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Why Buy from Red Equipment this Holiday Season

Posted by Luke Green

Wow what a year 2021 has been for us all! It’s been a big old year here at Red and we’re very pleased to get going into the Christmas holidays. A chance to kick back, unwind and enjoy time with your friends and families in whatever form. Some of us will be firing up another legendary Christmas themed Zoom quiz, whilst others will be giving the emergency chairs their annual outing. 

So you can focus on the joys of spending more time with loved ones and more traditional festive activities, we've got you covered with extended returns, gift wrapping, next working day delivery options and unbranded packaging to help take the hassle out of gifting this holiday season.

Gift Wrapping Serivce 

Our gift-wrapping service this Christmas will reduce the time you spend looking for the end on the Sellotape, giving you more time to enjoy some Christmas adventures. 

We’ve pulled out the stops to offer a natural and attractive way to gift wrap your Red Equipment order*. All gifts are placed in one of the following sized bags, with red & gold acid-free tissue paper covering the top. The bag is then secured with a shiny gold sticker.

  • A natural kraft gift bag
  • A matte black paper gift bag (for large items)
  • Red wrapping paper for oversized items

We can even add a personalised note onto a hand-written kraft paper gift tag, which will be attached to your gift on request by our team of Christmas Elves! Just leave the details in the notes section of your order. Where possible orders will be shipped in a plain cardboard box so it will help keep the contents a surprise.

Simply add your item to your basket and select the additional wrapping option with your preferred shipping method at the checkout and we can do the rest! Leaving you to perfect your mulled wine and mince pie recipe or even better lace up those boots, inflate that board or sling that active jacket on and head outside. We’re not just wrapping your gifts this Christmas we’re giving you the gift of time! 

Unfortunately as they already come ready to ship in their own box we are unable to offer the gift wrapping service on our cool bags or paddle boards. 

*Excludes Paddle Boards, Paddles and Cool bags and only available for orders placed on after the 12th November 2020 and before 2pm 23rd December 2021.

FREE Drinks Bottle on Orders Over £150

As a little gift from us to you, all orders over £150 (placed between 15th November and 31st December 2021) will be entitled to a FREE Insulated Drinks Bottle - Just add over £150 worth of gear into your basket AND a drinks bottle for the discount to be automatically applied. For full terms and conditions please head HERE

Extended Returns

We hear you, buying clothing for Christmas is always a juggle. That nephew who had that unexpected growth spurt or the uncle who’s lost a few pounds due to his new love of running during lockdown. To take the stress out of returns, we’ve extended our returns policy so any items placed between 1st November and 31st of December will be eligible for a refund as long as we receive them back by the 31st January 2022.

Next Working Day Delivery

For orders under the value of £25 you can either pay for either a tracked service from DHL Parcel UK with a 2-3 working day delivery time from dispatch. This is at a set cost of £3.Please note this is untracked, so we will not be able to locate your parcel if it gets lost in the post. 

Alternatively for orders under the value of £75, you can opt for a Tracked Next Day Delivery Service (after dispatch) through DPD at a set cost of £4.95. DPD delivers Monday – Friday as standard (Next working day delivery does  not include Saturday  as a delivery day). 

In summary – if you place your order before 2pm Monday-Thursday, you can expect to receive your parcel the next day. Orders placed before 2pm Friday will be delivered on the Monday. Orders placed after 2pm on a Friday or over the weekend will be dispatched on the Monday and delivered on the Tuesday (assuming no bank holidays). 

For orders over £75 in value, we provide DPD Next Day Delivery free of charge. 

Last shipping dates for guaranteed delivery before the 24th December are as follows: 

  • DPD (Next Day Delivery Option) - Wed 22nd Dec for guaranteed delivery on/by Fri 24th Dec. 
  • Royal Mail Tracked 48 (our standard delivery for orders under £25) - Tues 21st Dec.

Unbranded Packaging

Getting a gift delivered to your home for a loved one and don't want them to know who it's from? Then don't worry as all orders placed after the 12th November will be sent in unbranded boxes so you can keep that special surprise for the big day.