Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2019: All the Dates You Need to Know


We’re officially less than two weeks away from the peak holiday season! And if we’re being honest, most of Us are in a frenzy right about now — specifically with all of the holiday gift shopping that still needs to get done!

If you’re stressing about getting your gifts where they need to be on time and have no idea what your absolute final cut-off times are, then we’re here to help. Whether you’re sending out a gift or ordering from an online retailer, we’ve rounded up all of the final shipping deadline dates that will guarantee that you orders get to their destinations by December 24 at the very latest!

If you’re mailing out gifts that you’ve already purchased to family members or friends that live far away via the post office or a different service, we have all of the essential dates that you need for every tier of shipping options. Check out the schedule below!

USPS

  • Retail Ground: December 14
  • First Class Mail & Priority Mail: December 20
  • Priority Mail Express: December 22

FedEx

  • Express Saver: December 20
  • 2-Day Shipping: December 21
  • Overnight: December 24
  • Same Day: December 14

UPS

  • Ground Shipping: December 17
  • 3-Day Select: December 18
  • Next Day Air: December 22

If you’re a last-minute person and are still online shopping for holiday presents, then you’re definitely not alone. Our busy schedules don’t always give Us tons of time to spend browsing the web in advance of the holidays, and we can find ourselves cutting it very close in terms of our orders arriving on time.

Luckily, retailers are mindful of this common problem and offer shoppers last-minute shipping options that ensure orders arrive by December 24. We’ve outlined each of our favorite retailers’ holiday shipping deadlines, as well as our Shop With Us Picks for our favorite gift recommendations to help you out with your shopping!

Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, December 10, 2019, but are subject to change.

Our Pick from Amazon: Echo Dot (3rd Gen), $25 (originally $50) 

  • December 14 for free shipping
  • December 18 for standard shipping
  • December 22 for free 2-day shipping for Prime members
  • December 23 for free 1-day shipping on select items for Prime members

Our Pick from Macy’s: Diamond Halo Drop Earrings (1/2 ct. t.w.), $199 (originally $700)

  • December 13 for free standard shipping on all orders (no minimum)
  • December 21 for standard shipping
  • December 22 by 12pm EST for express delivery
  • December 24 by 3pm for in-store pickup by 6pm

Our Pick from Nordstrom: Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover, $50 (originally $78)

  • December 22 by 12pm EST for free standard shipping on qualifying merchandise
  • December 23 by 12pm EST for U.S. Next-Business-Day Shipping
  • December 24 by 3pm EST for Online Order Pickup in stores

Our Pick from Zappos: UGG Coquette slipper, $120

  • December 20 by 1pm PST for delivery by December 23 on all orders

Our Pick from Saks Fifth Avenue: Theory Open-Front Cashmere Cardigan, $261 (originally $435)

  • December 21 by 12pm EST for free standard shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP

Our Pick from Saks Off 5th: Valentino by Mario Valentino Marcus Leather Wristlet Wallet, $130

  • December 21 by 12pm EST for free standard shipping with code SHIP99 on orders $99+

Our Pick from Revolve: BB Dakota Soft Skills Teddy Jacket, $62 (originally $88)

  • December 21 by 12pm EST for free 2-day shipping
  • December 22 by 12pm EST for next day air or air saver shipping

Our Pick from Dermstore: Sunday Riley Acid Appeal Kit Vol. 2 Collection (5 piece), $120

  • December 11 by 2pm PST for free standard shipping
  • December 18 by 2pm PST for standard 2-day shipping
  • December 19 by 2pm PST for standard overnight shipping

Our Pick from Anthropologie: Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket, $98

  • December 20 by 1pm EST for US standard shipping
  • December 21 by 11:59pm PST for US express shipping
  • December 23 by 12pm EST for US overnight shipping

Need some gift giving inspiration this holiday season? Check out our Self Care Gift Guide, our Celebrity Favorites Gift Guide, our Secret Santa and White Elephant Gift Guide and our Fitness Enthusiast Gift Guide!

Check out more of our picks and deals here!

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