 20.7” (53 cm) length ↕ 8.6” (22 cm) height, 7.6″ (19cm) width; Exterior Dimensions ↔ 23” (58 cm) length ↕10.5” (28 cm) height, 8.6″ (22cm) width
  • All materials are durable for any outside weather conditions
  • You can choose any color combination from my color chart to make it more unique. You can change the colors for Body – Door – Numbers – Knob – Flag
  • Contemporary Design

Additional Info :

Color Color as the main photo or as your color customization.
Item Dimensions
Height 10.5
Width 8.6
Length 23

3. modbox USA Mid Century Wall Mounted Mailbox Custom Color Combo with Letter Tray Option

Features :

  • NEW ANGLED WALL MOUNTED Design gives a mid century vibe to our modern wall mounted mailbox.
  • CUSTOM COLORS choose any color combination of angled housing (shell), letter box (door), handle, and letter tray can be ordered! Our bottom letter tray adds more capacity, room for catalogs and magazines, and makes outgoing mail visible. Rather have a locking mailbox?? SEE OUR LISTING for our NEW LOCKING Wall Mounted Mailbox Custom Color Combo with Letter Tray Option … with the same clean lines but with an upright housing (shell).
  • MADE IN THE USA The modbox is crafted in America, the way it used to be.
  • DURABLE POWDER COATED FINISH on heavy (20 gauge) galvannealed steel. [75%+ thicker than most mailboxes].
  • DIMENSIONS 15″ long x 6″ high x 5″ deep. If you add the optional letter tray, the height is 8.75″.
  • MOUNTING: Distance between holes for installation are: 9″ between the top screw holes and 3.75″ between top and bottom screw holes
  • DESIGN HISTORY Our new wall mounted design features an ANGLED housing (shell) for a true mid century vibe and reflects the lines and colors of our curbside mailbox. The dimensions are reminiscent of mailboxes produced in the 50s and 60s when the ranch-style house, with a long low profile, was popular with the booming post-war middle class. The modbox is crafted in America, the way it used to be. Patent No. US D771,347 & D802,879
  • SHIPPING: Our modbox ships SAME DAY if you order by 1 PM EST. You won’t have to wait! All colors are in stock and ready to ship!

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Weight 8.2

4. Mail Boss Curbside, Wood Grain 7510 Mail Manager Locking Security Mailbox

Features :

  • USPS-approved full-service residential locking mailbox prevents mail-identity theft
  • 14- and 16-gauge electro galvanized welded steel construction defends against vandalism, with an elegant wood-grain finish on the front face
  • Innovative baffle door accepts small packages and deters fishing, and patented anti-pry latch locking mechanism prevents leveraged entry
  • Includes concealed outgoing mail clip, 12-disc wafer lock, 3 keys and all necessary installation hardware
  • Dimensions: 21″ D x 11. 25″ H x 10. 75″ W

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 11.2
Width 10.8
Length 21
Weight 25

5. Vsons Modern Design Mailbox, Black Powder Coated, Post-Mount Mailbox Vsons Design Anthony B

Features :

  • Black powder coated heavy gauge aluminum, it will never rust
  • With Vsons design’s modern and sleek mailboxes, you’ll never look at the mail the same way again.
  • Our Anthony B post-mounted mailbox is the perfect mailbox that can house small-sized packages. Size: 21″ L x 8.5″ w x 8.25″ h
  • See other Vsons design listing for stainless steel post or bracket for wooden post
  • Post not included

Additional Info :

Color Black Powder Coated
Item Dimensions
Height 7
Width 3.8
Length 14.6
Weight 18

6. Modern Mailbox | Post Mounted Mailbox (Black Without Post)

Features :

  • HANDMADE IN THE USA out of durable, weather-resistant aluminum and finished with industrial grade powder coating.
  • Easy installation with four mounting holes on bottom of mailbox to attached to durable, weather-resistant aluminum post. Stainless Steel hardware is included with purchase.
  • 16” long x 8.5” tall x 10” wide to provide plenty of space for letters, large envelopes, magazines and small packages.
  • Modern Mailbox inspired by Mid-Century Modern design

Additional Info :

