Something else I (and my wallet) have just found out is that sending items back home to family in the UK is even more expensive than I thought.
I've tried sending some small items (2 x bubble baths, 1 x men's shorts) with a combined value of £24. You're allowed £40 in gifts but since they were shipped directly from EF there's no way of marking them as a gift, so I've been hit with Duty and the ParcelForce £8 'handling' fee.
Does anyone happen to know whether using an affiliate code lowers the $ amount on the shipping label or is the label marked with the full EF retail price of the items? Or better still, a way of marking a package as 'Gift'?