Last delivery dates for Christmas 2013

postboxShopping online makes Christmas Shopping a lot more convenient, especially for those of us who don’t live in town centres, or who want to avoid Saturday crowds.

With Give as you Live, doing your Christmas Shopping online also allows you to give twice as every gift you buy can raise a donation for your charity- without spending a penny more!

Whilst Christmas Shopping in your PJs in front of the TV definitely beats long queues and the rain, those of us who leave our shopping to the last minute need to be aware of postage dates.

Royal Mail has announced that the last postage dates are as follows:

  •  Last delivery for  2nd class delivery is 18th December
  •  Last delivery for 1st class is 20th December 

Many of our top retailers have echoed this, with their last dates for Christmas delivery being the 18th/19th December.

18th December

  • Last order date for standard delivery from ASOS, order by midnight
  • Last order date for large items from Amazon
  • Last delivery for  2nd class delivery is 18th December

20th December

  • Last full day to order with Amazon
  • Last postage date for 1st class delivery with Royal Mail

21st December

  • Deadline for most John Lewis products, order by 7pm

22nd December

  • Deadline for click and collect from John Lewis stores, Order by 7pm

23rd December

  • One day or express delivery with Amazon, order by 11am
  • Last order date for next day delivery from ASOS, order by midnight
  • Last evening next day delivery from ASOS, order by midnight

24th December

  • Order by 9am for evening delivery from Amazon

Whilst some stores do have later Christmas Delivery Dates, these may incur higher delivery charges. So it is definitely worth while thinking about your Christmas Shopping now, so you can avoid the last minute stress. If you are stuck for ideas, why not take a look at our Christmas Gift Guides for ideas for all the family, including your pets!

And with all your Christmas essentials available online, from gifts to decorations to cards and wrap, the only thing to worry about is whether to do your shopping in PJs or a onesie.