It’s time to look ahead to key dates for the festive season and January 2021.

With 2020 being about as predictable as a tipsy spider on an ice rink, we’re keeping a particularly close eye on the services we use to handle your precious deliveries.

To help you stay super-organised in the face of COVID-19 chaos, we’ve prepared a delicious selection of deadlines for your diary. As Christmas approaches and UK restrictions are adjusted we’ll monitor the situation and keep this post updated.

We want you to enjoy a Happy Hellion Christmas, so we advise that you place your orders well in advance to allow for potential disruptions to postal services. Looking ahead to the new year, please also check our holiday and reopening dates below.

Recommended deadlines for Christmas orders

For UK mainland destinations order by:
Fri 11th Dec for orders that qualify for free delivery (sent Royal Mail 2nd Class)
Tue 15th Dec for orders with paid-for delivery (sent Royal Mail 1st Class)

For deliveries to the Highlands and Islands please get in touch via drhellion[at]

For overseas destinations order by:
Wed 2nd Dec – Canada
Fri 4th Dec – Finland, Italy, USA
Tue 8th Dec – Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain
Fri 11th Dec – France, Ireland

For other overseas destinations please get in touch via drhellion[at]

Christmas break and January reopening

We’ll be shutting up shop for a few weeks over the holidays. We have one or two (rather exciting) plans to hatch, so we’ll be away slightly longer than usual this year. Key dates for your diary are:

Final orders accepted: Tue 15th December
Final deliveries dispatched: Fri 18th December

Last working day: Fri 18th December
Reopening: Tue 19th January 2021 (because we don’t like Mondays)


We’ll be here up to close of business on Fri 18th December to answer any questions you have about orders and deliveries over the Christmas and New Year period, so please get in touch via drhellion[at]