Send your Christmas gifts and cards on time this year! Use the tool below to book the delivery of your Christmas presents and schedule the collection right away. To help you get your goodies to your loved ones in time for the celebration, we made a list of the courier’s delivery schedules for Christmas and New Year 2021/22 so you can be prepared.
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are not considered public holidays in most countries. On these dates, most couriers and postal services work around the clock to deliver Christmas gifts and parcels. However, since this is a time of the year when logistics services are in extremely high demand, most shipping companies will prioritise delivering the packages they already have instead of performing collections.
Christmas Day is usually considered a national holiday, during which most shipping companies will not work. Please take into consideration that Christmas may be celebrated on different dates depending on the country. Catholic countries usually celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, while Orthodox nations have the same holiday on the 7th of January.
Check the full calendar for European countries.
|Christmas Eve (24/12)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Christmas Day (25/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boxing Day (26/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Christmas Day Substitute (27/12)||X||X||✓||X||X|
|Boxing Day Substitute (28/12) *||X||X||✓||X||X|
|New Year’s Eve (31/12)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|New Year’s Day (01/01)||X||X||X||X||X|
Most courier deliveries and collections will resume normally on the first working day of the year; 3rd January 2022.
Freight transport is a bit more delicate than courier parcel delivery during the Christmas period because most roads are closed for trucks between Christmas and New Year’s. As a result, logistics companies may perform collections until the last working days before Christmas, but, from the 23rd of December onward, the shipment will be stored at their warehouse until their normal shipping activities are resumed on the 6th of January. The last day for freight collection if you want a delivery still on the same year, before Christmas, is the 16th of December. If you need any assistance while arranging freight transport during the Christmas season of 2021, do not hesitate to reach out to us via chat or email!
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One of the main reasons for shipping delays is the high occurrence of failed delivery attempts. Here are a few tips to make sure your parcel will be successfully delivered on the 1st attempt:
Provide the correct pick-up and delivery addresses
Avoid shipping prohibited and restricted items
Schedule the collection 5-7 working days ahead
Have someone present at the delivery address
Shipping companies do their best to deliver as many packages as possible before the holidays. However, if the courier or postal service does not deliver your parcel before Christmas, the delivery will be automatically rescheduled for the following working days.
WHAT TO SEND
At Eurosender, we are proud to help our customers surprising their loved ones by offering efficient solutions for sending Christmas gifts and cards abroad. It does not matter how big or small your package is; we can always find the best and most affordable solution for you! Here are a few ideas of Christmas gifts to send to long-distance friends, family, or girlfriends.
|December 1st, 2021||Portugal, Romania|
|December 6th, 2021||Finland, Spain|
|December 8th, 2021||Albania, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland (most cantons)|
|December 24th, 2021||Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden|
|December 25th, 2021||Albania, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA|
|December 26th, 2021||Australia (most regions), Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (certain regions), Sweden, Switzerland (most cantons), UK|
|December 27th, 2021||Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, UK, Ukraine|
|December 28th, 2021||Australia (most regions), New Zealand, Scotland, UK|
|December 31st, 2021||Latvia, Russia, Sweden, USA|
|January 1st, 2022||All countries|
|January 2nd, 2022||Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Scotland, Switzerland (many cantons)|
|January 3rd, 2022||Albania, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Scotland, Ukraine, UK|
|January 4th, 2022||New Zealand, Russia, Scotland|
|January 5th, 2022||Russia|
|January 6th, 2022||Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany (some regions), Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland|
|January 7th, 2022||Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine|
|January 17th, 2022||USA|
|January 31st – February 4th, 2021||China|
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