Friday, November 26, 2010

Choosing Gifts for People Across the Miles

Black Friday and the holiday season is approaching quickly. This is my favorite time to hit the sales and get all of my holiday shopping finished. With friends and family all over the world, sometimes I have a hard time deciding what to buy that can be shipped easily and affordably to my friends and loves ones who live in different cities and even different continents.

If you're sending gifts to people across the country, here are some tips for finding and sending things to your loved ones even when they are far away:

1) Shop online. Post-Thanksgiving and other holidays sales aren't just for the store. You can get just as great deals online, and many of them do free shipping or reduced holiday shipping for international orders.

2) Send gift cards. When it's so expensive to ship packages across the world, gift cards are a great idea. You can make them more personal by enclosing them in a handwritten card and making sure it's a place they will enjoy. Be sure the currency on the card can be used in their country! A prepaid credit card will also work well.

3) Go to the post office early. Avoid long holiday lines at the post office by avoiding lunch time and closing hours. Better yet, self-serve kiosks allow you to ship your packages in what is normally a much shorter line. If you want your packages or cards to get there by the holidays, make sure to send them an extra week than normal to allow for any possible delays.

Even if your loved ones are far away, you can still send them holiday gifts they'll love.

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