We don't want to disappoint any customers, so please make sure you read our information about Deliveries leading up to Christmas

Christmas 2021 Delivery Info

Orders placed by these dates are expected to be delivered in time for Christmas 2021. Please place your orders in good time to avoid disappointment at this busy time of year.

To UK Addresses Last Order Date for Christmas despatch (excluding *)
With Saver Delivery Sunday 19th December
With Standard Delivery Sunday 19th December
With Express Delivery Tuesday 21st December at Midday

* Please note the following delivery information for certain Frith products you may be ordering.
Tableware Order Table Mats and Coasters by 11.59pm GMT Friday 3rd December.
Jigsaws Order before 11.59pm GMT Monday 13th December.
Folded Sheet Maps Both Individual and Boxed Sets - Order by 11.59pm GMT Monday 13th December.
None of these items can be sent using Express Delivery and may arrive separately from the rest of your order. Please continue to place your orders via the website and they will be processed and sent out as soon as possible!

Overseas Delivery Last Order Date (all gifts)
To Australia & New Zealand Wednesday 1st December, at 10am GMT
To North America Monday 6th December, at 10am GMT
To Europe Thursday 9th December, at 10am GMT

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