Happy New Year, bargain hunters! It’s a new year, and a new month, which means new deals and sales!
January is a great month for awesome deals on all sorts of items. This is the time of year that most of the old merchandise must be cleared from store shelves to make way for newer models. You can also usually find some great deals on items to help you keep New Year resolutions as well.
To help you in your bargain hunting, we’ve put together a little list of what to buy in January.
Christmas and Holiday Items
If you’re looking for what to buy in January, it’s somewhat hard to overlook Christmas and other holiday items. This includes Christmas trees, decorations, lights, wrapping paper, and bows. However, it also usually includes holiday gift sets, certain grocery items, and apparel. If your store shelves are all cleared out by now, don’t give up. Many online retailers are still offering deep discounts on holiday merchandise.
If you’re looking for what to buy in January, don’t forget the winter clothes! This is the time of year that many retailers start clearing out their stock of cold weather fashions and winter apparel. You can often score some great deals on items like jackets, heavy coats, sweatshirts, hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, and even jeans. If you’re buying winter apparel for children next year, it’s best to get a size or two larger than they are right now to give them room to grow.
Exercise and Fitness Equipment
If one of your New Year resolutions is to lose weight or get fit, you’re in luck! Exercise and fitness items are often at the top of the list of what to buy in January. You can often find great deals on large items like treadmills and home gyms, as well as smaller items, like fitness DVDs, hand weights, and diet snacks and drinks.
Valentines Day Gifts and Fine Jewelry
Want to know what to buy in January? Well, it’s a great time to start thinking about Valentines Day! You can often score some cheap fragrance gift sets during after Christmas clearance sales, and many red Christmas clearance items can be used for Valentines Day decorations, including candles. This is also a great time to start thinking about picking up some fine jewelry for that special lady as well. If you wait until February, right before Valentines Day, there’s a good chance that you’ll be paying a higher price.
If you missed the Black Friday deals on electronics, they’re also on the list of what to buy in January. The Consumer Electronics Show runs from January 7th to January 10th this year, and this is the time of year that all of the fancy new gadgets and electronics are revealed. To make way for this new merchandise, stores start slashing prices on big-ticket electronics items like televisions and cameras.
Business and Tax Items
With tax season coming up in April, these types of items are high on the lists of what to buy in January. You can often find great deals on tax software, as well as some home office items, like filing cabinets. The best deals on tax software are often the ones that can get you discounted or free state filing, since free federal filing is already quite commonplace.
Do you know of any other tips for what to buy in January?