It is expected that more holiday gifts and greetings will be sent through the mail this year, as families and friends will hold virtual celebrations instead of opening gifts in person. The Postal Service always encourages customers to send their holiday gifts and cards early. This year is no different.

This has been an extraordinary year of unprecedented challenges given the Covid-19 pandemic and the Postal Service is expecting significant volume increases which are difficult to predict. We thank our customers for their continued support, and we are trying our best to make sure gifts are delivered on time to celebrate the holidays.

The busiest time of the season peaks two weeks before Christmas, when much of the last-minute shopping starts. Customer traffic is expected to increase beginning Dec. 7, with the week of Dec. 14-21 predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week.

Geargag recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec.25 to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses* below:



Deadline suggest




VN - International

Dec 01



Dec. 10

Ornament, Face Mask, Canvas, Phone Cases

Dec 09

All Over Print & Home Decor

Dec 05

For APO/FPO/DPO, shipment deadline should be 7 business days earlier.

(*) Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before Dec. 25. Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time, and other conditions (some restrictions apply)

For shipments mailed Nov. 25 through Dec. 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not in transit.

Additional news and information, including all domestic, international and military mailing and shipping deadlines, can be found at or email us