Order soon so your partner isn’t heartbroken on Valentine’s Day

Posted: 1 February 2021 5:43 pm

Mark your calendar with delivery cutoff dates from Minted, Nordstrom and more.

Planning on treating your significant other to something special this Valentine’s Day? Make sure you take note of delivery deadlines — you might need a longer lead time than expected. We tracked down the cutoff dates from some popular V-Day retailers so you won’t have a disappointed partner on that special day.


  • DHL 3-6 Day Shipping – Order before 5 p.m. ET Thursday, February 4th
  • DHL 2-4 Day Shipping – Order before 5 p.m. ET Monday, February 8th
  • FedEx 1 Working Day Shipping – Order before 3 p.m. ET Thursday, February 11th


Note: These dates are to get your packages by Friday, February 12th.
  • Valentine Photo Cards – Order by 3 p.m. PT on Wednesday, February 3rd
  • Photo Calendars, Wrapping Paper, Custom Monogrammed Bags and Puzzles – Order by 3 p.m. PT Wednesday, February 3rd
  • Personalized Stationery and Gift Tags – Order by 3 p.m. PT Tuesday, February 2nd


  • Standard Shipping 4-7 business days – Monday, February 8th
  • 3 Day Express – Tuesday, February 9th
  • 2 Day Express – Wednesday, February 10th
  • Overnight Express Shipping – Thursday, February 11th
  • Overnight Saturday arrival – Friday, February 12th


Note: These dates come from Macy’s 2020 Valentine’s Day cut-offs.
  • Standard Shipping – Wednesday, February 10th at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Premium Shipping – Thursday, February 11th at 5 p.m. ET
  • Express Shipping – Friday, February 12th at 5 p.m. ET
  • Buy online, pick up in store – Sunday, February 14th by 6 p.m. local time


  • Same-day delivery – 2:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday), 1 p.m. (Saturday), 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)


Note: These dates are to get your packages by Friday, February 12th.
  • Standard Shipping – February 8th at 1 p.m. ET
  • 2 Day Delivery – February 10th at 1 p.m. ET
  • Overnight Delivery – February 11th at 1 p.m. ET


Note: Nordstrom doesn’t list exact Valentine’s Day delivery cutoffs, but here’s their delivery schedule:
  • Standard Shipping – Arrives in 3-8 business days
  • 2 Day Delivery – 2 business days
  • 1 Day Delivery – Next business day

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