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Posting Dates Royal Mail: Christmas 2023 Last Post

Royal Mail release Christmas last posting dates for 2023 but urge people to post early

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, and don't forget to send your festive cheer on time! Sock Geeks recommends adhering to the Royal Mail's Christmas posting dates for 2023 to ensure your parcels reach their destinations in a jolly manner. 

The Royal Mail have released the last Christmas posting dates for 2023  for postage within the UK and abroad – if you want to ensure timely delivery of your festive parcels.

We should send our Christmas post via the Royal Mail delivery service as early as possible, especially for International deliveries, to ensure that we meet the last posting dates for postage. Here are the absolute last dates you can attempt to deliver postage and still be in with a chance of it arriving in time.

Last Christmas posting dates for 2023

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This year, the last day for posting a 2nd Class delivery with Royal Mail is Monday 18th December. Make sure your parcels arrive on time! For postage and parcels in the UK, the last posting dates at the post office for first class mail is Tuesday 19th December. Most of the final dates for posting International Economy parcels with Royal Mail have already passed, but you still have time for an International Standard delivery if you are quick. Ensure your parcels arrive in time to their destination country.


  • On Monday 18th December, don't forget to visit the post office to send out your parcels. Make sure to drop them off at the post room and choose Second Class mail for an affordable option. If you want added security, consider opting for the signed-for service.
  • Tuesday 19th December for First Class mail
  • Wednesday 20th December for Royal Mail Tracked 48
  • Thursday 21st December for Royal Mail Tracked 24
  • Friday 22nd December for Special Delivery Guaranteed 


All the latest recommended posting dates for International Economy mail, including parcels, for Christmas 2023 are now available. Make sure to check the UCL website for specific deadlines. Whether you're sending a small package or a large spa gift, it's important to plan ahead and send your items in time to ensure they arrive before the holiday season. Don't miss out on this opportunity to send your loved ones some holiday cheer. Register for the course on our website to learn more about international shipping and how to properly package your items.

  • Monday 2nd October – All non-European destinations (except South Africa, Canada, Middle and Far East, USA) have a special hotel offer. Additionally, guests can receive parcels at the hotel. Relax and unwind at the spa during your stay. If you're visiting UCL, take advantage of this hotel offer.
  • On Friday 13th October, we invite you to experience the ultimate relaxation at our luxurious spa. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. After your spa session, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at our hotel restaurant. Our dinner menu offers a wide variety of delectable dishes to satisfy every palate. And if you're looking for a great deal, take advantage of our special hotel offer which includes a complimentary breakfast. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a day of pampering and delicious food at our
  • Tuesday 31st October – Canada and USA
  • Friday 24th November – Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta and Turkey. Looking for a hotel offer? Enjoy a relaxing stay with dinner and breakfast included. Treat yourself to a day at the spa.
  • Monday 27th November – Western Europe


The Royal Mail International Standard & International tracking and signature services for Christmas 2023 are now available. Take advantage of our special hotel offer and enjoy a relaxing spa experience. Complete your stay with a delicious dinner at our restaurant.

  • On Monday 11th December, the Royal Mail will be delivering mail to various destinations around the world. This includes countries in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, Bulgaria, the Caribbean, China (People's Republic), the Far and Middle East, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, and Spain. If you are expecting a package or letter from any of these places, make sure to keep an eye out for the post person. Also, don't forget to check your mailbox for any hotel offers or dinner invitations that may arrive with your mail.
  • Tuesday 12th December — Cyprus and Malta
  • On Wednesday 13th December, we have a special dinner offer at our hotel. If you are in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey or the USA, we would love to have you. Just send us a mail and we will reserve a table for you. We look forward to welcoming you in person.


  • On Tuesday 5th December, travelers from Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, China (People's Republic), the Far and Middle East, and New Zealand can expect to receive their hotel booking confirmation via mail.
  • Wednesday 6th December — Cyprus and Malta
  • On Thursday 7th December, hotels in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic and Poland), France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey will receive mail.
  • Friday 8th December — Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA

As the festive season approaches, remember to send your parcels promptly to embrace the spirit of giving and ensure a holly, jolly Christmas for all!

And when it comes to delivering smiles through delightful sock gifts, Sock Geeks ensures that your presents travel with festive flair, aligning with the Royal Mail's recommended Christmas posting dates for 2023. So, sock it to 'em and spread the holiday joy with timely deliveries from Sock Geeks!

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