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December 12, 2017

3 Steps to Pack and Send Christmas Presents Abroad

Christmas presents to send abroad

Do you have Christmas presents to send abroad? Not sure of the best way to send them? Fortunately, Fox’s Pacier Sprints, the best courier services Glasgow has on offer, have the tips for you. Pack and send Christmas presents abroad with these 3 easy steps.

Step One: Familiarise Yourself with Restricted Items

When it comes to sending anything abroad, including Christmas gifts, it is important that you familiarise your self with any rules and restrictions before choosing your Christmas presents to send abroad.

Food is often one of the most popular items people wish to send abroad to loved ones, giving them a ‘taste of home’. However, when it comes to sending foodstuffs, there are a number of restrictions in place in the majority of countries around the world. The general rule of thumb when it comes to sending food abroad is, don’t send anything perishable. In other words, if the item can go off during transit, or is not in a jar, tin or dried, you should not send it. Just some of the other things to remember include:

  • Keep food in the original manufacturer’s packaging.
  • All packaging should be sealed, with should not be tampered with in any way.
  • All ingredients must be listed on the label.
  • Food should have a shelf life of longer than 6 months from the date of shipment. Food with a date shorter than 6 months may be considered perishable, making it unsuitable for delivery abroad.

While these are some of the general, basic rules, you should also check the laws and restrictions set out by the specific country you are sending the food to, ensuring that you are following all the relevant laws. You should be able to find this information on the customs website of the particular country. Here are some useful websites:

As well as food, some other restrictions often include:

  • Perfume
  • Lighters
  • Photography supplies
  • Lithium batteries

It always important to check the customs restrictions of the country before you pick your Christmas presents to send abroad.

Christmas presents to send abroad

Step Two: Pack Items Securely

Once you have checked that it is safe and legal to send the gifts to the country, it is important that you pack the items securely. As your item has a long distance to travel, it is vital that you securely package the items using:

  • A strong and sturdy new cardboard box
  • Strong packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing peanuts
  • Other protective materials where required

Using the right materials will ensure that your Christmas gifts reach their final destination in the same condition you sent them. Check out some of our packing guides for more advice:

Step Three: Sending Your Presents

Now that all your goods are safely and securely packaged, it is time to ship and deliver your wonderful Christmas gifts. Fox’s Pacier Sprints can help you with your Christmas presents to send abroad, delivering them in mint condition! Whether you are sending one gift to America, or gifts for a whole family in Australia, Fox’s Pacier Sprints can help you.

Christmas Presents to Send Abroad

Ready to send your Christmas presents? Send your presents across the globe with Fox’s Pacier Sprints.

Jamie Fox has been working in the courier's industry for many years and passes the knowledge he has learned throughout the years onto his reliable staff to promote his business. Jamie has a great attitude towards the company that he has built and looks to improve each year.