Have you already been shopping for Christmas presents, even though Thanksgiving isn't even here yet? That might be even more true if you have several gift recipients who live in another town or city. After all, you don't want to mail too late or your gifts may not arrive in time for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. In addition, if you wait too long, you will probably have to pay high prices to get your gifts to their recipients on time for Christmas. From buying shipping materials to wrapping your gifts appropriately, here are some ideas that might help you.
Buy Shipping Materials - Consider making a list of all of the things you'll need to have on hand when you're ready to send your gifts. Of course, you will more than likely have already purchased things like Christmas wrapping paper, adhesive tape and ribbon or heavy yarn. Think of other things you'll need in order to ship your gifts in a way that they will arrive at their destination safely. For example, if you are sending delicate items, say collectible figurines, you'll probably want to purchase bubble wrap that will protect them during the shipping process. If you are sending things like books, consider selecting large padded envelopes that will hold the book without it being crushed. Buy assorted packing boxes and heavy tape to close them with. And, consider buying labels that include the To and From spaces you'll use for the return address and for the address of the recipient.
Wrap Appropriately - After you have purchased all of the shipping materials you'll need, consider exactly how you want to prepare your gifts for mailing. For example, if you have bought a set of breakable mixing bowls with lids to match them, consider wrapping each bowl separately, and then placing them together, fitting the smaller ones into the larger ones, one by one. Place the matching lids in a way that they can be readily seen or the recipient may not realize that the bowls even have lids. Of course, if the lids are plastic, you probably aren't worried about them breaking, but they could get out of shape if they are not packed correctly. Are you sending somebody a poster without a frame? Consider buying a tube shipping container so that the poster won't be damaged. Once the recipient opens it, it can be unrolled and then placed on a wall.
Contact a company, like Huckster Packaging & Supply, for more help.