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Apple Offers Overnight Shipping Until Dec. 23

If you haven't bought that iPad or Apple Watch for your loved one just yet, don't fret. Apple is offering free, next-day delivery on Dec. 23, as long as an item is ordered by 2 p.m. Alternatively, you can order two hours before closing on Dec. 24 to pick up your gifts at an Apple store. You can check holiday hours for your local store here.

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Another holiday bonus is an extension of Apple's return policy. Products purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25 may be returned until Jan. 8, 2016, which is longer than the normal 14-day return policy. Opened software, electronic downloads, gift cards, and developer products are ineligible for return.

Apple always offers free next-day shipping on iPhones purchased before 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The retailer also always offers free two-day shipping if things are bought by 5. For additional fees, you can also select courier delivery, guaranteed next-day shipping and guaranteed next-day shipping before noon, but those options are dependent upon your geographical location.

Apple can send shipment notifications via email or text when an item leaves the warehouse. You also get notifications when something is available for in-store pickup.