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 excluding bank holidays. We will be closed from 22nd December to 1st January inclusive, but a member of staff will be in the office to process orders and answer emails on the 28th of December.

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 Evri, International Standard, and on occasion Royal Mail 2nd class.

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

Based on information provided by Royal Mail, DHL, Evri & Parcelforce, adjusted to fit our opening hours and any expected dispatch delays. Times are GMT.


Royal Mail 2nd Class Untracked Mon 18 Dec 2023 (Before 1pm)
Royal Mail 2nd Class Tracked Wed 20 Dec 2023 (Before 1pm)
Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked Thu 21 Dec 2023 (Before 1pm)
DHL Express Wed 20 Dec 2023 (Before 12pm)
Evri Mon 18 Dec 2023 (Before 1pm)
Parcelforce Tue 19 Dec 2023 (Before 1pm)


International Standard / Royal Mail (before 1pm)
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Eastern Europe, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland,
Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA
Tue 12 Dec 2023
Rest of world Fri 8 Dec 2023
DHL Express (before 12pm)
Europe Tue 19 Dec 2023
USA, Canada, Mexico Tue 19 Dec 2023
Rest of world Mon 18 Dec 2023
Economy Courier, Tracked Courier where the destination is
classified as a remote area, or Parcelforce
Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg,
Germany, Denmark, Greece, Canada, USA
Thu 14 Dec 2023 (before 3pm)
Rest of world Mon 11 Dec 2023 (before 3pm)