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Here Are Your 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Los Gatos.

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25.

Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the Los Gatos post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Where to ship

Location

Address

Weekday hours

Last collection

Los Gatos

101 S. Santa Cruz Ave.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

6 p.m. on weekdays; 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays

Monte Sereno

18041 Saratoga Los Gatos Road

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Closed

  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship

Location

Address

Weekday hours

Last collection

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center

15545 Los Gatos Blvd.

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

6 p.m for ground; 5 p.m. for air

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center

5253 Prospect Road, San Jose

Mon-Thurs: 24 hrs; Friday: 12:01 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Noon for ground; 5 p.m. for air

  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship

Location

Address

Weekday hours

Last collection

The UPS Store

481 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos

Dec. 19-21: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

5:30 p.m for ground; 5 p.m. for air

For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

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