It starts to look a lot like Christmas, which means you should probably start thinking about putting everything together for the big day.
Fortunately, This is Money has put together a list of the order deadlines of some of the UK's biggest retailers so you know exactly how long you need to receive your orders.
Do not you have time to go out for the shops this Christmas? This is money compiled a list of last-order dates for some of the UK's largest retailers so you do not miss out
If you left your Christmas shopping until the last minute, Amazon could help you.
The company claims that Amazon Prime members in selected postcodes in London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Portsmouth, South Yorkshire and Glasgow can order Christmas Eve and receive it delivered the same day with two hours Same day delivery or delivery if you order before 12:00.
If you're a Prime member, Amazon says you could even order your Christmas purchases at 10pm on Christmas Eve and still arrive on time for the 25th
In some areas it is said that it is possible to order it until 22:00 on the 24th and continue to receive it by midnight on time for the big day, but it is not advisable to test it.
For those who do not wish to leave it late enough, the deadline for receiving their orders by December 25 is at 11.59pm on Friday 21st with standard delivery or Sunday 23rd with one-day delivery.
Meanwhile, AmazonFresh, its food delivery service, which is available in selected postcodes in London and the Southeast, will offer same-day delivery by 12:00 on Christmas Eve.
The department store brought its Christmas announcement in mid-November, but just because it was started early does not mean it also stops in that store.
Both John Lewis and his Waitrose supermarket arm offer the ability to click and pick up in the store until Saturday, December 22nd, if you order by 8pm.
It will be ready to be picked up after 14:00 the next day.
When it comes to delivering it to your door, it depends on what you're trying to buy.
The department store says that products defined as small items can be ordered for delivery the next day by 20:00 on Saturday 22, but the deadline for standard delivery is at 19:00 on Wednesday, December 19th.
When it comes to larger items, John Lewis says to check the individual product page, but only for example offers free delivery on furniture until 8pm on Tuesday 18th and paid delivery until 2pm on Thursday 20th.
John Lewis's announcement of this year with Sir Elton John was aired on November 15th, but you can continue ordering some items until December 22nd, depending on what you want to buy
Marks & Spencer
Whether you are buying gifts from M & S this year or from your turkey, you will need to pay close attention since the last delivery date could be very different depending on what you are ordering.
If you are ordering food, the last deadline is December 17th, December 15th, and this is to be retired at the store on the 22nd, the 23rd or the 24th. The same M & S recommends the 22nd as the least busy of the three.
If you are looking for something from your clothing, home or beauty sections, you have three options.
Both in-store delivery and delivery on a nominated day have a deadline of Saturday 22, while the deadline for ordering with standard delivery is five days before 17.
The deadline for ordering furniture before Christmas is next Friday 14th.
When it comes to the Christmas baskets of M & S or one of its wines, the deadline is the same.
Monday 17 for standard delivery and Friday 21 for same day delivery.
Finally, if you are looking to buy flowers, the delivery for the days appointed for those is Sunday 23.
Royal Mail last post date:
In addition to ensuring you have your orders on time, if you're sending Christmas cards or parcels it's also important to be aware of the latest post dates:
– Tuesday, December 18th: 2nd class and Royal Mail signed for 2nd class
– Thursday 20 December: 1st class, Royal Mail signed for 1st class and Royal Mail Tracked 48
– Friday 21 December: Royal Mail Tracked 24
Saturday, December 22: special Royal Mail delivery guaranteed
The largest supermarket in the United Kingdom is luckily much simpler.
Her delivery slots were opened on November 30th and you can get your Christmas food purchases until Sunday December 23rd and up to Christmas Eve in some areas.
However, a word of warning on supermarket deliveries. Many slots have already been taken at Tesco and its rivals and will probably fill up quickly.
To order from Sainsbury & # 39; s and pick up in the store on the 22nd, the 23rd or the 24th of December, you have until 16:00 on December 16th to receive the order.
If you're making home delivery, you can reserve a delivery time until December 23rd.
December 16th is the last day to complete an order for home delivery from Asda, but if you're happy to collect in-store, you'll have time until 23.
The Christmas delivery slots at Morrisons are now open for you to deliver your shopping between 20 and Christmas Eve.
The limit to making changes to an order you have made is typically up to 24 hours before delivery, but it is 11.55pm on December 20th when it comes to orders for 22nd, 23rd or 24th.
Currys PC World
If for any reason you need to buy a new refrigerator or a washing machine three days before Christmas Day, then the electric giant seems willing to help you.
Its deadline for large orders, including TVs, refrigerators, kitchens and washing machines is at 19:00 on December 22nd for delivery the next day.
If you order for that moment, they will also install it for you in time for Christmas.
If you are looking for something smaller, Currys PC World offers you one more day and a deadline of 20:00 on Sunday 23 December, in time for delivery the next day on Christmas Eve.
Finally, you can reserve and collect items in the store until 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve.
Panic of the last minute?
If you miss one of the above deadlines, do not panic: you can always challenge last-minute lovers on your main street or in the mall.
Also, when it comes to food, why not consider buying local shops from farms, butchers and greengrocers – many will be ready to take orders ready to collect for the big day.