The best advice we can give you is SHOP EARLY - especially this year! So many more people (we hope) will be sending their gifts to love ones instead of visiting in person. Things are going to sell out. The USPS is going to be extra busy. So, if you want pressies delivered before a certain date, add a little extra hustle this year.
We ship orders every day of the week! Usually, orders placed before 3pm will ship out the same day if the items are in stock and payment has been processed. We understand your time crunch and are here to accommodate with speedy shipping and a great collection of unique gifts.
Of course sometimes things happen... like snow storms, too much egg nog and confused holiday postal workers. We are a very small staff, but we are doing our very best to make sure you get the coolest gifts delivered on time! Unfortunately, we can never guarantee delivery by a certain date, but we are doing everything we can do :)
Use the information below to plan ahead, and feel free to contact us freaking out about that last minute gift - we will help you any way we can.
Domestic Mail Classes Holiday Shipping Schedule
|Domestic Mail Class/Product||Cutoff Date|
|First-Class Mail®||Dec. 18|
|Priority Mail®||Dec. 19|
|Priority Mail Express®*||Dec. 23|
|USPS Retail Ground™||Dec. 15|
|International Mail||See Below|
|Priority Mail Express Military APO/FPO/DPO||See Below|
*Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec 22-25
Alaska and Hawaii usually take a few days longer, so please plan accordingly.
International Mail Holiday Shipping Schedule
|International Mail Addressed To||Global Express Guaranteed®(GXG®)***||Priority Mail Express International™ (PMEI)||Priority Mail International®(PMI)||First-Class Package International Service™ (FCPIS®)|
|Africa||Dec. 19||Dec. 7||Nov. 30||Nov. 30|
|Asia/Pacific Rim||Dec. 19||Dec. 14||Dec. 7||Dec. 7|
|Australia/New Zealand||Dec. 17||Dec. 14||Dec. 7||Dec. 7|
|Canada||Dec. 22||Dec. 14||Dec. 7||Dec. 7|
|Caribbean||Dec. 22||Dec. 14||Dec. 7||Dec. 7|
|Central & South America||Dec. 17||Dec. 7||Nov. 30||Nov. 30|
|Mexico||Dec. 22||Dec. 14||Dec. 7||Dec. 7|
|Europe||Dec. 17||Dec. 14||Dec. 7||Dec. 7|
|Middle East||Dec. 19||Dec. 14||Dec. 7||Dec. 7|
***GXG Notes 1) Cutoff date does not take into account time needed for customs clearance 2) Should allocate extra transit day(s) for delivery outside major cities.
APO/FPO/DPO Holiday Shipping Schedule
Deadlines for mailing to specific APO/FPO/DPO ZIP Codes vary according to the specific classes of mail. Please also remember that all mail addressed to overseas military/diplomatic Post Offices is subject to certain conditions and restrictions regarding content, preparation and handling.
|Military Mail Addressed To/From||Priority Mail Express Military™ Service (PMEMS) 1||First-Class Mail® Letters and Cards||Priority Mail®||Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) 2||Space Available Mail (SAM) 3||USPS Retail Ground™|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 090-092||Dec. 18||Dec. 11||Dec. 11||Dec. 4||Nov. 27||Nov. 6|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093||N/A||Dec. 9||Dec. 9||Dec. 4||Nov. 27||Nov. 6|
|APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 094-098||Dec. 18||Dec. 11||Dec. 11||Dec. 4||Nov. 27||Nov. 6|
|APO/FPO/DPO AA ZIP 340||Dec. 18||Dec. 11||Dec. 11||Dec. 4||Nov. 27||Nov. 6|
|APO/FPO/DPO AP ZIPs 962-966||Dec. 18||Dec. 11||Dec. 11||Dec. 4||Nov. 27||Nov. 6|
1 PMEMS: is available to selected military and diplomatic Post Offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address.
2 PAL: is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Standard Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight and 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.
3 SAM: parcels are paid at Standard Post prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.
For UPS Shipping
Plan ahead for holiday operating hours – and order as early possible. Although UPS makes every effort to deliver holiday ground shipments with the same transit times as the rest of the year, they can't guarantee UPS Ground shipments during the two weeks before Christmas due to unusually high volume. A good rule of thumb is to allow seven business days for ground shipments during those last two weeks, particularly for long distances; your shipment may arrive sooner, of course. You'll get a precise answer on how long it will take, depending on ZIP Codes, by using the Time and Cost Calculator.