Buying gifts online is the easiest way to be frugal: you can compare prices from stores and if you're smart with free shipping, it ends up being a lot less expensive. But if you're a slacker and forget, you'll be panicking in a depressingly-lit mall on Christmas Eve trying to fit a bunch of mediocre products into your holiday budget because you missed shipping deadlines. Don't be late.
This is the TL;DR: the sooner you order, the safer. Today you can probably buy things online with bare-minimum ground shipping and get them in time to put them under the tree. But by the end of the week it gets a little dicier. Below you'll find notable ground shipping deadlines, and we've also added our favorite deal of the day from those outlets. Also below: the three major logistics deadlines, in case you're shipping something yourself or you're buying from an outlet without clear deadlines. And of course, your daily Dealzmodo love.
Today from Amazon we like the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD for $250 with the code FIREHD89. This is the first discount we've ever seen on this tablet. It's usually $300 and as such this is your Deal of the Day. [Amazon]