Apple offers free two-hour delivery on last-minute holiday gifts

Apple is offering last-minute shoppers purchasing gifts for the holidays free two-hour delivery on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch orders until December 24 in “most metro areas” where the company’s same-day delivery service is available, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

By wiping the usual $9 same-day fee, shoppers become eligible for the premium delivery upgrade when ordering in-stock items by 12:00 p.m. on 12/24/21, with Apple noting in the fine print of the online Apple Store that the offer is not available to those ordering customized Macs, engraved products, and for certain order types including orders paid for with financing.

Many in-stock products are selling quickly as the holidays draw near. Shoppers looking to pick up gifts for Christmas are encouraged to do so soon. Customers shopping for the holidays in the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, plus a handful of other countries around Europe now have an extended returns window, allowing them extra time to return purchases made as gifts. Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between November 1, 2021 and December 25, 2021, may be returned through January 8, 2022.