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Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2021

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!

These deadlines are for orders which you want to arrive before Christmas.

We’re usually closed on Mondays, but we will be open Monday, December 20, 2021 for shipping, to help you stay on schedule.

The last day we will ship before Christmas is Thursday, December 23, 2021. Our office will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27, 2021, so our employees can enjoy the long weekend.

Our usual order cut-off times apply, so any orders placed after 10:00 AM Pacific Time on December 23, 2021, will ship after Christmas.

If you want packages sent to US addresses to arrive before the Winter Solstice on December 21, the standard shipping deadline is Friday, December 10, 2021. The express shipping deadline for Winter Solstice delivery of packages in the US is Wednesday, December 15, 2021. 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 17

Priority Mail: December 20

Express Mail: December 21

Mailing deadlines for shipments to other countries for the USPS, based on our holiday hours:

Priority Mail International: December 3

Priority Mail Express International: December 10

Global Express Guaranteed: December 16

Shipment deadlines for UPS for delivery within the US, based on our holiday hours:

UPS 3 Day Select: Monday, December 20 (delivery on Thursday, December 23)

UPS 2nd Day Air: Tuesday, December 21 (delivery on Thursday, December 23)

UPS Next Day Air®: Wednesday, December 22 (delivery on Thursday, December 23)

Shipment deadlines for UPS delivery for countries outside the US vary by location, but generally, Friday, December 10 would be the absolute latest shipment for an international express package to arrive on time. Standard international shipments should be ordered no later than December 6, and even then, UPS will not guarantee delivery by 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!