Dates to keep in mind if you want your packages to arrive by Dec. 25. Deadlines for International packages including military are at the bottom:
United Parcel Service United Parcel Service (UPS) says December 11 is the last delivery day for guaranteed UPS Ground Shipments going anywhere in the United States.
The following days are deadlines for shipping to the following areas that UPS says should make it to their destination via ground by Dec. 25, but not guaranteed.
December 13 - West Coast
December 16 - Mountain States
December 16 - Busiest Shipping Day. Expect lines at UPS, USP, and Fed Ex. The United Parcel Service estimates they'll ship 34 million packages that day alone.
December 17 - Midwest & New England
December 18 is also the last day for 3-day shipping.
International Deadlines from the U.S. Postal Service:
First Class Express
AFO/FPO Dec. 10 Dec. 17
Africa Dec. 3 Dec. 11
Asia, Australia Dec. 10 Dec. 15
Canada Dec. 10 Dec. 17
Central & South America Dec. 3 Dec. 11
Middle East Dec. 10 Dec. 15
Europe Dec. 10 Dec. 15