People all across the country have already begun their holiday shopping, mostly to combat any shipping delay or the supply chain crisis. That is why the USPS, UPS, and FedEx have released their holiday shipping deadlines for 2021.

So, if you are like me and run last minute and fail to plan ahead when it comes to holiday shopping, you'll want to keep these dates handy so you know what services may work best for you to get your gifts delivered in time for the holidays.

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Shipping Deadlines For USPS

The USPS has set a deadline for December 15 for ground service, December 17 for first-class mail service, December 18 for priority mail service, and December 23 for priority mail express service in the contiguous 48 states to make sure your packages arrive by December 25. These are the same deadlines as 2020.

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McConnell Adams, Townsquare Media Lansing

Shipping Deadlines for UPS

If you plan on shipping through UPS and want your packages to deliver by December 24, you can ship the packages through UPS through select express services between December 21 and December 23. There is no specific date for the deadline for their regular UPS Ground Shipping, but the dates can be found using the UPS shipping calculator.

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Shipping Deadlines For FedEx

FedEx's deadline is December 9 for domestic ground economy shipping and December 15 for domestic ground shipping. FedEx said that packages can be shipped through different express services between December 21 and 24 to arrive on December 25.

Of course, as the holiday season gets into full gear, there can be shipping delays and supply chain issues that can change those dates.

According to Forbes, there is expected to be a 10% increase in money spent online between November and December of this year. That is the largest amount ever and is expected to be around $207 billion.

When it comes to the holidays, you might be looking for things to do with the family. How about checking out a holiday light display that has over 3 million lights?!

Enjoy 3 Million+ Holiday Lights Just a Short Drive From Southeast Minnesota

Nearly 160,000 people see the 3 million+ holiday lights at the Rotary Lights in La Crosse, Wisconsin. If you are looking to check out some of the best lights in the area, you'll want to put this one on your calendar.

Minnesota’s Longest Drive-Thru Light Show Is In Mankato

The Kiwanis Holiday Light Display is located at Sibley Park in Mankato. The holiday display is free to the public but cash donations are accepted. All money collected is given to area non-profits.


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