Christmas Last Posting Dates

Below are our last posting dates for ordering on for the festive season, but don't forget you can always Click & Collect or simply walk into a Waterstones bookshop right up until Christmas Eve. Please check your local shops opening hours here.


Please note:

*Orders should be placed on the day and before the time stated below.

*Applies to items showing as 'in stock' at the time of the order.

*Our free, two-hour Click & Collect service will be available right up to Christmas Eve.

*We now offer an extended returns period giving you up to 60 days to return unwanted items.

UK Delivery

Monday 20 December

Second Class (includes free delivery)

Tuesday 21 December

First Class

International Delivery

Wednesday 1 December


Monday 6 December

Australia, Greece, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal

Wednesday 8 December

Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Far and Middle East

Friday 10 December

Cyprus, Malta and Sweden

Saturday 11 December

Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), Turkey

Monday 13 December

Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland and USA

Thursday 16 December

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland