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Christmas shipping deadlines for 2015: a complete list

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The holidays are upon us, and if you want to avoid any last-minute, frenzied trips to the mall, the time to shop is now. To help you spend as little as possible on shipping fees, we've collected cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers. A few stores will even upgrade your shipping to 2-day or next-day if you meet certain requirements. Just remember to pad your order by a few days to ensure your packages don't get tangled by winter storms or other unforeseen delays.

Please note: Some retailers have yet to post details about their holiday deadlines. We'll update our list as new deadlines become available. All times listed below are ET.

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Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Store Standard Delivery Expedited Delivery
Abercrombie & Fitch 12/20 at 12 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
adidas 12/18 at 12 pm 12/21 at 12 pm
Adorama 12/17 at 8 pm 12/18 at 1 pm
Amazon 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 11:59 pm
American Eagle Outfitters 12/21 at 6 am 12/22 at 1 pm
Athleta 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
Banana Republic 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 2 pm
Barneys 12/14 at 11:59 am 12/20 at 11:59 am
Bath & Body Works 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 5:59 pm
BCBGMAXAZRIA 12/15 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 11:59 pm
Bed Bath & Beyond 12/19 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 11:59 pm
Best Buy 12/15 at 11:30 am
(music and movies)
12/17 at 11:30 am
(other items)
12/22 at 11:30 am
(large home delivery items)
12/22 at 11:30 am
12/24 at 4 pm (same-day pickup)
Bloomingdales 12/22 at 12 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
Brooks Brothers 12/18 at 12 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
The Children's Place 12/18 at 11:59 pm  
Crate & Barrel 12/19 at 1 pm 12/22 at 1 pm
Disney Store 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/21 at 11:59 pm
Eddie Bauer 12/22 at 2:59 am 12/23 at 2:59 am
Figis 12/17 at 9 pm 12/18 at 9 pm
Fry's Electronics 12/17 at 6 pm 12/22 at 6 pm
Gap 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
Hollister 12/20 at 12 pm 12/22 at 12 pm
Home Depot 12/16 at 12 pm 12/21 at 12 pm
J.Crew 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 11 am
Kohl's 12/20 at 12 pm 12/21 at 2 pm
Lands' End 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 11:59 pm
LEGO Shop 12/15 at 12 pm 12/21 at 12 pm
The Limited 12/20 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 11:59 pm
L.L.Bean 12/22 at 12 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
Lowe's 12/20 at 12 pm 12/24 at 6 pm (same-day pickup)
MacMall 12/17 at 5 pm (varies by ZIP code) 12/22 at 5 pm
Macy's 12/22 at 5 pm 12/22 at 5 pm
Madewell 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/23 at 11 am
Nordstrom 12/23 at 12 pm 12/23 at 12 pm
The North Face 12/15 at 3 am 12/21 at 3 am
Old Navy 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
Pier 1 Imports 12/18 at 1 am 12/21 at 1 pm
Ralph Lauren 12/21 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 3 pm
REI 12/15 at 12 pm 12/21 at 12 pm
Soma 12/21 at 2 pm 12/22 at 2 pm
Tommy Hilfiger 12/18 at 11:59 pm 12/22 at 2 pm
Victoria's Secret 12/16 at 5 pm 12/22 at 5 pm
Williams-Sonoma 12/21 at 5 pm 12/23 at 9 pm
Zappos 12/22 at 1 pm 12/22 at 1 pm

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This article first appeared in DealNews.


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