Are you working the week after Christmas? Are you taking a few days away from the office? Either way, now is the time for you to check out the after Christmas sales to get some great deals on gifts for next year. In today’s Post, we would like to provide you some article shares to offer you tips to save money while if you’re combing the retail stores for those last items remaining on the shelf. You will find these in our Tips to Read. In the interim, let me share some thoughts and ideas I have enjoyed over the years with my after Christmas sales shopping.
It’s amazing how much you can save just one day after Christmas. While I was out at a big box retailer the other day, I saw signs saying 50% and 75% off. Some of the shelves were already empty, but other shelves still had some inventory. The folks managing the inventories of after Christmas sales want those items off the shelf as fast as they can do it. One store I visited yesterday already had put up a Valentine’s Day display. With careful planning and a little patient browsing, money smart consumers like you can save a lot of money to their bottom line. And, the big benefit is having some of your gift shopping for the next year done.
To begin, check out a Post we uploaded a couple of years ago – Top 10 Kick-Start List for Post-Holiday Shopping for pre-shopping preparedness. It highlights some preparation ideas in anticipation of after Christmas sales shopping. I like the ideas because they allow you to dial down the stress and approach your shopping with the right attitude to actually enjoy the experience.
And, if you think you can’t accomplish some after Christmas sales shopping if you’re working, not true. When I worked in corporate, I used my lunch break to browse the sales aisles. Admittedly, it often is like a treasure hunt because inventory can be picked over. But, it’s simply not like years ago when people lined up outside a store the day after Christmas to grab the deals. Consumers don’t have a need to do that anymore. It is because of the many options for purchasing these days that inventory remains on retail shelves. You can always find items that will serve well for hostess gifts, co-worker gifts, vendor gifts, stocking stuffers, and even gifts for kids.
Keep your eyes open for the following ideas for gifts and other holiday uses. Consider purchasing a selection a rock bottom priced gifts to create wonderful gift baskets you make yourself:
√ Christmas ornaments and holiday decorations
√ Holiday baking items from cookie cutters to decorative cookie boxes
√ Holiday-themed towels, bedding, pillows, and the like
√ Sleepware and lounging jammies that are holiday-themed
√ Home decorations that transcend the holidays
Money smart consumers like you are always finding ways and tips to save money, particularly when it comes to gift-giving. The secret is being organized, creative, and selective about finding your shopping deals. I encourage you to check out our Tips to Read for ideas from other writers. Happy post-holiday shopping!
Tips to Read:
Your Guide to Post-Christmas Sales, by Jon Lal, U.S. News & World Report, December 24, 2015
Post-Christmas shopping: Go for the clothing sales, by Hadley Malcolm, USA Today, December 24, 2015