holiday gifts 2021

What’s the Absolute Last Day I Can Order Gifts in Time for the Holidays?

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This is it, folks: At this point, your online-shopping options for gifts that will arrive by Christmas are extremely limited. If you still want something to wrap and put under the tree, you’ll need to hit “add to cart” ASAP.

Below, you’ll find our latest rundown of several retailers’ drop-dead shipping dates — the absolute last day they’ll reliably promise delivery by Christmas. We’ll be updating this list until the very last minute. (If you do miss a cutoff, check out our e-gift card ideas for near-instant delivery gratification, or consider a virtual experience or subscription gift that will keep on giving into 2022.)


Adidas’s cutoff for standard shipping has passed, but you can still snag an e-gift card — the brand is offering $10 off a $50 gift card for all orders placed before December 31.


You can place your orders from Anthropologie using U.S. express shipping until December 23 at 9 a.m. ET.

To receive gifts from on time, order by December 22 with overnight shipping.

Barnes & Noble

The cutoff date for standard and expedited shipping at Barnes & Noble has passed, but Barnes & Noble locations will be open for pickup until noon local time on December 24.


There’s a bounty of gift-worthy Strategist favorites at Everlane, and the brand is currently offering free express shipping — but it hasn’t specified a cutoff, so don’t procrastinate.


Order by December 22 with overnight shipping to receive your gifts by Christmas Eve.


KiwiCo is no longer offering guaranteed shipping for Christmas, but you can gift a subscription to the kiddos in your life to keep the joy of opening a new box going all year long.


You can still shop at Macy’s for last-minute gifts until December 22 with standard shipping. After that, you have until December 23 with express shipping, or you can stop in at a Macy’s location until 3 p.m. local time on December 24.


You can no longer order from Mejuri using standard shipping, but you can still check out using expedited shipping until December 22.

MoMA Design Store

Place your order by December 23 at 11 a.m. ET using overnight shipping to receive your design-minded gifts by December 24.


The deadline for timely Christmas delivery from Nordstrom has already passed, but physical locations will remain open with regular hours through December 24.

Pottery Barn

December 22 at 11 p.m. PT is the latest you can order ready-to-ship gifts and home goods from Pottery Barn with next-day shipping.


There are plenty of things in our gift guide for outdoorsy people from REI. While the company is no longer offering guaranteed shipping by Christmas, most REI locations are open for curbside pickup through December 24.