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Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Seasonal & Events, Shopping | 5 comments

6 Best Things to Buy in December


Who isn’t spending money in December? Between gifts and decorations, you’re likely to be shopping constantly. And it seems like everything’s a deal, but some are better than others. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, here are December’s true bargains — deals made even better when you shop online and use coupon codes.

Cold weather means you’re less focused on home improvement projects. Retailers like Lowe’s, Home Depot and Harbor Freight offer sweet deals with off-season bargains on power and hand tools.

cordless drill

Chicago Electric 1/2-inch Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Reversible Drill

Harbor Freight Coupon Codes

Beauty Items
It’s peak season for dry skin, chapped lips and lackluster hair. Look for buy-one, get-one deals on your favorite haircare and cosmetic items. Many times you can also save on gift sets of beauty products and fragrances. Sephora and Macy’s are good sources that also offer coupon codes and store promotions.

makeup gift set

Sephora Favorites Glitz & Glam Party Essentials Sampler

Sephora Coupon Codes

Wine and Champagne
‘Tis the season to celebrate. Stock up on champagne, wine and spirits from merchants in your neighborhood or in bulk online. Retailers want to earn your loyalty all year long, so they’re discounting their bottles in anticipation of the holidays and New Year’s Eve. We’ll drink to that!

champagne and chocolate

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Toys and Games
The Black Friday buying frenzy marks the peak point of holiday toy sales. If you can hold off until mid-month, you’ll get 45 to 50 percent off toys in December. You might still have to pay full price for the hot toys of the season, but there are great deals out there if your kid isn’t picky or you want to stock up for birthdays and next year.

clever keet toy

Little Live Pets Clever Keet

Toys R Us Coupon Codes

Warm Weather Stuff
If you can possibly think ahead to next summer, you’re ahead of the pricing game for sporting goods. Last year’s models of bicycles and golf equipment offer particularly good deals. It’s also a smart time to negotiate the cost of a backyard swimming pool. If you live in a warmer area, it’s slow season for pool builders, so it’s likely you’ll get a good deal on construction, and on other essentials like a pool robot best thing, which it does is, at disinfecting the pool. It doesn’t hurt to ask!

golf club

Apex Pro 16 Irons

Callaway Golf Coupon Codes

Gift Cards
A very popular holiday promotion is giving gift cards with purchases. If you’re going to be buying anyway, save those cards to give as gifts. Of course, you can also use them to cut your total gift-buying bill or, later in the year, when you see a particularly good sale.

gift cards

While it’s not easy to think beyond the frenzy of the approaching holidays, it makes sense to buy items you’ll use year-round anyway. Think of it as a little gift to your budget.


  1. I’ve always enjoyed reading this article. It lets me know when’s the best time to look for bargains on certain items.

  2. I appreciated this article. It’s good to know what’s the best time of year to get a deal on particular items.

  3. when i go on valpak i want coupons
    somereason i get articles and things i can find better nationally
    dont waste my time with htis stuff

    • Jerry, try going to – you are on our blog, where all of our advice, tips and tricks live!

    • Scrooge………

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