Best Things to Buy in June

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June is the midpoint of the year, the sixth of twelve months. That means semi-annual sales are abundant. Tons of companies roll out discounts every six months, so you can cash in this June. Throw in a few holidays in the month, like Father’s Day on June 20, and it’s the season to save.

Here are the best things to buy in June.

1. Grilling Accessories

If you want to buy a grill, June isn’t your best bet. However, if you’re looking for add-ons like spatulas, meat thermometers, tongs, you’re in luck. Grilling accessories can be found discounted in June, just in time to build your dream barbecue set up for summer. If your dad is an avid griller, you can get him accessories as a Father’s Day gift too!

2. Camping Gear

Usually, as a part of Father’s Day deals and summer prep, camping supplies go on sale in June. Depending on where you look, you can save upwards of 50 percent on tents, backpacks, hiking shoes, kayaks, and more.

Dick’s Sporting Goods typically has huge deals this month. And REI is another popular retailer to look for sales.

3. Lingerie

Victoria’s Secret’s semi-annual sale each June is one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year aside from Black Friday. Most items are more than 50 percent off, including some 70 percent discounts. Whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift, this is one sale you shouldn’t miss.

4. Home Improvement Supplies

To surprise the DIY dad, you can find the perfect Father’s Day gift at a bargain this month. Lowe’s and Home Depot both offer annual deals on tools, appliances, car supplies, and more. Both hardware stores also offer gift guides for Father’s Day if you need some extra inspiration.

If you have a local hardware store you prefer, call, and see if they have any deals coming up around Father’s Day. There’s a good chance you’ll find savings.

5. Donuts  

June 4th is National Donut Day, so you can get free and discounted donuts at all your favorite spots. That means Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme, and more! Check your favorite donut maker to see if they’re participating.

6. Sunscreen and Skin Care

If you’re anything like me, the summer sun can really do a number to your skin. I, and millions of other Americans, sunburn pretty easily. That’s why sunscreen deals in June are such a lifesaver. CVS, for instance, has tons of deals and discounts on sunblock that you can take advantage of to stock up for the whole summer.

If you know you’re going to get sunburnt no matter what, you can be proactive and buy some skincare products on sale this month too. Bath and Body Works has its semi-annual blowout sale in June, so there will be plenty of savings to be had.

7. Computer Games

Steam, one of the largest computer gaming distribution platforms in the world, is beloved partly for its recurring Steam Sales where some A-list games are available for 50 to 90 percent off. Although the date isn’t announced in advance, it looks like Steam’s next big sale is coming on June 24th.

Usually Steam Sales last roughly two weeks, and there are some major bargains. In one notable example, Steam sliced the price of hit game Portal 2 from $50 to $5 during the 2012 Summer sale.

8. Spring Clothing

Spring has all but come and gone by June, meaning any spring apparel is left on shelves can likely be had at a deep discount. Kohl’s and Forever 21 are examples of the many name brands that have spring clothing clearance sales around this time of year. You can probably wear whatever you buy in summer, but if not you’ll be well-stocked come next spring! The longer into June you wait, however, the less likely you’ll be to find anything left in stock.