Holiday Shipping Deadlines

It's the winter holiday season, and we want you to be aware of shipping deadline so you receive your packages, and your family and friends receive their gifts, on time!

These deadlines are for orders which you want to arrive before Christmas. If you want the package to arrive in time for giving on the Winter Solstice, December 21, the deadline is three business days *earlier*.

Our office will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2018. The last day we will ship before Christmas is Friday, December 21, 2018. Our usual order cut-off times apply, so any orders placed after 10:00 AM Pacific Time on December 21, 2018, will ship after Christmas. We will be closed from December 22 through December 26, 2018.

Mailing deadlines for shipments within the USA for the USPS, based on our holiday hours:
First Class Mail: December 19
Priority Mail: December 20
Express Mail: December 21

Mailing deadlines for shipments to other countries for the USPS, based on our holiday hours:
Priority Mail International: December 6
Priority Mail Express International: December 13
Global Express Guaranteed: December 17


Shipment deadlines for UPS for delivery within the US, based on our holiday hours:
UPS 3 Day Select: Wednesday, December 19 (delivery on Monday, December 24)
UPS 2nd Day Air: Thursday, December 20 (delivery on Monday, December 24)
UPS Next Day Air®: Friday, December 21 (delivery on Monday, December 24)

Shipment deadlines for UPS delivery for countries outside the US vary by location, but generally, Friday, December 14 would be the absolute latest shipment for an international express package to arrive on time. Standard international shipments should be ordered no later than December 8, and even then, UPS will not guarantee delivery by December 24.


Shipment deadlines for FedEx for delivery within the US, based on our holiday hours:
All Express Shipments: Wednesday, December 19

Please note that the carriers will not guarantee delivery dates in the last few days prior to the Christmas holiday due to weather delays or other service interruptions. So, even if you order by the above deadlines, it's still possible that your package will be delayed. To avoid disappointment, please place your order as early in the month as possible.

Orders placed after the cutoff for these shipping deadlines will be shipped on our next regular business day, with the delivery date adjusted accordingly. Plan ahead!