Christmas cut-off dates for Kiwis

New Zealand Post has shared a guide on the key sending dates Kiwis need to know if they want to...
New Zealand Post has shared a guide on the key sending dates Kiwis need to know if they want to send gifts to other before Christmas time. Photo: Getty Images
As Christmas Day looms, so do the deadlines for sending presents across the world.

New Zealand Post has shared a guide on the key sending dates Kiwis need to know if they want to send gifts to others before Christmas time.

With only 16 days left until Christmas, those hoping to send presents overseas are scraping the barrel — and will need to fork out a bit of cash.

The deadline for sending presents to South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK and Europe is this Friday, December 13 via an Express Courier.

For Australia, the cut-off date for sending gifts is Monday, December 16 via Express Courier, but you will need to get in quick for the rest of world with a deadline for this Wednesday, December 11 via Express Courier.

Those sending presents to friends and families in New Zealand still have a little bit more time — having until Monday, December 23 to courier a gift.

However, Kiwis who are waiting to receive gifts for themselves, or their loved one have missed the boat if they haven’t ordered them already.

Products coming from the USA and UK had to be ordered before Monday, December 2 via YouShop.

Courier Post has shared a warning on its website, advising there are delays in deliveries in the lower South Island due to the bad weather.

“Deliveries in the lower half of the South Island are expected to be delayed during the first half of this week. Services south of Ashburton are most impacted, however we are able to continue services between Invercargill and Dunedin and Dunedin and Timaru as normal,” Courier Post wrote.

“You can check the progress of your item by using our Tracking tool. You can also turn on ‘delivery updates’ to get automatic updates on your item.”

It is not known if this would have any impact on Christmas deliveries.

The New Zealand Herald has contact New Zealand Post for comment.


* Post Thursday, December 19

* Parcel Thursday, December 19

* Courier Monday, December 23

Around the world

South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK & Europe

* Air Monday, December 2

* Courier Monday, December 9

* Express Courier Friday, December 13


* Air - Wednesday, December 4

* Courier - Wednesday, December 11

* Express Courier - Monday, December 16

Rest of the World

* Air - Friday, November 29

* Courier - Friday, December 6

* Express Courier - Wednesday, December 11

Receiving from YouShop

YouShop USA

* Economy - Monday, November 25

* Standard - Monday, December 2

YouShop UK

* Standard - Monday, December 2

(Source: NZ Post)

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