It's that time of year again and although Christmas is likely to be a little different this year, it’s never been more important to connect with your loved ones to show them you're thinking of them.
If you're planning to post gifts to friends and family, it's time to get organised. Christmas will be upon us before you can say 'brussel sprout' so plan ahead and make sure you don't miss those Christmas posting deadlines.
To help keep your Christmas planning on track, here are the last posting dates for sending parcels in the UK and overseas.
Even if you're sending gifts in the UK, try not to leave it until the last minute. You can't prepare Christmas dinner a week in advance, but you can get your Christmas posting done. Send all your gifts at least a week before Christmas, then sit back and relax knowing that Santa will be on time this year.
If things don't go to plan (and they often don't at Christmas) Parcel Monkey can still help you out. These reliable courier services, available to book via our courier quote form, will ensure your parcels reach their destination by Christmas Eve.
|Service||Post by*||Collection available||Drop off available|
|Parcelforce Express 24
(Includes timed services)
|23rd December 2020||Yes||Yes|
|DHL Next Day||23rd December 2020||Yes||No|
|DPD Next Day||23rd December 2020||Yes||No|
|DX Next Day||22nd December 2020||Yes||No|
|Parcelforce Express 48
(Includes Express48 Large)
|22nd December 2020||Yes||Yes|
|DPD Pick Up||22nd December 2020||No||Yes|
*Your parcel must be dropped off or collected by this date.
Sending gifts overseas this Christmas? No problem! Parcel Monkey can help you send gifts to over 220 international destinations at discounted prices.
You will need to allow more time for international deliveries at Christmas, especially if you want to avoid paying extra for an express service.
The table below shows the last posting dates to our most popular destinations. Please remember that your parcel needs to be with the courier by the specified date, which means you need to allow an extra day for collection.
|Country||Parcelforce Global Priority||DPD Direct||DPD Classic/Air Classic||DPD Air Express|
|Australia||9th December||10th December (Air Classic)|
|Canada||11th December||11th December (Air Classic)|
|China||10th December||1st December (Air Classic)||11th December|
|Denmark||15th December||16th December||18th December|
|France||15th December||16th December||18th December|
|Germany||15th December||17th December||18th December|
|Greece||11th December||14th December (Air Classic)||16th December|
|Hong Kong||11th December||14th December (Air Classic)||16th December|
|Italy||11th December||15th December||17th December||18th December|
|Ireland||15th December||21st December|
|Japan||11th December||10th December (Air Classic)|
|New Zealand||8th December|
|Poland||15th December||17th December||18th December|
|Portugal||15th December||16th December||17th December||18th December|
|Singapore||11th December||14th December (Air Classic)||16th December|
|Spain||15th December||16th December||17th December||18th December|
|Sweden||11th December||15th December||16th December||17th December|
|United Arab Emirates||11th December|
|USA||8th December||14th December (Air Classic)||16th December|
These dates are correct as of November 2020
If the country you want to send a parcel to is not on our list, here are some helpful links where you can find a full list of destinations and last posting dates:
We'll be here to help you over Christmas. You can contact us via live chat or send us an email through your account. Here are our Christmas opening hours:
|Christmas Eve||8 am - 1pm|
|Monday 28th December||Closed|
|Tuesday 29th December||8 am - 8 pm|
|Wednesday 30th December||8 am - 8 pm|
|New Years Eve||8 am - 1pm|
|New Years Day||Closed|
|Saturday 2nd January||Closed|
|Monday 4th January||Back to normal opening hours, 8 am - 8 pm|
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