How to Send an International Gift on a Budget

Local hand bouquet delivery is easy to arrange, but what normally happens when you need to send a gift overseas? Most people go through the hassle of picking out something special that will be appreciated by the recipient, and then packaging it securely and standing in line at the post office. After making their way to the front of the line, most are hit with a shipping fee that doubles the cost of the gift.

Is there a way to avoid the expense of shipping a gift internationally? Is it possible to have your gifts shipped directly to your recipients, so you don’t have to stand in line at the post office and accept whatever they decide to charge? Yes, there actually is a way to avoid wasting time and blowing your budget on an international gift!

Option #1: Order your gifts online from a delivery service operating in the recipient’s area.

The easiest and cheapest way to send gifts internationally is to order with an online delivery service functioning in the region of delivery. This gives you access to a wide selection of gifts, and allows you to pay online. It is fast and convenient! If you are dealing with a reputable site, payment information will be sent through a secure server and you will have a phone number to call if something does not go right with the delivery.

Online flower delivery may come to mind when you think of ordering gifts online. While an online florist is the best place to go for your gift needs, you will be amazed at the product selection now available through these online florists. Most now offer an assortment of gifts ranging from skincare and beauty products to stuffed animals, chocolates, and wine.

Your international gift will be paid for online, processed in a facility local to your recipient, and then delivered right to their door. You can arrange for delivery to someone while on their job or while at home. You do not have to stand in line at the post office, and the delivery charge is much lower since you are not shipping your gift internationally. It is being delivered locally while still fresh!

Option #2: Call a delivery service in the area of the recipient and see if they will accept payment through mail or over the phone.

You do have the option of searching online for a local florist and then calling to inquire about ordering through the phone or mail for a local delivery. The problem here is you don’t know the quality of the florist you are dealing with and small local businesses may not have many other gift options to select from. Sending your payment information through the mail or giving it out over the phone is also not as secure as ordering from an online florist.

Unless your recipient lives in a remote area that is not covered by an online express delivery service, it is best to order flowers online along with other gift items when you need something shipped internationally. You don’t have to worry about security of your payment information this way, and you can see exactly what you are ordering on the website prior to placing the order.