Amazon Announces Holiday Shipping Deadlines So You Can Get Your Gifts in Time For Christmas


If you’re a procrastinator, chances are you haven’t even started shopping for Christmas presents yet. News flash: Christmas is next week, and shipping deadlines are quickly approaching.

There are many reasons that people put off shopping for Christmas presents. Some people are simply too busy to shop earlier in the month. Other people may not be sure what to buy, so they spend time searching for the perfect gift.

Whatever the reason for waiting until the week before Christmas to place those last minute gift orders, the deadline to make sure your items arrive before Christmas is quickly approaching.

If you are ordering something from a small business that uses USPS or UPS for shipping, you’ll want to place those orders right away. The USPS deadline for guaranteed Christmas delivery is December 18th for First Class shipping. The UPS deadline is December 21st for 3-Day Select shipping.

Thankfully, you have a little bit longer to place those last minute orders if you’re shopping at Amazon and if you’re an Amazon Prime member. Watch the video below to learn when you’ll need to place those Amazon orders in order to get them delivered by Christmas.

These shipping deadlines are especially important in 2020 since so many people are going to avoid stores and shop online instead. Especially in a year when we’re not traveling to visit family and friends for the holidays, we love that Amazon can deliver those Christmas presents to our friends and family for us.

If you’re procrastinating on those last few gifts because you’re not sure what to buy, you might want to look at this list we put together of affordable gifts from Amazon. There’s still time for all of these gifts to arrive in time for Christmas.

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Are you going to take advantage of Amazon’s same-day delivery options for those last-minute gifts?