Last Posting Dates - Christmas


We are as keen as you that you get your Christmas gifts in time, so to help you plan, here are the last posting dates for Christmas deliveries.

Please note that we have no control over the post once items leave us. These are the last posting dates that will still give items a chance of arriving before Christmas, but delivery dates are not guaranteed.

We post items Monday to Friday - not Saturday. We are closed from 24th December to 4th January but a member of staff will be in the office to process orders and answer emails on December 29th.

Don't leave it until the last moment! We recommend ordering early to avoid disappointment. This is particularly the case for shipping methods that are sometimes slow, such as Hermes, international Royal Mail, and on occasion Royal Mail 48.

Have a very Happy Christmas, Martin and the team at SOTABEAMS.

Based on information provided by Royal MailDHL, Hermes & Parcelforce, adjusted to fit our opening hours. Times are GMT.


Royal Mail 48 Fri 17 Dec 2021 (Before 1pm)
Royal Mail 24 Tue 21 Dec 2021 (Before 1pm)
Royal Mail Tracked 24 Wed 22 Dec 2021 (Before 1pm)
DHL Express Tue 21 Dec 2021 (Before 12pm)
Hermes Fri 17 Dec 2021 (Before 2pm)
Parcelforce Tue 21 Dec 2021 (Before 2pm)


Royal Mail (before 1pm)
Caribbean Wed 1 Dec 2021
Australia Greece, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal Mon 6 Dec 2021
Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Far and Middle East Wed 8 Dec 2021
Cyprus, Malta, Sweden, Turkey, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) Fri 10 Dec 2021
Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland and USA Mon 13 Dec 2021
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland Thu 16 Dec 2021
DHL Express (before 12pm)
Europe Tue 21 Dec 2021
USA, Canada, Mexico Mon 20 Dec 2021
Rest of world Fri 17 Dec 2021
Parcelforce / Expedited Courier (before 2pm)
Europe Wed 8 Dec 2021