Everybody loves giving gifts on Christmas, the joy on a loved one’s face when they open that present and the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when they genuinely love it. But sometimes work, distance or just timing stands in the way of you getting to the right people in the holidays. In those instances, you need a contingency plan for getting those gifts to the right people – Santa style.
If you can’t get somewhere on, or close to the day, then you’ll just have to start making the rounds early on. The weeks leading up to Christmas day can be manic, so plan ahead and get the presents for the people you won’t see in the holidays first, and take them around to the right people before the Coca-Cola advert hits the screen.
Unless you are Santa, carting a large gift around the country or across seas is no easy feat. So why not use a company that specialises in doing just that? Shiply is one of those companies who deliver anything large, from boxes to furniture. You can pack a bunch of smaller presents into one larger box if you’re sending them to one place to minimise the risk of them going missing or getting damaged on the road.
If you are sending something that is valuable, then there should be no question but to send it through a tracked system. All it means is that you can keep track of the delivery and the receiver has to sign for the package at the other end. It costs a little bit more at the post office – but isn’t that worth it if the gift was expensive in the first place?
If you think that the gift that you are buying won’t be delivered to you in time for you to send it on to your giftee, then just tick the ‘this is a gift box’ and have it sent straight to them. Some stores also offer a gift wrapping service so that will save you a job too! If that isn’t an option, then send it to a family member of the recipient and ask them to pass on the present and ditch the receipt for you.
Rather than buying a physical gift, why don’t you look into buying a gift that could help a lot of people? Sponsoring a cause or donating money can be an amazing way to spend your money, and your giftee will agree.
Keep On Giving
How about a gift that you don’t have to deliver, and that will keep on giving? Monthly boxes like Birchbox or Lootcrate are great gifts that will turn up on their doorstep each month with a multitude of surprises inside.
Whatever the gift you decide to give a friend or loved one, remember it’s the thought that counts, and to make sure you don’t forget a gift or buy a duplicate you can download our free Christmas Present Tracker.
Free Download: Christmas Present TrackerKeep track of who you have to buy presents for, what you have bought them and here from and keep a running total of costs, there's no need to double up on presents or go over your budget this Christmas.
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