If you're a new customer it may not be readily apparent but most products on the website here are made in the order they're received. The amount of time between you placing your order and when it ships out to you is called Lead Time or Production Time. By default we try to get everything crafted and shipped out within three weeks of an order however some things can take longer depending on a number of factors like amount/complexity of orders or availability of materials. During the holidays this can become an issue if you're a last minute shopper trying to get gifts in under the wire as it were. Luckily for you, this isn't our first rodeo and we understand that not everyone has a great foresight to purchase early. That's why we have our "Ready to Ship" collection. In this collection you will find a number of products that are, as the name suggests, ready to ship immediately. Many of these high quality items are one of a kind and make for excellent gifts. They're perfect for folks who have been searching for something uncommon, and for people who literally seem to "have everything" already. And because they're already crafted you don't have to wait for production time. We'll be shipping everything effectively right up to the USPS deadline. But keep in mind only the items in that collection are available to ship immediately. If you purchase more than one item and any part of your order isn't from the Ready To Ship collection you may have to wait.