Need Some Last Minute Rakhi Inspiration?

As Rakhi bears down on us (Saturday 29th) the festival dedicated to sibling love over sibling rivalry offers the chance show true appreciation for our brothers and sisters, equally. If you are shipping to a loved one here in the UK, then book now and you still have a chance to make it happen, gift guide included.

By now, you would have already sent a gift to a loved one in India, but like some here in the UK you may be leaving it until the last minute. Thankfully you still have a tiny amount of time to send gifts to loved ones in the UK before the festival begins, depending on where you are located.

If you are a new customer and sending a parcel for Rakhi, then use discount code RAKHI5 for £5 off your total booking price – our gift to you.

See here to book.

We recommend booking our Express Timed delivery service to ensure your package arrives fast and secure via professional courier, in time for the celebrations. Book before 3pm and you will be eligible for same-day pickup. Every order comes with real time parcel tracking as standard, with £50 free shipping cover (except on Hermes shipments).

Stuck for a gift idea? What about a Rakhi Box – inspired by thecrafttables.com

Rakhi-Boxes-The-Craftables-coverBudget: Low
Time: 10 minutes
Materials:

  • Flat paint brush
  • Paint
  • Gold marker/ sharpie
  • Rakhi, mithai/cardamom, rice & roli
  • small plastic bag
  • Scissors
  • Small boxes

rakhi screenshot
The team at craftables.com have a step-by-step guide to making one of these beautiful gift boxes, perfect for a few different presents, all in one.

Make sure to check it out here.

What about food?
Sending food by courier can be a little tricky, but as long as the food isn’t a perishable item; i.e. freshly baked treats and meats, then you should be fine. Here are a few notes:

  • Foods must be in the original manufacturer’s packaging.
  • Food packaging must be sealed and not tampered with in any way.
  • Food label must list all ingredients. Foods must have a shelf life of longer than 6 months from the date of shipping.
  • All foods that have a shelf life of less than 6 months will be classed as perishables, and cannot be sent via courier, even if store bought.

For further information read our Do’s and Don’ts on Shipping Food Abroad.

Package your gift properly
After completing your booking, your precious gift will need to be wrapped securely in its own box with the shipping labels attached, ready for pickup. The shipping labels are automatically provided for you, and simply need to be attached when your parcel is packaged and ready-to-go.

Here are some pointers for packing:

  • Choose a new and sturdy box to ensure the maximum level of protection. Place your item inside the box, without it touching the inner walls.
  • All items should be wrapped individually. A ‘two box’ method should be used if shipping fragile items. This involves placing the items in an internal box to be then placed in an outer box for additional cushioning.
  • Fill the remaining space with packaging chips to ensure the item doesn’t move around during transit.

If this is the first time you have shipped a package then please read our label and packaging page for additional tips and tricks to making a successful shipment.

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