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Shipping Deadlines For USPS, FedEx, UPS To Get Gifts Delivered On Time

Dec 10, 2020, 8:19 AM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Christmas Eve is two weeks away, and that means shipping deadlines are approaching.

If you’re shipping gifts – like millions of Americans are right now – you’ll want to make sure they’re reaching their destinations in time.

Here’s when you need to have those packages sent.

United States Postal Service

Send your packages by Dec. 15 if you’re using standard retail ground shipping.

If you’re shipping first class, the packages need to be sent by Dec. 18.

For Priority Mail, you’ll need to have it in by Dec. 19.

If you’re using Priority Mail Express, you can send your gifts all the way up to Dec. 23.


For FedEx Ground and Home Delivery, the ship by date is Dec. 15.

Express Saver packages need to be shipped by Dec. 21.

Two-day services will need to be sent by Dec. 22 to arrive by Christmas Eve.

FedEx Overnight is available up until Dec. 23.


UPS Ground will need packages shipped by Dec. 11 in order to guarantee delivery before Dec. 24.

Three-day Select packages have to be sent by Dec. 21.

Second-day services are available until Dec. 2.

Next-day service is available through Dec. 23.

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Shipping Deadlines For USPS, FedEx, UPS To Get Gifts Delivered On Time