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Merry Christmas

Christmas Last Order Dates 2016

Our little elves have been busy sourcing the cut off dates for deliveries from the biggest stores this Christmas season.
On this page we bring you the Christmas Last Order dates for more than 50 high street and online retailers. Check out our list to see when you need to order by at your favourite stores to ensure santa makes it down your chimney in time for the big day! You can check all options below, including: standard, express if your in a rush or click & collect to beat the crowds.

Christmas Last Delivery Dates

Accessorize

Shop With Accessorize Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 - 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 - 22:00
Click and Collect: Order by 19/12/2016 - 23:59
Last minute shopper? Buy an Accessorize gift card!

All Saints

Shop With All Saints Now Standard delivery: Order by 19/12/2016 17:00
Express delivery: Order by 19/12/2016 17:00
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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Amazon

Shop With Amazon Now Standard delivery: Order by 18/12/16
Express delivery: Order by 20/12/16
Click and Collect: Order by 21/12/16
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Argos

Shop With Argos Now Standard delivery: Order by
Express delivery: Order by
Click and Collect: Order by
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ao.com

Shop With AO.com Now Standard delivery: Order by 18/12/16
Express delivery: Order by 20/12/16
Click and Collect: Order by 21/12/16
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asos

Shop With asos Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 20:00
Click and Collect: Order by 22/12/2016 23:59
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Beaverbrooks

Shop With Beaverbrooks Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 16:00
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 16:00
Click and Collect: Order by 22/12/2016 16:00
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Boden

Shop With Boden Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/20116 19:00
Click and Collect: Order by 20/12/2016 23:59
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The Body Shop

Shop With The Body Shop Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/122/2016 12:00
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 11:00
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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Boots

Shop With Boots Now Standard delivery: Order by
Express delivery: Order by
Click and Collect: Order by
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Burton

Shop With Burton Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 16:00
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 18:00
Click and Collect: Order by 14 - 23/12/2016
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Buyagift

Shop With Buyagift Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 13:59
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 13:59
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts

Shop With Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by
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Currys

Shop With Currys Now Standard delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 21:00
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 21:00
Click and Collect: Order by 24/12/2016
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delivery orders must be made before 20/12/2016 16:00

Debenhams

Shop With Debenhams Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 21:00
Click and Collect: Order by 23/12/2016 21:00
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Disney Store

Shop With the Disney Store Now Standard delivery: Order by 19/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 16:00
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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Dune

Shop With Dune Now Standard delivery: Order by 16/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 18/12/2016 Collect Plus Standard 21/12/2016 Collect Plus Express
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Dunelm

Shop With Dunelm Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 24/12/2016 23:49
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Evans

Shop With Evans Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 16:00
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 18:00
Click and Collect: Order by Standard: 14/12/2016 12:00 Express: 23/12/016 18:00
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Evans Cycles

Shop With Evans Cycles Now Standard delivery: Order by 19/12/2016 15:30
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 15:30
Click and Collect: Order by 21/12/2016 15:00 Except Bikes
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Feel Unique

Shop With Feel Unique Now Standard delivery: Order by 21-22/12/2016 12:00
Express delivery: Order by 22/1/2016 12:00
Click and Collect: Order by 20/12//2016 17:00 N/A
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Figleaves

Shop With Figleaves Now Standard delivery: Order by 22/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 20/1/2016
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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Firebox

Shop With Firebox Now Standard delivery: Order by
20/12/2016 12:00 Express delivery: Order by
22/12/2016 18:00 Last minute shopper? Buy a Firebox gift card!

Footasylum

Shop With Footasylum Now Standard delivery: Order by
20/12/2016 Express delivery: Order by
21/12/2016 18:00 Click and Collect: Order by
22/12/2016 12:00 Last minute shopper? Buy a Footasylum gift card!

Fragrance Shop

Shop With The Fragrance Shop Now Standard delivery: Order by 19/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 17:00
Click and Collect: Order by 23/12/2016 14:00
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Game

Shop With Game Now Standard delivery: Order by 18/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016
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Great Little Trading Co

Shop With the Great Little Trading Comapny Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/22016
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
Exclusions: Personalised products deadline: 11/12/2016 Check the GLTC website for delivery info on furniture and various other products Last minute shopper? Buy a Great Little Trading Comapny gift card!

House Of Fraser

Shop With House Of Fraser Now Standard delivery: Order by 18/12/2016 23.59
Express delivery: Order by Next Day: 22/12/2016 19:00, Same Day 12pm 23/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 23/12/2016 23.59
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John Lewis

Shop With John Lewis Now Standard delivery: Order by - smaller Items: 20/12/2016 19:00
Larger Items: 18/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 20:00
Click and Collect: From JL Shops - 22/12/2016 20:00
From Waitrose Shops - 21/12/2016 20:00
From Collect+ Shops - 21/12/2016 14:00
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Lastminute.com

Shop With Lastminute.com Now Royal Mail Signed for First Class (Recorded Delivery) Order by 21/12/2016
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed: Order by 23/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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Links of London

Shop With Links of London Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 12:00
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 12:00
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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M&S Excluding Food

Shop With M&S Now Standard delivery: Order by 19/12/22016
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 22/12/2016
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MandMDirect.com

Shop With MandMDirect.com Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 12:00
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 12:00
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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Maplin

Shop With Maplin Now Standard delivery: Order by 18/12/22016
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 18/12/2016
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Matalan

Shop With Matalan Now Standard delivery: Order by 19/12/22016 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 12:00
Click and Collect: Order by 19/12/2016 23:59
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Miss Selfridge

Shop With Miss Selfridge Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/22016 16:00
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 18:00
Click and Collect: Order by 14-23/12/2016 15:00
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Molton Brown

Shop With Molton Brown Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/22016 15:00
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 15:00
Click and Collect: Order by 19/12/2016 15:00
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Monsoon

Shop With Monsoon Now Standard delivery: Order by 12/12/22016 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 22:00
Click and Collect: Order by 19/12/2016 23:59
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New Look

Shop With New Look Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/22016
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016
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Next

Shop With Next Now Standard delivery: Order by 22/12/22016
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 22/12/2016
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Nike Store

Shop With Nike Store Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 19:00
Express delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 19:00
Click and Collect: Order by 20/12/2016 19:00
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notonthehighstreeet.com

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Delivery depends on your product type as does the cost. Products from notonthehighstreet.com are delivered by the individual seller, not the website itself, so to be sure of delivery be careful to read delivery options for each specific purchase!

> Last minute shopper? Buy a notonthehighstreet.com gift card!

Oasis

Shop With Oasis Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/22016 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 20:00
Click and Collect: Order by N/A
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O2

Shop With O2 Now Standard delivery: Order by 22/12/22016 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 23:59
Click and Collect: Order by 22/12/2016
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Office

Shop With Office Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 17:00
Click and Collect: Order by 20/12/2016 17:00

PC World

Shop With PC World Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016 21:00
Click and Collect: Order by 24/12/2016 15:00
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Pure Collection

Shop With Pure Collection Now Standard delivery: Order by 16/12/2016 22:00
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 16:00
Click and Collect: Order by 20/12/2016 22:00
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Red Letter Days

Shop With Red Letter Days Now Delivery: Order by Looking for delivery of an experience gift box? Check the Red Letter Days website for specific details, or read on...
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Snapfish

Shop With Snapfish Now All deliveries: Order by 20/12/2016
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Surfdome

Shop With Surfdome Now Standard delivery: Order by 19/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 23/12/2016
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Swarovski

Shop With Swarovski Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
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Tesco Direct

Shop With Tesco Direct Now Standard delivery: Order by 18/12/2016 17:00
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 17:00
Click and Collect: Order by 22/12/2016 17:00
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The Entertainer

Shop With The Entertainer Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 19:00
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 15:00
Click and Collect: Order by 24/12/2016 12:00
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Topman

Shop With Topman Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 16:00
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 22-23/12/2016 Various options
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Topshop

Shop With Topshop Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 16:00
Click and Collect: Order by 23/12/2016 18:00
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Toys R' US

Shop With Toys R' Us Now Standard delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016
Click and Collect: Order by 24/12/2016
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Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters offer only Express Christmas Delivery in the UK, so get your skates on!

Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 23:59
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Virgin Experience Days

Shop With Virgin Experience Days Now Standard delivery: Order by 22/12/2016
Express delivery: Order by 23/12/2016

These dates are our best guesses, so order before it's too late...

Our Guide To Mastering Christmas Postage and Deliveries

With Christmas approaching quicker than you can say tinsel you probably need to buy presents online for a number of people. Just because you order online doesn’t mean you can leave your shopping to Christmas Eve. Next Day Delivery isn’t an option in the last few days before Christmas; some retailers won’t even take orders a full 10 days before Christmas. In 2015, the most frequent last order/delivery days were December 22nd and 23rd. If you have ordered before the deadline for a certain retailer and your gifts are late, don’t worry you have the right to complain and secure a full refund. To really be sure of getting your shopping completed on time you need to start in early December. It’s important to check the last order date for each of your favourite retailers. A way round the last order dates is to click and collect. Order your gifts ahead of time and collect them yourself when you have a free minute, that way you avoid the busy shops. After all Christmas is a frantic time, with decorating and food shopping to do too. If you are sending a gift that you have bought for someone you can use Royal Mail, their deadline varies each year, in 2015 it was December 19. However, if you are sending something more substantial than a greetings card, you can find cheaper courier services. For parcels over 1kg you can save a great deal by using cut price couriers like Worldwide Parcel Services and MyParcelDelivery. What do you when disaster strikes and your loved ones favourite retailer are no longer taking orders? Although not as personal as a present a gift card can be the perfect solution. Almost every store imaginable offers a variation of gift cards ranging from £10 to as much as you’re willing to spend. Even better is an e-gift card, which can be sent and received by email. E-Gift-Cards are especially handy if the recipient is accident prone or misplaces things easily. Although convenient they are not quite the traditional image of opening presents around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. Be careful, when retailers go into administration they won’t accept a gift card, stores like Blockbusters, BHS and Woolworths have all gone bust in recent years. So make sure the recipient spends their gift card speedily.

