Christmas Online Shopping Deadlines

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If you’re being sensible this year and doing all of your Christmas shopping online, from the comfort of your own home, then not only will you avoid having to brave the ever-growing crowds, you should also save some money, as most online retailers are cheaper than their high-street counterparts, plus there’s usually less temptation to make impulse purchases.

One problem with online shopping though is that you can’t make those last minute (ie. like me when my shopping starts on Christmas Eve) purchases on the web, so you may find it useful to know the ordering deadlines for a range of online retailers, to make sure that your gifts reach you before the big day.

This Is Not Work has the full list of deadlines, but here are some of the last dates for the bigger names:

Amazon.co.uk
For super saver delivery order by Thursday December 18 (free on orders over £5)
For first class delivery, order by Saturday December 20 (delivery rates vary)
For express delivery, order by 1pm Tuesday December 23 (£8.80)
For Christmas Eve delivery, order by 8.30am Wednesday
December 24 (£14.67 per delivery)

Argos.co.uk
For smaller items, order by Monday December 22 (1pm)
For bigger items, order by Friday December 19 Standard delivery costs £5.80

Houseoffraser.co.uk
For standard delivery, order by Wednesday December 17 (£4)
For next day delivery, order by Friday December 19 (£7)

Marksandspencer.com
For standard delivery on clothing, home ware, selected technology and wine cases, order by Saturday December 20, 12 noon (£3.50 or free for orders over £30)
For nominated delivery on the items above order by Monday December 22, 12 noon (£4.95 or free for orders over £150)
For larger home ware and technology items, order by Monday December 15
For food pick ups in store order by Friday December 19 to collect within 2 days, Tuesday December 16 to collect within 5 days; Sunday December 14 to collect within 7 days

Tesco.com
Small items, order by Sunday December 21 (£4.85)
Larger items, order by Sunday December 14 (£4.85)

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