We Need to Talk About Christmas 2021 (shop early & shop small)

It is no secret that Christmas 2021 remains to be going to be affected by points to do with the pandemic, together with ongoing international provide chain issues. This is some data that can assist you navigate it extra easily (whereas additionally making a distinction).

The 2 key suggestions I’ve for you’re: store early and store small! Learn on to get the lowdown.

(Prepared to start out enthusiastic about your Christmas purchasing? Take a look at our Christmas Information, which incorporates a present information, helpful festive articles and extra!)

Buying early

Buying on-line for Christmas will once more be an excellent thought this 12 months. We have been working even more durable than traditional to be prepared for the busy season and we’re nicely stocked with what we have to make, pack and publish your orders. Nevertheless, we won’t assure to maintain all of our Australian jewelry in inventory all through the season.

As well as, supply companies in Australia and elsewhere are nonetheless beneath pressure as a result of pandemic, that means Christmas orders might nicely be slower to reach than regular.

The underside line is:

If it is essential that you simply get the items you need in time for the large day … then it is essential that you simply store early.

Christmas delivery

Australian orders:

Based mostly on present Australia Submit recommendation we propose that you simply place orders by the next dates for pre-Christmas supply in Australia:

  • SA: Parcel Submit 9am, 17 December | Specific Submit 9am, 21 December
  • NSW: Parcel Submit 9am, 15 December | Specific Submit 9am, 20 December
  • VIC: Parcel Submit 9am, 15 December | Specific Submit 9am, 20 December
  • QLD: Parcel Submit 9am, 14 December | Specific Submit 9am, 20 December
  • WA: Parcel Submit 7am, 15 December | Specific Submit 7am, 17 December
  • TAS: Parcel Submit 9am, 14 December | Specific Submit 9am, 20 December
  • ACT: Parcel Submit 9am, 15 December | Specific Submit 9am, 20 December
  • NT: Parcel Submit 9am, 10 December | Specific Submit 9am, 15 December

These dates might presumably change because the festive season progresses if there are any additional points with the pandemic. Go to our delivery web page for updated data.

We’ll proceed packing and posting parcels as shortly as we are able to after these instances and days, however the longer you wait to order, the much less probability you could have of your order arriving earlier than the large day.

Worldwide orders:

Should you’re sending items abroad then purchasing early is much more crucial. Our delivery web page lists Australia Submit’s present instructed reduce offs for Christmas deliveries to main worldwide locations.

Sending items immediately:

As ever we’re very happy to do that. You possibly can embrace a private observe and decide so as to add a present card and reward wrapping.

If you would like us so as to add a observe to the parcel asking that the recipient not open it till Christmas simply tell us throughout checkout.

Provide chain points

You will have heard within the information that there are international provide chain points to do with the pandemic, local weather change and different points. You may additionally have observed that it is at present troublesome to get a few of your favorite merchandise from main shops. This situation is more likely to be ongoing for a while and it is fairly more likely to have an effect on your Christmas purchasing.

We have now been working onerous and spending massive to make sure we’re nicely stocked upfront of the lead as much as Christmas. We’re hopeful that we’ve sufficient of the supplies we have to make our designs, together with packaging supplies to get your orders on their approach. Nevertheless, we should still encounter some points alongside the best way.

As soon as once more, purchasing early is your pal. However so is purchasing small: smaller, native companies are extra possible to have the ability to maintain gadgets in inventory for all kinds of causes. So …

Store small for Christmas

Please do take into account doing as a lot of your Christmas purchasing as you may with Australian small companies this 12 months: not simply Simone Walsh Jewelry, however with all kinds of little companies.

Many small companies (ours included) make the majority of their earnings over the festive season. And by purchasing with small companies you are supporting actual individuals and households: not shareholders and billionaires.

Additionally I’ve a (pipe?) dream that one of many legacies of the pandemic will be individuals being blissful to buy extra with small companies, as they discover that they love getting extra personalised service and making extra distinctive purchases. It has the potential to be a recreation changer for all of us with plenty of advantages.

This is a helpful weblog publish on why purchasing small is such an excellent thought (and I’ve shared only a few of my very own favorite small design companies there too). In search of extra ideas? Test who I comply with on Instagram.

Should you’re prepared to start out your Christmas purchasing, remember to take a look at our Christmas Information, with a present information, helpful festive articles and extra.

Sharing small

Whilst you’re at it, remember to share the small companies you’ve got discovered with buddies, household, colleagues and on social media and elsewhere – it really does assist enormously to unfold the phrase.

Make it a particular Christmas

Should you’re planning an intimate Christmas with household and buddies, remember a few of the beautiful traditions that you would be able to incorporate to make it extra particular.

I’ve simply completed placing collectively a mountain of our lovely Christmas pudding cash which is able to add a enjoyable and particular contact to your Christmas meal.

Additionally take a look at my household’s fast and straightforward Christmas pudding recipe.

Keep secure and nicely this Christmas!

Christmas Shopping Info for 2021

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