These Are the Delivery Deadlines to Know for Last-Minute Gift Shopping

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Is it just Us or does the month of December just breeze by? It feels like just yesterday we were enjoying turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie — and getting our Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping on.

No matter how hard we try, there are always a few last-minute gifts we need to buy before the holidays arrive. Since we can’t exactly rely on Santa to bring our gifts down the chimney for us, that means there’s limited time left to scoop up gifts for our loved ones.

We do most of our shopping online so that also means there’s only a bit of time left to ensure gifts are delivered before it’s time to unwrap them. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with all the shipping deadlines to make sure you have enough time to expertly wrap all of your presents.

It also happens to be Free Shipping Day, too! Countless retailers are participating in the annual tradition by waiving shipping fees or lowering the minimum required to ship items for free for 24 hours. So be sure to take advantage of this deal for orders placed on Dec. 14. There are also plenty of sales going on, too!

Plus, if you need some extra help finding the perfect gift for that special someone, we included a few options to make the last-minute gift search easier. Warning: some of these gifts make perfect treat yourself presents, too!

Happy shopping!



Last Shipping Day: Amazon has several cut-offs for holiday delivery for Prime and non-Prime members.

Dec. 18: Last day for free shipping.
Dec. 22: Last day for Amazon Prime free two-day shipping.
Dec. 23: Last day for Amazon Prime free one-day shipping.
Dec. 24: Last day for Amazon prime free same-day delivery.

See It: Grab The Lark & Ro Women’s Long Open-Front Cardigan Sweater available for $28. There’s also a sale on Women’s Fashion items through Dec. 25. Please note, prices are accurate at the update date of publication, December 14, 2018, but are subject to change.



Last Shipping Day: Dec. 18 is the last day for free standard shipping on orders placed by noon ET. Dec. 22 is the last day for next-business-day shipping.

See It: Grab the Fresh Great Escape Face Mask Set on sale for $60, plus a free gift with purchase. Check out more great beauty gift options at Nordstrom.


Saks Off Fifth

Last Shipping Day: For delivery by Christmas Eve, orders must be placed by noon ET on Dec. 13 for standard delivery. Shipping is free on orders of $99 or more with use of promo code “SHIP99.”

See It: Grab the Sam Edelman Studded Block Heel Leather Booties for $84 including an extra 40 percent off with code “FRIENDS.” Not your style? See more stylish boots at Saks Off Fifth.


Yankee Candle

Last Shipping Day: Dec. 14 is the last day for economy shipping and Dec. 16 is the final day for standard shipping.

See It: Grab the Yankee Candle Fragrance Lover’s Tote for $30. Find even more gifts at Yankee Candle for everyone on your list.



Last Shipping Day: Orders must be placed by Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. ET for arrival by Christmas with standard shipping.

See It: Grab the Anne Klein Women’s Double-Breasted Peacoat on sale for $100. Check out plenty more coats and jackets at Macy’s, too!



Last Shipping Day: Guaranteed holiday delivery for orders placed before noon EST on Dec. 21.

See It: Grab the Coach Turnlock Tote In Signature Jacquard on sale for $285. Coach has even more handbags, some of which are on sale.



Last Shipping Day: Order by Dec. 18 before 11:59 p.m. CT in order to receive deliveries by Christmas Eve.

See It: Grab the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer for $399. Looking for something else? Ulta has plenty more gift options, too.




Last Shipping Day: Dec. 16 is the final day for free two-day shipping on $50.

See It: Grab the Women’s Stoic 3-In-1 Heavyweight Insulated Jacket for $150. Find even more jackets and coats for women at Backcountry!



Last Shipping Day: Dec. 16 is the last day for standard and express orders placed by 12 p.m. ET to deliver by Christmas Eve.

See It: Grab the Cool Nights Women’s Long Sleeve Notch Collar Pajama Top Black With Cranberry Trim marked down to $26. Not into these PJs? Find even more pajama styles at Soma.



Last Shipping Day: Orders placed before 11 p.m. ET on Dec. 17 with standard shipping will arrive before Christmas.

See It: Grab the Women’s V-Neck Shift Sweater Dress on sale for $40. Looking for something else? Find more dresses and festive attire at Express.


American Eagle Outfitters

Last Shipping Day: To ensure delivery by Christmas Eve, order by Dec. 20 at 6 a.m. ET for U.S. standard shipping or 1 p.m. ET for second-day shipping.

See It: Grab the Customizable AE NE(X)T LEVEL Highest Waist Jegging on sale for $37. Even more jeggings and jeans are available at American Eagle Outfitters.

Shop Disney

Last Shipping Day: Order by Dec. 17 to receive gifts by Christmas Eve with standard shipping.

See It: Grab the Mickey Mouse Shorts Crossbody Bag by Loungefly for $55. Shop Disney has countless more gift options for everyone on your list.


Check out more of our picks and deals here!

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