Sale Shopping on Boxing Day

Happy Boxing Day!

I’ll be celebrating this year in true Canadian style…by shopping (we have friends that live in Canada and so we are supporting them, right?)!

Every year, I have every intention of heading out on the day after Christmas to go “sale shopping”. AND…every year, I don’t. I always get to the stores on the 30th or 31st (usually to do some returning) and everything is picked through. I get so frustrated that I didn’t go sooner!

This year is different, I have a list and I plan on trying to head out on the days right after Christmas to try to cross some things off of it. I made sure to utilize my stash of wrapping tools and odds and ends that I have put away over the years on our gifts this year. I store all of our wrapping bags and tissue paper and tags and ribbon and all other wrapping ingredients in a large plastic bin with our other Christmas decorations. I have taken an inventory of things that I had to buy last minute and things we are running out of and I made a list.

Here are the things on my list to look out for when I head out to the stores on December 26th:

  • Christmas tree lights – Preferably the singing variety. I miss ours dearly! If I can’t find them, I know now that we need a few more than a string of 70 to light our tree;)
  • Some outdoor lights – Ours are all in working order still (we inherited them from my parents) but we could use a few more in my opinion!
  • Wrapping paper – after about 4 years of not buying a single roll of Christmas wrapping paper thanks to a previous stock-up, I will be scouting out good deals for some.
  • Ribbon – The thick, wire kind for my Christmas tree wreaths. I usually score this at Michaels on a great deal!
  • Tags for presents – not the stickers, but the actual tags with a small ribbon attached. I used all that were in my stash for teachers gifts this year, so I will be on the look out for some more.
  • Small paper gift bags – I used these up as well on teacher/office gifts and know I will need them for next year.
  • Household items – Just because it has snowflakes or snowmen on them doesn’t mean you can’t use them in August:) I am not partial to the designs on my baggies, paper towels, or napkins, so I will be stocking up if there are some good deals.
  • Christmas Oreos – Ben and the kids are in love with them. They swear that yes, they taste better with red filling than just the plain old white.
  • Nutcrackers – C loves nutcrackers and I get her one every year. I will be hitting up the selection this year so that I can hold onto it for next.
  • Cookie container – I have a large round plastic container with a lid and handle that I store our sugar cookies in every year. This year I realized that it wasn’t quite big enough, so I would love to find another one of these on clearance (let’s be real, the one I have was only $5.99 full price, but a deal is better than full price).

My plan is to head to Target first since I generally like their decor better. They always have a huge selection of Christmas lights and nutcrackers and carry household items as well. Then I will make sure I get to Walmart because that is where I scored my cookie container. They also have those household items as well.

Where do you score some good deals after the holidays?

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Lauryn – I’m sharing your post-Christmas shopping tips with my readers tomorrow on Fabulously Frugal Thursday. Have a great day! :)
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