USPS, UPS and FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines Are Fast Approaching

Christmas is approaching, and those planning to send gifts or cards in the mail should make note of earlier shipping deadlines. The major shipping companies have posted their holiday shipping dates for the United States, in a move to ensure customers’ packages get to their destinations on time.

As for how to go about shipping gifts, the United State Postal Service has posted a blog with tips to prevent shipping glitches. According to the USPS, customers should only send items in durable boxes, double check that they properly addressed packages and place a card inside the package in case the mailing label becomes damaged or falls off. Another tip is to leave extra cushioning inside your package, and stuff anything fragile with newspaper or packing material.

View the full list of holiday shipping deadlines for 2022 below.

U.S. Postal Service

USPS Retail Ground – Dec. 15
First-Class Mail – Dec. 17
Priority Mail – Dec. 18
Priority Mail Express – Dec. 23


UPS Ground shipping – Click here for details
UPS 3-day Select – Dec. 21
UPS 2nd Day Air – Dec. 22
UPS Next Day Air – Dec. 23

Normal pickup and delivery service will be available Monday, Dec. 20 to Thursday, Dec. 23. Normal delivery service will also be available on Friday, Dec. 24.


FedEx Ground – Dec. 15
FedEx Home Delivery – Dec. 15
FedEx Ground Economy – Dec. 9
FedEx Same-Day – Dec. 24
2-Day & 2-Day AM – Dec. 23
FedEx Express Saver – Dec. 21
FedEx 1-Day Freight – Dec. 23
FedEx 2-Day Freight – Dec. 22
FedEx 3-Day Freight – Dec. 21

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