Best Things to Buy in June

Tiara Rea-Palmer
Published on: 05/23/19

Can you believe it's already June?? We're halfway through 2019, the summer is upon us, and there is plenty to buy this month on sale. Here is our monthly guide for best things to buy in June and also what to wait on as well.

Father's Day Gifts

With Father's Day coming up ASAP, you'll find great deals in June on tools, hardware, outdoor gear, menswear, men's shoes, ties, suits, and so much more. Check big stores like Kohl's for extra bonus discounts (Kohl's allows coupon stacking, which is a great way to save!), and be sure to think about what Dad wants this year. You can even find discounts on personalized gifts from sites like Shutterfly, especially the week leading up to Father's Day.


Sound weird to buy lingerie in the middle of summer? Maybe, but you'll save a ton during the highly anticipated Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale, which falls in June every year. Other lingerie retailers will try to compete, providing a ton of opportunities for discounts and deals on underwear, bras, nightgowns, and more. Big stores like Macy's and Nordstrom also use June as inventory turnover month, which means great savings abound. You'll generally save up to 50% from these and other stores.


Did you know that June 27 is National Sunglasses Day? This isn't just a throwaway holiday either; it's actually part of an initiative by the Vision Council to raise awareness to protect your eyes. Many retailers like Sunglasses Hut, ZenniOptical, LensCrafters, and even big box stores like Macy's will time great eyewear sales around this date. Look for savings up to 60%.

Movie Tickets

Summer blockbuster season is here! The biggest movies release over the summer, and theaters are eager to get viewers in their seats. AMC offers a Summer Movie Camp, where kids' movies are just $4 every Wednesday. Or try Regal Theaters, which provide $1 kid's movies every Tuesday and Wednesday morning during the summer. If you have the Regal Crown Club app or rewards card, make sure to combine this with 50% off popcorn every Tuesday. Plus, Regal Crown Club members can save at select theaters with Value Days. These special discounted days provide tickets for as little as $5 on select days.

Bonus: Looking to travel? Head to the Caribbean or Alaska for the biggest savings. Alaskan cruises are on their off season in June, and weather in the Caribbean can vary between beautiful and stormy, so there are plenty of deals to be had.

As for what not to buy, you'll want to continue to skip shopping for grills and swimsuits in June. Summer break and BBQ season are upon us, and retailers know that's what we need right now, so there's less incentive for them to discount these items. There may be a good deal on certain grill models during Father's Day sales, but otherwise you'll want to wait until summer is over.

about the author

Tiara Rea-Palmer
Director of Partnerships
As an expert in online savings and an avid deal enthusiast, Tiara heads up retail relations at CouponFollow, where she stays up-to-date on all the best deals, discounts, and freebies, as well as negotiates exclusive coupons and offers for CouponFollow users. In her free time, you can find Tiara writing, DIY crafting on a budget, and traveling with free rewards card miles.