Christmas Ordering Guide

Ordering Christmas Gifts from Winedirect

Ordering your Christmas wine gifts with Winedirect has always been simple and straightforward. Just choose your gift, enter the address of the recipient and add your message in the Message Box at checkout.

Do PLAN AHEAD and purchase Christmas wine gifts now.

Here's a brief FAQ to Christmas ordering

  • Last date for ordering - the last date for ordering from the Gift Section of our website is Sundy December 11.
  • Minimum Orders - Effective Monday December 5 our minimum order will be 6 bottles. But you can choose single bottle gifts from our Gift Selection. Until Sunday December 11 we do accept single bottle orders (+ a giftbox) for Christmas delivery.
  • Gift Messages - you can add your festive greetings in the Gift Message Box at checkout and we will insert the message into our Winedirect Christmas card which is free with every purchase. Please do keep your greetings to a maximum of 30 words!
  • Delivery will be between 9am to 5pm on the day stipulated. We cannot guarantee a morning or afternoon time slot.
  • DURING DECEMBER, DELIVERY - ESPECIALLY FOR CUSTOM GIFTS FOR SPECIFIC WINES - IS NOT WITHIN 48 HOURS FROM ORDER. DUE TO THE VOLUME OF ORDERS, WE AIM TO DELIVER ALL GIFTS BY Wednesday December 21, LEAVING 1-2 DAYS IN RESERVE SINCE WE WILL BE DELIVERING UP TO AND INCLUDING Friday DEC 23. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WE ALWAYS GET THE JOB DONE!
  • We will be open Tuesday Dec 28 thru Friday Dec 30 and will be shipping for delivery Dec 28-30 but not to office addresses unless we are advised by you that the office is definitely open. However many wines may not be available for delivery between Christmas Day and New Year.

For deliveries to office addresses from Monday December 19 through to Friday December 23, please do check to ensure that the recipients will actually be at the office on the days in question. Many people take a few days off before Christmas and it may be better to deliver to their home address, or to deliver the previous week. PLEASE TRY TO PUT THE MOBILE PHONE NUMBER OF THE RECIPIENT IN THE RELEVANT BOX WHEN YOU ENTER THE DELIVERY DETAILS! THIS HELPS BECAUSE THE COURIER CAN TEXT THE DELIVERY ARRIVAL TIME TO THE RECIPIENT AND THE RECIPIENT IS ABLE TO REPLY BY TEXT AND BOOK AN ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY TIME IF NECESSARY.

  • Generally most Christmas gifts will be delivered by Wednesday December 21.
  • For deliveries to home addresses please note that the courier will follow instructions in the event that the recipient is not at home. So please let us know if we can leave the gift with a neighbour, or hidden in the recycling bin / greenhouse / outhouse or other secure place. Leave your instructions in the Delivery Box at checkout.
  • Please ensure to enter the postcode of the recipient properly, especially for international destinations. This is essential. Please also ensure that we have the telephone number of the recipient for European destinations - this is essential.
  • Order early to secure your gift and delivery day - certain wines and gifts are of limited availability and we cannot guarantee to supply all wines on the site beyond Sunday Dec 11. So the earlier you order the better. Also, subject to demand, certain delivery days may well get fully booked and allocated, so the earlier we receive your order the easier it is to ensure your requirements are met.

Customised Gifts

We would be delighted to put together a customised gift offering for you up until Friday December 2. Customisation possibilities include:

  • Combinations of any wines and gift boxes on the website.
  • We can add malt whiskies, spirits, cigars, books, chocolates, Christmas cakes or other luxury food items.
  • Gift wrapping in your corporate colours.
  • Label design - we can design a label or neck tag with your company name, logo and tagline and affix to or around the neck or body of the bottle.
  • Placement of company cards or promotional material inside each gift.
  • Custom designed gift vouchers (soft copy) with your company name, logo and message, for use throughout 2017. Min order of 50 vouchers.
  • Flexibility and personal service are hard to find in the online world. It is best to email us at sales@winedirect.co.uk with your detailed corporate gifts requirements and budget and we will be in touch with a proposal shortly.