This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

3 Things to Buy After Christmas

NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Now that the holiday season is ending, the real discounts can finally begin.

Retailers ramp up their supply of certain products that tend to be popular gifts in the weeks leading up to Christmas, but as soon as the big day is done stores have to slash prices to keep customers shopping and clear out whatever holiday goods are left in stock. With that in mind, here are a few items you should be able to find on sale this week and next if you're willing to brave the stores once more.

Some of the best bargains can be found in the days and weeks right after Christmas.

Christmas decorations
Anything holiday-themed will be marked down significantly this week as demand for these products plummets. Even though you're probably not in the market for Christmas ornaments, inflatable reindeer and dishware decorated with pictures of Santa and his elves, now is the perfect time to plan for next year. The only thing to be mindful of, as we have reported, is that many retailers will hold on to excess supply for only a few days before shipping it off to outlet stores. So if you want to find these deals, act fast.

>>5 Gift Ideas That Teach Kids About Money

Video games
Big video game promotions can be hard to find during the holidays, but by the end of this week you can expect to see more games marked down in price.

"There are a lot of video games that come out in November and December to be sold for Christmas and they generally don't get reduced price-wise for the holidays, but right after the first of the year, they generally do go on sale," Howard Schaffer, vice president of business for Offers.com, told us last month.

In fact, you can already see some of this happening in Amazon's (AMZN) promotion for 50% off video games and Game Stop's (GME) buy-one, get-one-free deal on all in-stock pre-owned games for this week only.

Jewelry
Fine jewelry may never be cheap, but it should be cheaper during the next few weeks.

In general, the two busiest times of the year for jewelry stores are the weeks leading up to Christmas and Valentine's Day. There is a solid month between those two holidays, though, when shoppers don't feel pressured to buy their significant others something shiny. As a result, demand tapers off and retailers have little choice but to pump up the promotions to maintain foot traffic into their stores.

Bloomingdales, HSN and others are offering deep discounts on jewelry and accessories right now, and more stores will likely follow suit in the first half of January. So if you want to impress that special someone this Valentine's Day, starting shopping around now.

>To submit a news tip, email: tips@thestreet.com.

Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAPL $125.01 -0.63%
FB $78.10 0.70%
GOOG $524.22 -1.24%
TSLA $230.43 -1.08%
YHOO $41.66 0.87%

Markets

DOW 17,841.98 -86.22 -0.48%
S&P 500 2,080.15 -9.31 -0.45%
NASDAQ 4,919.6440 -19.6830 -0.40%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs