Holiday Shipping Cheat Sheet

Friends, we live in a world where you can get your groceries delivered to your house, and a package filled with your favorite cleaning supplies and designer shoes a mere two days after you order them. It’s a great time to be alive.

It’s also a great time to remember that despite the magic of online shopping and speedy delivery times, there’s still some important Holiday shipping deadlines approaching if you plan on sending gifts to loved ones in time for Christmas.

Don’t panic!  We’ve got your go-to guide for Holiday delivery deadlines, including expert-level tips on sending friends and family a Holiday Care Package from Spoonful of Comfort. Here’s to getting those brown paper packages tied up with string and beating Santa to that coveted spot under the tree.

USPS Domestic Shipping Deadlines

  • December 14: USPS Retail Ground 
  • December 20: First Class Mail
  • December 21: Priority Mail
  • December 23: Priority Mail Express

USPS Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii

  • December 18 (Alaska) and December 19 (Hawaii): First Class and Priority Mail

USPS International: 

*International shipping deadlines are subject to change, so double-check USPS deadlines before shipping. 

  • December 7: Priority Mail International and First-Class International for Africa and Central and South America
  • December 14: Priority Mail Express International for Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East. 
  • December 18: Global Express Guaranteed for Central and South America and Mexico.
  • December 19: Global Express Guaranteed for Africa, Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East.

FEDEX Domestic Shipping Guidelines

  • December 9: FedEx Smart Post
  • December 16: FedEx Ground and Home Delivery
  • December 19: FedEx Express Saver 
  • December 20: FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M.
  • December 23: FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, and FedEx First Overnight
  • December 25: Last day to ship via FedEx SameDay City Direct, FedEx SameDay City Priority, and FedEx SameDay


  • December 13: UPS Ground
  • December 19: UPS 3 Day Select
  • December 20: UPS 2nd Day and 2nd Day Air
  • December 23: UPS Next Day Air

Let us handle the Shipping!

Want to send a gift guaranteed to be remembered? Send a gift from Spoonful of Comfort! It’s the perfect way to get something for everyone during the busy Holiday season. From our Homestyle for the Holidays package that make dinner delicious and easy with hand-crafted soup, fresh bacci rolls, and bakery-style gourmet cookies to our specialty gourmet S’mores set, we’re almost as good as St. Nick himself. We also include a festive ladle and personalized note card alongside our beautifully designed seasonal packaging. Order now and choose the perfect shipping date: at time of purchase, or wait until mid-December, just in time to give a loved one some well-deserved rest during a joyful but busy time of year. Whatever you chose, you’re sure to be on everyone’s “nice” list this year. 

Order byUse Shipping Method
December 182-day Express at Standard Shipping price! (Dec. 20 arrival)
December 19Express Overnight at 50% off! (Dec. 20 arrival)
December 20 by 5 pm MTExpress Overnight (Dec. 24 arrival or sooner)
December 21-23 5pm MTStandard Shipping (orders ship and arrive after Dec. 25)

Express Overnight (Dec. 24 arrival)

eGift Card (immediate email delivery)

December 24Closed, no outbound packages.

eGift Card (immediate email delivery)

December 25Closed, no outbound packages.

eGift Card (immediate email delivery)

AnytimeeGift Card delivers immediately.

Recipient can order soup when they need it!

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