LA CROSSE, WI (WKBT) -

As you round out your shopping lists, it's time to start getting the gifts in the mail.

The U.P.S. store in La Crosse recommends having everything in the mail by next Friday, the 13th. That way it's sure to make it in time for Christmas.

There's a few other things to keep in mind before the gift hits the delivery sleigh. "Make sure that you have the correct addresses, and if you can make sure that you know what the contents of the packages is, there are some that we need to definitely know what it is inside the package; and also, please bring an ID card," said store counter manager James Ehle.

The Postal Service's website says first class mail has to be shipped before December 20th to make it in time for Christmas.