Here are drop-dead shipping deadlines for presents to arrive by Christmas Eve

Doreen Christensen
Contact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel

Procrastinators take note: The day has arrived to get those gifts in the mail to arrive by Christmas Eve.

Here are holiday shipping schedules for Amazon, FedEx, the United States Postal Service and UPS. Of course, weather can impact delivery of packages. UPS has a weather advisory on its website that may impact delivery dates in the Southeast.


Dec. 22: Final day for Amazon Prime free two-day shipping

Dec. 23: Last day for one-day shipping

Dec. 24: Last day for same-day deliver for Prime members (order by 9:30 a.m.); Prime Now two-hour delivery windows (order by 9:15 p.m.)

Dec. 23: Final day for Amazon Prime free one-day shipping

Dec. 24: Final day for Amazon Prime free same-day delivery, Prime Now

Prime members can shop through Christmas Eve with free one-day and same-day delivery when ordering by 9:30 a.m. in eligible areas. Amazon has expanded to more than 10,000 cities, which allows the majority of members in the U.S. to have access fast, free delivery option, the company said.

Go to for more info.


Dec. 20: Last day to ship via FedEx 2Day A.M. and FedEx 2Day

Dec .21: Last day to ship FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight and First Overnight

Dec. 22: Last day for FedEx Home Delivery shipments

Dec. 25: Last day for SameDay delivery with a $50 fee

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United States Postal Service

Dec. 20: Final day for first-Class Mail Service and Priority Mail Service

Dec. 22: Final day for Priority Mail Express Service

Go to for more info.


Use coupon code EASY to save up to 40 percent on shipping through Jan. 31.

Dec. 20: Final day for 2nd Day Air delivered on Dec. 24

Dec. 21: Final day for Next Day Air for delivery on Dec. 24

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