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The food, the fun, the family time… regardless of how wonderful the festive season is, it can have a big impact on your finances. Buying Christmas presents can be expensive, not to mention having to send your gifts far and wide to reach loved ones that live in a different part of the country, or even the world. One of the cheapest and fastest ways to have your parcels delivered is through a courier service. There are a few things you should bear in mind when buying and sending festive gifts in order to keep the process as cheap and stress-free as possible. 


If you already know that your gifts will need to be delivered, it’s best to plan ahead when buying them. Check the list of restricted and prohibited items to make sure that couriers are allowed to handle your parcels. Purchasing gifts that are small and weigh very little will keep delivery costs to a minimum. It’s also important that your parcel is packaged correctly as this will keep it safe and protected on its journey from sender to recipient, but will also allow the gift to remain a surprise!

My Parcel Delivery, a courier comparison site, can help you to decide which company offers the best delivery options based on your needs, whilst also finding the cheapest courier service available. Using a courier not only helps you to save money, but also saves valuable time. You can wave goodbye to the queues at the Post Office by leaving your parcels at a designated drop-off point if you choose to use a courier such as UPS. You could even have your parcels collected from home with an express service by Parcelforce. All you need to do is input the weight and size of your parcel into the My Parcel Delivery website, alongside the destination of the gift, and you’ll be presented with some of the best deals around.

We all know that the sooner you complete your Christmas shopping the better, especially if you want presents to be delivered on time. Not only will it banish the unneeded stress of last-minute shopping but it also means that you don’t end up paying more than you bargained for because the presents you were looking for are out of stock. If last minute shopping does feel like it will be an inevitability, make sure to check out the last delivery dates before the big day to avoid disappointment!

Yes, Christmas can be expensive, but it is a wonderful time to celebrate with loved ones and it shouldn’t be ruined by financial worries. There are many ways in which you can have a fun-filled festive holiday while still saving money, it just takes a little bit of extra planning. I hope these tips are of some help to you and that the run-up to Christmas is a pleasant and stress-free experience!
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