It’s the winter holiday season, and we want you to be aware of shipping deadline so you receive your packages, and your family and friends receive their gifts, on time!
Allow extra time for weather delays and general slowness due to the pandemic.
tl, dr: Order as early as possible to avoid disappointment!
Winter Solstice is Wednesday, December 21.
Christmas is Sunday, December 25.
Yule is observed at different times by different people, so you can choose the date you plan to celebrate, and adjust the deadlines below.
We’re usually closed on Mondays, but we will be open Monday, December 19, 2022 for shipping, to help you stay on schedule for Solstice.
The last day we will ship before Christmas is Thursday, December 22, 2022. Our office will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26, 2022, so our employees can enjoy the long weekend and the holidays of their choosing.
Our usual order cut-off times apply, so any orders placed after 10:00 AM Pacific Time on December 22, 2022, will ship on December 27, 2022.
If you want packages sent to US addresses to arrive before the Winter Solstice on December 21, the standard shipping deadline is Monday, December 12, 2021. The express shipping deadline for Winter Solstice delivery of packages in the US is Thursday, December 15, 2022. For packages outside the US, see below.
Mailing deadlines for shipments within the USA for the USPS, based on our holiday hours:
First Class Mail: December 12 for Solstice, December 16 for Christmas
Priority Mail: December 16 for Solstice, December 20 for Christmas
Express Mail: December 20 for Solstice, December 22 for Christmas
Mailing deadlines for shipments to other countries for the USPS, based on our holiday hours:
Priority Mail International: December 1 for Solstice, December 3 for Christmas
Priority Mail Express International: December 6 for Solstice, December 9 for Christmas
Global Express Guaranteed: December 12 for Solstice, December 16 for Christmas
Shipment deadlines for UPS for delivery within the US, based on our holiday hours:
UPS 3 Day Select: Tuesday, December 20 (delivery on Friday, December 23)
UPS 2nd Day Air: Wednesday, December 21 (delivery on Friday, December 23)
UPS Next Day Air®: Thursday, December 22 (delivery on Friday, December 23)
Shipment deadlines for UPS delivery for countries outside the US vary by location, but generally, Wednesday, December 7 would be the absolute latest shipment for an international express package to arrive on time for Solstice, and Friday, December 9 would be the absolute latest shipment for an international express package to arrive on time for Christmas. Standard international shipments should be ordered no later than December 3 for Solstice and December 6 for Christmas, and even then, UPS will not guarantee delivery by December 21/December 24.
Shipment deadlines for FedEx for delivery within the US, based on our holiday hours:
Due to delivery issues, we are not currently offering FedEx shipping.
Please note that the carriers will not guarantee delivery dates in the last few days prior to the Christmas holiday due to weather delays or other service interruptions. So, even if you order by the above deadlines, it’s still possible that your package will be delayed. To avoid disappointment, please place your order as early in the month as possible.
Orders placed after the cutoff for these shipping deadlines will be shipped on our next regular business day, with the delivery date adjusted accordingly. Plan ahead!