Prohibited and Restricted Lists
There are a number of items that are prohibited or restricted from being sent in the post, including some foods. Therefore you should check what it is you're sending and whether it breaches any postal legislation.
If the recipient is also in the UK, you're free to send most food items, with the exception of wet foods and perishable goods, but drinks - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic- are not allowed to be sent with DHL Parcel UK as we do not carry liquids across our network
If you're sending items to somebody overseas, it’s likely there are even more restrictions to be aware of, as some items will not be allowed due to agricultural, cultural or religious reasons. Be sure to check the page of the destination country to see what isn’t allowed through customs
See our UK Prohibited Items and International Prohibited Items information before booking your parcel.