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2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines from Canadian Retailers

2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines from Canadian Retailers

By Ambia Staley

It's already that time of year to start thinking about your holiday shopping!

In late September, experts started advising Canadian shoppers to plan ahead and do their shopping early due to ongoing global supply issues and shortages affecting a number of sectors. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not helping matters either, with outbreaks impacting production at numerous factories, impacting store stock and even delivery services.

If you plan on shopping online for the best gifts this holiday season, then you'll want check out our list of shipping deadlines from various Canadian retailers -- note that some retailers have not yet provided holiday cut-off times, so we've listed the delivery time frame for standard orders instead.

Abercrombie & Fitch

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take 5-7 business days
  • In-store/curbside pickup is available at select locations

adidas

  • December 10 for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia
  • December 14 for Ontario & Quebec
  • Any location not listed does not have a shipping estimate, and adidas suggests ordering as soon as possible

Aldo Shoes

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take up to 6 business days
  • Free ship-to-store option

Altitide Sports

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Delivery dates for your shipping method is shown at checkout

Amazon.ca

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Delivery estimates are posted on product pages and at checkout

American Eagle

  • Rural Standard Orders: by December 10 at 6 AM ET
  • Standard Orders (to the remainder of Canada): by December 14 at 6 AM ET
  • In-store & curbside pickup option available at many locations

Apple

Ardene

Aritzia

  • December 15 at 11:59 PM PT: for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon
  • December 21 at 11:59 PM PT: for all other provinces

Athleta

  • No holiday cut-off posted: "FREE Every Day" delivery takes 7-9 business days, while standard delivery takes 4-5 business days

Atmosphere

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Most orders typically arrive within 5 business days

Banana Republic

  • No holiday cut-off posted: "FREE Every Day" delivery takes 7-9 business days, while standard delivery takes 4-5 business days

The Bay

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard delivery 3-10 business days depending on location
  • In-store/curbside pickup is available (sometimes in as little as 3 hours)

Bench

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take 4-7 business days

Best Buy

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Delivery estimates for your address are posted on product pages and at checkout
  • In-store/curbside pick up option is available (sometimes in as little as 1 hour)

The Body Shop

  • Standard Orders: by December 12 for Ontario & Quebec/ by December 8 for all other provinces
  • Express Orders: by December 15

Buffalo Jeans

  • Order by December 13

Call It Spring

  • Order by December 17
  • Free ship-to-store option

Canadian Tire

  • December 17: for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Montreal
  • December 13: for all other regions
  • In-store and curbside are available at most locations

The Children's Place

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take up to 10 business days
  • In-store pickup available

Clinique

  • Rural and Remote: Monday, December 13 at 2 PM ET
  • Standard Ground: Friday, December 17 at 2 PM ET
  • Express: Tuesday, December 21 at 12 PM ET

Clarins

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take 2-10 business days

Crocs

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders ship within 1-2 days of ordering and then take 3-7 business days for delivery

Dynamite

  • Deadlines vary between December 2 and 20 depending on shipping method and location -- view the full list of cut-off dates online
  • Ship-to-store option is available. Same-day delivery with Uber is available in select areas of Toronto and Montreal

eBay Canada

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Delivery time depends on shipping method/distance. You can view shipping methods on product pages

Foot Locker

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Orders typically ship 1 business day after ordering and delivery time varies depending on location

Frank And Oak

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take 2-4 business days in Quebec & Ontario, 7 days in BC, 5 days for all other provinces, and up to 14 days to the territories

GameStop Canada

  • Standard Orders: by December 16 at 12 PM ET for Ontario/ by December 9 at 12 PM ET for all other locations
  • Express Orders: by December 21 at 12 PM ET
  • In-store pickup is available at select locations

Gap

  • No holiday cut-off posted: "FREE Every Day" delivery takes 7-9 business days, while standard delivery takes 4-5 business days

H&M

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take 3-8 business days

Indigo

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take 1-9 business days
  • In-store/curbside pickup is available at select stores

LEGO

  • Standard orders: by December 15 at 12:00 ET
  • Note that orders are currently taking longer than usual and LEGO suggests ordering as soon as possible

Naturalizer

  • Order by Monday, December 12 at 12 AM
  • While Naturalizer has posted an estimated cut-off date, they also warn that they cannot guarantee your order to arrive on time and suggest ordering as soon as possible

Old Navy

  • No holiday cut-off posted: "FREE Every Day" delivery takes 7-9 business days, while standard delivery takes 4-5 business days

Sephora

  • No holiday cut-off posted: expected delivery dates are shown at checkout
  • Sephora is currently warning that orders are taking longer than usual due to high demand
  • In-store pickup option is available for select products at select locations

The Source

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Standard orders take 2-14 business days depending on location
  • In-store pickup and ship-to-store options are available at select locations

UNIQLO

  • No holiday cut-off posted: expected delivery dates are shown at checkout
  • Due to high demand, UNIQLO is warning that you may experience longer than normal shipping times for orders
  • Click & Collect option for in-store pickup normally takes 2-6 business days (currently not available in BC)

Walmart Canada

  • No holiday cut-off posted: Shipping time varies based on product and location. Estimates are posted on product pages
  • In-store/Curbside pickup is available for select items at most locations

Note that many sites might have not yet updated their shipping deadlines to account for the recent weather in British Columbia. If you live in BC, please give yourself extra time for shipping.

Each site provides approximate shipping dates only. Volume, location, weather, and other factors could cause further delays. Didn't see the store you're looking for on this list? Be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back, as we'll update this article as new information becomes available!

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