If you have friends and family in other locations and like to send them gifts for the holidays, here is the list of deadlines for getting your packages to arrive before Christmas. The longer you wait, the more it costs.
2023 holiday shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx
To the contiguous U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii, listed below are the latest send-by dates for expected delivery before Monday, December 25, 2023. For more international locations, deadlines are typically by early December. For some far-flung locations, the deadline is late November. Always double-check dates, as specific zip codes can alter the timeline, and information and deadlines are subject to change.
United States Postal Service (USPS) Christmas Day shipping deadlines
- USPS Retail Ground Service by Dec. 16, 2023
- USPS First-Class Mail Service by Dec. 16, 2023.
- USPS Priority Mail Service by Dec. 18, 2023. (Dec 16 from Hawaii)
- USPS Priority Mail Express Service by Dec. 20, 2023.
- More info: 2023 USPS Holiday shipping deadlines (about.usps.com)
FedEx Christmas Day shipping deadlines
- FedEx Freight Economy by Dec. 12, 2023
- FedEx Ground Economy by Dec. 13, 2023
- FedEx Freight/Ground by Dec. 15, 2023
- FedEx Express Saver or FedEx 3Day Freight by Dec. 19, 2023
- FedEx 2-Day by Dec. 20, 2023
- FedEx 1-Day Freight or FedEx Extra Hours by Dec. 21, 2023
- FedEx SameDay by Dec. 22, 2023
- More info: 2023 FedEx Shipping deadlines (fedex.com)
UPS (United Parcel Service) Christmas Day shipping deadlines
- UPS Ground: Calculate Time and Cost: UPS – United States
- UPS 3-Day Select by Dec. 19, 2023
- UPS 2nd Day Air by Dec. 20, 2023
- UPS Next Day Air by Dec. 21, 2023
- More info: 2023 UPS Holiday Schedule (ups.com)