Don’t mess up your holiday gift-giving, by knowing holiday shopping shipping deadlines. Now that you’ve made your holiday gift lists and strategized about where to find the best sales, you’ve got to make sure all of your presents arrive at their destinations in time to make it a “Merry” Christmas for all. So here’s a breakdown of the important shipping deadlines—be sure to mark your calendars!
Free Shipping.org —This site has a comprehensive chart of shipping deadlines for major retailers, including order-by dates for standard, express, and fastest shipping. You can also find all the free shipping codes here!
Free Shipping Day —On Friday December 16th thousands of retailers offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve.
December 15th—Last day to ship Parcel Post®.
December 17th—Last day to ship to military.
December 19th—Last day for most international shipping.
December 20th—Last day to send First-Class Mail®.
December 21st—Last day to send Priority Mail®.
December 22nd—Last day to send Express Mail®.
December 16th—Last day to ship FedEx Ground®.
December 19th—Last day to ship FedEx Home Delivery®.
December 20th—Last day to ship FedEx Express Saver®.
December 21st—Last day to ship FedEx 2Day®.
December 22nd—Last day to ship FedEx Overnight®.
December 23rd—Last day to ship FedEx Priority Overnight®.
December 20th—Last day to ship UPS 3 Day Select® for delivery on December 23rd.
December 21st—Last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air® for delivery on December 23rd.
December 22nd—Last day to ship UPS Next Day Air® for delivery on December 23rd.