International couriers are not easy and if you wish to make one yourself, then they become all the more tedious. But, if you have decided on sending out one, then it obviously means that you care enough about this person to go through all of it and send a gift basket across the border.
It can be at times out of a formality you cannot skip, but otherwise, it is most often for someone who is very dear to you. And that obviously means you need to get it right.
Here is how you can send that wonderful and ideal gift basket internationally.
→ If you are ordering one from a store that offers international delivery services, then your job is not all that difficult at all. There are many gift shops and stores that allow for this option. Just make sure that they deliver to the country and location of your choice and do it well. Enquiring around a bit before you pick such services helps too.
→ Most often you want to send an international gift basket that reminds those far away of their home and hence you might want to design your own one. This might include some little things that your loved one is fond off, or treasured when they were home. Making the basket perfect is your prerogative, but while shipping it, check with the company you chose beforehand about what is allowed and what is not.
→ If you are sending your own custom-designed gift basket, then a good thing would be to also check the custom norms of the country that it is being delivered. For example, if you are sending it to someone in the armed forces in the Middle East, then it is good to remember that their custom laws are far more stringent than in the West.
→ Pick out a courier service that is reliable and has a tracking system which is efficient in place. Most international courier companies already offer that. But make certain that the service provider has a substantially good delivery system in place in the country that you are shipping the basket to.
→ Do the little things right. Writing the address clearly and correctly along with giving the service providers the contact number of the recipient always ensures that the gift basket is not lost. Wrap it well and in a secure fashion. In this case, you can sacrifice a bit of aesthetics for the sake of functionality.