We get lots requests to hold guitars in our loft until close to the gift date. That's especially true at Christmas. We're happy to do it since it insures that the guitar is well humidified and no lucky recipient spots the carton before they should. Use the "comments" box on the order form to let us know you'd like us to hold it and what date you need the guitar. We'll look after making sure it leaves our loft in time to arrive on the requested day.