It pays to wait to make these purchases at another time of the year. By Rebecca Dolan, Contributing Writer December 14, 2016 Don’t buy these things between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They tend to be less expensive at other times of year.See Also: 8 Things Not to Keep in Your Wallet During the Holidays 1. Exercise Equipment January is when the real deals appear on exercise equipment. 2. Caribbean Cruises By booking for January, February or March, you can take advantage of lower fares. 3. Furniture Wait until after Christmas when stores hold clearance sales to make room for new styles. 4. Jewelry You can save 15% to 25% on jewelry during post-Valentine’s Day sales. Advertisement 5. Mattresses Save as much as 70% by waiting until Memorial Day sales in May. 6. Tools Wait to by a new drill, wrench set or tool chest around Father’s Day. 7. Winter Sports Gear Expect deep discounts during clearance sales in February and March. See more of the worst things to buy during the holidays.