Christmas Holiday 2019 Shipping Deadlines


Last Update: 11/13/2019

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 or extrapolated from the previous year - so you can just relax and enjoy your eggnog.

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

A quick sampling of the deals listed on BuyVia before the List!

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    Kohl's Cardholders 30% Off + Free Shipping - Clothes, Towels, Pillows, More

    Kohl's Cardholders 30% Off + Free Shipping - Clothes, Towels, Pillows, More plus Free Shipping with promo codes: PLEASANT30, AUGMVCFREE when you checkout with a Kohl's Card. Expires: 8/16/2020 - Exclusions apply. Free Limited Contact Store pickup.

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    • $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent through August 16, 2020 (Redeemable August 17-23, 2020).
    • This sale happens only once a month.

    Additional Coupons

    • Extra $10 Off $40+ Purchase of Semi-Annual Intimates Sale Items w/ promo code INTIMATES10
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    • Extra $10 Off $50+ Purchase of Back-To-School Items w/ promo code BTS10

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    Fine Print

    Limit one offer per customer. Dollar-off discounts, including Kohl's Cash® coupons, Yes2You Rewards® and Promotional Gifts, will be applied prior to percent-off total purchase discounts/coupons. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other percent-off discounts, including age-specific discounts. Offer not valid on the following merchandise: Gift Cards; Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise or other charitable items; prestige brands of cosmetics, skincare and select prestige brands of fragrance; Columbia; Dyson; Levi's; Nike; select electronics/electrics; consumables; and select online-exclusive merchandise. For a complete list of these merchandise exclusions, go to or look for signs in our stores. Offer also not valid on price adjustments on prior purchases; payment on a Kohl’s Charge account; taxes, shipping and/or handling fees.

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: August 7, 2020 6:10 AM PDT

Holiday 2019 Shipping Deadlines

Cutoff for Delivery by December 23 (Standard Shipping) Cutoff for Delivery by December 23 (Free Shipping) Cutoff for Delivery by December 23 (Express Shipping)
Abercrombie & Fitch Dec. 16 (Dec. 9 for Alaska/Hawaii) N/A  

Next-day, Dec. 20 Dec. 16 (Dec. 13 for Alaska/Hawaii); Orders $25 and up, Dec. 13 (Dec. 12 for Alaska/Hawaii)

For Prime customers, Dec. 19

2-day, Dec. 19 (Dec. 13 for Alaska/Hawaii)

1-day, Dec. 20 (Dec. 13 for Alaska/Hawaii)

Same-day (select areas), Dec. 20 9:30am local time


Apple N/A Dec. 16, 5pm local time

For iPhones, Dec. 16, 5pm local time

Guaranteed Next Day: Dec. 19

Courier (where available): Dec. 20

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

For members, Dec. 16

Dec. 16

For members, Dec. 19

Best Buy Dec. 13 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items)

Nov. 19 for Guam. Nov. 26 for APO/FPO, Virgin Islands

Select items, Dec. 13 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items) 2-day, Dec. 16 at 10:30am CST

1-day, Dec. 19 at 10:30am CST


Costco Based on individual products N/A Dec. 13 at 3pm EST 2-day, Dec. 16 at 3pm EST

Next-day, Dec. 19 at 3pm EST

Dick’s Sporting Goods Dec. 13 for small items; Dec. 6 for gift cards Qualifying products,

Dec. 13 for small items

Third-day, Dec. 16

2-day, Dec. 16

1-day or overnight, Dec. 19

Dillard’s Dec. 19 12pm CT N/A Next Day, Dec. 19 at 12pm CST
Foot Locker Dec. 16 at 8pm CST Orders $75 and up and eligible items, Dec. 16 at 8:59pm 2-day: Dec. 16 at 10am CST

1-day: Dec. 19 at 10am CST

Gap Dec. 13 Orders $50 and up, Dec. 13 at 11:59pm EST 2-day: Dec. 19 at 3pm EST

1-day: Dec. 19 at 3pm EST

Home Depot Dec. 13 at 12PM EST Orders $45 and up, Dec 13th at 12pm EST Expedited: Dec. 16 at 12pm EST

Express: Dec. 19 at 12pm EST

HP Store N/A Dec. 13 at 10pm EST 2-business-day, Dec. 16 at 10pm EST

1-business-day, Dec. 19 at 10pm EST Dec. 13 Eligible items, Dec. 13 Express: Dec. 16

Super Express: Dec. 19

Kate Spade N/A Dec 14th at 2pm EST 2-day: Dec 18 at 9pm EST

Next-day: Dec. 16 at 9PM EST

Kohl’s Dec. 13 at 11pm CST Orders $50 and up, Dec. 13 at 11pm CST 2-day: Dec 18 at 1pm CST

1-day: Dec. 19 at 1pm CST

Same-day: Dec. 19 at 1pm CST


Lowe’s Dec. 13 at 12pm EST Orders $49 and up, Dec. 13 at 12pm EST 2-day: Dec 18 at 12pm EST

Next-day: Dec 19 at 12pm EST Dec. 13 at 5pm EST Orders $99 and up, Dec. 13 at 5pm EST Express: Dec 19, 12pm EST

Same-Day: Dec. 20, 10am local time

Details Dec. 13 (Dec. 13 for UPS Ground) N/A USPS Priority: Dec. 13

UPS Second Day Air: Dec. 16

UPS Next Day Air: Dec. 20 Dec. 11 (Super Eggsaver shipping) N/A 3-day; Dec. 16

2-day: Dec. 16

Next-day: Dec. 19

Nordstrom N/A Qualifying merchandise, Dec. 16 at 12pm EST

eGift cards, Dec. 25

To PO Box, Dec. 13 at 12pm EST

Two-business-day: Dec 18 at 1pm EST for gift cards, 3pm EST for merchandise

Next-business-day: Dec. 19 at 12pm EST


Office Depot/Office Max Most orders, Dec. 13 at 5pm local time Orders $35 and up within local delivery area, Dec. 13 at 5pm local time Next-business-day: Dec. 19, 5pm local time
Pottery Barn Dec. 16 at 2pm PST (Dec. 13 at 9pm PST for monogramming) Gift cards only, Dec. 12 at 5pm PST Next Day: Dec. 19 at 6pm PST (9am for gift cards)


REI Dec. 13 Orders $50 and up, Dec 14 2-day: Dec. 17

1-day Express: Dec. 16


Sears Dec. 13 (Dec. 13 for Economy) Orders $35 and up, Dec. 13 Expedited: Dec. 16

Premium: Dec. 19

Staples Dec. 16 at 5pm Orders $49.99 and up and Rewards members, Dec. 16 at 5pm N/A during holidays
Urban Outfitters Dec. 6 Orders $50 and up, Dec. 6 3-day: Dec. 13 at 1pm EST

2-day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST

Next day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST

Victoria’s Secret Dec. 13 at 5pm EST N/A 3rd day: Dec. 16 at 5pm EST

2nd day: Dec. 16 at 5pm EST

Next day: Dec. 19 at 5pm EST

Walmart Dec. 16 (Dec. 9 for freight shipping) All orders on Dec. 13

Orders $50 and up, Dec. 16

Expedited: Dec. 16

Rush: Dec. 19

Williams-Sonoma Dec. 16- at 5pm EST (8pm for gift cards; Dec. 16 at 11:59 EST for monogrammed) N/A Next Day: Dec 19rd at 9pm EST

Details N/A Dec. 16 at 1pm PST (Dec. 16 at 1pm PST for VIP customers) 1-day: Dec 19 at 1pm PST

Dates subject to change.  Inclement weather may affect shipping times, so order early.

Happy Holidays!

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