Christmas Postal Deadlines

Delivery deadlines for International Airmail, UK delivery and BFPO destinations are given below. We will ensure that any orders placed for these destinations will be posted promptly to meet these deadlines as long as we receive orders prior to the dates illustrated below.

Last recommended posting services


International Standard and all International Tracking and Signature services

Tuesday 4th December

Africa, Middle East

Friday 7th December

Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern, Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Saturday 8th December

Caribbean, Central & South America

Monday 10th December

Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand

Friday 14th December

Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Canada, USA

Saturday 15th December

Finland, Sweden

Monday 17th December

Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Monday 26th November

Airmail to Operational BFPOs

Friday 14th December

Airmail to Static BFPOs

UK Inland Services

Tuesdy 18th December

2nd Class and 2nd Class Royal Mail Signed For™

Thursday 20th December

1st Class and 1st Class Royal Mail Signed For™, Special Delivery Guaranteed

Friday 21st December

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed ™


All UK mail will be dispatched by First Class mail, unless you select an alternative delivery service. We strongly recommend that orders to UK destinations be sent by Guaranteed or Confirmed Royal Mail services to ensure safe delivery. These can be selected from the drop-down menu in Section 3 of the Checkout Process – Shipping Method..