7 Best Things to Buy in January

The new year is almost here, and with it comes opportunities to score big time discounts (if you know what to look for). Take a look at some of the best buys of the month of January:


New furniture is usually released bi-annually – in February and August. So retailers like Crate and Barrel will lower prices in January in the hopes of clearing space for newer inventory on the way.

Gift Cards

Lots of people receive gifts cards during the holiday season, but many people won’t necessarily use their gift cards. So after the holidays is a great time to take a peek at sites like Gift Card Granny, ebay and GiftCards.com.

Linens and Bedding

January is the time to take advantage of “White Sales.” According to FreeShipping.org:

Since 1878 people have counted on the new year to bring in sales on whites. John Wannamaker originated the marketing strategy of “The White Sale”. Today, January is still the best time to look for discounts on bedding and linens as retailers (like Bed Bath & Beyond), cataloguers and others still follow his lead. Keep an eye out during the rest of the year for good bargains as previous season styles will go on sale with the release of new lines.


If you need a new suit, take advantage of sales on falls suits in January. Just makes sure the style you buy is timeless so it lasts you a good long while.

Big Appliances

New models for big appliances tend to roll out in September and October, but many stores will keep older models in stores through the holiday months. Then, they’ll reduce whatever’s leftover after the holidays. So keep an eye out for deep discounts on older models of large appliances starting in January.

Carpet and Flooring

People looking to renovate typically tend to want to redo their home in time for the holidays. So if you wait until after Christmas to purchase carpets and flooring, you’ll save a bundle.

Christmas Supplies and Decorations

The best time to buy Christmas and holiday goods at a discount is right after Christmas. So stock up on things like wrapping paper, Christmas bags, Christmas cards, etc. in January to save some serious cash and to be prepared when the next holiday season rolls around.

Seasonal Produce


  • Apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Clementines
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pears
  • Tangerines


  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Parsnips
  • Spinach
  • Turnips