Color Black Without Post
Item Dimensions
Height 8
Width 10
Length 16
Weight 7

7. modbox USA Modern Wall Mounted Mailbox Custom Color Combo with Letter Tray Option

Features :

  • VERTICAL WALL MOUNTED Design is reminiscent of mailboxes from the 1950s and 60s, our take on the mid century modern style.
  • CUSTOM COLORS choose any color combination of housing (shell), letter box (door), handle, and letter tray can be ordered! Our bottom letter tray adds more capacity, room for catalogs and magazines, and makes outgoing mail visible. SEE OUR NEW LISTING for Mid Century Modern Angled Wall Mounted Mailbox Custom Color Combo with Letter Tray Option … for a more mid century vibe with an angled housing (shell).
  • MADE IN THE USA The modbox is crafted in America, the way it used to be.
  • DURABLE POWDER COATED FINISH on heavy (20 gauge) galvannealed steel. [75%+ thicker than most mailboxes].
  • DIMENSIONS 15″ long x 6″ high x 4.5″ deep. If you add the optional letter tray, the height is 8.75″.
  • MOUNTING: Distance between holes for installation are: 9″ between the top screw holes and 3.75″ between top and bottom screw holes
  • DESIGN HISTORY This modern wall mounted design features a VERTICAL housing (shell) and reflects the lines and colors of our curbside mailbox. The dimensions are reminiscent of mailboxes produced in the 50s and 60s when the ranch-style house, with a long low profile, was popular with the booming post-war middle class. The modbox is crafted in America, the way it used to be. Patent No. US D771,347 & D802,879
  • SHIPPING: Our modbox ships SAME DAY if you order by 1 PM EST. You won’t have to wait! All colors are in stock and ready to ship!

8. Modern Mailbox | Mid Century Modern Mailbox | Modern Wall Mounted Mailbox | Two Tone (Black/White)

Features :

  • 14.25″ Wide x 6″ Tall x 4″ Deep
  • Handmade in the USA
  • Durable Aluminum Construction

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 6
Width 4
Length 14.25
Weight 5.1

9. modbox USA Modern Mailbox Post (Black)

Features :

  • MAILBOX POST: This modern curbside mailbox post design was inspired by the stand specially chosen for the Sears 1961 “Diamond Jubilee – Sears 75 Years” catalog! The 65 degree angle accentuates the lines of the modbox mailbox. Now you can have a post that looks great with your mid-century, modern, and/or contemporary mailbox and home.
  • MATERIAL: 1-1/4″ square steel tubing with .125″ wall. Crafted in the USA.
  • POWDER COATED FINISH: two step process with rust resisting marine grade primer baked on prior to final coat and bake.
  • DIMENSIONS: Post is 56.5″ long. Weighs 11 lbs.
  • MOUNTING: .125″ thick steel mounting plate measures 3.5″ x 7.5″. Holes align with mailbox, clean lines | no side holes]. Detailed installation instructions are included and availble to print below in TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.

Additional Info :

Color Angled | Black
Item Dimensions
Height 50
Width 100
Length 100
Weight 2.20462262

10. Spira Stainless Steel Mailbox SPA-M001SS – 10″W x 18-1/4″D x 17-1/2″H, Stainless

Features :

  • Large Stainless Mailbox

Additional Info :

Color Stainless
Item Dimensions
Height 17.5
Width 10
Length 18.25

A gift basket is a common and easy option to give to a friend, client, host, or in-laws, but all too often, they’re filled with uninspiring, bland items.

We have something for everyone here, from comforting tea to coffee and cheese to specialized things—there’s a personalized mid century mailbox for everyone in your life. If you know your giftee’s general interests, you can find them an appropriate mid century mailbox.

Buying Guide to Choose the Best mid century mailbox

Shipping Process

mid century mailbox often takes more time to ship because many are assembled to order. Also, some gift baskets can only be shipped and delivered during the week due to the inclusion of perishables. Be sure to check processing and shipping times before ordering to ensure they’ll get there in time. If you’re ordering something that includes more delicate items, like cupcakes, you should be aware that they could get damaged (visually) in transport.

