I am a big fan of containers for everything and my label maker is one of my most prized possessions (I know), but something about the holidays brings out the procrastinator in me. I have a tendency to wait until the very last minute to shop and then complain about it when I can't snag the items I need in time. Please tell me I'm not alone on this one. Anyway, there has to be a solution for people like me, right? Turns out there are a few sites that deliver on Christmas Day — or at least darn near close.
Whether you are an avid user of your Prime membership and simply need to test just how dependable it is, or you are looking for some of the season's most coveted electronics, chances are likely there's a site that can get you your goods in time for Christmas Day. Oh, and if you just aren't feeling the cooking-on-Christmas shenanigans, then I've even included an option for takeout delivery that can bring dinner to your door.
OK, but seriously — let's stop procrastinating and get to work. So, pull out your credit card and put on your most serious online shopping sweatpants. I know we can get through this together.
Amazon offers its Prime members free two-day shipping through Dec. 22, meaning you can order on that day and receive your package in time for Christmas Eve. On the other hand, Prime members in select cities can place orders Dec. 23 through Dec. 24 and receive free one-day, same-day, and even two-hour delivery.
Macy's doesn't exactly deliver on Christmas Day, but they come pretty close. The department store's deadline for standard delivery is Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. EST, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. EST for premium shipping, Dec. 22 by 12 p.m. EST for express shipping, and Dec. 24 by 10 a.m. local time for same-day delivery. But keep in mind that same-day delivery is only available within select cities. You can also buy online by Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. local time and pick up in stores.
The electronics super store delivers almost on Christmas Day with shipping guarantees that extend as long as Christmas Eve. The cutoff for large home delivery items is Dec. 19, and most other items should be purchased online by Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m. CT. If you choose same-day delivery, then you will want to purchase your items by Dec. 24 before 12 p.m. local time. You can also pick up items in store as long as you place your order by 4 p.m. local time.
The popular 24/7 food delivery service might just be the answer to your but-I-don't-want-to-cook prayers on Christmas Day. With more than 30,000 restaurants in their network, Grubhub noted that their most popular delivery item on Christmas Day is Chinese takeout.
Choose your designer labels from Nordie's as late as Dec. 20 by 12 p.m. EST with two business day shipping and Dec. 21 by 12 p.m. ET for free standard shipping to receive your items in time for Christmas. You can also place an order as late as Dec. 22 by 12 p.m. EST and receive it on Dec. 23, but you'll pony up an extra $10.
For the store that has you saying, "I just need one thing" and buying 100, guaranteed delivery by Dec. 24 with standard shipping is no longer available. Place an order by Dec. 22 at 12 p.m. with Express 1-Day Shipping and you'll be sure to have in time to place it under the tree. Of course, you can also pop into the store on Christmas Eve –– just check your local store's hours.
7Toys "R" Us
If you still have to pick up the number one toy at the top of your child's house, then you need to place your order at Toys "R" Us by Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. EST and choose expedited shipping to receive your item in time for the holidays. Place an order by Dec. 20 by 11:59 p.m. EST and choose express shipping or Dec. 24 by 12 p.m. ET and pick up your items in store.
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