11 Retailers That Still Deliver In Time For Christmas

Blog | December 14th, 2018

If you are a holiday procrastinator, you need to get busy… or creative. The stockings are hung and Saint Nicholas will soon be here!

 In today’s world of online shopping, it’s as easy as sitting on your comfy couch by a cozy fire and clicking away on your computer. But if you wait much longer all the magic of Christmas won’t get your gifts delivered on time.  

The last day to order from Amazon to receive two-day delivery is Dec. 22, which is for Prime members only. Dec. 17 is the last day for standard shipping to arrive on time for many purchases. There are literally thousands of online shops and gifts out there and shipping times do vary with each one of them, but these are good guidelines to shop by:

Any pet owner would appreciate a gift for their pet. In most cases, those gifts are just as much for the owner as they are for the fuzzy family member. always delivers quickly and normally has orders to you in two days.

Snapfish says there’s still time left for photo gift options. From photos to calendars to coffee mugs…memories through photos will become treasures for a lifetime.

The gift of a favorite magazine subscription will not only be on time but will keep giving throughout the entire year.

Do you have a house full of sports fans? Dicks Sporting Goods will deliver your fan’s favorite merchandise in time for the big day if your order is placed by Dec. 18.

Light up their world while filling the house with magical aromas of Christmas if you place your order with Bath & Body Works by Dec. 14. However, BB&B is very efficient and chances of on-time arrival are good if ordered the day after as well.

Edible fruit arrangements can be a wonderfully, delicious last-minute gift. It’s like having someone contributing a dish to the holiday meal. Or the cook can have a treat of her own to relax and unwind with.

If you keep getting the “no longer available” message, one gift that never sells out is a gift card. That may at first seem a bit thoughtless. However, by truly personalizing it based on what the recipient loves, this choice can result in a gift that will be used, enjoyed and will keep your loved ones out of the dreaded return lines.

There is still hope in doing your own shopping and shipping it via USPS. To ensure arrival on time, recommended shipping dates are as follows: ground shipping; Dec. 14. First class and priority mail service; December 20. Priority mail express; Dec. 22.

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If you are still running behind…creativity might be your only option. For example; a holiday flower arrangement will be welcomed by most anyone. Every home can use an extra decoration or a table centerpiece. Most florists can do same day delivery. But keep in mind they will most likely be closed on Christmas Day. Many places of business also close early on Christmas Eve to spend some much deserved time with their families.

Magical Christmas stores such as Pottery Barn recommend allowing 4-5 days for delivery. For a fee of $26 per address, they can offer you overnight shipping. Williams Sonoma can promise Christmas delivery if your order is placed by Dec. 20. So, as you can see, most online shipping is stating approximately the same dates. The closer to Christmas, the more congested the delivery carriers’ days will get. So, check your list, check it twice and place those orders as soon as possible!

Last and maybe even least is…pizza. You read that right. If they are open, they deliver. This may not be the most festive Christmas gift but after all, it is the thought that counts, right? After weeks of holiday foods, that lovely cheese pizza could wind up being one of the most welcomed gifts of all!  If you’re on the extra nice list, they might even arrange the pepperonis and green peppers on your pizza in the shape of a Christmas tree.

As it stands right now, there’s still time. But to ensure the most coveted treasures wind up under your tree now is the time to get cracking, and I don’t mean chestnuts! But now that I think it, chestnuts roasting over an open fire sound like an awesome last minute gift as well!