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Christmas Delivery Details

As you can see from the below information, we are now past the last posting dates for Christmas. But don’t worry! You can still take out a gift subscription and send them a Delayed Gratification gift certificate instead. We’ll send you a link to download it with your subscription confirmation email.

Covid-19 update: 21st December 2020

Royal Mail has suspended deliveries to mainland Europe, Canada and Turkey due to the current COVID-19 situation.

As a result, delivery delays can be expected to: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Christmas Post

These are the last posting dates for delivery in time for Christmas:


  • Thursday 17th December


  • Wednesday 16th December – Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
  • Monday 14th December – Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
  • Wednesday 9th December – Australia, Greece, Eastern Europe (except Slovakia), New Zealand, Turkey, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland,Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
  • Monday 7th December – Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East, Cyprus, Malta

Please Note: Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on shipping times, our last delivery dates for Christmas this year are earlier than we would like and these dates are subject to change. Rest assured that we’ll do everything we can to ensure timely delivery of your order. See more information about our general delivery times and how they are affected by coronavirus pandemic here.

Christmas FAQs

To learn more about Delayed Gratification and how our subscriptions work, see our FAQs here, or get in touch.

When will my gift subscription start?

If you sign up for a gift subscription now, your recipient will receive their first issue in March 2021. This is because we are a quarterly title that publishes in March, June, September and early December.

Can I give my recipient something sooner?
You can indeed. Either add a copy of the current issue of the magazine to your order, or print off a gift certificate instead – we’ll send you a link to that in your confirmation email.

Where will you send the copy of the current issue?
If you choose to add a copy of the current issue to your order, you can choose whether you want it to be delivered to your billing address or to the recipient’s shipping address.

Can I change the shipping address?
If you add a copy of the current issue to your order, that will be sent out straight away to whichever address you specify. But you can change the shipping address for all subsequent deliveries by updating your details in the customer portal or by emailing us with instructions for the change.

How many copies will they get?
With an annual subscription to DG, your gift recipient will receive 4 issues of the magazine (unless you sign up for a two year subscription, in which case they’ll get 8!)

Can I make changes to their subscription, or cancel it?
You can cancel the subscription at any time – just send an email to, and we’ll take care of that for you right away. You can use our customer portal to update your recipient’s address or your payment details at any time – we’ll send you a link to the customer portal when you sign up – or you can email us and we’ll help you make any changes you need.

Do you sell other Christmas gifts for the DG fan?
Yes we do! Head to our shop here to see a range of back issues, as well as our Slow News mugs.

A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme