Holiday Shipping

We know at this time of year prompt and smooth shipping is especially important. So we have put this brief guide together to help. The following are GUIDELINES only, however. We ship dozens of packages a week via a variety of carriers and we continue to see higher-than-normal delays due to Covid and related issues. So we urge all our customers to order as early as possible to help ensure prompt delivery. 

Orders under $250

All domestic orders under $250 now include free media mail shipping.  USPS suggests Wednesday Dec. 15th as the last day to order via media mail for arrival by the 24th. (For those west of the Mississippi, we recommend the 13th).

If ordering after the 15th and until 12/17, we recommend upgrading to Priority for delivery by 12/24. If ordering after 12/17, please choose "I have a different shipping preference" at checkout and we will be in touch with options and pricing for delivery by the 24th. Please note that we cannot provide any reasonable guarantee of 12/24 delivery by any means after Dec. 22nd. However, we will continue to offer overnight and other expedited options until Dec. 23rd. We will not be shipping on Dec. 24th.

Orders $250 and over

All domestic orders over $250 include free Priority shipping. USPS and UPS suggest ordering by 12/17 for delivery by 12/24. If ordering after 12/17, please choose "I have a different shipping preference" at checkout and we will be in touch with options and pricing for delivery by the 24th. Please note that we cannot provide any reasonable guarantee of 12/24 delivery by any means after Dec. 22nd. However, we will continue to offer overnight and other expedited options until Dec. 23rd. We will not be shipping on Dec. 24th.

International Orders

We ship most international orders over $500 gratis via USPS. USPS is advising that Monday Dec. 6th is the last day for ordering for a 12/24 delivery. And international orders placed by that time are likely to receive prompt delivery. However, we continue to see unexpected and unprecidented delays on many international packages. Given Covid, as well as various complications caused by recent EU and UK new customs/VAT laws, we cannot guarantee overseas deliveries by any method other than DHL. (We have found DHL to be the only carrier consistently able to provide accurate international shipping times.) So we urge our international customers to order ASAP. After Dec. 6th, please contact us for options and prices. Expedited DHL shipping for 12/24 delivery is available through Dec. 20th, with prices usually starting around $125.

PLEASE NOTE: international buyers are responsible for any customs, taxes, and related import fees. Given recent changes to a variety of international laws, we are unable to accomodate requests to misrepresent, misdeclare, or otherwise falsify customs documents when shipping internationally. We appreciate your understanding.