The end of May ushers in two wonderful things: Sultry summer and Memorial Day sales. While we’re all for rest, relaxation, and not staring at screens, we’re not immune to the charms of a great sale—and [whispers] there happen to be several going on right now in anticipation of the long weekend. From sleep and bedding products to beauty sets and activewear to outdoor gear, there are tons of brands slashing prices on their most coveted items (with some offering their biggest sales of the year).
Whether you’re looking to upgrade a worn out mattress, try out a meal kit, invest in a fun sex toy, update your home-entertainment system, or find a Father’s Day gift that doesn’t break the bank, the three-day weekend is a prime time to browse. And if you plan to be totally offline or want to avoid the chaos, plenty of brands have already rolled out their MDW deals. To help you save time, we’ve handpicked the best of the best (early) Memorial Day sales worth shopping now from top brands and retailers such as Nordstrom, Lelo, Helix, Leesa, and HelloFresh (alphabetized by name).
Keep tabs on this page (as well as our separate stories on Amazon’s Memorial Day sales, the best mattress deals, clothing deals, furniture deals, and more), as we’ll refresh it with new markdowns and changes to terms of sales as they roll in. Many of these sales run out on May 31 (though the holiday itself falls on May 30), so get to shopping while they last.
We’re never ones to pass up a great deal, and there are several at Amazon now (and because they’re Amazon, these sales often expire at all hours of the day, so checking out quickly is never a bad idea). From discounts on kitchen staples to at-home fitness gear, we rounded up all of the best Amazon Memorial Day deals, but here’s a highlight of our faves.
For Masturbation Month, the female-founded sex-toy mecca Babeland is offering 15% off a single item with code VIBING, as well as 20% off penis toys (i.e., masturbation sleeves, cock rings, penis pumps) with code STROKE20. There’s also a nice BOGO 50% off sale on We-Vibe toys.
Now through the end of May, take 30% off sitewide at Bear with code MD30 and receive free accessories with any mattress purchase. We’ve got our eye on Sleep Foundation’s Best Hybrid Mattress, the Bear Hybrid, which combines innerspring coils and copper-gel memory foam for soft support. This offer excludes the Bear Trek.
Light sleepers, consider Beautyrest mattresses, which eliminate movement (say, from your partner) with pocketed-coil technology. Through June 14, the company is offering up to $1,000 off its Beautyrest Black mattresses and select bases, as well as up to $700 off on its Harmony Lux mattresses and select bases.
If you’re not already a bidet convert, Bio Bidet makes a range of affordable and luxury bidet attachments and bidet toilet seats, which are either excellent starters or updates to your throne. Find up to $225 off of the brand’s bidets right now as part of its May Savings Event; it ends May 22.
Think of Birch by Helix as Helix’s more sustainable younger sibling. Birch’s mattresses are Greenguard Gold–certified, and for Memorial Day, you save $400 on any mattress and receive two free Eco-Rest Pillows with your purchase. Use code MDSALE400.
EightSleep’s Pod Pro Max mattress comes topped with a MaxChill layer that dissipates heat, and the brand’s smart mattress topper has dual app-controlled cooling and heating zones for you and your partner to set separately. The topper includes a temperature autopilot that measures the room temperature and humidity and adjusts itself, advanced sleep-tracking, a daily health check and heart-rate monitoring, and a smart alarm. Right now for early access to its Memorial Day sale, take $200 off its Pod mattress, $100 off its Pod cover, and 20% off accessories with the purchase of the mattress or cover.
In the lead-up to Memorial Day (and in celebration of Masturbation Month), sex toy retailer Ella Paradis is offering up to 70% off sitewide with code SELF (and BOGO 50% off We-Vibe toys). Right now there’s also a sly 15% off deal on Dame Products.
If you want to try new recipes and meals but don’t have time to meal prep or grocery shop (relatable), give a meal-kit delivery service a try. Through May 31, EveryPlate is discounting its already affordable meals to work out to just $1.79 per meal (plus 20% off another two boxes) with code MDW2022. The company sends USDA-certified-organic meal kits, making sure that at least 90% of the ingredients are organic.
Through May 31, Green Chef is offering $130 off plus free shipping with code GCMDW2022. The company sends USDA-certified-organic meal kits, making sure that at least 90% of the ingredients are organic.
Catch up on your beauty rest with tiered deals up to $350 off, depending on how much you spend. Plus you’ll receive two of the brand’s Dream pillows with any mattress purchase through June 1. We recommend taking a closer look at the Midnight Luxe mattress, one of Wired’s picks for Best Mattress of 2020 and 2021.
Through the end of the month, HelloFresh is offering 16 free meals with free shipping using code HFMDW2022. The company offers chef-curated, vegetarian-friendly recipes such as mahi-mahi piccata, garlic-butter shrimp, or butternut squash agnolotti with kale.
Save up to $700 on a mattress from the bedding experts at Leesa (its best deal of the year) and receive two free pillows ($120 value) with your purchase for a total bedding overhaul.
We like the Leesa Original Mattress, in particular, a SELF favorite that’s been described as a comfy “parfait of three medium-firm foam layers.”
Save on expert- and couple-approved sex toys from LELO that are perfect for a long weekend. During the brand’s Masturbation Month sale, items like the best-selling Tiani 24k vibrator and Sona 2 are marked down up to 20%.
Nordstrom is keeping details about its annual Half-Yearly sale on the lowdown, but in the meantime, we’re shopping the already-deep discounts on its best-selling Zella leggings and SELF-reader-favorite Moonlight pajamas. Since Nordstrom runs out of sizes fast, it’s not a bad idea to get a move on shopping these deals sooner rather than later.
On the hunt for an update to your backyard or patio? Pottery Barn is marking down select outdoor furniture by 20% now (which includes deals on garden gear as well). It’s a good time to scoop up a planter or plant stand.
Save up to $1,000 on any size Serta Artic (a good choice for hot sleepers), iComfort, and iComfort mattresses and select bases. You can also take up to $200 off on Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses that are priced above $1,200, and 10% off any Serta mattress in a box.
For the love of bedding, check out Tuft & Needle’s Memorial Day Sale. You’ll find up to $500 on Tuft & Needle’s high-quality mattresses and up to 15% off its bedding.
Another not-to-be-overlooked option for outdoor furniture? Wayfair! The retailer giant is offering up to 70% off as part of its Warehouse Clearout sale.