The combination of Royal Mail strikes and it's impact on other courier services means some parcels are taking longer to be delivered than usual. We've put together handy list of your options to help your gift be delivered by Christmas and to avoid disappointment:
1. Order sooner rather than later
Don't wait to place your order. Royal Mail has brought forward its last recommended posting dates. We use their tracked 24 and 48 services, both of which are prioritised for delivery during any strike activity, but we still cannot guarantee your order will be delivered in time for Christmas. Therefore we recommend you placing your order as soon as possible.
Please note we dispatch orders placed before 11am on the same working day.
ROYAL MAIL LAST RECOMMENDED POSTAGE DATES
|Royal Mail Tracked 48||Friday 16 December|
|Royal Mail Tracked 24||Monday 19 December|
We will continue to dispatch orders until Thursday 22nd December.
2. Choose DHL Express for your delivery option
Delivery by DHL courier using their express service usually delivers next day (Monday-Friday) - although we cannot guarantee this. Order by 11am weekdays for same day dispatch. The last day we are dispatching orders by DHL Express is Wednesday 21st December.
Until Christmas, all orders over £75 have the option to choose DHL express service for free. Orders under £75 costs £7.50.
3. Send your gift directly to them
If you're not seeing them on the day, then consider sending their gift straight to them. All of The Natural Gift Company boxes are beautifully presented and you have the option to add a handwritten card so we can deliver it straight to them.
4. Buy a digital gift voucher
Let them choose their own gift from over 1,000 products from 120 ethical brands at our sister company Green Tulip. You can email a gift voucher to them directly, or if you're seeing them in person then print your gift voucher and wrap it creatively so they have something to open. There are so many different ways you can do this.
5. Download and print our 'gift on it's way' note
If you're worried that, despite all your planning, your gift is not going to arrive in time consider downloading our 'gift on it's way' note and wrapping it creatively so they have something to open on the day.