Shipping a care package to friend or sibling overseas

Do you have a brother, sister or friend living abroad and want to send them something special, to let them know you miss them? Why not surprise them by preparing a sibling care package, or ship a care package to sibling by courier with the help of Eurosender! At Eurosender, we are experts in parcel delivery to almost any destination worldwide, and offer the lowest prices for shipping, carried out by the most well-known names in logistics. Learn how to prepare a sibling care package, and book the best international courier services to deliver a care package to a sibling in a few simple steps.

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What to consider before booking delivery for care packages to siblings

Sending a sibling care package requires a little preparation beforehand. Here are some things to consider when shipping a care package to a friend overseas:
Packing
Before collection, you need to prepare your sibling care package properly. The last thing you want when shipping care packages to friends overseas is for it to arrive damaged. Before shipping, see our packing guidelines for many different items.
Prohibited and restricted items
You don’t want legal issues or failed deliveries when shipping a care package to a sibling by courier, so make sure your sibling care package does not contain any prohibited or restricted items.
Insurance
All standard shipments booked through Eurosender have basic insurance included in the price. Additional insurance is available to purchase at discounted prices.

Common delivery issues and how to avoid them

When shipping a care package to a sibling by courier, you want to make sure it arrives safely to its destination, with no hassles. Here are some easily avoidable issues with courier deliveries and how you can avoid them when preparing a sibling care package:
No access
Some addresses, i.e. University campus, apartment buildings etc., require additional information such as access codes or intercom instructions to gain entry. Always provide all relevant information, including names of consignees, entrances etc. to ensure your sibling care package delivery can happen.
Remote areas
If your brother or sister live 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.
Damaged content
You don’t want your sibling’s care package to arrive damaged, so make sure you pack your parcel well and instruct the receiver to check the package carefully upon delivery.
Wrong details
Providing the correct address when shipping a care package to a sibling by courier might seem straight-forward, but it is the most common reason for failed deliveries and returned packages. To avoid confusion, follow our example below, and be sure to provide a local telephone number for the local courier to contact in case they decide to call, regarding your package.

Providing a correct address to ship a care package to a sibling by courier

  1. Country
    Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
    Ex.: Peru
  2. Name & Surname
    Add the full name of the consignee.
    Ex.: Antoine Mark
  3. Address
    Fill out the sender’s/receiver’s address.
    Ex.: Cercado de Lima 15088
  4. Additional info – Optional
    Here you can write additional info regarding the address. Keep in mind that this section is optional and is not always checked by the courier.
  5. Zip code
    Add the zip code.
    Ex.: 15088
  6. Town/city
    Add the full name of the town or city.
    Ex.: Lima
  7. Phone number
    Add the phone number of the army base if known, change the area code if needed.
    Ex.: +51 1 2080950

The best ideas for preparing a sibling care package

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

Care packages for sisters

Clothing and accessories
When summer is over, your sister might like a new scarf or mittens for winter. Or perhaps you want to return a sweater you borrowed?
Cosmetics and perfume
Why not send your sister a new lipstick, or her favourite fragrance to show her you’re thinking of her. Just make sure these are permitted to ship beforehand.

Care packages for brothers

Sports equipment
Is your brother a sports fan? Send him a new football, tennis racket or any other sports items to use in his spare time.
Books and video games
Perhaps your brother prefers being indoors, so send him his favourite book or video game to help him pass the time.

Care packages for friends

Favourite snacks and homemade treats
Nothing is better than receiving tasty snacks from home. When you decide to ship food in a care package to a friend overseas, just make sure these are permitted by couriers and customs first.
Household items
Is your friend missing their favourite blanket, or a decorative lamp at their new home abroad? Big or small, Eurosender can help you to send household items to your friend overseas.

What to avoid when shipping a care package to a friend overseas

Before deciding what to pack in a sibling care package, there are a few items which are considered prohibited or restricted by couriers. Before booking delivery for a care package to a sibling, be sure to check our page on prohibited and restricted items carefully.
If you are still unsure if a courier can deliver a care package to a sibling, or want to discuss other shipping requirements, reach out to our experts, who can provide assistance when you need it.

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