If you're like us, you're sitting around wondering how you can get your packages to your holiday destination without paying an extortionate fee at the airport. The best option is order online and have them sent—especially with all of the free shipping offers in the Cool Hunting Exclusive Deals & Steals section of our 2008 Holiday Gift Guide.
But are you too late to get it there on time you ask? Maybe it's the holiday spirit, but we've decided to help you sort through the options and provide you with a list of places and the details that will guarantee you get it there before the 25th. This way, even if you can't make Mama proud with a shiny new Rolex, at least she'll think you have your act togehter and that's something even Santa can't get her.
Get free two-day shipping on all U.S. orders over $100, for online orders placed between 15-22 December. Warm up your friends with an Isotope Parka or a Down Sweater, both offer slim fits and minimal weight while providing ultra insulation.
To order items like their Wine Thermometer or Drop Stop Tea Strainer by 24 December, order by 5pm on 18 December via standard shipping or shop through 23 December and choose express checkout.
While the last full day to order is 22 December, this year Amazon is offering Local Express Shipping as late as 9:30am on 24 December for select cities. With a flexible shipping method and books like The Flavor Bible, Christopher Walken A to Z, and the Robert Bolaño: 2666 Three-Volume Boxed Set in addition to music like Cornelius: Sensurround + B-Sides and Grace Jones: Hurricane, or gadgets like the Travel Sewing Kit there's something there for everyone.
Offering unique gifts for the design-savvy crowd, the MoMA Store's last day to shop with guaranteed standard shipping to U.S. locations is 18 December, but luckily they're offering to accept orders placed by 9am on 22 December and ship them express for an extra $15. For the java-lover in your life, there's the Handpresso Portable Espresso Maker which will get they're morning going even when on the go, or pick up a Tigrado Backpack for the tykes, or show someone you care and keep them bicycle accident-free with Windrider Bicycle Clips.
For our U.K. readers, Selfridges offers clever and decadent hampers available for xmas delivery provide you order by noon on 22 December 2008.