Christmas gifting is our busiest time of year and it is always a joy to know there are lots of excited children who will be opening one of our Garda Síochána, Firefighter, Chef, Pilot, or Doctor dress-up costumes on Christmas morning. Dress-up costumes are a very traditional gift that have been loved for generations and our sustainable career costumes will be worn and loved for years to come.
To help you when deciding on what costume to choose we have answered some of the most common questions that we get asked and advice we offer at this time of year.
We get asked many times about our packaging. We would love to have nice, branded boxes and packaging but that is not what we are asked for. We know from years of experience (and plenty of experience as parents) that when it comes to Christmas gifts, Santa likes to keep things simple. All of our packaging is not only eco-friendly but is also completely plain and unbranded. Each order is packed in plain kraft mailer boxes or eco-friendly plain mailer bags.
We work with DPD and An Post to deliver your order. Once your order has been dispatched you will receive a confirmation email. From December 1st all orders will be tracked, even if you opt for standard delivery. There is no need for any additional stress at this time of year. You can find more information on delivery and returns here. Please be aware that dispatch times for standard delivery may be longer than usual during November and December due to the volume of orders we are processing.
Last order dates
Christmas 2023 falls on a Monday so to ensure your order arrives in plenty of time the last day for ordering will be a little earlier than in previous years. Our small team has worked very hard to stock up this year but there are always some designs that sell out so if you have something particular in mind, please do not leave it to the last minute to order.
Delivery to the US: December 4th
Delivery to Europe (excluding Ireland and the UK): December 12th.
Delivery to the UK: December 16th
Delivery to Ireland: December 19th
Delivery to the rest of the world: December 4th.
Click and Collect
We will offer a click-and-collect option Christmas week, on Thursday the 21st from 7pm to 8:30pm. Collections can be booked online and will be from our offices in Ashbourne.
Check your order
Once your order has arrived, please make sure to check everything. We recommend you do this with any Christmas gift that you purchase this year to avoid any mistakes or omissions. It is a good idea to check ID cards to make sure the details appear as you want them to, and check the sizing to make sure it is as you expected. You can use our size guide to help you choose the correct size when ordering.