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 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 are pleased to be able to offer an extended returns period after Christmas.

UK Delivery

Tuesday 18 December


Second Class (includes free delivery)

Thursday 20 December


First Class

Friday 21 December


UK Courier

International Delivery

Thursday 29th November

Africa, Middle East

Monday 3 December

Asia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe (excluding Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia), Far East

Tuesday 4 December

Caribbean, Central & South America

Thursday 6 December

Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Turkey

Wednesday 10 December

Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Tuesday 11 December

Finland, Sweden, USA

Wednesday 12 December

Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain Switzerland

Friday 14 December

Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg