Recommended Postage Dates Christmas 2016
These dates are the last recommended dates by Royal Mail to get your purchase in time for Christmas. Please bear in mind that they are not guaranteed (except next day by 1pm, in the UK).
We will send out your parcel on the same day you purchase it if it is paid for before 1pm UK time, so please bear this in mind if you purchase on the last day for your country/continent.
Be safe, though, and purchase your item as early as possible for it to be with you in time. We have an extended returns policy for you at the moment which runs until Christmas and gives you the chance to return your item in the month of January.
If you've bought something for Christmas and it doesn't fit or is unsuitable, we will accept your December purchases for refund or exchange throughout the whole of January, as long as the item is as it was when you bought it.
These are the recommended dates by Royal Mail:
For the UK:
Tuesday 20 December: 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®
Wednesday 21 December: 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®
Thursday 22 December: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
For the rest of the world:
Friday 2 December: Africa, Middle East
Wednesday 7 December: Asia, Far East, Cyprus, Japan, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Thursday 8 December: Caribbean, Central and South America
Friday 9 December: Australia, Greece, New Zealand
Wednesday 14 December: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Thursday 15 December: Canada, Sweden, Finland, USA
Friday 16 December: Austria, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland
We wish you a very happy Christmas and a brilliant new year!
Lots of love,
Katie and Peter