elle_e, my best to you for a great trip.
Originally Posted by MFarone
Adding to what MFarone said, my two cents on the subject of gifts to any public figures (not limited to the lovely Davis/White, who I am sure sincerely appreciate anything from fans):
Even if I had the opportunity to show my heartfelt gift in person to Davis/White, I would ask them if they would prefer for me to then send it along to Arctic Edge (or to the address of their choice). You might be doing yourself and any recipient who is on the road a favor to ship the gift to her/his homebase.
Aside from the competition itself, D/W no doubt will be very busy -- with obligations to the media and to their sponsors, and with a thousand other things. Others will be offering all kinds of gifts to them too.
What do people like Davis or White do with all their newly received stuff before they head back home? Wouldn't surprise me if they are rushing like crazy to: (1) cram some of it into their own luggage; and/or (2) divvy some of it up among family members/friends to cram into their luggage; and/or (3) get someone to deal with shipping some of it home for them (even if the hotel will help, some family member or other "intermediary" potentially will take temporary ownership of a batch of gifts and make the arrangements with a hotel person on their behalf), etc., etc.
The point is that any gift, including yours, could easily get lost in the shuffle.
If you are the type of person who would hate to be left wondering whether/when a gift that you ship in fact was opened and enjoyed, an optional step:
You could try including within your package a stamped, self-addressed postcard with a polite, respectful, friendly message to the effect of: "I hope that you will have a moment to put this card into the mail so I will know that you have received my gift." (At usps.com, I think that you can look up how much U.S. postage is needed for a postcard to Australia.)
Or at least include a note with your e-mail address, so that they (or someone on their behalf) can dash off a brief thank-you msg.
As soon as Nats are over, D/W will be prepping for Sochi -- again meaning not only training, but giving interviews, etc. In a perfect world, they might love to drop everything the minute that they open your gift and sit down to leisurely write a personalized letter of gratitude, but you will make their lives a little easier by giving them an effortless way to quickly acknowledge your package to Arctic Edge.