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What to Buy and What to Skip in December


Whether you’re finishing up your holiday shopping or looking for year-end bargains in any category this month, we’ve got you covered! Here’s what to buy and what to skip in December. 

Buy: Electronics

Lots of retailers keep the leftovers from November’s sales marked down through December. Look out for discounted electronics at big box stores, online retailers and directly from manufacturers.

Skip: Winter clothing

It’s still too early to score any real discounts on clothing. Save big on winter wardrobe essentials by waiting until retailers start slashing prices after the holidays.

Buy: Toys

As the year draws to a close, you’ll see steep discounts on toys and games from retailers that are looking to clear the season’s inventory before the holidays. This can be the perfect time to pick up some budget-friendly stocking stuffers for the special little someones in your life.

Skip: Fitness equipment

Trying to slim down before the holidays? Hold off on purchasing exercise equipment to save big bucks. Fitness gear and clothing, as well as gym memberships, will soon get price drops as consumers join the annual New Year’s Resolution fitness craze. 

Buy: Champagne

Welcome the new year with the pop of your favorite champagne, all at a price that doesn’t break the budget. Liquor sellers will be competing for your business right now, so prices on the celebratory beverage will plunge as New Year’s approaches. 

Skip: Furniture and bedding

Furniture and bedding will sell for full price at most retailers this month. Wait for the January white sales to purchase the same items at discounted prices, or for Presidents Day sale events in February for even bigger savings.

Buy: Christmas decorations

You’ll find holiday decor, wrapping paper, tree ornaments and more slashed up to 50% the day after Christmas. With prices like these, it’s not too early to think about next year’s holiday season! 

Buy: Gift cards

Gift cards are a perfect antidote to out-of-control inflation. You can find discounted gift cards all through December, on sites like GiftCardGranny, CardCash and through private sellers on sites like Craigslist. 

Use the tips outlined here to know what to buy and what to skip in December. 

Your Turn: Have you picked up any great buys in December? Tell us about them in the comments!

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