Monday, December 23, 2013

Top 10 Things to Buy on the Day After Christmas!

It's almost Christmas...
I hope your 'Things To Do List' is complete and you're ready to celebrate! 

 


Sorry, but here's one more thing to do...

Plan out your Day After Christmas Shopping List!
I actually enjoy shopping on the day after Christmas. 
The crowds aren't too bad if you start out early...plus, it always feels good to have a few things tucked away- ready for next year!


Here's my Top 10 Things to Buy
on the Day After Christmas.
 
 
1)  Christmas Tree Fillers, Lights, Garlands, Wreaths, Decor--
Most craft stores sold their Christmas decorations for 1/2 off during the season.  Now is the time to look for 75% off or more!  Pack away new purchases with your Christmas things and be surprised when you unpack next year!  (I love that!)  If you're in the market for a new artificial trees, now is the time to get one.

Decorating Trees with Filler
 


 
2) Christmas Chocolate Hershey's Kisses---  So what if they're red, green and silver?  They'll keep for 6 months!  Sort the colors and use at your next get-together, party or special dinner.  Use the silver kisses in January, the red ones for Valentines Day and the green ones for St. Patrick's Day!!
(You can use this same trick for the red and green M&M's.)


New Year's Eve D├ęcor


 
3) Christmas T-shirts and Jammies---This one is simple.  Buy and tuck away for next year!  Done!

 
4)  Red Colored Kitchen Items--
Many stores will mark down red-colored kitchen items after Christmas.  Red doesn't always have to mean Christmas...think little Valentine gifts.  Look for red cupcake liners, sprinkles, and red rubber spatulas, too. 
(Everyone always needs a red spatula-- for tomato sauce making!)

 
5) Christmas Ribbon and Wrapping Paper-- 
Great prices can be found on ribbon and wrapping paper the day after Christmas.  Pack it away for next year... or look for non-Christmas printed papers.  Solid colors, polka dots or striped paper that can be used for birthdays throughout the year is a great find. 

 
6)  Stocking stuffers--Tiny little toys, games, notebooks, etc.
Buy these to save for next year, or use for making Valentines.

I purchased these minifigure LEGO packs on Christmas clearance last year...perfect for Valentines.
LEGO Valentines

 
7)  Hand Towels and Linens--Christmas table runners, tablecloths and linen napkins are always pricey before Christmas.  Now is the time to stock up on these items for gifts to give, or for your home next year.

Quick Christmas Towel Gifts

 
8)  Socks--  Often times, fluffy socks that have no signs of Christmas on them are marked at clearance prices after Christmas.  I stock up on these and then give them as gifts.  They're perfect for 'get well soon' gifts or when someone is in the hospital...or make some teacher gifts.

You Knock Our Socks Off!


 
9)  Christmas Tins, Loaf pans, Ceramics, Cellophane packing materials, Ziplocs-- 
Don't forget to get amazing prices on the containers you need for your Christmas baking and neighbor cookie gifts.  These are always difficult to store, but you'll be thanking yourself next year when they are already purchased!

Muffin Loaves for Gift Giving



10)  Christmas Snacks
The kids won't mind if their lunch snacks are shaped like Christmas trees or reindeer in January.  Purchase Christmas crackers, pretzels and cookies for school lunches.
 
 
 
***My favorite stores to find these items: 
Target, Michaels, JoAnns, CostPlus, PierOne.
 
 
May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!










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2 comments:

  1. These are great tips. I try to find these things, too. My youngest daughter's birthday is mid-January, so when she was little I would try to find stocking stuffers (small toys, candy) that were part of a theme (usually Disney) for her party favors. I also try to buy paper towels, food storage, and napkins.
    Happy New Year!

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