Time to choose Christmas gifts 2021: how to meet shipping deadlines

Magic Christmas holiday season has already started. Shops are starting to announce shipping deadlines to help you to receive each purchase in time. Therewise, it’s a great time to buy Christmas presents, decorations, and other holiday supplies if some items are still left on your “must buy” list after Cyber Monday and Black Friday events.

There are a few types of delivery that you can usually choose. Standard delivery, express shipping, or buy online - pick up in store option. Of course, you have time to explore and choose the best Christmas gift ideas in your opinion. But, each brand advises customers to shop in advance. Frequently, due to high load, shops increase shipping time, and you should keep it in mind.

We prepared a list of shipping deadlines that can help you to be ready for Christmas 2021.

Time to choose Christmas gifts 2021: how to meet shipping deadlines

Holiday Standard and Expedited (or Express) Shipping Deadlines (Fees may apply)


Standard shipping

Expedited Shipping

Buy online, pick up in store

Barnes & Noble

12/16 (11:59 pm EST)

free for $35+ orders

12/21 (11:59 pm EST)

12/20 (11:59 pm EST) express

12/24 (noon local time)

Harry & David

12/18 (1 pm ET)

free for $49+ orders

12/23 (1 pm ET)

12/21 (3-day express)

find information at your local store


12/20 (5 pm ET)

free for $25+ orders

12/23 (5 pm ET)

12/24 (3 pm local time)



free for $35+ orders


free for Walmart+ members

find information at your local store

Pottery Barn Kids

12/19 (10:00 pm PT)

12/21 (11:00 pm PT)

12/22 (11:00 pm PT) express

find information at your local store



free for $35+ orders or with RedCard


free for Shipt members ($99/year) or $9.99/delivery

12/24 (3 pm local time)


12/21 (4 pm local time)

free for $50+ orders

12/23 (4 pm local time)

12/24 (4 pm local time)


12/17 (2 pm local time)

free over $50 for members

12/21 (2 pm local time)

12/24 (2 pm local time)



free over $49.99

12/22 (3 pm EST)

12/23 (3 pm EST) for members

find information at your local store

Replacements, Ltd.

12/9 (7:00 pm ET)

12/19 (7:00 pm ET) express

12/23 (2:30 pm ET) priority

find information at your local store


Express Shipping Features

Select shops offer exclusive shipping options to be prepared for holidays. Often, this option is available for club members. There are some of the deals below:

Asos gives next-day shipping when you sign up to Premier Delivery service for $19/yr (free delivery for $49.99+ orders).

Amazon ships free on the same day for Prime members’ orders over $35. But the offer is available for select cities only.

Time to choose Christmas gifts 2021: how to meet shipping deadlines

Replacements, Ltd. makes free standard shipping for $100+ orders and $9.99 shipping for purchases under $100 during holidays.

Instacart gives an opportunity to order online and pick up the order in hours. With Instacart Express membership, customers receive a $0 delivery fee on orders over $35.

En Route doesn't ship on weekends but offers free domestic and international shipping for $40+ orders.

Best Buy clubs members will receive free shipping same day or next day shipping for their orders over $35 (type of delivery depends on membership).

Time to choose Christmas gifts 2021: how to meet shipping deadlines

Of course, only part of the shops have already announced their holiday shipping deadlines, so we advise you to follow the updates at the official sites of the brands you are interested in and DiscountReactor updates. Also, you can use the Free Shipping Day event to save some money buying Christmas presents. We hope this information will be helpful for you. Happy Holidays and great shopping!

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