It might seem a bit premature to be thinking about Christmas 2010 when Christmas 2009 is only a few days behind us, but now is a great time to save on supplies and gifts for next year.
Photo by Reitveld.
Over at the frugality-centred blog The Simple Dollar, they've put together a list of items you can pick up immediately after Christmas for a steal.
Among obvious are things like wrapping paper and Christmas cards, but they share an idea you may not have thought of:
Non-perishable gift baskets: Unsold gift baskets often go at a tremendous discount and if you can find ones that are non-perishable (like bath supplies and such), they can easily be stored for a year and given the following December. Many people often exchange such gift baskets with professional acquaintances and such, so this can be a tremendous savings. If you know you'll be giving gift baskets of this kind for Christmas 2010, get them now and save yourself some cash.
For more ideas on saving money on next Christmas by shopping now, check out the full article. Have a trick of your own for scoring post-holiday deals and saving money on future holidays? Let's hear about it in the comments.
Your After-Christmas Shopping List [The Simple Dollar]