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Important Shipping Deadlines For Happy Holiday Gifting

by | Dec 6, 2022 | Gifts, Holiday, Winter

You have found the perfect holiday gifts, now make sure they arrive on time by being aware of holiday shipping deadlines. Whether it’s being sent to you or someone out of town, don’t let delayed packages or slow shipping ruin your holiday. And, keep in mind that Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, too. Another option that many stores offer is directly shipping to the store for pick up. If it’s convenient for you, you could save on shipping costs and possibly get your items faster.

As part of our recent tips on the best museum membership gifts, fun subscription boxes and favorite local toy and book stores, we bring you the shipping info you need to help ensure a happy holiday season! See this article for a helpful list including more popular retailers. Be sure to check with each retailer for any changes or updates. We’ve outlined some of the top shopping sites below.

And, if you have your gifts but need to send them to out of town family and friends, be sure to check this helpful shipping guide from Shipstation.com featuring the last shipping deadlines for UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service. We are sharing their calendar graphic below, too, for an easy way to keep track of the last dates to get your items to their intended destination. Happy Holidays!


Standard Delivery

Deadline Express Delivery
Amazon LogoAmazon12/23 last day for Prime members, 1 day delivery on select items. 12/16 for non-Prime members ordering over $25

Order by 12/24 for AmazonFresh grocery delivery.

Barnes NobleBarnes & Noble12/17 by 11:59am12/19 by 11:59am
Macy's/Toys R Us 12/21, Free standard shipping if ordered by 5 pm

Express shipping if ordered by 12/22 by 12pm

Nordstrom LogoNordstromNordstrom’s free shipping option will arrive within three to eight business days after your order is received. Two-day shipping is available for an additional $12, and next-business-day delivery is available for an added $20.

Target12/21 at noon for 2-day shipping on orders over $35. 12/24 - some orders may be available for same-day delivery or in-store or curbside pickup.

Walmart12/19 for Free 2-day Shipping Check delivery estimate for each item at checkout. Same-day delivery available with 6 p.m. cutoff (availability may be limited on Christmas Eve).



Shipping Deadline