(KTAL/KMSS) – While it may be too late to send holiday gifts by USPS ground service, there are still options available to get your gifts there in time for Christmas Day. These are the last-minute shipping vendor deadlines to get your presents under the tree in time.
If you’re sending mail through the United States Postal Service inside the U.S. you can still pay a little more to get it there by the big day.
|Domestic Mail Class||Date (Excluding Alaska, Hawaii)|
|First-Class Mail Service||Dec. 17|
|Priority Mail Service||Dec. 18|
|Priority Mail Express Service||Dec. 23|
International packages sent through the USPS should be sent by:
|Destination||Global Express Guaranteed|
|Asia/Pacific Rim||Dec. 20|
|Australia/New Zealand||Dec. 20|
|Central and South America||Dec. 20|
|Middle East||Dec. 20|
You can use the Find USPS Locations tool to see the addresses and hours for each location in your area.
FedEx deadlines for a Christmas delivery start on Tuesday. The quickest, and most expensive, option is available until Christmas Eve but the sooner you send your presents the more likely they are to arrive on time.
|FedEx Same Day||Dec. 24|
|FedEx One-Day Freight||Dec. 23|
|FO, PO, SO, Extra Hours||Dec. 23|
|FedEx Express Saver||Dec. 21|
|FedEx Two-Day Freight||Dec. 22|
|FedEx Three-Day Freight||Dec. 21|
Find FedEx Locations will show you the addresses and hours of places you can ship nearby.
UPS deadlines also begin Tuesday for their Three-Day Select service. The last day possible to ship through UPS for Christmas day delivery is Thursday.
|UPS Three-Day Select||Dec. 21|
|UPS Second-Day Air||Dec. 22|
|UPS Next-Day Air||Dec. 23|