An IOU will go down like a lump of coal on Christmas Day, so get your gifting sorted early. If December has crept up on you (because last time you checked the date it was July!) then try not to freak out – there’s still time to get an awesome gift from hardtofind.

To make sure your pressie lands in your hot little hands, ready for wrapping, before December 24, check out our Christmas delivery tips below. It’s everything you need to know about ordering gifts when you’ve left it down to the wire…


As our products come to you from a range of creative sellers in Australia and around the world, they all have different dispatch and delivery dates. You can check these easily on the product page to avoid disappointment! Delivery to regional areas of Australia will take a bit longer than metro areas, so bear this in mind.



If you’re cutting it fine and you need your gift pronto, sort by ‘express post’ to see gifts that ship express within Australia and should arrive in 1-2 business days for those in metro areas. Please be aware, regional areas may take longer.



There’s still time to get an awesome gift from one of our international sellers if they offer fast courier to Australia. Click this filter option in the sidebar to see gifts that will arrive in 5 days from overseas. That’s almost as fast as Santa’s sleigh!



Don’t forget to select your preferred shipping method at checkout. This can be done by clicking on the drop-down menu and choosing either free standard shipping, express local shipping or fast courier to Australia.

Our super-friendly Customer Support team are on-hand to assist you if you are unsure about delivery times on certain products. They can contact the sellers on your behalf and let you know if your gift is likely to arrive before Christmas. Email



Run out of time to order the perfect pressie? Our gift vouchers start at $50 and can be emailed direct to the recipient, which means you can even buy them on the way to Christmas lunch if you need to! Click here to order.

Or, why not try our Instant Gift feature?

Here’s how it works:

  • Choose from thousands of gifts on hardtofind – you can send any item as an instant gift!
  • Click on the ‘SEND AS AN INSTANT GIFT’ button and follow the instructions.
  • Choose to email the gift to the recipient, or print the voucher out at home to pop in a card.

The ‘real’ gift will be waiting in the recipient’s cart with a voucher code to purchase – they enter their mailing details and the gift is on its way! What if the person wants to change their gift? No dramas. They’ll be able to swap it at checkout, by adding a different item (of the same value) to cart and removing the original gift – too easy!


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