Christmas, no matter how wonderful it is intended to be, can have a huge impact on families financially. Buying presents for loved ones is expensive, not to mention having to pay delivery charges for your festive gifts to reach people that live at the other end of the country, or even overseas. A courier service can be the cheapest and fastest way of having your parcels delivered but it’s always best to weigh up what each courier can offer and at what price. Here are some top tips to think about when buying and sending your festive gifts to keep the process as cheap and stress-free as possible.
If you know you’ll have to have your gifts delivered, it’s best to keep that in mind when buying them. Take a look at the list of restricted and prohibited items to make sure you don’t buy something that can’t be handled by a courier. Buying gifts that are small and weigh very little helps to keep delivery costs as low as possible. It’s also important to package your parcel correctly as this will keep it safe and protected on its journey but will also allow the gift to remain a surprise to the recipient!
The courier comparison site My Parcel Delivery can help you find the cheapest courier service available, whilst also helping you to decide which company offers the best delivery options based on your needs. Using a courier will not only help you save money, but it will also help to save valuable time. You can kiss goodbye to the Post Office queues by dropping your parcels off at a designated drop-off point if you choose to use a courier such as UPS. Better still, you can have parcels collected from your own front door with an express service by Parcelforce. Simply input the weight and size of your parcel into the My Parcel Delivery website, alongside the destination of the gift, and you’ll be presented with the best deals around.
If possible, it’s best to complete your Christmas shopping sooner rather than later, especially if you want to send your gifts via a delivery service. Not only does this alleviate the stress of last-minute shopping but it also means that you don’t end up paying more than you wanted to because the gifts you had in mind are out of stock. If you can’t seem to avoid the nightmare of last-minute shopping, make sure to check out the last delivery dates before the big day to avoid disappointment!
Although the Christmas season can be expensive, it is the perfect time of year to celebrate with loved ones and it shouldn’t be ruined by financial worries. There are lots of ways that you can enjoy the holidays while still saving money, it just takes a little extra planning. I hope that these tips are useful to you and that you have a stress-free run-up to the big day!