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2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines from Online Retailers

2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines from Online Retailers

By Ambia Staley

It's that time of year again, and if you're planning on doing your holiday shopping online, you may be wondering how much longer you have to shop and get your presents under the tree in time for the holidays. Luckily, the elves at RedFlagDeals have done most of the legwork for you and complied a handy list of 2018 holiday shipping deadlines!

Before checking out the full list, it's important to note that despite Canada Post workers recently returning to work, there is an unprecedented backlog that could delay parcel deliveries into early 2019. Many retailers have made alternate arrangements to make sure you get your online orders on time, but it's safest to check how your item will be shipped before purchasing so you can avoid any headaches.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch - December 12 at 11:59 AM EST (in-store pickup)/ December 13 at 11:59 AM EST (standard)/ December 18 at 11:59 AM EST (express)
  • Addition Elle - December 17 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Aldo - December 17
  • Altitude Sports - Deadlines start November 29, but cut-offs vary by location and shipping method. See site for details.
  • Amazon - Date varies by store location and shipping method. Amazon will inform you if the item will arrive in time.
  • Aritzia - December 14 (NS, NL, NB, PEI, NV, NT, YT)/ December 19 (BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC)
  • Banana Republic - December 18 at 11:59 PM EST (standard free shipping)/ December 20 at 2:00 PM EST (2-Day shipping)/ December 21 at 2:00 PM EST (1-Day Shipping)/ December 10 at 11:59 PM EST (rural)
  • Bench - December 18 at 1:00 PM EST (standard)/ December 19 at 1:00 PM EST (express)
  • Best Buy - Date varies by store location and shipping method. Make sure to check shipping estimates on item pages.
  • Buffalo Jeans - Deadlines start December 14, but cut-offs vary by location and shipping method. See site for details.
  • Call It Spring - December 17
  • Dynamite - Deadlines start December 12, but cut-offs vary by location and shipping method. See site for details.
  • eBay - Date varies by store location and shipping method. Make sure to check shipping estimates on item pages.
  • Forever 21 - December 10 at 11:59 PM PST (standard for BC, NL, NT, NU, YT)/ December 11 at 11:59 PM PST (standard for AB, NB, NS, PE, SK), December 12 at 11:59 PM PST (standard for ON, QC, MB)/ December 12 at 11:59 PM PST (express)
  • Gap - December 18 at 11:59 PM EST (standard free shipping)/ December 20 at 2:00 PM EST (2-Day shipping)/ December 21 at 2:00 PM EST (1-Day Shipping)/ December 10 at 11:59 PM EST (rural)
  • Garage - Deadlines start December 12, but cut-offs vary by location and shipping method. See site for details.
  • H&M - December 12 (NL, NT, NU, YT)/ December 15 (AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, PEI, SK), December 16 (QC), December 17 (ON)
  • Hollister - December 13 at 11:59 AM EST (standard)/ December 18 at 11:59 AM EST (express)
  • Kitchen Stuff Plus - Deadlines start December 12, but cut-offs vary by location and shipping method. See site for details.
  • London Drugs - Cannot guarantee home delivery by December 24 due to Canada Post issues. Suggests using the "pick-up in store" option to avoid hassles.
  • M.A.C - December 11 at 11:59 PM EST (standard)/December 19 at 2:00 PM EST (express)/November 30 at 12:00 AM EST (remote)
  • Newegg - Deadlines start December 13, but cut-offs vary by location and shipping method. See site for details.
  • Nike - December 10 at 5:59 PM EST (regular items)/ November 25 at 5:59 PM EST (NIKEiD items)
  • Old Navy - December 18 at 11:59 PM EST (standard free shipping)/ December 20 at 2:00 PM EST (2-Day shipping)/ December 21 at 2:00 PM EST (1-Day Shipping)/ December 10 at 11:59 PM EST (rural)
  • Penningtons - December 17 at 11:59 PM EST<
  • Reitmans - December 17 at 11:59 PM EST
  • RW & Co. - December 17
  • Sephora - December 17 at 11:59 PM ET (ground shipping)/December 19 at 1:00 PM (express)/December 4 at 11:59 PM ET (remote ground)/December 13 at 1:00 PM (remote express)
  • Sorel - December 11 at 11:59 PM EST (standard for remote areas)/ December 18 at 11:59 PM EST (standard & express for ON & QC)/ December 16 at 11:59 PM EST (standard & express all areas except ON & QC)
  • Staples - December 21 at 5:00 PM (1-Day Shipping). Expected shipping times are listed on each product page.
  • Suzy Shier - December 14 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Walmart - Varies by province and shipping method. See site for details.

Each site provides approximate shipping dates only as volume, location, weather, and other factors could cause further delays. It's also worth noting that many stores offer in-store pickup for online orders, which may be a better option in some cases if you're worried about delays.

Didn't see the store you were looking for on our list? Some stores have not yet provided a holiday shipping deadline, so keep checking back, as we'll be sure to update as more dates become available!

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