Holiday Shipping Deadlines States – Over Shipping

As supply chain disruptions become more common, major shipping companies have set deadlines for consumers and retailers to ship orders for the upcoming holiday season. With Black Friday just around the corner, More Than Shipping has the inside info to make sure all of your gifts get there on time.

The data

This year Hanukkah takes place on December 18thth until the 26ththwhile Kwanzaa begins at the end of Hanukkah and runs from December 26thth until January 1stSt2023. However, most shipping services have their deadlines around the 25thth December, so keep that in mind when placing orders.

The US Postal Service, FedEx, UPS and Amazon have already released the data you need to make. Below we describe the deadlines proposed by the major carriers to ensure that your packages arrive by Christmas.

FedEx shipping deadlines for December 25thth

As Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, consumers cannot arrive late overnight on or before Christmas. FedEx’s last suggestion that a package should be shipped is December 23rdapprox with same day shipping. You can find cheaper options on the following dates:

  • Boden – Shipping by December 14thth
  • Express Saver – Shipping by December 20thth
  • Two days – shipping by December 21stSt
  • Overnight and Priority – Shipping by December 22ndnd

UPS shipping deadlines for December 25thth

  • Ground – Visit the UPS website for market specific information
  • Three Day Select – December 20thth
  • Air on Day Two – December 21stSt
  • Air next day – December 22ndnd

USPS shipping deadlines for December 25thth

The US Post Office’s proposed deadlines are nearly identical to last year’s, but only for the continental United States. Those shipping to or from Alaska and Hawaii should refer to USPS’s website for market-specific information.

  • USPS Retail Ground – December 17th
  • First Class Mail – December 17thth
  • Priority Mail – December 19thth
  • Priority Mail Express – 23 Decemberapprox

Amazon shipping deadlines for December 25thth

Amazon hasn’t officially listed its deadlines, but according to its 2021 timeline, consumers can expect the following dates to apply. Note that these dates are for Amazon Prime members only and the date reflects the last day an order should be placed in order to arrive on time.

  • Free Shipping – December 15thth
  • Two Day Dispatch – December 22ndnd
  • One Day Dispatch – December 23rdapprox
  • Same day delivery – December 24thth


While none of the carriers have guaranteed that packages will arrive by December 25thth If you follow this outline, these dates will serve as a general guide for gift givers this holiday season. For those who want packages to arrive before the latest possible date, you can easily extrapolate these dates to ensure you have plenty of time.

The supply chain has been on hold for some time and we hope this helps make the 2022 holidays a little less stressful for you!

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