So here we are exactly one week from the Christmas holiday. These are the last few days we have to shop for that special person. With most of the shipping deadlines almost behind us and the shipping companies overwhelmed with packages the choices we have available to shop for last minute gifts are narrowing down quickly. I am guilty of procrastinating so I am providing what I know about where you can still ship gifts and order online to have them arrive on or before Christmas!
Amazon Has Announced Their Christmas Shopping Deadlines and They Say That They Have Us Covered
Amazon has announced that Prime members and all other customers can place orders for delivery until Dec. 25. However, delivery dates can vary by item and delivery speed.
Dec. 23rd is the last day to order more than 10 million items from Amazon that are eligible for one-day delivery, this is free for Prime members with no minimum purchase.
Walmart Has Set Their Ordering Deadlines.
For free 2 day shipping you must order by 2pm local time on December 19th.
Walmart Rollback Holiday Deals
For 1 day delivery eligible items at Walmart you must order by 2pm local time on December 21st.
With the way 2020 has went I say that you should order now if you want any kind of reassurance that your items will arrive before Christmas.
If you are still trying to send packages through the United States Postal Service Good Luck! They announced that they have staffing issues and are running way behind schedule. USPS & FED EX might take your package but they can’t guarantee any delivery times.
I would suggest that you find a smaller shipper to deliver your package. I’m sure you can pay Ups or FedEx a lot of money to get your packages shipped but that amount might not be in your budget. I know that’s it’s not I’m mine.
I admit that I don’t have my shopping finished and I have absolutely no excuse for it. My online shopping is done and has actually already arrived.
The rest of my peeps are going to get Gift Cards. Most of us love to receive gift cards because we can go shop for our own gifts. Gift card shopping is easy and can be done at home. The best part is that we can get immediate delivery through our email. You can order them anytime from any computer without having to go to the retail stores and jeopardize your health by accidentally getting Covid 19. There are a lot of pros to buying people gift cards! I’ve heard a lot of people say it just puts a price tag on the gift. It’s 2020 people, Amazon, Walmart and the internet have all took care of that already. We all know how much everything costs because it’s right there online right in front of us. Gone are the days where we would have to get into our car and go down the road, get some gas, and go to that store to find out how much things cost. Now it’s accessible to all of us online. You can get that price just as fast as I just typed this. If you just have a hang up with gift cards I understand but right now gift cards are the most practical gift there is because as soon as everybody gets vaccinated in this country business will be booming everywhere. All of this overstock that retailers have will go on sale so they can make room for the new inventory arriving in spring. I personally can’t wait because I love discount shopping.