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Shipping from Canada to the US - question about fees

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Shipping from Canada to the US - question about fees

I'm going to be sending some gifts to friends in the US (California specifically) this month and I'm wondering if my friends will have to pay any customs or brokerage fees when they receive the packages in the US? The contents would mostly be things like chocolate, clothing, small electronic items like headphones (nothing overly expensive).

From what I have briefly researched I noticed that anything valued under $800 is not subject to any charges in the US but I wanted to double check with people who are more experienced with this. If there are any fees involved, is it possible to pre-pay them at the time of shipping? I have never sent a parcel to the US before.

Also what would be the best shipping method in terms of cost and time?
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