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Here are the best things to buy in December that aren’t holiday gifts

Posted: 5:45 AM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-27 16:58:07-05
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CLEVELAND — December is a month when you almost can't avoid shopping, but that doesn't mean you should buy everything that catches your eye. We rounded up the the best things to buy and skip in December.

The website RetailMeNot says the best time to buy toys is 10 days before Christmas. If you’re looking for a mega popular toy though, don’t wait.

If you miss the big tech deals on Black Friday, DealNews says many incentives are being carried throughout the month. Nerd-Wallet says if you can hold off, you’ll find bigger discounts at Target, Best Buy and on Amazon in the weeks leading up to the SuperBowl.

Don’t what to get your Aunt Paula, Uncle Carlos or Cousin Dae-Dae. Gift cards are always a go-to option. December is when gift cards tend to go on sale. Stores will discount gift cards below face value. Many retailers will also bundle gift cards with other deals.

The deals don't stop, get ready to make those bottles pop because, according to BankRate. December offers the cheapest pricing on champagne for all those holidays parties, and of course, New Year's Eve.

There are some things you should wait to buy. Bedding and linens are some of them. BankRate.com says historically, the best pricing happens in January during retail "White Sales."

AutoTrader says wait until the very last second in December if you want a new car because shopping at the end of the month typically features the best deals.