Summer doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks, but as the weather warms up you’ll likely be spending more time outside – perhaps you will enjoy time on patios or digging in to fresh food off the grill. While you’re basking in the warmth again and dreaming about and planning for a relaxing summer, you’ll be happy to know that June is a great month to save money on some key purchases you might make this summer. Here are seven of the best things to buy in June:
With Father’s Day in June, expect discounts on traditional gifts that dads love such as fishing equipment, ties and tools. While discounts on tools won’t be as big as they are around the holidays, it is best to buy them now if you’re planning any do-it-yourself renovations around the house over the coming months. Expect to find the greatest deals on common power tools like drills and handsaws. While it’s likely there will also be sales for more expensive tools, these discounts will presumably be smaller.
Pick up New Fitness Apparel
Warmer weather encourages many people to get excited about being outside and being active. As a result, you will find great amazing deals on summer fitness apparel at sports stores, department stores and specialty stores. Stock up on all the gear that you’re going to need for the coming summer season. In particular, look for great deals on tank tops, t-shirts, shorts and sports bras.
Time to Start Gardening
While the best deals on plants and gardening accessories are available in August when the season is winding down, there are sales and discounts to kick off the season in early June – a great time to purchase the essentials for your outdoor masterpiece. Nurseries, gardening centers and department stores clamour to get business at this time of year, meaning that they lower their prices. It’s best to bring home what you need in June because next month everything is likely going to be more expensive.
Stock up on Outdoor Gear
If you’re into camping, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking or any other fun outdoor activity, June is the month to head to your local outdoor store for big savings on what you need. Some of these sales began in May but are continuing in June so that outdoor enthusiasts have a chance to stock up in preparation for the coming summer season. While there will likely be bigger discounts as the season comes to close in late August and early September, that won’t help you if you’re hoping to enjoy the great weather and get outside now. This means June is the next best time to get the gear you need for this year.
Buy Wedding Gifts Now
The beginning of June is synonymous with wedding season. If your fridge is covered in wedding invitations, then consider shopping for bridal shower and wedding gifts this month. There are some great June deals on kitchen and home essentials that will allow you to purchase the perfect gifts from the registries of your friends and family without going broke. Another great tip when you buy well in advance: Save your receipts and if an item goes on sale, the store may be able to do a price adjustment for you and reimburse you for the extra money you spent.
Book Caribbean Trips
The weather in the Caribbean in June is notoriously hot. It’s also the beginning of hurricane season. But just because a hurricane could develop doesn’t mean that they will. If you like travelling to hot places and are willing to take a risk with the weather, you can get great deals on trips to Caribbean islands in June and throughout the summer. However, don’t forget to purchase cancellation insurance just in case a big storm threatens to spoil your fun.
Buy Seasonal Fruits and Veggies
Fresh, local produce doesn’t just taste better – it’s also often cheaper. Stock up on fresh fruits and veggies from your local farmers’ markets and grocery stores this month. According to Foodland Ontario, apples, cherries, rhubarb, and strawberries are in season and so are asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, radishes, kale, and spinach. You’ll not only enjoy fresh produce but you’ll also be supporting the local economy.