December is a great time to buy products including toys and gift cards, but not such a good time for a number of other items. Read on for a list of what products are good deals in December and those that are not.
What to buy in December
Toys - according to RetailMeNot.com The top toy deals are usually about 10 days before Christmas.
Champagne – with New Years coming up, stores price Champagne low as a loss leader to get folks in the door hoping they will stock up on other non-sale items.
Baking supplies – there are fabulous deals on all your holiday baking ingredients now. Stock up with coupons for the coming months and use the deal lists on the Smart Shopper blog each week to see the very best deals for these baking and cooking products.
Gift card promotions – Check out my weekly list of stores offering discounted gift cards or rewards when you buy specific retail and restaurant gift cards.
Christmas decor (AFTER 12/25) – hit those clearance sales for 75 – 90% off décor, candy, wrapping paper, cards, toys and more!
Swimming Pools – there is pretty much no demand for pools in December, so if you are thinking of getting a pool now is the time to find some of the best discounts.
What NOT to buy in December
High end TVs - wait until Super Bowl sales
Laptops & tablets - back to school is the best time (August and September)
Furniture - save 30 percent more in January
Winter sporting goods - wait for end of season clearance
Target toy clearance in January with deals 75 percent off!