Last Minute Holiday Shopping
There are a lot of things in life I’m late for, but when it comes to holiday shopping and shipping deadlines, I don’t mess around. But even if you are a little behind, there are SO many ways to get your gifts in time for Christmas. To make your life a little less stressful during this time, I wanted to take today’s blog post to share some important last-minute info for any of you who aren’t quite done with your holiday shopping. In today’s post I’ll be sharing all of the need-to-know cutoff dates for different shipping companies. Then I’ll share the companies that offer quick/free shipping + a list of sales going on right now for your convenience! Happy last minute holiday shopping!
Important Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground shipments
Dec. 20: First Class
Dec. 21: Priority Mail
Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express
Dec. 9: SmartPost
Dec. 16: Ground and home delivery
Dec. 19: Express Saver
Dec. 20: Two-day options
Dec. 23: Overnight options
Dec. 25: FedEx SameDay, FedEx SameDay City Direct and City Priority
Find rates and transit times at www.fedex.com.
Dec. 13: Last day to ship some UPS Ground packages
Dec. 19: UPS 3 Day Select
Dec. 20: 2nd Day Air
Dec. 23: Next Day Air
Learn more at www.ups.com
Where to Shop for Fast Shipping + In-Store Pick-Up
There are so many options when it comes to last-minute shopping. Or when you realize you forgot that one person on your list. Whoops. Several retailers offer things like free 2-day shipping, in-store pickup and even same day delivery. I’m sharing the best options below. Click on the Retailers to learn more about their deadlines and what’s best for you!
Amazon offers free 2-day shipping to Prime members and fast shipping on millions of products, even if you aren’t a Prime member.
Dec. 22: Last day for free delivery on tens of millions of items
Dec. 23: Last day for free one-day delivery on more than 10 million items
- order by noon on December 22 to receive your order by Christmas Eve
- curbside pickup
- in-store pickup (order online)
- free 2-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items when you spend $35 or use your RedCard
- same-day delivery
- online order pickup
- drive-up pickup when you use the app
free 2-day shipping on most in-stock items
Free next day shipping on thousands of items. $35 order minimum.
sign up and pay $15 to receive free 2-day shipping for the year
Shoprunner is a service that provides free 2-day shipping and free returns for hundreds of brands you know and love like Cole Haan, Charlotte Tilbury, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Saks, and more. Yahoo members and American Express users receive Shoprunner as a free benefit. If you have a PayPal account you can activate Shoprunner free for one year. Otherwise, there is a yearly membership fee.
Holiday Sales to Shop
Below are some amazing sales going on right now. For more help on where to shop for those on your list, be sure to check out my Ultimate Women’s Gift Guide and my Ultimate Men’s Gifts Guide. They’re full of tons of great gift ideas!
Target – 30% off home items.
Madewell – Take 40% off tops and sweaters and 25% off everything else.
American Eagle – 40% off the Holiday collection + take an extra 10% off your purchase.
Nordstrom – New markdowns on tons of your favorite items from Barefoot Dreams, Ugg, Topshop, Free People and more!
Abercrombie – Sale items up to 50% off + extra 25% off. 50% off jeans throughout the store.
Sam Edelman – Take an extra 30% off sales styles with code SAMSALE. Valid through 12/17.
Ulta – Take 20% off one item with code 769735. Valid through 12/14.
Cole Haan – up to 60% off sale styles. Valid through 12/11.
Sorel – take 25% off select styles.
Sephora – Rouge members take $25 off, VIB members take $20 off, and Beauty Insiders take $15 off your purchase of $75 or more with code 2019HOORAY. Valid through 12/17.
DSW – $10 off $49, $20 off $99, $60 off $199. Valid through 12/11.
ASOS – Up to 50% off gifting. Valid through 12/14.
Kohls – Take 15% off any order, or 20% off $100 or more with code SAVEBIG. Valid through 12/24.
Old Navy – Take 20% off everything with code SWEET. Valid through 12/15.