Everyone knows you can get the best bargains online, but make sure you know when to order so they will arrive in time for Christmas! You don’t want to be left empty handed on Christmas Day when it’s time to exchange gifts. If you have left it until the last minute to post your Christmas cards and presents this year, don’t worry there is still time.
Last Recommended Posting Dates
If you are sending card and presents overseas, you should have already done this by now but you’re not too late to send them out to friends and relatives that live in the UK.
Thursday 18 December – 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For
Saturday 20 December – 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For
Tuesday 23 December – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed
Royal Mail will carry out normal deliveries on December 22, 23 and 24 but there will be no deliveries on the 25th, 26th, 28th or the 1st.
Write your labels out so they are clear to see and ensure you have paid the right postage for the size of your envelope/parcel.
Last Delivery Dates
If you are ordering online, check the time and date for last orders to get guaranteed delivery for Christmas. Each merchant is different so check each one for details.
We have listed the last order dates for a range of our merchants that we think sell some great gifts for Christmas. Find out the cut off date before ordering so that you don’t have any disappointed faces on Christmas Day.
The Hut – Orders must be in by 3pm on the 16th of December for standard delivery, or you have until 2pm on Monday 22nd December for next day delivery.
Laura Ashley – The 17th December is the last day for home furnishing and the last day for fashion orders for standard delivery. Order fashion items by 1.30pm on 23rd December for next day delivery.
Waterstones – For free delivery by post orders, you must order by midday on the 18th December. You have until 9am on the 22nd December to order using UK first class and UK courier delivery.
House of Fraser – Order by 7pm on the 18th December for standard delivery, or by 22nd December for next day, same day, pre-9am and next evening delivery.
Iwantoneofthose.com – Order by the 19th December to get standard delivery, or you have until 23rd December for next day delivery.
Tesco Direct – Shop before the 19th December for standard delivery, or you have until 3pm on 22nd December for express delivery, or until 5pm for click and collect and next day delivery.
The Body Shop – Orders must be in by midnight on the 19th December for standard delivery, or you have until 11am on 22nd December for express delivery.
The Entertainer - Orders need to be in by midday on the 19th December for standard delivery, or before 7pm on Monday 22nd December for express next working day delivery.
Debenhams – You have until midnight on the 21st December to order for standard delivery, or until 7pm on 23rd December for next day delivery.
Handpicked – The Last date for Christmas delivery is Monday 22nd December.
Hotel Chocolat – Order by 6pm on the 19th December for standard and Saturday delivery, 6pm on 23rd December for next day delivery and 12pm on 24th December for same day delivery and click and collect.
Hampergifts.co.uk - All orders placed before 19th December are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas.