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A List of Holiday Shipping and Mail Deadlines

The following are the shipping deadlines for UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Last day to ship UPS for Christmas 2022

The following dates are the recommended last days for shipping holiday gifts within the U.S. for delivery by Saturday, Dec. 24:

  • Ground: Check the UPS website for details
  • 3-Day Select: Tuesday, Dec. 20
  • 2nd Day Air: Wednesday, Dec. 21
  • Next Day Air: Thursday, Dec. 22

Note: Like last year, UPS has suspended its service guarantee on most packages and, until further notice, has made operational adjustments including extending UPS Next Day Air Delivery commitment times from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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Last day to ship FedEx for Christmas 2022

The following dates are the recommended last days for shipping holiday gifts within the U.S. for delivery by Sunday, Dec. 25:

  • FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Ground: Wednesday, Dec. 14
  • FedEx Express Saver, FedEx 3Day Freight: Tuesday, Dec. 20
  • FedEx 2Day: Wednesday, Dec. 21
  • FedEx 1Day Freight, FedEx Extra Hours: Thursday, Dec. 22
  • FedEx SameDay: Friday, Dec. 23

Last day to mail USPS for Christmas 2022

The following are the recommended “send-by-dates for expected delivery” before Sunday, Dec. 25 in the contiguous U.S. (lower 48 states):

  • Retail Ground: Saturday, Dec. 17
  • First-Class Mail: Saturday, Dec. 17
  • Priority Mail: Monday, Dec. 19
  • Priority Mail Express: Friday, Dec. 23

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Alaska shipping deadlines for 2022 are as follows:

The following dates are the recommended last days for shipping holiday gifts from Alaska for delivery by Sunday, Dec. 25:

  • Ground: Friday, Dec. 2
  • First-Class Mail: Saturday, Dec. 17
  • Priority Mail: Saturday, Dec. 17
  • Priority Mail Express: Wednesday, Dec. 21

Hawaii shipping deadlines for 2022 are as follows:

The following dates are the recommended last days for shipping holiday gifts from Hawaii for delivery by Sunday, Dec. 25:

  • First-Class Mail: Saturday, Dec. 17
  • Priority Mail: Saturday, Dec. 17
  • Priority Mail Express: Wednesday, Dec. 21