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Holiday Ordering and Return Deadlines for the U.S.

When shipping to addresses in the U.S., order your gifts by the dates on this page to ensure they arrive by December 24, 2015. Ordering deadlines may vary by item. If you need to return an item, it may fall under our extended returns policy for the holidays.

Contiguous U.S. Ordering Deadlines

Shipping Speed Ordering Cutoff Date
Free Shipping December 16
Standard Shipping December 18
Two-Day Shipping (Free with Prime) December 22
One-Day Shipping December 23
Same-Day Delivery December 24
FREE Two-Hour Delivery (exclusively for Prime Members via Prime Now) December 24, 9:30 p.m. local time

Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico Ordering Deadlines

Shipping Speed Ordering Cutoff Date
Free Shipping - AK and HI Only December 13
Standard Shipping (Free with Prime) - AK, HI, PR, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States December 14
Two-Day Shipping - AK, HI, and PR December 15
One-Day Shipping - AK, HI, and PR December 16


  • Not all shipping speeds are available for all items and all addresses. For more information, go to Amazon Prime Shipping Benefits - Eligible Items & Addresses.
  • If the item you're ordering is out of stock or unavailable to ship immediately, the shipping method time starts when the item ships. For example, it will take two business days after an item ships to reach you with Two-Day Shipping.
  • We may ship products by ground or air; our shipping speeds don't correspond to any carrier-branded shipping services.
  • If available, Saturday or Sunday delivery will be specified on the product page and/or during checkout. Otherwise, our shipping methods apply to business days only, not weekends or holidays.
  • Remember to check the ordering cut-off time shown on the detail page.
  • Orders over $1300 may require a signature.

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