How's your holiday shopping going? I'm just starting to get the packages I ordered trickling in from FedEx, UPS, Amazon, and USPS. If you are just now shipping items, here are some shipping dates to consider to make sure your packages and gifts arrive on time.

It's easy to forget when to ship a package on time but we've got these shipping dates listed to help you navigate the shipping season.

FedEx -  Shipping Within The US

  • Dec. 16: Last day to ship via FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery.
  • Dec. 19: Last day to ship via FedEx Express Saver.
  • Dec. 20: Last day to ship via FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M.
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight and FedEx First Overnight.
  • Dec. 25: Last day to ship via FedEx SameDay, FedEx City Priority, and FedEx City Direct.

UPS - Shipping Within The US

  • Dec. 19: Last day to ship via UPS 3 Day Select for delivery on Dec. 24.
  • Dec. 20: Last day to ship via UPS 2nd Day Air for delivery on Dec. 24.
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via UPS Next Day Air for delivery on Dec. 24.

U.S. Postal Service - Shipping Within The US

  • Dec. 20: Last day to ship via First-Class Mail Service.
  • Dec. 21: Last day to ship via Priority Mail Service.
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via Priority Mail Express Service.

U.S. Postal Service - Shipping To Alaska and Hawaii 

  • Dec. 18: Last day to ship via First-Class Mail Service
  • Dec. 19: Last day to ship via Priority Mail Service
  • Dec. 21: Last day to ship via Priority Mail Express Service

Amazon - Shipping Within The US

  • Dec. 18: Last day to order via standard shipping (3-5 business days).
  • Dec. 22: Last day to order for free Prime delivery and two-day shipping (no minimum purchase necessary).
  • Dec. 23: Last day to order for free Prime one-day shipping (no minimum purchase necessary).
  • Dec. 24: Last day to order for Prime same-day delivery (in select areas).

It can get really expensive scrambling to get your packages sent to your loved ones on time so the earlier you ship, the better off you'll be.

You can check out more details and more shipping information here.