Need to send a shipment to a customer or even a gift to that special someone over the festive season? Look no further than NI Parcels!

If you are looking for a convenient and affordable delivery service across over 200 countries worldwide, look no further than NI Parcels. Not only do we provide a low rate for both domestic and international shipping, but we also offer you fast transit times so you can rest assured that your parcel will reach your loved one down under.

In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about our service and how to send a parcel with us this festive period. It’s important to remember that as this time of year is so busy, to take note of our Christmas send-by dates and our office holiday closures.

Due to Covid, this Christmas period is set to be the busiest for all couriers around the world, we recommend booking and sending as early as possible.

NI Parcels Christmas Send By Dates

With the busy holiday season now approaching, it is important to take note of our send-by dates if you want to ensure your parcels arrive on time. We recommend sending before or on the dates listed below. Please be aware that these dates are the latest we advise, you can still book a collection after these dates, however, we cannot guarantee that your parcel will arrive in time for Christmas. All NI Parcels services are estimated and can be subject to delays due to any unforeseen circumstance.

NI Parcels Express / Economy Services

  • UK – 20th December
  • UK Express 12.00 – 20th December
  • Worldwide Express – 15th December*
  • Europe Economy – 14th December*

    *Please be aware there may be delays in customs if applicable.

Parcelforce Services

  • Express 24 – 20th December**

    **Please be aware that there are ongoing strikes to domestic services operated by Parcel Force - this will cause disruption to services during the holiday period. We do have a different courier option available on these routes that is not affected by strikes.

DPD Services

  • DPD (within Ireland) – 19th December
  • DPD UK - 15th December

City Air Express

  • Within NI – 20th December

Want to learn more? Check out their websites here: ParcelforceDPDCity Air Express.

During December we experience a high volume of shipments and have to consider any unexpected weather conditions. We recommend allowing 1 to 2 extra day for your delivery. Deliveries will take place right up until 24th December. 


Below we have outlined our office opening hours during the festive period and we have also covered when most collections and deliveries will occur during the dates mentioned in December.