2016 Holiday Shipping Guide

2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines - Get it there by 12/25/16

Below are our the major carriers' deadlines to ship packages to be delivered by 12/25/16. Please note that we have a minimum of a 24 hour turnaround time to fulfill orders. Please take that into account when choosing your shipping method and contact us here with any questions.  For official dates and any unforeseen delays from weather or other events, please visit the carriers' official websites.  See Free shipping, tax and other policy information here.

FedEx - For shipping within the U.S.:

  • Dec. 12: Last day to ship via FedEx SmartPost
  • Dec. 16: Last day to ship via FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx Ground
  • Dec. 20: Last day to ship via FedEx Express Saver
  • Dec. 21: Last day to ship via FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M.
  • Dec. 22: Last day to ship via FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, and FedEx First Overnight
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via FedEx SameDay City (standard)
  • Dec. 25: Last day to ship via FedEx SameDay City (Priority) and FedEx SameDay

Shipping deadlines for packages headed to Puerto Rico and Canada, Mexico, and other international destinations vary. See FedEx's Holiday Shipping 2016 for more information.

UPS For shipping within the U.S.:

  • Dec. 19: Last day to ship UPS 3 Day Select (for delivery on Friday Dec. 23)
  • Dec. 21: Last day to ship via UPS 2nd Day Air (for delivery on Friday Dec. 23)
  • Dec. 22: Last day to ship via UPS 2nd Day Air (must use Saturday Delivery option for packages to be delivered before Christmas Day) and UPS Next Day Air (for delivery by Friday Dec. 23)
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via UPS Next Day Air (must use Saturday Delivery option for packages to be delivered before Christmas Day)

For international shipping deadlines and other holiday-related information, such as pick-up and delivery schedules, see the Holiday Shipping with UPS website.

U.S. Postal Service For mail and package shipping within the U.S.:

  • Dec. 20: Last day to send packages via First Class Mail 
  • Dec. 21: Last day to send packages via Priority Mail 
  • Dec. 23: Last day to send packages via Priority Express Mail

The deadline for shipping packages internationally, including to overseas military bases, varies based on the destination. But in most cases, the deadlines are fast approaching—in some cases, as soon as Dec. 1. It may even already be too late to send parcels to certain locations overseas using less-expensive postal delivery options.

Visit the U.S. Postal Service holiday site for more information.