Sending Gifts to the USA
It is possible to send gifts to friends and family members in the US without paying duty or tax if the value of the gifts is $100 or less per person per day. However, if the gifts are being mailed or shipped from an insular possession, the value limit increases to $200. Please note that items such as alcohol, tobacco, and perfume that contain alcohol cannot be sent as duty-free gifts.
Sending Multiple People Gifts to the USA
If you are sending gifts to multiple recipients, you can package them together as long as each gift is individually wrapped and labelled with the recipient's name. However, make sure to label the outermost wrapper with the following details:
- Consolidated Gift Package
- The total value of the package
- The names of the recipients
- The nature and value of each gift inside.
Provide a list of the gifts and their values for each recipient, such as:
"To Jesse Weathers - one belt, $20; one box of chocolates, $5; one pair of shoes, $20.
To Carl Ventura - one book, $45; one tie, $15; one cushion, $30."
If any of the items exceed the $100 gift allowance, the entire package will be subject to duty. If the package is sent through mail and is dutiable, the US Postal Service will collect the duty along with any applicable postage and handling charges from the recipient.