Sending Wrapped Gifts Internationally

The countdown will soon begin, and it will be that time of the year. With only a few short months to go till Christmas, a lot of us have started on the task of curating for Christmas gifts for loved ones. With that in mind, sending wrapped gifts internationally will require some special considerations.

One would be when to ship out your packages in advance so that they reach your loved ones in time to stick the gifts under the Christmas Tree. The other would be to know how to pack them so that when sending wrapped gifts internationally, you’re wrapped gift boxes are left intact and unharmed. Let us look at both of these factors so that sending wrapped gifts internationally can be done as seamlessly as possible.

At Transco Cargo, we offer our shipping dates schedules on our website for our clientele to make arrangements and understand estimate delivery of shipments based on the final cut-off date of when our branches will be accepting drop offs or pickup of personal shipping boxes or crates for shipping.

The following includes dates for shipping to Sri Lanka;


Month Final Cut Off Date Estimated Arrival
September 2018-09-01 2018-10-08
September 2018-09-08*** 2018-10-17
September 2018-09-15 2018-10-22
September 2018-09-22*** 2018-10-31 ***
September 2018-09-29*** 2018-11-05 ***
October 2018-10-06 2018-11-14
October 2018-10-13*** 2018-11-19 ***
October 2018-10-20 2018-11-28
October 2018-10-27*** 2018-12-03 ***
November 2018-11-03 2018-12-12
November 2018-11-10*** 2018-12-17 ***
November 2018-11-17 2018-12-26
November 2018-11-24*** 2018-12-31 ***
December 2018-12-01 2019-01-07
December 2018-12-08*** 2019-01-14 ***
***Note: Cut off only held at Campbellfield, Dandenong & Hoppers Crossing Transco offices.


Similarly, you may find other shipment dates to India and Fiji. With concern to the rest of the world, Our cut-off dates usually occur on Monday, Thursday and Friday for the following countries;

Monday Thursday Friday
New Zealand



South East Asia

Persian Gulf







if you are looking for cut-off shipping dates for USA, Canada, and the Pacific Island (except Fiji), please speak to our Transco Cargo representatives.

Now, onto the packing element of sending wrapped gifts internationally, it is important to know that there are certain items that cannot be shipped, and one should make note of this prior to sending out gifts. Food items, or any flammable substance is usually restricted but these may differ from country to country. You are able to check on this list by visiting our page on Restricted Items.

Thereafter, what you need to do is actually get down to packing your wrapped gift boxes into shipping boxes. You can opt for two main options; one being wrapping each individually in small boxes and including the in a shipping crate if they are being sent to the same address based on the size of the goods. You are also able to opt to simply send each item individually in a shipping box for each wrapped gift. Follow our guide on how to Package your gift for Shipping Overseas for the proper way on how to pack when sending wrapped gifts internationally.


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