USPS, FedEx, UPS Christmas shipping deadlines 2021

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 4:40 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Christmas is just around the corner, which means it is time to start shipping gifts to your loved ones if you haven’t already.

A spokesman with USPS said Wednesday, Dec. 15 marks the first of those deadlines as it is the last day for ground service mail.

They are urging customers to plan and ship the holiday gifts early because the longer you wait, the more limited your shipping options are.

USPS officials recommend shipping your items by the following dates to guarantee they arrive by Christmas Day:

  • Dec. 15: USPS retail ground service
  • Dec. 17: First-class mail service (including holiday greeting cards)
  • Dec. 17: First-class packages
  • Dec. 18: Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express

Here are more mailing options for you:


Here are the deadlines for UPS:

  • Dec. 21: 3-Day Select
  • Dec. 22: 2nd Day Air services
  • Dec. 23: Next-day Air services


Here are the shipping deadlines for FedEx:

  • Dec. 9: Ground & Freight Economy
  • Dec. 15: Ground & Home Delivery
  • Dec. 21: Express Saver
  • December 22: 2Day & 2Day-AM
  • Dec. 23: Overnight services
  • Dec. 24: Same-day services

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