Make Christmas extra special this year by beating last posting dates 2023. With our range of trusted UK and international couriers, you can be sure that special something will arrive on your loved ones’ doorstep ahead of the big day.
If you need to post gifts to your friends and family this Christmas, it's time to start thinking about Christmas delivery dates.
But don’t worry. To help keep your Christmas planning on track, you can find the last posting dates for Europe, rest of the world and the UK below.
Even if you're sending parcels within the UK, you can save money and stress by sending your gifts sooner rather than later. You can't prepare Christmas dinner a week in advance, but you can get your Christmas post sent. We recommend sending all your gifts at least a week before Christmas, so you can sit back and relax knowing that Santa’s sleigh will be on time this year.
But if you need fast delivery, Parcel Monkey can help you. Book a reliable courier service with our courier quote form to make the last post for Christmas.
|Service||Post by*||Collection available||Drop off available|
|Parcelforce Express 24
(Includes timed services)
|21 December 2023||Yes||Yes|
|DHL Next Day||21 December 2023||Yes||No|
|DX Next Day||15 December 2023||Yes||No|
|Parcelforce Express 48
(Includes Express48 Large)
|20 December 2023||Yes||Yes|
|DPD Pick Up||20 December 2023||No||Yes|
|Yodel Direct Drop Off||19 December 2023||No||Yes|
|Evri Drop Off||20 December 2023||No||Yes|
|Evri Collection||19 December 2023||Yes||No|
|UPS Access Point||21 December 2023||No||Yes|
|UPS Collection||20 December 2023||Yes||No|
|FedEx Next Day Drop Off||21 December 2023||No||Yes|
*Your parcel must be dropped off or collected by this date.
Whether you need the last posting dates for Europe, Asia or the rest of the world, we’ve got you covered! Parcel Monkey can help you send Christmas post 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. We always recommend to send your interantional parcels as soon as possible.
The table below shows the last day for posting parcels to our most popular destinations.
|Australia||18 December||14 December|
|Canada||18 December||14 December|
|China||18 December||14 December|
|Denmark||19 December||15 December|
|France||19 December||15 December|
|Germany||19 December||15 December|
|Greece||19 December||15 December|
|Hong Kong||18 December||14 December|
|India||18 December||14 December|
|Italy||19 December||15 December|
|Ireland||20 December||15 December|
|Japan||18 December||14 December|
|New Zealand||18 December||14 December|
|Poland||19 December||15 December|
|Portugal||19 December||15 December|
|Singapore||18 December||14 December|
|Spain||19 December||15 December|
|Sweden||19 December||15 December|
|Switzerland||19 December||15 December|
|United Arab Emirates||18 December||14 December|
|USA||20 December||14 December|
These dates are correct as of November 2023.
For Parcel Monkey branded services shipping exclusively within Europe, the deadlines are as follows:
If the country you want to send a parcel to is not on our list, simply get a quote and we'll give you an estimated time of delivery to the destination of your choice.
We're 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||9am - 1pm|
|Wednesday 27th December||8am - 8pm|
|Thursday 28th December||8am - 8pm|
|Friday 29th December||8am - 8pm|
|Saturday 30th December||Closed|
|New Years Eve||Closed|
|New Years Day||Closed|
|Tuesday 2nd January||Back to normal opening hours, 8am - 8pm|
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