Everything You Need to Know About Sending Care Packages Abroad

Got a friend or family member currently living abroad? Want to let them know you’re thinking of them with a special gift? Then look no further than a care package! Simply fill a parcel with comforting treats, and you’re guaranteed to brighten their day. But if you don’t feel 100% confident in sending one, don’t worry.

Our straightforward guide covers everything you need to know about shipping care packages abroad.

What can and can’t be sent overseas?

Before you start shopping, it’s important to note what you can and can’t send overseas. While the main prohibited items are fairly obvious (most courier services, for example, prohibit large electrical equipment from being sent overseas), some rules could affect what you’re able to send in your care package. The majority of deliverers, for example, refuse to deal with parcels containing cosmetics, for example, while others don’t allow confectionery to be sent overseas. It’s therefore important that you explore the different couriers available – as well as their terms and conditions – before selecting items for your care package. Speaking of which…

What should I include in my package?

What exactly should a care package consist of? Well, this typically depends on what the chosen gift recipient likes (and your courier’s rules on what can and can’t be sent). If they’re a big fan of music, why don’t you send them a collector’s edition CD or vinyl by their favourite band or musician? You could accompany it with a few posters or postcards that feature their beloved artists, too.

Alternatively, if they love reading, you could send them a literary care package, filled with articles and short guides on their favourite writers, as well as fun extras like keyrings and bookmarks. Whatever their passion, why not tailor their care package to it? You could even include a little thank you note in there, to show them how much they mean to you!

How long will it take to get there?

So, you’ve assembled your care package. Now it’s time to send it off. How long will this take, though? So long as you select the right courier, the answer is not long at all! Specialists like Parcel2Go can even have your item sent within 24 hours to almost anywhere overseas. Better still, with an expert service, you can send your care package with complete confidence by securing full parcel protection.

Now that you know the ins and outs, it’s time to send your bespoke gift abroad. As it’s been crafted with absolute care, your friend or relative is bound to fall in love with everything their package contains!

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