Here are your Christmas shipping deadlines

There's a little more than two weeks left until Christmas and if you're still shopping, you have to think about shipping. Deadlines are approaching. 

The delivery times for the US Post Office, UPS, and FedEx are very similar, but there are little differences here and there if you want those packages under the tree by Christmas day. 

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  • Retail Ground December 14 
  • First Class Mail December 20 
  • Priority Mail Service December 21
  • Priority Mail Express December 23 


  • FedEx Home Delivery and Ground December 16th 
  • Express Saver December 19
  • FedEx 2-Day December 20
  • Overnight December 23
  • There are some same day deliveries on Christmas Day


  • Ground Delivery December 13 
  • 3-Day Select December 19
  • 2-Day Air December 20
  • Next Day Air December 23

A few more notes: These deadlines do not apply to deliveries in Hawaii or Alaska. Please review rules on how to package those gifts. If done wrong, your present may not arrive on time.