This time of year we are all doing some sort of shopping but not all items are worth buying this time of year!
Several shopping experts identified 15 product categories that holiday shoppers should steer clear of, because they'll be available for much less right after the holidays or in the months ahead.
Take a look at the list of some of the worst things to buy during the holidays.
Sales for quality jewelry peak in late January, after the holidays and a week or two ahead of Valentine's Day.
"Many [hot toys] are sold out at authorized retailers [leading up to the holidays], so if you buy now you're likely to be going through a third party and paying well above the list price," says Rebecca Lehmann, manager at deals siteBradsDeals.com.
"Cruise prices over Christmas can be double or even triple those in the first two weeks of December, which are some the lowest of the year," says Bob Levinstein, chief executive of travel-booking site CruiseCompete.com.
"Very late December and early January is a better time [to purchase fitness equipment], with millions of people making New Year’s resolutions to finally get healthy and drop a few pounds," says Eric Jones, co-owner of deals site BestBlackFriday.com.
Electronics go for incredible deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season. But if you're in the market for a top-of-the-line computer, you're better off waiting a few months.
"The best times to buy newer and more powerful laptops is in late spring and mid-summer during back-to-school sales," deal expert Shelton says, "especially for MacBooks and the more expensive two-in-one hybrid laptops."
"We never recommend purchasing clothing in the early parts of a season," says Jones of BestBlackFriday.com. "Wait until the end of January and early February for clearance deals on winter apparel."
Let your Christmas spirit spill over into the days after the holiday. That's when prices on ornaments, lights, garlands, artificial trees and other seasonal items will drop like a lump of coal.
"Mattress deals are not awful during Black Friday — some are quite good — but the deals are better during other months of the year," says Jones of BestBlackFriday.com. "We recommend Memorial Day weekend, with Labor Day being a close second."