Christmas shipping deadlines: Last day to send gifts with FedEx, UPS & USPS

If you're mailing out Christmas for your family members this year, you'll have to make sure to get them out soon. The deadlines are approaching for gifts to be received by December 25th.   

If you're using any one of the three major retailers, here's their suggested dates to send by:

U.S. Postal Service

Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground shipments

Dec. 18: Alaska to mainland First-Class Mail

Dec. 19:Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail

Dec. 20: First Class

Dec. 21: Priority Mail; Also deadline for Alaska and Hawaii to the mainland through Priority Mail Express

Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express

International shipping and military mail deadlines are earlier. Learn more at


Dec. 9:SmartPost

Dec. 16: Ground and home delivery

Dec. 19: Express Saver

Dec. 20: Two-day options

Dec. 23: Overnight options

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

Find rates and transit times at

United Parcel Service

Dec. 13:Last day to ship some UPS Ground packages

Dec. 19:UPS 3 Day Select

Dec. 20:2nd Day Air

Dec. 23: Next Day Air 

Learn more at

Amazon shopping deadlines

Amazon has announced the dates for Prime members to place orders for delivery by Dec. 25, no minimum purchase. However, dates can vary by item and delivery speed.

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

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

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