The 4th of July is one of the highlights of the summer season here in the United States. Known for being a day of family gathering and community celebrations often punctuated by fireworks shows, it is also a heavily marketed holiday by retailers. Merchandise for the 4th of July starts rolling out on the shelves in May and there is generally plenty of it left over once the holiday has passed.
The days following the 4th are a great time to find bargains on a variety of items that can be used at other times of the year or saved for the next 4th of July. One of the great things about merchandise sporting the red, white, and blue is that various other special days throughout the year are commemorated with this same motif. Labor Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Flag Day come to mind.
Keep your eyes peeled for great after 4th of July deals on dozens of items such as:
American Flag Themed Paper Goods-Snatch up bargains on plates, cups, and napkins.
4th of July Themed Cupcakes, Cookie Cakes, and other Sweet Treats- I have noticed that M & M’s come in special red, white, and blue versions this year. Also, look for other food items such as chips and drinks where the packaging reflects a patriotic theme.
Festive, 4th of July Packaged Kids Toys-Items to look for include bubbles, coloring books, Frisbees, jigsaw puzzles, kites, pinwheels, rubber duckies, stickers, and stuffed animals.
Flag Motif Tote Bags and Luggage
Flags-You can find savings from big flags down to mini-flags on sticks. Also, watch for decorative garden flags with a summer or Americana decorations.
Glow Gear-Themed glow necklaces and bracelets, sticks, and wands are really popular these days. Also, keep your eye out for deals on novelty flashing hats and caps.
Holiday-Themed Beach Towels
Patriotic Buntings and Banners
Patriotic Music CDs
Patriotic Nail Wraps
Patriotic Party Décor-From paper lanterns and string lights to balloons and food trays, if it is red, white, and blue it will probably be on clearance.
Patriotic Placemats and Tablecloths
Patriotic Water Bottles and Plastic Cups
Red, White, and Blue Clothes- Discounted items that you may find include t-shirts, shorts, bandanas, hats, swim suits, pull overs, socks, shoes, and much more. Also, you are likely to find deeply discounted deals on themed pet apparel such as pullover shirts, bows, bandanas, and dog collars.
Red, White, and Blue Flower Arrangements
Red, White, and Blue-Themed Outdoor Gear-Examples include beach balls, folding chairs, footballs, insulated colors, outdoor pillows, and pop up tents.
Stars and Strips Food Serving Dishes-Holiday-themed chip and dip platters, serving trays, water pitchers and more may be deeply discounted.
Yard Art and Wall Decor
Crafts stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels often go ahead and offer some good clearance sales on 4th of July merchandise the month before the holiday. Through these and other similar stores, you may be able to pick up foam craft kits, garland, grosgrain ribbon, mesh/tulle, paper shape cut outs, stars and stripes confetti, and washi tape.
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