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Mother's Day Shipping

Mother's Day Shipping

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 14. Plan ahead to ensure your gift gets to Mom on time. Due to heavy shipping volume the day before Mother’s Day, UPS is making an operational adjustment for Saturday, May 13. On that day we will extend the delivery commitment time by 90 minutes for UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Air® Early deliveries along with UPS Worldwide Express® and UPS Worldwide Express Plus® packages delivered in the U.S.

  • Commitment times for all services listed above will be extended by 90 minutes. Delivery commitment times vary by destination ZIP code.
    • Areas with a Saturday commit time of 12:00 p.m., deliveries will be made by 1:30 p.m.
    • Areas with a Saturday commit time of 1:30 p.m., deliveries will be made by 3:00 p.m.

Learn more about shipping options for 2017 Mother's Day shipping: 

ship date                                                                                                                                            GUARANTEE DELIVERY DATE  SERVICE LEVEL TO USE
May 4 - May 12 Delivery by Saturday, May 13
(based on origin and destination)
UPS Ground* (Get a Quote)
May 9 - May 10 Delivery by Saturday, May 13 UPS 3 Day Select®* (Get a Quote)
May 10 or May 11 Delivery on Friday, May 12 or Saturday, May 13** UPS 2nd Day Air®
May 11 Delivery on Friday, May 12 UPS Next Day Air Saver®
May 12 Delivery on Saturday, May 13** UPS Next Day Air®
UPS Next Day Air® Early
May 14 Delivery by Sunday, May 14 UPS Express Critical®***

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Get Your Mother's Day Shipment There on Time

Last minute shipping does not have to be the reason your special gift does'nt reach Mom in time. Here are a few helpful tips and services UPS has that will make planning ahead conveinent and manageable.

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To be notified via email or text when the status of your package has changed, select the Notify me with Updates feature when tracking your shipment on ups.com®. Continue to check ups.com for service updates.

*UPS Ground or UPS 3 Day Select delivery by May 13 depends on origin and destination. Saturday delivery is only available in Saturday Ground Service Territories. Use Get a Quote for scheduled delivery date. Saturday Delivery surcharge may apply.

**Use Get a Quote to check Saturday delivery availability to your destination. For Saturday, May 13 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® locations or at a UPS Drop Box. Saturday Delivery is not available with UPS Next Day Air Saver® service. 

UPS is making an operational adjustment for Saturday, May 13 to handle heavier delivery volumes. On that day, we will extend UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Air® Early deliveries along with UPS Worldwide Express® and UPS Worldwide Express Plus® packages delivered in the U.S. Delivery commitment times will be extended by 90 minutes from the standard time displayed in Get a Quote.

*** For UPS Express Critical shipments call 1-800-714-8779 or visit UPS Express Critical for service details and limitations.  This service is not available at locations of The UPS Store, UPS Drop Boxes, UPS Customer Centers, Staples® stores, or UPS Authorized Shipping Outlets. 

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