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 are 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 and Priority Mail
  • December 22: Priority Express Mail

USPS Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii

  • December 20: First Class and Priority Mail
  • December 22: Priority Mail Express

USPS International:  

  • December 8: Priority Mail International and First-Class International
  • December 8: Priority Mail Express for Africa and Central and South America
  • December 15: Priority Mail Express for Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East
  • December 18: Global Express Guaranteed for Central and South America
  • December 19: Global Express Guaranteed for Africa, Asia, Canada, and Mexico
  • December 20: Global Express Guaranteed for Australia/New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East

FEDEX Domestic Shipping Guidelines

  • December 10: FedEx Smart Post
  • December 17: FedEx Ground and Home Delivery
  • December 19: FedEx Express Saver
  • December 20: FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M.
  • December 21: 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 14: UPS Ground
  • December 18: UPS 3 Day Select
  • December 20: UPS 2nd Day and 2nd Day Air
  • December 22: UPS Next Day Air

Want to send a gift guaranteed to be remembered?

Send a Spoonful of Comfort Holiday Package, the perfect gift for a stress-free dinner during the busy Holiday season. Our care packages make dinner delicious and easy with hand-crafted soup, fresh bacci rolls, and bakery-style gourmet cookies. 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 schedule it to arrive in time for Christmas. We’ll take care of making sure it arrives 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 by Use Shipping Method
December 17 Standard or Express 2-day
December 18 Standard or Express 2-day
December 19 Express 2-day (Dec. 24 arrival)
or Express Overnight (Dec. 20 arrival)
December 20 Express Overnight (Dec. 21 arrival)
December 21 Express Overnight (Dec. 24 arrival)
December 22-23 All orders will ship on December 26th.
eGift Card (immediate email delivery)
December 24 Closed, no outbound packages.
eGift Card (immediate email delivery)
December 25 Closed, no outbound packages.
eGift Card (immediate email delivery)
Anytime eGift Card delivers immediately
Recipient can order soup when they need it!
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