They say we’re holiday shopping earlier than ever before. But for many of us, Black Friday still feels like the official kick-off day to the holiday shopping season. So, it should come as no surprise that November is chock-full of best buys. Some deals are expected, like electronics and food items, but a few of these best things to buy in November will surprise you.
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1. Wedding dresses
There’s a window between the summer wedding season and the holiday engagement season when business is slow at bridal shops. Dress shops will want to clear out last year’s styles to make room for the upcoming rush. Shop around Thanksgiving weekend when you can beat the crowds and have some negotiating power.
2. Home improvement services
As people head into the holiday season, home improvement projects are often put on hold to compensate for holiday purchases and home entertaining. Take advantage while business is slow and look for deals on carpeting, flooring, and other renovation services.
3. Tools & hardware
When you think about Black Friday, you think about sales at department and electronics stores, but home improvement stores are also featuring great deals. Look for the best deals on items that make good presents like tool chests, drill sets, and other power tools. Look for gifts with purchase to maximize your buys.
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4. Winterizing materials
It’s chilling down, so now’s the time to winterize your home. Not only is it a good time to find deals on insulation, caulking and more, but you want to do it now so you don’t lose money on your energy bills.
It’s never to late to get your home ready for colder weather. Check out our fall home maintenance guide for tips on how to keep your house warm and cozy through the winter!
You typically won’t find brand-name perfumes on sale, so instead aim to make the most of your purchase. Look for gifts with purchase around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Double your gifts by shopping at a store that’s also offering a free gift so you get one from the manufacturer and one from the retailer.
6. Halloween goods
Pumpkins make for fantastic Thanksgiving décor and chances are they’ll go on sale in November. When it comes to costumes, shop for next year’s disguise or revamp the dress-up box. You’ll also find amazing deals on candy the day after Halloween, stores have to get rid of those pumpkin-adorned candy wrappers fast so they can move in the Christmas treats.
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7. Food storage
Holiday feasts and leftovers go hand-in-hand, so stores are helping you out by offering deals on all things food storage. Expect coupons and sales on foil, plastic wrap, bags, and containers. Stock up so you can send guests away with all the fixings for a post-Thanksgiving meal.
8. Baking supplies
The holiday baking rush has begun. Expect to see sugar, spices, cookie dough, cake mixes, and plenty of other baking essentials on sale in November and through the end of the year.
It should come as no surprise that November is the best month to buy a new TV since electronics go on sale around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Do your research on those doorbuster deals, though. Some are manufactured with lower specs specifically for these sales. You may want to skip the mad rush for the 4 a.m. doorbuster TVs to grab one at a higher price point that has greater value.
Did you know that February is another great time to buy a new TV?