Christmas Shipping Deadline: Here's When You Need to Mail Your Gifts By

December 17, 2018

OMG! How is Christmas already next week?! 

Time to finish up that Christmas shopping for any loved ones out of town you need to ship gifts to... Because you'd better get them in the mail soon.

Here are the shipping deadlines from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS to ensure your gift will make it in time for Christmas...


U.S. Postal Service

  • Dec. 18: APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP code 093) through Priority Mail Express
  • Dec. 20: First Class
  • Dec. 20: Priority Mail
  • Dec. 22: Priority Mail Express


  • Dec. 17: Ground and home delivery
  • Dec. 19: Express Saver
  • Dec. 20: Two-day options
  • Dec. 21: Overnight options
  • Dec. 25: FedEx SameDay, FedEx SameDay City Direct and City Priority


  • Dec. 18: UPS 3 Day Select
  • Dec. 20: 2nd Day Air
  • Dec. 21: Next Day Air
  • Dec. 22: UPS On-Call Pickup for UPS Next Day Air