Wednesday, July 17, 2024

35 Best Memorial Day Sales and Deals: Pizza Ovens, Recycled Bags, and More


As with many other sales events, Memorial Day weekend deals can be confusing. It seems like every store on the internet is offering some sort of promotion. Not all that glitters is discounted, but we’re here to help. Below you’ll find the best Memorial Day deals and sales on reviewer-approved gadgets and gear. 

Be sure to check out our other Memorial Day sale stories for curated category highlights. We’ve got dedicated roundups for the best outdoor deals, best mattress deals, best tech deals, and best home and kitchen deals. Happy shopping!

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Tech and Accessory Deals

Twelve South StayGo Mini. 

Photograph: Twelve South

This is one of our favorite MacBook accessories and favorite iPad accessories. It’s a great multi-port hub that will add a USB-A port, a headphone jack, an HDMI output, and another USB-C port for passthrough charging. It’s also compact enough that you can take it along easily. This deal is part of a larger 20 percent off promotion at Twelve South. Find more recommendations from the brand in our guides to the best laptop stands and best wireless chargers. 

The Insta360 One RS (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our top choice for a do-it-all action camera. It’s great as an action camera and as a 360 camera, and it even supports interchangeable lenses, with three distinct modules you can mix and match. 

This is a solid 3-in-1 wireless charger, and it becomes more affordable with the coupon code. It’ll simultaneously top off your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. You can even pop the Apple Watch charger off to have a portable method for recharging your smartwatch. Just keep in mind that you need to supply your own 20W wall adapter. Here’s one we like

As a midrange option, this Vizio set (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our top picks. While it’s not one of the brightest sets we’ve tested, its local dimming and quantum dot display give it excellent contrast in darker rooms.

The rounded fourth-generation Amazon Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) packs big, balanced sound for its price, along with all of the Alexa features you know and love. It can also double as a smart home hub.

The Google Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite all-around smart display for a reason. For several reasons, actually, including a 10-inch touchscreen, pretty good speakers, and a camera you can use for Zoom calls. 

Fitness and Outdoors Deals

Photograph: Solo Stove

The Solo Stove Pi (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the very best pizza oven for most people. It goes on sale frequently for deal holidays like Memorial Day, but this price beats previous discounts we’ve tracked. Despite the Pi’s roomy cooking surface, the overall footprint is compact. The wood fuel heats up quickly too. This deal is part of a larger promotion for up to 45 percent off at Solo Stove. There’s also a promotion offering a free Mesa with the purchase of a fire pit bundle using code FREEMESA. 

We really like this portable grill from Biolite. It doubles as a campfire and triples as a power bank that can top off your devices while you’re making grub or getting warm. You can control the flames manually or via the companion smartphone app. The whole gadget packs down into a relatively compact package when you’re done. This is part of the larger Biolite Memorial Day sale, which offers up to 25 percent off. 

The Jabra Elite 7 Active are our top pick for workout earbuds. Jabra scanned thousands of ears to come up with a design that stays snug no matter what type of ears you have, and the work paid off. Not only do they stay put on outdoor excursions, but they sound great and even get eight full hours of battery life.

Just in time for grilling season! The Thermapen One takes a split second to read temperatures, so you can pop the oven or grill lid open and shut without losing too much heat. (The fast readings also mean your baby won’t have to wait too long for a bath, which is my favorite use of a digital thermometer).

This pricing is valid on styles for men and women. It’s a match of a deal we’ve seen before and part of a sitewide promotion for 25 percent off. We generally like Pearl Izumi’s bicycling products. The brand is featured in our guides to the best winter commute gear and the best bikepacking gear. These shorts offer some comfort and padding while wicking away moisture to prevent chafing. 

SwiftWick Pursuit Running Socks. 

Photograph: Swiftwick 

When it comes to thin running socks, this style is hard to beat. They’re breathable and lightweight without being too slippery, and they work well for a wide range of activities—especially in hot weather. The deal is part of a larger 20 percent off promotion at SwiftWick

Gaming and Home Deals

Photograph: Nanoleaf

NanoLeaf Lines (8/10, WIRED Recommends) used to be our favorite smart lighting for gamers. These panels have since been replaced, but we still think they’re a respectable pick. This 15 percent off promotion also applies to Nanoleaf Shapes, which are our favorite lighting panels (though we’ve seen them drop lower in price before). Nanoleaf smart lights can be configured in all sorts of designs. You can set the lighting yourself or let it react to ambient noise—perfect for a house party this summer. 

