How Can I Ensure I Get Goods In Time For Christmas?


Goods leave us just as quickly throughout December and January, with no backlog (we have always managed to avoid backlogs and we have been trading online since 2000).

Our policy is just the same as ever throughout this period - order by 3pm on a given weekday and we send that order out on that day. (We don't dispatch goods on Saturday or Sunday, nor on Bank Holidays). UK orders are sent out by Royal Mail first class post or by Special Delivery if you pay extra. Internationals go standard airmail. There will be normal postage deliveries (and collections) to most areas of UK up until Friday, 22nd December 2017.

First Class Royal Mail (our standard UK service)
Royal Mail say their last posting date to arrive before Christmas Day is Thursday, 21st December, 2017. So for delivery before Christmas please order from us by 3pm on Thursday, 21st December.

Last year we were still getting many next day or two day arrivals of parcels at this time. So it is still possible a later order will get to you. But please be aware that Royal Mail could have some delays in some areas so if you can order earlier even better.
(Please note this is a non-guaranteed service and ordering before this date is recommended if possible.)

Royal Mail Special Delivery (pay a bit extra when checking out):
For delivery by Friday, 22nd December 2017 order by 3pm on Thursday, 21st December.
(Please note this is a guaranteed service. Ie you get your postage money back if it doesn't arrive on time and we will also pay your postage to return the goods to us if required)

International Orders
Airmail to Australasia, order by 9th December.
Airmail to USA & Canada order by 14th December.
Airmail to Western Europe, order by 15th December.

The only weekdays we will not be dispatching during December 2016 and January 2017 are:
Monday, 25th December 2017 (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday, 26th December 2017 (Bank Holiday)
Monday, 1st January 2018 (Bank Holiday)

Please also note that for dispatch on the 22nd December and 29th December you will need to place your orders by 11:00am as Royal Mail collect early from us on these two days and all their trucks move earlier in lieu of the bank holidays on the following days.

We hope you have a lovely time over the Christmas period. If you do buy presents from us we hope the recipient loves them!

Very Best Wishes,

The Holisticshop Team

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Full List of International (Airmail) Posting Dates by Royal Mail

2 December - Africa, Middle East
6 December - Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
7 December - Caribbean, Central & South America
9 December - Greece, Australia, New Zealand
13 December - Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
14 December - Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
15 December - Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
16 December - Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

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