Between increased online shopping and more people mailing gifts because they've called off their holiday travel, shipping season is about to get really crazy! 

My family is scattered throughout Ohio and Minnesota, so I'm trying to figure out the most efficient (and cheapest) way to send their gifts. I'm thinking that if I order them a gift online, I'll just have it shipped directly to them. However, with the extra time I've had on my hands thanks to 2020, I hand made a lot of them and they're sitting in home office/craft/music/cosplay closet room. I need to get them packaged up and sent out ASAP so I can actually move in there!

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If you're in the same boat, here's some deadlines to be aware of. They're creeping up on us!

United States Postal Service Contiguous U.S. Shipping Dates

For packages delivered before December 25

  • USPS Retail Ground: December 15
  • First Class Mail: December 28
  • Priority Mail: December 19
  • Priority Mail Express: December 23

UPS Domestic Shipping Dates

For packages delivered by December 24

  • UPS Ground: December 15
  • UPS 3 Day Select: December 21
  • UPS 2nd Day Air: December 22
  • UPS Next Day Air: December 23

FedEx Domestic Shipping Dates

For packages delivered by December 25

  • FedEx SmartPost: December 9
  • FedEx Ground: December 15
  • FedEx Home Delivery: December 15
  • FedEx Express Saver: December 21
  • FedEx 2Day & 2Day AM: December 22
  • FedEx First, Priority, STD Overnight: December 23
  • FedEx SameDay & SameDay City Priority: December 25

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