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We’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day

February 14th isn’t that far off

Many of us claim to be a bit cynical about Valentine’s Day, but that didn’t stop more than 180 million cards being exchanged around the world last year, and a staggering 198 million roses being produced just for the big day.

Here in the UK, we spend about £980 million on Valentine’s cards and gifts, which goes to show that a lot of us still take it pretty seriously.

Whatever you plan to send this February, we can help get it there safely.  You may simply need a stamp for your card – if so, beat the queues and pop into your local Mail Boxes Etc. for all Royal Mail postal services.  

Left things a bit late but want to be sure it gets there on the big day?  

Royal Mail Signed For First Class will get your card or parcel to its UK destination the next working day (you can even track its progress on your mobile, so you’ll know when it’s been delivered).

If you want to send something further afield, Royal Mail offers a range of international tracking and signature services that will allow you to send urgent packages anywhere in the world with full end-to-end tracking.

We also offer the biggest selection of leading shippers under one roof – including Parcelforce, UPS, FedEx, DHL and TNT – so whatever you’re sending, and wherever your loved one is in the world, we can help you choose the right courier and the best option for your needs.

Need a hand wrapping?

Found the perfect present but feeling apprehensive about wrapping it safely?  We can help. Your local Mail Boxes Etc. store has a plentiful supply of packaging materials, including

  • Padded Jiffy Bags 
  • Postal tubes
  • Boxes
  • Sturdy brown paper
  • Tape.  


And if you’re worried about packing it yourself, why not ask our experts to do it for you?

Looking for a romantic idea?

Not sure what to send your loved one this year? How about a framed photograph? Whether you choose a stunning snap of the two of you together, or a memorable shot of somewhere you visited for a romantic break, we can produce beautiful prints from your originals. Just ask in-store.

We’re here to help you share the love this Valentine’s Day.


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