What Not To Buy Before Christmas

Can you feel the magic in the air? Well, that is partly brought by the Christmastime. We are about 24 days away from this whimsical event and retailers are well aware of that.

It is easy to get lost in the sea of discounts that hit every holiday season. As a bargain-seeker, it is definitely one of the best times of the year. But, please think twice if you are planning to purchase these items:


As a symbol of everlasting love, you might consider gifting a ring or any form of glistening jewelry for Christmas. Basking in the glory of attractive jewelry ranks high on many people’s wishlist. You can get a better deal on glistening bling if your recipient is open to flexibility. Wait for a few weeks after the holidays before purchasing the “perfect gift”.

Worthy steals for quality jewelry typically peak in January – two weeks before Valentine’s day. It comes as no surprise that these deals are in preparation for the Day of Hearts.


Research showed that Singaporeans are more invested on healthier choices (e.g., wholemeal bread or brown rice) than before. This increasing importance posed on wellness contributes to the abundance of fitness resolutions. For instance, a friend of mine is currently getting rid of starch and simple sugars in her diet. One way to motivate her journey to fitness is to purchase new exercise apparel or equipment.

While sports retailers may provide tempting sales during Christmas, I will have to pass. Nationwide discounts on fitness equipment are better in 2018. Retailers seem to take advantage of the New Year’s resolutions to get into shape!


Our reliance to modern technology paved way for lecturers to distribute their PowerPoint or video lessons online. If you are planning to give a useful present for a young student, a cheap tablet or a starter laptop may have crossed your mind. Let us start with the former.

It is not unusual to find a low-priced tablet during Christmastime. At the sight of an ambiguous and dirt-cheap product, it is tempting to swipe the card and finish your shopping. However, people tend to be particular with their tablets. You do not want your money to go to waste!

Image Credits: pixabay.com

Image Credits: pixabay.com

Now, let us move on to bargain laptops. The joyous season offers affordable prices for low-end laptop models. Young students may settle for laptops with smaller screens, minimum RAM, and limited hard-drive space for daily use. Stay away from these products if you value longevity. Better laptop deals happen during the Back-to-School season.

What other items should you steer away from before December 25th? Please feel free to leave a comment below!

Sources: 1&2