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6 Best Things to Buy in June

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Although it falls right between the big holiday shopping weekends of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, the month of June has plenty of sales of its own to offer savvy shoppers. Many department and chain stores host “semiannual sales” in June, offering sizable discounts in an effort to move inventory and as the first half of the year comes to a close.

Plus, Father’s Day means that stores may offer additional discounts on items traditionally purchased as gifts for dads. However, those price drops typically come very close to the holiday itself, which falls on June 19 this year.

“It helps to procrastinate a little bit, because a lot of the best sales don’t happen until the week of Father’s Day,” says Lisa Thompson, savings expert with “You might pick out what you want, but then watch the price to see if it goes on sale.”

Here’s a peek at six products that are among the best things to shop for in June:

1. Tools

Retailers often lower their prices on tools throughout June in the hopes of snagging some extra Father’s Day sales. In addition to individual tools, look for deals on tool sets, accessories and tool storage options, including boxes and chests.

Where to find deals: Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears

Potential savings: 20 to 50 percent off

2. Tech gadgets

High-tech items, including smartwatches, home audio equipment and headphones, often appear at the top of Father’s Day gift lists. Retailers will likely offer competitive discounts on these gadgets to juice early summer sales.

Where to find deals: B&H, Newegg, Harman Audio

Potential savings: Up to 80 percent off

3. Lingerie

When it comes to June semi-annual sales, Victoria’s Secret has become one of the most reliable stores for big discounts. “There’s a trickle-down effect when they have their sale, and other smaller boutiques and retailers will do the same,” says Kimberly Palmer, a spokesperson with the personal finance website NerdWallet.​

Where to find deals: Victoria’s Secret, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Macy’s

Potential savings: Up to 50 percent off