Shipping Info for Last Minute Shoppers

GiftIt’s Christmas shopping crunch time! If you still have some online shopping to do or need to ship out your gifts, you’re still in luck! There are online sites that are still able to ship items and make it on Christmas. Here is a guide for shipping info for last minute shoppers and shippers.

We compiled a list of retailers’ delivery cutoff dates for receiving online purchases by Christmas:

  • American Eagle by 6 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21.
  • Belk by 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.
  • J. Crew by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Macy’s by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Nordstrom by 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Sears by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Zappos by 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23
  • Present with computer arrow; christmas and holiday shoppingAmazon Prime members can order gifts until midnight on Sunday, Dec. 22 and still receive free delivery before Christmas.

    We chatted with the UPS Store on La Jolla Boulevard and the best options are next day air and 2nd day air. Pricing depends on what type of package and the zip code. For a package to be delivered by Dec. 24, it must be shipped by Monday, Dec. 23 at the latest. UPS Store in La Jolla’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday & 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.

    Here are prices for Priority mail flat rate options through the post office. Packages will be sent 2-3 days and you are able to purchase labels online:

    Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box 8-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-5/8″ $5.80
    Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope 12-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ $5.95
    Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box 13-5/8″ x 11-7/8″ x 3-3/8″ 11″ x 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ $12.35
    Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box 23-11/16″ x 11-3/4″ x 3″12″ x 12″ x 5-1/2″ $16.85

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