We’re here to help this Christmas

Whether you’re sending something special, selling online or looking for great gift ideas, Post Office is ready to make your Christmas easier.

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Seasonal essentials, trusted service

Sending parcels often?

Save time this Christmas with our fast, free Drop & Go service for letters and parcels. There’s no queuing, weighing or printing.

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Get the right price

We’ll find the service to get your Christmas parcels there when they’re needed, at the right price, with any extras you need like tracking,

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Buy Christmas stamps

Add an extra festive touch to your greetings with this year’s Christmas stamps. They’re available to buy in branch and online.

View and buy

What’s in your parcel?

We’ll ask what’s inside, where it’s going and when it needs to get there to obey the rules on prohibited goods and offer you the best possible option for delivery.

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Last posting dates

Get your cards, letters, gifts and orders there in time for Christmas.

The last recommend dates for sending items in the UK are:

Thursday 20 December 2018

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UK Second Class - Tuesday 18 December 2018

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed - Saturday 22 December 2018

Last collection times can vary, so check with your local branch.

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Write to Santa

Does someone you love have a special wish for Santa? Find out where to send your letter and by when, so they get a reply before Christmas and avoid disappointment.

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Let's find what you need

Find a destination

Search for the location you're sending items to by postcode or part of its address. We'll fill in the gaps.

Track & Trace

If an item you’ve posted included tracking, find out where it is at any time. 


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Find your nearest branch

Ready to send something? Let’s find your local branch. Lots are open longer hours and many at weekends.

 
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Choose a mails service

 Whether your post’s going down the road or round the globe this Christmas, we’ve got a service to suit you, including signature on delivery and fully tracked next day services.

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Gifts and stocking fillers

 

Need some gift inspiration or left things a little late? Post Office has some brilliant stocking fillers.

And all our branches are open on Christmas Eve.

One4all Gift Card

Give the gift of choice this Christmas. Thousands of stores and over 130 high street brands accept the One4all Gift Card.

Find out more

Coins for Christmas

Tuck a real coin in their stocking! From PaddingtonTM to the Great British Coin Hunt, discover Coins for Christmas from The Royal Mint

Find out more

Harry Potter Stamps

Royal Mail’s latest range of stamps celebrate the Harry Potter
film series and make wonderful gifts for muggles and budding wizards alike!

Find out more

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Common questions at Christmas


What are the Post Office Christmas opening times?

Here’s an overview of Post Office branch opening times before, during and immediately after Christmas Week. Exact opening times vary by branch so check those that apply at your nearest branch with our Branch Finder

 

Date

Main and Local branches

All other branches

Friday 21 December

Normal

Normal

Saturday 22 December

Closed

Normal

Sunday 23 December

Closed

Closed

Monday 24 December

Close at 16.00hrs

Close at 16.00hrs

Tuesday 25 December

Closed

Closed

Wednesday 26 December

Closed

Closed

Thursday 27 December

Normal

Normal

Friday 28 December

Normal

Normal

Saturday 29 December

Normal

Normal

Sunday 30 December

Closed

Closed

Monday 31 December

Close at 16.00 hrs

Close at 16.00 hrs

Tuesday 1 January/p>

Closed

Closed

Wednesday 2 January

Normal

Normal

Please note: Wednesday 2 January 2019 is a Bank Holiday in Scotland

How can I send Christmas post to Australia?

The last recommended posting date for Australia using Royal Mail services is 10 December. Pop into your local branch and we’ll help you find the right service to get your Christmas post there safely and on time.

Is it safe to send Christmas gifts by post?

Post Office is the exclusive partner of Royal Mail – the only UK mail delivery company required to publish Quality of Service performance against delivery targets. It has one of the highest Quality of Service specifications of any major European country and continues to score consistently well against its targets.

If you want additional peace of mind you can add a signature on delivery with Royal Mail Signed For, which includes compensation up to £50 as standard. If your item is valuable or you need full end-to-end tracking, we recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®.

Where can I find Christmas postcards?

Royal Mail issue postcard versions of its Christmas stamps. You can buy or order these at your local Post Office branch. Or buy online today here.