Our useful Christmas and New Year Checklist!

publication date: Dec 15, 2014
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

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Here's our Christmas and New Year Checklist

We've all had that fear that a present won't get to someone on time, especially if it's for someone living far away. With that in mind, here are few dates to look out for, including when the sales start so you can get your hands on a few bargains!

And don't forget that if you are going away or having lots of people round, check your electrics, gas and home security so you can really enjoy the festive season!


Last recommended posting day for Christmas Cards and Parcels

UK - 2nd Class - 18th

1st Class - 20th

Special Delivery - 23rd

Guaranteed dates already passed:-

Eastern Europe (Inlcudes Poland and Greece) - 8th December

USA - 12th December

Western Europe - 13th December

UK - 2nd Class - 18th, 1st Class - 20th, Special Delivery - 23rd


Last recommended order day for Xmas delivery

Amazon - 19th Decmber (free delivery)

Debenhams - 20th December (free above £50)

Sainsbury's - 23rd December (£2.99 delivery)


Christmas and New Year travel summary

Useful information on your train travel services over Xmas and the New Year

When do the sales start?

Harrods - 26th December

John Lewis - 27th December

B&Q - Clearance sale for Christmas already started!


Top 3 safety checks on your home

Quick check of your electrics

Check your gas is safe and sound

Make sure your home is secure (especially if you are away)


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