When it starts to get down to the wire, and you’re shopping online for your holiday gifts, the number one question is always, “Will it arrive in time?”
This year, Christmas is on a Monday, which means generally speaking, the Sunday before is a non-delivery day. To have your gift in time for Christmas means that Saturday is your last chance for delivery.
To answer the question of when will it arrive, reference our guide below organized by order date.
Orders placed on by this date will arrive by Christmas.
This is the deadline for USPS Priority Mail to ship and still arrive by Christmas, which is our most commonly used shipping method. To ensure that your order ships the same day try to place it by 10:30 AM Eastern time.
Anyone who lives in the Northeast could possibly still order on the 21st by 12:00 PM and get their package by Christmas. Orders over $40 placed the 21st will be shipped via UPS Ground if it will guarantee their arrival by Christmas. All orders originate from New Jersey (zip code 07856). If you are ordering within UPS Ground’s one-day zone, your order placed on December 21st (by noon) will arrive by Christmas. To find out if you’re in this zone, check this map.
If you are outside this zone, your only reliable option to receive your order by Christmas will be to ship by UPS Next Day Air, which can be expensive. Please contact us by phone within our business hours to get a shipping quote for Next Day Air. The absolute last chance for this is 4:00 PM EST.
If you are ordering late in the day on the 21st or on the 22nd your only reliable option to receive your order by Christmas will be to ship by UPS Next Day Air with Saturday delivery. This can be very expensive. Please contact us by phone within our business hours to get a shipping quote for this service. The absolute last chance for this is 4:00 PM EST.
December 23rd and 24th
Sorry, but there is absolutely no option to have your order delivered by the 25th. You order will ship on the next business day.
This guide was written using the deadlines and shipping estimations made publicly available by USPS and UPS. Ultimately, the timely delivery of your package is in the hands of the shipping carrier. Deliveries can be delayed for various reasons outside of our control and we make no guarantees for delivery times (except in the case of overnight and 2nd day services). However, if for any reason you have a problem with your order, we are here to help. And as always, we accept returns for 30 days.