If there is anything that can leave you feeling drained it’s excessive spending during the festive season. However, if you keep your cool until after Christmas, you are likely to get some good deals on selected items that mostly target buyers doing their shopping during the Christmas period. What’s most important is to remember that when you are shopping for something, you don’t need to wait till the last minute, shopping early or when the holiday shopping craze is over, helps you to make savings and make rational decisions about your spending. In this article, we are going to look at the top 10 items you can buy after Christmas.
Christmas Baking Supplies
The best time to buy your Christmas supplies is right after December 26. Buy items such as cookie cutters, sugars, cupcake liners, baking pans, sprinkles, and any other item that you need to bake your Christmas cookies. They are priced cheaply at this time since they are likely to sit on the shelves for a while before they are sold. If you plan to make savings next Christmas, then start by sourcing your supplies cheaply.
Once we usher in the New Year, everybody wants to deal with healthy foods only. That means they aren’t interest in seasonal foods that the body craves such as cheese, wine, and seasonal flavors. To make room for the healthy foods, retailers offer a grocer clearance, which happens from December 26 to January 4. That’s the time for you to buy your wine and cheese at a decent price and get value for your money.
This may come as a surprise to you but some of the best deals on clothing are usually between December 26th and January 4th. Such items include sweaters, jackets, bras, scarves, and boots. During that time, some stores are known to offer customers as much as 65% discount on certain products to get rid of items they hoped to clear during the Christmas period. The items are of good quality, which means you can buy them now at less than the half price if you do your timing properly. Visit places such as Banana Republic, Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom Rack, and Macy’s.
If you need to have the best Christmas decor, then you only need to have a place to store all the paper wrappings and decor you need. Then you have to wait until after Christmas to do your shopping. You will be surprised to learn that you can get discounts of 40% to 75% if you shop for bows, ornaments, decorations, wrapping paper and other similar Christmas deco items. Retailers simply don’t have enough space to store those items. Best places for such deals are Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Pottery Barn, and Target.
The wedding season may be about five months away but the discounts that run just after the Christmas period can help you to make huge savings for any wedding you are planning to attend come next year. Simply buy the items on sales from December 26 to January 4 and buy small appliances such as dishware, house wares, and home decor. The best places to get the best sales on such wedding gifts are Macy’s, Cost Plus World Market, JCPenney, and Crate & Barrel.
Fitness equipment also comes at huge discounts if you buy them just before the New Year, and immediately after Christmas. That will help you start implementing your New Year resolutions to get in shape. Some retailers offer as much as 50% discounts off the marked price on machines such as the treadmills and elliptical machines. Others give a $50 dollar discount if you choose to make an order of $250 or more. Some the best places to get such deals are ProForm, AFG, and NordicTrack.
If you have kids and they need to give teacher-gifts the next year, start buying them now. Don’t wait to make last minute purchases, simply buy them after the Christmas when they are going for as little as 10% to 25% of their marked price. That will help you not to scramble to make last minute purchases when the prices are at their peak. Some of the items that you can get at those great discounts are ornaments and decorations.
Starting from December 26th, you can easily buy the best HDTV from retailers such as Walmart, Sears, and Best Buy. Furthermore, don’t go for the top brands if you want to get the best deal, instead of for the brands that aren’t considered to be the top brand yet. Those include Ultra, Insignia, Element, and RCA. These products are great products that will give you value for money.
Just after Christmas is the time to buy gifts for periods such as Mother’s day, Father’s day, and Valentine’s day. Some of the gifts that are discounted immediately after Christmas are jewelry, kitchen appliances, and personalized gifts. Consider buying from retailers such as Zales, Home Depot, and Macy’s; they are well known for slashing their prices once Christmas is over.
Do you know someone who expecting a baby soon? Well, if it’s after Christmas, then you should consider buying them a gift right after Christmas. Some of the best places to buy gifts for babies are Hanna Andersson, Babies R Us, and Children’s Place. These are great discounts after holidays; they usually do it to clear old stock but it doesn’t mean the items are not worthy of being gifts.
We wish you all the best as you plan to get value for your money this festive season and after.