This week try to complete as much shopping as possible. Take advantage of many items that are on sale before Thanksgiving. The Christmas countdown continues but if you’ve been following along you are getting prepared!
Before you head out this week check your Thanksgiving menus and grocery list and purchase any additional, needed supplies. Stock up so you are prepared for the Christmas menus as well. Often baking materials are on sale before Thanksgiving and it is a good time to stock up.
Now that Halloween is over the retailers want to clear off their shelves, you can find great deals on candy for stocking stuffers. November is also a good time to find deals on tool kits. Perhaps you have children who are just starting off on their own. This might be the perfect gift for them! Everyone can always use a basic tool kit.
Cookware is also on sale this time of year. Keep your eyes open for cookware for someone on your gift list. Other small appliances and vacuum cleaners are also on sale this time of year.
The biggest clothing deals are usually found in January but hats, gloves and sleepwear are often discounted and make perfect gifts!
Toys will be better to buy the closer we get to Christmas but DVDs and Blu-ray movies make good stocking stuffers and can often be found for under $5.00.
November is a big month for food. There is an abundance of seasonal food available right now. Stock up and fill your pantry or freezer. You can find apples, pears, cranberries, plums, clementine and pumpkins. Make some applesauce to enjoy now or to give as gifts at Christmastime.
In season vegetables you should buy this month include leeks, cabbage, squash, parsnips, celery, potatoes, turnips and yams. You’ll also find many great deals on turkey. Buy one to enjoy for Thanksgiving and another for your freezer.
It’s a busy time of year for everyone but stay on track and try to complete as much shopping as you can this week. Taking part in the Christmas countdown and doing a little bit each week will help you to be able to enjoy the holidays and not feel overwhelmed.