Keep these dates handy: USPS shares suggested dates for mailing gifts

Time is running out to make sure your packages get to where they need to be in time for Christmas.
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 6:32 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2021 at 9:44 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The clock is ticking for you to complete your holiday shopping and get the gifts in the mail.

The United States Postal Service is reminding everyone of important dates for gifts to arrive on-time for Christmas.

Shipping things to the U.S. Mainland? Dec. 17 is the day for that, unless you opt for Priority Express — then it’s Dec. 21.

And inter-island shipping can be done as late as Dec. 22 for Priority Express customers. The USPS provided the full breakdown below:

The deadlines for holiday shipping provided by USPS.
The deadlines for holiday shipping provided by USPS.(USPS)

USPS says if you ship your gifts after the suggested dates, your parcels could still arrive on time. However weather and shipping volumes are often unknown factors.

Of course, with the shipping delays and shortages of goods, officials have encouraged people to get things done as soon as possible.

[Read more: Using USPS to send your holiday packages? Shop (and ship) early.]

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