Christmas 2023

Christmas 2023

Enjoy your Christmas with Isle of Man Post Office's one-stop guide to all things festive. Remember to post your items early to beat the Christmas rush!

Last Recommended Posting Dates

Here you'll find all the last recommended posting dates for the Island, UK and Channel Islands, Europe and the Rest of the World. Make sure you post before the recommended posting date to avoid disappointment.


Make sure you are sending mail with the correct postage on, failure to do so can result in delays.

You can purchase postage from our online postal shop and have it delivered direct to your door free of charge.

Christmas Stamps

For Christmas 2023, Isle of Man Post Office is very pleased to present a new set of festive stamps 'Manx Winter Wildlife' by Rowan Corlett.

Available to buy from our online shop here or via your local post office. 

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Collection and Dispatch for Businesses

Our collection and dispatch times may vary during the Christmas and New Year period. New for this year, Tracked 48 is available to Click and Dispatch and Business Solutions Franking customers. 

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Wrapping and Packing Advice

Make sure your items are packaged safely and securely. You can also refer to our guide on prohibited and restricted items.

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Find Your Local Postal Services

Wondering where to find your nearest Post Office to post your gifts? This page provides you with addresses, opening times and contact numbers of your nearest Postal Services including Parcel Collection Sites.

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Missed Delivery?

Missed out on receiving your Christmas presents because you weren't in? Find information about our services which may be useful to you.

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Post Office & Sorting Offices Opening Hours

In the lead up to Christmas and during the festive period, several Post Offices and Sorting Offices will have slightly different opening hours. For more information on your local Post Office please visit Find Your Local Post Office Services.

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Foreign currency

Stuck for a gift? Foreign currency from Isle of Man Post Office makes the perfect gift which has no expiration date. 

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Tracked and Signature Deliveries

Get your parcels there with added speed, security, compensation and online tracking with Special Delivery™ 9am, Special Delivery™ Next Day and Recorded Signed For™. Then keep an eye on your parcels as they make their way to loved ones this Christmas with our online track and trace system.
For larger items to the UK or Isle of Man, you can use Parcelforce services local or express48. For parcels further afield you can use Parcelforce services globalpriority or globalvalue.

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Addressing Your Post

Make sure your post arrives on time by ensuring you comply with addressing standards..

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Christmas Gifts

With a selection of mounted artworks, gift packs, collectable coins and commemorative memorabilia, we've got Christmas wrapped up!

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Father Christmas Letters

We have regular mail sleighs heading up to Lapland for the personal attention of Father Christmas...

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Saving Stamps

Start saving now for the inevitable post-Christmas bills, or purchase for anyone as the most practical gift of all!

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Safe to Post

Many everyday items and popular Christmas presents are considered dangerous under our posting regulations and are therefore restricted or prohibited from our postal network.

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Customs Information

Don't forget when sending parcels outside the United Kingdom (UK), to fill the right forms to ensure that your items get to the intended destination.

Since 1st January 2021, the requirement for accurate customs documentation for items containing goods sent to Rest of World addresses will also apply to Channel Island and EU destinations. For detailed information click here.  


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