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Here are the 2017 deadlines from United States Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and this year Amazon.

U.S. Postal Service

Dec. 14 for USPS Retail Ground
Dec. 19 for First-Class Mail
Dec. 20 if you’re shipping via Priority Mail, delivery in 1-3 days
Dec. 22 Priority Mail Express Service for overnight delivery.
There are different deadlines if you’re shipping to Alaska or Hawaii or if you’re shipping items overseas, so check out the Postal Service website for more details.


FedEx shipping 

Dec. 11 with FedEx SmartPost
Dec. 15 with FedEx Ground
Dec. 18 with FedEx Home Delivery
Dec. 19 with FedEx Express Saver
Dec. 20 for both FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M.
Dec 21. with FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight and First Overnight.
Packages can be delivered on Saturday, Dec. 23 for a $16 per-package delivery fee.


UPS holiday deadlines

Dec. 18 with UPS 3 Day Select
Dec. 20 with UPS 2nd Day Air (without Saturday delivery)
Dec. 21 with UPS 2nd Day Air (Saturday delivery isn’t available in all ZIP codes)
Dec. 22 with UPS Next Day Air (with Saturday delivery)
Dec. 24 with UPS Express Critical
Dec. 25 with UPS Express Critical
View more details about holiday shipping options on the UPS website.


This year Amazon is included with 2017 holiday ordering deadlines.

Dec. 15, with free shipping
Dec. 18, with standard shipping (which is free for Amazon Prime members)
Dec. 22 with for two-day shipping (which is free for Amazon Prime members)
Dec. 23 with one-day shipping (only available in certain cities but is free for Prime members)
Dec. 24 with same-day delivery (only available in certain cities but free for Prime members)
Dec. 24. These deadlines are for within the contiguous U.S. only.

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