7 Gifts to Buy in September to Save the Most Money

7 Gifts to Buy in September to Save the Most Money

September is a month best known for students shuffling back off to school and the end of summer (which is often marked by the onslaught of Labor Day sales). However, it’s also a time to save money on gifts by purchasing items that typically reflect their lowest prices of the year. Whether you’ve completed all of your back-to-school shopping, or you’ve just started…you may have a few dollars left to spend on the following types of gifts:

Mountain Bike Prices are Low in September

1. Bicycles

If you’re looking to gift the latest and greatest in bicycles, then September is your month – new models are typically released during this time. Manufacturers are constantly tweaking their bikes to make sure they are equipped with the latest advancements in technology and materials. To make for the newer models, stores tend to offer deep discounts on older models.

Apple Products will go Down in Price in September2. Previous Generations of Apple Technology

With the rumored release of the latest models for the iPhone and iPad upon us, look for sales and heavy discounts on the previous generations. Prices for the iPad Air 2 are expected to drop. The best places to keep your eye out on the savings include Walmart, Best Buy and eBay, where unlocked iPhone models should be available for $100 off what it cost in the summertime.

Buy Large Appliances in September to Save Money

3. Large Appliances

With the exception of a refrigerator, large appliances are generally heavily marked down starting in the month of September. Why? Newer models are being rolled out around this time, so it’s time for stores to make room for the fresh inventory.

Buy Lawn Mowers in September to Save Money4. Lawn Mowers

You probably won’t snag the Troybilt or John Deere of your dreams, but if you are looking to gift a lawnmower – keep in mind that stores are clearing out summer-related equipment in September to make room for winter gear, like snow blowers. The deep discounts really come in handy for families looking to replace a recently broken lawnmower.

Buy Patio Furniture in September to Save Money5. Patio Furniture & Outdoor Goods

Although the amount of time you can enjoy such pieces is scarce (if you live in colder climates), you can surprise a loved one with a new outdoor table and chair set if you hold out until the first week after Labor Day. You should find some of the lowest prices for patio furniture in September, as well as save money by purchasing discounted outdoor entertainment items, such as grills and BBQ-related utensils. You’ll find some of the best marked-down charcoal and gas grills from the likes of Char-Broil and Weber at Sears and Target during this time. Home Depot also offers deep discounts on outdoor tools and equipment, such as leaf blowers.

Save on Airfare Travel in September6. Holiday Airfare

September is the ideal month to benefit from the lowest possible airfare of the year. If you can take the time off, a surprise trip or vacation in Florida (or another destination) with your sweetie costs hundreds less in September (with savings continuing on into October). It’s highly recommended to get a head start on Thanksgiving and Christmas travel plans that involve airline transportation because the early bird definitely catches the worm in this case.

Save Money on 32 Inch Televisions when you Buy in September

7. 32-Inch Televisions

In September, deals on 32-inch 1080p HDTVs will be available, but you should hold off for Black Friday if you’re looking to score a deal on other HDTVs and television models in general.

What NOT to Buy in September

What Gifts to Hold Off Buying in SeptemberDuring your gift-shopping trips in September, there are a few things to pause on purchasing (if you can) to get the best deal possible, which include:

  • The prices for fall clothing start dropping in November.
  • Video game consoles become less expensive closer to the Christmas season, and you have more of a chance of enjoying bundled savings.
  • Toys that have been on the shelf for a while start getting cleared out starting in October, to make way for the upcoming holiday season.
  • Experts say that late-in-the-year diamond shopping should take place in November and December to get better deals.

Are you in need of any of the items listed above?

About Yona Williams

In addition to being a freelance writer, foodie, art lover and book hoarder, Yona also enjoys researching and sharing the many different ways one can surprise or amaze loved ones with unique and unexpected gift ideas.

39 thoughts on “7 Gifts to Buy in September to Save the Most Money

  1. Great list! I know that I usually wait until the Black Friday sales for certain electronics. I have DSLR camera on my list and sure hope waiting a few months pays off in savings.

    But, I never knew about September being a good month for Apple products.

  2. Keeping my eyes peeled for a good deal on a new iPad! And thanks for the video game console tip. That’s what my kids think they want for Christmas.

  3. This is a great guide. I love saving money and now is a great time to buy these items. You can even hide them for Christmas too.

  4. I am in need of those items you mentioned above and I am glad to read this! My daughter needs a new bike and my husband wants a new mower. I am thinking about large appliances or a new phone. Mmm..

  5. It is a great idea to buy gifts that are sold in low price during a particular month or season. My husband always love buying old gen Ipads whenever they come up with such price deals. I would love to get some furniture’s for my home.

  6. I was just telling my husband that my washer and dryer are about to bite the dust. They are so old! It’s good to know that September is the best time to buy. I’ve been researching what type, etc.. Thanks!

  7. Thanks for the heads up I am in desperate need of a new washer/dryer, and since I didn’t get to take any days off or visit a beach this summer, I plan to do so in the winter, so savings on airfare would help me upgrade on the hotel! SUH WEET!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  8. Honestly, all these products are still expensive even when discounted heavily. However, you now have me wanting to buy an iPhone. I didn’t know there are rumors about a new release.

  9. I LOVE this list of savings! I try every which way I can to save money. We are trying to save for a trip soon and this would be a perfect time to see what the rates are.

Leave Ur Comment