Tips for Sending Gifts this Christmas

*Collaborative post*

Christmas is now just around the corner which means that now is the time to start planning for this special time of the year.

If you have loved ones that live overseas or you will not get a chance to see then you might want to think about posting their gifts – this may sound complicated and another thing to stress about but it can actually be straightforward and ensures that your loved ones know that you are thinking about them.

Allowing Enough Time

Christmas is, of course, incredibly busy in terms of deliveries so it is important that you allow for plenty of time for your parcel to arrive. Many reliable couriers may be able to offer next day delivery but it is better to be safe than sorry so get the gift sent off as soon as possible so that the recipient will have it on the big day.

Use a Special Service

Leading on from this, seeing as this is a special and potentially high-value parcel you will want to use a special service and arrange cover so that you can rest assured knowing that you are in good hands. Parcel delivery by an experienced and reputable courier should ensure that it arrives on time, in good condition and with no issues along the way.

Protecting the Parcel

It is also a good idea to make sure that your parcel is properly protected so that it arrives safely and in one piece. You need to find a suitable box for the item(s), to use a protective material to stop it from moving around (such as bubblewrap or scrunched up newspaper) and then another layer of protection. Having the present wrapped is also helpful and will add another layer of protection.

Guaranteed Signature on Arrival

If possible, you should opt for guaranteed signatures on arrival. Unfortunately, during this time of the year it is not uncommon for parcels to go missing when left unattended but by opting for guaranteed signature on arrival it ensures that it will be handed over to the recipient for safekeeping.

These are the main things to keep in mind when sending any presents to loved ones this year. It is nice to send gifts to people if you do not get the chance to see them but you must plan this carefully as it can be a particularly busy and stressful period for couriers so you will want to take steps to make sure that your parcel arrives safely and on time.

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