Christmas Shipping Deadlines in NJ for Post, FedEx, UPS

NEW JERSEY — As New Jersey residents cut back on or even end their holiday shopping, the supply chain woes of recent years are a good reminder to get gifts out ahead of time, ahead of FedEx, UPS, and the US Postal Service holiday shipping deadlines.

The postal service has fewer employees than it did during previous holidays, but its employees are well positioned to deliver 60 million packages this holiday season thanks to better training and efficiency measures.

However, if you don’t need to postpone the deadline, don’t. And if you’re planning to ship for winter holidays other than Christmas, keep the dates in mind. Hanukkah takes place from December 18th to 26th while Kwanzaa takes place from December 26th to January 1st.

Here are the dates you need to know:

FedEx Holiday Deadlines: The following dates are the recommended last few days for shipping Christmas gifts within the US for delivery by Sunday, December 25th:

  • FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Ground: Wednesday 14 December
  • FedEx Express Saver, FedEx 3Day Freight: Tuesday 20 December
  • FedEx 2Day: Wednesday 21 December
  • FedEx 1 Day Freight, FedEx Extra Hours: Thursday 22 December
  • FedEx SameDay: Friday 23 December

UPS Christmas Shipping Deadlines: The following are the recommended last few days for shipping Christmas gifts within the United States for delivery by Saturday, December 24th:

  • Ground: See UPS website for details
  • 3-day selection: Tuesday 20 December
  • Day 2 Air: Wednesday, December 21st
  • Next Day Air: Thursday 22 December

USPS Holiday Deadlines 2022: The following are recommended “shipping dates for expected delivery” prior to Sunday, December 25 in the lower 48 states:

  • Retail Grounds: Saturday 17 December
  • First Class Mail: Saturday 17 December
  • Priority Mail: Monday 19 December
  • Priority Mail Express: Friday 23 December

The following dates are the recommended last few days for shipping Alaska Christmas gifts for delivery by Sunday December 25th:

  • Floor: Friday, December 2nd
  • First Class Mail: Saturday 17 December
  • Priority Mail: Saturday 17 December
  • Priority Mail Express: Wednesday 21st December

The following dates are the recommended last few days for shipping Christmas gifts from Hawaii for delivery by Sunday December 25th:

  • First Class Mail: Saturday 17 December
  • Priority Mail: Saturday 17 December
  • Priority Mail Express: Wednesday 21st December

Shipping deadlines for international shipments are Nov. 29 – Dec. 29, 6. The deadline for ground shipping for military service members has already passed. First class and priority mail deadlines are December 9; The Priority Mail Express military service deadline is December 16th.

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