Variety

The mid century mailbox come in all shapes and sizes, but you’ll definitely want to read the “What’s Included” list carefully. Some gift baskets are super niche—all cheese or all nuts, for example—and others include a variety of items with a theme—like breakfast treats. Decide whether you’d rather gift someone larger quantities of a favorite food/drink or give them a wide selection to sample.

Value

The boxes tend to be expensive because they include many expertly curated items. If you’re on a budget, look for smaller gift baskets that curate a singular type of item—fruit or chocolate, perhaps. But, if you have a larger budget, you may be able to select a gift basket with a variety of items, including tea, cheese, and other specialty goods. Consider how much you would pay for the individual items in the basket and then factor in the convenience of a pre-packaged selection, the presentation, and the uniqueness of the items (maybe the basket includes specialty items you can’t find easily elsewhere).

Packability

Techgearlab started our packability testing by measuring the actual dimensions of every model. They evaluated the diversity of objects they could fit inside and considered the efficiency of their overall size vs. capacity. We jammed them to the brim and then tried to find specific objects buried within. We tested lids and latches, considering their effectiveness and ease of use. We also took into account the optional sizes and colors in which each bin can be purchased.

Versatility

To test each model’s versatility, we stacked them (if we could) in as many places as possible to see where they work best. We put them on garage shelves and closet tops, sliding them under beds and into cuboid living room shelves. And though the aesthetic appeal of anything is very subjective, we also evaluated their general look and where they’re best suited to “living.”

Portability

Testing this metric involved a lot of toting around full bins. We checked handles for placement, comfort, and security. We considered the box’s dimensions for easy carrying downstairs and through doorways. And we scrutinized how gracefully each could handle a load of seriously heavy books.

What Features Should You Look for in a mid century mailbox?

The selection of bins at The Bruins Blog offers convenient features that make storage and organization a breeze. Features include:

  • Latching functionality – Add an extra layer of security to contents stowed inside with a latching lid. Enjoy peace of mind that the contents of the mid century mailbox will not spill during transport.
  • Decorative embellishments – If your mid century mailbox is going to stay out in the open and be seen by employees or guests, look into the sleek and presentable designs, materials, and colors available at Staples.
  • Transparent walls – When you have many identical mid century mailbox in close proximity and need to see the contents inside, look for boxes with transparent walls. The clear plastic construction makes it easier to find supplies without removing everything first.
  • Collapsible construction – Collapsible boxes fold up for compact storage when not in use. When you have intermittent storage needs, these boxes can be easily hidden away without taking up much space at all.
  • Open-top design – When you require constant and quick access to the contents inside, look or open-top storage bins. These boxes have no lids, but what they sacrifice in security they make up in sheer convenience.
  • Locking mechanism – Some mid century mailbox contain locking mechanisms for secure storage of private or sensitive documents and materials.
  • Soft material – For storing kids’ toys or pet toys, storage boxes made from fabric and other soft materials have no hard or sharp edges.
  • Airtight lid – Airtight options are great for keeping contents from oxidizing, from old documents or belongings to perishables like snacks for the office.
  • Handles – Small and medium boxes that will be moved around often benefit from handles for easy transport.
  • Wheels – Some larger bins and totes feature smooth-rolling casters for easy mobility so you can rearrange the storage containers at will with no lifting necessary.
  • Stackable – Store multiple bins easily, neatly, and efficiently with boxes that feature flat bottoms or notches that fit into indents in sister storage bins.

MATCH THE mid century mailbox TO THE USE

Before you choose a mid century mailbox for storing or moving your belongings, you’ll want to consider these factors:

  • What will you be storing? Are the items fragile or easily broken? Will the contents easily absorb odors? How valuable are these items?
  • Where will you be storing this stuff? Will you be storing inside your home in a closet where your stuff will stay cool and dry or inside your garage or attic, where they might be exposed to high temps and humidity? Do you plan to use an indoor storage unit, which can offer good protection against the elements?
  • How long will you be storing? Will this be temporary storage that’s part of a move or remodeling project or long-term storage?
  • How often will you need access? Will you be using these items occasionally, so you’d want easier access than something used just once a year or less?

Once you’re clear about these factors, you’re ready to consider the different types of storage boxes. While these range in price and quality, it’s important to choose boxes or containers that are appropriate for specific use.

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