Looming Deadlines For Shipping Christmas Gifts

December 13, 2019

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If you're shipping gifts for Christmas, you want them to arrive at their intended destination by December 25th. So here are some deadlines to help you achieve that.


Dec. 16: Ground and Home delivery

Dec. 19: Express Saver

Dec. 20: FedEx 2 Day

Dec. 23: FedEx Standard, Priority, and First Overnight

Dec. 25: FedEx SameDay, FedEx SameDay City Direct, and City Priority


Dec. 19: UPS 3 Day Select

Dec. 20: UPS 2nd Day Air

Dec. 23: UPS Next Day Air

U.S. Postal Service

Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground shipments

Dec. 18: Alaska to continental U.S. First-Class Mail 

Dec. 19: Hawaii to continental U.S. Priority Mail and First-Class Mail

Dec. 20: First-Class Mail Service

Dec. 21: Priority Mail

Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express

Amazon Prime

Typically, standard shipping for non-prime members is 4-5 days, meaning you’d want to order no later than Dec. 19.

Dec. 22: Last day for free delivery on tens of million of items.

Dec. 23: Last day for free one-day delivery on over 10 million items.