Sending a Christmas present to friends or family in several states? The first set of deadlines may be closer than you think.
Christmas seems like a long way off — but with the busiest shipping days of the year fast approaching, it’s a good time to mark your calendar with some key shipping deadlines.
While you’re making a list of gift packs (and double-checking that list), avoiding high last-minute shipping prices will keep your wallet happy.
Overland shipping is generally the cheapest option, but you’ll need to get everything done by mid-December. FedEx’s last day for pre-Christmas door-to-door delivery is Wednesday, December 14. For USPS , that deadline is Saturday, December 17. UPS recommends that you get estimates from its website to calculate delivery dates for its various services.
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Another option is to order the gift online, delivered directly to the recipient’s address. Christmas shipping deadlines vary by retailer, but many retailers will have a banner on their website in December to show when you need to order for on-time delivery. Some online retailers, like Amazon, even offer gift wrapping services for different products.
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Here are the key deadlines for in-time delivery for Sunday, December 25.
- Retail premises: Saturday, December 17
- First Class Mail: Saturday, December 17
- Priority mail: Monday, December 19
- Priority Express Mail: Friday, December 23
- FedEx Ground Economy: Thursday, December 8
- FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Ground: Wednesday, December 14
- FedEx Express Saver, FedEx 3Day Freight: Tuesday, December 20
- FedEx 2Day: Wednesday, December 21
- FedEx 1Day Freight, FedEx Extra Hours: Thursday, December 22
- FedEx SameDay: Friday, December 23
- UPS Ground: Check UPS Website
- UPS 3 Day Select: Tuesday, December 20
- UPS Day 2 Air: Wednesday, December 21
- UPS Next Day Air: Thursday, December 22
Different deadlines apply if you ship packages overseas or to Alaska or Hawaii, so check the carrier’s website for that information.
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