Top things to buy day after Christmas Clearance

Well let me start off by saying if you haven’t read my blog post on my TOP THREE STORES to shop at day after christmas go HERE to read that first and then come here and read what I suggest buying the day after Christmas. These items listed are just what I suggest purchasing the day after christmas. Everything else, I suggest waiting for it to drop to 90% off especially if you have more than 2-3 Target stores around you your willing to hit up you’ll find everything you want once it goest to 90% off if you get there right when they open.



Gift Sets: My husband is an OLD SPICE only kinda guy. That stuff ain’t cheap compared to other brands so this is when I combine coupons with the 50% on gift sets on Old Spice Gift Sets, and shavings sets for me. I typically get these gifts sets for anywhere between $1-$3 each. Well worth it considering everything in it is well over $10.  (Store: Walmart)

Chapstick: Target has these as stocking stuffers. This is when you really need to keep your eyes out on there products. They ALWAYS have our favorite EOS chapstick gift sets.  (Store: Target)


top things to buy day after christmas salesHOUSEHOLD ITEMS:

  • Where I live the ziploc bags & glad wrap and foil go first. So I am literally at the store the moment they open for this reason. Within 5 minutes they’re all in peoples carts.

Ziploc Bags & Ziploc Containers: This is when I stock up for the entire year on ziploc bags. Well technically the up & up brand AND ziploc. Again I always have coupons on hand for ziploc bags and containers that I combine with the 50% off and we are good for the entire year. (Store: Target)

Glad wrap & Foil: This is another item I stock up on every year. Last year I scored so many I still don’t need to stock up on it this year. (YAY ME!) Look for the glad wrap and foil with seasonal designs on it. These will be in the christmas section AND with the regular glad wrap and foil. (Store: Target)

Air Freshners & Candles: I typically always get these for FREE. How? Coupons 🙂 Combine coupons you have with the seasonal air freshener and candles that are 50% off and you have yourself candles and air freshness for life. (Tip: I actually use the frebreeze air freshness in my car. They work amazing!) (Store: Walmart & Target)

Napkins: Just look for the paper napkins with holiday prints hidden away in the regular aisles with paper goods! We always stock up on 2-4 of these for the entire year.

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This should kind of be a no brainer so I won’t go into to many details on this one. I typically go for the wrapping paper first because its what everyone else goes for first as well. Other things I typically go for are: Placemats, Mini Christmas Trees, Christmas Lights (if we need more), garland (I always get this at DT because hello $0.50c!!! Christmas Decor is actually the thing I get the least amount of things from if any.



I will admit though I try to wait till 90% off at Target for these if possible then I buy them all. I mean who wouldn’t when they are $0.10-$0.30 each

Plastic Tablecloths: Who doesn’t need plastic tablecloths for parties and get togethers? They are typically always just one color so I grab a couple for year-round crafting parties, and parties we throw.

Paper Napkins & Cutlery: We use these paper napkins for parties, christmas parties, and any other parties we may have and plastic cutlery is perfect again for parties (less dish washing for you 😉 and picnics.

Paper Plates/Cups/Bowls: My stash of paper plates/cups/bowls is 100% from holiday clearance.

Top 3 stores to shop at day after Christmas

I am a HUGE fan of shopping stores the day and week after a holiday. For christmas though its all about the day after. Why? Because its the biggest ‘day after’ holiday that people shop. Bargain hunters, couponers, and the average Joe. So everything goes QUICK.

I always have a game plan when I do day after Christmas shopping. I’m currently working on mine now for which stores, and exactly what items I am wanting. (Blog post coming on the top things to buy the day after christmas). 

My top three stores are actually not stores I typically shop at EXCEPT my first pick. I’ll explain more along the way




My TOP THREE STORES to shop at the day after Christmas are….


  1. TARGET. 

This should go without saying if you know me 😉 I practically live at Target. Target is my #1 pick because of how diverse there christmas selection is. Did you know there is christmas stuff in almost EVERY department? Beauty, Cleaning, Toys, Clothing, Decor, Lighting, Personal Care… the list goes on.Because of this a couple days beforehand I walk all through the entire store and write down everything I am wanting to get and know exactly what aisles I need to hit up. Why a couple days beforehand and not a month before? Because people are last minute. They are always shopping the day before stocking up. So I would rather see if they even have it in stock chances are at this late in the season they are not re-stocking the shelves. I make this list so that when I see the 50 other people rushing to the clearance section I don’t get caught up in what I think I need, or completely forget to check certain aisles. Once I make that list I make notes of how many I would like of each and what items are most important to me. For example getting household items are way more important to me than getting more ornaments because they are something we use on a daily basis.



I RARELY shop at Walmart. Sorry, Walmart but target just has my heart. Simple as that. However when it comes to day after thanksgiving shopping Walmart has a lot more of certain things that I know target will either

(a) sell out of instantly

(b) not have enough in stock

(c) Less expensive price before any discount meaning even deeper discount when 50% off is applied

so I ALWAYS hit up walmart. With that being said, be prepared. Walmart gets INSANE the day after christmas. I wish I were joking. So just put a smile on your face, look at that list you made, grab it, and get out.



This may come as a surprise to you. Did you even consider the dollar tree? I am a sucker for it because hello 50% off $1 is $0.50! Guaranteed amazing prices. The only thing with DT is they can and do sell out fairly quick because theres not a lot of stock. However what they do have are things I use either for parties or use for DIY holiday crafts. Because its mainly crafting and party goods for me this is my last stop of the day. They are not necessary items, just perks.


So, were these stores what you were thinking they would be? I would LOVE to hear what stores you hit up and why! I honestly do not venture from these three because they are my staples of what I need and want year-round.

Next blog post is on EXACTLY what I buy at each of these stores so that you can make your own list this year and go armed ready to get everything you need and want 😉