The month of May ushers in two glorious events: The unofficial start of summer and amazing Memorial Day sales. These are some of the best deals you’ll find in the first half of the year, and most are live now. It’s an excellent time to upgrade your mattress, pick up a fun new sex toy, restock your SPF, or add some cute activewear to your wardrobe.
We’re all for prioritizing rest, time outside, and avoiding screens this long weekend—which is why it can be worth it to get your online shopping done now. To make things simple, we’ve rounded up the best Memorial Day deals on our radar.
The best Memorial Day sales to shop now
Here’s a quick look at the top deals on products we’re seeing across retailers at the moment:
- DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress (Queen Size)—originally $1,832; now $1,099
- Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum —originally $450; now $350
- Vitamix Explorian E310—originally $350; now $290
- Theragun Mini—originally $199; now $179
- Apple Watch Series 7—originally $430; now $330
Now on to the full list.
There are some sweet sales happening at Amazon—but prices fluctuate regularly and deals expire at all hours of the day, so it pays or, really, saves to shop ASAP. Standout discounts include: almost 20% off the cult-favorite Vitamix blender, 50% off a Hydro Flask with an easy-sip straw lid, and 30% off gym- or brunch-ready Adidas sneakers.
Nordstrom has some hard-to-resist discounts up to 60% off at its Half-Yearly Sale on bedding, beauty, kitchenware, and clothing. In our cart at the moment are this handsome Herschel weekender bag and all-in-one Le Creuset skillet. Other deals worth noting: A 50% off Bala weighted ring for strength workouts and 20% off a best-selling Casper pillow.
We scanned Target’s ample discounts on home and kitchen appliances, brand-name beauty products, swimwear, and fitness accessories to find some of its best sales. Worth noting? The significant price drop on the Apple Watch.
There are many, many markdowns at Walmart, but the discounts on Dyson products stand out. That includes a 22% discount on a refurbished SELF Fave Dyson V8—a lightweight, cordless vacuum that our commerce editor has described as a “quality-of-life upgrade.” It’s particularly great for anyone who lives with pets or a roommate who sheds a lot.
If you’ve been holding off on buying nice headphones, pricey home fitness equipment, or an activity tracker, you should browse Best Buy’s offerings now. Here are some of our favorite deals from the retailer for Memorial Day.
Mattress and Bedding Deals
SELF’s associate wellness director was highly impressed by the cushy yet responsive feel of the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress. You can take a big ol’ 40% off its price tag now, or any of the brand’s other mattresses (through June 5). And if you want to update your bedding, too, you can add a free Sleep Bundle to your purchase, which includes everything you need—two cooling pillows, sheets, and a mattress protector.
“If you want a hybrid mattress with the responsive feel of the memory-foam layers and firmness of coil layers, I highly recommend this bed,” one SELF editor wrote of her Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress. For the holiday, Helix is offering 25% off sitewide with promo code MEMORIALDAY25. As a perk, two pillows will be thrown in with any bed purchase.
If you tend to wake around 3 a.m. coated in sweat, consider a set of airy, breathable linen sheets—especially when they’re 20% off (as is everything else at the Parachute Memorial Day Sale, including its waffle-knit bathrobes and comforters).
It’s rare to see a price drop like this on Hydrow, the popular at-home rowing machine. For Memorial Day (and through June 3), the brand has a special package deal which nets you up to $650 in savings: $500 off the rower, plus a one-year free subscription to its classes.
We love Bowflex’s dumbbells so much that we gave them a SELF Home Fitness Award last year. They’re perfect for anyone trying to build a gym in a tight space, as they can go from five to 50 pounds (or anything in between) with the twist of a dial. Right now, the weights are $50 off. The company’s compact exercise bikes and treadmills are also on sale.
Therabody’s pricey but powerful percussive massagers are up to 30% off, including the SELF Home Fitness Award–winning Theragun Mini. Pro tip: One of these babies would make a great Father’s Day gift, just saying.
Food and Kitchen Deals
This coffee subscription service earned a SELF Fave from our reviewer because of its high-quality beans, tasting notes, and ease of delivery. If you decide to try the service now (or give it as a subscription gift), your first bag of coffee will be free.
The nice thing about Cratejoy is that it offers a ton of types of subscription boxes, including crafting and cocktail-making kits, activewear picks, and outdoor gear. We’re partial to this bath-focused subscription, which includes all sorts of soak essentials. Use code MEMORIAL23 at checkout to save 30% on your first box.
Arguably, summer is one of the best times to test out a meal-kit delivery service like HelloFresh: You won’t have to haul groceries home in the heat (since ingredients will be delivered to your door), you can try a bunch of delicious new dishes when you might not be feeling motivated to cook, and you will receive 16 free meals with code HFMDW2023 as a first-time subscriber.
Activewear and Shoe Deals
Allbirds sneakers are bestsellers for their comfort, lightweight feel, and the fact that they are machine-washable. Reviewers were particularly impressed with the traction and support on these Tree Runners. You can save 40% on them (and other select products) through the end of May.
This brand is a SELF editor favorite thanks to its stylish, durable active- and loungewear (as well as its a large range of sizes). GC doesn’t often have sales, but from May 26 to 29, you can save 20% on purchases over $125.
If you’ve maxed out your running sneakers’s mileage (or could use a cute new pair of walking sandals), you’ll find deals up to 60% off as part of Zappos’s Joyfest Sale. The sale extends to clothing, swimwear, and accessories as well.
Sex Toy Deals
A very happy 20th anniversary to our beloved sex-toy company Lelo—and to us, as it’s marking down some of its best-sellers by up to 50% off throughout May during its Masturbation Month Sale. Bonus: If you spend more than $189, you’ll receive a free Sona vibrator.
We turn to Lovehoney for all things sex, including vibrators, dildos, bondage basics, and lingerie. For Memorial Day, use code WEEKEND at checkout to take 60% off a Lovehoney-branded sex toy (like this strap-on kit for beginners).
Save up to 25% on MysteryVibe’s sex toys, such as the Crescendo 2, a super bendy, app-controllable vibrator designed to stimulate the clit, G-spot, or P-spot.
Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale has some incredible markdowns—as much as 50% on past-season clothing, as well as gear like camping tents, backpacks, bikes, and inflatable kayaks. We’re partial to this pretty, packable tent that sleeps four (or three plus a pup) and is half off.
If you’re looking to get outside more this summer, you should check out REI’s massive Anniversary Sale. You can get up to 30% off hiking accessories and activewear from well-known outdoor brands like Patagonia, Stanley, Garmin, Altra, and REI Co-Op, its in-house brand. If you’re an REI member, you’ll receive additional discounts (like 20% off a full-price item using code ANNIV23). It’s a great time to buy that cooler, hammock, car rack, or pair of hiking boots you’ve eyed for months.