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 on 24hr availability, showing the message 'We can send it to you within 24 hours'.

*Our 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

2pm Tuesday 22 December

First Class, UK Courier

2pm Monday 21 December

Second Class (includes free delivery)

International Delivery

2pm Friday 4 December

Africa, Middle East

2pm Monday 7 December

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

2pm Tuesday 8 December

Caribbean, Central & South America

2pm Thursday 10 December

Greece, Australia, New Zealand

2pm Monday 14 December

Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

2pm Tuesday 15 December

Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

2pm Wednesday 16 December

Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain

2pm Thursday 17 December


2pm Friday 18 December

Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland