Here's what you need to know. 

December 12, 2016
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Surprise! Christmas is already less than two weeks away. And if you’re planning on skipping a trip to the mall this year by exclusively shopping online, you're going to want to take note of these important dates. Many stores are nearing their holiday shipping deadlines—or the time they guarantee online orders will be delivered before Christmas Eve. Christmas falls on a Sunday this year and some delivery services won’t deliver on Saturday, so most packages will need to be delivered by Friday, December 23rd. And if you’re planning on certain beauty products like nail polish or perfume (which are potentially flammable) you’ll need to order even sooner, since they have to be shipped by ground transportation. Here, some of our favorite store’s holiday deadlines for your convenience. Shipping your own packages? Scroll down for UPS, USPS, and Fed Ex deadlines, as well.

Abercrombie and Fitch
To receive orders on or before December 24:
Fragrance, body mist, and body spray: December 15, 12 p.m. EST.
Gift card orders: December 19, 12 p.m. EST (standard shipping). December 22, 12 p.m. EST (next day shipping).
All other orders: December 18, 12 a.m. EST (standard shipping). December 22, 12 p.m. EST (next day shipping).

Alex and Ani
To receive orders on or before December 23:
Free standard shipping: December 19, 2 p.m.
Two-day shipping: December 20, 2 p.m.
One-day shipping: December 21, 2 p.m. EST (to receive on December 22), or December 22, 2 p.m. EST (to receive on December 23).

Alexis Bittar
Free two-day shipping: December 20.

Amazon
To receive orders on or before December 24:
Free shipping: December 16.
Standard shipping: December 19.
Free Prime two-day shipping: December 22.
One-day shipping (select cities): December 23.
Same-day delivery (select cities): December 24, 9:30 a.m. local time.
Two-hour delivery (select cities): December 24, 9:45 p.m. local time.

Ann Taylor
To receive orders on or before December 24:
Standard shipping: Order by December 21, 3 a.m. EST.
Second day shipping: Order by December 21, 3 p.m. EST.
Next day shipping: Order by December 22, 3 p.m. EST.
(Note: Ann Taylor is giving a free upgrade on shipping for all orders placed between December 12 and 20.)

Anthropologie
To receive orders on or before December 24:
Perfume, nail polish, and other select home and beauty items: December 12, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Standard shipping: December 21, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Express shipping: December 22, 1 p.m. EST.

Barnes & Noble
To receive orders on or before December 24:
Marketplace orders: December 15, 11:59 a.m. EST (express shipping).
Standard shipping (non-members): December 19, 11:59 a.m. EST.
Free member express shipping: December 20, 11:59 a.m. EST.
Gift cards: December 15 (standard shipping), December 21 (express shipping), December 22 (expedited shipping).

Baublebar:
To receive orders on or before December 22:
Free standard shipping: December 14.
Three-day shipping: December 18.
Two-day shipping: December 19.
Overnight shipping: December 20.

Bed Bath and Beyond
To receive orders on or before December 24:
Standard: December 19.
Expedited: December 21.
Express: December 22.

Bloomingdales
Standard and premium delivery: December 21, 5 p.m. EST.
Express delivery: December 22, 12 p.m. EST.

Coach
Order by December 22 by 12 p.m. EST.

Cost Plus World Market
Ground: December 15.
Second day: December 21, 6 a.m. PST.
Overnight: December 22, 6 a.m. PST.

Crate & Barrel
Standard: December 19, 2 p.m. CST.
Two-day express: December 21, 12 p.m. CST.
Next day express: December 22, 12 p.m. CST.

Fossil
Ground shipping: December 16.
Two-day shipping: December 20.
Overnight: December 21.

Keds
Standard shipping: December 18, 11:59 p.m.
Express: December 20, 11:59 p.m.
Overnight: December 22, 11:59 p.m.

LOFT
Standard shipping: December 21, 3 a.m. EST.
Two day shipping: December 21, 3 p.m. EST.
Next day shipping: December 22, 3 p.m. EST.

Lululemon
Order by December 21 at 11:59 P.M.

Macys
Standard shipping: December 21, 5 p.m. EST.
Premium shipping: December 21, 5 p.m. EST.
Express shipping: December 22, 12 p.m. EST.
Same-day delivery (select cities): December 24, 10 a.m. local time.
In-store pick up: December 24, 12 p.m. local time.

Mark and Graham
Monogramming: December 16, 9 p.m. PST.
Rush monogramming: December 20, 7 p.m. PST.
Standard UPS: December 20, 2 p.m. PST.
Rush UPS: December 22, 6 p.m. PST.

Nine West
Ground: December 16, 12 p.m. EST.
Fed Ex second day: December 21, 12 p.m. EST.
Fed Ex next day: December 22, 12 p.m. EST.

Nordstrom
Two-business-day shipping: December 21, 12 p.m. EST.
Free standard shipping: December 22, 12 p.m. EST.
$10 rush shipping: December 23, 12 p.m. EST.

Paper Source
Personalized napkins, favor bags, coasters, placemats, table runners, journals, and foil stationary: December 13, 3 p.m. CST (next-day shipping).
Personalized holiday photo cards, holiday invitations, notepads, and embossers: December 15, 3 p.m. CST (next-day shipping).
Personalized digital stationary, art prints, labels, planners, and stamps: December 16, 3 p.m. CST (next-day shipping).
All other items: December 19, 3 p.m. CST (ground shipping). December 22, 1 p.m. CST (next-day shipping).

Saks Fifth Avenue
Order by December 23, 12 p.m. EST.

Sally Beauty Supply
Order by December 14.

Sephora
Nail polish, perfumes, and select hair products: December 15, 11:59 p.m. PST (ground shipping).
Standard shipping: December 19, 11:59 p.m. PST.
Flash two-day shipping: December 20, 9 a.m. PST.
One-day shipping: December 21, 11:59 p.m. PST.

Topshop
Standard shipping: December 13, 3 p.m. PST.
Express shipping: December 19, 3 p.m. PST.

Urban Outfitters
Standard: December 18, 8 a.m. EST.
Express: December 20, 8 a.m. EST.
Rush: December 22, 8 a.m. EST.

If you’re sending your own packages to loved ones, make sure you get them out early. And, if you’re cutting it close, expect long lines at the post office.

USPS
First-class mail: December 20.
Priority mail: December 21.
Priority mail express: December 23.

UPS
UPS three day select: December 19.
UPS second day air: December 21.
UPS next day air: December 22.

Fed Ex
Home delivery and ground: December 16.
Express saver: December 20.
Two day, and two day a.m.: December 21.
Standard, priority, and first overnight: December 22.
Same day city standard: December 23.

Still stuck on what to get your partner, best friend, or favorite tween? Browse hundreds of unique finds in our 2016 holiday gift guide.

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