Where to Order Online Gifts in Time for Christmas: A Guide for Procrastinators

A procrastinator's guide for ordering and order presents by Christmas Eve.

— -- Ready or not, Christmas is just days away. The time to buy gifts online in time for Christmas Eve is drawing near, but there's still time to order with several retailers -- some of which offer free faster delivery.

UPS has invested $5 million to have a smoother delivery day today, its busiest of the year. To receive gifts by Christmas eve, UPS customers must choose 2nd Day Air and ship today for delivery on Wednesday, Dec. 24. For customers willing to ship by Tuesday, you can have delivery by Christmas Eve by paying more.

Be ready for unexpected weather delays or delivery mishaps, just in case.

Here's where to shop:


Today is the last day to order for Christmas with Amazon Prime free Two-Day Shipping. On Tuesday, you can choose one-day shipping to get a gift in time for Christmas Eve. On Wednesday, pricier same-day delivery is available only in select cities.



Christmas Eve delivery is guaranteed for Shari’s Berries customers who order with overnight shipping by tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET.



To receive purchases by Christmas, orders must be placed by 1 p.m. ET tomorrow, Dec. 23. GameStop also offers the “pick-up in store” option for all online purchases or through the mobile app, but the product must be available at the requested store to qualify.


Use code "STAR" for $9.95 flat-rate shipping today to receive gift baskets, gourmet food and even The Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes by Christmas.


Get overnight shipping for $10 before noon ET on Tuesday. For an extra discount of 30 percent off full-price styles and extra 40 percent off winter sale styles in stores and online, use code "HOLIDAYTIME."


Order by 5 p.m. ET today with free next-day shipping to get your gifts by Dec. 24.

NRML.com custom earphones

Custom 3-D printed earphones are ordered, printed, shipped, and delivered in 48 hours and gift cards are also available online. The headphones are customized by the user and ordered via a free mobile app. They are engineered and 3-D printed in New York City at the company's flagship for $199.


OTTE boutiques and collection is described as offering "understated luxury and modern design." Choose overnight today or Tuesday to arrive in time for Christmas.


OWEN is a 1,800-square foot boutique in New York City with over 50 established and emerging men’s and women’s wear designers. Owner Phillip Salem says, “Fashion to me is a preference, not a rule, so I focus on pieces that are modern, structured and detail oriented - with a subtle flair for the dramatic.”

Choose overnight today or Tuesday to arrive in time for Christmas Day.


Free shipping on your $49 order, no promo code needed. Add $15 off your order of $75 or more if you enter promo code "holiday15" at Checkout.


Order by 11:59 p.m. ET tonight to get your gifts on or before Dec. 24 with next-day shipping.


Starbucks offers priority overnight (one business day) for as much as $25 or two business days for $15. Members receive an additional 10 percent off "End of Year Sale" items through Jan. 5 with code MSREXTRA in the U.S. only while supplies last.


It's too late for Target.com delivery in time for Christmas, but desperate shoppers may have the option of store pickup. On Christmas Eve, shoppers can place online orders for store pickup as late as 5 p.m. and have their items ready that day.


Order flowery gifts, such as a "Gingerbread Cookie Jar Bouquet," for same-day delivery through Teleflora. After you enjoy the holiday bouquet, you still have a ceramic jar with lid and recipes by "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.

Order your kitchenware and gourmet food items by Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET for next-day shipping.


Walmart.com's rush shipping cutoff ends today. Customers can order from Walmart.com by Tuesday and receive free same-day pickup in stores on Dec. 24.