Christmas Opening Hours 2023
Our website will be open over the Christmas and New Year period for orders, 24 hours a day as normal.
The website will be operating as normal and orders can be placed during the whole festive period, but any orders placed after 12pm midday on Friday 22nd December 2023 will be dealt with (and dispatched if in stock) on Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th December 2023.
Orders placed after 11am on Friday 29th December 2023 will be dealt with (and dispatched if in stock) on Wednesday 3rd January 2024 when the office opening hours return to normal.
Our Office Christmas Opening Hours are as follows...
Friday 22nd December 2023 - 9am - 12pm midday
Saturday 23rd December 2023 - Closed
Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December 2023) - Closed
Christmas Day (Monday 25th December 2023) - Closed
Boxing Day (Tuesday 26th December 2023) - Closed
Wednesday 27th December 2023 - 9am - 11am
Thursday 28th December 2023 - 9am - 11am
Friday 29th December 2023 - 9am - 11am
Saturday 30th December 2023 - Closed
New Years Eve (Sunday 31st December 2023) - Closed
New Years Day (Monday 1st January 2024) - Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 2024 - Closed
Wednesday 3rd January 2024 - Normal opening hours resume (9am - 5pm)
Latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2023
Dates for orders to be placed on our website for expected delivery on or before Sunday 24th December 2023 (Christmas Eve) subject to stock availability...
UK Free Delivery: Wednesday 13th December before 12pm**
Standard Delivery (2-4 working days for delivery): Monday 18th December before 12pm**
Priority Dispatch (1-2 working days for delivery): Wednesday 20th December before 12pm**
Royal Mail Next-Day Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm: Friday 22nd December before 12pm**
Please note, we use Royal Mail for our Free Delivery, Standard Delivery and Priority Dispatch options.
UPS Standard Delivery (2-4 working days for delivery): Tuesday 19th December before 9am**
UPS Express Delivery (Next-day): Friday 22nd December before 9am**
**Channel Islands, Scottish Highlands, Islands, and Northern Ireland and some more remote mainland Scottish areas can take an extra working day to deliver, so please order at least one working day earlier than stated above.
Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed delivery (all countries other than UK, with a few exceptions - please contact us for further details):
Monday 11th December 2023 - Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, Bulgaria, Caribbean, China (People’s Republic), Far and Middle East, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain.
Tuesday 12th December 2023 - Cyprus and Malta.
Wednesday 13th December 2023 - Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA
International Shipping by UPS Courier (all countries other than UK, with a few exceptions - please contact us for further details):
Monday 11th December 2023 by 11am - Worldwide
Wednesday 13th December 2023 by 11am - Europe
Please note: Orders must be placed before 12pm cut off on the date stated (unless otherwise stated). Orders placed after 12pm will be sent as soon as possible but cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.