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9 Smartest Buys at Day After Christmas Sales

December 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Budgeting

by Kristy Welsh

(Last Updated On: December 20, 2017)

The 9 Smartest Buys at Day After Christmas SalesIf you’re planning to hit day after Christmas sales, be sure to do so with your Christmas spirit firmly intact. While you may be understandably ready to leave all things red, green, and reindeer behind, it’s in Christmas-themed items that you’ll find the biggest discounts. Plus, what better time than now to restock your holiday supplies, when what you already have is freshest in your mind?

1) Christmas decorations. From Christmas trees and ornaments, to garland, greenery, and wreaths, anything and everything Christmas décor-related should be on sale. Just be sure to take inventory first of what you already have at home. (Seriously, make a list.) You’re wasting money on discounted Christmas tree lights if you already have a dozen strands at home that are in perfect working order.

2) Gift wrapping supplies. Christmas-themed wrapping paper is a given, but look for patterns that could cross over to other gifting occasions. It’s also a great time to stock up on discounted bows, ribbons, tissue paper, gift boxes, gift tags, and tape.

3) Boxed Christmas cards. The selection could be pretty picked over, but it’s worth a look. This is especially true of premium Christmas card collections that you may normally never splurge on.

4) Prepackaged gift sets. From food and drink, to bath and beauty products, there are sure to be plenty of prepackaged gift sets marked down the day after Christmas. Give as-is next year (provided the expiration date allows) or repackage for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and other gift-giving occasions.

5) Christmas-themed dishes, linens, and bakeware. If you have a hard time justifying the expense of Christmas dishes or linens for one-time use per year, this could be your chance to feel okay (if not great) about it. As for bakeware, red and green cookie sheets and cake pans cook just as well throughout the year as they do on Christmas day.

6) Christmas-themed paper products. They’re made to be thrown out anyway, so what’s the difference if your facial tissue and paper towels have Santa Claus on them? (The difference is savings you’d shouldn’t pass up.) It’s also a great time to pick up Christmas-themed paper plates, cups, napkins, and such for next year.

7) Christmas-themed school supplies. From pens and pencils, to folders and notebooks, you could stumble upon quite an overstock of Christmas-themed school supplies. If your kids don’t mind using them past Christmas, great. Otherwise, stash them away until next December.

8) Party supplies. This is one category of sale items in which you may find the greatest selection of non-Christmas themed products. Or, you may find you can make a “Christmas” theme work for other times of the year. Think red for Valentine’s Day, green for St. Patrick’s Day, silver and gold for New Year’s Eve.

9) Other Christmas-themed items. Make a sweep through your favorite stores for other marked-down Christmas-themed items, like books, toys, and clothes.

Any other day after Christmas sale items you’d add to the list?

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