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Delivering Gifts of Appreciation to Moms Everywhere


Your mother, stepmother, grandmother, or sister. A close friend, godmother, neighbor, or special maternal figure. Whether they are first-time or long-time mothers--or just mom-like--show them how special they are with a special gift. No matter where your gifts are headed, timing for Mother's Day shipping is everything. We're here to help you surprise and delight.

Mother's Day Shipping: Suggested UPS Services


This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 11. Plan ahead to ensure your gift gets to Mom on time. Here are the UPS services we suggest* for your 2014 Mother's Day shipping:

 Shipping On  Arrival  Service We Suggest*
 May 9  Delivery early on Saturday, May 10*  UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®
 May 9  Delivery on Saturday, May 10*  UPS Next Day Air®
 May 8  Delivery on Friday, May 9*  UPS Next Day Air Saver®
 May 7 or 8  Delivery on Friday or Saturday*  UPS 2nd Day Air®
 May 6  Delivery on Friday, May 9  UPS 3 Day Select®
 May 1-8   Delivery guaranteed by Friday, May 9 (based on
 origin and destination)
 UPS Ground (Calculate Time)

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Top 5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

From picture frames to flowers to clothing, UPS can handle your shipment. Not sure what to give? These top Mother's Day gift ideas are based on a National Retail Federation survey of consumer spending:

  1. Flowers: Two-thirds of those surveyed buy flowers, spending nearly $2.2 billion.
  2. Gift cards: Consumers will spend $1.8 billion on gift cards and $1.3 billion on personal services like a day spa outing.
  3. Clothing and accessories: Nearly one-third (32.8%) will purchase a new blouse or sweater, spending $1.6 billion.
  4. Electronics: Those buying electronics (12.7%) will spend $1.6 billion on gadgets like tablets and digital cameras.
  5. Food: Half (54.3%) will treat mom to a nice brunch or dinner, spending $3.4 billion.
Source: National Retail Federation (2013)

Plan Ahead with UPS My Choice  

Don't want to miss packages around Mother's Day? With UPS My Choice®, there's no need to worry whether you will be home. As a UPS My Choice Member, you control where and when your UPS packages arrive.

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Leave the Packaging to The UPS Store

Whether you're shipping keepsakes or chocolates, or even something that's oversized or breakable, we can handle it. The staff at The UPS Store® is professionally trained to pack your item. Ask about our Pack & Ship Guarantee.

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Mother's Day Shipping Guidelines

Good packaging for your Mother's Day shipment can help your gift arrive on time and in good condition, keeping mom happy. We provide helpful recommendations, weight and size guidelines, and measurement tips.

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*Note: For Saturday, May 10 delivery, you must select the Saturday option when creating the shipment, and affix an orange Saturday Delivery sticker to each envelope or package. Stickers are available at The UPS Store® or at a UPS Drop Box. Saturday Delivery not available with UPS Ground, UPS 3 Day Select®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver® services.

UPS is making an operational adjustment for Saturday, May 10. On that day, we will relax the UPS Next Day Air® delivery commitment time by 90 minutes.

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