Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2020: Get Gifts by Christmas!

Many retailers are expecting shipping delays, so it's better to shop early rather than risk waiting too long.
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Christmas is this week, deal-seekers, so hopefully your shopping is (mostly) done by now! If you haven't, there's a short list of retailers offering delivery in time for Christmas, but many retailers are experiencing significant shipping delays this year. Because of that, most retailers are pushing pickup options rather than promising a timely delivery. Even Amazon is encouraging shoppers to pick up packages as an alternative to waiting for home delivery.

If you're anxious about receiving gifts in time for Christmas, check out our tables below with all the expedited Christmas shipping deadlines. We've gathered 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. Additionally, in most cases stores will use "business days" when calculating holiday arrival times.

Carrier Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Carrier Expedited Shipping
FedEx 12/22 (2Day, 2Day AM, 2Day Freight)
12/23 (1Day Freight, Extra Hours, Overnight)
UPS 12/22 (2nd Day Air)
12/23 (Next Day Air)
USPS 12/23 (Priority Mail Express Service

Retailer Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Store Expedited Shipping
Abercrombie & Fitch Shop online and pickup where available
Adorama 12/22 at 4 pm (UPS 2 Day)
12/23 at 4 pm (UPS Next Day)
American Eagle Outfitters/Aerie Shop online and pickup where available
Barnes & Noble Shop online and pickup where available
Cole Haan 12/22 at 1 pm (UPS Overnight)
Columbia Shop eGift cards
Hollister Shop online and pickup where available
Nike Shop eGift cards
PUMA Get expedited shipping for $10
The Body Shop Shop online and pickup where available
Ugg Shop eGift cards
Under Armour Shop eGift cards
Yankee Candle Shop eGift cards
Zales Shop online and pickup where available

Readers, what stores are you wanting to see shipping deadlines for? Let us know in the comments below!


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Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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