Immediately after Christmas (and for some, the day of), there are tons and tons of sales. You can find them online and in-stores and it's honestly a bit overwhelming!! We just spent a lot of money to make Christmas a lovely holiday for ourselves, our friends, and our families. Now we have to think about all the wonderfully priced items we could still buy? Last year I did take advantage of some of these sales for the next Christmas. It's never a bad idea to use sales to get holiday shopping done a bit early. It did help me find some great things to give. However, like I said, we just spent a lot of money and it's not always easy to find the cash or credit needed to start shopping all over again.
Yes, I did buy something from Bath and Body Works today. I did it online because the sales were too good to pass up and most of the scents I wanted were online exclusives. Otherwise, I would have gone to the store, found the same prices, and saved on shipping. Regardless, I have a few items to use for future gifts now (birthdays and/or next Christmas) and that's always a good feeling. That doesn't mean I want to go as crazy as I did last year. Planning gifts throughout the year was nice, and fun for me since I do like to shop for others, but it also allowed me to over give if you will. It's easy to find discounts and good deals, snatching them up, and then realizing you have eight or nine gifts for one person.
So, today's discussion is this: do you shop after Christmas sales? Are you buying for yourself, or others, if you do? And if you don't shop the sales, why not?