The Best Items to Buy NOW

While the holiday shopping season may be over, there are still some great deals popping up. The start of the year is also a great time to replace products you have been thinking about because of the savings available.

  1. Open box electronics

When electronics are opened and then returned, they’re often discounted and sold as open box electronics. After the holidays there’s an increase in open-box inventory because so many people are making holiday returns. That means you can get a brand new TV for less simply because the box was opened. Best Buy even has a section on their website for open-box and refurbished electronics.

Make the most of your shopping trip with Best Buy promo codes and coupons

  1. Jackets

Believe it or not, stores are ready to stock shelves with spring fashions. Bulky items like jackets need to go. Sales may be better if you live in an area with a milder winter.

Jackets are a popular holiday gift, so many on the shelves could be returns. Inspect them thoroughly before buying. It never hurts to ask for a discount if you find a flaw like a missing button.

Stay cozy with a warm winter jacket and save even more with coupon codes for Columbia, Lands’ End, and The North Face.

  1. Jewelry

Adorn yourself with affordable bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Combine store sales with coupons and you can find costume jewelry for as much as 85 percent off. Be aware, though, that fine jewelry may not see as deep of discounts with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. 

Use Macy’s, JCPenney, and Kohl’s coupons to score a great deal on fashion jewelry.

  1. Beauty gift sets

Beauty stores and cosmetic brands package together gift sets with a variety of their products — often deluxe sample sizes. They make great gifts, but most of us aren’t going to buy them for ourselves unless the price is right. Fortunately, right after the holiday it is, so snag up travel sized containers from your favorite cosmetic brands.

Look for deluxe beauty gift sets and save with coupons from Sephora, Ulta, and The Body Shop.

  1. Bakeware

Everyone’s baking in December and on a diet in January, so bakeware often gets discounted. Look for deep discounts on holiday-themed bakeware like red pans and novelty items like a cookie press or mini Bundt cake pans.

Find great deals with coupon codes for Williams-Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Sur La Table.

  1. Gourmet food

Gourmet food gifts are everywhere in December. But a cheese and cracker gift basket or a tin of flavored popcorn is much less sought after on December 26. Anything in holiday packaging needs to go immediately and will see deep discounts. Check out designer discount stores like Ross and TJ Maxx for clearance on gourmet food baskets, chocolates, coffee and more. 

You’ll find even greater deals when you shop with Ross and TJ Maxx coupons!

  1. Barware

Wine chillers, beer mugs, shaker sets, and anything drinking-related sell well during the holidays and go on sale afterwards. Retro bar carts have been making a comeback this year, so it may be a good time to dive into this trend and create your own at-home bar.

Want to become an at-home bartender? Read up on our bartending guide, including a list of essential bar tools.

  1. Throw blankets

These are a very popular holiday gift, but those fluffy bundles of fluff take up a lot of shelf space. That means immediate sales after Christmas. Check the home section at department stores like Macy’s and Kohl’s. You’ll likely be able to find a coupon you can stack on an already low sale price.

  1. Candles

They’re one of the premier go-to hostess gifts. They’re also part of many holiday centerpieces and displays, but in January candles are usually snuffed out and left unlit. Get extra savings on holiday-scented candles like cranberry, peppermint, or pine.

Stock up on festive holiday candles and save even more with Yankee Candle and Nordstrom promo codes.

  1. Christmas decorations

It’s no surprise that Christmas decorations will be on deep discount. But the trick is to snag these deals immediately. Now more than ever, stores want to clear out that inventory quickly and make room for spring inspired products. Get to stores immediately before Christmas clearance is pulled off the shelves completely.

Shop for Christmas décor online and save with Amazon promo codes.

  1. Pajamas & robes

PJs and robes are a popular gift during the holiday season, but once the holidays have passed you can really find some good deals. Also, as winter starts to turn into spring, the prices will get even lower! Look for flannel and thicker cotton robes and pajama sets for the best deals. You could even stock up and hold onto a couple sets to give as gifts next year.

  1. Flannel sheet sets

This is by far the best time to buy flannel sets. Not only because it’s after the holidays but because January is the month for white sales, which includes all sheets and towels!

  1. Television sets

Sure, there were some great deals before the holidays, especially on Black Friday. But after Christmas and pre-Super Bowl, you can also find deep discounts on a new big screen TV.

Thanks to savings and consumer trends expert Jeanette Pavini for sharing these great tips.

Speak Your Mind



  1. Yona Williams says:

    Makes sense about the open-box purchases, I will have to look out for them. I often buy gift sets and holiday-related food items during this time – great prices!

  2. vickie couturier says:

    this is when i do most of my Christmas shopping for the next year,,with a lot of kids and grandkids i have too,,i hit all the clearance when its over 75% off

  3. Lana simanovicki says:

    This is very good information thank you

  4. donna porter says:

    These are helpful tips. Hubby and I just purchased a big screen TV and got a great deal after the holidays.

  5. I just bought a nice pair of flannel sheets at a great discount. Great suggestions for some bargain shopping this month.

  6. I love a good jacket. The one in the photo looks so cute! Thanks for the list.

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