How to Ship Gifts Cheaply | Sending Presents Abroad

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’s best parcel services for companies willing to send abroad big quantities of presents to their customers or partners!

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Deliver your presents by post or by courier via Eurosender

At Eurosender, we offer various shipping solutions for door-to-door deliveries:
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*Please have in mind that some courier companies may not ship packages as gifts. 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 and ship the most common gifts for any special occasion. Check our handy packing guides before shipping your Christmas or Mother’s Day gifts.


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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 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.”


FAQs – Sending presents abroad by parcel service

Will all courier companies ship my products as gifts?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship presents 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. 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. When booking Express or Regular plus shipping services, please make sure not to include these 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.
What gifts cannot be sent by mail or courier, whether domestically or overseas?
Each transport company has its rules regarding 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. On the other hand, if the items that you want to send, belong to the restricted category but are not strictly prohibited by the selected courier company, they usually can be shipped, but the logistics provider will not be held responsible in the event of damage or loss of your parcel.
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. Book your shipment though our low-cost shipping platform here above and benefit from preferential rates for international shipment of standard, bulky or urgent packages.
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 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 shipping gifts with us, your parcel is covered by basic insurance. We never compromise when it comes to safety. 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. Eurosender offers handy selling and shipping guides for numerous e-commerce sites and online marketplaces. Furthermore, we have experience helping small businesses establishing their own logistics department. You can register for free and get more advantages to ship gifts and presents internationally as a business.
Will I have to pay taxes when sending gifts to the UK after Brexit?
Gifts whose 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. 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 or gadgets 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 of delivery when booking the service so you can organise your delivery better.

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