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Last minute shoppers: When is the final date for ordering online in time for Christmas Day delivery?

Retailers have released advice on when their customers should order to guarantee their gifts for Christmas Day

Make sure you order in time for Christmas(Image: Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Do you ever sigh at the thought of having all of your Christmas shopping complete by the start of December?

Ever look in disgust at the people who say they bought all the gifts for their loved ones long ago in November?

Well, don't worry, it may only be 19 sleeps until Christmas, but some stores are offering Christmas present delivery right up until Christmas Day.

Here's your guide to ordering online in time for Christmas.

Amazon:

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Tuesday, December 20

If you would like your presents delivered for free, you will need to order by this date.

Expect your gifts within three to five business days after your items have been dispatched.

Wednesday, December 21

Order your items by this date to get your delivery before the 25th, giving you just enough time for wrapping.

Friday, December 23

Amazon has One-day and Express delivery as options for the final working day before Christmas.

Availability is limited though and there is no guarantee you will be able to choose this option.

Christmas Day

I am sure no one could possibly leave their Christmas shopping until the big day itself, but just in case you need to buy an emergency gift for your long lost great auntie, then you can print out an Amazon gift card.

Or even easier? Just sent it over email!

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Argos:

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Monday, December 19

Order by this date and Royal Mail should deliver your items within four working days, just in time for Christmas.

Oh, and delivery is free.

Next day delivery by 8pm

If you're not quite that organised, you can order later in the week and pay £3.95 for next day delivery.

However, due to high demand, there is a risk you may not get your package in time.

John Lewis

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Tuesday, December 20

You will need to order by 7pm if using their standard delivery.

Delivery is free on orders of more than £50.

Thursday, December 22

Order by 8pm for Next Day delivery, which costs £6.55.

Or, you can pay £9.95 for a delivery before 10.30am the following day.

Wednesday, December 21

Large items such as furniture will need to be ordered by 7pm, this only applies if John Lewis is delivering, rather than a courier service.

Next day delivery costs £19.95 and items will be delivered by 2pm.

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Currys PC World

The retailer has different advice for those buying small and those buying bigger items.

Delivery for smaller items including laptops and cameras

Tuesday, December 20

For free delivery, order by 4pm on this date.

Friday, December 23

Order on or before this date by 8pm to get your presents delivered in time for Christmas.

Christmas Eve

Still not finished your Christmas shopping?

Select the reserve and collect option before 3pm.

Delivery for larger items including cookers and hobs

Saturday, December 17

Place your order before 8pm for items that require gas installations like cookers.

Tuesday, December 20

If ordering an electrical installation item, order by 8pm on this date.

Thursday, December 22

Order your washing machines, fridges or televisions before 8pm on this date.

eBay

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If you are selling an item on eBay, make sure you send off your parcel in good time.

Here are your deadlines:

Royal Mail

Tuesday December 20
2nd Class and Signed For.

Wednesday December 21
1st Class and Signed For.

Thursday December 22
Special Delivery Guaranteed.

Friday December 23
Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed.

Parcelforce

Wednesday December 21

Delivery on Friday December, 23.

Thursday December 22

Next day delivery.

Pay £9 for delivery on Saturday, December 24.

Friday December 23

Pay £9 for next day delivery on this date.

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