Last delivery posting dates before Christmas 2014 for International shipping

If you are planning on doing your Christmas shopping online, like a lot of people this year, 2013, you will be interested to know when the last shipping dates are so you get your delivery before the day.

Many people worldwide will be buying this year's must have Christmas presents from overseas websites and shops, so what date(s) do you need to buy before, so you will not be disappointed?

It is a bit difficult to find exact dates for all shops, as different shops will use different postal services, but below is a round-up of several services for international deliveries, so you can get a good idea of the last shipping dates.

Royal Mail

Wednesday 3 December Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 4 December Australia
Friday 5 December Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 8 December Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece
Tuesday 9 December Canada, Poland
Friday 12 December USA
Saturday 13 December Western Europe (excluding Greece, Poland)