Now that we are a week out from Christmas some stores have slashed their Christmas clearance prices below 50%. When I shopped at Target yesterday, prices were down to 70% off. While you’re looking at the deals, keep in mind that there are many things you can use year round and not just for Christmas!
Food can of course be eaten at any time, even if it is holiday themed. Stocking stuffer toys (other than those featuring Santa or Christmas trees of course) can be used as little gifts for birthdays or other occasions. Just keep an open mind and think of other uses for things that are discounted.
And, my biggest stock up is to browse through the wrapping paper for designs that are solid color or have “non-christmassy” colors. These last me throughout the year for wrapping birthday gifts, graduation gifts…you name it. Two of the patterns I found this year were this cute Angry Birds paper and this polka-dot pattern. I got them for less than $1 per roll and it’s nice high-quality paper!