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June brings warmer weather, the anticipation of summer fun, and usually, good deals. Last year, Amazon Prime Day took place in June, meaning the month saw huge deals on big ticket items. Prime Day is set to take place in July this year, meaning you’ll have to wait for those major sales, but June will still offer discounts on a range of products like tools, apparel and more.
That said, not everyone seems eager to spend. The rise in inflation means American shoppers are hesitant to empty their wallets this month. According to a report from market research company The NPD Group, more than “8 in 10 U.S. consumers are planning to make changes to mitigate their product spending in the next three to six months.” While merchandise retail sales revenue is up 2% through mid-May compared to the same period last year, The NPD Group said that “consumers have already begun to make fewer purchases than a year ago.”
This shift in consumer behavior is already apparent, as evidenced by Walmart’s, Target’s, Home Depot’s, Lowe’s, and even Amazon’s lower first-quarter earnings. According to CNBC, shoppers are leaving these stores and websites with fewer items, a trend The NPD Group predicts will continue through the year. However, CNBC wrote that in the first quarter, Target also “had a higher level of markdowns, a staple of the retail industry that more or less disappeared during the pandemic.”
With inflation driving prices up, shoppers may be prioritizing finding those once scarce markdowns. To give you an idea of the best sales and discounts during the month ahead, we consulted retail experts on what’s worth considering, as well as what’s not worth shopping for right now (if you can wait).
Best June sales
We chose the sales below because we think you’ll find them interesting — they typically include multiple deals and, of course, not every single product in a sale is going to be the best deal around.
- Overstock: Up to 70% off during the Summer Red Tag Sale
- Etsy: Up to 70% off gifts for dads
- Coach Outlet: 70% off men’s clearance styles and an extra 20% off already discounted men’s bags
- Brooks Brothers: Up to 70% off select men’s sale styles
- Everlane: Up to 65% off select sale styles
- Aerie: 50% off the Vacation Ready collection while the sale lasts
- Home Depot: Up to 50% off select outdoor power equipment, up to $100 off tools and grills, and deals on select smart home tech
- Omaha Steaks: 50% off sitewide, including on Father’s Day gifts
- REI: Up to 50% off select REI Co-op brand apparel and select Patagonia items, and up to 30% off select prAna apparel and select kayaks, paddleboards and accessories
- Sur La Table: Up to 50% off select cookware and up to 20% off select items with code SUMMER while the sales last
- Staples: Up to 50% off select chairs and furniture
- Perry Ellis: Up to 50% off apparel and other picks for dads
- Belk: Up to 50% off men’s swimwear, and other doorbuster deals. Save an extra 10% with in-store pickup.
- PGA Tour Superstore: Up to 50% off men’s golf apparel, up to 45% off Father’s Day gifts and $100 off select technology
- Nike: Up to 40% off sale styles
- Williams Sonoma: Up to 40% off select Le Creuset and Staub cookware, up to 35% off select All-Clad cookware, and up to 20% off GreenPan frying pans while sales last
- JBL: Up to 40% off true wireless headphones and portable speakers during the Father’s Day sale
- Philips: Up to 40% off men’s grooming items, oral healthcare, and kitchen appliances through June 20. Get an additional 15% off when you subscribe with OneBlade starter kits with code FATHERSDAY15.
- Target: Up to 35% off select kitchen and dining items and up to 25% off furniture
- Lowe’s: Up to 35% off select tools and accessories and 30% off outdoor power equipment
- The Company Store: Up to 30% off on select items during the Summer Sale through June 26
- Avocado: 30% off Haas organic cotton collection with code ORGANIC and $100 off adjustable bases
- Fossil: 30% off full-price men’s styles and an extra 50% off men’s sale styles through June 19
- Michael Kors: 25% off select men’s apparel, shoes, bags and more through June 20
- Bosca: 25% off the Italo Italian Leather collection while sale lasts
- Backcountry: Up to 25% off Big Agnes products and up to 22% off Wild Country products while sales last
- Cozy Earth: Up to 25% off select collections during the Summer Sale
- BioBidet: Up to 25% off select bidets during the Bliss Savings Event
- W&P Designs: 20% off sitewide through June 12
- Madewell: 20% off already discounted sale styles through June 13
- Le Club Original: 20% off all men’s swimwear with code DAD20 through June 22
- Bake Me a Wish!: 20% off all Father’s Day gift deliveries with code SMILE
- The Beard Club: 20% off sitewide with code DAD
- DudeRobe: 20% off sitewide with code FATHERSDAY20
- CAT Footwear: 20% off select styles with code BESTDAD
- Best Buy: Up to $500 off big-screen tvs and select Lenovos and up to $200 off select Canon Camera equipment and Hyperice recovery products
- Ace Hardware: Up to $100 off select Weber grills
- Macy’s: Up to $100 off select Fitbit products through June 19
June deals to consider
We rounded up the best ongoing deals on highly rated products Select readers have shown an interest in or that we think you should know about. We used price tracking tools like Honey and CamelCamelCamel to note the value of each discount.
