The current pandemic is straining the spirits of many of us, especially with social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions. If you can’t see your loved ones as often as you would like, surprise packages are a great way to let them know they’re always in your heart. Whether it’s Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or just to give an unplanned surprise, here are some tips for pack and ship to send packages that show your affection.
We know that, in order to sow a little joy and good humor, it is essential that your package arrives in one piece. Opt for non-perishable products like protein bars or granola, nuts, crackers, spices, coffee or tea. Otherwise, a local treat or treat that your loved ones can’t get in their area will be their delight. If you are shipping homemade foods like baked goods, be sure to put them in an airtight container or a tightly sealed plastic bag before you put them in the shipping wooden boxes. If the container has air pockets, your items may shift, crumble and shatter.
Also avoid foods that have poor resistance to heat and other temperature variations, like chocolate and products that need to be refrigerated. If you are shipping food across borders, be sure to label it correctly. It is only permissible to ship food to the United States if it is sent from one person (not one company) to another. In addition, customs forms should clearly state that it is a gift and that the food is for personal consumption.
Customs authorities further require that you include the full list of ingredients they contain.
For people in quarantine
If your package is for a person confined to the home due to symptoms, possible infection, or recent travel, you might consider sending them some basic necessities such as soap, hand wipes, baby food. paper, toiletries, dry or canned foods, non-perishable foods, energy drinks, vitamins and other pantry items. Keep in mind that some items, such as hand sanitizer, may be banned due to transportation restrictions on alcohol products.
It can be difficult to keep children entertained when we spend a lot of time at home, as many of us are now. If you are thinking of sending Easter gifts to your children or grandchildren, know that small toys that are easy to ship with wooden crates are a choice that is sure to please. Think of playing cards, board games, crafts, coloring books, or movies. And remember: it’s not necessarily better because it’s bigger – especially over long distances where heavy and bulky items may cost you more.
For Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
If you can’t celebrate these occasions with your parents, show them how much you love them by giving them a personalized photo gift. We can help you design and print personalized calendars and greeting cards.
Our experts have been trained in the most advanced packaging techniques and can package just about anything! Bring your items to us to pack and ship them safely.