Last Order Dates for Delivery in Time for Christmas 2016
By now, I hope, you’ll have had most of your Christmas shopping done, especially for the little loved ones. However, if you’ve had some last minute inspiration or have forged new friendships, then take heed of the following deadlines for ordering Christmas gifts online.
Amazon : no rush delivery, Tuesday 20th December; standard delivery, Wednesday 21st December; one day and express delivery (dependent on location), Friday 23rd December; same day delivery (available in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, London and Bristol), Saturday 24th December.
Early Learning Centre (ELC) : standard delivery 20th December; click and collect 2pm 22nd December; next day delivery 6pm, 21st December.
The Entertainer : standard delivery, 7pm 20th December; next day delivery, 3pm 22nd December; click and collect, midday 24th December.
GLTC : order by Tuesday 20th December for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
John Lewis : the John Lewis Partnership offer a wide variety of options through its department store and Waitrose supermarket chains. You can even order on Thursday 22nd December but check the John Lewis website for exact details.
Smyths : in most of the UK order by 4pm, Wednesday 21st December (large bulky items and gift cards excluded). The last chance to order gift cards is midnight Sunday 18th December. In the Scottish Highlands and Islands, order toys before 4pm Friday 16th December. In Ireland, order by 2pm Wednesday 21st December, again with the exception of large bulky items and gift cards.
Toys “R” Us : standard delivery, 12pm Tuesday 20th December; next day delivery, 12pm Thursday 22nd December; larger, bulky item and special orders will have earlier cut-off dates.