Shipping Deadlines to Get Your Packages before Christmas

Shipping Deadlines to Get Your Packages before Christmas


Shoppers, time to get shipping savvy
! Here are the delivery options retailers offer to ensure that all of your gifts get under the tree in time from 
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Order-by Dates for Christmas Delivery

This guide to shipping deadlines and free shipping deadlines will help you get your packages on time. Many stores offer free shipping deals throughout the holidays, but just because it’s free doesn’t mean it will be on time. Be smart about when you order. Naturally, the sooner, the better.




6pm


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/17 ($50 minimum)


Fastest Option: 12/21 by 2 p.m. EST (next-day shipping for $22)




Abercrombie & Fitch


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: No Free shipping. Dec. 4 for standard


Fastest Option: 12/22 by 12 p.m. EST (next-day shipping for $22)




Amazon


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/14 (Free shipping on all orders of 25+ without Prime)


Fastest Option: 12/24 (One-day shipping for $12.99, free for Prime members on orders of 35+)




Apple


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/15 (Free two-day)


Fastest Option: 12/18 (next-day shipping, extra fees apply)




AT&T


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 (free standard on all orders, free express on certain products)


Expedited Shipping: 12/19 before 5 p.m.


Fastest Option: Express shipping, free for some items, additional cost for others




Banana Republic


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 (order of $50+)


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 (order before 3 p.m. EST for 2-day shipping)


Fastest Option: 12/21 (order before 3 p.m. EST for 1-day shipping- $22)




Barnes & Noble


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16, free with orders of $35+ 

  

Fastest Option: 12/22 with an additional fee




Bass Pro Shops


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 free with $50+ purchase


Fastest Option: 12/22 before 4.pm. EST (overnight air express for $25+ order)   




Bed Bath & Beyond


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: See estimated shipping times at checkout, but free with $39+ purchase




Belk


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/19 with free shipping on $99+ order  

 

Fastest Option: 12/21 by 12 p.m. EST (free overnight for $29.95)




Best Buy


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: Varies by item, but free with an order of $35+




Bloomingdale’s


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18


Expedited Shipping: 12/17 by 5 p.m. EST (Express shipping for $15 above standard rate)


Fastest Option: 12/24 for 1 p.m. local time for same-day delivery for $20




Brooks Brothers


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/15 by noon EST for free shipping on orders of $100+


Fastest Option: 12/22 by noon for two-day shipping




Cabela’s


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 by 4 p.m. EST (Free 2 day FedEx shipping over $50)


Fastest Option: 12/22 before 4 p.m. EST (Overnight Air Express for $25 above standard)




Cole Haan


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/13 by 1 p.m. ($150 and over get free ground shipping)


Fastest Option: 12/23 (UPS Overnight for $25 extra)




Crate and Barrel


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/14 (No free shipping)




Dell


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/22 by 2 p.m. EST (Free standard)


Fastest Option: 12/23 by 3 p.m. (Next-Day delivery, not available for all products)




Dick’s Sporting Goods


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 (Purchases over $49)


Expedited Shipping: 12/20  


 


Dillard’s


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 (Purchases over $150)


Expedited Shipping: 12/22 before 1 p.m.




shopDisney


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/9 (Purchases over $75)




Eddie Bauer


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/15 ($49 and over)


Fastest Option: 12/23 by 12 p.m. EST (Overnight, extra fees apply)




Express


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/14 (Over $50)


Fastest Option: 12/23 (Overnight, extra $21 fee applies)




GameStop


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/11 (orders of $35+)


Fastest Option: 12/24 (1-Day, fees apply)




Gap


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/15 before 3 p.m. EST (Purchases over $50)


Expedited Shipping: 12/23 before 3 p.m. EST




Guess


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/1 (Purchases $99 and over)




Guitar Center


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18 before 5 p.m. EST (Purchases $25 and over)




H&M


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/9 (Purchases over $40)




Harry & David


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18


Expedited Shipping: 12/23 for Overnight Express (fees apply)




Home Depot


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18 (Shipping estimate at checkout)




J.Crew


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/12 for P.O Boxes (Continental date coming soon)




JCPenney


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/17 with orders of $75+  

 

Fastest Option: 12/23, with fees




Kmart


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 4 p.m. CST (Free shipping on purchases over $59)


Expedited Shipping: 12/18 by 4 p.m. CST (Standard shipping fees apply)   


Fastest Option: 12/20 by 4 p.m. CST (Premium shipping fees apply)




Kohl’s


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 (Free shipping on orders over $75)


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 by 1 p.m. CST for 2-day shipping    


Fastest Option: 12/21 by 1 p.m. CST for 2-day shipping




L.L.Bean


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/19 by midnight EST orders of $50+ (but expect delays)




