Gift Shipping

Holidays & Special Events

Need to send that special person a gift? At Eastern Iowa Pak Mail, sending a gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, graduation, weddings is as easy as saying, “send this gift to Aunt Marge in Florida.” Our customers enjoy the ease of having their address book in our database. No need to bring in or memorize an address a second time. We have Aunt Mary’s address and know what to do.

At Eastern Iowa Pak Mail we want to make the gift giving experience as exciting as presenting the gift in person. Eastern Iowa Pak Mail can ship almost anything anywhere and is pleased to offer a few tips when shopping for gifts to ship.

gift shipping in Iowa
  • Make sure the fragile item is cushioned well before gift wrapping.
  • Avoid giving perfume or cologne because it is considered flammable and hazardous material.
  • Liquor can not be legally shipped by the general public, only from a licensed liquor distributor. (But we can ship wine to some locations.)
  • It is important to consider all temperatures – those in transit, and those at the destination. Chocolate going to Arizona in the summer, or fruit going to Alaska in the winter may each be risky choices.
  • It is best to ship perishables, such as baked goods, meat or fruit, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday especially during the holiday season.
  • Select non-fragile, lighter weight gifts that are not bulky. It can help save on shipping costs.
  • Ship holiday packages early, at least 2 weeks ahead if possible. At Christmas time, couriers typically encounter such high package volumes that they lift delivery guarantees for a short time. However, Pak Mail can recommend shipping methods even for last minute procrastinators.

Lee, I would like to thank you for all that you did at Pak Mail to make sure my package of 6 dozen homemade enchiladas made it to Texas during a snowstorm, at Christmastime. You truly went above and beyond the call of duty and I appreciate all your efforts; they did not go unnoticed.

~ Alma R

Excellent customer service 7 stars. Staff are really knowledgeable, patient, and very nice. I will do business again, and will recommend it to people I know.

~ Khalid McAfee

I am so thankful for PakMail. All of my family lives out of town so I mail many things throughout the year. PakMail has my information on file and they make mailing my wide assortment of gifts so easy. I love doing business with a friendly and trustworthy company.

~ Diane Beach

Hello, Chris: Wanted to let you know the china arrived safely before Thanksgiving. Easy pick up from FedEx Office near me. Thank you for your care and attention. I used the dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. So very special!

~ Linda M.

I had a awkward sized piece of art that needed to be shipped same day. After trying 3 stores that couldn’t get close to accommodating the size I found pakmail. Over a very short lunch hour they were able to maneuver a box to fit and get me out the door in a timely fashion. Not to mention some of the kindest people to work with! I know where I will be going from now on!!

~ Monica Recker

Very helpful people. Will help you make the best choice with providers and package sizes.

~ Rowena Morehead

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