More Americans plan to order holiday gifts online this year than ever before, according to the National Retail Federation. And with that increase in online holiday shopping comes an increase in holiday shipping. That means if you want your gifts to arrive on time, you’ll need to pay extra attention to shipping dates. We’ve got you covered. 

Use the guide below to save time and money on your holiday shopping. All times are estimates, so it’s always best to shop early! Not only can shopping and shipping early save you the embarrassment of a late gift, but it can also save you money by helping you avoid spending a fortune on last-minute, expedited shipping.

One-Stop Online Shopping

Amazon

Amazon Prime members receive free 1-day or 2-day shipping in the U.S., same-day delivery on qualifying orders in some cities, and free standard shipping on Prime orders. No minimum order amount required!

For shoppers who don’t have Amazon Prime or for purchases that aren’t eligible for Prime shipping, Amazon’s shipping times and rates can vary based on the individual seller and item. But, in general, Amazon shipping times in the contiguous United States are as follows: 

  • Standard Shipping: 4–5 business days
  • 2-Day Shipping: Within 2 business days
  • 1-Day Shipping: Within 1 business day

Amazon offers free shipping to non-Prime members who spend at least $25 on eligible purchases. With free shipping, your order will be delivered 5–8 business days after all your items are available to ship. 

Walmart

Walmart offers free 2-day shipping within the contiguous U.S. on eligible purchases with a minimum order of $35. In select cities, Walmart offers free next-day delivery on online orders over $35. For both options, orders must be placed by 2 p.m., and times are based on business days. 

For items that don’t qualify for free 2-day delivery or next-day delivery, Walmart also offers free 3–5-day shipping for orders of $35 or more. Times are based on business days. 

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Target

Shoppers with a Target RedCard™ save 5% on their purchases and receive free 2-day shipping. Times are based on business days and apply only within the contiguous United States. 

For shoppers without a RedCard™, Target offers free 2-day delivery on orders of at least $35. Target also offers free same-day delivery on orders of at least $35 for online shoppers who sign up for and use Shipt. Shipt is free for the first four weeks. After that, an annual Shipt plan is $99 for unlimited orders of $35 or more. Or, you can pay per same-day delivery order.

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QVC

QVC’s holiday shipping deadlines are based primarily on their TV air dates, but you can also shop for gifts online. 

Order any on-air item plus a special selection of online items between Dec. 1–14 for guaranteed delivery on or before Dec. 24 in the contiguous United States. 

Order any item currently airing on QVC® plus a limited selection of online items between Dec. 15–20 for guaranteed delivery on or before Dec. 24 in the contiguous United States. 

Order all plastic gift cards by Dec. 10 and all perishable food items by Dec. 15 for guaranteed delivery on or before Dec. 24 in the contiguous United States. 

*Standard shipping and handling fees apply.

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Overstock

Overstock is currently offering free standard ground shipping within the contiguous United States. Most standard orders ship within 1–2 business days. 

To ensure your gifts arrive on or before Dec. 24, check the shipping deadlines below. Expedited shipping rates will apply to all options except for ground shipping. 

  • 3-Day Select Shipping: Order by Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. MST
  • Ground Shipping: Order by Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. MST
  • Second-Day Air Shipping: Order by Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. MST
  • Next-Day Air Shipping: Order by Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. MST

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Health & Beauty

Sephora

Sephora offers free standard 1–3-day shipping on all U.S. orders of $50 or more (excluding taxes). Standard shipping for orders under $50 is $6.50. 

However, due to expected shipping delays due to COVID-19 and holiday increases, Sephora recommends using the following shipping deadlines within the contiguous United States to ensure your gifts arrive by Dec. 24. 

  • Standard Shipping: Order by Dec. 17 at 6 a.m. PT
  • 2-Day Shipping: Order by Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. PT ($10.95)
  • 1-Day Shipping: Order by Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. PT ($16.95)

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Ulta

Please refer to the following list of shipping times and costs when purchasing from Ulta. Shipping outside the contiguous United States may result in longer transit times.

  • Standard Shipping: 3–10 business days ($5.95)
  • Expedited Shipping: 3–4 business days ($9.95)
  • Premium Shipping: 2–3 business days ($16.95)

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GNC

Shipping costs for GNC purchases are dependent on the items in your order and the shipping method you select.

In addition to standard ground shipping, GNC also offers third-day, second-day, and overnight service. Orders are only shipped on business days and must be received by 4 p.m. EST. Shipping times are based on orders shipped within the contiguous United States.

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Clothing & Footwear

Nike

Nike offers standard, expedited, and express shipping for online orders. 

  • Standard Shipping: 3–6 business days (free for Nike Members, free for guest orders of $150 or more, $8 for guest orders less than $150)
  • Expedited Shipping: 3–4 business days ($5 for Nike Members, $15 for guest orders)
  • Express Shipping: 1–2 business days ($15 for Nike Members, $25 for guest orders)

However, due to expected shipping delays due to COVID-19 and holiday increases, Nike recommends using the following shipping deadlines within the contiguous United States to ensure your gifts arrive by Dec. 24. 

  • Standard Shipping: Order by Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. PT
  • Expedited Shipping: Order by Dec. 21 at 8 a.m. PT 
  • Express Shipping: Order by Dec. 22 at 8 a.m. PT

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Under Armour

Under Armour offers free standard shipping on all orders over $60. Please refer to the following list of shipping times and costs when purchasing from Under Armour. 

  • Standard Shipping: 6–8 business days (free for orders over $60, $4.99 for orders under $60)
  • Express Shipping: 3 business days ($9.99)
  • 2-Day Shipping: 2 business days ($19.99) 

The shipping times listed above are based on orders placed by 1 p.m. EST. Shipping outside the contiguous United States may result in longer transit times.

