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57 Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2014

From Amazon to Zales, make your purchases before these cut-off dates to ensure your Christmas presents arrive on time.
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The holidays are upon us and if you want to avoid any last-minute, frenzied trips to the mall, the time to shop is now. To help you spend as little as possible on shipping fees, we've collected cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers. A few retailers will even upgrade your shipping to 2-day or next-day if you meet certain requirements. Just remember to pad your order by a few days to ensure your packages don't get tangled by winter storms or other unforeseen delays.

Please note: Some retailers have yet to post details on their holiday deadlines. We'll update our list as new deadlines become available. All times listed below are ET.

Not sure what to buy? Check out this list of gift ideas that seem expensive, but are actually pretty affordable, and be sure to steer clear of these six items that will almost certainly get cheaper on December 26. But if you're really at a loss, you can always go the gift card route — and score a sweet freebie for yourself in the process.

Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Store Standard Delivery Expedited Delivery
6pm 12/17 at 7 pm 12/22 at 7 pm
Abercrombie & Fitch 12/19 at 11 am 12/23 at 12 pm
Adorama 12/17 at 8 pm 12/23 at 8 pm
Aéropostale 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 9 pm
Amazon 12/19 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 11:59 pm
Athleta 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 3 pm
Backcountry 12/17 at 6 pm 12/23 at 6 pm
Banana Republic 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 3 pm
Barneys New York 12/16 at 12 pm 12/21 at 12 pm
BCBGMAXAZRIA 12/17 at 3 pm 12/23 at 3 am
Bed Bath & Beyond 12/19 12/22
Best Buy 12/17 at 11:59 am
(large items/appliances)
12/19 at 11:30 am
(music and movies)
12/23 at 11:30 am
12/24 at 4 pm (same-day pickup)
Bloomingdales 12/22 at 5 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Brooks Brothers 12/20 at 12 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Crate & Barrel 12/19 at 6 pm 12/23 at 1 pm
Disney Store 12/18 12/22
Eddie Bauer 12/22 at 2:59 am 12/23 at 2:59 am
Figis 12/17 at 9 pm 12/23 at 11 am
Flirt Catalog 12/15 N/A
FragranceNet.com 12/18 at 12 pm (varies by ZIP code) 12/22 at 12 pm (varies by ZIP code)
GameStop 12/19 11:59 pm 12/23 11:59 pm
Gap 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 3 pm
J.Crew 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Hollister 12/19 at 11 am 12/23 at 12 pm
Home Depot 12/16 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 11:59 pm
Kohl's 12/19 at 11:59 pm 12/20 at 11:59 pm
Kmart 12/22 at 5 pm varies by product
Lands' End 12/19 12/22
LEGO Shop 12/16 at 12 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
L.L.Bean 12/22 at 12 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Lowe's 12/19 at 12 pm N/A
MacMall 12/17 at 5 pm (varies by ZIP code) 12/23 at 5 pm
Macy's 12/22 at 5 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Madewell 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Men's Wearhouse 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Microsoft Store 12/21 at 1 pm 12/23 at 1 pm
Moosejaw 12/17 at 3 pm 12/23 at 5 pm
mwave 12/17 at 3 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
Newegg 12/19 at 12 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Nordstrom 12/19 at 3 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
The North Face 12/15 at 2:59 am 12/23 at 2:59 am
Old Navy 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 4 pm
Petco 12/17 12/22 at 3 pm
Pier 1 Imports 12/18 at 12:59 am 12/18 at 1 pm
Piperlime 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 3 pm
Ralph Lauren 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 1 pm
REI 12/15 at 12 pm 12/21 at 12 pm
Sears 12/22 at 5 pm varies by product
Skechers 12/15 at 8 pm 12/17 at 8 pm
Soma 12/19 at 2:59 am 12/22 at 2 pm
Sony Store 12/17 (most products) 12/21 (most products)
Swim Outlet 12/19 at 6 pm 12/23 at 6 pm
Target 12/20 12/23 at 2:30 pm
Toys "R" Us 12/19 at 3 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
12/24 at 4 pm (same-day pickup)
Walmart 12/19 12/22
12/23 (same-day pickup)
Wet Seal 12/14 at 3 pm 12/22 at 3pm
Zales 12/18 12/23 at 4 pm

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Senior Features Writer

With over a decade of experience covering technology, Louis Ramirez has written for CNET, Laptop, Gizmodo, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @louisramirez.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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