Deadlines for mailing for Christmas! You need to see this!


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We're getting together with more people this holiday season, but most of us still need to send gifts off to friends and family who are far away. So what's the deal with timing?

Well,PureWowput together a guide to just how much wiggle room we have to get our packages to their destinations -- even if we're the procrastinating type:

USPS

Here’s a guide to shipping cutoffs for orders usingUSPS:

  • Ground Shipping: December 15
  • First Class: December 17
  • Priority: December 18
  • Priority Mail Express: December 23

UPS

If you’re shipping viaUPS, here are the deadlines in order to get packages by Christmas Eve:

  • Ground Shipping: Estimated December 16 (CheckUPSfor details)
  • Three-Day Select: December 21
  • Second-Day Air: December 22
  • Next-Day Air: December 23

FedEx

Here’s what you need to know about shipping cutoffs fo rFedEx:

  • Ground Economy: December 9
  • Ground Shipping: December 15
  • Express Saver: December 21
  • Two-Day Service: December 22
  • Overnight: December 23

DHL

For folks usingDHL, here are the details for shipping service cutoff dates:

  • SmartMail Ground: December 11
  • SmartMail Expedited: December 15
  • SmartMail Expedited Max: December 17
  • DHL Economy Select: December 19
  • DHL Express Worldwide: December 22
  • DHL Domestic Express: December 23

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