Holidays are almost here and it's already time to start planning the purchase of all your Christmas gifts. A new hockey helmet for him, a new composite stick for her, hockey undergarment or equipment bag, it's time to cherish the ones we love!

You had figured the trick to avoid rush hours and long waiting lines is to buy online!

Here's what you need to know when planning to buy hockey equipment online for Christmas :

Shipping Address : Make sure the package won't get in the hands of the person to whom the gift is intended for! Use your work address or plan to be home during the day.

Delivery date : During holidays, it's a particularly busy time for the shipping services. Not only companies like FedEx and Canada Post will be closed during Christmas, they might be slightly later than usual.

All the orders that comes in before noon will be shipped the same day. However, you need to add one more day for orders sent after noon as they will be shipped the next working day. Here are the latest dates which FedEx can promise to deliver your package in time for Christmas.

Latest Shipping Dates with FedEx Ground for Delivery Before Christmas

DestinationLatest Shipping Dates
St.John Dec 14th
Halifax Dec 20th
Moncton Dec 20th
Ville de Québec Dec 21st
Drummondville Dec 21st
Montréal Dec 21st
Ottawa Dec 21st
Belleville Dec 21st
Scarborough Dec 21st
Toronto Dec 21st
Stoney Creek Dec 21st
Barrie Dec 21st
Kitchener Dec 21st
London Dec 21st
Windsor Dec 20th
Sudbury Dec 20th
Sault Ste.Marie Dec 19th
Thunder Bay Dec 19th
Winnipeg Dec 19th
Regina Dec 16th
Saskatoon Dec 16th
Lethbridge Dec 16th
Calgary Dec 16th
Edmonton Dec 16th
Grand Prairie Dec 15th
Fort McMurray Dec 15th
Kamloops Dec 16th
Prince George Dec 14th
Kelowna Dec 16th
Vancouver Dec 16th
Victoria Dec 15th
Nanaimo Dec 15th