When to Order Your Gifts for DIYers to Ensure They Arrive Before Christmas

When to Order Your DIY Gifts to Ensure They Arrive Before Christmas

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Finding the perfect gift for the DIYer in your life can take time. It requires thought, patience and that “ah-ha moment” when the light bulb turns on and you think of just what will suit them. But Christmas comes quickly, and so it’s important you don’t wait too long. Exactly how much time do you have? We’ve got you covered as your one-stop shop for the shipping deadlines from a variety of stores and services.

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Amazon Christmas Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec. 14 – Last day to order to get free delivery on orders $25 or more, free for all customers
  • Dec. 18 – Last day to order for standard shipping, free for Prime members
  • Dec. 22 – Last day for free delivery on tens of millions of items for Prime members
  • Dec. 23 – Last day for free one-day deliver on more than 10 million items for Prime members
  • Dec. 24 – Last day to order millions of items for same-day delivery (free for Prime members in eligible ares for orders $35 or more, must order by 9:30 a.m. local time.

Best Buy Christmas Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec. 17 – Standard shipping (3-5 business days)
  • Dec. 20 – Express shipping
  • Dec. 23 – Next day shipping orders (orders before 3 p.m.)
  • Dec. 24 – Store pickup (select orders only)

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FedEx Christmas Shipping Deadlines (within the U.S.)

  • Dec. 9 – Deadline for FedEx SmartPost shipments (exclusions apply)
  • Dec. 16 – Deadline for FedEx Ground (scheduled pickup) and FedEx Home Delivery shipments
  • Dec. 19 – Deadline for FedEx Express Saver shipments
  • Dec. 20 – Deadline for FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M. shipments
  • Dec. 23 – Deadline for FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, and FedEx First Overnight
  • Dec. 25 – Deadline for all FedEx SameDay shipments (additional Holiday fee is applied)

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Harbor Freight Tools Deadlines

  • Dec. 6 – Truck service
  • Dec. 12 – Ground shipping
  • Dec. 17 – Second-day service, before 2 p.m. EST
  • Dec. 20 before 2 p.m. PST – Next-Day, additional fees apply

Home Depot Deadlines

  • Dec. 11 – Standard shipping (free for $45 and over)
  • Dec. 20 – Express delivery (fees apply, not available for all items)

Lowe’s Deadlines

  • Dec. 14 – Standard shipping (free for $49 and over)
  • Dec. 21 – Next-day delivery (fees apply)

Target Deadlines

  • Dec. 17 – Standard shipping
  • Dec. 20 – Two-day shipping
  • Dec. 21 – Express (fees apply)

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UPS Christmas Shipping Deadlines (within the U.S.)

  • Dec. 13 – Ground shipments
  • Dec. 19 – Deadline for UPS 3 Day Select shipments (delivery on Dec. 24)
  • Dec. 20 – Deadline for UPS 2nd Day Air shipments (delivery on Dec. 24)
  • Dec. 23 – Deadline for UPS Next Day Air shipments (delivery on Dec. 24).
  • Dec. 24 – Pickup service available only for Air shipments if prearranged by Dec. 19

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USPS Christmas Shipping Deadlines (within the U.S.)

  • Dec. 14 – Deadline for USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 20 – Deadline for First Class Mail
  • Dec. 21 – Deadline for Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23 – Deadline for Priority Express Mail shipments

Walmart Deadlines

  • Dec. 17 – Standard shipping (free for over $35)
  • Dec. 20 – Two-day shipping
  • Dec. 23 – Next-day shipping

Now there’s no excuse for not getting your gifts on time!

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