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2021 Holiday Package Deadlines

A simple breakdown of Mail and Shipping* options for helping Santa this Holiday Season

Links and Deadlines for shipping, receiving, and mailing for the 2021 Christmas Season



Below is a simplified list of mailing options for the 2021 Christmas Season:



Dec. 15 FedEx Ground (to Business)/FedEx Home Delivery (to residences) – No designated delivery time. 1-5 business days. Transit times are determined by shipping distance.

The slowest/often most cost-effective option – Deadline passed (12/9). Through 12/22 now has additional ground services.

Dec. 15 FedEx Express Saver – cost-effective 3-day shipping (Mon-Fri) by 4:30 p.m. to businesses; by 8 p.m. to residences

Dec. 22 FedEx 2Day – Delivery on the second business day (by 4:30 p.m. to businesses; by 8 p.m. to residences).

Dec. 22 FedEx 2Day A.M. – Morning delivery time by second delivery day (by 10:30 a.m. to businesses; by noon to residences).

Dec. 23 Overnight Service

Dec. 24 Same Day



Pickup for Air and International Air services only if prearranged by Dec. 21. No Ground Service pickup.

UPS delivery for all services available.

Check website Flat Rate Shipping – Starting at $8.80 (small) to $22.85 (extra-large); Delivery options include: Within 5 days, within 3 business days, Second-day delivery, and Next-day delivery.

Check website Ground Shipping (domestic) – Fast (1-5 business days); Faster (second or third business day); Fastest (next day).

Check website Freight Shipping (we know a better business for that).

Check website International Shipping

Dec. 22 Second-day air service

Dec. 23 Next-day air services

Dec. 25 – No pickup service, UPS Holiday


USPS – Alaska and Hawaii have different deadlines

Dec. 15  USPS Retail Ground® Service – Shipping in 2-8 business days. Starts at $7.95.

Dec. 17 First-Class Mail® Service  – Mail in 1-5 business days; Small packages in 1-3 business days. Prices start at $4.30.

Dec. 18 Priority Mail® Service – Mail in 1-3 business days and flat-rate pricing. Prices start at $7.95.

Dec. 23Priority Mail Express® Service2 – Next-day to two-day guarantee and flat-rate pricing starting at $26.60.

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*None of the services mentioned have compensated AGT Global for mention in our blog.