It's that time of year again. Retailers are setting up window displays and freshening up web pages, all to get ready for the holiday rush.
But when is the best time to buy the items on your shopping list? Choosing the wrong time could cost you hundreds. With that in mind, I'll let you know what some of the hottest gift items will be this Christmas and when you'll find the best deals.
If you're like me, you hate last minute shopping. Scrambling to find the perfect gift for that special someone. No, it's much better to plan ahead and be prepared.
Being prepared doesn't only save you last-minute shopping headaches, it can also save you some big money. Use this list of popular gift ideas to plan ahead, you can get them before they fly off the shelves.
- VR devices - Virtual reality devices are expected to be some of the top selling items for this holiday season. The HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Oculus will be top selling brands.
- Amazon Echo Dot - Amazon recently released its Echo Dot. The Echo Dot is a hockey puck-sized, speakerless version of the Amazon Echo - the voice-controlled gadget that brings Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa to your home. Although the Dot will not have an included speaker, you can connect any Bluetooth speaker wirelessly or any regular speaker via the built-in 3.5mm jack to turn it instantly into an Alexa-enabled device.
- Google Home - Google Home and its virtual assistant the Google Assistant, is the company's version of Amazon's Echo and Alexa. It's a smart speaker capable of many tasks such as controlling your TV, music, smart home appliances and more.
- Kid's toys - Children just love getting toys for Christmas. Some popular toys this year are Pokémon, Barbie, Legos, Hot Wheels and toys from the movie "Frozen."
Now that you know what the most popular gifts will be, you need to know when you will find the best deals. Adobe Digital Insights came up with these money-saving tips.
If you are looking for apparel, you will find the best deals on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Day. The best deals on televisions, game consoles and other electronics can be found on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
If you hurry, you can get some amazing deals in the Komando Shop. Check out this video from the Komando Shopping Network. We've extended great deals to run through October 31.