If you want your presents to get under the tree on time, look at these cutoff dates from people who will deliver them.

US Postal Service:

  • Ground service – December 15th
  • First-class mail – December 20th
  • Priority mail – December 21st
  • Priority mail express – December 23rd


  • December 16th – Home Delivery and Ground
  • December 20th – Express Saver
  • December 21st – 2-Day and 2-Day a.m.
  • December 22nd – Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, and First Overnight
  • December 23rd – SameDay City (Standard)
  • December 25th – SameDay and SameDay City (Priority)


  • December 19th: – UPS 3 Day Select
  • December 21st – UPS 2nd Day Air
  • December 22nd – UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air (Saturday Option)
  • December 23rd – UPS Next Day Air (Saturday Option)

Source: USA Today