How to Find Out Who Sent You an Amazon Package?

Have you ever come home and found an Amazon package waiting for you, but you didn’t remember ordering anything? It’s pretty surprising, right?

I’ve seen this happen a lot in my job with mail and packages. Sometimes it’s a gift from someone, and other times, it’s just a mix-up. I’m here to help you figure out who sent you this surprise package.

In this article, I’ll share some easy ways to find out who sent you an Amazon gift. We’ll go through some simple steps to solve this mystery. Whether it’s a surprise present or something you weren’t expecting at all, I’ll show you how to find out where it came from.


Let’s solve this together! I’ll guide you through the process, step by step. It’s not too hard, and sometimes it can be really fun, like being a detective. We’ll start with the basic stuff and then try a few other tricks if we need to. By the end, you’ll have a good idea of who sent that Amazon package your way. Let’s get started on this fun little adventure!

Understanding the Basics: The Unidentified Amazon Package

It could be a gift, a mistaken delivery, or maybe a family member who ordered something using your account unknowingly.

Step 1: Inspect the Package

  • Check for Gift Receipts: Amazon often includes gift receipts inside the box. These slips can contain a message from the sender and, in some cases, their name.
  • Examine the Shipping Label: Sometimes, there might be hints on the label itself, like a sender’s name or a different return address.

Step 2: Dive into Your Amazon Account

  • Review Your Orders: Log into your Amazon account and check your order history. Sometimes, others with access to your account might have placed an order.
  • Gift Orders: If the item shows up in your order history but you don’t recall ordering it, it could be a gift purchased by someone else from your wishlist or using your account.

Step 3: Contact Amazon Customer Service

  • Tracking Number Inquiry: Provide Amazon’s customer service with the tracking number. Due to privacy policies, they might not disclose the sender’s identity, but they can confirm if the package was indeed intended for you.
  • Confirming Address Details: They can verify if the delivery address matches your account, ruling out the possibility of a delivery error.

Step 4: Reflect on Recent Occasions or Celebrations

  • Special Dates: Think about any recent or upcoming special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Gifts often arrive around these times.
  • Participated Events: Recall if you’ve recently participated in any events, online or offline, where gift exchanges were part of the activity.

Step 5: Inquire Among Family and Friends

  • Direct Approach: Sometimes, simply asking your close ones if they sent you something can quickly solve the mystery.
  • Social Media Inquiry: A tactful post on social media asking if anyone sent you a gift can sometimes yield the sender.

Step 6: Contemplate the Possibility of a Mistake

  • Wrong Delivery: Packages can be misdelivered. If the package doesn’t resonate with you at all, it might be a delivery mistake.
  • Contacting the Seller: If there’s a seller’s information, reaching out to them can sometimes help clarify the situation.

Step 7: Advanced Tactics

  • Checking Gift Lists: If you have a public wishlist or registry, check if the item was purchased from there.
  • Investigate the Packaging: Occasionally, the packaging type can give clues about the sender or the occasion.

Step 8: Dealing with Recurring Instances

  • Regular Checks: If you often receive mystery packages, regularly checking your account and staying in touch with Amazon support can be useful.
  • Security Measures: Ensure that your account is secure and not being misused by someone else.

Step 9: Embracing the Mystery

  • Accepting the Surprise: Sometimes, the sender’s anonymity might be intentional. In such cases, accepting and appreciating the mystery can be a joyful experience.


Can Amazon Disclose an Anonymous Sender’s Identity?

The short answer is no, Amazon generally cannot disclose the identity of an anonymous sender due to privacy policies. When a sender chooses to send a gift anonymously, Amazon respects their choice and keeps their identity confidential. This policy is in place to protect the privacy of the person who purchased the item. However, if there’s a gift note included, the sender may choose to reveal their identity in that message.

Check Order History for Potential Package Sender

One way to potentially identify the sender of an Amazon package is by checking your order history. Here’s how:

  1. Log into Your Account: Access your Amazon account to view your order history.
  2. Review Past Orders: Look for any items that match the one you received. It could be possible that someone with access to your account (like a family member) made the purchase without your knowledge.
  3. Gift Orders: If the item appears in your history as a gift order, it might have been sent by someone who knows you have an Amazon wishlist or has access to your account.

This method won’t directly reveal the sender’s identity, but it can sometimes provide clues, especially if the item matches something on your wishlist or a recent search.

What to Do if an Amazon Package Arrives by Mistake?

If you receive an Amazon package that you didn’t order and it doesn’t seem to be a gift, it may have been delivered to you by mistake. Here’s what to do:

  1. Verify the Delivery Address: Check the shipping label to ensure the package is indeed addressed to you. Sometimes packages are misdelivered to nearby addresses.
  2. Check With Household Members: Confirm with anyone else in your household if they ordered something. They might have forgotten to mention it.
  3. Contact Amazon Customer Service: If the package is not intended for anyone in your household, contact Amazon. They can provide guidance on the next steps. Typically, they will instruct you to keep, donate, or dispose of the item, or they may arrange for a return pickup.
  4. Beware of “Brushing” Scams: Unexpected packages can sometimes be a sign of a ‘brushing’ scam, where sellers send unsolicited items to boost their sales and post fake reviews. In such cases, reporting the incident to Amazon is important.
  5. Security Check: It’s also a good idea to check your account for any unauthorized activity and ensure your account security is up to date.


Deciphering the sender of an Amazon package can be a mix of detective work and patience. While it’s not always guaranteed that you’ll find out who sent the package, following these steps increases your chances significantly. In my years in the courier industry, I’ve learned that such mysteries are part of the excitement and unpredictability of mail and package deliveries.

Whether it’s a thoughtful gift, a family surprise, or a simple mix-up, each unmarked package carries a story waiting to be uncovered. Remember, the key lies in being methodical, patient, and sometimes, just embracing the surprise!

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