The holiday season means one thing, people bake more. Whether it be cookies or breads. Stores know this is prime baking time and hence put things like flour, sugar, butter etc. on sale to pull you into their store. If your budget allows, pick up a few extra items to keep in the freezer or pantry. Even make up some baked things like bread or brownies and store them in the freezer before prices go up again. The final thing you can do to take advantage of sales, is make homemade gifts. A stack of cookies tied with a pretty ribbon. Hot cocoa combined with a mug or a pair of mittens.