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Sending Christmas Parcels

Whether you're shipping goods to customers, or sending gifts to loved ones, it's easy to book a parcel delivery with Transglobal Express.

Avoid lengthy post office queues and sky-high seasonal rates. Get discounts on carriers including DHL, DPD, DX, Evri, FedEx, Landmark Global, TNT, UPS, USPS and more. Book a collection from your door for delivery to over 220 destinations worldwide.

For Christmas-related service information, find everything you need below.

Allow for extra time

The last few months of the year are always the busiest for parcel delivery. Every year, we advise our customers to allow for extra time (at least 1 additional working day) when booking parcel deliveries in late November and December, just in case there are any delays due to peak season volumes.

Send Christmas gifts by courier

As usual, we will be adding carriers' last shipping dates below, as they become available.

More information

Opening hours and bank holidays

Opening hours and bank holidays

You can book a parcel delivery online at any time. Our customer service office hours:

Monday-Friday: 8am-6:30pm (9am-5:30pm on December 27th, 28th and 29th)

Saturday: 9am-1pm (including December 23rd and 30th)

 

Our offices will be closed on the following bank holidays:

Christmas / Boxing Day 2023

Monday 25th December (Christmas Day), Tuesday 26th December (Boxing Day).

New Year 2024

Monday 1st January (New Year's Day)

 

For the availability of Post & Packing shops and other drop-off partners over Christmas, please see our depot and drop-off locations page.

Last shipping dates for delivery by Christmas

Last shipping dates for delivery by Christmas

Below are the carrier schedules, where available, for getting your parcel delivered on time for Christmas. These are subject to change as we receive more information.

Please note: transit times may be impacted by service adjustments due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather. Please refer to our service alerts .

  Last shipping dates
DHL Express Last Sending Dates for Christmas. Please note - the dates given are for very last sending dates and you will still need to account for the transit times for your chosen destination. You can also use the DHL transit time calculator or refer to the estimate given in your quote.

Refer to the above for TG Express - allow for 1 extra working day if using a non-Transglobal collection service.
DHL Parcel UK Christmas Delivery Schedule 2023/24 (PDF). Please note: the final delivery date is Friday 22nd December as service does not deliver on weekends.

Please allow for 1 extra working day if using a non-Transglobal collection service.
DPD Last shipping dates for DPD Classic (PDF).

Refer to the above for TG Euro Parcel - allow for 1 extra working day if using a non-Transglobal collection service.
DTDC Please refer to estimated transit time given in your quote. Allow for 1 extra working day if opting for a non-Transglobal collection service.
DX Please refer to estimated transit time given in your quote. Allow for 1 extra working day if opting for a non-Transglobal collection service.
Evri Last collections for pre-Christmas delivery: 19th December for Evri 48 Hour; 21st December for Evri Next Day.

Last deliveries on Friday 22nd December.

Please allow for 1 extra working day if opting for a non-Transglobal collection service
FedEx Please refer to the estimated transit time given in your quote.

Refer to the above for TG International (Depot). Allow for 1 extra working day if using a non-Transglobal collection service.

For TG International (US Export), see last shipping dates from the US.
Landmark Global Please refer to estimated transit time given in your quote. Allow for 1 extra working day if opting for a non-Transglobal collection service.

Recommended last shipping dates (please note that these could be subject to change):

DDU:

6th December - Australia, Japan & New Zealand

7th December - Cyprus & Malta

8th December - Greece

11th December - Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain & Sweden

13th December - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands & Slovakia

DTP/IOSS:

8th December - Australia

11th December - Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia & Slovenia

13th December - Denmark, Finland & Sweden

14th December - Austria, Italy, Portugal & Spain

15th December - Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland & Netherlands
TG Express Direct Please refer to estimated transit time given in your quote. Allow for 1 extra working day if opting for a non-Transglobal collection service.

TG Economy Direct - last collection dates:

7th December - Australia & Canada

13th December - Israel

14th December - Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates
TNT Please use the TNT transit time calculator.
UPS UPS Holiday Schedule (PDF). You can also use the UPS transit time calculator.

Collections will take place as normal in the week before Christmas. However, delivery times will be "relaxed" for the following services to give UPS more leeway:

UPS Standard –  subject to a 1-day delay
UPS Express – delivery before 12pm instead of 10:30am
UPS Express Saver – delivery before 2pm instead of 12pm
USPS Please refer to estimated transit time given in your quote. Allow for 1 extra working day if opting for non-Transglobal collection service.

Please note that you will need to account for the estimated transit times for your chosen service and destination.

If you don’t have a printer and require us to send your labels and documents to you, you will need to allow time for postage.

Christmas wrapping

Christmas wrapping

We know you want your Christmas presents to arrive in perfect condition, so please make sure they are protected. Use a sturdy cardboard box and surround your gift with at least 5cm cushioning on all sides. See our Parcel Packaging Guidelines for more details.

Please note that the outer packaging of your parcel should not be covered in Christmas wrapping paper. This makes your shipping label more likely to detach. Customs officials may also need to open your parcel to inspect your goods.

Prohibited and restricted items

Prohibited and restricted items

There are certain prohibited items that you cannot send via any courier, even for Christmas. Please make sure that you don’t send any of the following - you may incur a fine and your gift may be confiscated.

  • Perfume – Even in small bottles or gift box sets, perfume is a flammable hazard.
  • Aftershave – Aftershave is likewise a flammable hazard.
  • Aerosols– Again, flammable! Please do not send gift sets containing deodorants or any other type of aerosol.
  • Christmas crackers – Believe it or not, these are an explosive hazard.

The following items are restricted:

  • Alcohol – Prohibited by DPD, Evri and Landmark. DHL will deliver within the UK, and outside of the EU via express service only. UPS will deliver via their Standard service only. Champagne is prohibited on all services. You'll require an import license if sending to the USA.
  • Food – Foodstuffs may incur additional customs delays and fees depending on the country (Australia and the USA, for example, can both be quite strict in this regard). So if you’re shipping Christmas treats, please allow for extra time.

View our full list of Restricted & Prohibited Items for more information.

 

 

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