Best post-Christmas and New Year’s sales for 2018

Maybe the gifts you were hoping to receive weren’t under the tree this year. Or perhaps, after weeks of shopping for others, you’re looking forward to shopping for yourself.

Luckily, the span between Christmas and New Year’s Day (and even into January) is a great time to shop. Retailers run specials to entice those already in stores returning gifts and clear unsold Christmas decor off the shelves.

Here are the best deals, discounts and price cuts offered in the remaining days of 2018.

A shopper leaves the Big Lots storeon Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Berlin, Vt. Big Lots reported a loss for its fiscal third quarter, weighed down by higher expenses and lower U.S. sales. But the discount retailer beat Wall Street's view and raised its full-year forecast, citing expectations for the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Big Lots The biggest perk of the Big Lots end-of-year sale is that it’s not item-specific. Through New Year’s Eve, check the site for the discount codes to get $10 off orders of $50 or more, $20 off orders of $100 or more, $40 off orders of $200 or more and $100 off orders of $500 or more. Plus, during the sale, you’ll find clearance toys and Christmas items up to 50 percent off. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) (AP/Toby Talbot)
Consumers shop at the Bloomingdale's store at the Glendale Galleria shopping mall in Glendale, Calif, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Stores are welcoming a second wave of consumers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, the biggest jump since 2011. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Bloomingdale’s Through the first week of January, get up to 75 percent off select items. Check the Bloomingdale’s site for details about which items are included in the sale. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (AP/Damian Dovarganes)
** FILE ** An unidentified man enters Dillard's, Inc., headquarters building in Little Rock, Ark., before the company's shareholder meeting in this May 21, 2005, file photo. A federal lawsuit, filed Monday, Oct. 17, 2005,  accuses the department store chain of engaging in racial profiling in company efforts to thwart shoplifters. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
Dillard’s The department store throws a much-anticipated one-day New Year sale on Jan. 1. In previous years, it’s offered up to 50 percent off designer purses and various fashions. Don’t want to wait? Through Dec. 30, get 40 percent off select boots and booties. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/DANNY JOHNSTON)
** FILE **  In this Nov. 14, 2006 file photo, an Express store, a Limited brand, in Columbus, Ohio, is shown. Limited Brands Inc. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, said it will sell a majority interest in its underperforming Express apparel brand and is considering options for its Limited Stores chain. Limited Brands, the operator of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, said it is selling 67 percent of its interest in Express to affiliates of private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $548 million. The sale is expected to be completed by July. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Express Need to pick up a New Year’s Eve party outfit? Express is offering up to 60 percent off women’s dresses and men’s pants through Jan. 5, plus extra savings on clearance items. Check the site for specifics. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/KIICHIRO SATO)
A line of shoppers extends out of the store into the mall hallway at the Game Stop store in Berlin, Vt., Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. Shoppers hit the stores early Friday to return unwanted gifts and take advantage of drastic price cuts offered by retailers desperate to get rid of old merchandise and boost their less-than-cheery holiday sales.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
GameStop Shop the Winter Sale through Jan. 1. Online shoppers only can get a $50 GameStop gift card with the purchase of an Xbox One or Xbox One X. Online and in-store shoppers can buy two pre-owned games and get the third free. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Toby Talbot)
Electrical contractor Tommy Hendrick leaves a Home Depot store in Matthews, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Home Depot Planning on replacing your furniture or redecorating in 2019? Home Depot is marking down a slew of items for the entire month of January. Deals include up to 25 percent off storage furniture, 30 percent off select kitchen and living room furniture and up to 60 percent off select entertainment furniture. Check the Home Depot website to see which specific items are included in the sale. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (AP/Chuck Burton)
FILE - In this  Aug. 28, 2018, fie photo, a Kohl's sign is shown in front of a Kohl's store in Concord, N.C. Kohl’s has mapped out where retailers like Bon-Ton and Sears shuttered stores so it can target those customers with specific ads. Kohl’s believes one-third of its stores is benefiting from department store closings. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
Kohl’s Visit the Kohl’s website through New Year’s Day to get a promo code that’s good for 20 percent off home purchases. Plus, get up to 70 percent off through New Year’s Day during the After Christmas Stock Up sale. The sale includes clothing, bedding, jewelry and more. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) (AP/Chuck Burton)
In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, photo, people walk out of a Macy's department store in Hialeah, Fla. Macy’s is increasing the number of temporary workers it’s hiring for distribution and warehouses for the holiday season as it chases fast growing e-commerce sales. But overall holiday hiring will fall nearly 4 percent. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Macy’s Through Jan. 1, use promo code JOY to get an extra 15 percent off select items. Valid items are marked on the Macy’s website and span nearly all of the store’s departments. Or use code JOY25 to get $10 off a purchase of $25 or more through Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) (AP/Alan Diaz)
Close-up of female hand touching and testing mattress in a store. Copy space.
