The Best Days to Shop for Holiday Gifts This Year

Black Friday is still around, but it’s not the mega shopping day it once was. And that’s a good thing. Deals are now spread throughout the holiday season and Kyle James of Rather-Be-Shopping lists the best days to shop in December.

James estimated the absolute best days to shop this holiday season based on coupons and deals he’s tracked at his website, Rather Be shopping, over the past 13 years. Here are his dates, depending on what you want to buy:

  • Christmas Toys: Thursday, December 15th.
  • Stocking Stuffers: Monday, December 12th.
  • Apparel and Shoes: Friday, December 16th. (Free Shipping Day)
  • Quality HDTV’s: Weekend of December 9 – 11th.
  • Tools & Hardware: Wednesday, December 14th.
  • Laptops: Tuesday, December 13th.
  • PS4 and Xbox: Thursday, December 15th.
  • Winter Apparel: Thursday, December 8th.
  • Jewelry/Wedding Bands: December 13 – 16th.
  • Fitness Gear: Saturday, December 10th.
  • Kitchen Stuff: Friday, December 16th.
  • Personalized Gifts: Tuesday, December 13th.

As James explains, Free Shipping Day is a big one for clothing stores, as many of them offer coupon codes in addition to free shipping. In the past six years, James has seen awesome weekend deals on TVs two weeks before Christmas.

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