It's that time of year again, where chocolate bunnies and hot cross buns become a staple part of your daily diet. What's more is it's a time for giving, and lots of people like sending gifts (mainly eggs!) to their family and friends over the Easter break. Not everyone can see their family in person at the holidays, so sending them a parcel full of their favourite treats is a nice way to send your greetings.Whether you're sending a gift in time for Easter, posting out something you've sold online or have urgent items which need to arrive before the 4-day break, here's all you need to know to send a parcel.Don't forget to book your parcel delivery in advanceTo make sure your parcel arrives in time, it's worth having a look at the courier service last posting dates for this year's Easter break. With the bank holiday beginning on Friday 25 th March and most courier services not delivering on this day, to get your parcel there for Thursday 24th you'll need to book your delivery by Tuesday 22 nd March at the very latest to have it collected or dropped off by Wednesday 23 rd .Whether you're posting Easter eggs to Exeter or Edinburgh, book your delivery online as soon as possible.Couriers for last-minute Easter parcelsBoth Parcelforce and UPS offer next day delivery services which are your best option for any last-minute deliveries. Both come with the option to drop your parcel off at a local collection point, or have it collected by the courier driver.If you've booked a drop off service, we'd advise you drop it off as early as possible in the morning, and for collection services, remember that you'll need to be in at the address on the collection day.Compare parcel delivery prices now for Easter 2016.