Want presents to arrive by Christmas Day? Follow these shipping deadlines.

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The three major delivery services have released deadlines for shipping packages in time to arrive at their destination by Christmas Day.

Stick to these dates to avoid the wrath of loved ones who otherwise may feel snubbed. It’ll help the holidays pass more peacefully for everyone.

And remember: the longer you wait, the more you’ll pay.

U.S. Postal Service:

  • Dec. 14 — standard ground delivery
  • Dec. 20 — first-class mail
  • Dec. 21 — priority mail
  • Dec. 23 — priority mail express

FedEx:

  • Dec. 16 — FedEx ground service
  • Dec. 19 — FedEx express saver
  • Dec. 20 — FedEx 2Day
  • Dec. 23 — FedEx standard overnight

UPS:

  • Dec. 13 — some UPS ground packages
  • Dec. 19 — UPS three day select
  • Dec. 20 — UPS 2nd day air
  • Dec. 23 — UPS next day air

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