Buying a Registration as a Gift

One question always on our customers’ minds is how to purchase a registration as a gift, and what we can offer as a part of our gift service. We have written a guide explaining our gift service and all of the options that are available to you, which can be found here.


We pride ourselves in the services we can provide when purchasing a registration mark as a gift; from Next-Day Gift Certificates to completing a transfer in time for a special date. If it’s a surprise don’t worry, we can always send our correspondence in plain packaging, just let us know!

The festive period saw loads of happy customers who were able to present their loved ones with gift certificates and number plates for Christmas, and others who had gone one step further and asked us to complete the transfer as close to Christmas Day as possible!

Example Gift Certificate

Next-Day Gift Certificate Delivery

One of the unique options we offer as a part of our gift service is our Next-Day Gift Certificate. Complete in a presentation folder and finished with a satin bow.

If ordered before 2PM, your gift certificate will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery to arrive with you before 1PM the next working day and you can even choose to add a message to the certificate so that special someone can remember this lovely gesture forever!

Our gift certificates are perfect for loved ones for many occasions, including Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, as congratulations and even for proposals and wedding gifts! If there is a particular occasion you would like us to assist you with, let us know and we’ll do our best to help make the occasion special.

Another perfect way to present your gift is with a pair of number plates. If you purchase with us, we shall send you our high quality, (Perspex) number plates in the post first class; all we need is a picture ID of the purchaser and proof of address, then you’re away to go! Providing that the registration mark isn’t pre-owned, we can send you the plates ahead of the transfer, ready for you to complete at your own leisure.


Done-For-You Transfer Service

If you opt for our Done-For-You Transfer service, we will assign your chosen private number plate onto the recipient’s vehicle for you. In order to complete the transfer, we require the V5C log book of the receiving vehicle (which can be returned to us using the pre-paid envelope that is supplied) and will complete the transfer within 10-14 days of receiving this document.

If you would like us to complete the transfer for a special day, we will do our best to accommodate this provided we receive the documents ahead of time.

Similarly, if you are unable to get hold of the documents without giving the surprise away, then you can choose to complete the transfer at a later date. This way, you can give the registration as a gift and then send us the required documentation when you are ready.

We aim to send all of our correspondence to you in plain envelopes which only bears our return PO Box address to ensure safe delivery (this does not say ‘Plates4Less anywhere).

Whether you opt for our Done-For-You service or the Do-It-Yourself transfer, all documentation is sent discreetly as possible. We will also only speak to the purchaser listed on our file and so we ask that you place the order in your own details - this does not affect the transfer - and that you are happy to have some form of correspondence sent to the billing address of the payment card.

If you pay for your private number plate in full, we can also arrange to send your gift certificate or number plates to an alternate address as to not ruin the surprise. Simply request this when you place your order.

Ideal Christmas Gift

December 2018 saw loads of customers using our Done-For-You transfer service for Christmas and we are already receiving requests to complete transfers for Christmas 2019! If you would like to use our gift service, our sales team are more than happy to help.


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Author: Charlotte (Sales Assistant)
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