Fashion & Beauty

Don’t Panic: These Sites Will Still Ship Your Gifts in Time for Christmas (For Free)

Still haven’t started your holiday shopping? No judgment and no problem, because these sites have you covered. All of the retailers below will ship your gifts in time for Christmas, for free:


Amazon: Amazon Prime members get free two-day shipping on most items, plus free one-day shipping or even free same-day shipping in certain areas on select orders. Don’t have Prime? Sign up here for a free trial.


Target: Place your order by 11:55 p.m. CST on December 20 and Target guarantees that your order will arrive by December 24.


Zappos: Sign up for Zappos’ free rewards program and get complimentary two-business-day shipping on all orders. Gold and above members (those who have spent a certain amount with Zappos) get free one-business day shipping.


Apple: is offering free same-day delivery on any in‑stock iPhone in select metro areas, or free next‑business‑day delivery anywhere else. Free two-day shipping is available on most in-stock items.

Best Buy

Best Buy: Order by December 20, 10:30 a.m. CST to get your gift by Christmas.


Shoprunner: This delivery service offers free two-day shipping and free returns on a long list of stores, such as Neiman Marcus, Soma, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more. Click here for a free three-month trial.


Away: Order by December 18 to receive free expedited delivery.


Backcountry: Outdoor gear retailer will give you free two-day shipping on orders over $50. Order by 11:59 p.m. MST on December 20 for delivery by December 24.


Nordstrom: Order by noon EST on December 18 to get free delivery by Christmas Eve.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue: Use the promo code: HOLRUSH to receive free rush shipping. Order by December 20 at 12 p.m. EST to receive in time for Christmas.


Everlane: Order by 11:59 pm EST on December 18 and get free delivery before December 25.

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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