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Ever wondered what it takes to make 250 million hearts skip a beat? Well, it's not just Cupid's arrow, but the staggering number of flowers exchanged globally on Valentine's Day each year!

Whether you're in the business of spreading the joy with gift products, or just eager to send a heartfelt Valentine's Day surprise, a courier service can do Cupid’s job for him—with no distance too great.

Dive into our Valentine's Day guide to see how you can send a special parcel in 2024.

How can I send a Valentine’s Day parcel?

Valentine's Day is upon us, and the rush to send parcels to our loved ones has begun! With our range of top couriers, you can rest assured that your special deliveries will arrive right on time for the big day.

Whether it's a small token of affection or a grand romantic gesture, we've got you covered with services tailored to all your Valentine's Day needs. Start sending your parcels today with ease by booking online.

What type of gifts can I send?

When choosing the perfect Valentine's Day gift to send to your loved ones, there are plenty of options. However, it's essential to keep in mind that some types of products face shipping restrictions.

So, before you finalise your gift selection, be sure to check out our prohibited items page to ensure your thoughtful gesture arrives safely and on time!

Pro tips for shipping flowers

Sending flowers is a timeless gesture for Valentine's Day, but there are a few things to bear in mind when hoping your floral gift will reach its destination in perfect bloom.

  • Not all carriers accept fresh flowers as they are perishable – so be sure to check the service information.
  • For those that do accept flowers, they are sent at the owner's risk due to the likelihood of damage during transit. So they will need to be packaged very carefully, as couriers may not always heed 'fragile' or ‘this way up’ labels, and unfortunately no compensation will be offered if they perish.
  • For this reason, it's always advisable to stick to next-day or domestic services when sending flowers.

Pro tips for shipping chocolate

Sending chocolate is a classic choice for Valentine's Day, but ensuring it arrives in perfect condition requires a bit of know-how. Here are some essential tips to guarantee your sweet gift reaches its destination intact.

  • When shipping chocolate, it's important to ensure it's not perishable. Check out our chocolate shipping guide for more details on what counts as non-perishable.
  • Use proper packaging to protect the chocolate from temperature changes and physical damage during transit.

Pro tips for shipping jewellery

Jewellery is another cherished Valentine's Day gift. Jewellery and watches can be sent by courier but there are sometimes restrictions relating to high value goods.

  • Some couriers will only accept jewellery up to a certain value. It can be insured up to this value, but beyond that it is sent at the owner’s risk.
  • Not all couriers allow the shipping of precious gems or metals, so be sure to check their policies before sending.
  • Avoid labelling the package with anything that indicates it contains valuable jewellery. This discretion can deter theft during transit.
  • Take a look at our jewellery shipping guide for more information, or see a list of restrictions for each of our carriers

What can't you ship? 


Whenever it comes to shipping, it's important to be mindful of safety regulations. Unfortunately, non-specialist couriers won’t accept perfumes, aftershaves, or aerosols because they pose a flammable risk. Such items will be destroyed if they are found in your consignment and you may even be issued a fine.

This even includes small quantities of perfume or aftershave found in gift sets.

Perishable items

Perishable items are generally not suitable for courier services, especially to far-flung destinations, due to the difficulty in preserving their quality and condition during transit. Perishable items are those that have a short shelf life or will spoil without refrigeration.

Some couriers forbid all perishable goods, while some may accept them but at the owner’s risk, with no compensation offered if the goods spoil.


Despite these caveats, most gifts can still be sent via courier. If you have any concerns about shipping this Valentine's Day, don't hesitate to contact our team with any questions or inquiries you may have—we're here to help in any way we can.

Whether or not you'll be celebrating the occasion this year, we wish you a wonderful day!

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