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Make Sending Gifts Abroad Easy With These Helpful Tips

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Most of the world is currently in a state where visiting your friends and family members is a no-go. With the pandemic causing so much havoc and pain across the world, it’s a good time to focus on the small things in life to give each other a little boost. Whether it’s to help you connect with your partner who’s in another country right now or just to show your friends that you’re thinking of them, sending gifts can be a great way to start a conversation and show your love.

However, sending gifts abroad can be a little frustrating. Even sending gifts across the country can be tricky at times. So here are a couple of tips to help you out.

Make sure you package your gift properly

Protecting your gifts is easy as long as you have the right packaging materials. We always suggest multiple layers to ensure that you can protect the gift itself but also any gift wrapping that you’ve put around it. Since most of us like to send our gifts in a wrapped box, we suggest putting the entire gift box into a larger box that is filled with some kind of packaging material. This doesn’t need to be fancy foam or those small bags of air. In fact, it could just be a shield made with scrap paper.

Always mark the contents inside

If you’re sending an expensive gift then it’s vital that you do your customs forms properly. This ensures that you can get compensation should your package go missing in transit. Many people mark their gifts cheaper so that they pay less on customs fees and delivery costs, but if it’s a pricey gift then we suggest against this in the event it does get lost. This won’t happen very often, but if it does, you’ll be glad you listed the value of your items.

Consider just sending the gift directly to your recipient

If you feel that packaging a gift and doing all of the sending is a bit too much work, then you always have the option of just sending a gift directly to your recipient. For example, you could try sending flowers to your recipient. It might seem strange to send flowers, but they can actually be preserved to last a long time and retain their scent and vibrant colors. You can also send a fresh bouquet of flowers together with some chocolates or some unique accessories. Using these services is far less stressful and means you don’t need to put too much effort or time into it yourself.

Don’t get caught up with arrival times

We know that you’d probably prefer to have your gift arrive on the exact date of an occasion, but this isn’t really possible when sending gifts abroad unless you use a courier service and pay extra. As such, we recommend that you don’t get too frustrated if a gift doesn’t arrive on time. It’s best to have it arrive early so that your recipient can open it when the time comes.

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