Make the Most of After Christmas Sales

by Miranda Marquit · 0 comments

One of the best ways to save money is to shop after Christmas sales. These sales offer some great discounts on a number of items, from crafts to wrapping paper to candy and nuts. If you are looking for a good way to stock up on various items, after Christmas sales are the way to go. Here are some things to keep in mind as you shop after Christmas sales:

What Occasions are Coming Up?

You don’t have to shop for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day later in the year. Likewise, you don’t need to wait until a few days before someone’s birthday to purchase his or her gift. Think about what is coming up, and how what you get can be used again. Remember: Christmas colors like red and green can be used later on for Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. Holiday gift baskets can be bought at deep discounts, and then taken apart and repackaged to fit another holiday or a birthday.

Additionally, some stores have discounts on toys and electronics that didn’t sell as expected. You can pick these things up as gifts for children and others and give them for birthdays throughout the year.

Get Ready for Christmas Next Year

After Christmas sales are the perfect time to prepare for next Christmas. Indeed, this is when my husband and I purchase our ribbon, wrapping paper and Christmas tree ornaments. That roll of ribbon that costs $2.99 before Christmas sudden costs $0.50 once the holiday is over. We often get thick wrapping paper rolls for $0.75, rather than paying $4.99 or $5.99. And a box of beautiful glass ornaments can be had for 75% or 85% off when you wait until after Christmas. We purchased our LED colored tree lights last year for 50% and are enjoying this year — along with a lower power bill.

Plan ahead, and you can get what you need for next year — from gift wrap to Christmas decorations — without having to pay full price.


You can always increase your savings with the use of coupons. Many craft stores periodically offer 30% and 40% off coupons that can be used during after Christmas sales to turn good deals into even better deals. Go online to look for manufacturer’s coupons and other coupons that can help you compound your savings.


Many food products, from nuts to candy to chips to cereal, are packaged for Christmas. Once Christmas passes, these items are discounted quickly. However, the food inside usually hasn’t expired; it’s still good. So why should you care if your pantry has Christmas packaged treats and food? You shouldn’t! We often get discounted candy that lasts us months later, and nuts can be frozen for later use. Cereal also lasts a while. We have been known to pull out a Christmas box of cereal in March. This is also a good time to stock up on food storage items.

Paper Items

Napkins, paper plates and plastic cups in sold Christmas colors like red and green are often discounted after the holiday. You can get these items, and they can be used throughout the year. Red is especially useful, since these items can be used for Valentine’s, Fourth of July and even Thanksgiving. Green can be used any time you want to add a festive touch to a picnic or family reunion.

Careful planning a little creativity can go a long way if you want to

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