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Best Ways to send Gifts to Sri Lanka – Beat the Hassle

In this modern day and age it is getting more convenient to send loved ones gifts; especially if they are on the opposite edge of the world. Sri Lanka too has a number of viable options as listed below.


Posting Gifts

Sri Lanka is still in the throes of development as such you may not find all the high quality goodies one enjoys in European or western countries. Hence many friends and relatives are constantly posting gifts to the country. This is by far the oldest method of sending parcels to Sri Lanka which is still in practise. The downside is that due to various reasons the packages get delayed and may not always make it on time for the special occasion they are intended for. You will also find instances where parcels are lost, damaged or simply gone missing. The other reason is the recipient having to visit the post office physically to collect a parcel if it is large.


Buy Electronical Gifts

If you need to send a valuable gift to a relative or friend in Sri Lanka you could always get online and purchase any one of the latest electronic gadgets advertised on the websites of the main department stores. There is a wide range of goods to choose from that cover household items, essential electrical items, kitchen utensils, entertainment products and even personal care products. Most companies offer island wide delivery services and the convenience of an online purchase. There are of course downsides to purchasing electronics on line in the sense you don't always get the exact product or there are delays in delivery due to stock shortages or defects.


Buy Groceries Online

One of the most popular aspects of online shopping in Sri Lanka is the purchase of daily essentials, groceries and gift items from top supermarket chains. Ideal for sending a lovely box of chocolates on a birthday or groceries with those extra titbits for parents; online shopping as offered by Keells Super is highly popular. From these supermarket websites you can purchase fresh vegetables and just about any grocery item required. If one was to make a comprehensive list of options it would include; liquor, household goods, groceries, frozen food, bakery items, homeware, meat, fish and fruits. Online purchases from supermarkets are quick and easy with a next day delivery almost always possible. The list of items also includes the most essential products that any household would love to receive as gifts.


Personal Deliveries

Well getting onto more archaic methods of sending gifts to Sri Lanka it is necessary to list the option of sending gifts or parcels through a personal friend visiting Sri Lanka. Before online supermarket shopping came along this was the most popular method of sending gifts although not well received by visitors with overweight baggage issues.