Online Holiday Shopping in 2023: Don't Wait Until it's Too Late!

Online Holiday Shopping in 2023: Don't Wait Until it's Too Late!

Posted by Stephen Alexander on Nov 29, 2023

December is here, and it is dotted with holidays where giving gifts and being merry are pivotal. The last thing you want is your merriment and joy turned into stress and frustration because your gifts won't arrive on time!

It's never too early to order holiday gifts, but use this little guide to help learn when to order gifts in time for the holidays.

As a general rule of thumb: always assume it will take around 5 days for your package to arrive, even when using the USPS Priority Mail shipping option. Leave room for error, and make less stress for yourself.

When Should I Order Gifts for a White Elephant Party?

White elephant parties can happen anytime during this holiday season. Whether it's with workmates or family and friends, White Elephant is a time to exchange outrageous yet thoughtful gifts.

If you have a white elephant party coming up, don't wait: order your gifts now!

Allow up to 5 days for your packages to arrive.

When you order over $35 from Waterbeds 'n' Stuff, you will automatically be eligible for Priority Mail for free, which can take approximately 3 days to arrive.

Browse our White Elephant collection for funny white elephant gifts no one will see coming.

When Should I Order Gifts for Hanukkah?

Hanukkah takes place over eight days, from Thu, Dec. 7, 2023 until Fri, Dec. 15, 2023. This Jewish festival reaffirms the ideals of Judaism, and when you find the right gift you don't want it to be delivered too late to give!

Ideally you should order gifts for Hanukkah by Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 to have them in time for the first day of Hanukkah, Thursday, Dec. 7.

When shipping USPS Priority Mail, our free shipping option for orders over $35, you might get away with ordering your gifts Sunday, Dec. 3 at the latest. If you order your presents on Dec. 3, they will be shipped out Monday the 4th and begin their transit to you and should be at your door by Thursday the 7th.

When Should I Order Gifts for Christmas?

Christmas in 2023 falls on a Monday, which means the Post Office and other major postal services may not deliver packages on the preceding Saturday or Sunday as well.

Because it falls on the Monday following a weekend, we suggest you order Christmas presents online by Tuesday, December 19th if you are using our USPS Priority Mail shipping option, our free shipping option for orders over $35. Ordering your gifts by Tuesday should put them at your door by Friday, December 22nd.

There's still time! Shop our Holiday Collection to easily pick out unique and fun gifts for your family and friends. With thousands of products 20% off site-wide and free Priority shipping for orders over $35, Waterbeds 'n' Stuff can make holiday shopping easy!

What are the Cutoff Dates for Postal Services for the 2023 Holiday Season?

For the shipping options Waterbeds 'n' Stuff offers, it is important to know what dates postal services will not deliver packages. If you order too late, you risk your gifts not arriving on time, reaching you after your holiday has already passed!

Here are the dates postal services will not deliver, as well as their recommended last shipping date:

USPS Year-End Holiday Schedule

USPS Last Days to Ship for December 23rd Delivery (including 1 day lead time):

  • USPS Ground Advantage: Friday, Dec. 15th;
  • Priority Mail (Free Shipping option): Tuesday, Dec. 19th;
  • Priority Mail Express: Tuesday, Dec. 19th.

UPS Year-End Holiday Schedule

UPS Last Days to Ship for December 23rd Delivery (including 1 day lead time):

  • UPS Next Day Air: Wednesday, Dec. 20th.

Get Your Best Christmas Gifts of 2023 at Waterbeds 'n' Stuff!

Between Waterbeds 'n' Stuff and our sister company Beds 'n' Stuff, we have everything you could ever want this holiday season including some of the best holiday gifts of 2023.

Give the gift of a new furniture set from Beds 'n' Stuff. We partner with some of the top brands in the world including Ashley Furniture, Coaster, Sierra Sleep, and so much more. We offer competitive pricing, special-order deliveries, and all of the hottest and newest furniture sets, so shop furniture today at

Of course, here Waterbeds 'n' Stuff we offer a wide variety of everything else! We're Columbus' #1 smoke shop, working closely with major brands to bring the newest, best products around. Since we also have a Wholesale division, we get support and input from our wholesale customers about what products are the best, and we can continue bring those cool items to you!

Shop the Waterbeds 'n' Stuff Holiday Collection, including our White Elephant category for those quirky gifts, Family-Friendly Gifts category for more mild products that anyone can enjoy, and of course our Gifts for Smokers category with the hottest products any toker can enjoy.

Happy Holidays!

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**The beliefs and opinions expressed in this blog are not those of Waterbeds ‘n’ Stuff.