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Best Things to Buy After Christmas For Cheap

I’ve worked in retail for a long time. Both of my parents still work in retail. So you start to see the trend of shoppers after Christmas and take note of some of the best things to buy after Christmas because they are the lowest price. 

Cheaper than if you bought it BEFORE Christmas. So let’s take a look at the top 6 items you should consider purchasing after Christmas. 

Remember, the day after Christmas is a busy shopping day. Of course, you will have a better selection for all the candy, decor, and Christmas selection the day after, but you will get a better discount if you wait two days after Christmas. 

It’s a gamble. I shop all three days in a row. If something I LOVE or have my eye on all season, and it’s 50% off, I grab it. Then, I will head on back to Target or BJs again when items go 70% out. The selection is slim, but there are great deals. 

I’ve started shopping more after Christmas in stores than on Black Friday. Now, with the Black Friday crazy, you can get all the same deals online days before Thanksgiving. ( We have all the Black Friday ads here for you to scan and shop from.)

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After Christmas Sales

This is the one everyone is probably like, of course! This is just a reminder to try and AVOID buying Christmas decor, lights, and all that BEFORE the actual holiday. Nowadays, Christmas clearance starts BEFORE the actual day. It always does at BJs, and I’m sure it will be again this year. 

If you need to update any of your garlands, lights, or trees, you will score a deal the day after Christmas.  From working at Target, the day after Christmas continues to be very busy, especially for returns. 

You will also want to get there early. 

Marshalls Christmas clearance and TJmaxx are my two favorites. You can find so many little gifts for the following year instead of waiting until the last minute and overpaying because you need something for the coworker, or the teacher, etc.


Just like the car lot, new furniture starts rolling in around February. But, unfortunately, the old furniture must go after Christmas is when shoppers will see furniture items for a lot less. 

Gym Memberships

I still crack up at how many of us get gym memberships in January. Maybe it’s not about a resolution. It’s about the low price! Many gyms will offer discounts in January.

The YMCA frequently waives the joining fee; Planet Fitness runs specials like joining for $1. Keep your eye on the local gym’s websites to see what special they are offering. 

Recently I signed up for the YMCA newsletter, and we got a 50% off our membership for a whole year. Worth it when cold weather lasts for six months here.

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Gift Sets

Now is the time to grab a gift set for next year. Or hold onto the sets and use them for upcoming bridal showers, neighbors, or teacher’s gifts. Having a couple of extra gift sets in your closet is a great way to save money.

Every retailer that carries these will have these on sale after Christmas.  Yes, that includes BJs! 

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Winter Apparel

Retailers most likely have extra inventory after the Holiday craze and will be discounting the leftovers. So typically, you see great sales at Kohl’s, JCPenney, Target, and others. 

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Baking Supplies

If you need extra sprinkles, red hots, grab those AFTER Christmas for your following cookie decorating party; after Christmas is a great time to shop at your grocery stores. I love Jan. and February for grocery shopping because many frozen foods are on a deep discount, and we see more coupons. 

Grocery stores need to get rid of all that extra holiday baking stuff so you can grab it for cheap now and use again all year long or store it away for next year. 

What are some items you constantly find yourself buying after Christmas?

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Saturday 8th of December 2018

I like to buy makeup or nail polish kits for others if I need a quick unexpected present. Also I like to get baking items and vaccum seal what I can and freeze it, for later use. Any extra Christmas decorations for crafts with the grandchildren is a good deal after Christmas also.


Friday 7th of December 2018

I wait until CVS has 75 off and I buy what I really want. Then I wait for the 90 off and buy a lot more. I do buy a lot for others too but what the heck! I got so many boxes of hallmark Christmas cards last year My son has his own business do this yeatmr I gave him 10 boxes to send to his clients. I love these deals, even if I give a lot away.

Nani Jones

Friday 7th of December 2018

The gift sets are an amazing deal after Xmas. I did not know about the gym memberships being discounted. That is awesome.

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