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Holiday shipping deadlines for 2016

Don't wait until the last minute! If you want all your gifts to arrive by Christmas, these are the dates you need to know.

U.S. Postal Service

  • First Class Mail: last day to send packages is Tuesday, Dec. 20
  • Priority Mail: last day to send packages is Wednesday, Dec. 21
  • Priority Express Mail: last day to send packages is Friday, Dec. 23

FedEx

  • FedEx SmartPost: last day to ship is Monday, Dec. 12
  • FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx Ground: last day to ship is Friday, Dec. 16
  • FedEx Express Saver: last day to ship is Tuesday, Dec. 20
  • FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M.: last day to ship is Wednesday, Dec. 21
  • FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, and FedEx First Overnight: last day to ship Thursday, Dec. 22
  • FedEx SameDay City (standard): last day to ship is Friday, Dec. 23
  • FedEx SameDay City (priority) and FedEx SameDay: last day to ship is Sunday, Dec. 25

UPS

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

These dates only apply to items being shipped within the United States. Click the blue links above to find out more details about the shipping guidelines for each delivery service.

Online retailers also have their own deadlines! Click the name of your favorite store below to see the last day you can order from their website and still get the gift by Christmas!

One last thing! Don't forget about Free Shipping Day! On December 16, over 800 retailers (including the Komando Shop) will offer free shipping. And the gifts are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas! That's two weeks away so you better hurry!

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