Ship a Care Package to a Brother or Sister | Ideas and Tips

Shipping a care package to a friend or sibling abroad

Send a care package to a friend or sibling living overseas. Eurosender makes international door-to-door shipping easy by offering you access to the best courier services out there on one single platform. Get ideas for what you can send in a care package for your sibling and book our low-cost care package delivery anywhere in the world.


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What to consider before booking care package delivery to siblings

Shipping a sibling care package by courier requires a little preparation beforehand. Here are some things to consider when shipping a care package to a friend overseas:

Care package delivery to siblings in rural or remote locations
  • If your brother or sister lives in a rural or remote area, this may cause longer transit times and delays.
  • When shipping care packages to a brother or sister abroad, make sure you check the estimated delivery times carefully.
Pack the care package properly before shipping to your friend
  • The parcel will be scanned and processed at several courier depots. Use a sturdy cardboard box and enough internal cushioning materials to minimise the risk of loss or damage.
  • Check our general packing guidelines on how to pack the various items.
Provide accurate shipping information for the care package
  • Provide complete address details when shipping care packages to friends and siblings overseas.
  • If you are shipping a care package to a sibling at a university residence or large apartment complex, remember to include the correct room and building number.
Make sure the address is accessible to the courier driver
  • Some addresses such as a university campus or apartment complex may have car park barriers or require an access code.
  • Check with the recipient if the courier driver will need additional information to enter the premises.


Sending a care package to a brother or sister abroad

If you are sending a care package to a friend or sibling, Eurosender recommends:
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What do people send in a care package to a friend or a sibling?

Here are some of the most popular items people send in care packages to brothers or sisters abroad:


What you cannot ship in a sibling care package by courier

It is important to choose carefully what to ship in a care package to your brother or sister abroad. You should always check if there are any regulations for the goods you are sending. Couriers ban certain items. These include:

Illegal drugs or medication
Alcohol and cigarettes
Items which could damage easily or cause damage to other parcels
For detailed guidelines about restricted or forbidden items and more advice on how to send care packages to your friends or siblings overseas, contact our logistics experts via chat or email.


Benefits of shipping a sibling care package by courier with Eurosender

When shipping a care package to your brother or sister abroad with us, we will provide you with:

Insurance included in the price

Instant quotes with no hidden fees

Assistance from logistics experts

24/7 shipment tracking online


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FAQ – Shipping care packages to siblings overseas by courier

How can I send a care package to a friend or sibling in another country?
Think about what items you would send in the care package to your sibling. Get good-quality packaging materials and follow our guidelines on packing various items for shipping. You can find cardboard boxes and other useful packaging materials for your sibling care package in most stationery or hardware stores. When placing your order on our booking tool, provide complete address details for pick-up and delivery. Make sure that someone will be available at the pick-up address to hand over the package to the courier. Inform your recipient the estimated delivery time so that they do not miss the delivery.
How much would it cost to ship a care package to my brother or sister abroad?
The price for sending a care package to your brother or sister depends on the distance between the pick-up and delivery destinations, the weight and size of the shipment as well as the urgency and type of transport service selected. You can get an instant quote in the booking tool below or contact us via chat or email if you are unsure which service you need for shipping a care package to your siblings overseas.
How long does it take when sending care packages to a boyfriend or girlfriend?
The delivery time when sending a care package to a boyfriend or girlfriend abroad depends on the pick-up and destination country as well as the selected service. The fastest way to have your parcel delivered is through our Express Service. The estimated delivery time for global routes is 24-72 hours.
Bear in mind that delivery times may increase in the run-up to the Christmas season or Valentine's Day. Check our handy courier holiday calendar and make sure you book early so that the parcel arrives on time.
If I ship a care package to my sibling via courier, will it be insured?
Eurosender services include basic shipping insurance for most international and domestic shipments booked through our platform. You can purchase additional insurance at low rates during the booking process to get extra protection for your care package. We recommend you keep the invoice of the items you are shipping to serve as a proof of value. Bear in mind that prohibited items are not covered by any insurance. If you ship such items in sibling care packages by courier locally or overseas, you will not be able to claim compensation in the unlikely event of loss or damage.