13 Great Things to Buy on Sale After the Holidays

The blizzard of sales that hits every holiday season may have come to an end.

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The blizzard of sales that hits every holiday season may have come to an end. But you can still catch a flurry of deals throughout the rest of the year. And certain items are particularly well priced right after Christmas.

That's part of why it's a good idea to keep your holiday shopping in mind all year long, even when you're still just recovering from this past year's festive frenzy. Since you pretty much know who will be on your list for gift giving, you can come up with ideas for them at any time of year and pick up their gifts when you find a good deal—no matter when that might be. "If shoppers are savvy enough, they can time their spending throughout the calendar year so they hit as many of these sale seasons as possible, which can lead to big savings," says Courtney Jespersen, consumer savings expert at personal finance site NerdWallet.

Here are 13 items that shopping experts say you will be better off purchasing at other times of the year.

Stacy Rapacon
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.