Christmas 2011 online shopping deadlines

Time is running out to get holiday gifts delivered by December 25. Not to worry though! We've put together this list of shipping deadlines to show you where and when you can still get last-minute tech gifts that will be delivered on time.

Still haven't finished your Christmas shopping? Hey, we don't judge.

But you are down to the wire if you still hope to get some tech toys delivered before December 25. We've put together this list of shipping deadlines for popular places to pick up tech gifts to show you where and when to get your last-minute tech gifts delivered on time. Expect to pay a premium for procrastination, but these places will get the goods to your giftees just in the nick of time.

Keep in mind that the deadlines apply to the 48 contiguous U.S. states only. Also, the items that are eligible for the cutoff dates are typically items that are in stock and that "usually ship in one day." Lastly, some retailers with physical stores have last-minute in-store pickup options. Check out the links to each store's deadlines for more details.

Here are the Christmas 2011 shipping deadlines from some popular online retailers:


Amazon.com
Choose these shipping options by the listed cutoff date to receive your order by December 24.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 19 Standard Shipping or FREE Super Saver Shipping
Dec. 20 Two-Day Shipping
Dec. 21 Two-Day Shipping by 8 p.m. PST or One-Day Shipping
Dec. 22 One-Day Shipping by 4:30 p.m. PST
Dec. 23 Last-Minute Christmas Delivery ($9.99/item for Amazon Prime members only)
Dec. 24 Local express delivery ($3.99/item where available)
Dec. 25 E-mail and printable gift cards only
Link to Amazon's deadlines.

Apple
Deadline for iPad, iPod, iPhone 3GS/4 (not iPhone 4S), Mac (non-customized and popular config), and Apple TV.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 19 2-3 Day Shipping

Deadline for non-engraved and non-customized iPad, iPod, iPhone 3GS/4 (not iPhone 4S), Mac and Apple TV.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 21 Next Day Shipping
Link to Apple's deadlines.

Barnes & Noble
Choose the shipping options by the cutoff date to receive your order by December 24.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 19 Express Shipping
Dec. 20 Expedited Shipping
Dec. 22 Nook only, Expedited Shipping
Link to Barnes & Noble's deadlines.

Best Buy
Choose the shipping options by the cutoff date to receive your order by December 24.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 20 Standard Shipping, Expedited Shipping, or Express Shipping, before 8 a.m. PST
Dec. 21 Standard Shipping or Expedited Shipping, before 8 a.m. PST
Dec. 22 Express Shipping, before 8 a.m. PST
Link to Best Buy's deadlines.

Buy.com
Choose the shipping options by the cutoff date to receive your order by December 23.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 19 Next Day Air (sports)
Dec. 20 2nd Day Air (most categories except sports)
Dec. 21 Next Day Air (most categories except sports)
Link to Buy.com's deadlines.

Newegg
Choose the shipping options by the cutoff date to receive your order by December 23.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 19 3 Day by midnight PST, Newegg 2 Day, or Newegg Next day
Dec. 20 3 Day Rush by 3:30 p.m. PST, Newegg 2 Day, or Newegg Next day
Dec. 21 Newegg 2 Day by 3:30 p.m. PST
Dec. 22 Newegg Next Day by 3:30 p.m. PST
Link to Newegg's deadlines.

Target
Qualifying items that show the Seasonal Shipping option will be delivered by December 24.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 20 Seasonal Shipping by 8:59 p.m. PST
Link to Target's deadline.

Wal-Mart
Choose the shipping options by the cutoff date to receive your order by December 24.

Cutoff Date Shipping Option
Dec. 20 Standard Shipping
Dec. 21 Rush Shipping
Link to Wal-Mart's deadlines.
 

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