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Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2016: Make Sure It Arrives in Time!

Don't leave your giftees out in the cold! Order by these cutoff dates to receive your packages on or before December 25.
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The holiday season is definitely in full swing, and if you've still got some shopping to do, then now is the time to do it. Avoid the stress of a last-minute mall stop and exorbitant shipping fees by checking out our list of cutoff dates for Christmas delivery.

We've collected deadlines for the season's the most popular retailers, and some of them will even upgrade you to 2-day or next-day shipping if you meet certain requirements.

Please note: Some retailers have yet to post details about their holiday deadlines. We'll update our list as new deadlines become available. All times listed below are ET. In most cases, stores will use "business days" when calculating arrival times.

Need some help figuring out what to buy? Check out our list of gifts that seem expensive, but are actually totally affordable. Or if you're completely lost, go for the gift card option (you can even score some seriously awesome freebies for yourself). And don't forget to see our list of the top things to look for during After Christmas sales — just in case you have to write an IOU.

Carrier Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Store Standard Delivery Expedited Delivery
FedEx 12/16 12/20
(express saver)
12/21
(2 day)
12/22
(overnight)
UPS 12/19
(3 day)
12/21
(2 day)
12/22
(next day)
USPS 12/15 12/20
(first-class mail)
12/21
(priority mail)
12/22
(priority mail express)

Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Store Standard Delivery Expedited Delivery
Abercrombie & Fitch 12/15 at 12 pm
(fragrance, body mist, and body spray)
12/18 at 12 am
12/19 at 12 pm
(gift card orders)
12/22 at 12 pm
Adorama 12/19 at 7 pm (Western US)
12/22 at 7 pm (Eastern US)
12/18 at 1 pm
12/19 at 11:30 am
(UPS 3-day)
12/21 at 4 pm
(UPS 2-day)
12/22 at 4pm
(UPS next day)
Aeropostale 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 12 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 8 pm
(1 day)
Allen Edmonds 12/14 at 12 pm 12/21 at 12 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 12 pm
(next day)
Amazon 12/16 at 11:59 pm
(free shipping)
12/19 at 11:59 pm
(standard)
12/22 at 11:59 pm
American Eagle Outfitters 12/21 at 6 am 12/22 at 1 pm
(2 day)
12/23 at 1 pm
(overnight)
Athleta 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
Backcountry 12/16 at 7 pm 12/21 at 7 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 4 pm
(next day)
12/23 at 2 pm
(Saturday delivery for eligible locations)
Banana Republic 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
Barneys 12/17 at 11:59 pm 12/19 at 11:59 pm
(2 day air)
12/20 at 11:59 pm
(next day air)
Bath & Body Works 12/16 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 5:59 pm
12/22 at 5:59 pm
(overnight)
BCBGMAXAZRIA 12/14 at 5 pm 12/21 at 2 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 2 pm
(next day)
Bed Bath & Beyond 12/19 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 11:59 pm
Best Buy 12/21 at 11:30 am 12/22 at 11:30 am
Bloomingdale's 12/21 at 5 pm 12/21 at 5 pm
(premium)
12/22 at 12 pm
(express)
Brooks Brothers 12/18 at 12 am 12/20 at 12 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 12 pm
(next day)
Cabela's 12/20 at 5 pm 12/21 at 12:30 pm
(guaranteed express)
12/22 at 12:30 pm
(overnight air express)
The Children's Place 12/16 at 11:59 pm
Coach 12/22 at 12 pm
Cole Haan 12/14 at 3 pm 12/21 at 3 pm
Columbia 12/16 at 1 am 12/20 at 1 am
(2 day)
12/21 at 1 am
(overnight)
Converse 12/21 at 5 pm
Crate & Barrel 12/19 at 3 pm 12/22 at 1 pm
Disney Store 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/20 at 11:59 pm
(3 day express)
12/21 at 11:59 pm
(2 day express)
Duluth Trading Co. 12/19 at 12:59 am 12/21 at 12:59 am
(2 day)
12/22 at 12:59 am
(overnight)
Eddie Bauer 12/22 at 2:59 am 12/23 at 2:59 am
Express 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 2 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 2 pm
(next day)
Fanatics 12/16 at 2:59 am 12/19 at 2:59 am
(3 day)
12/20 at 2:59 am
(2 day)
12/21 at 2:59 am
(next day)
Figi's 12/17 at 9 pm 12/18 at 9 pm
(priority)
12/21 at 11 am
(2 day)
12/22 at 11 am
(1 day)
Finish Line 12/15 at 11:59 pm
(economy)
12/18 at 11:59 pm
(ground)
12/20 at 11:59 pm
(rush)
12/21 at 11:59 pm
(express)
GameStop 12/15 at 12 pm
(value saver)
12/19 at 12 pm
(ground)
12/20 at 12 pm
(expedited)
12/21 at 12 pm
(1 day)
Gap 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
Guess 12/15 at 5 pm 12/21 at 5 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 5 pm
(1 day)
Hollister 12/18 at 12 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
Home Depot 12/21 at 12 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
Kohl's 12/19 at 11:59 pm 12/20 at 3 pm
(2 day)
12/21 at 2 pm
(1 day)
Lands' End 12/18 at 11:59 pm
(monogramming, tailoring, and gift-wrapping)
12/19 at 11:59 pm
(fresh greenery)
12/20 at 11:59 pm
(standard)
12/21 at 11:59 pm
LEGO Shop 12/11 at 12 pm 12/20 at 12 pm
L.L.Bean 12/21 at 12 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
Lowe's 12/19 at 12 pm
Macy's 12/21 at 5 pm 12/21 at 5 pm
Madewell 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
Mikasa 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/20 at 11:59 pm
(expedited)
12/21 at 11:59 pm
(next day air)
ModCloth 12/13 at 2:59 am
(savvy saver)
12/17 at 2:59 am
(ground)
12/21 at 2:59 am
(express)
12/22 at 2:59 am
(asap)
Neiman Marcus 12/21 at 1 pm via code "NMRUSH"
Newegg 12/14 at 12 pm local time 12/16 at 12 pm local time
(large item delivery)
12/20 at 12 pm local time
(3 day)
12/21 at 12 pm local time
(2 day)
12/22 at 12 pm local time
(1 day)
Nordstrom 12/21 at 12 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
The North Face 12/16 at 2:59 am
(3 day)
12/20 at 2:59 am
(2 day)
12/22 at 2 pm
(overnight)
Old Navy 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
Origins 12/20 at 3 pm 12/21 at 3 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 3 pm
(overnight)
PacSun 12/14 at 4:30 pm 12/16 at 4:30 pm
(express)
12/21 at 12:30 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 12:30 pm
(overnight)
Patagonia 12/15 at 3 pm 12/21 at 3 pm
Petco 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/20 at 11:59 pm
(2 day)
12/21 at 11:59 pm
(next day)
Pier 1 Imports 12/16 at 12:59 am
PUMA 12/17 at 11:59 pm 12/20 at 11:59 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 2 pm
(1 day)
Ralph Lauren 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
REI 12/21 at 1 pm
Sierra Trading Post 12/20 at 2 am 12/21 at 9 pm
(2 day air)
12/22 at 4 pm
(overnight)
Soma 12/18 at 2 pm 12/20 at 2 pm
(express and 2 day)
12/21 at 2 pm
(next day)
Sonic Electronix 12/17 at 12 pm 12/19 at 12 pm
(3 day)
12/22 at 12 pm
(2 day)
12/23 at 12 pm
(1 day)
ThinkGeek 12/16 at 12 pm 12/19 at 12 pm
(expedited)
12/21 at 12 pm
(express)
Toys"R"Us 12/19 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 3 pm
(expedited)
12/21 at 11:59 pm
(express)
Under Armour 12/21 at 1 pm
Vera Bradley 12/15 at 11:59 pm
(economy)
12/18 at 11:59 pm
(standard)
12/21 at 2 pm
(expedited)
12/22 at 2 pm
(express)
Victoria's Secret 12/15 at 5 pm 12/20 at 5 pm
(3 day)
12/21 at 5 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 5 pm
(next day)
12/23 at 5 pm
(Saturday delivery)
Walmart 12/20 (standard) 12/22 (rush)
West Elm 12/16 at 11:59 pm 12/20 at 10 pm
(rush)
12/22 at 9 pm
(next day)
Williams-Sonoma 12/20 at 5 pm 12/22 at 9 pm
Yankee Candle 12/13 at 1 pm
(economy)
12/15 at 1 pm
(standard)
12/20 at 1 pm
(3 day)
12/21 at 1 pm
(2 day)
12/22 at 1 pm
(next day)
Zales 12/19 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 11:59 pm
(2 day air)
12/22 at 4 pm
(next day air)
12/23 at 4 pm
(Saturday delivery where available)

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Staff Writer

As a college student, Julie wrote for the college newspaper and freelanced for the website College Candy. Since then she has worked as freelancer through Textbroker and has written press releases, feature pages, and other miscellaneous pieces for a software company. She enjoys writing both as a hobby and a career, and is always working on some kind of story.
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