Christmas 2013 online shopping deadlines

There's still time to get those last-minute tech gifts delivered to you by Christmas, but the cutoff dates are coming up fast.

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If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, it's time to get a move on. Many online retailers can still ship your last-minute tech gifts to you by Christmas, but the longer you wait, the more it'll cost you in shipping charges. We've put together a list of retailers and their deadlines so you can easily spot who you can order your gifts from.

These deadlines apply to the 48 contiguous US states only and on items that are in stock. Some retailers with physical stores may have last-minute in-store pickup options as well. Check out the links to each store's deadlines for more details.

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

Cutoff date Shipping option
Dec. 16 Super saver (order by 3 p.m. PT)
Dec. 17 UPS standard (order by 5 p.m. PT)
Dec. 19 UPS 3-day (order by 5 p.m. PT)
Dec. 20 UPS 2-day (order by 11 a.m. PT)
Dec. 23 UPS next day (order by 11 a.m. PT)

Adorama's deadlines.



Amazon.com
Choose these shipping options by the listed cutoff date to receive your order by December 24. Items must be marked "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com" or "Fulfilled by Amazon.com."

Cutoff date Shipping option
Dec. 17 Free shipping (non-Prime)
Dec. 18 Standard shipping
Dec. 21 Two-day shipping
Dec. 23 One-day shipping
Dec. 24 Local express delivery (where available)

Amazon's deadlines.



Apple
Deadlines for the iPad Mini with Retina Display and the iPad Air are earlier than for the rest of Apple's lineup. Orders must be placed by midnight on the deadline date to guarantee delivery by December 24. Note that these items are all nonengraved or noncustomized configurations.

Cutoff date Shipping option
Dec. 16 Standard shipping (iPad Mini w/Retina and iPad Air)
Dec. 18 Standard shipping (All Macs, iPhones, iPods, iPad Mini, iPad 2, and Apple TV )
Dec. 18 Next day shipping (iPad Mini w/Retina and iPad Air)
Dec. 22 Next day shipping (All Macs, iPhones, iPods, iPad Mini, iPad 2, and Apple TV)

Apple's deadlines.



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

Cutoff date Shipping option
Dec. 16 Free standard shipping (by 8 a.m. PT)
Dec. 19 Free express shipping (by 8 a.m. PT)
Dec. 23 Free expedited shipping (by 8 a.m. PT)

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 (before 12 p.m. PT)
Dec. 21 Expedited shipping (before 10 a.m. PT)
Dec. 22 Express shipping (before 10 a.m. PT)
Dec. 24 Store pickup orders (before 4 p.m. local time)

Best Buy's deadlines.



B&H Photo and Video
Choose the shipping options by the cutoff date to receive your order by December 24.

Cutoff date Shipping option
Dec. 18 Priority mail (by 4 a.m. PT)
Dec. 19 All other non-expedited shipping methods (check times)
Dec. 20 2-day shipping (by 1 p.m. PT)
Dec. 23 Next-day shipping (by 1 p.m. PT)

B&H Photo and Video's deadlines.



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

Cutoff date Shipping option
Dec. 16 Super EggSaver (ordered and verified by 12 p.m. local time)
Dec. 19 3 business-day (ordered and verified by 12 p.m. local time)
Dec. 21 2 business-day (ordered and verified by 9 a.m. local time)
Dec. 23 Next business-day (ordered and verified by 12 p.m. local time)

Newegg's deadlines.



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

Cutoff date Shipping option
Dec. 19 Seasonal shipping (ordered by 8:59 p.m. PT)

Target's deadlines.



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

Cutoff date Shipping option
Dec. 19 Free shipping
Dec. 20 Expedited shipping
Dec. 22 Rush shipping

Walmart's deadlines.

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Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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