The Ultimate Consumer Shopping Guide for 2019

Written by: Jennifer Watkins

Shoppers were enthusiastically spending their money on products and services during the first half of 2019. As a matter of fact, consumer spending has been a very positive experience for retailers. From January to July of this year, people had the finances and disposable income to purchase extra products.

While the economy is never perfect, it has been very strong for the first half of 2019. The biggest shopping day of the summer known as Amazon Prime Day validates this fact. The Amazon Prime Day that took place on July 15 and 16 was a success. The summer shopping habits of consumers gives retailers hope that the holiday season in 2019 is going to profitable.

What does all of this have to do with shopping? Positive consumer spending simply means that people have enough money to spend on the things they desire. Millions of people like to go out and shop. It makes them feel empowered. Having money to spend also provides them with a sense of comfort and optimism about the economy. It also reveals that people are optimistic about their lives. This ultimate consumer shopping guide for 2019 is going to show you what consumers are buying. It will also reveal the products and services they expect from businesses and the hottest products for sale this coming holiday season.

Products that People will always Buy

There are certain products that people must purchase. Merchandise such as household items, clothing, cosmetics and groceries will always be brought by consumers. As a matter of fact, most mothers will have to buy groceries every week or at least once a month. Dads will have to set money aside for school shopping, holiday spending and for purchasing birthday party items for family members. Single women will have to buy feminine hygiene products and single guy normally purchase grooming goods.

The point is that people will always shop for the products listed above. Simply put, these items are a need that will always have to be fulfilled. Every family and single person will have to eventually use toothpaste, deodorant, soap, dish soap, food, makeup and toilet paper. These disposable products will always be something that shoppers will have in their cart. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can get by without them. Sooner or later you will have to buy a perishable or disposable product that will always have to be replaced.

Shopping for the 2019 Halloween and Christmas Seasons

The holiday season is the biggest time of the year for shoppers and businesses. People typically spend trillions of dollars on purchasing goods during these holidays. Consumers are going to spend billions on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy. For the Christmas season they will spend a lot of money on presents and decorations. As a shopper, you most likely will spend your hard-earned money on these products as well.

Halloween costume purchases are going to be high this year. Movies such as Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The New Lion King Movie and the upcoming Frozen 2 will provide kids and adults with new and great costume choices. Popular costumes in 2019 will also include Fortnite characters, Game of Thrones heroes and villains and Spider Man: Far From Home personalities. Even President Trump masks are going to be big this year. Just don’t be caught wearing one in the wrong neighborhood.

Don’t forget about your pet’s costume because disguises for dogs and cats are going to be a big Halloween hit. As usual, consumers will buy lots of candy and spooky decorations during the months of September and October.

The holiday purchasing season unofficially starts early in the fall during the month of September. The month of November is when the holiday season officially starts. Black Friday will always remain the biggest shopping day of the year. Still, most people will start buying Christmas items at the beginning of November. Believe it or not, some stores already have Christmas products out toward the middle part or end of July.

The hottest selling products in 2019 are going to show up under Christmas trees in homes. These products include:

  • Wireless chargers
  • Gift cards from various retailers, financial institutions and restaurants
  • Car phone holders
  • Front facing baby carriers
  • Inflatable pet collars
  • One-piece swimsuits
  • Strapless bras
  • Drone cameras
  • Scooters
  • Video consoles and games
  • Hatchimals (toy)
  • Lego Sets
  • Harry Potter merchandise (yes, he is still relevant)
  • PJ Mask toys
  • Avengers and Marvel Toys
  • The latest iPhone (XR models)
  • Samsung S10
  • OLED Stretching TVs by LG
  • Smartwatches
  • Virtual Reality Products (glasses and goggles)
  • Air Fryers

Items such books, jewelry, DVDs, Blu ray players and movies will always be hot selling products during the Christmas season. People will also receive lots of socks, underwear, t-shirts, pajamas and robes during Christmas time. Some products are going to appear out of nowhere for this holiday season. People are going to purchase trendy items that will be released shortly before Christmas.

Online shopping is now a permanent part of consumer spending. People are going to purchase more products online than they did in the past. The reason why they are purchasing so many items on the internet has to do with savings. You more than likely know that online purchases are usually cheaper than purchasing items from the store. This is especially true if you purchase your products from Amazon or Walmart.

Here is a list of the biggest shopping days and seasons of each year:

  • Black Friday
  • Cyber Monday
  • Back to School Season
  • Christmas Season
  • Halloween Season
  • Easter Season
  • Prom/Graduation Season
  • 4th of July
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Valentine’s Day

These seasons, special shopping days and holidays are not listed in any order. However, they provide you with the busiest time of the year for consumer spending. Remember, you should buy products out of season to get a good deal on merchandise. You should also use special offers, discounts and store membership benefits and perks.

Ultimately, shopping is a necessary activity and it’s also a favorite pastime for many people. As a consumer you should make the best purchases possible. Know the products you are going to buy and make sure you are getting brands that work for you. Remember, as long as you have money, you will always purchase products and services for your needs and personal desires.


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