It’s coming up to that special time of year again and the scramble begins to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. However, the problem is, you’re mailing said gifts to the other side of the world. Issues with shipping delays, high costs for heavy parcels and damage in transit flash before your eyes.
Buying meaningful gifts for loved ones is one of the most exciting thing about Valentines Day, however it’s not uncommon to feel blue if you are living abroad and your loved ones are not close by.
What’s Out Of The Question?
Anything delicate or easily broken is best avoided if you plan on shipping it abroad. Glassware, beautiful ceramics, or pretty trinkets are best transported in your own hand luggage rather than left in the hands of transport companies. Think about presents which are durable and not easily broken!
Items such as throws, or handmade blankets are beautiful and meaningful presents to receive and are guaranteed to go down well. Similarly, a cosy cashmere jumper or hat and scarf matching set are great presents which are always appreciated at this time of year.
Let your loved one treat themselves to choosing a present and send them a digital voucher online for their favourite clothing stores or restaurants. Vouchers are a great way to avoid disappointment for someone who might be more selective with gifts. And best of all, they cut out the hassle of shipping!
Small Tech Items?
If your family member is a tech lover, think about a new set of Bluetooth headphones, a smartwatch, a drone, or a portable charger. Who doesn’t love a little gadget to play with at Christmas time? Such small items are so easy to ship and are sure to impress the recipient!
Something to Read?
Does your loved one love true crime, fiction, biographies, or cookbooks? Take a look at what the bestsellers in the preferred category are at the moment and send a book as a gift so your loved one can curl up with something they enjoy reading this Valentines Day or Easter.
Traffic in the post office increases steadily in the weeks leading up to Valentines Day, so ensure your package filled with goodies doesn’t arrive in the new year and get organised quick. Still looking for other meaningful gift ideas? The options are endless. Set up an online wish list with your loved ones to figure out what they really desire this year!
After shipping all your gifts, you may be sitting around wondering what to do next. You’ve watched all the holiday movies and eaten your fill of Christmas treats, what about a little DIY at home? It’s the perfect time for a little remodelling when all is quiet. Spruce up your living space with some new touches to feel accomplished this holiday season. It could be as simple as new accessories in the bathroom! Check out GROHE’s stylish bathroom accessories here.