Sending small parcel through DHL

I am planning to order several items overseas (including several writing pads, a mug, and a small pencil case) as a gift. The ordering website includes free shipping with DHL worldwide. The total amount I order is less than $100, and I expect they will be less than 1.5 KG. Does the recipient in Cuenca need to pay any tariff, tax, or as I read, extra $42 for delivery through DHL? Will DHL directly send the parcel to the address or they need to pick up at their shop?

Thanks a lot,

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