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There’s no snow yet here, but I’m still starting to feel the holiday cheer.  Making the first batch of shortbread today.

Next Monday is the shipping deadline for regular shipping to destinations in North America — ie: Canada and the USA.  Although there’s a day or two wiggle room if you live in a major centre.

You’ve got more time if you spring for Premium shipping via Canada Post’s XPresspost service, and there’s always gift certificates.

Tea Cosy Gift wrapped in gold tissue

2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

FREE Shipping to Canada   Monday, December 12
Premium Shipping via Canada Post XpresspostTM (2 day guaranteed) – Wednesday, December 21
XPresspost service incurs additional charges ranging from $10 to $25

FREE Shipping to the USA   Monday, December 12
Premium Shipping via Canada Post XpresspostTM (2 or 3 day guaranteed) – Friday, December 16
XPresspost service incurs additional charges ranging from $20 to $27

Shipping to Europe & Australia/New Zealand
Too late — unless your giftee is really, really special.  Canada Post’s XPresspost service is available until December 9th from +$60 to $65 (ouch) depending on the destination.

No shipping deadlines for Gift Certificates

Never too late for Gift Certificates which are emailed and deliverable in minutes.  Genius.