Christmas shipping deadlines, store by store

Don't get caught  waiting for a Christmas package arrival. From Amazon to Walmart, a roundup of Christmas Day shipping deadlines for major retailers in 2013. 

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A parcel moves on the conveyor belt at Amazon's logistics centre in Graben near Augsburg December 16, 2013. Amazon's Christmas Day shipping deadline is Dec. 21 for most items.

The holidays are upon us and the next few days will decide whether you'll be handing out gifts or frantically searching for fruit cake come Christmas morning. To help you avoid the latter scenario, we've rounded up cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers. Just remember to pad your order by a few days to ensure your packages don't get tangled by winter storms or other unforeseen delays.

Please note: All times listed below are ET.

Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Store Standard Delivery Expedited Delivery
6pm December 17 at 4 pm December 19 at 4 pm
Abercrombie & Fitch December 19 at 12 pm December 22 at 12 pm
Amazon December 21 at 11:59 pm December 23 at 11:59pm
Apple Varies by product and customization:
Macs, iPhones: December 18
iPads: December 16
iPods: December 18
Varies by product and customization:
Macs, iPhones: December 22
iPads: December 18
iPods: December 22
Athleta December 19 at 11:59 pm December 23 at 3 pm
Banana Republic December 19 at 11:59 pm December 23 at 3 pm
Best Buy December 20 at 3 pm
Appliances & TVs: December 17 at 11:59 pm
N/A
Bloomingdales December 21 at 11:59 pm December 22 at 5 pm
Eddie Bauer December 21 at 1 am December 22 at 1 am
GameStop December 18 December 23
Gap December 19 at 11:59 pm December 23 at 3 pm
Home Depot December 16 at 12 pm December 22 at 12 pm
Kmart December 21 at 5 pm varies by product
Kohl's December 19 at 11:59 pm December 20 at 11: 59 pm
Lowe's December 20 at 12 pm N/A
Macy's December 21 at 11:59 pm December 22 at 5 pm
Newegg December 16 at 12 pm December 23 at 12 pm
Nordstrom December 21 December 23 at 3 pm (select items)
Petco December 18 at 3 pm December 20 at 3 pm
Piperlime December 19 at 11:59 pm December 23 at 3 pm
REI December 13 at 12 pm December 21 at 12 pm
Sears December 21 at 5 pm varies by product
Sephora December 19 at 2:59 am N/A
Victoria's Secret December 16 at 5 pm December 23 at 5 pm
Walmart December 19 December 22
Site-to-Store: December 23 at 12 pm

Louis Ramirez is a senior features writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/christmas-shipping-deadlines/

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