Christmas

 

The age-old question…when do we need to start preparing for Christmas? When is too early? When is too late? With promotional merchandise, there isn’t really a ‘too early’; the earlier the better! Ordering early allows you the greatest choice of product. As Christmas approaches, stock of some lines will run out. We try to best guess demand for all our stock products in advance but inevitably due to unexpected large orders, some product lines will run out, examples being certain calendar designs, Christmas clothing designs and confectionery. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to order early.

 

To make it as clear as possible, we’ve written a breakdown of the latest you should order your items, based on product, which you can see below.

 

These timings act as a rough guide. When it comes down to it, it will depend on three main factors:

1. How busy we are at the time. As we all know, Christmas is a hectic time; especially in the gifting industry! In the run up to Christmas our machines are running non-stop which is why it is best to order as soon as possible, to beat the rush.

2. Quantity

3. Branding choice

 

As early as possible

- BESPOKE CHRISTMAS JUMPERS – if you would like to have your own bespoke Christmas jumpers made, the lead time is around 6 weeks

- BAUBLES – to keep costs down, it’s best to give us as much time as possible. Any less than 4 weeks’ notice and we must put these under an Express Service meaning prices increase

 

3-4 weeks prior to when you require the goods

- ADVENT CALENDARS – order these 3-4 weeks in advance to receive these on time

- CHRISTMAS BOBBLE HATS – 3-4 weeks

- NEXT YEAR CALENDARS – 2-4 weeks

- NEXT YEAR DIARIES – 3 weeks

 

2-3 weeks

- CHRISTMAS CRACKERS – 2-3 weeks

- CONFECTIONERY – 2-3 weeks

- CHRISTMAS CARDS – 2-3 weeks

1-2 weeks 

- CHRISTMAS JUMPERS (stock, branded) – 1-2 weeks

- CHRISTMAS TREES – 1-2 weeks

- CHRISTMAS STOCKING – 1-2 weeks

- JUMPERS (stock, no branding) – up to 1 week

 

This list does not include every single Christmas item we do, nor does it mention non-Christmas items that are branded as gifts. However, hopefully it helps you to plan when you need to order by. 

 

Should you have any questions about the items in our Christmas range, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0118 40 22 777 or promote@drayton.co.uk