After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the second biggest day of the year, when it comes to sending gifts and cards. The custom of exchanging cards and gifts originated in the 17th century, growing as time went on and as postage rates became more accessible and cheaper.
Nowadays, you can use your favourite parcel price comparison site, Parcel Monkey, to match you up with affordable domestic and international shipping all in one place, so no matter where your loved one is on the 14th Feb, you can send them all that they could wish for...
Parcel Monkey can also help those selling online to all the loved-up Valentines, as we help small to medium businesses reach their customers for less too.
Of course, some Valentine's gifts are not suitable to send via a courier network, such as flowers or chocolates which are prohibited as they would not enjoy their trip through a vast courier network.
Why not find something really personal for the special person in your life, rather than handing over the same old generic Valentine’s gift? We can help you send a variety of other presents, and you can even insure them up to the value £60 for free if you book a Parcelforce service on our site.
Remember you can have something collected by a courier from a Facebook Marketplace or eBay seller, as we have the option for something to be collected from someone else, providing a convenient pickup service for our customers.
You can avoid any heartache in terms of getting your item delivered nice and early on the day by choosing a timed service. There would be nothing worse than choosing the perfect gift, only for it not to arrive on time. That is why it is important to be organised and choose a reliable service such as Parcelforce Next Day timed services, where you can have it delivered by 9 am, 10 am or 12 pm.
If you are really pushing the boat out with Valentine's Gift, you can extend your protection cover up to £2500 with Parcelforce before 12 pm.
Why not book an urgent Same Day Delivery with a courier such as City Sprint? If you book with them they can collect at a time slot chosen by you, and take it directly to the recipient to get you out of hot water.
Sending gifts and presents can be easier than you thought if your busy or out and about. You don’t have to wait at home or stay at work waiting for a courier collection. You can drop your parcel off with DPD in one of over 2500 Pick Up points. These now include numerous Sainsbury's and Matalan locations, so very handy if you are out and about.
We also offer our discounted ParcelForce drop off service and they collect from the majority of Post Offices in the UK. You can find your nearest one during the quote process and can check the opening hours to save a wasted journey.
The drop off services are growing ever more popular with their ease of use. Simply pack your gift securely, print and attach the label, take to the DPD store / Post Office selected and hand it over.
No matter where your Valentine is, we can help you reach them as we offer a wide range of international services, providing global coverage to match any budget. Start saving on your shipping all in one simple, easy place. We are sure, you will love Parcel Monkey.
Of course we also offer DPD, and if your recipient has the DPD App they can pick and choose a time slot for delivery, or for the precious parcel to be delivered to a place of their choice, whether that be to a neighbour, local DPD shop or to a chosen secure location, and even if they speak another language, through this app all updates will be in their native tongue. Oh là là!