Holiday Shipping

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Getting the perfect gift delivered on time is important to you and to us! Rest assured we do everything possible to ship and have your order delivered on time. We rely on UPS and the US Postal Service, two of the best carriers in the business, to help us. Note these carriers do experience weather delays and incredibly high shipping volumes during the Christmas holiday season. For these reasons we encourage you to plan an extra day or two to ensure that special gift arrives on time.

  • Click Estimate Shipping in the cart or enter your address during checkout to see accurate delivery date options and costs. 
  • Through December 21, we ship orders the same day if placed by 4:00 pm Mountain time for UPS air shipments and if placed by 1:00 pm Mountain time using other shipping methods. These times are reflected in cart/checkout delivery date estimates.
  • If you aren't confident you will receive your package in time, please call us at 800-860-6272 and we'll be happy to help you choose the best option.
  • We ship orders Monday through Friday. Our office will be closed and orders will not ship on Nov. 22, Nov. 23, Dec. 24, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1.

UPS Air

  • Use the UPS air delivery date estimates in the cart and checkout as they accurately include cutoff times.
  • UPS Air options are the most reliable choice to ensure your gift arrives on time and provide complete tracking visibility.
  • Orders placed by 4 pm Mountain Time Monday-Friday ship the same day.
  • UPS delivers Monday through Friday except Nov. 22, Dec. 25,  and Jan. 1. 
  • UPS and Home Science Tools cannot honor claims on packages delayed by weather.
  • From Dec. 17-19 UPS 2-Day and 3-Day packages require an additional transit day, which is included in this chart and in our cart/checkout.

Shipping Option

Place Order By

Receive Order

UPS Next Day Air

4 pm MST, Friday, 12/21

Monday, 12/24, by end of day

UPS Next Day Saver

4 pm MST, Friday, 12/21

Monday, 12/24, by end of day

UPS 2 Day Air

4 pm MST, Thursday, 12/20

Monday, 12/24, by end of day

UPS 3 Day

4 pm MST, Tuesday, 12/18

Monday, 12/24, by end of day

 

 UPS Ground

  • Use the UPS Ground estimate in the cart and checkout as it is more accurate than the table and map.
  • UPS Ground is reliable and provides complete tracking visibility.
  • Orders placed by 1 pm Mountain Time Monday-Friday ship the same day.
  • UPS delivers Monday through Friday except Nov. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. 
  • From Nov. 19 to Dec. 28 UPS Ground packages require an additional transit day, which is included in this chart and in our cart/checkout.
  • UPS has suspended their service guarantee for all Ground packages picked up or scheduled for delivery Nov. 26-Dec. 24. Therefore, Home Science Tools cannot honor claims on delayed packages during this period. 
  • UPS and Home Science Tools cannot honor claims on packages delayed by weather.

Shipping Option

Place Order By

Receive Order

UPS Ground Zone 1

1 pm, Thursday, 12/20

Monday, 12/24

UPS Ground Zone 2

1 pm, Wednesday, 12/19

Monday, 12/24

UPS Ground Zone 3

1 pm, Tuesday, 12/18

Monday, 12/24

UPS Ground Zone 4

1 pm, Monday, 12/17

Monday, 12/24

UPS Ground Zone 5

1 pm, Friday, 12/14

Monday, 12/24

UPS Ground Zone 6

1 pm Thursday, 12/13

Monday, 12/24

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UPS SurePost 

  • You need to place your order 2 business days earlier than the UPS Ground chart above.
  • Orders placed by 7 am Mountain Time Monday-Friday ship the same day.
  • UPS SurePost will be delivered to your door by either UPS or the US Postal Service.
  • Tracking may be limited for this option and estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.

Economy ShippingFlat-Rate $6.95

  • You need to place your order 3 business days earlier than the UPS Ground chart above.
  • Orders placed by 7 am Mountain Time Monday-Friday ship the same day.
  • We ship the least expensive method with UPS or the US Postal Service.
  • Tracking may be limited for this option and estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.

US Postal Service - US and Military

  • US Postal Service is often faster than UPS Ground but it is not as reliable.
  • Orders placed by 1 pm Mountain Time Monday-Friday ship the same day.
  • USPS delivers Monday through Saturday except Nov. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. 
  • Tracking may be limited for this option and estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.

 Shipping Option

 Place Order By

 Receive Order

First Class Mail - 48 US States, AK and HI

1 pm, Thursday, 12/20

Monday, 12/24

Priority Mail - 48 US States, AK and HI

1 pm, Thursday, 12/20  

Monday, 12/24 

 First Class/Priority Mail - AE, AA, AP other Zips

1 pm, Tuesday, 12/11

Monday, 12/24 

First Class/Priority Mail - AE Zip 093

 1 pm, Tuesday, 12/4 

Monday, 12/24 

  

UPS Standard to Canada

  • Use the UPS Standard estimate in the cart and checkout for the most accurate delivery dates.
  • UPS Standard is reliable and provides complete tracking visibility.
  • Orders placed by 1 pm Mountain Time Monday-Friday ship the same day.
  • UPS delivers Monday through Friday except Nov. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. 
  • From Nov. 19 to Dec. 28 UPS Standard packages require an additional transit day, which is included in this chart and in our cart/checkout.
  • UPS has suspended their service guarantee for all Standard packages picked up or scheduled for delivery Nov. 26-Dec. 24. Therefore, Home Science Tools cannot honor claims on delayed packages during this period. 
  • UPS and Home Science Tools cannot honor claims on packages delayed by weather.

US Postal Service - Canada and International

  • US Postal Service is often faster than UPS Ground but it is not as reliable.
  • Orders placed by 1 pm Mountain Time Monday-Friday ship the same day.
  • USPS delivers Monday through Saturday except Nov. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. 
  • Tracking may be limited for this option and estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.

 Shipping Option

 Place Order By

 Receive Order

First Class/Priority Mail - Canada

1 pm, Friday, 12/7

Monday, 12/24

Priority Mail Express - Canada

1 pm, Friday, 12/14

Monday, 12/24 

 First Class/Priority Mail - Africa, Central America, South America

 1 pm, Friday, 11/30

 Monday, 12/24

 Priority Mail Express - Africa, Central America, South America

1 pm, Friday, 12/7

Monday, 12/24 

First Class/Priority Mail - All Other International Regions

 1 pm, Friday, 12/7

Monday, 12/24 

 Priority Mail Express - All Other International Regions

1 pm, Friday, 12/14

Monday, 12/24