Loved-up consumers spend a lot and invest a lot of emotion in Valentine’s Day. So if you’re selling products that are popular gift options, or you simply want to send a Valentine’s present to a loved one yourself, you need to be able to ship with confidence.
Below are some top tips – along with a few Valentine’s Day insights too. And remember, at DHL we can help with shipping not only the usual gifts, but also the unusual ones. Let’s start with the more conventional options…
Since the Aztecs back in the 15th century, chocolate has been considered an aphrodisiac. The Aztec Emperor Moctezuma was said to drink large quantities of it, before spending time with one of his many partners!4 Hence chocolates have become a very popular gift choice on Valentine’s Day.
Tips on shipping chocolates
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” - Charles M. Schulz
Why is perfume looked upon as a romantic gift? Apparently, it’s because smells, emotions and sexual attraction are all processed in the same part of the brain: the limbic system8. That’s why perfume can evoke memories, change a mood and even help people fall in love.
“To attract men, I wear a perfume called ‘New Car Interior.’” - Rita Rudner
Giving jewelry for Valentine’s Day is a relatively new idea, but it’s now one of the most popular. It probably originated back in the 1950s, when the jewelry company DeBeers ran a marketing campaign that associated giving diamonds with showing love10.
“I love jewelry – gold and diamonds. I’m a woman.” - Monica Bellucci
Some take the idea of exchanging jewelry with a loved one a step further. Famously, Billy Bob Thornton and Angela Jolie, along with Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have exchanged ‘blood necklaces’… If you’re thinking of shipping a blood necklace, there may not only be issues with shipping jewelry, but also a blood product (and coagulant). You may want to consult our What Can I Ship? page to find our more. So, contact a DHL representative to discuss – we have heard it all before!
A less visceral liquid Valentine’s Day gift would be a special bottle of wine – the most expensive bottles from the burgundy region of France command prices of around $30,00012! If you’re thinking of shipping wine, contact DHL first, as there are lots of regulations around it.
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