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child opening a gift
child opening a gift
child opening a gift

Our Christmas sending cut-off dates

Send pressies on time to deliver smiles on Christmas Day.

Send parcels by these dates for delivery by Christmas

Whether you’ve got friends and family living overseas or a little closer to home we know how important it is that their presents arrive on time for the big day. We’ve got you covered with a list of sending cut-off dates so you know exactly when you need to send Nana her gift.

See disclaimer below

Domestic

Post 21 Dec
Parcel 21 Dec
Courier 23 Dec

International

  Australia South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK & Europe Rest of the World
Air    30 Nov 27 Nov 25 Nov
Courier    07 Dec 04 Dec 02 Dec
Express Courier    14 Dec 10 Dec 08 Dec

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US and UK Standard                               30 Nov

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Disclaimer

Cut-off dates are targets only.

All International close off times below are subject to change due to impacts on airfreight as a result of COVID-19. Cut-off dates will be reassessed in October and updated if required. Cut-off dates are targets only. All dates are subject to change due to impacts on airfreight as a result of COVID-19. Dates are correct as of 10 September 2020.

Please note:
i. There will be no mail delivery on 25, 26, 28 & 29 December.
ii. Sending by the Christmas cut-off dates gives you the best chance to get your item where it needs to be for Christmas and are correct as of 1 October 2020, but may change due to unforeseen service impacts.
iii. Payment for shipping must be completed and parcels must be ready to ship from the YouShop warehouse by this date