Shipping deadlines for Christmas

Here’s how to ensure your presents will make it on time... without Santa’s help.

Four presents outside a front door.

Snail mail may be faster than Santa.

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Grab your packing tape. If you have a package that must arrive by December 25, we’ve got the details on when and where to ship your presents. 🎁

FedEx deadlines:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14 | FedEx Ground
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20 | Express Saver
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 | FedEx 2Day
  • Friday, Dec. 23 | FedEx SameDay

Locate your nearest FedEx location.

UPS deadlines:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 20 | UPS 3 Day Select
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 | UPS 2nd Day Air
  • Thursday, Dec. 22 | UPS Next Day Air

Find your nearest UPS location.

United States Postal Service deadlines:

  • Friday, Dec. 16 | USPS Priority Mail Express Military service
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 | USPS Retail Ground service, First-Class Mail service, First-Class packages
  • Monday, Dec. 19 | Priority Mail service
  • Friday, Dec. 23 | Priority Mail Express service

Find your nearest Post Office.

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