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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 8. Plan ahead to ensure your gift gets to Mom on time. Here are the UPS services we suggest* for your 2016 Mother's Day shipping:

 Ship Date  Guaranteed Delivery Date  Service Level to Use
 April 28 - May 5  Delivery by Friday, May 6
 (based on origin and destination)
 UPS Ground (Calculate Time)
 May 3  Delivery on Friday, May 6  UPS 3 Day Select®
 May 4 or 5  Delivery on Friday, May 6 or Saturday, May 7*  UPS 2nd Day Air®
 May 5  Delivery on Friday, May 6  UPS Next Day Air Saver®
 May 6
 Delivery on Saturday, May 7*  UPS Next Day Air®
UPS Next Day Air® Early

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Top 5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Whether fresh flowers, clothing, or jewelry, UPS can handle your shipment. Need a few suggestions for Mother's Day? Here are some popular gifts based on a National Retail Federation survey of consumer spending:

  1. Flowers: Two-thirds of those surveyed buy flowers, spending nearly $2.4 billion.
  2. Gift cards: Consumers will spend $1.8 billion on gift cards and $1.5 billion on personal services like a day spa outing.
  3. Clothing and accessories:  (35.8%) will purchase a new blouse or sweater, spending $1.9 billion.
  4. Electronics: Those buying electronics will spend $1.8 billion on gadgets like smartphone and tablets.
  5. Food: Families will spend $3.8 billion treating mom to a nice surprise brunch or activity.
Source: National Retail Federation (2015)

Plan Ahead with UPS My Choice and UPS Access Point Services

Don't want to miss Mother's Day packages? UPS My Choice® allows you to control when and where you receive your package, while UPS Access PointTM service allows you to pick up when and where you choose.

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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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*UPS is making an operational adjustment for Saturday, May 7 to handle the heavy delivery volume. On that day, we will extend the UPS Next Day Air® and UPS Next Day Air® Early delivery commitment time by 90 minutes from the standard time displayed in Calculate Time and Cost. Depending on the destination ZIP code, some shipments may have an end-of-day delivery commitment. Note that UPS does not deliver on Sunday.

Use Calculate Time and Cost to check Saturday Delivery availability to your destination. Saturday Delivery surcharge applies. For Saturday 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 is not available with UPS Ground, UPS 3 Day Select®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver® services.

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