Your Guide To Sending Xmas Gifts To Loved Ones In Australia


The festive season is upon us and if you’re missing someone who lives on the other side of the world, down under, no doubt you want to let them know. Just because the passenger planes have stopped flying, doesn’t mean you can’t show them how much they mean to you – and the next best thing to having you visit, is a lovely gift in the mail. Whether you want to hit the stores to find the ideal gift to send, or you prefer to shop online for Christmas hampers to Australia, here’s a handy guide that will help you surprise your friends and family.

Know what to send, and what not to send

When sending food and drink, you can’t send liquids over one litre, and any alcohol over 24% ABV (rum, whisky, vodka). You should also check for any restrictions on vegetable and fruit products, products containing meat, fish or dairy, coffee, teas and spices, and any types of seeds. You also can’t send any animal products unless they are highly treated, and other no-no’s include aerosols of any kind, batteries, e-cigarettes, drones, firearms and ammunition.

Avoid customs charges

If you want to avoid paying taxes and duties, make sure that your package is properly identified as a “gift” and that the outside of the container clearly identifies what is contained within it. Also be sure that the value of your present is less than GBP36, and that the amount of your gift is clearly displayed. Finally, don’t include alcoholic beverages or tobacco products.

How long does it take?

It depends on the service used. Generally, it can take everything from 2-3 weeks up to 3 months and essentially, the more you pay, the faster it will arrive. You can also arrange an alternate delivery source for parcel delivery, which can take as little as a few days to be dispatched, aired over, and arrive on their doorstep.

Simple gift ideas

Choosing the right gift to send to Australia can be a challenge, but here are some simple ideas to consider. If they have ever visited the UK, why not fill a box with their favourite biscuits, magazines, teabags, chocolate bars – anything they enjoyed while they were there? Another option is to provide them with an experience. Check out some of the websites that offer great deals around the world and choose something you know they’ll love. You could also subscribe them to their fave UK or Aussie magazine, buy them a monthly subscription to a beauty or fitness box, or buy them a fantastic T-shirt that’s been customised with a big photo of you on it! That way, they’ll never wonder who the gift is from.

Send hampers to Australians, from Australia

If you want to avoid customs and long deliveries in general, one of the most efficient ways to send a gift to someone who lives in Australia is to order packages online – and that includes ordering Christmas Hampers With FREE Australia Post Delivery with Australian Gourmet Gifts. By ordering through an Australian website, you can rest assured that your gift will be delivered in a timely manner, and you won’t have to worry about the pressures of customs charges, what you can and can’t send, and – you don’t even have to worry about hitting the shops trying to find something to buy!

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.