Christmas Shipping Deadlines For Post Office, FedEx, UPS In MD

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Here are the last days you can ship a package for Christmas delivery in Maryland. A stock photo of a package on a doorstep is pictured above. (Shutterstock)

Patch reporter Kristin Danley-Greiner originally published this story.

MARYLAND — Attention Maryland holiday shoppers: Christmas shipping deadlines are coming up fast, so start planning soon if you want your gifts to arrive before Santa makes his way down the chimney.

This year, the U.S. Postal Service released the following deadlines for the lower 48 states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

2023 USPS Holiday Shipping and Mailing Deadlines

  • USPS Ground Advantage — Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail (including greeting cards) — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail — Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 20

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2023

The following dates are the recommended last days for shipping holiday gifts within the U.S. for delivery by Dec. 25:

FedEx Express

  • FedEx Same Day: Friday, Dec. 22
  • FO, PO, SO, Extra Hours: Thursday, Dec. 21 (Friday, Dec. 22 with Saturday delivery selected)
  • 2-day and 2-day AM: Wednesday, Dec. 20
  • FedEx Express Saver: Tuesday, Dec. 19
  • FedEx Express one-day freight: Thursday, Dec. 21
  • FedEx Express two-day freight: Wednesday, Dec. 20
  • FedEx Express three-day freight: Tuesday, Dec. 19

FedEx Ground

  • FedEx Ground
    • Five-day shipping: Friday, Dec. 15
    • Four-day shipping: Monday, Dec. 18
    • Three-day shipping: Tuesday, Dec. 19
  • FedEx Home Delivery
    • Five-day shipping: Friday, Dec. 15
    • Four-day shipping: Monday, Dec. 18
    • Three-day shipping: Wednesday, Dec. 20
  • FedEx Ground Economy
    • Wednesday, Dec. 13

FedEx Freight

  • FedEx Freight Priority
    • Five-day shipping: Friday, Dec. 15
    • Four-day shipping: Monday, Dec. 18
    • Three-day shipping: Tuesday, Dec. 19
  • FedEx Freight Economy
    • Tuesday, Dec. 12

UPS Christmas Shipping Deadlines 2023

The following dates are the recommended last days for shipping holiday gifts within the United States for delivery by Sunday, Dec. 24:

  • Ground: Check the UPS website for details
  • 3-Day Select: Dec. 19
  • 2nd Day Air: Dec. 20 (or Dec. 21 with Saturday delivery options)
  • Next Day Air: Dec. 21 (or Dec. 22 with Saturday Delivery options)

Shipping deadlines for international mail range from Nov. 29 to Dec. 15. The ground shipping deadline for military service members has already passed. First-class and priority mail deadlines are Dec. 9; the deadline for Priority Mail Express Military service is Dec. 15.

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