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How Late Can You Really Mail That Christmas Gift?

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Tick tock.

There's just about two weeks left for Santa's (and you!) presents to make it under the tree on time.

We've rounded up all the must-know dates from the USPS, UPS, FedEx and Amazon to help keep your gift giving on track - don't let shipping procrastination turn you into an unintended Grinch!

United States Postal Service (USPS)

  • 12/11: Last day to send Priority Mail Express International
  • 12/14: Last day to ship Standard Post
  • 12/17: Last day to ship to military
  • 12/18: Last day for most international shipping
  • 12/20: Last day to send First-Class Mail
  • 12/21: Last day to send Priority Mail
  • 12/23: Last day to send Priority Mail Express

UPS

  • 12/20: Last day for normal pickup and delivery service
  • 12/21: Last day for Worldwide Express, Worldwide Express Freight, 2nd Day Air (Pickup service provided for regular Saturday pickup customers of air and international shipments only, or if pre-arranged by Friday, 12/20.)
  • 12/23: Last day to send Next Day Air
  • 12/24: Last day for Express Critical service for urgent packages (Pickup service available for air and international shipments if prearranged by Monday, 12/23).

FedEx

  • 12/12: Last day for SmartPost
  • 12/17: Last day for Ground, Home Delivery
  • 12/19: Last day for Express Saver
  • 12/21: Last day for 2Day A.M., 2Day
  • 12/23: Last day for First Overnight, Priority Overnight, Standard Overnight
  • 12/25: Last day for SameDay

Amazon

  • 12/17: Last day for Free Shipping (non-Prime)
  • 12/18: Last day for Standard Shipping
  • 12/21: Last day for Two-Day Shipping
  • 12/23: Last day for One-Day Shipping
  • 12/24: Last day for Local Express Delivery