When to Mail Your Holiday Gifts


There’s nothing like that feeling of disappointment when your gift doesn’t reach its recipient in time for the holidays.

If you’re notorious for doing things last minute, you don’t want to be on the same track when mailing out your gifts this holiday season.

The UPS in Horseheads gives some suggestions on the best days to send your presents, so it reaches your loved ones sooner rather than later.

“Because Christmas is on a Sunday this year shipping is a little different,” Horseheads UPS Store Manager Joyce Smith said. “To have it guaranteed there, your last available shipping date is December 22nd, which is the Thursday before Christmas. Ground (shipping) should be here as early as the beginning of December just to guarantee that it gets there. You do have three-day (shipping) options that would need to be here by December 19th and then second-day (shipping) is December 21st.”

According to CNBC, UPS plans to ship more than 700 million packages this holiday season. 

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