In our guide to the best cooking tools for preparing asian cuisines, experts recommended investing in a mortar and pestle to pulverize herbs and spices into savory pastes and sauces. This set from Cole & Mason is made from granite, a non-porous material that won’t absorb oils, according to the brand. This mortar and pestle is hand-wash only, and the brand recommends seasoning it with white rice, then garlic, cumin, salt and pepper before use.
The Garmin Forerunner 745 is one of our favorite fitness trackers. It features health-monitoring features like wrist-based heart rate and sleep tracking. The fitness tracker also allows you to store music from streaming services on the device, which can connect to Bluetooth headphones for easy listening while on the go. If you find yourself out shopping, the Garmin Pay feature allows for contactless pay on the go. The brand says the device also has location tracking that allows you to stay safe by sharing your real-time location with select emergency contacts.
If you’re hoping to reduce plastic use in the kitchen, Bee’s Wrap clothes are washable, reusable and form a tight seal like plastic wrap for packing lunches or leftovers. While the brand just had a sale around Earth Day, you can nab this set through REI for 25% off. This set of five, which perish after one year of use, includes one large, two medium and two small wraps.
This 5-drawer tool cabinet can support up to 1500 pounds of tools, according to Craftsman. It features an internal locking system to keep your tools safe and comes with built-in wheels and a handlebar so you can maneuver it easily.
These wireless earbuds have an IP67-certified water- and dustproof design and a 30 hour battery life according to JBL, which makes some of our favorite Bluetooth speakers. JBL says the earbuds were designed to alleviate discomfort and create a tighter seal in your ear while exercising. The earbuds offer an ambient sound awareness listening mode and can pair with the JBL app so you can easily adjust your earbud settings from your phone.
This watch is handmade with Indonesian Blackwood and luminous hands so you can tell the time in the dark. The watch can be engraved with up to four lines of text on the back, and you can also order the watch with extra links if you need to adjust the size. The watch also comes with a complimentary tool to adjust the extra links with.
This men’s robe is designed more like a hoodie than a traditional robe, which means you won’t have to deal with floppy arms, according to DudeRobe. The robe has an extra inside pocket, and a belt that is permanently attached to the robe, so you don’t lose it. DudeRobe says the inside French Terry cotton is “comfy [and] extra absorbent.” You can also bundle with the DudeShorts or DudePants for a discount.
What to buy in June
“The first 2 weeks in June are all about the boys,” said Vipin Porwal, founder and consumer savings expert at cashback browser extension Smarty. Porwal said to look out for potential Father’s Day deals on power tools, cordless tool kits, tool storage and automotive tools. The discounts might reach as high as 50% off popular tool brands and these price cuts will extend to bargain brands as well. Additionally, Porwal said to look at other items that you might need to complete your “honey-do” project list, such as paints, building materials, fixtures and hardware. He advised these items could be discounted by 20% or more from a variety of retailers.
Additionally, Porwal said that Father’s Day sales will extend to both casual apparel and activewear and there will also be timely savings on outdoor sporting gear and equipment.
As workers return to offices, Porwal believes shoppers might find deals on office furniture, air fresheners and cleaning supplies. He warned that you should compare prices and models, as some of the items “may be older technology that retailers are looking to move.” However, if the discount matters to you more than the newest model, it may be a good time to jump on these items.
What to skip in June
Shoppers looking to purchase computers, tablets and similar tech may want to wait for better pricing during back-to-school sales in late July and August, Porwal said. Shoppers that missed out on larger appliance and mattress deals during Memorial Day will likely want to hold out until August during Labor Day sales events if they can help it. Porwal said that if any of those items are on your list sooner, you should keep your eye out for “special weekend sales at big box and home improvement retailers.”