2022 Christmas Shipping Deadlines for USPS, FedEx, UPS & More

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You’ve picked out the cutest things for your favorite preschoolers, grade school kids, and tweens, but you’re going to want to make sure they arrive on time. You can probably still expect delays due to supply chain and worker shortages this year, so try to get some of your shopping (and shipping) done early. And remember to be kind to your delivery drivers! They are doing their best. Here are this year’s Christmas shipping deadlines from FedEx, USPS, UPS, and your other go-to retailers.


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USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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USPS Retail Ground Service: Dec. 17

First-Class Mail, including greeting cards: Dec. 17

First-Class Packages (up to 15.99 oz.): Dec. 17

Priority Mail Service: Dec. 19

Priority Mail Express Service: Dec. 23

Click here for more details on shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, international shipping deadlines as well as shipping to any Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office addresses.*

FedEx Christmas Shipping Deadlines

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FedEx Express® 

FedEx Same Day®: Dec. 23

2Day and 2Day AM: Dec. 21

FedEx Express Saver®Dec. 20

FedEx 1Day® Freight: Dec. 22

FedEx 2Day® Freight: Dec. 21

FedEx 3Day® Freight: Dec. 20 

FedEx Ground® 

FedEx Ground® Contiguous US: Dec. 14

FedEx Ground® Alaska and Hawaii: Dec. 14

FedEx Ground® Economy: Dec. 8

FedEx Freight®

FedEx Freight® Priority: Dec. 14

FedEx Freight® Economy: Dec. 8

FedEx Freight® Direct: Dec. 14 

International, Canada, and Mexico, and Puerto Rico: Click here for 2022 deadlines. 

Related: How to Gift Wrap a Box to Look Like a Pro

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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UPS® Ground:  Check the website for a quote.

UPS 3 Day Select®: Dec. 20

UPS 2nd Day Air®: Dec. 21

UPS Next Day Air®: Dec. 22

For more about UPS holiday shipping deadlines this year, click here.

Walmart Christmas Shipping Deadlines

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Free Two-Day Delivery (for Walmart+ Members): Order eligible items until Dec. 22 

Standard (paid) Delivery: Dec. 20

Free Next-Day Delivery (for Walmart+ Members): Dec. 22

In-store Pickup: Order by Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. local time for in-store pickup on Dec. 24.

Curbside pickup and local delivery: Slots are available to book through Dec. 24, pending availability. Check with your local store. 

 

Target Shipping Deadlines

Target

2-Day Shipping (Free for Target RedCard members or with a $35 or more purchase)- Dec. 22

Same-Day Delivery (via Shipt)- Dec 23

In-store Pickup: Order by Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. local time for in-store pickup on Dec. 24.

Curbside pickup and local delivery: Slots are available to book through Dec. 24, pending availability. Check with your local store. 

Related: How to Thank Your Mail Carrier

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