2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

22 November 2017 / By Mike Gunderson

Thanks to dealhack for compiling this useful information!

The Holidays are nearly upon us, and that means it’s a busy time for everyone. If you’re a holiday shopper who likes to avoid the malls but still scrambles to get their gift orders in at the last minute, print out this list and make sure you don’t miss any important online holiday shopping deadlines this year.

We’ve included the holiday shopping deadlines for the three major U.S. shipping carriers (USPS, UPS, and FedEx), as well as for 10 of the most popular online shopping destinations for American shoppers. If you want to have your order before Christmas, heed these dates.

NOTE: Christmas falls on a Monday this year, and many carriers do not deliver on weekends. Therefore, the final day to order items and get them in time for Christmas is earlier this year compared to typical years.

Holiday Shopping Deadlines At Major Shipping Carriers

USPS Christmas Shipping Deadlines (within the U.S.)

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 15 – Deadline for Standard Parcel Post (Mail) shipments. Get your Christmas cards off by today.
  • Dec 20 – Deadline for First Class Mail and Priority Mail shipments.
  • Dec 23 – Deadline for Priority Express Mail shipments.

Track your Holiday packages here.

UPS Christmas Shipping Deadlines (within the U.S.)

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 18 – Deadline for UPS 3 Day Select shipments (delivery on Dec 22).
  • Dec 20 – Deadline for UPS 2nd Day Air shipments (delivery on Dec 22).
  • Dec 22 – Deadline for UPS Next Day Air shipments. (delivery on Dec 23). Note that these packages must be processed and labeled for Saturday delivery, which is not available in all ZIP codes.
  • Dec 24 & 25 – No pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical services available.

International customers or for more details click here.

FedEx Christmas Shipping Deadlines (within the U.S.)

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 11 – Deadline for FedEx SmartPost shipments.
  • Dec 15 – Deadline for FedEx Ground shipments.
  • Dec 18 – Deadline for FedEx Home Delivery shipments.
  • Dec 19 – Deadline for FedEx Express Saver shipments.
  • Dec 20 – Deadline for FedEx 2-Day and 2-Day A.M. shipments.
  • Dec 21 – Deadline for FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, First Overnight shipments.
  • Dec 25 – Deadline for all FedEx SameDay shipments.

For international customers and more information check FedEx last days to ship.

Holiday Shopping Deadlines At Popular Stores

Amazon Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Amazon Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 15 – Standard shipping option.
  • Dec 18 – Express shipping option.
  • Dec 21 – Fastest shipping option

We found these Amazon shipping dates listed here.

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Walmart Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Walmart Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 15  – Guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery with Standard shipping option.
  • Dec 18 – 3-Day shipping option.
  • Dec 20 – 2-Day shipping option.

We found these Walmart shipping dates listed here.

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Target Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Target Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 15 – Standard shipping option.
  • Dec 18 – Premium shipping option.
  • Dec 21 – Express shipping option.

We found these Target shipping dates listed here.

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Best Buy Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Best Buy Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 13 – Standard shipping
  • Dec 20 – Two day shipping
  • Dec 21 – Express shipping.
  • Dec 24 – Store Pickup
  • Dec 25 – E-Gift Cards purchased at bestbuy.com

We found these Best Buy shipping dates listed here.

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ToysRUs Christmas Shipping Deadlines

ToysRUs Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 15 (3 pm EST) – Standard shipping option.
  • Dec 19 (3 pm EST) – Expedited shipping option.
  • Dec 20 (12 pm EST) – Express shipping option.
  • Dec 24 – Free in-store pickup is available (ready in under an hour).

We found these ToysRUs shipping deadlines listed here.

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Kohls Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Kohl's Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The only guaranteed delivery option Kohls offers this year is their 1-day shipping. They no longer guarantee any other orders so be sure to look at estimated shipping time before you check out.

  • Dec 21 (order by 1pm CST) – 1-day shipping option.

We found these Kohls shipping dates listed here.

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Newegg Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Newegg Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 14 – Super Eggsaver shipping.
  • Dec 16 – Large items.
  • Dec 20 – Business 3-day shipping.
  • Dec 21 – Business 2-day shipping.
  • Dec 22 – Business 1-day shipping.

We found these Newegg shipping deadlines listed here.

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Lululemon Christmas Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 12 – Standard (free) shipping.
  • Dec 19 – Fedex Express shipping.
  • Dec 21 – Fedex Priority shipping.

We found this Lululemon shipping deadline here.

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Apple Christmas Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 20 (5 pm local time) – Free Standard two-day shipping.
  • Dec 23 – Two-hour delivery (only in certain locations).
  • Dec 24 – In-store pickup (usually within an hour).

We found these Apple shipping details here.

Dell Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Dell Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 15 (3 pm EST) – Standard shipping.
  • Dec 20 (3 pm EST) – Expedited shipping.
  • Dec 21 (3pm EST) – Express shipping.

We found these Dell shipping deadlines listed here.

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Macy’s Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Macy's Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 19 (5 pm) – Standard 2-day shipping.
  • Dec 20 (5 pm) – Express shipping.

We found these Macy’s shipping deadlines listed here.

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About The Author

Mike Gunderson

Mike Gunderson is the founder of Gunderson Direct, Inc., a direct marketing agency that helps businesses drive new leads and close more sales through traditional offline channels, especially direct mail.

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