Don’t miss the last Christmas order dates!

Last Christmas order dates

Last Christmas order datesIf you’re shopping online this Christmas, make sure you don’t miss the last order dates. Here’s our at-a-glance guide to the dates you need to know.

The clock is ticking for stressed out Christmas shoppers everywhere – but especially for those of us looking to buy our presents online!

Below are the final ordering dates for deliveries within the UK for the major stores.

Some standard delivery deadlines have already passed, but many haven’t – and lots of retailers will take orders up until December 23.

And just in case you have any problems, have a look at the 10 facts you should know about your consumer rights.

Post Office

Thursday 20 December – first class

Saturday 22 December – special delivery

For info on Parcelforce and international delivery, see here.


Wednesday 19 December for free super saver delivery (must order by 11.59pm).

Thursday 20 December for first class delivery (must order by 11.59pm).

Saturday 22 December for delivery to Pickup locations (must order by 11am)

Sunday 23 December for one-day delivery (must order by 11am).

Customers in selected postcodes may be able to order by 9.30am on Monday 24 December and have an evening delivery.

You can buy and download printable gift certificates at any time (including Chriastmas Day).


Thursday 20 December for smaller items (must order by 1.00pm on Thursday for delivery by Saturday 22 December).

Carphone Warehouse

Thursday 20 December for standard delivery (must order by 5pm).

Friday 21 December (must order by 5pm) for delivery on Saturday 22 December.


Sunday 23 December (must order by 2.30pm).


Thursday 20 December for most items (must order by 12pm). Some items (see below) can be ordered later.

Thursday 20 December for cosmetics (must order by 11.59pm).

Friday 21 December for hampers (must order by 12pm).

Saturday 22 December for flowers (must order by 11.59pm).

Early Learning Centre

Standard delivery deadline has passed.

Thursday 20 December for next-day delivery (must order by 5pm).


Wednesday 19 December for free P&P (must order by 11.59pm).

Friday 21 December for express delivery (must order by 11.59pm).

Two hours before close of business on Christmas Eve for in-store pick-up through its click and collect service.

John Lewis

Wednesday 19 December – standard delivery (must order by 7pm, free for deliveries of £50 and over).

Friday 21 December – next day/named delivery (must order by 7pm)

Dates for large items such as furniture vary on a case by case basis. More info here.


Friday 21 December for next-day delivery for the rest of the UK (must order by 9pm, excludes Northern Ireland).

Tesco Direct

Deadline has passed for many items except for the below:

Wednesday 19 December for items from Tesco Entertainment.

Friday 21 December for click and collect service (must order by 3pm).


Free delivery deadline has passed.

Wednesday 20 December for courier delivery or delivery to a local store (must order by 3pm).