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    Last Posting Dates for Christmas Delivery

    Tuesday, 26 November 2013  |  Colin

    Not all of us are organised enough to have all our Christmas presents bought and wrapped by the end of October! For those of us who like to shop online but have delayed buying presents until the few weeks before Christmas we will need to know that they will arrive in time...

    Below, therefore, you will find Royal Mail's recommended last posting dates for Christmas 2013 delivery.

    Please note that, whilst these last posting dates include an extra day or two buffer over normal delivery times to allow for the increased volume of post at this time of year, arrival by Christmas Eve is still not guaranteed (unless you are using Special Delivery) - as the higher number of letters and parcels going through the system at this time of year will inevitably lead to a slightly higher number of delays.

    For this reason it is recommended that you make your purchase as early as possible.


    Non-UK Delivery: Operational BFPOs Friday 29th November
      New Zealand Wednesday 4th December
      Australia Thursday 5th December
      Cyprus & Eastern Europe Monday 9th December
      Canada, France, Greece & Poland Tuesday 10th December
      USA, other Western Europe & Static BFPOs Friday 13th December
    UK Delivery: UK Free (2nd Class) Wednesday 18th December
      UK 1st (1st Class) Friday 20th December
      UK Premium (Special Delivery Next Day) Monday 23rd December