Another great item to pick up in the sales is Gift Packs. You will find all sorts of gift packs from perfume, men’s fragrance, hair products, cooking, make-up etc. You can buy these now and either save for next Christmas or, what I like to do, save for coming birthdays. If you are buying them for a birthday present you need to watch out for the packaging and make sure it is not too Christmassy, although you could take the items out of the packaging and present them in a homemade gift box.
Most stores will have online sales, meaning you can make your purchases from the comfort of your arm chair whilst watching your favourite Christmas film. If you are purchasing online, make sure you remember to go via Quidco to earn cashback. I wrote about the benefits of How to Earn Cashback with Quidco.
To make sure you really are getting the best deal, check out this post where I wrote my 10 Tips of save money on gifts. These tips will also work for ensuring you get the best price for your purchases in the sales.
If you are buying for next Christmas, remember to pack your gifts away with your Christmas decorations and the other things I recommend you buy in the sales. This way you will be able to find them easily next year.
If you do manage to save on future gifts, pop any savings made into a sealed jar throughout the year and see how much you have at the end or, if you have loans etc, make an additional payment and take one step closer to being debt free.
However, you choose to use any savings you make, just make the most of them rather than fritter them away.