We want to help make sure your holiday packages arrive on time. Here's what you need to know.

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These are the shipping deadlines you'll want to pay attention to for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS for ensuring your packages reach their destination in time for Christmas.



  • Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 20: First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 21: Priority Mail Service
  • Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express Service


  • Nov. 30: First Class International (Africa, Central, South America)
  • Nov. 30: Priority Mail International (Africa, Central, South America)
  • Dec. 7: First Class International (all international locations excluding Africa, Central, South America)
  • Dec. 7: Priority Mail International (all international locations w/the exception of Africa, Central, South America)

Military Mail

  • Nov. 27: Space Available Mail (items under 15 pounds and 60 inches)
  • Dec. 4: Parcel Airlift Mail


U.S. Domestic

  • Dec. 13: UPS Ground
  • Dec. 19: UPS 3-Day Select

U.S. to Canada and Mexico

  • Dec. 13: UPS Ground (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)


U.S. Domestic

  • Dec. 9: FedEx Smart Post
  • Dec. 16: FedEx Home Delivery
  • Dec. 16: FedEx Ground
  • Dec. 19: FedEx Express Saver

U.S. to Canada

  • Dec. 13: FedEx International Ground

U.S. to Mexico

  • Dec. 19: FedEx International Economy

Happy holidays!

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