Online Holiday Shopping Deadlines

December 19, 2016 by Lila Delilah

The holiday shopping season is quickly coming to a crescendo. Online shopping has been complicated by the fact that Christmas starts on Sunday. Those waiting until the very last minute will have to use a messenger or pay for Saturday delivery. The hours to take advantage of shipping is ticking away quickly.

As a special note, Uber Rush has been a life-changer. We usually pay between $6 and $12 to have packages picked up and hand delivered throughout much of the city. Many stores and boutiques though out the city also offer messenger services. Prices tend to range from $15 to $30. Some stores will wave the fee for expensive purchases.

Below is your guide to getting your gift there on time– along with how much it will cost.

Same Day: $25
Get it there: Next business day $20
Deadline: 12/20 at 12:00PM EST
Gift Wrapping: Free black box and black & white ribbon
Discount: Up to 60%

Bergdorf Goodman
Messenger: $30
Get it there: Free two-day shipping BGGIFT
Deadline: 12/20 at 12:00PM EST
Gift Wrapping: Free silver box with lavender ribbon
Discount: Up to 60%

Get it there: Express shipping
Shipping deadline: 12/22 12:00PM EST
Same day delivery: 12/24/16 10:00AM EST (California, Illinois, New Jersey & Washington D.C.)
In-Store pickup deadline: 12/24/16 2PM EST
Gift Wrapping: $5 white bottom and black top with elastic bow
Discount: Up to 60%

Same day (within Manhattan): $25
Get it there: Next business day $20
Deadline: 12/22 5:30PM EST
Gift Wrapping: Free, sale items come wrapped in tissue paper but full priced merchandise is eligible for their iconic matte black boxes
Discount: Up to 70%

Get it there: Free Rush
Deadline: 12/22 12:00PM EST
Gift Wrapping: Not available on all items but the $2 gift set includes a gift box, tissue paper, a silver ribbon and a gift tag
Discount: Up to 60%

Saks Fifth Avenue
Messenger: $10 within NYC
Get it there: Free shipping with the code HOLIDAY
Deadline: 12/23 12:00PM EST
Gift Wrapping: Free black box with snowflakes, red bottom and red ribbon
Discount: Up to 70%


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