What to Buy in December

What to Buy in December

December is a retail shopper’s dream. The month is filled with sales leading up to Christmas, and many seasonal items are deeply discounted in the days after the holiday. You’ll find plenty of bargains throughout the entire month as long as you keep an eye out for sales.

Retail Deals

  • Tools
  • Personal Electronics
  • Golf clubs
  • Toys
  • Cell phones
  • Televisions
  • Winter Apparel
  • Seasonal Clearance
  • Gift cards

This is the perfect time of year to shop for electronics as gifts or for yourself. Be sure to stock up on batteries and accessories for these items. Headphones, chargers, speakers, and other accessories are usually displayed at the register, but you can usually find better deals on items that are displayed in the aisles. Retailers make a lot of profit on electronics accessories. They put the items with the highest margin at the register hoping that you will make an impulse purchase.

Grocery Deals

December is prime season for baking, so you can expect to find everything from chocolate chips to butter on sale at your local grocery store. Grocers will also run deals on foods for entertaining, like hams and roasts. This makes December the perfect time to stock your freezer for meals in January. Champagne is also on sale this month. If you are planning a New Year’s bash, this is the right time to stock up for your party.

  • Pie Filling
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Whole Turkeys
  • Spiral-sliced Hams
  • Roasts
  • Cake mixes
  • Nuts
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate
  • Champagne

In-Season Produce

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Wild Mushrooms
  • Naval Oranges
  • Red Currants
  • Pears
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Yams
  • Turnips

Miscellaneous Buys

  • Swimming Pools
  • Home Gym Equipment

December is a great time to buy home fitness equipment, such as treadmills, elliptical, and stationary bikes. People are already thinking about their New Year’s resolutions, and losing weight is always on the top of the list. Retailers understand this and run sales on this merchandise before New Year’s. You can also find great deals on fitness apparel for the whole family.

Additional Notes

December is also a great time to shop for wedding dresses and other wedding items. The month isn’t a big draw for couples looking to get hitched. This is why many vendors offer deep discounts in order to attract business during this time of year.

Also, make sure to wait until after Christmas to do any shopping for seasonal items or gifts you want for yourself. Items that didn’t sell well before the holiday usually get marked down on December 26. If you don’t need to buy something in time for Christmas, waiting can pay off.

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on December 01, 2014

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