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Shipping deadlines for Christmas gifts, plus how to get free shipping

Posted at 6:54 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 08:54:59-05

Holiday shipping deadlines are approaching quickly, but we are here to help make sure you save and get your items delivered in time for Christmas!

We found a massive list on on where to get free shipping and all the deadlines. Click here to see it! We're providing you the highlights below from their roundup. break it down by store and what kind of free shipping, whether it be standard or two-day shipping. You'll also see the deadlines for placing your order so you send without spending!

Now, if you're mailing a package yourself, check out the holiday timelines for FedEx, UPS, and USPS. provides a calendar that shows:

  • December 13: FedEx deadline
  • December 14: USPS deadline
  • December 17: UPS deadline

You can send later, even score same-day shipping on Christmas day through FedEx, but you'll pay for it! A package weighing up to 25 pounds can cost $235, according to

It's also important to note that military addresses have different deadlines. They typically vary by zip code.

For the procrastinators, you can use GiftNow, offered by a few retailers like Target, Neiman Marcus and Macy's. It emails the recipient displaying the gift you picked, and then they can choose their preferred color, size or exchange it for something else. Click here to see more of how it works for Target.

If you're shipping with UPS, Staples has a sweepstake through December 17. Take a selfie with your package, post on social and use #ShiptoWinSweepstakes. You can win prizes like gift cards, a Keurig Coffee Maker, a gaming chair, Apple Airpods and more! Click here for more information.

If you're looking for specific details on everything above, click here! Good luck! We hope your gifts make it out in time! Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!