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Last-Minute Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Sites With Fast, Last-Minute (and Free) Holiday Shipping

Still scrambling to do some online Christmas shopping? Don't fret! There are many major sites that offer fast, last-minute holiday shipping, some of which is completely free. Most rules apply to general merchandise and not to special items or gift cards, so make sure you check with the site directly before you buy, but all guarantee delivery on either Dec. 24 or 25. Here, we've gathered a list of some holiday shipping policies that will please even ultimate procrastinators.

Amazon: Buy your gifts using free super saver shipping and standard shipping until Dec. 19. And if you're part of the Amazon Prime club, you'll enjoy free two-day service until Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. EST. The absolute last chance to order to get gifts on time? Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. EST.

Apple: Get free shipping if you order certain iPad, iPhone, iPod, and MacBook models by midnight Dec. 18. Some products have earlier deadlines, so check with the site to make sure. Next-day shipping is available for many items if you order before midnight Dec. 21.

Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy: All three retailers are offering free shipping on orders of at least $50 if you order by Dec. 19 at 11:59 p.m. EST. One-day shipping is also an option until Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. EST.

Best Buy: The last date to order with standard shipping is Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. EST. You can still try expedited shipping until Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. EST, but there's no guarantee that it will get there on time, although the retailer promises to try its best.

Bloomingdale's: Standard delivery is up and running until 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 20. The deadline for express delivery? Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. EST.

Brookstone: Shop the site and use standard shipping until 5 p.m. EST Dec. 19. Next-day service is an option until 6 p.m. on Dec. 21; enjoy free shipping on orders of at least $99.

JCPenney: Order from the department store by Dec. 19 to use standard delivery service. For last-minute shipping, Christmas delivery is available if you shop by noon EST on Dec. 22.

Macy's: Use standard shipping until 11:59 p.m. EST Dec. 20 (get free shipping with a $99 minimum purchase). Express service is offered up until Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. EST. Macy's guarantees you'll get it on time so much so that it'll even give you a gift card for the value of the order if you don't receive it by Christmas Day.

Victoria's Secret, Williams-Sonoma, and more after the break.

Nordstrom: Free standard shipping at the department store's site is available until Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. EST. The last day to order to get it by Christmas? Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. EST.

Tiffany & Co.: Take advantage of free shipping from the major jewelry retailer on Christmas gifts until Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. EST.

Victoria's Secret: You can get express shipping up until 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 21. Shipping is free on all orders of at least $100 when you use the code SHIP12.

Williams-Sonoma: Shop for gifts for the cook in your life using standard shipping until noon PST on Dec. 20. For the last-minute rush? You still have until 6 p.m. PST on Dec. 21. Get free shipping on orders over $49 using code SHIP4FREE.

Zappos: Order shoes, clothing, and more with free standard shipping for guaranteed Christmas delivery until Dec. 22 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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