Lands’ End


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/15 (monogram gifts by 12/11, and free on orders of $99+)




Lowes



Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18 by 12 p.m. EST


Expedited Shipping: 12/22 before noon for next-day delivery (fees apply)




Macy’s


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18 by 11:59 p.m. EST for standard shipping (orders of 25+)


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 by 12 p.m. EST for express shipping


Fastest Option: 12/24 by 10 a.m. local time for same-day delivery (select areas)




Microsoft


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18 (Free two-to-three day standard shipping)


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 (Express fees apply)   




ModCloth


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/10 on orders over $49


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 with extra fees for express shipping   


Fastest Option: 12/21 by 11:59 p.m. PT for expedited shipping




Neiman Marcus


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/17 before 12 p.m. CST (free standard shipping)


Fastest Option: 12/24 by 12 p.m. EST for next-business-day shipping ($20 fee)




New Balance


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/10 (Free shipping on all orders over $125)


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 (2-day shipping, $14.95 fee)


Fastest Option: 12/22 (Next day air, $24.95 fee)




Nike


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/15 by 2 p.m. PT


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 by 8 p.m. PT


Fastest Option: 12/22 by 1 p.m. PT




Nordstrom


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 by 12 p.m. EST   


Fastest Option:  12/23 by 12 p.m. EST for next-business-day shipping ($20 fee)




Old Navy


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/17 with orders over $50


Expedited Shipping: 12/23 before 3 p.m. EST


Fastest Option: 12/23 before 3 p.m. EST




Overstock.com


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/15 by 10 a.m. MST for free, standard shipping


Fastest Option: 12/22 before 9 a.m. MST (Rush delivery for extra $39.99)




OtterBox


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/6 for free standard shipping


Expedited Shipping: 12/19 for 2-day shipping


Fastest Option: 12/20 for overnight shipping




Patagonia


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/21 for free shipping   


Expedited Shipping: 12/1 for standard shipping   


Fastest Option: 12/21 for next day shipping




Petco


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18

   

Fastest Option: 12/21 (for free!)




Pottery Barn


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18 for standard shipping


Fastest Option: 12/23 by 6 p.m. PT for next day delivery (fees apply)




Ralph Lauren


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/14 by 11:59 p.m. EST


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 by 3 p.m. EST


Fastest Option: 12/22 by 3 p.m. EST for next-day shipping 




REI


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/17 by 11:59 pm. PT (free shipping with orders of 450+)


Expedited Shipping: 12/17 by 11:59 pm. PT for 2-day shipping  

 

Fastest Option: 12/17 by 11:59 pm. PT for 1-day shipping




Sam’s Club


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/9 for large orders, 12.16 for standard orders


Expedited Shipping: 12/21 (Express, extra fees apply) 


  


Samsung


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18   


Expedited Shipping: 12/23 (fees apply)  


 


Sephora


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/21 (free for 1-3 days delivery)

   

Fastest Option:  12/23 ($16.95)




Shutterfly


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/15 by 11:59 p.m. PST


Fastest Option: 12/21 by 4 p.m. PT (fees apply)




Sierra Trading Post


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/11 by 11:59 p.m. MST for standard and ground12/11 by 11:59 p.m. MST for standard and ground




Snapfish


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/11


Fastest Option: 12/17 (extra fee)




Soma


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/14 by 12 p.m. EST


Expedited Shipping: 12/19 by 12 p.m. EST for two-day


Fastest Option: 12/20 by 12 p.m. EST for next-day




Target


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/21 with free two-day orders of $35+  

 

Expedited Shipping: 12/21 for free 2-day shipping


Fastest Option: 12/21 for free same day with membership 




UGG


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/13 

  

Fastest Option: 12/23 by 11 a.m. PT (fees apply)




ULTA


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/16 on orders of $100+ 

  

Fastest Option:  12/23 for next-day (fees apply) 




Urban Outfitters


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18 8am ET   


Expedited Shipping: 12/20 8am ET  

 

Fastest Option:  12/20 8am ET




Verizon


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: Free 2-day shipping on most items   




Victoria’s Secret


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/18 on orders of $100+   


Expedited Shipping: 12/22 5 p.m. (fees apply)   


Fastest Option: 12/23 (fees apply)




Vistaprint


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/17


Expedited Shipping: 12/19   




Walmart


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/21 with orders of $35+ with free two-day and free next-day delivery on eligible items


Expedited Shipping: 12/21   


Fastest Option: 12/21 


  


World Market


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/13 at 11:59 PST for ground


Fastest Option: 12/21 for overnight




Zappos


Standard shipping deadline + requirements: 12/23 by 4 p.m. PST (Free standard shipping)


Fastest Option: 12/23 by 4 p.m. PST




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