By the end of the Christmas season, you probably never want to think about shopping again. But if you hit the stores one more time, you may find some of the best deals of the year.
It’s not all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday anymore: A lot of stores start clearing out their inventory as the new year approaches, offering sales and discounts that you can’t pass up. Look out for great deals on these items after Christmas!
Every January, new tech gadgets and products are revealed at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Stores like Best Buy and Walmart give great sales on electronics to clear the shelves for the new models coming in. Check out electronic retailers for deals on TVs, laptops, cell phones and other electronics after the holidays.
- Video Games
Video games and systems are often marked down to super low prices after the holidays. Most of these deals are for older consoles, so if you’re looking for some games to add to your collection, the weeks after Christmas are the time to buy. A lot of video game enthusiasts wait for these sales though, so get to the store early to make sure you don’t miss out.
Stores such as Kohl’s, Target and Bloomingdale’s offer January “white sales.” These sales mark down bedding, linens and bath towels. This is the perfect time to splurge on those soft sheets or plush bath towels to add to your home.
- Winter Clothes
Both outdoor apparel and winter clothes will start to be discounted after Christmas and the sales will get better and better during January and February. Waiting until after Christmas to shop for clothes will let you deck out your wardrobe on a budget. Check out the stores like Banana Republic, Victoria’s Secret and Target. Also, it’s a great time to exchange or return anything you got for Christmas that doesn’t scream “you.”
- Holiday Decorations
As with any other major holiday, any Christmas-related items will be on sale after the peak holiday season. Christmas candy, wrapping paper, decorations and even plastic Christmas trees will have huge markdowns as stores try to clear their inventory and make way for new merchandise. Wait until after Christmas to make your purchases and store it all away for next season. You’ll thank yourself in about a year.
- Fitness Equipment
Given the anticipated wave of New Year’s resolutions about losing weight and getting healthy, sports equipment stores will take advantage of the motivation. Check out stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods for some deals worth sweating over. Also, check out that gym you’ve been meaning to join — they may have a New Year’s sale too!
Even though you just spent who-knows-how-much money over the Christmas season, this is the perfect time to get some great deals on items you’ll need throughout the next year. If you don’t feel like getting out of your comfy pajamas, you still don’t have to miss out! You can shop for tons of after-holiday deals on Amazon from the comfort of your own home. They have sales on everything from clothes to furniture to musical instruments.
Think about any birthdays or special events you have coming up in 2016 and hit the stores to find gifts at a great price, or buy a little something as a post-Christmas gift to yourself! You deserve it. At the very least, go out and find a great deal on Christmas décor — after all, Christmas is only 360-something days away!