How to Ship Gifts Cheaply | Sending Presents Abroad

How to send gifts by mail or by courier domestically or overseas

Are you an individual trying to send birthday or Christmas gifts to your loved ones? With Eurosender you can send gifts overseas or domestically by mail or by courier at the lowest cost. If you are a store owner, trust us with your national and international gift deliveries 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!

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How to deliver your presents by post or by courier with Eurosender

At Eurosender, we offer various shipping solutions for door-to-door deliveries:
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*Please have 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 to ensure its safety. Follow our guides and send your gifts internationally for any special occasion. Check our handy packing guides before shipping your Christmas or Mother’s Day gifts.


Urgent international gift deliveries

Our 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 international gift delivery reaching your loved ones in 24h in Europe, 24-48h worldwide.


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 a generous amount 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 send fragile items, you can add a sticker saying “Fragile” or “Handle with care.”


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FAQs – Sending presents or gifts abroad by parcel service

What is the cheapest service for international gift delivery by courier?
The most cost-effective solution for sending gifts by courier or by mail, whether domestically or overseas, depends on the shipping distance and on the dimensions and weight of your package, as well as on the urgency or non-urgency of your shipment. Our standard service is the best solution for sending gifts internationally. Book your shipment through our low-cost shipping platform here above and benefit from preferential rates for international shipment of standard, bulky or urgent packages.
How can I send gifts on 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 make sure to book your national or international gift delivery with enough anticipation. You can send chocolates or live plants 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 parcel service?
Among birthday and Christmas gifts that are most frequently sent by our customers are customizable items, such as decorative accessories, homemade souvenirs like those that you can buy at Etsy, and sweet treats. It is becoming more and more popular to send festive decorations by parcel. As for a sports item (a tennis racket, a bicycle, etc.) or a musical instrument (a guitar, a drum kit, etc.) as a birthday gift, they are popular at all times. With Eurosender, you can easily send any of these items to almost any destination in the world.
Will my presents delivered by post or by 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 packages 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 packages 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 package is subject to customs control.
What can happen if I send prohibited or restricted items as presents by parcel service?
Some items cannot be sent as gifts and the courier may refuse to pick up your parcel. It is also possible that it is confiscated or stopped at customs, causing delays and unexpected charges. 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 Regular plus 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 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 doesn’t exceed £135 are not subject to customs duties. Also, VAT will not apply to gifts valued under £39. Have in mind that each package will pass through customs, so please make sure you are not sending prohibited items. Also, please note not all couriers will ship packages as gifts. You can read more about Brexit taxes on our dedicated page.
Can I send presents presents for a bridal shower?
If you have been invited to a bridal shower but cannot attend, you can send presents 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 a bachelorette or engagement party?
You can arrange a gift delivery for a bachelor or bachelorette party with us. Simply pack and prepare the packages and be ready to hand them to the courier driver. You will get an estimated date for your national or international gift delivery when booking the service so you can organise your delivery better.

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