Christmas Holiday 2016 Shipping Deadlines

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Last Update: 12/1/2016

Back in the day, when all gifts had to be bought in stores, retailers would helpfully remind us how many “shopping days” there were left before Christmas - not counting the Sundays, and often Saturdays, when stores were closed. Now, in the age of the Internet, every day can be a shopping day, and store hours are any time we’re awake.

However, that doesn’t mean you can just put off all your shopping until the last minute. Because the snag with doing your Christmas shopping online is, you have to factor in delivery time to be sure your gift will arrive before Santa takes off for the year. So instead of counting shopping days until Christmas, you have to count shipping days.

Fortunately, BuyVia has taken the work out of counting for you. We’ve checked websites for all the major stores to see how long their expected delivery times are for regular shipping, express shipping, and free shipping. If a store doesn’t have this information on the Web, or the information is conflicting, we’ve called customer service to get the scoop - so you can just relax and enjoy your eggnog.

We’ll keep updating this chart as needed throughout December 2016, so check back frequently.

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Holiday 2016 Shipping Deadlines

Cutoff for Delivery by December 24 (Standard Shipping) Cutoff for Delivery by December 24 (Free Shipping) Cutoff for Delivery by December 24 (Express Shipping)
Abercrombie & Fitch Dec. 18 (Dec. 9 for Alaska/Hawaii) N/A  

Next-day, Dec. 22

Amazon.com Dec. 19 (Dec. 14 for Alaska/Hawaii); Orders $49 and up, Dec. 16 (Dec. 13 for Alaska/Hawaii)

For Prime customers, Dec. 22

2-day, Dec. 22 (Dec. 15 for Alaska/Hawaii)

1-day, Dec. 23 (Dec. 16 for Alaska/Hawaii)

Same-day (select areas), Dec. 24 9:30am local time

Details

Apple N/A Dec. 21, 5pm local time

For iPhones, Dec. 21, 5pm local time

Guaranteed Next Day: Dec. 22nd

Courier (where available): Dec. 23

Barnes and Noble Based on individual products For non-members, based on individual products

For members, Dec. 19

Dec. 19

For members, Dec. 20

Best Buy Dec. 16 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items) Select items, Dec. 16 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items) 2-day, Dec. 21 at 10:30am CST

1-day, Dec. 22 at 10:30am CST

Details

Costco Based on individual products
Dell.com N/A Dec. 16 at 3pm EST 2-day, Dec. 21 at 3pm EST

Next-day, Dec. 23 at 3pm EST

Dick’s Sporting Goods Dec. 16 for small items; Dec. 9 for gift cards Qualifying products,

Dec. 16 for small items

Third-day, Dec. 16

2-day, Dec. 21

1-day or overnight, Dec. 22

Dillard’s Dec. 22 12pm CT N/A Next Day, Dec. 23 at 12pm CST
Foot Locker Dec. 19 at 8pm CST Orders $75 and up and eligible items, Dec. 19 at 8:59pm 2-day: Dec. 22 at 10am CST

1-day: Dec. 23 at 10am CST

Gap Dec. 15 Orders $50 and up, Dec. 16 at 11:59pm EST 2-day: Dec. 21 at 3pm EST

1-day: Dec. 22 at 3pm EST

Home Depot Dec. 14 at 12PM EST Orders $45 and up, Dec 14th at 12pm EST Expedited: Dec. 19 at 12pm EST

Express: Dec. 20 at 12pm EST

HP Store N/A Dec. 15 at 10pm EST 2-business-day, Dec. 20 at 10pm EST

1-business-day, Dec. 21 at 10pm EST

HSN.com Dec. 14 Eligible items, Dec. 14 Express: Dec. 17

Super Express: Dec. 20

Kate Spade N/A Dec 15th at 2pm EST 2-day: Dec 20 at 9pm EST

Next-day: Dec. 21 at 9PM EST

Kohl’s Dec. 19 at 11pm CST Orders $50 and up, Dec. 19 at 11pm CST 2-day: Dec 20 at 1pm CST

1-day: Dec. 21 at 1pm CST

Same-day: Dec. 21 at 1pm CST

Details

Lowe’s Dec. 19 at 12pm EST Orders $49 and up, Dec. 19 at 12pm EST 2-day: Dec 20 at 12pm EST

Next-day: Dec 21 at 12pm EST

Macys.com Dec. 21 at 5pm EST Orders $99 and up, Dec. 21 at 5pm EST Express: Dec 22, 12pm EST

Same-Day: Dec. 24, 10am local time

Details

Monoprice.com Dec. 15 (Dec. 14 for UPS Ground) N/A USPS Priority: Dec. 16

UPS Second Day Air: Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air: Dec. 21

Newegg.com Dec. 12 (Super Eggsaver shipping) N/A 3-day; Dec. 19

2-day: Dec. 20

Next-day: Dec. 21

Nordstrom N/A Qualifying merchandise, Dec. 22 at 12pm EST

eGift cards, Dec. 25

To PO Box, Dec. 15 at 12pm EST

Two-business-day: Dec 21 at 1pm EST for gift cards, 3pm EST for merchandise

Next-business-day: Dec. 22 at 12pm EST

Details

Office Depot/Office Max Most orders, Dec. 19 at 5pm local time Orders $35 and up within local delivery area, Dec. 19 at 5pm local time Next-business-day: Dec. 21, 5pm local time
Pottery Barn Dec. 20 at 2pm PST (Dec. 16 at 9pm PST for monogramming) Gift cards only, Dec. 13 at 5pm PST Next Day: Dec. 22 at 6pm PST (9am for gift cards)

Details

REI Dec. 16 Orders $50 and up, Dec 16 2-day: Dec. 16

1-day Express: Dec. 19

Details

Sears Dec. 15 (Dec. 14 for Economy) Orders $35 and up, Dec. 15 Expedited: Dec. 21

Premium: Dec. 22

Staples Dec. 20 at 5pm Orders $49.99 and up and Rewards members, Dec. 20 at 5pm N/A during holidays
Urban Outfitters Dec. 9 Orders $50 and up, Dec. 9 3-day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST

2-day: Dec. 19 at 1pm EST

Next day: Dec. 20 at 1pm EST

Victoria’s Secret Dec. 14 at 5pm EST N/A 3rd day: Dec. 19 at 5pm EST

2nd day: Dec. 20 at 5pm EST

Next day: Dec. 21 at 5pm EST

Walmart Dec. 19 (Dec. 9 for freight shipping) All orders on Dec. 16

Orders $50 and up, Dec. 19

Expedited: Dec. 20

Rush: Dec. 21

Williams-Sonoma Dec. 20- at 5pm EST (8pm for gift cards; Dec. 19 at 11:59 EST for monogrammed) N/A Next Day: Dec 23rd at 9pm EST

Details

Zappos.com N/A Dec. 20 at 1pm PST (Dec. 21 at 1pm PST for VIP customers) 1-day: Dec 21 at 1pm PST
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