Mailing a Holiday Gift? Here are Some Shipping Deadlines You Should know

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If you plan on shipping gifts this holiday season, you'll want to know these shipping deadlines from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS for gifts to arrive by December 25th.

As always, it's better to prepare & ship earlier than the dates listed.

U.S. Postal Service

December 15: USPS retail ground service

December 17: First-class mail service (including holiday greeting cards)

December 17: First-class packages

December 18: Priority Mail

December 23: Priority Mail Express

Full list of USPS shipping options HERE


December 21: 3-Day Select

December 22: 2nd Day Air services

December 23: Next-day Air services

Full list of UPS Shipping options HERE


December 9: Ground & Freight Economy

December 15: Ground & Home Delivery

December 21: Express Saver

December 22: 2Day & 2Day-AM

December 23: Overnight services

December 24: Same-day services

Full List of FedEx Shipping Options HERE

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