Last days you can get your Christmas presents delivered

15 December 2023, 09:26

You don't want to miss the cut off dates for your Christmas post.
You don't want to miss the cut off dates for your Christmas post. Picture: Alamy

By Ana Truesdale

You'll have to order your Christmas presents online early next week if you want them to arrive by Christmas.

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If you would rather not brave in-person Christmas shopping, you'll need to know when the last days for Christmas delivery are.

A few retailers have paid next-day delivery available up until December 23.

If you don't want to spend extra on delivery, here's a list of retailer deadlines for deliveries that will arrive before Christmas.

Monday, December 18

  • Royal Mail 2nd Class
  • Currys
  • Waterstones 2nd class delivery (which is free if you spend over £25)

Tuesday, December 19

  • Amazon
  • Argos
  • John Lewis
  • Smyths (except for large bulky items)

Wednesday, December 20

  • Royal Mail 1st Class
  • Evri Standard Tracked
  • ASOS

If you leave ordering your Christmas presents until the last minute, you'll definitely need to know the cut-off dates for next-day delivery.

DPD Next Day - Thursday, December 21

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed - Thursday, December 21

DPD Next Day with Saturday - Friday, December 22

Amazon Prime delivery - Friday, December 22

Argos - smaller items can get same-day delivery on Christmas Eve

Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year, so if you wanted guaranteed Christmas delivery, the earlier you send your cards and order your gifts next week the better.