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 20 December


Second Class (includes free delivery)

Wednesday 21 December


First Class

Thursday 22 December


UK Courier

International Delivery

Saturday 3 December

Africa, Middle East

Wednesday 7 December

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

Thursday 8 December

Caribbean, Central & South America

Saturday 10 December

Australia, Greece, New Zealand

Wednesday 14 December

Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Thursday 15 December

Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Friday 16 December

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

Saturday 17 December

Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg