Don’t miss these shipping deadlines for the holidays

Here’s how to ensure your presents will make it on time... without a holiday miracle.

Four presents outside a front door.

Snail mail may be faster than Santa.

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Get wrapping. It’s time to send your holiday presents. Don’t forget — Hanukkah is Dec. 7-15, so plan to ship ASAP.

Have packages that must arrive before Dec. 25? We’ve got when and where to ship them.

FedEx deadlines

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13 | Ground economy
  • Friday, Dec. 15 | 5-Day shipping
  • Monday, Dec. 18 | 4-Day shipping
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19 | 3-Day shipping (ground) + express saver
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 | 3-Day shipping (home) + 2-Day shipping (ground)
  • Thursday, Dec. 21 | 2-Day shipping (home) + 1-day shipping (ground)
  • Friday, Dec. 22 | 1-Day home delivery + same day

Find your nearest FedEx.

UPS deadlines

  • Tuesday, Dec. 19 | UPS 3-Day Select
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 | UPS 2nd Day Air
  • Thursday, Dec. 21 | UPS Next Day Air

Find your nearest UPS.

United States Postal Service deadlines

  • Saturday, Dec. 16 | USPS Ground Advantage + First-Class Mail
  • Monday, Dec. 18 | Priority Mail
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 | Priority Mail Express

Find your nearest Post Office.

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