Christmas postage information

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Christmas postage information

Recommended Postage Dates Christmas 2017



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 purchases from the 15th of November until Christmas eve for a 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:

Wednesday 20 December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®
Thursday 21 December 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®
Thursday 21 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

For the rest of the world:

Saturday 2 December Africa, Middle East
Wednesday 6 December Asia, Far East, Cyprus, Japan, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Thursday 7 December Caribbean, Central and South America
Saturday 9 December Australia, Greece, New Zealand
Wednesday 13 December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Thursday 14 December Canada, Sweden, Finland, USA
Friday 15 December Austria, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland
Saturday 16 December Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Ireland

We wish you a very happy Christmas and a brilliant new year!

Lots of love,

Katie and Peter