12 retailers still shipping in time for Christmas (but only if you order ASAP)

Keep these Christmas shipping deadlines on your radar for on-time holiday delivery

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It's the countdown to Christmas and Christmas shipping deadlines for guaranteed delivery are rapidly approaching. The tough news: most shipping deadlines have passed, especially free ones. This year shipping dates have been moved up to accommodate for delays due to Covid-19, especially from many online-only companies. However, if you still have some gift buying left to complete, there are several major retailers who have you covered. But you have to act fast. 

We rounded up top retailers who are still offering Christmas delivery, which at this point includes expedited and buy-online pick up in-store deadlines.  Retailers, amidst the pandemic, have expanded their delivery options this year, with many major stores offering same-day delivery and pick up in-store options if you're truly down to the wire. These options though are reliant on in-stock inventory from local brick and mortar locations. 

So, last-minute shoppers, this is a plea to you on behalf of all your gift recipients, don't delay. Your gifts can still arrive in time for Christmas Eve, and if you've found yourself out of time, there are still gift cards

If you're still in need of gift ideas, check out our favorite Amazon stocking stuffers for gifts you can get your hands on, fast. 


  • Two-Day shipping: 12/21 
  • One-day shipping: 12/23 
  • Same day delivery/2-hour delivery (Prime) in select areas: 12/24


  • Express Shipping: 12/21 by 11:59 P.M. PST
  • Overnight Shipping: 12/22 by 11:59 P.M. PST

Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Free Same Day Delivery on orders over $39: 12/24 by 4 p.m. local time

Best Buy

  • Large home delivery items: 12/21
  • Next-Day delivery: 12/23 by 8 p.m. local time 
  • Same-Day delivery: 12/24 by 12 p.m. local time
  • Curbside or Store Pick Up: 12/24 by 6 p.m. local time


  • Buy Online Pick Up In-Store: 12/24 by 2 p.m. local time ( product must be in stock)
  • Same Day Delivery: 12/24 by 11 a.m. local time


  • Buy Online Pick-Up In-Store: 12/24 by 2 p.m. local time ( product must be in stock)
  • Same Day Delivery (with DoorDash): 12/23 by 1 p.m. local time 


  • $20 Next Business Day: 12/23 by 12 p.m. EST


  • 2-Day Shipping: 12/21 
  • Express shipping (extra fees apply): 12/23

Urban Outfitters

  • Express Shipping: 12/21 by 11:59 P.M. PST



  • Free Next-Day Delivery: 12/21 by 2 p.m. local time
  • In-Store Pick Up: 12/23 by 4 p.m. local time
  • 2-hr Express Delivery: 12/24 by 1 p.m. local time

World Market

  • Overnight: 12/21 by 12 pm PST

General Shipping Deadlines

If you are mailing out cards or have your own packages to send, pay attention to the following dates from USPS, UPS, and FedEx—and prepare for long lines. 


  • First-Class Mail® Service: 12/18
  • Priority Mail® Service: 12/19
  • Priority Mail Express® Service: 12/23


  • 3-Day Select: 12/21
  • 2nd Day Air: 12/22
  • Next Day Air: 12/23


  • FedEx Express Saver, FedEx 3Day Freight: 12/21
  • FedEx 2Day: 12/ 22
  • FedEx 1Day Freight, FedEx Extra Hours, FedEx Overnight: 12/23
  • FedEx SameDay: 12/25
Jaclyn Turner
Ecommerce Editor

Jaclyn is an eCommerce editor at Future Home Interest, where she oversees sleep content including mattresses and bedding – in fact, she has passed our five-step certification process to become a verified customer advisor on mattresses. She regularly scouts out the best of the best for buying guides to help you fill your home with only the best. She joined the team in January 2021. She has previously worked with sites like Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, and MyDomaine, but got her start at the trade mag Home Furnishings News, which fueled her excitement for innovation in the home category and seeing the newest launches.  When Jaclyn's not working, she loves long strolls through HomeGoods, unwinding with a chilled glass of Rosé, and entertaining her Cavapoo  Reese.