Will the recipient have to pay extra costs when the box reaches customs in their country?

For shipping to EU countries, there will be no import duty or taxes to pay when the parcel reaches the country of destination.

For shipping to the rest of the World, the answer is mixed – no in many cases but be wary for some countries! Once your Gift Box reaches customs, they may assess the Box for liability to any local customs duty and taxes in that country. We have a section in our International Shipping page that covers the basics of what you need to know about Customs Duty & Tax Charges and highlights some country-specific issues that you may find useful before placing an order.

As every country has its own customs regulations and they change all the time, it is highly recommended that you check the local customs restrictions for where you want to ship to before placing your order, just to ensure that none of the products in our Boxes are prohibited for import and that you are aware of any potential extra charges which may be incurred. Where any duty or tax is assessed as being due by customs, the parcel recipient will be responsible for payment. British Gift Box has no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount, and as such, is not responsible for paying any such charges.