Helping you take care of Christmas


Whether you're sending season's greetings, special gifts, selling online or looking for the perfect present, we're ready with expert advice and support to help you get Christmas sorted.

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Trust us to help you get it right

Send it special delivery

Get next-day delivery and track your items all the way with Special Delivery Guaranteed – for extra peace of mind. Left it late? Post right up to 23 December and you can still get it there for Christmas.

Post early: beat the rush

Post your gifts and cards early this year to make sure they arrive in good time.

But if you do need to leave it last minute here are the last recommended posting dates for the UK and abroad.

Find the right service

Whether you're posting locally or round the globe, trust our experts in branch.

Whatever your parcel's size, weight the value of its contents, how quickly you need it there and if you need tracking, we'll help find the ideal service for you

Save time and effort with Drop & Go

Calling all online sellers. Take the fuss out of postage.

Sign up, top up your account online, tell us how you want items sent and drop them off. We'll do the rest.

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More help this Christmas

Save time in branch

Christmas is our busiest time of the year. With more customers and social distancing still in place, here are some ways to save time and make your visit as quick as possible.

Do your everyday banking with us

Save yourself a trip to the bank this Christmas. You can pay in and withdraw cash, deposit cheques and check your balance at any Post Office branch.

Pay your bills in branch

It’s easy to pay your energy and other utility bills this Christmas at any of around 24,000 Post Office and Payzone locations.

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Find an address

Simply type part of an address or the postcode and we'll fill in any gaps with our Postcode Finder.

Track your parcel

If items you've posted included a tracking or reference number, check their progress with Track & trace.

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Find your nearest branch

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

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Price finder

 Find out what Royal Mail options are available and how much they’ll cost for your letters and parcels.

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Buy your Christmas stamps now

Give your greetings an extra festive feel. This year's Christmas stamps feature eight Nativity scenes from the stained-glass windows of Anglican churches. They're available in all branches now, so buy yours early to beat the rush.



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Gifts and stocking fillers


Need gift ideas or last-minute inspiration? Post Office has some brilliant stocking fillers.

And all our branches are open on Christmas Eve.

Write to Santa

Do your little ones have Christmas lists or special wish for Santa? Find out where to send them – and when by – to make sure he gets them in good time.

Give the gift of choice

The One4all Gift Card is accepted in thousands of stores by over 130 high street brands that can be spent in store or online. Choose a festive card design or personalise a digital card.

Star Trek Special Stamps

New Special Stamps and collectibles from Royal Mail celebrate classic characters from the Star Trek TV series and big-screen blockbusters. Great gifts for franchise fans and collectors alike.

Send money overseas

Send Christmas money to your loved ones living abroad – direct to their bank accounts or to collect as cash in 200+ countries and territories.

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Common questions at Christmas