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Christmas Delivery & Shipping Information 2023

It's the most wonderful time of the year with people sending presents and visiting loved ones all over the world to share some festive spirit. If you or your business are super busy during this time we have services to help take away the stress so you can treasure that special time with those you hold dearest.

Our last advised shipping dates are; 15th December for international destinations and the 21st December for domestic shipments.

Find out more about our last shipping dates and services over the festive period below

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Last Shipping Dates

The last shipping dates for Christmas 2023 are now available! You can find the last international and domestic shipping dates here. These show the last available dates we recommend presents are sent by with an aim to ensure they arrive on time.

We recommend that all Christmas shipments be sent as soon as possible to avoid delays and disappointment if goods are not received in time for the big day. We stress the importance of sending your goods in as much advance as possible to ensure they reach their recipients in time.

If you are shipping presents and are unsure if they might be permitted for import, you must check this before attempting shipment. PACK & SEND have expert knowledge in knowing what goods can be imported into different countries worldwide. You can find out which goods can be shipped to specific countries on our shipping pages just like, Portugal or contact your local service centre.

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Last International Shipping Dates

RegionLast Shipping Date
Europe and North AmericaFriday 15th December
Rest of the WorldFriday 15th December

European and North American last shipping dates

The last advised date for sending Christmas presents to most European and North American countries is the 15th of December. This date will include countries like; the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Rest of the world last shipping dates

Shipments to most non-European countries should typically be sent even earlier but have the same last shipping date as Europe and North America – 15th December. This service includes countries such as; Australia, New Zealand, India and China.

Just like with domestic shipments, with all international shipments, we would recommend sending presents as far ahead as you can. This way you ensure that your presents will arrive on time for Christmas avoiding any potential delays. To find out how we can help ship your presents and the last shipping dates for your destination contact your nearest service centre.

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Last Domestic Shipping and Collection Dates

ServiceLast Available Date
DeliverySaturday 23rd December
CollectionThursday 21st December

Domestic Collection

The last advised date available for the domestic collection of parcels this Christmas is 21st December. Whilst collection can be offered as late as the 21st, we would advise against waiting this long to arrange collection, to ensure that presents arrive in good time guaranteeing their arrival.

After the 21st, we cannot offer collection again until the 27th – 31st of December. The collection of goods is then unavailable again after these dates until the 2nd of January when regular services will be resumed.

Domestic Shipping

For domestic deliveries of Christmas presents the last advised delivery date is December 23rd, but capacity will be limited. As with collection whilst the last delivery date is as late as the 23rd we highly recommend you do not ship any Christmas presents as late as this if you want to be certain they will arrive in time for Christmas day.

Delivery is then available again on the 27th December – 31st of December with standard service resuming after this on the 2nd of January. Contact your nearest service centre if you want more information about our last domestic shipping dates.

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Festive Opening Hours

This festive season, our service centre’s opening hours may vary based on local arrangements. Please check with your local PACK & SEND service centre before planning your visit.

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Christmas Charity Reindeer Race

This Christmas, PACK & SEND is excited to launch the Christmas Charity Reindeer Race in aid of The Trussell Trust food bank charity.

We’re sending out 22 reindeer, named Ryan, each representing our service centres across the UK. The goal is simple: sending Ryan from person to person through the PACK & SEND carrier network while raising important funds for charity.

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Sending Christmas Presents

PACK & SEND have years of experience offering freight forwarding, door-to-door delivery services and international shipping. These services are especially relevant at Christmas time with people sending presents to friends and family all over the world.

No matter how fragile, awkward or valuable your gifts are we have the facilities to ensure that they are safely packaged for shipment worldwide and will arrive in time for Christmas, as long as they are shipped before our final Christmas shipping dates.

Whether you are sending popular Christmas presents like; bicycles, musical instruments, sports equipment, IT & electronics or anything else our service centres can ensure these are properly packed so they can reach your loved ones in perfect condition, ready to be used on the big day!

If you have received a present and it is not quite right or needs to be sent back, we can also help with this. Returning gifts is sometimes required and PACK & SEND’s services are designed to aid customers with this as well as sending gifts. Whether they need to go back to the sender or to the manufacturer for repair contact us today, to find out how we can help!

As well as sending personal gifts you might be sending presents to employees on behalf of a business. One example of this would be Christmas hampers or sending a bottle of something bubbly. PACK & SEND have worked previously making hampers for staff on behalf of businesses to give their teams a little something extra as thanks for their hard work. If you want to find out more about how we can help with this, contact your nearest service centre!

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Driving home for Christmas

If you are heading home this Christmas, PACK & SEND can help you get your belongings and presents sent home to save you the stress of transporting them there yourself. Our door-to-door delivery services can safely transport your things, no matter how big or small, wherever you are heading to spend the festive season this year.

Christmas is also a busy time for students who may be travelling home, whether that be domestically or internationally. Using our student shipping services we can get anything that students want to have taken back home, delivered for them. If they have also got any presents they want to be brought back to their student accommodation our shipping services are also designed to help with this.

Rather than heading home, you might be spending Christmas somewhere on vacation this year. This could be to see the snow in the Alps or somewhere warmer like Australia for Christmas on the beach. If you want to send your excess baggage ahead like skis or any other belongings you are taking for that special getaway, contact PACK & SEND to find out how we can help.

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Try our Christmas Game

Looking for an extra bit of fun over the festive period?

Give our parcel stack challenge a play, the player with the highest score by New Year’s Eve at midnight will win themselves a £75 Amazon gift voucher!

The game is quite easy and really enjoyable for all players. All that players have to do is get their tower of parcels as high as they can before the time runs out.

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At PACK & SEND we know how important it is for you to reach all your international destinations via a single service provider.

We provide a wide range of options for your international shipping solutions to ensure that you can always find the service you need depending on the package that you need to send overseas.

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PACK & SEND are truly the experts when it comes to custom packaging and crating those fragile, large, awkward and valuable items like computers, servers, artworks and antiques.

We specialise in accessing the right type of packaging for any item and using all other resources available to protect your shipment.

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We take every care to make sure that your items stay safe during transit.

However, for complete peace of mind when you send your shipments domestically or internationally, we provide protection to cover you for loss or damage to your important shipments

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