We’re all shopping in December. Our lists are long and our shopping bags are full. But in addition to the necessary presents and the endless supply of groceries, there are some things that are especially good to buy during this holiday month. Here are the seven best things to buy in December.
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1. Gift cards
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Get more bang for your buck with free gift cards in December. Check Target’s weekly ad for products that come with a free gift card. Eligible products range from personal care to electronics. Many restaurants offer a bonus with gift card purchase. For example, buy $100 in gift cards to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and get a $20 bonus card.
Pajamas are a December go-to gift. They’re cozy for winter and easy to buy without knowing someone’s size. That makes them ridiculously cheap around the holidays. Look for specially created holiday gift sets to score some of the best deals and refresh your own PJ drawer.
3. Seasonal meats
Turkey, ham, prime rib, and brisket. You can eat them year-round, but they’re going on sale in December. Take advantage of these savings and stock up your freezer for a year of post-holiday feasts.
We all know about Cyber Monday, but in general Mondays in December are an ideal time to shop for electronics. During the weekends, we’re more likely to hit the brick-and-mortar stores. On Mondays, retailers know we’re at our desks and primed for online shopping as we ease back into the workweek.
There are a lot of reasons to celebrate in December and that’s the reason behind this best buy. Expect deals through New Year’s Eve, but don’t limit yourself to champagne. Only sparkling wines produced in a specific region of France can earn the “champagne” label, making it rare. So consider less expensive sparkling wine alternatives like Italy’s Prosecco or Spain’s Cava.
Check for great deals on sparkling wines and champagne at Wine.com and Costco! Once you’ve got your bubbly in hand, check out our holiday wine pairing guide for some great ideas. Wine.com has a great offer for $10 back on your order of $80+ or $25 back on your order of $150+! (Exp. 12/30)
6. Football gear
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By now, we’ve narrowed down the list of playoff-bound teams. But there’s some good news about a losing season — your team’s gear is likely going on sale. You may even be able to get some great discounts on game tickets. It may be cold in the stands, but you’ll be rewarded with great prices.
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7. Clothing (December 26)
If you can muster up the energy to get to the stores on December 26th, then you stand a chance to score some of the best clothing deals of the season. Shoot for savings of at least 70% off to fully take advantage of the rock bottom sales.
Keep your eye out for great deals on clothing and much more at every store with the full list of After Christmas Sales at Coupons.com!