The Booko Guide to buying for family and friends overseas

Chances are, if you want to send a Christmas gift to family and friends overseas, that ship has already sailed (or so has the plane).

However, if you want to purchase a book or DVD as a gift, Booko has some clever functionality where you can purchase in the local currency and the gift gets shipped directly to the recipient.

Here’s what you do:

Jump online to Booko.

In the top right hand corner, there will be a flag (it’s usually your local country flag).  Click on this and all the countries that Booko works with will appear.  Select the country that you want to send a book to.  When you choose a different country, both the shipping charges and times are specific to that country (so it’s easy to make sure your gift will make it in time).

Screenshot of Booko with the country menu open
Screenshot of Booko with the country menu open
Screenshot of Booko US
Screenshot of Booko US

 

In this example, we have selected the USA.  From here, you will have a range of online booksellers that you can purchase from. All prices and delivery charges have now been converted to USD. You can also see the shipping times involved.

Screenshot of Amazon UK

We decided to purchase this book from Amazon UK, which is based in the UK but ships globally.  If you are getting close to Christmas, you may choose a book retailer that has speedy shipping times.  It makes sense to get the book delivered directly to your family and friends, it saves on postage costs, postage times and gives you greater security that it will arrive before the big fellow in the red suit!

Happy Shopping and have a great Christmas!

Last Order Dates for Christmas

Some stores have express delivery or even same-day delivery options; these details and further country information can be found by clicking on the store name.

(Booko takes no responsibility for deliveries which do not arrive by Christmas. Please check delivery estimates when ordering.)

  Last order date for xmas (standard shipping)
Shop To AUS To NZ To US To UK
ABC Shop 16 Dec
Amazon CA 13 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec
Amazon US
Angus & Robertson Bookworld
Barnes & Noble
Basement Books
Better World Books
Blackwell’s
Book Depository ( Dispatch from UK) 12 Dec 7 Dec 12 Dec 14 Dec
Book Depository ( Dispatch from AU) 5-13 Dec 6 Dec 28 Nov 29 Nov
Bookfari 12 Dec 7 Dec 12 Dec 14 Dec
Booktopia
Collins Booksellers
Dymocks
Kennys 4 Dec 4 Dec 4 Dec 13 Dec
Mighty Ape (AU) 9 Dec 9 Dec 9 Dec 9 Dec
Mighty Ape (NZ) 9 Dec 9 Dec 9 Dec 9 Dec
QBD
Readings 9 Dec
Waterstones
Whitcoulls 1 Dec / 12 Dec
Wordery 5 Dec 5 Dec 15 Dec 20 Dec