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 using standard delivery

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.)

Shop To AUS To NZ To US To UK
Amazon AU 13 Dec (Country)

19 Dec (Metro)

Amazon CA 14 Dec 14 Dec 14 Dec 14 Dec
Amazon US TBC
Amazon UK 21 Dec
Angus & Robertson TBC
Book Depository (dispatched from AU) 23 Nov – 12 Dec (Country)

10-13 Dec (Metro)

5 Dec 5 Dec 5 Dec
Book Depository (dispatched from UK) 10 Dec 5 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec
Booktopia 13 Dec (Country)

17 Dec (Metro)

13 Dec
Wordery 10 Dec 10 Dec 14 Dec 17 Dec