No matter how beautiful and wonderful, Christmas can easily become a very stressful and busy time of year, especially with little ones to think about. The pressure of making sure that your festive gifts reach your loved ones before the big day, especially if they don’t live in the same area as you, is a worry that most of us experience every year. Fear not, there are solutions to these problems.
If you are planning on posting your Christmas presents, it is best to buy them and send them as early as possible, even if the recipient is slightly tempted to take a sneak peek at what you’ve bought them! If, like a lot of us, last minute shopping is inevitable, make sure to check the last delivery dates to avoid disappointment.
When buying with sending in mind, it is also worth checking this list of restricted and prohibited items that are not permitted with many popular UK couriers before purchasing your gifts. Packaging your gifts correctly is also important to help protect them from both damage and theft. Wrapping your presents in wonderful and colourful Christmas wrapping is all part of the festive fun. However, if wanting to do to this, you must then package them again into a stronger and more durable packaging box that is suitable for transportation. This also means that the content of your parcel remains unknown – it’s all about the surprise!
Using a courier can sometimes be the most cost effective and quickest option when it comes to delivering your Christmas presents. The courier comparison site My Parcel Delivery allows you to find the cheapest courier services that are available, helping you to save time and money during the festive season. If you’re sending more than one present, get them all sent in one go with a few simple clicks! You can also say goodbye to waiting in the dreaded queues at the Post Office and simply drop your parcels off at a designated pick-up point if using a courier such as UPS. Better still, you can have your parcels collected from your very own front door by using an express service from Parcelforce.
The basic compensation cover that couriers offer is great for small and basic items but for parcels of a higher value, it may be worth paying for additional compensation cover. That way, you can make sure that your Christmas gifts are fully protected in the unlikely event that they are damaged or lost.
Hopefully, these tips will be useful to you and will help to take away some of the seasonal stress. No matter how hectic the festivities may become, make sure to enjoy the holidays. Happy Christmas shopping!
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