The 10th annual Free Shipping Day kicks off Friday, Dec. 15.
If you still have gifts to buy, today's the day. More than 950 retailers are offering the service with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve with no minimum purchase required at FreeShippingDay.com.
Participating retailers include Macy's, Toys R Us, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gap, Belk, Target, Barnes & Noble, Foot Locker, Kate Spade, Godiva and more.
Shopping online is the way to go (everyone's doing it this year!), since stores are crowded and merchandise is likely picked over. If you're sending gifts out of town, click through the site to buy them, add free gift wrap and a personal message (a handy service offered by many stores) and ship them directly to those on your list.
According the United States Postal Service holiday shipping schedule, Dec. 19 is the drop-dead deadline to send first-class mail to arrive by Christmas Eve.