These are the holiday shipping deadlines for 2019

Posted at 8:57 AM, Dec 18, 2019

As we're just one week away from Christmas, many people are wrapping up last-minute shopping in stores and online.

If you're shopping online, the holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching for many stores and shipping services. We have the details for the stores below.


Kohl's says Wednesday, Dec. 18 is the deadline for you to get your gifts by Christmas Eve. You have to order by 11:59 p.m. central time.


Target guarantees free delivery by Christmas Eve if you order by 12 p.m. central time on Friday, Dec. 20. You can also get it in certain stores the day you order with free order pickup.


Walmart has free 2-day delivery if you order by 2 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, Dec. 22.


Macy's says it will be there in time with free standard shipping if you order by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Dec. 21. With express shipping, you have to order by 12 p.m. eastern time on Dec. 22. You can pick up in store if you order by 3 p.m. local time on Dec. 24.

Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick's has guaranteed holiday delivery by Dec. 24 if you order by 10 a.m. pacific time on Friday, Dec. 20 or by 11:59 p.m. pacific time on Sunday, Dec. 22 with express shipping.

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering free shipping on everything, and has to be ordered before 10:30 a.m. central time for most items on Friday, Dec. 20. For large home delivery items in most areas, the deadline is Friday, Dec. 20. For local store pickup, you must order before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24.


Amazon said that the last day for one-day delivery is Monday, Dec. 23 with Prime memberships, and Sunday, Dec. 22 for free delivery.


Nordstrom says you can order by noon eastern time on Dec. 22 to get free delivery by Christmas Eve.


According to Consumer Reports, Dec. 13 was the last day for UPS Ground shipping for delivery on Dec. 24. Dec. 19 is the last day to ship UPS 3-day select. Dec. 20 is the last day to ship UPS 2nd day air, and Dec. 232 is the last day for UPS next day air.


According to Consumer Reports, Dec. 16 was the last day to ship through FedEx Ground and Home Delivery. Dec. 19 is the last day to ship FedEx Express Saver. Dec. 20 is the last day to ship FedEx 2Day, and Dec. 21 is the last day to ship FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight and FedEx First Overnight.


USPS says Dec. 20 is the recommended send-by date for first-class mail service, Dec. 21 for priority mail service, Dec. 23 for priority mail express and Dec. 14 for retail ground.