Sending Gifts for Valentines Day

The most romantic day of the year, this February 14th let cupid’s arrow strike to make it a day of utter romance.

Read on to discover some fabulous Valentine’s gift ideas you can send in the post.


Long Distance Valentines Day Ideas




No matter where your true love lives, if you’re looking for ways to woo them that will be sweeter than chocolates, our long distance Valentine’s Day Ideas will inspire you to think outside the box.


Send Some Valentine’s Day Cards

I love you because...

Who doesn’t love getting a card from their (not so secret) admirer on Valentine’s Day?

This year, set the romance stakes high by writing as many cards as you can; each one containing a different reason why you love them, a lovely Valentine Day quote or a picture of special times you’ve shared.

Send them a card each day in the run-up to Valentine’s Day or send the lot to arrive on the 14th so they know just how much you love them.

Our Whistl service makes it easy to send Valentine’s Day cards for friends and loved ones — saving you up to 21% on the cost of second-class stamps.


Send a Valentines Care Package

Make Valentine’s Day an intimate affair by sending them a Valentine’s care package. You might not spend the day together, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat them to a little luxury.

Pack a box full of items just right for a girl’s (or boy’s) night in: a mix-tape of your favourite songs, a face mask, a scented candle, maybe a cocktail — you’ve got the idea.

Before you post it, make sure everything in your Valentine’s care package is ok to send. If in doubt, you can check our shipping advice and our list of prohibited items.


Make a Personalised Photo Album

Whether you print the photos and stick them in an album yourself, or get one printed somewhere like Photobox or Inkifi, sending a personalised photo album is one of the top Valentine’s Day gift ideas for keeping the love alive when you can’t be together all the time.

Fill your album with happy times like your first date, a trip to your favourite place, or even a picture of somewhere you want to go together in the future. You can even include your own words to make it even more special.


Send a Valentine’s Day Hamper

The next best thing to going out to your favourite café together, sending a Valentine's Day hamper is ideal for sweethearts who love their foodie treats.

Choose a cute box and pack the hamper full of sweets, chocolates, cakes, and other goodies - yum! Just make sure that all the treats are in sealed packets and are non-perishable — and they'll need to have at least six months left on their use-by dates too.

Before you send your hamper, check our list of prohibited items to ensure that the courier you choose allows food items to be sent. If you’re sending internationally, remember some countries will not allow food items through customs.


Choose Some Jewellery For Your Loved One

Jewellery is a great long distance valentine’s gift.

Charm bracelets are perfect for keeping memories close, and what better memories for sharing on Valentine’s Day than ones you treasure together? Choose charms that represent some of your best moments — your first holiday, your favourite pet, or a special moment.

Another option is something personalised. Online marketplaces like Etsy and Not on the High Street have some gorgeous personalised keepsakes that they'll treasure for years to come.

Before sending jewellery to your Valentine, you can read our Parcel Protection. With Parcel2Go, you can protect your parcel up to the value of £10,000 depending on the service you use.

Read our blog to see if you’d like to fully protect your parcel against loss, damage and theft, or get a quote and see how much you could save today!


Alternative Valentine’s Day Ideas




What about all those platonic loves of your lives?

If February 14th is for the lovers, then the 13th is for the gals (and pals). Make it a celebration of all kinds of love! Send those Galentine’s cards, get those Valentine’s gifts for friends! Let’s spread the love as far as we can.


Valentines Cards and Gifts For Friends

If you’re looking for Galentine’s gifts, look no further than Etsy. They’ve got a great selection of Valentine’s gifts for friends and loads of sweet cards too.

We love this Galentine’s Day Gift Wish Bracelet. The tiny heart is so cute, and the card is printed with an adorable message which is extra special.


Send Galantine's Cards in the Post

Sending Galentine’s cards in the post is easy with Parcel2Go and our Whistl service.

Your cards will be delivered by your postman within 3-5 working days and will save you up to 21% on the cost of second-class stamps.

Read our blog to see how Whistl works.


Galantine's Gift Box Ideas

Treat your pal to some love with a box full of Galentine’s gifts this year. Fill it with some quirky gifts to make them smile — some cosy socks, a good book, a funny mug. The only thing holding you back is your own imagination.

No matter where your love lives, Parcel2Go will help you get your Valentine’s Day gift there on time. Get a quote today to make your booking.

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