It’s that time of year folks – Christmas shopping!
Below are my recommended last ordering dates for delivery before Christmas Day. Please note that these are not guarantees and I would always recommend ordering as soon as possible for Christmas or any other event.
These are also the last ordering dates for New Years Eve / Day.
- UK: 2nd December
- Europe: 22nd November
- All Other Countries: 15th November
Why are the dates so early?
One – These dates are similar to the ones last year, and they're based on delays in previous years. It sucks to not receive gifts on time, so these dates allow plenty of time for them to arrive. I’ve also added a little bit of extra time for Covid-related delays too.
Two – I’m currently due to move house in December! Which brings me to my next point...
Temporary Shop Closure
For the first time ever, I will be closing the virtual doors of Studio Chuffed temporarily between the latest ordering date (UK, 2nd December) and Boxing Day (26th Dec). This is to help my move go as smoothly as possible and will allow me to hopefully be fully back up and running ready to launch the boxing day / new year’s sales.
You'll be able to order right up until end of 2nd December, but remember the later you order, the less likely it will arrive in time.
As stated above, this also means the dates above apply for orders for New Years Eve / Day too.
Delays & Other Info
More than any other year I am kindly asking that you are patient and polite if delays do occur, with orders from both myself and any other shops.
The postal service is already usually overwhelmed at this time of year, so it is expected to be even worse this year. Covid has already led to an increase in mail being sent, and of course restrictions and lockdowns can unfortunately happen anywhere, at any time, causing further delays.
I will endeavour to ship all orders within my current schedule, but once a parcel is sent, the delivery time is out of my hands. Again, please order as soon as possible to help avoid delays.
At this time of year, I would also recommend upgrading to tracked / signed for shipping. Whilst this won’t speed up delivery, it will give you peace of mind as you can keep an eye on the progress of your delivery!
And please double check the address you enter at checkout! Once an order has been shipped the address can’t be changed, and an order can’t be refunded if you enter the wrong address unless it’s returned to me.
Direct to Recipient
If you want to send a gift straight to the recipient, you can do so by putting their address as the delivery address and including a note with your order, which I will include with the parcel. This is ideal if you’re running late ordering, or if you won’t be able to visit the recipient.
Many thanks, and Happy Holidays!