Shipping for Easter 2022 | International Parcel Deliveries

Send Easter gifts by post or courier – Good Friday parcel delivery

If you will not see your loved ones this Easter, surprise them by sending chocolate eggs and other gifts by courier! At Eurosender, we work with courier companies from around the world to make sure you get the perfect shipping service at the lowest cost. Check the holiday schedule to find out whether couriers will deliver parcels on Good Friday or Easter Monday in your destination country. Get a quote below to start organising the delivery of your Easter care package right away!


Courier services for sending your Easter gifts abroad

Organise international package shipping and delivery via courier in time for Easter. Choose the service that best suits your needs:
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Do couriers deliver parcels on Good Friday and Easter Monday?

Parcels are delivered on Good Friday and Easter Monday if they are business days in the destination country. You should check public holiday dates in your delivery country if you are unsure whether couriers will deliver your parcel on Good Friday or Easter Monday. In the UK, for example, Good Friday is a public holiday, whereas in the USA, it is only a non-working day in some states. Similarly, Easter Monday is not a public holiday in the USA or Scotland, although it is a day off in the rest of the UK.

Therefore, to find out if the couriers work and if your parcels will be delivered on Good Friday or Easter Monday, check the local calendar for your specific route beforehand. Bear in mind that Orthodox countries observe Easter on different dates.

Will the post deliver parcels on Good Friday or Easter Monday?

Postal services such as Royal Mail or USPS will operate as normal on business days in the locality. There will be no postal services on Good Friday or Easter Monday if they are public holidays. It is advisable to check if there will be any regional holidays in the part of the country where you plan to send your Easter parcel. To avoid any inconvenience, we recommend shipping your Easter presents 2-5 days in advance.


Are you running late? Book express shipping for your Easter gifts!

Do you need a fast solution for delivering your gifts and packages in time for Easter? With our Express Service, your Easter gifts are delivered in 24-72h internationally, with the possibility of scheduling a same-day collection depending on availability in your location.


Ideas for Easter gifts and baskets that can be shipped by courier

Many people enjoy the tradition of sending chocolate eggs during Easter time. But if you are looking for other ideas for what to send in your surprise Easter parcel, you can consider the following:

  • New clothes to wear on Easter Sunday – apparently it brings good luck!
  • Cosmetics and toiletries, which are useful anyway throught the year
  • Scented candles, for an extra nice touch
  • Personalised gifts for the house bought on Etsy or other online marketplaces such as eBay
  • Toys and games for the kids to have fun

If you are looking for some more inspiration, check our extended list of items you can pack and ship internationally.


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Check the Easter 2022 holiday dates in some European countries

If you are planning to send Easter gifts, eggs or baskets abroad by courier, book the service with enough time for your package to be delivered by Easter.

DateHolidayExamples of countries
15 April, FridayGood FridayAustria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK
17 April, SundayEasterMost European countries
18 April, MondayEaster MondayAustria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden
24 April, SundayOrthodox EasterBulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia
25 April, MondayOrthodox Easter MondayBulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia


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FAQ about package delivery on Good Friday and Easter Monday

How do I know if DPD, FedEx, Hermes or UPS will deliver over Easter?
You should check Easter holiday dates in the delivery country as well as the delivery schedules of individual couriers such as DPD, FedEx, Hermes and UPS. For example, UPS offers regular pick-up and delivery services on Good Friday in the USA, but the same does not apply in the UK. Each courier company has their schedule adapted to the country of operation.
Can I send chocolate Easter eggs through the post or via courier?
Since chocolate is a food item, it is usually included in the list of restricted or prohibited items of most courier companies. However, that does not stop thousands of people who still decide to send Easter eggs as a present by post or courier. Since insurance will not be applicable for this item, make sure to protect it in the best way possible to avoid any damage during transit. Check our dedicated page to learn how to pack chocolate for safe shipping. If you do not feel comfortable about sending Easter eggs by post or courier at your own risk, you can choose to send an Easter basket with gifts that can be shipped abroad. Simply make your own gift basket with some of his/her favourite items and book the delivery with us.
How do I send Easter eggs in the mail?
Easter eggs are quite delicate, so if you are sending them in the mail, make sure they are properly packed. Wrap the contents individually in packing paper. Choose an appropriately-sized cardboard box, place a pad at the bottom and insert the Easter eggs. Fill the empty spaces with cushioning materials for maximum protection. Close and seal the box with adhesive tape.
Can I send a parcel of Easter eggs to the USA?
In spite of the restrictions on shipping food, there can be some solutions for sending non-perishable foodstuffs such as Easter eggs as a personal gift between individuals to the USA, provided they are packed properly and the shipping documentation is filled out correctly. Businesses sending chocolate eggs to the USA must also file a prior notice with the FDA before shipping. Bear in mind that Kinder Surprise eggs are banned in the USA because the toys they contain are deemed a choking hazard. If you wish to send Easter eggs to the USA, we advise contacting our logistics experts in advance to discuss your options.
What is the cheapest way to send Easter eggs, baskets and other gifts abroad?
The most affordable service for sending Easter eggs, baskets or gifts abroad is the Standard Service. It is ideal for shipping boxes with an estimated delivery time of around 1 business day for national deliveries and 3-7 days for international routes within Europe. Place your order and schedule your Easter delivery right away through our booking tool!
Disclaimer: The information is the result of online research. For more information about the above-mentioned courier companies, we strongly recommend checking their official websites. Whenever you decide to ship goods by courier, make sure to consult the list of restricted and prohibited items.