Heads up, procrastinators. There are six fewer shopping days in the calendar this month. That means Christmas shipping deadlines will be here before you know it.
However, many retailers are combating the shorter-than-average shopping month with free expedited shipping. Amazon, for instance, is promising its Prime members free, next-day delivery on over 10 million items. Meanwhile, Walmart announced that "hundreds of thousands" of items it sells will be eligible for next-day shipping — without the need for a membership fee.
Keep in mind other factors — such as weather — could impact your shipping, so the earlier you order, the safer you'll be. Below, we're tracking down all of the 2019's Christmas shipping deadlines adding new dates just as they're confirmed and released.
Christmas shipping deadlines for FedEx
- FedEx Ground: Monday, Dec. 16
- FedEx Overnight: Monday, Dec. 23
- FedEx SameDay: Wednesday, Dec. 25
Christmas shipping deadlines for USPS
- USPS Ground: Saturday, Dec. 14
- First-Class Mail: Friday, Dec. 20
- Priority Mail: Saturday, Dec. 21
- Priority Mail Express: Monday, Dec. 23
Christmas shipping deadlines for UPS
- UPS Ground: Friday, Dec. 13
- UPS 3-Day: Thursday, Dec. 19
- UPS 2nd Day Air: Friday, Dec. 20
- UPS Next Day Air: Monday, Dec. 23