Last posting dates for Christmas 2020 – here's where you can still buy presents online

Here are the last posting dates for Christmas 2020 – please, do not worry if you are in tier 4 and shops are closed. Here's where to do your present shopping online...

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Still need to buy some Christmas presents? Please, don't panic! Here are the last posting dates for Christmas 2020 – you've still got time! Remember: certain supermarkets sell toys, Argos is part of Sainsbury's, too, so you can click and collect presents there. If not, Amazon offer same-day delivery, as do Selfridges (if you are in London) and there are always e-gift cards.

Use our Christmas Countdown for more helpful dates, deadlines and must-dos. Need a little help with your Christmas shopping? Check out our dedicated Christmas page for all of the gift ideas you'll ever need. 

Christmas posting last dates: cut-off dates

We've listed retailers in alphabetical order to make life easier. We'll cross out dates once they're over as not to confuse you, and we've listed Next Day delivery dates as well as Click & Collect when applicable and of course, Standard Delivery – these dates are in bold. Lots of retailers are yet to release their last Christmas delivery dates, so be sure to keep checking back for more info.

Royal Mail Christmas posting dates

  • Royal Mail 2nd Class & 2nd Class Signed For: 18th December
  • Royal Mail 1st Class 1st Class & 1st Class signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48*: 21st December
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24*: 22nd December
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed: 23rd December

Hermes Christmas posting dates

  • Last day for courier collection: 19th December
  • Last day for Standard Parcelshop drop-off: 12pm 21st December
  • Last day for Next Day Parcelshop drop-off: 12pm 22nd December

Amazon Christmas posting dates

Note: these dates are for Prime members only.

  • One-Day Delivery: 23rd December
  • Same-Day Delivery: 24th December
  • Grocery: 24th December
  • eGift Cards: 25th December

Gifts and homeware Christmas posting dates

  • Amara:  Standard Delivery: 6 pm 18 December
  • Anthropologie:UK Standard + Click & Collect: 12pm 21st December. UK Express: 4pm 22nd December. Furniture: 9th December
  • Argos: No date released yet, but they offer same-day delivery, or in-store collection – perfect for last-minute toy shopping!
  • Beer Hawk: Standard: 17th December
  • Boots: Standard: midday 21st December. Next day: 11am 21st December. Click & Collect: 6pm 22nd December
  • Cox & Cox:  Standard: 12pm 18th December
  • Cuckooland: Express (free with code EXPRESS): 2pm 21st December
  • Dunelm: Standard Delivery: 17th December. Express Delivery: 22nd December. Furniture Delivery: 17th December
  • Furniture Choice: Standard: 11 am 22nd December. Two-man delivery: 4 pm 16th December
  • Groupon: Varies depending on seller
  • Habitat:No date released yet for standard. Furniture: 14 December
  • House of Fraser: Standard: 12 pm 20th December.
  • IWOOT: No date released yet
  • John Lewis: Standard: 7 pm 18 December. Next Day: 8 pm 22nd December. Click & Collect: 4pm 22 December
  • La Redoute: Standard: 16th December
  • Made.com:  No date released yet
  • Master of Malt: Standard: 23rd December
  • Not on the High Street: Varies depending on seller
  • Oliver Bonas: Standard: 21st December. Next: 23rd December
  • Prezzybox: No date released yet
  • Selfridges: Standard: 6 pm 20 December. Next Day: 6 pm 22 December. Same Day (London): 12 pm 23 December
  • Soak & Sleep: Standard: 15th December. UK mattresses and furniture: 22nd December. Express: 16th December
  • Superdrug:Standard: 4pm 23rd December. Order & collect: 6pm 18th December
  • Swyft: Standard: 23rd December
  • The Range: Order & Collect in-store: 18th December. Saver: 18th December. Next Day: Midnight on the 22nd December. Regular Express delivery: 20th December
  • The White Company: Standard: Midnight 19th December. Collect Plus: 4pm 20th December
  • Wayfair: Varies depending on seller

Electrical and appliance Christmas posting dates

  • Amazon: One-Day Delivery: 23rd December
  • AO.com:  Not date released yet – next day delivery available
  • Appliances Direct: Next Day: 23rd December (small), 22rd December (medium), 22nd December (large items).
  • Argos: Not date released yet – same day delivery and click and collect available
  • Boots: Standard: midday 21st December. Next day: 11am 21st December. Click & Collect: 6pm 22nd December
  • Currys: Standard: 22nd December. Large items: 20th December. Collection: 3 pm 24th December
  • eBay: Varies depending on seller
  • GHD: Standard: 22nd December.
  • Groupon: Varies depending on seller
  • John Lewis: Standard: 7 pm 18 December. Next Day: 8 pm 22nd December. Click & Collect: 4pm 22 December
  • Selfridges: Standard: 6 pm 20 December. Next Day: 6 pm 22 December. Same Day (London): 12 pm 23 December
  • Superdrug:Standard: 4 pm 23rd December. Order & collect: 6pm 18th December
  • Wilko: Standard: 4 pm 17th December

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