Shipping Deadlines for Christmas 2021: Get Gifts by Christmas!

Many people are experiencing shipping delays, so it's better to shop ASAP rather than risk waiting too long.
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Christmas is coming up fast, deal-seekers, but hopefully your shopping is already well underway, especially considering the shipping delays happening in 2021. We recently polled our readers about whether they've been affected by shipping delays this holiday season, and 47% of the 648 respondents said they'd had at least one package arrive late. So you can't guarantee your gifts will arrive on the day they're supposed to!

SEE ALSO: Need Alternative Christmas Gifts? What to Do if Your Wish List Sells Out Ahead of the Holidays

If you're anxious about receiving holiday gifts in time for Christmas, check out our tables below with all the expedited shipping deadlines for Christmas 2021. We've gathered Christmas delivery deadlines for the season's most popular retailers, as well as the major carriers. And remember to check back! We'll keep updating this page with Christmas shipping deadlines as we see them.

Please keep in mind that all the times listed are in Eastern time, unless otherwise noted. Additionally, in most cases stores will use "business days" when calculating holiday arrival times.

Carrier Shipping Deadlines for Christmas 2021

Wondering what's the last day to mail packages for Christmas? You have till a day or two before the holiday with some carriers, if you're going to opt for expedited shipping. Just remember that this type of shipping can get pricey! Check out the FedEx, UPS, and USPS Christmas shipping deadlines for 2021 below.

Carrier Expedited Shipping Deadlines
FedEx 12/21 (Express Saver, 3Day Freight)
12/22 (2Day and 2Day AM, 2Day Freight)
12/23 (FO, PO, SO, Extra Hours, 1Day Freight)
12/24 (Same Day)
UPS 12/21 (3 Day Select)
12/22 (2nd Day Air)
12/23 (Next Day Air)
U.S. Postal Service 12/17 (First-Class Mail)
12/18 (Priority Mail)
12/23 (Priority Mail Express)

Retailer Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2021

Christmas order deadlines can vary a lot from one store to another, and so can the number of shipping options available. See what the shipping deadlines are for your favorite retailers in our table below.

Store Expedited Shipping Deadlines
Adorama 12/21 at 4 pm (UPS 3-Day)
12/22 at 4 pm (UPS 2-Day)
12/23 at 4 pm (UPS Next Day)
Allen Edmonds 12/20 at 12:59 am
American Eagle Outfitters/Aerie 12/20 at 6 am (Standard)
12/22 at 1 pm (2-Day)
12/23 at 1 pm (Overnight)
Anthropologie 12/22 at 2:59 am (Standard)
12/23 at 9 am (Express)
Apple Varies by product
Barnes & Noble 12/20 at 11:59 pm (Express)
12/21 at 11:59 pm (Expedited)
Belk 12/20 at 1 pm (2nd Day Air)
12/21 at 1 pm (Overnight)
Benefit Cosmetics 12/22 at 5 pm (2-Day)
12/23 at 5 pm (Overnight)
Carter's 12/20 at 12 pm
Champs Sports 12/17 (Standard Plus)
12/22 at 11 am (Express)
12/23 at 11 am (Overnight)
Charles Tyrwhitt 12/17 (Premium Express)
Cole Haan 12/22 at 1 pm (UPS 2 Day)
12/23 at 1 pm (UPS Overnight)
Columbia 12/20 at 1 am (Expedited)
12/21 at 1 am (Rush)
Crate & Barrel 12/19 at 1 pm (Premium)
12/21 at 1 pm (Express)
DSW In-store and curbside pickup
Famous Footwear 12/21 at 12:59 am (Expedited)
12/22 at 12:59 am (Rush)
Foot Locker 12/22 at 11 am (Express)
12/23 at 11 am (Overnight)
J.Crew 12/19 at 11:59 pm (continental U.S.)
Joann 12/20 at 11:59 pm (Express Plus)
Joe's New Balance Outlet 12/20 at 8 pm (UPS 2-Day)
12/21 at 8 pm (UPS 1-Day)
Jos. A. Bank 12/21 at 2 pm (Express)
12/22 at 1 pm (Rush)
Kiehl's 12/20 at 5 pm
L.L.Bean 12/20 at 12 am (street addresses)
Macy's 12/22 at 5 pm
Neiman Marcus 12/21 at 1 pm (2-Day)
New Balance 12/21 at 8 pm (UPS 2-Day Air)
12/22 at 8 pm (UPS 1-Day Air)
Newegg 12/21 at 12 pm local time (UPS 3-Day Select)
12/22 (UPS 2-Day Air)
12/23 (UPS Next Day Air)
New York & Company 12/17 at 10 pm (Economy)
12/22 at 12 pm (2-Day)
12/23 at 12 pm (Next Day)
Nike 12/21 at 11 am
Origins 12/17 at 3 pm (Standard Ground)
12/22 at 3 pm (2 Day Air)
12/23 at 12 pm (Overnight Air)
Reebok 12/19 at 12 pm
REI In-store pickup
Saks Fifth Avenue 12/18 at 1 pm
The Body Shop 12/19
Victoria's Secret 12/17 at 5 pm (Standard)
12/23 (Express)
West Elm 12/20 at 1 am (Monogrammed Standard)
12/21 at 12 pm (Standard)
12/22 at 2 am (Overnight Monogrammed)
12/23 at 2 am (Overnight)
Williams-Sonoma 12/20 at 1 am (Monogramming)
12/21 at 12 pm (Standard)
12/22 at 2 am (Monogramming Next Day)
12/23 at 2 am (Next Day)
Zales 12/23 at 12 pm (ready-to-ship styles)

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Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
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