December sales are here, and we’ve rounded up what to buy in December!
Enjoy the best sales of the year this December! 🙌🏼
We’re sharing the latest December sales! You can use our calendar to find out what to buy this December. There are also many free events that you can attend in December, which will be fun for your whole family including your pets.
Here’s a list of notable December sales that you may want to shop:
Bath & Body Works Candle Day sale starts December 1st.
The popular Bath & Body Works Candle Day Sale only happens once a year, and when you combine it with coupons, it’s usually the very BEST time to stock up on the store’s 3-wick candles! The first weekend of the month has been the date for this sale in the past few years.
The first time, Reward members will get early access to the event starting on Friday December 1st between 8 pm and 12 am ET. Other shoppers can start shopping the Bath & Body Works Candle Day on Saturday, December 2nd and it runs through Sunday, December 3rd! 🙌
Prices for 3-wick candles reached $10.25 in 2021 (regularly $25.95), but dropped to $9.95 by 2022. While we haven’t seen an official price for 2023, we’re hoping it caps out at the $9.95 price point. Stock up on a few of your favorite scents, and save money on Christmas gifts, too!
Target stores participating in the promotion will offer FREE events in-store throughout December.
Along with offering great deals on toys, home goods, clothing, and so much more, Target is now hosting fun and FREE in-store events for the entire family! 🤩 The free events began on November 18th, but there will be plenty more in December.
To see if your local store is participating, head over here and scroll down to view the list of participating stores.
The Target Holiday Store Events that you can expect to see in December are listed below:
- 12/1 – 12/3 11AM – 2:30PM Meta Demo: The Meta Quest 3 will be available in stores & you can experience it.
- 12/9 – 12/10 11AM – 2:30PM e.l.f. Beauty Tips: e.l.f. Will be sharing ideas for stocking stuffers, giveaways and beauty tips.
- 12/17 11AM – 2:30PM Nintendo DemoNintendo Switch has games for children like Super Mario Party, Switch Sports and more!
- 12/23 10AM – 3PM Last-Minute Gift IdeasLast-minute shoppers can get personalized gift cards and other holiday giveaways
You’ll have the best chance to receive an official North Pole reply if you send Santa a USPS letter by December 2.
USPS is making it easier than ever for kids to get free letters from Santa Claus By: mail thanks to their “Greetings From the North Pole” program. It’s designed to encourage children’s interest in writing, penmanship, and communication via letters, and they create a super exciting event that the kids can look forward to during the holiday season.
The USPS does not provide a deadline but recommends sending the letters out by December 2nd Make sure that your child has the best possible chance to get a response before Christmas.
Head over to our post to find out how to send your kiddo’s letter to Santa via USPS and potentially get an official response!
Head to The Home Depot on December 2nd or Lowe’s on December 16th for a FREE kids workshop.
The Home Depot and Lowe’s both offer monthly free kids workshops, and we’re big fans! Next event at each store will be:
- The Home Depot – Gingerbread House – December 2nd from 9AM – 12PM
- Lowe’s – Holiday Delivery Truck – December 16th from 10AM – 1PM
These free and fun events are on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register early to ensure your kiddo’s spot! Check out The Home Depot or Lowe’s sites to learn more about these events and how to register online.
December 11th is Green Monday and it’s like Cyber Monday for shopping procrastinators.
Green Monday is your chance to check off all the last-minute items on your list if you skipped or missed out on all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. In the last few years, Green Monday became the third largest shopping day in the year behind Black Friday. It’s often called “Cyber Monday 2″ because of this!
Be sure to check our site for the hottest Green Monday deals as they’re live!
As we approach 2023, bookmark our Green Monday post for the latest information.
Score a FREE photo with Santa at Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s until December 24th.
Through December 24th, plan to take the family to visit Santa’s Wonderland and meet the man himself at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s! Santa’s Wonderland is open through December 24th. Plan to take the family there and meet him at Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s! FREE 4×6 studio-quality photoAs well as a FREE digital video greeting card Share your photo with Santa on social media. You can purchase additional packages in store and have them instantly printed.
Keep in mind that advance reservations to get a photo taken with Santa are strongly recommended, especially if you’re planning to visit him on a high-traffic day like weekends or school holidays.
Head over to our full post to read all the details – including holiday giveaways they’ll be hosting all month long!
PetSmart is offering a FREE Santa photo for pets on December 16th and 17.
Santa Claus is coming to town, and on December 16th & 17th, he’ll be at PetSmart for their annual Paws & Claus Photo Event! You can bring in your pet to the store during this time for a free photo with Saint Nick. The store can either take the photo on your device, or send it to you via email. Paws & Claus Photo Events are available in all PetSmart U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico stores.
Appointments are highly recommended, but may be subject to availability. Walk-ins You can learn more about it here If time allows, we will accommodate you. Head over to PetSmart’s Paws & Claus page to schedule now!
Do you live near a Petco instead? On December 2, you can get a FREE Santa Photo!
The Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale is expected to start towards the end of the month.
Historically, the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale comes twice a year – once starting in June and again towards the end of December and into January. The sale began on Monday, 26th December last year. We expect the 2023 sale will begin on or around Tuesday 26th December.
During the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual sale, you’ll be able to score amazing savings on bras, lingerie, accessories, perfumes, and more! This sale, which is highly anticipated, will be held both in store and online. Many items are up to 70 percent off.
Bookmark our Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale post for our best sale savings tips.
If you’re in the market, December is a good time to buy a car.
December is one of the best times to buy a car if you’re in the market. Older models are usually discounted as the dealership prepares for the next year’s inventory. Dealers who are under pressure to reach their sales quota may be more willing to make deals. Consider starting your shopping towards the beginning of the month so there’s plenty of time for negotiation. If you’re patient, it can really pay off!
After the 25th, you can get the biggest discounts on the Christmas clearance.
Profit from the after-Christmas sales. You can fill your gift closet with cute decorations for next Christmas and also stock up on gifts. Keep an eye out for Christmas clearance items that can be used for everyday or any other holiday, such as red or green paper products, winter-themed goods, etc.
Check out our after-Christmas clearance tips for even more ways to rack up the savings!
Shop December’s seasonal produce to score the best prices during your market trips.
When you shop seasonally, you’re likely to get the best prices on produce, especially if you’re shopping at your local farmer’s market. This time of year, farmer’s markets are starting to get more sparse as the year comes to an end so don’t hesitate to scoop up your favorites before they’re gone!
Here’s a list of some seasonal produce to shop for in December:
- Brussels sprouts
- Winter squashes
Here are 11 ways to get great deals on produce throughout the year.
BONUS: Shop for wine during the holiday season. Josh Cellars offers FREE custom photo wine labels that will make any bottle of wines super-giftable!
Here’s the best time to buy EVERYTHING year-round!