Easy Ways to Pack and Ship Your Holiday Gifts

Beat the holiday rush! Ship your gifts early and take a break from the holiday stress. Let the pros at FedEx Office® Print and Ship Center do the work for you — and give you peace of mind and save you from hassle during this busy time of year.

Or we can help you pack and ship them yourself.

Ease your holiday stress
Simply bring your items to the counter and select FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground® or FedEx Home Delivery® service. Our packing experts know the exact materials your package needs. Packing services — including materials and labor — start at $4.99.

Need to ship odd-sized or specialty items such as golf clubs, a laptop computer or fine artwork? We stock and recommend the right-sized box for any kind of shipment. Plus, we use tear- and water-resistant shipping supplies to protect your gift.

Click here to view a short video of the ways we can help with your packing and shipping needs.

For the DIYer
Do you prefer to pack your own gifts for shipping? Visit a FedEx Office location to purchase all the packaging and supplies you need. We offer boxes, tubes, cushioning, tape and more. And a trained team member is on hand for any assistance you might need.

Follow these tips for the perfect packing experience:

  • Pick a box large enough to accommodate your item and cushioning material.
  • Use enough cushioning to fill any empty spaces in your shipping container.
  • Using the H-taping method, apply at least three strips of packing tape (no masking or duct tape) to the top and bottom sides of the container.

Convenience abounds
Make the holidays easier for your loved ones, too. When they can't be at home to receive their package, use the Hold at FedEx Location option for your FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery shipments. There's no extra charge.

Your recipients can retrieve their package at the FedEx Office location nearest their delivery address. You can even request to redirect an in-transit shipment to a nearby FedEx location in the same delivery area.

Plan ahead — but last-minute is OK, too
Whether you like to start early on your holiday shipping or take your time, simply bring your items to a FedEx Office location when you're ready. We'll be at-the-ready to help with all your packing and shipping needs.

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