With the internet at our fingertips, our phones, our tablets, and our computers, it’s so easy to shop online rather than in a store. What’s even easier than that? Buying the perfect gift for someone a week before Christmas and getting it on December 27th could dampen holiday festivities.
Online Christmas shopping deadlines are here, they are real and, unless you want to print out product descriptions of your late online purchases to hand out for Christmas, you need to take action. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
Although we know we can count on USPS, FedEx, and UPS to get us our packages in time for Christmas, it’s better to be safe than sorry. A winter storm can arrive at any moment, delaying your shipments and leaving you handing out more gifts after Christmas than on the actual day.
Last Minute Christmas Shopping Deadlines
If you’re still doing last-minute online shopping, we’ve got you covered. Compiled below are last-minute shipping deadlines for some of the largest shopping destinations of the season.
December 18th is the last day to get items by Standard Shipping in time for Christmas. Order by the 22nd with your Amazon Prime free Two-Day shipping or by the 23rd with free one-day shipping (in select areas) and you’ll still get your purchase before the 25th. For more information click here.
Target not only has in store pickup on select items, but it also has free holiday shipping on over half its store. Free holiday shipping expires on the 20th though so act fast. For more information click here.
Order by noon eastern time on the 18th and you’ll have free delivery by Christmas Eve. Limited items will be available for free standard shipping all the way until the 21st. Order by noon eastern time on the 22nd and choose next-day shipping to get it by Christmas Eve. For more information click here.
Guaranteed free Christmas delivery when you order by 10:30 AM central time on the 20th, or on Wednesday, December 19th for larger items. Express shipping guarantees on-time delivery when you order by the 21st. Best Buy also offers in-store pickup. For more information click here.
Order from Bloomingdales on the 18th before 5 pm to get your packages by Friday with their Premium shipping. You can order Wednesday before 5 pm and use their Express delivery for packages to arrive on Friday as well. For more information click here.
Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic
They all have free shipping on $50 or more orders, but delivery is 6-12 days. You can always shop online and pick up in a store. Or pay for expedited or next day shipping.
Order by midnight on the 18th and choose free shipping, and you’re guaranteed to have it by Christmas Eve. For more information click here.
Order by the 18th and you can get free shipping on any order over $50 by Christmas Eve. For more information click here.
Use the promo code NMRUSH when you order by noon central time on the 19th, and your package will arrive by Christmas Eve. For more information click here.
Order by the 18th and get free shipping for any orders over $49 by Christmas Eve. For more information click here.
Order by the 18th with $15 expedited shipping for delivery by Monday, the 24th. At the same time, be aware of the winter storm brewing on the east coast. It could potentially affect your delivery date. For more information click here.
Order by the 19th at midnight for standard delivery by Christmas Eve, or you can get it on the 22nd with rush delivery. For more information click here.
Saks Fifth Ave
Free rush shipping through until the 20th midnight eastern time with promo code HOLRUSH. For more information click here.
Order by noon on the 20th with Standard Shipping, or as late as 9:00 am pacific standard time on the 21st with Expedited to receive it before Christmas. For more information click here.
Order by 3:00 AM eastern time on the 20th to receive your gifts by Christmas Eve. For more information click here.
Get free 2-day shipping on all orders over $49. This means ordering by December 20th. For more information click here.
UPS, USPS, and FedEx Shipping
To get your packages in time here’s a list for the latest you can order and receive something by Christmas Eve.
USPS First class mail: Thurs 12/20
USPS Priority Mail: Thurs 12/20
USPS Priority Mail Express: Sat 12/22
FedEx Express Saver: Weds 12/19
FedEx 2Day Services: Thurs 12/20
FedEx Overnight Services: Fri 12/21
UPS 3 Day Select: Tues, 12/18
UPS 2nd Day Air: Thurs, 12/20
UPS Next Day Air: Sat, 12/22
- ^https://www.usps.com/holiday/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrP_d2KCq3wIVDY1pCh0EpAIFEAAYASAAEgIvKfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.dsUSPS (go back ↩)
- ^“Last Days to Ship | FedEx.” FedEx, 17 Dec. 2018, www.fedex.com/en-us/holiday/last-days-to-ship.html. (go back ↩)
- ^UPShttps://www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/shipping-support/days-of-operation-us/holiday-shipping.page (go back ↩)