Christmas shipping deadlines 2022 — cut-off dates for USPS, Walmart, Apple

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Update: Many Christmas shipping deadlines have now passed. That said, Walmart, Best Buy, the Apple Store, and Kohl's are allowing you to make online purchases with same-day pickup. (Make sure to check your local cut-off times for in-store pickup). Likewise, Amazon can make same-day deliveries in select cities.

December is a chaotic month. Between holiday shopping and holiday parties, it's near-impossible to remember the Christmas shipping deadlines for every retailer. Fortunately, we can help. 

From Amazon to Walmart, we're rounding up all of the major Christmas shipping deadlines you need to know as we race toward Christmas Eve. The good news is that many retailers are offering expedited shipping, curbside pickup, or same-day delivery. However, we recommend you make your purchases asap because many shipping deadlines have passed. In addition, inclement weather, stock shortages, and other unexpected events could easily derail your holiday purchases. 

Need some help picking out the right gift? Make sure to check out our guide to the best Christmas deals and gift card deals this week. 

Apple Store Christmas shipping deadlines

Walmart Christmas shipping deadlines

Amazon Christmas shipping deadlines

  • Same-day delivery: Saturday, December 24 (free for Prime members in select areas with $35 purchase; $2.99 for orders below $35)
  • Same-day delivery: Saturday, December 24 (grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh for Prime members)
  • Estimated shipping times vary based on product type and delivery location. 

Best Buy Christmas shipping deadlines

Kohl's Christmas shipping deadlines

  • In-store pickup: order online by Saturday, December 24  by 1 p.m. (local time) for pickup by 6 p.m. 

Microsoft Christmas shipping deadlines

Dell Christmas shipping deadlines

FedEx Christmas shipping deadlines

USPS Christmas shipping deadlines

UPS Christmas shipping deadlines

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.