Don't miss the final delivery deadlines

16 December 2008

While some people may be feeling smug that they have finished their Christmas shopping, for the rest of us last minute shopping trips are the order of the day if we are to get all the gifts needed for friends and family.

For many people, the internet is the answer to those last-minute purchases as it allows them to beat the high street crowds and offers the freedom to shop when convenient. However, with Christmas delivery deadlines for several major retailers already passed, it’s vital you know exactly where you can shop and still get your gifts in time for December 25. has compiled a list of all the big name retailers and their final delivery dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Here is a selection:

Tuesday 16 December:

CD Wow (normal delivery)
L‚octane (normal delivery)

Wednesday 17 December:

Shop Direct (normal delivery)
Boots (normal delivery)
Currys (normal delivery)
Early Learning Centre (normal delivery) (normal delivery) (normal delivery)
House Of Fraser (normal delivery)
OddBins (normal delivery)

Thursday 18 December:

Asda Direct
Dixons (normal delivery)
PC World (normal delivery) (normal delivery)
Fragrance Direct (normal delivery)
Links of London (normal delivery)
French Connection (normal delivery)
Laura Ashley (normal delivery)

Friday 19 December:

Next (recorded delivery)
Game (normal delivery)
Alternative Gifts (normal delivery)
Apple Store (normal delivery)
Comet (normal delivery)
John Lewis (normal delivery)
Toyshop (normal delivery)
House Of Fraser (next day)

Saturday 20 December:

BBC Shop (normal delivery)
Halfords (normal delivery)
Hamleys (normal delivery)
Mothercare (normal delivery)
Thorntons (normal delivery)
ToyRUs (normal delivery)
Waitrose (special delivery)

Sunday 21 December:

Game (special delivery)
Advanced MP3 Players (special delivery)
Argos (normal delivery)
Hotel Chocolate (special delivery)
Jessops (special delivery)
Penguin Books (special delivery)
Phones4U (special delivery)
Waterstone's (special delivery)
Apple Stores (special delivery)
Faith Shoes (special delivery)

1pm Monday 22 December:

Marks and Spencer (special delivery)
ASDA Flowers (special delivery)
Shop Direct (48 hour delivery)
BuyAGift (special delivery)
Ebay (special delivery)
Littlewoods (special delivery)
Links Of London (special delivery)
Avon (special delivery)
White Company (special delivery)

Midday Tuesday 23 December:

Next (special delivery)
Asda Mobiles (special delivery)
Carphone Warehouse
Shop Direct (next day delivery)
IWantOneOfThose (next day delivery)
Amazon (next day delivery)
Hewlett Packard (next day delivery)
ITunes (next day delivery) (next day delivery)
Argos (next day)

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