Is it really December already? November seemed to pass in the blink of an eye! But we’ve been getting a decent amount of snow this week in the mountains of Utah, so I suppose it really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! ;-) And speaking of Christmas, I hope Black Friday and Cyber Monday provided you with plenty of opportunities to get started on your holiday shopping.
But if you’re anything like me, you’re still keeping your eyes peeled for great deals! While the major sales weekend is behind us, there are still plenty of deals, sales, and discounts going on this month—if you know where to look! So to get your month started out on the right foot, today I’ll be sharing a list of the 7 best things to buy in December!
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December Is The Best Month To Buy…
1. Gift Cards
Retailers often offer great deals on gift cards or in-store credits in December to help boost their holiday sales. You can either purchase the gift cards to give as gifts, or use them like cash on your holiday shopping. Either way, discounted gift cards make an easy way to save money!
2. Tools & Hardware
Discounts on tools and hardware continue this month! Keep an eye out for great deals on power tools and tool sets in particular.
3. Christmas Decor
Christmas decor will be steadily discounted throughout the month. The longer you wait, the better prices you’ll see. (Though the selection will dwindle over time too.) The day after Christmas is always the best time to buy Christmas decor at a discount, if you want to stock up for next year!
Retailers want to get rid of the bulk of their outerwear this month in order to have room for spring styles after the new year. You’ll likely see deep discounts and sales on coats, parkas, thick socks, jackets and other outerwear in the weeks leading up to Christmas!
Toys will be on sale all month, which is good news for procrastinating parents and grandparents. ;-) Wait to shop until the second and third weeks of December for the lowest prices on toys and games.
6. Golf Clubs
It’s the off-season for golf, which means it’s a great time to buy golf clubs! Get a new set for a loved one for Christmas, or replace a couple of your own clubs to get ready for next year.
December 4th is National Cookie Day! Mrs. Fields stores gave away free cookies to the first 400 customers on National Cookie Day last year, so keep an eye out for that if you have a Mrs. Fields shop near you. And follow your local cookie shops on social media to get updates about any National Cookie Day promotions that may be running!
2018 Monthly Buying Guides
This is officially our last monthly buying guide for 2018! If you happened to miss out any of the monthly buying guides from the past year and would like to check them out (or want to start mentally preparing for next year!), just follow the links below!
Are you looking out for any special deals this month?