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Christmas Delivery Options

Christmas is here, and we want to make sure that you receive your magazines with plenty of time to wrap them up, so please be aware of the below last posting dates for Christmas. Any orders placed after these dates will not be guaranteed for delivery before Christmas:


  • Tuesday 17th December


  • Thursday 5th December: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
  • Sunday 8th December: Cyprus, Malta
  • Monday 9th December: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)
  • Tuesday 10th December: Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Turkey
  • Wednesday 11th December: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
  • Thursday 12th December: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
  • Monday 16th December: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Missed the last posting date? Don’t worry, you can still sign up for a subscription and give them a Delayed Gratification gift certificate instead. We’ll send you a link to download it with your subscription confirmation email.

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 2020. This is because we are a quarterly title that publishes in March, June, September and December.

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

Where will you send the copy of the current issue?
You can choose to add a copy of the current issue to your order, to be delivered to either your billing address, or to the shipping address. The regular subscription will be sent to the shipping address, so this should be the address of your recipient.

Can I change the shipping address?
If you add a copy of the current issue to your order, that will be sent 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 your 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 and infographics tins.

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