Saving money can be all about timing and December always has better deal on some things than others. Here are the best things to buy in December!
Did you know that you can score great deals during specific months of the year? December is a great month to shop for everything from gift cards to holiday dinner ingredients. Let's take a closer look at the best things to buy in December.
1. In-season Produce:
Brussels sprouts, Bosc pears, dates, grapefruit, oranges, mandarins, mushrooms, squash, yams, and turnips are all considered "in-season" in December and not only at their peak flavor, but at their lowest prices.
2. Gift Cards
Did you know that you can score great deals on gift cards in the month of December? A number of big box stores sell packs of gift cards at 20% off. This means that you can score five $20 gift cards for only $80. Restaurants also give away gift cards when you spend a certain amount on gift cards.
While Black Friday may be one of the best times to buy electronics, you can find awesome deals in December as well. For example, during the last week of December, stores start lowering the price of TVs and encourage people to upgrade for the upcoming Super Bowl. You can also score great deals on laptops and computers.
If you have kids, December is a great time to shop for toys. There are so many deals and many places have buy one get one free sales. Some stores even have sales on this year's hottest toys.
You just have to know where to look and don't forget to always use the latest online coupon codes for stores like Kohl's and Target when you shop).
Best of all, if you have young children, this is a great time to build up your gift closet for all those party invites they get!
5. Holiday Dinner Supplies
December is also a great time to stock up on everything from stuffing mix to pie crusts to canned vegetables. There are so many great grocery deals during the month of December.
Flour and sugar are always on sale in anticipation of cookie baking season and will keep on the shelf for several months. Make sure to buy a lot so you can stock your stockpile.
Love spiral ham? You can find great deals throughout the month of December. However, you can get an awesome deal the day after Christmas. Stores like Walmart heavily discount these hams. Grab a few and pop them in the freezer.
7. Christmas Decorations
One of the best things to buy in December is Christmas decorations. You can find everything from ornaments to Christmas trees. If you're looking to update your decorations, the week after Christmas is the best time to do it.
8. Wrapping Paper, Greeting Cards, Etc
Speaking of Christmas, the week after Christmas is also the best time to buy wrapping paper, gift bags, bows, gift tags, and greeting cards. Why spend a lot on items that are meant to be throw away?
9. Christmas Candy and Goodies
Last, but not least, the week after Christmas is the best time to buy Christmas candy and goodies. These items are marked down at huge savings. Stock up and you won't have to buy candy until the after Valentine's Day sales.
December is a great time to go shopping. You can find so many awesome deals. Whether you want a new TV or want to stock up for next Christmas, you can save a lot money.