The holiday season is a busy and hectic time of year for everyone, and for those who have family and friends they wish to send gifts to it can be extra hectic.  Getting your gifts in the mail in good time for pre-Christmas arrival isn’t always accomplished.  Trust me, I once sent gifts too late and had to tell my family to enjoy their “New Year’s gifts”.  While the holiday season isn’t about material gifts, it is nice to show those you hold dear to your heart that you love them with a little token.

Shipping deadlines:

U.S. Postal Service

Standard Postal Service: December 14

First-Class: December 20

Priority Mail: December 21

Priority Mail Express: December 23


FedEx SmartPost: December 12

FedEx Home Delivery: December 16

FedEx Ground: December 16

FedEx Express Saver: December 19

FedEx 2 Day: December 21

FedEx Standard/Priority/First Overnight: December 23

FedEx Same Day: December 25


Normal pickup/delivery: December 20

UPS 2nd Day Air: December 21 (Pick up service provided for regular Saturday pick up customers of air and international shipments only, or if prearranged by Friday, December 20)

UPS Next Day Air: December 23


Keep in mind that the longer you wait, the more it will cost you.  So try to get that shopping and wrapping done so you won’t have to deal with the hassle of the crazy lines and angry customers.



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