Christmas Postal Deadlines

Christmas Postal Deadlines from The Hosiery Box

Christmas Postal Deadlines

If you need your hosiery and lingerie in time for Christmas, then the following table will explain the deadlines for shipping to your country. Please note, these times are guides provided by the courier companies, and are not guaranteed times (apart from UK Next Day Delivery, which is a guaranteed service).

United Kingdom

Standard Post (2nd Class) Wednesday 18 December
First Class Post Friday 20 December
Next Day Delivery (delivery 24th) Monday 23 December
Next Day Saturday Delivery (delivery 21st) Friday 20 December


USA & Canada

Airmail First Class Friday 13 December
Airmail International Signed Friday 13 December
DHL Express Thursday 19 December


Sweden, Finland, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic

Airmail First Class Friday 13 December
Airmail International Signed Friday 13 December
DHL Express Thursday 19 December


Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Airmail First Class Monday 16 December
Airmail International Signed Monday 16 December
DHL Express Wednesday 18 December


France, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg

Airmail First Class Wednesday 18 December
Airmail International Signed Wednesday 18 December
DHL Express Wednesday 18 December


Asia, Africa, Middle East, Caribbean, Central & South America, Near and Far East

Airmail First Class Monday 9 December
Airmail International Signed Monday 9 December
DHL Express Tuesday 17 December

Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Greece

Airmail First Class Thursday 12 December
Airmail International Signed Thursday 12 December
DHL Express Tuesday 17 December
These dates are provided by the Royal Mail and DHL, and are recommended dates. In some instances, parcels sent later than those dates above, may still arrive in time for Christmas, although this cannot be guaranteed. Also, factors that may affect Christmas deliveries, such as bad weather or unpredicted volumes may also affect the ability of postal services to deliver in time for Christmas.

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