December 16th deadline to buy Christmas presents

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December 16th deadline to buy Christmas presents

With Christmas fast approaching, many have already started thinking about the perfect presents for their family and friends. Millions of people will do at least some of their Christmas presents shopping online, but with less than a month to go before the big day – how much time have they got to browse to ensure their deliveries arrive on time?

To help with this, a new study by Ubuy Switzerland has discovered that December 16th is the latest date to buy your Christmas presents to receive them before Christmas day.

The study compared average shipping time from well-known online shops such as Disney Store, Sephora, Pandora and more to calculate the ultimate deadline for ordering Christmas presents.

While some shops like Nespresso, Douglas and Ugg have fairly fast standard shipping of 2 to 4 business days, others such as Etsy, Nordstrom and JD Sport have longer waiting times (between 10 to 20 working days), meaning shoppers need to think ahead to make sure they have all their perfectly packed gifts underneath the tree on December 25th.

As we all know, finding the perfect present for our loved ones can be both thrilling and challenging. However, one key to ensuring a stress-free and joyful Christmas is to plan ahead, especially when it comes to online shopping.

In today’s fast-paced world, the convenience of ordering gifts online cannot be overstated. From unique handcrafted items to the latest gadgets, the internet provides many options that cater to every taste. But, and it’s a big but, the key is to order in time to avoid any last-minute chaos.

The holiday rush can lead to shipping delays and items going out of stock, making it crucial to plan your online purchases well in advance. By placing your orders early, you not only secure the gifts you have in mind but also ensure they arrive on your doorstep in time for the big day. It’s the perfect way to beat the holiday hustle and bustle, allowing you to relax and savour the festive moments with your loved ones.

– Spokesperson, Ubuy Switzerland
Online storeMin daysMax daysAverage shipping (standard)DeadlineCut-off date given by the shop
Etsy10302003/12N/A*
AnthropologieN/AN/AN/AN/A04/12
CasetifyN/AN/AN/AN/A06/12
Temu7151112/12N/A
Vestiaire Collective10101013/12N/A
Ubuy10101013/12N/A
Nordstrom513914/12N/A
Disney Store5107.515/12N/A
JD Sports48617/12N/A
Bose565,517/12N/A
Pandora37518/12N/A
Carharrt46518/12N/A
Anker37518/12N/A
Flannels37518/12N/A
ASOSN/AN/AN/AN/A18/12
Sephora3.674.54.0818/12N/A
Lego35419/12N/A
Beis Travel35419/12N/A
Yankee Candle35419/12N/A
Look Fantastic35419/12N/A
Apple Store253.519/12N/A
GHD24320/12N/A
Lush24320/12N/A
The North Face24320/12N/A
Farfetch24320/12N/A
Net-A-Porter33320/12N/A
Ugg232.520/12N/A
Dyson142.520/12N/A
Nespresso142.520/12N/A
Douglas13221/12N/A
      
Average date   16/12 

Anthropologie, Casetify and ASOS have already provided consumers with a cut-off date to place Christmas orders to make sure they would arrive in time; therefore, calculations were not necessary.

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