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Father’s Day Parcel Sending Tips

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Father’s Day 2017 falls on Sunday 18th June and for anyone who can’t be there to celebrate with Dad in person,
 you can always show your love by sending a little something instead.
 We’ve put together a few tips to help you pick that perfect gift and find the best way to send it to your dad.

Choose your gift wisely

Some items are easier to send in the post than others, and then there are items which you can’t send in
 the post or by courier at all, so choose your gift wisely.

We’ve put together a full list of prohibited and restricted items which you aren’t allowed to send by courier
but as a general guide it’s best to avoid the following:

  • Liquids - including alcohol and aftershaves
  • Fragile items or anything made of glass
  • Sharp instruments, such as kitchen knives

If you really had your heart set on sending a gift which is on the prohibited list,
then we’d advise you order it from an online retailer and have it shipped directly to you dad.
Here are some gifts ideas which are easy to send and package:

  • Clothes
  • Books
  • DVDs and CDs

Take a look at our posting guides for more inspiration and advice on how to send some unusual items including bikes and guitars.

Keep the outside of your parcel plain and go all out with internal packaging

When parcels are sent by courier, they get sorted by machine, often travelling across conveyor belts
in different directions (take a look at this video of the Hermes sorting centre). So it’s best to keep your
outer packaging plain and simple (we recommend using a new, strong, cardboard box) and to save any
decoration, like bows, ribbons and personalised gift tags for the inside of your parcel.

Book your delivery in advance to save money

Save money and find a cheaper delivery service by booking your courier delivery as early as possible. For those who have left it last minute though, next day delivery services start from £9.99+VAT.

You can also save money and time by choosing a drop off service instead of booking the courier to collect the parcel.