With this in mind, Royal Mail has released its last guaranteed dates for Christmas deliveries, both for UK and overseas parcels.
Royal Mail last delivery Christmas date
Friday, December 16
Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy
Monday, December 19
2nd Class Signed for
Royal Mail 48®
Wednesday, December 21
1st Class Signed for
Royal Mail 24®
Royal Mail Tracked 48®**
Thursday, December 22
Royal Mail Tracked 24®**
Friday, December 23
Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Royal Mail International Christmas delivery date
Those of you who have friends and relatives abroad should start thinking about posting Christmas gifts soon, with deadlines in October.
For international standard and international tracking and signature services, you must post packages within the next 3 weeks.
For the British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Anguilla, the deadline is Friday, October 7.
If you are sending International Economy for Hong Kong, the Middle East and Far East, Singapore and South Africa, you must post your parcels by Friday 14 October.
For the US and Canada, it is Monday, October 31.
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