Christmas 2019 Final posting dates to receive orders before Christmas


  • Wednesday 18th December for 2nd Class
  • Friday 20th December for 1st Class


  • Saturday 5 October Australia, Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore), New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (except Canada, South Africa, USA)
  • Saturday 12 October Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA
  • Saturday 2 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey
  • Saturday 16 November Western Europe
  • Monday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
  • Tuesday 10 December Cyprus, Malta
  • Wednesday 11 December Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)
  • Thursday 12 December Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Turkey
  • Saturday 14 December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
  • Monday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
  • Wednesday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


Delivery methods that are available are:

Second Class Delivery 3 - 5 working days £2.95 (Orders before 1pm only)

First Class Delivery 1-2 working days £3.95 (Orders before 1pm only)

All deliveries excluding next day are designed to fit through you letter box, so you don't have to be in to sign for them :)

1. Delivery Notifications

You will receive an email at the address you have specified, when your order has been dispatched.

2. Delivery timescales

Any orders placed after 1pm on a Friday will be shipped on the following Monday (excluding Bank holidays). Orders received just after 1pm are also often dispatched the same day although this is not guaranteed.

We do not currently open weekends or public holidays. Orders received on these days will be dispatched the next working day within the delivery timescales as above. 

In the event of a delay, we will contact you either by email or telephone to inform you of this.

2.1 International deliveries

All international deliveries are posted by Amazon. Below is an approximate time frame for all international deliveries. 

  • Western Europe within three working days
  • Eastern Europe within five working days
  • the rest of the world including the USA and Canada in five to seven working days. 

3. Shipping Method

All orders are dispatched via the Royal Mail.

4. Late deliveries or dispatch

Although we are able to ship almost every order in the specified delivery timescale, in rare circumstances our shipping capacity can be exceeded and cause a delay of one extra day.  We regret that this situation can occur occasionally, and is an unfortunate situation which is naturally associated with buying online, however this only occurs in rare situations and, should this occur, your order is marked for urgent delivery the following day.

The other circumstance which may cause a delay is when the delivery service itself has a problem.  This, again, is a rare situation but is unfortunately beyond our control.  In these situations, we will do our very best to take responsibility for the situation and ensure that your order is delivered as quickly as possible.

5. Delivery to business addresses

We allow delivery to alternate delivery addresses including business addresses and places of work. If you do specify a business address for delivery, please ensure that there will be someone available during normal working hours e.g. at reception.