Mattress Firm Mattress stores are known for throwing sales when shoppers have an extra day off work, and the Mattress Firm end-of-year sale runs until Jan. 8. You’ll find the requisite king-for-the-price-of-a-queen deals. Or opt for a free adjustable base, up to a value of $699, with any purchase of $599 or more. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Vicheslav) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Vicheslav)
An Old Navy Store is seen in Paramus, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. Gap Inc. said Thursday that strong sales at its lower-priced Old Navy chain helped its fourth-quarter profit rise 45 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Old Navy Through New Year’s Day, get up to 75 percent off clearance items. At this time of year, clearance clothing is generally a mix of summer and fall styles, so get a head start on next year’s wardrobe — and find much more affordable prices than you’ll find when shopping in season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Seth Wenig)
Overstock.com Through the first week of January, Overstock is discounting various home items. Get up to 25 percent off mattresses, up to 30 percent off area rugs and up to 40 percent off chandeliers. (Courtesy Overstock.com)
FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target is raising its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings outlooks, following strong sales in its stores and online during the critical holiday season. The retailer said Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that its outlook changes also reflect recently-enacted federal tax reform. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Target Through Dec. 29, Target is offering sales on various products across the whole store. Find up to $100 off vacuums, up to 25 percent off storage and up to 50 percent off artificial trees, clothing and shoes. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) (AP/Nati Harnik)
FILE - This Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, shows a Walmart sign at one of their stores. A 20-year-old man in southern Oregon filed a lawsuit, Monday, March 5, 2018, against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he says they refused to sell him a rifle. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
Walmart Walmart is holding a year-end sale through New Year’s Eve that offers up to 50 percent of clearance clothing, toys and holiday decor. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) (AP/Alan Diaz)
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A shopper leaves the Big Lots storeon Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Berlin, Vt. Big Lots reported a loss for its fiscal third quarter, weighed down by higher expenses and lower U.S. sales. But the discount retailer beat Wall Street's view and raised its full-year forecast, citing expectations for the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Consumers shop at the Bloomingdale's store at the Glendale Galleria shopping mall in Glendale, Calif, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Stores are welcoming a second wave of consumers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, the biggest jump since 2011. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
** FILE ** An unidentified man enters Dillard's, Inc., headquarters building in Little Rock, Ark., before the company's shareholder meeting in this May 21, 2005, file photo. A federal lawsuit, filed Monday, Oct. 17, 2005,  accuses the department store chain of engaging in racial profiling in company efforts to thwart shoplifters. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
** FILE **  In this Nov. 14, 2006 file photo, an Express store, a Limited brand, in Columbus, Ohio, is shown. Limited Brands Inc. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, said it will sell a majority interest in its underperforming Express apparel brand and is considering options for its Limited Stores chain. Limited Brands, the operator of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, said it is selling 67 percent of its interest in Express to affiliates of private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $548 million. The sale is expected to be completed by July. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
A line of shoppers extends out of the store into the mall hallway at the Game Stop store in Berlin, Vt., Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. Shoppers hit the stores early Friday to return unwanted gifts and take advantage of drastic price cuts offered by retailers desperate to get rid of old merchandise and boost their less-than-cheery holiday sales.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Electrical contractor Tommy Hendrick leaves a Home Depot store in Matthews, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
FILE - In this  Aug. 28, 2018, fie photo, a Kohl's sign is shown in front of a Kohl's store in Concord, N.C. Kohl’s has mapped out where retailers like Bon-Ton and Sears shuttered stores so it can target those customers with specific ads. Kohl’s believes one-third of its stores is benefiting from department store closings. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, photo, people walk out of a Macy's department store in Hialeah, Fla. Macy’s is increasing the number of temporary workers it’s hiring for distribution and warehouses for the holiday season as it chases fast growing e-commerce sales. But overall holiday hiring will fall nearly 4 percent. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Close-up of female hand touching and testing mattress in a store. Copy space.
An Old Navy Store is seen in Paramus, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. Gap Inc. said Thursday that strong sales at its lower-priced Old Navy chain helped its fourth-quarter profit rise 45 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target is raising its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings outlooks, following strong sales in its stores and online during the critical holiday season. The retailer said Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that its outlook changes also reflect recently-enacted federal tax reform. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
FILE - This Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, shows a Walmart sign at one of their stores. A 20-year-old man in southern Oregon filed a lawsuit, Monday, March 5, 2018, against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he says they refused to sell him a rifle. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

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