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Get Your Packages To Family & Friends On Time - 2021 shipping dates

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid November 8, 2021

2021 Shipping Deadlines

 

This year is full of supply chain and shipping challenges. We have gathered up shipping information to help you get your gifts to family and friends on time! 

USPS Mailing Deadlines 
2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for Contiguous U.S.
Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25
Domestic Mail Class/Product
Date (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)

Dec. 15
Dec. 17
Dec. 18
Dec. 23
2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for Alaska & Hawaii
Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25

First-Class Mail® Service
Priority Mail® Service
Priority Mail Express® Service
USPS Retail Ground® Service
Alaska
Dec. 18
Dec. 18
Dec. 21
Dec. 2
Hawaii
Dec. 17
Dec. 17
Dec. 21
N/A

1 Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time and other conditions, including customs delays.
2 For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed December 22 through December 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered or delivery was not attempted within 2 business days. See DMM® Section 604.9.2.

2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for International Mail
Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25
Destination
First-Class Package International Service®
Priority Mail International® Service
Priority Mail Express International® Service
Global Express Guaranteed® Service3
Africa
Nov. 29
Nov. 29
Dec. 6
Dec. 20
Asia/Pacific Rim
Dec. 6
Dec. 6
Dec. 13
Dec. 20
Australia/New Zealand
Dec. 6
Dec. 6
Dec. 13
Dec. 20
Canada
Dec. 6
Dec. 6
Dec. 13
Dec. 22
Caribbean
Dec. 6
Dec. 6
Dec. 13
Dec. 21
Central & South America
Nov. 29
Nov. 29
Dec. 6
Dec. 20
Europe
Dec. 6
Dec. 6
Dec. 13
Dec. 21
Mexico
Dec. 6
Dec. 6
Dec. 13
Dec. 22
Middle East
Dec. 6
Dec. 6
Dec. 13
Dec. 20

3 GXG® Notes: Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before December 25. Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time and other conditions, including customs delays. Some restrictions apply.

2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for Military Mail
Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25
Addressed to
USPS Retail Ground® Service
Space Available Mail (SAM)
Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)
First-Class Mail® Service
Priority Mail® Service
Priority Mail Express Military® Service (PMEMS)4
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 090-092
Nov. 6
Services no longer available
Services no longer available
Dec. 9
Dec. 9
Dec. 16
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 093
Nov. 6
Services no longer available
Services no longer available
Dec. 9
Dec. 9
N/A
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 094-099
Nov. 6
Services no longer available
Services no longer available
Dec. 9
Dec. 9
Dec. 16
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 340
Nov. 6
Services no longer available
Services no longer available
Dec. 9
Dec. 9
Dec. 16
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 962-966
Nov. 6
Services no longer available
Services no longer available
Dec. 9
Dec. 9
Dec. 16


FEDEX Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2021
PDF of 2021 FedEx holiday service schedule
PDF of Absolute Last Days To Ship


UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2021
PDF of 2021 Absolute Last Days To Ship


These are the current dates that may be affected by various conditions including weather, supply chain, manufacturing and other unexpected circumstances. Please be patient and plan ahead as much as possible.