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Adidas

Adidas offers free standard shipping on all orders over $100. Standard shipping is $4.99 for orders under $100. Adidas Creators Club members receive free shipping on every order. 

Please allow 4–9 business days for standard delivery. Shipping outside the contiguous United States may result in longer transit times.

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Home & Outdoor

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond offers free standard shipping on orders over $39. For orders under $39, standard shipping is $5.99. 

Please refer to the following list of shipping times when purchasing from Bed Bath & Beyond. The cost for all shipping options varies based on the total order amount.

  • Standard Shipping: 3–6 business days
  • Expedited Shipping: 2–3 business days 
  • Express Shipping: 1–2 business days 

Shipping outside the contiguous United States will result in longer transit times and increased shipping costs.

Need something today? Bed Bath & Beyond also offers same-day delivery service in select areas and on eligible items. For orders up to $38.99, same-day delivery is $9.99. For orders of $39 or more, same-day delivery is $4.99.

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Petco

Petco offers free standard shipping on online orders of $35 or more within the contiguous United States (with some item exclusions). For all other orders, shipping costs are determined by the total weight of the order and by the shipping method selected.

  • Standard Shipping: 2–5 business days 
  • 2-Day Shipping: 2 business days 
  • Next-Day Shipping: 1 business day

However, due to expected shipping delays due to COVID-19 and holiday increases, Petco recommends using the following shipping deadlines within the contiguous United States. Most items will arrive by Dec. 24 if ordered by Noon PST on Dec. 21 with Petco’s free upgrade to 2-day shipping for the holiday!

  • Standard Shipping: Order by Dec. 18 at 12 p.m. PST  
  • Next-Day Shipping: Order by Dec. 21 at 12 p.m. PST  

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Cabela’s 

Cabela’s offers free standard and express shipping on qualifying orders of $50 or more. Orders must be placed before 4 pm ET and ship within the contiguous United States. Shipping charges are based on your order total and the shipping option chosen. 

  • Standard Shipping: 5–8 business days ($5 for orders of $49.99 or less, free for orders of $50 or more)
  • Express Shipping: 3–4 business days ($8 for orders of $49.99 or less, free for orders of $50 or more)
  • Overnight Shipping: 1 business day ($25 for all orders)

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Stores Offering Pickup In-Store

Don’t want to worry about things arriving at your home at all? There are several stores that are offering the ability to order what you’d like online and then pick up curbside or in-store. Plus, many stores offer cash back when you start with Ibotta! Here’s a list of stores offering curbside or in-store pickup:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Academy Sports
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Albertsons
  • AmericanEagle.com 
  • Ann Taylor
  • Ann Taylor Factory
  • Apple Certified Refurbished powered by Apple Store
  • Athleta
  • Banana Republic
  • Banana Republic Factory
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • BCBG
  • BedBathandBeyond.com
  • Belk
  • BestBuy.com
  • BigLots.com
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • BuyBuyBaby
  • Cabela’s
  • Carter’s
  • ChampsSports.com
  • ChildrensPlace.com
  • Coach
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • DicksSportingGoods.com
  • Dominos.com
  • Drizly
  • Efollet
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Express
  • Finish Line
  • Foot Locker
  • Footaction (In-Store)
  • Forever 21
  • Fossil
  • Gamestop
  • Gap
  • Gap Factory
  • GNC.com
  • Hallmark (In-Store)
  • Hollister
  • Home Depot
  • HP
  • Jared
  • J. Crew
  • JCPenney
  • JD Sports
  • Jewel Osco
  • Joom
  • Kay 
  • Kmart
  • Kohls.com
  • L’occitane (In-Store)
  • LaneBryant.com
  • L.L. Bean
  • LOFT
  • Lowes
  • LuckyBrand.com
  • Macy’s.com
  • MAD Greens
  • Mattress Firm (In-Store)
  • Maurices.com
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Microsoft
  • New Balance
  • New York & Co
  • Nike.com
  • Office Depot
  • Old Navy
  • Orbitz – Activities
  • Party City
  • Petco.com
  • PetSmart.com
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Randalls
  • Safeway
  • Saks Off 5th 
  • SamsClub.com
  • Samsung
  • Sears.com
  • Sephora.com
  • Sierra
  • Soma
  • Staples.com
  • Stein Mart
  • Target.com
  • The Limited
  • Tom Thumb
  • ULTA.com
  • UnderArmour.com
  • VitaminShoppe.com
  • Walgreens.com
  • Walmart.com
  • Zales

Shipping Deadlines

Sending gifts yourself? Use the guidelines below from the United States Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx to make sure you get everything in the mail with time to spare (and without a penny wasted). All deadlines are for shipping within the contiguous United States for delivery by Dec. 24.

USPS

  • Dec. 15: Last day to ship via USPS Retail Ground Service
  • Dec. 18: Last day to ship via USPS First-Class Mail Service
  • Dec. 19: Last day to ship via USPS Priority Mail Service
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via USPS Priority Mail Express® Service

UPS

  • Dec. 15: Last day to ship via UPS Ground 
  • Dec. 21: Last day to ship via UPS 3 Day Select 
  • Dec. 22: Last day to ship via UPS 2nd Day Air 
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via UPS Next Day Air

FedEx

  • Dec. 9: Last day to ship via FedEx SmartPost
  • Dec. 15: Last day to ship via FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery
  • Dec. 21: Last day to ship via FedEx Express Saver and FedEx 3Day Freight
  • Dec. 22: Last day to ship via FedEx 2Day, FedEx 2Day A.M., and FedEx 2Day Freight
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight, FedEx 1Day Freight, and FedEx Extra Hours
  • Dec. 25: Last day to ship via FedEx SameDay City Direct, FedEx SameDay City Priority, and FedEx SameDay

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