Royal Mail Last Posting Dates 2016

Date Class
Tuesday 20/12/2016 2nd Class & Royal Mail Signed
Wednesday 21/12/2016 1st Class & Royal Mail Signed
Thursday 22/12/2016 Royal Mail Guaranteed Special Delivery
Friday 23/12/2016 Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday Postage

Royal Mail Worker's Strike

You might have heard the news that the CPU (Communications Workers Union), the post office workers union has decided to strike over Christmas. There's no need to worry! The Post Office have made assurances that the proposed 5 days of strijing over pension decreases and working conditions will have no affect on whether your parcels are delivered on time. Mark Davies the Post Office's Communication Director says, “Christmas post will not be in chaos. There will no impact on deliveries” he went on to say: "We are extremely sorry that the unions are attempting to disrupt services for people sending parcels and cards to loved ones in the run-up to Christmas".
He Continues, "However, we would like to reassure our customers that, if a strike goes ahead on December 3, it will impact less than 300 of our 11,600 branches. It will be business as usual in 97% of our network."
Meanwhile the Unite insist that Christmas deliveries will be disrupted. Let's all cross our fingers, with only 300 branches affected, we should still have a Merry Christmas!


Size & Weight

Stick to the brief guidlines and your letters and parcels should be cleared and ready to wind their way to their UK destination. Remember the size & weight of any post you do send will impact upon the cost of postage, check out the pricing information for your delivery using the Royal Mail Price Finder


Letters

  • Maximum Weight - 100g
  • Maximum Length - 24cm
  • Maximum Width - 16.5cm
  • Maximum Thickness - 5mm

Smaller Parcels

Including women's shoes and boots, small electronics like speakers and handheld game consoles,
clothes. If it can fit into a box of the following dimensions, its good to go:

  • Maximum Weight - 3kg
  • Maximum Length - 45cm
  • Maximum Width - 35cm
  • Maximum Thickness - 46cm

Medium Parcel

The Royal Mail attributes medium sized parcels as being suitable for gifts, so any bulkier presents you wish
to send through the postal service should be fine.
Think anything weighty including electronics, kids toys and more.

  • Maximum Weight -20kg
  • Maximum Length - 61cm
  • Maximum Width - 46cm
  • Maximum Thickness - 46cm

Use Online Couriers

Use Various Online Couriers Some online couriers will even pick up from your home or office all you need to is box the products yourself, or even easier keep them in the store packaging. My Hermes collect your parcels – up to 2KG from as little as £3.10, or drop your parcel at a partner ParcelShop, with as many as 4,500 to choose from, you can check your nearest location using the ParcelShop finder tool. Determine the dimensions and weight of your parcel and you can get a price In a jiffy. Alternatives include: Shiply, Pharos Parcel and Man With a Van if you need bulky items delivered! Be Careful: Not all couriers deliver everything, check what’s on their prohibited list Check how your package is insured, Ensure the actual weight of the package is what you stated, otherwise expect excess charges – just like at the airport

Buy Cheaper Stamps

Christmas is expensive, when you factor in the presents, food and drink and lump in the Christmas tree and festive decorations you’re spending a pretty penny. Any tip to save money at Christmas can be a godsend. Some costs just sneak up on you, this is definitely the case when buying stamps for Christmas letters. Sure you can buy stamps in bulk from the Royal Mail, 50 First Class stamps costs £48, however you must pay £6.15 for special delivery guaranteed postage on orders under £50, and if you’ve left buying stamps into December, you could end up wasting money during December. However, there is a solution, visit discountedstamps.co.uk for cheaper stamps, in fact you can buy a book of 100 first class stamps for £59.55, that’s including delivery! So, that’s a whole 50 more stamps than the Royal Mail, for just over £10 more. A word of caution though, please bear in mind that the Royal Mail is likely to have a better, more efficient and reliable delivery service than a discount stamps website, so ensure that if you’re buying discounted stamps, buy them well in advance of Christmas. That way you get your stamps in time to get your Christmas cards to your friends and loved ones way before the big day!

Easy Postage

Some websites will have a dedicated section featuring presents that aren’t too bulky or oddly shaped, meaning postage is a cinch. If you have no luck, you can always check out the dimensions of your gifts on the merchants product information page. Cross reference this information with the Royal Mail size guide, and hey presto you know which size parcel to send. Then, finally, you can work out how exactly how much you’ll need to spend, ensuring your Christmas Budget isn't under strain Other similar discounted stamp retailers include Discount Stamps and Great Britain Stamps