It's the Christmas season and time to not only to seriously start Christmas shopping but if you're like me you are also thinking about packing the gifts up and shipping them.  All my brothers and sisters are spread out all across this great big county so every year So my big question every year is, When is the last day to ship Christmas gifts from Arkansas so they will arrive by Christmas?

Will Shipping Take Longer Than Last Year?

How late can I mail Christmas packages and they all still get to their destination before Christmas? Last year with Covid we were having problems with getting things shipped on time, even if you were ordering from places like Amazon.  Some of the gifts I bought didn't arrive until after Christmas, way after. This year I've heard it will be worse considering the supply chain, lack of employees, empty warehouses yadda, yadda, yadda.


What's The Last Day to Ship Christmas Gifts In Arkansas and Texas to Arrive in Time For Christmas?

The easiest answer is the earlier the better. Well, that means now. But if you are still shopping around time is running out so get the shopping done soon. According to WMTW News 

FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service all say you should be fine shipping Christmas gifts the week of Dec. 13. The ground cutoff is Dec. 15 for both FedEx and the Postal Service. UPS doesn't give a cutoff date but says coast-to-coast takes about a week, meaning it should be shipped no later than Dec. 17.



To be Even Safer, Think About Mailing Packages By This Date

But here's the catch, after last year, now some are saying to be on the safe side to mail those Christmas packages out a week earlier than last year. So ship no later than December 10. That is earlier than any of the carriers are actually recommending but if you are trying to send something by ground you might want to give it the extra time. Feeling the Christmas stress yet? Yeah, Me too.

Close-up Of Two Young Delivery Men Carrying Cardboard Box In Front Of Truck

Alaska, Hawaii and International?

Here are links to more information on deadline dates for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and international: USPSUPS, FedEx.     

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