How to Ship Gifts Internationally | Sending Presents Abroad

How to send gifts by mail or courier domestically or overseas

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Are you an individual trying to send birthday presents or Christmas gifts to your loved ones abroad? With Eurosender, you can send gifts overseas or domestically by mail or courier at the lowest cost. If you are a store owner, trust us with your national and international gift shipments and focus on growing your business. Benefit from Eurosender best parcel services for individuals and companies interested in sending abroad any quantity of presents to their customers or partners!


How to ship gifts internationally with Eurosender

At Eurosender, we offer various shipping solutions for sending gifts and presents abroad:
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*Please bear in mind the courier might refuse gifts containing forbidden or restricted items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.

Top 10 gift ideas to send internationally for birthdays, Christmas, Easter or any other occasion

Learn how to pack your gifts for shipping safely. Follow our guides on how to send gifts overseas for any special occasion. Check our handy packing guides before shipping your Christmas or Mother’s Day gifts internationally:


How to ship urgent gifts internationally

Our Priority Express Service is ideal for sending presents abroad in a timely manner. We will arrange the pick-up and delivery on the earliest possible date so you can get your gifts shipped internationally to your loved ones in 24h in Europe, 24-48h worldwide.

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How to pack your gifts before sending them overseas by mail or courier?

  1. If possible, always keep your presents in their original packaging when sending them.
  2. Bubble wrap each item that you send.
  3. Place the bubble-wrapped gifts in a cardboard box.
  4. Fill all empty spaces in the box with plenty of cushioning materials (polystyrene chips, etc.).
  5. Close the box, seal it with adhesive tape, and stick a shipping label on it (if necessary).
  6. If you ship fragile items, you can add a sticker saying “Fragile” or “Handle with care.”


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FAQ on sending presents or gifts abroad by courier

What is the cheapest service for shipping gifts internationally by courier?
The most cost-effective solution for sending gifts by courier or mail, whether domestically or overseas, depends on the shipping distance and on the dimensions and weight of your package, as well as the urgency of your shipment. Our standard service is the best solution for sending gifts internationally. Book your low-cost shipment through our platform and benefit from preferential rates for standard or large parcel deliveries.
How can I send gifts in time for Mother’s or Father’s Day?
If you want to get your gift for Mother’s Day delivered on time, we recommend you check our handy courier holiday calendar and book your national or international gift shipments in advance. You can send creams and lotions for Mother’s Day or check some of the best online platforms to find handmade or artisanal items to gift on Father’s Day. Whatever you decide to ship, you can get the best Mother’s Day delivery services with Eurosender.
What are the best birthday and Christmas presents that you can send by courier?
Among birthday and Christmas gifts that are most frequently sent by our customers are customisable items, such as decorative accessories, homemade souvenirs like those that you can have shipped with Etsy and sweet treats. It is becoming more and more popular to send festive decorations by courier service. Shipping sports equipment as a birthday gift is also popular. With Eurosender, you can easily send any of these items to almost any destination in the world.
Will my presents delivered by post or courier via Eurosender be insured?
When sending gifts or presents abroad with us, your parcel is covered by basic insurance. The insurance value will vary depending on the service chosen. Additional insurance for parcels is also available at low rates. We strongly advise you to always keep the original invoice for your items since it serves as proof of value if needed.
What gifts cannot be sent by mail or courier, whether domestically or overseas?
Each transport company has its rules regarding restricted items that you will have to follow when shipping gifts internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship parcels as gifts, especially if they contain something from the list of prohibited and restricted items. It can be problematic to send perishable products, liquids, certain types or quantities of alcohol, and valuables between individuals, especially if the parcel is subject to international customs.
What can happen if I send prohibited or restricted items as presents by parcel service?
Some items cannot be sent abroad as gifts and the courier may refuse to pick up your parcel if they suspect that it contains forbidden items. It can also happen that your parcel is confiscated or stopped at customs, causing delays and unexpected surcharges. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments and services, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route before sending gifts internationally. When booking Express or Priority shipping services with us, please make sure not to include forbidden or restricted items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping gifts internationally to discuss your options further.
Will I have to pay taxes when sending gifts to the UK after Brexit?
When sending gifts to the UK after Brexit, the shipper will not have to pay taxes if the declared value does not exceed £135. Also, VAT will not apply to gifts valued under £39. Bear in mind that each parcel will pass through customs, so please make sure you do not send prohibited items. Additionally, please note not all couriers will ship parcels internationally as gifts. Read more about shipping after Brexit.
Can I send gifts overseas for a bridal shower?
If you have been invited to a bridal shower but cannot attend, you can send gifts overseas for the bridal shower via courier. To deliver gifts to the bridal shower simply plan your shipment in advance and make sure there will be someone at the delivery address. If you want to surprise the bride you can send presents for her bridal shower via courier to her parents, friends or Maid of Honour.
Will Eurosender deliver gifts for an engagement or hen party?
You can arrange to ship gifts internationally for stag or hen parties with Eurosender. Simply pack and prepare the parcels and be ready to hand them over to the courier driver. You will get an estimated delivery date for your national or international gift shipment when booking the service.