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When is the last day I can order Christmas presents online? From Amazon, Currys, Argos, John Lewis and eBay

Find out when the cut-off points are before the big day

Every year you promise yourself the Christmas shopping won't be left until the last minute.

But as if by magic, the week before the big day, you are present-less with a gift list longer than your arm.

If you are one of those people - first of all welcome to the club - but secondly with the help of some online shopping cut off points you needn't sweat it.

Currys, John Lewis and Amazon are taking orders up to two working days before Christmas and they'll be delivered just in the nick of time.

Here are all the vital cut-off dates you need to know.

John Lewis

Tuesday, December 20

Standard delivery (free on orders over £50) order by 7pm.

Thursday, December 22

Order by 8pm for Next Day delivery - this service costs £6.55.

If you're going to be busy the following day pay £9.95 and have the item delivered before 10.30am.

Wednesday, December 21

If you are ordering large items like furniture or kitchen and houseware appliances order before 7pm. This delivery option only applies if your order is being delivered by John Lewis and not a courier service.

Select Next day delivery for £19.95 and your items will be with you at 2pm the following afternoon.

Check the product pages when shopping online as order deadlines vary depending on the supplier if it isn't the department store who will be doing the delivery.

Amazon

(Image: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

Tuesday, December 20

Customers opting to use the free delivery service need to place their orders by this date. Free delivery takes 3-5 business days to reach you after your items have been dispatched.

    Wednesday, December 21

    Order your items by this date to get your delivery before Christmas Day.

    Friday, December 23

    There are two order services available on the Friday before Christmas - One-day and Express delivery.

    However it isn't guaranteed you will get this option as availability is limited and won't apply for all items and locations.

    In short if you're leaving it until December 23 to buy your gifts you're better off hitting the stores.

    Christmas Day

    If your auntie, uncle or a distant relative unexpectedly pops round and there's nothing under the tree for them you can print out an Amazon gift card as a last-minute present. Alternatively you can also email it to them.

    Currys PC World

    Delivery for smaller items:

    This includes TVs under 39”, laptops, desktops computers, cameras, kettles, irons, microwaves, or other small kitchen appliances.

    Tuesday, December 20

    Choose the free delivery option at the checkout and place your order before for 4pm.

    Friday, December 23

    Order on or before this date by 8pm.

    Alternatively you can also choose the reserve and collect option which will be available until 3pm on Christmas Eve.

    Delivery for larger items:

    This includes cookers, hobs and built in appliances that will need installing.

    Saturday, December 17

    Place your order before 8pm for gas installations on items like cookers, built in ovens and hobs to be done before Christmas Day.

    Tuesday, December 20

    Order by 8pm to ensure electric installations on cookers, hobs, built in ovens and integrated appliances are done in time.

    Thursday, December 22

    If you are buying a washing machine, fridge or TV order before 8pm.

    Argos

    (Image: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

    Monday, December 19

    Choose the Royal Mail delivery service and receive your items within four working days. If you order by Monday your package should be with you by Friday, December 23. This delivery option is free.

    Next day delivery by 8pm

    If you select the Standard delivery option at the checkout you can get your items the next day - the service costs £3.95 and you need to place your order by 8pm. Argos offers the service between Mondays and Saturdays.

    Due to high demand in the lead-up to Christmas don't leave your order until the last minute as you run the risk of not getting your parcel on time.

    eBay

    If you are selling items on eBay and one of your buyers needs their orders by Christmas Day these are the final postal dates you need to know so the packages arrive on time.

    Royal Mail:

    Tuesday 20 December
    2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For

    Wednesday 21 December
    1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For

    Thursday 22 December
    Special Delivery Guaranteed

    Friday 23 December
    Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed

    Parcelforce:

    Wednesday 21 December

    For delivery on Friday 23 December

    Thursday 22 December

    For delivery on Saturday 24 December - an additional £9 fee applies

    Thursday 22 December

    For next day delivery

    Friday 23 December

    For next day delivery - an additional £9 applies

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