This is the older and slightly less fancy version of our favorite streaming stick. If you don’t need voice control on your remote, the Roku Streaming Stick 4K will work just fine. It’s simple and easy to set up, and it should still be a massive improvement over your smart TV’s native software. We’ve seen this deal before, and we’ll see it again, but it’s a solid pick if you’re in the market. 

All-Clad D5 Essentials Pan. 

Photograph: All-Clad

This sale has its own dedicated story! It comes around a few times per year and remains our favorite way to save on All-Clad’s amazing (and expensive) kitchen goods. If you can deal with damaged packaging or cosmetic flaws, you can save a ton of cash on a wide range of pots, pans, and other kitchen essentials. Many products also include a lifetime warranty. 

The SimpliSafe Essentials Package (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is a wonderful home security system. It’s reliable and super easy to set up. This deal includes a free month-long trial of 24/7 Interactive Monitoring, so you’ll want to either set a reminder to cancel your membership or forgo the free trial and pay $13 more. 

No robot vacuum is perfect, but the Roborock Q5+ (9/10, WIRED Recommends) comes pretty darn close. It’s simple to use, can map multiple rooms and floors around your entire home, and lets you designate certain floor types for each of those rooms. Check out our guide to the best robot vacuums for more options. 

Health, Apparel, and Furniture Deals

Photograph: Victrola

The Victrola Re-Spin is a fantastic portable record player. We like it for many reasons, not the least of which is the price tag. This deal is icing on the cake. The player itself is lightweight and has a built-in speaker so you won’t need to lug along any extra gear to make it work. It’s also partially composed of recycled plastic. It doubles as a Bluetooth speaker—though there’s no battery, so you’ll need to plug it in if you want to rock and roll. 

This couch has an unfortunate name, but it’s still one of our favorites. It’s comfortable and modular. You can swap pieces in or out as needed, and there’s even an upgrade that adds surround sound and wireless charging. This deal is part of a larger 25 percent off sale at Lovesac. 

Helix Midnight Luxe Hybrid Mattress. 

Photograph: Helix

This deal is $20 less than last Memorial Day and matches the sale price we saw on Presidents’ Day. The Helix Midnight Luxe is very expensive, but it has reigned supreme in our mattress guide since we started testing in 2019. It has a plush cushion top but a medium-firm feel, so you should be comfortable in most sleeping positions. This deal also includes two pillows. Our dedicated roundup of the best memorial day mattress sales has additional picks. 

All Tushy bidets are 25 percent off through May 30. We found the Tushy Classic 3.0 to be affordable and simple to install, even if it doesn’t offer warmed water. Pair it with the Tushy Ottoman for maximum comfort. 

Cloud Paper offers sustainable tree-free bamboo toilet paper and paper towel subscriptions. It’s featured in our list of the best sustainable cleaning supplies. The packaging is plastic-free, delivery is carbon-neutral, and the paper products work just as well as their less environmentally friendly counterparts. 

Proof makes some of our favorite menstrual underwear. You can save 20 percent on three pairs, 25 percent on five pairs, and 30 percent on seven pairs. There are different styles on sale each day as well. Each pair of underwear can hold up to five tampons’ worth of fluid. Period undies can make monthly cycles a whole lot more comfortable. 

Photograph: Tentree

It may not be quite in season yet, but this price is the best we’ve tracked for TenTree’s Daily Parka. We included it in our list of the best clothing made from recycled materials. It’s warm, comfortable, and features plenty of pockets. This sale is part of a sitewide promotion that takes up to 50 percent off. 

Girlfriend Collective is also featured in our recycled clothing roundup. We quite like the brand’s Compressive Hi-Rise Leggings ($78), which are made of 25 plastic bottles and are 79 percent recycled polyester. Pair them with the coordinating Paloma Racerback Bra ($48) and your total should be around $100 instead of $126. 

When it comes to airflow, this is our favorite office chair. It has a mesh back and seat, so no matter how sweaty you get during the hours you spend at your desk, your butt won’t get swampy. The chair also allows for minute adjustments to the arm rests, back, and seat so you can find your perfect fit. Your purchase includes a free Elemax Cooling, Heating, and Massage Unit. We haven’t tested it, but a freebie’s a freebie. 

An honorable mention in our guide to the best office chairs, the Mavix M7 is comfortable and supportive. It has solid airflow and locking wheels, and the sturdy construction makes it feel more luxurious than the price tag would imply. Just keep in mind that if you’re like my 5’1″ self, you’ll want to contact customer service for a shorter cylinder. Like the chair above, which is owned by the same company, this purchase includes a free Elemax Cooling, Heating, and Massage Unit. We haven’t tested it, but it’s valued at $129. 

Zappos is an Amazon-owned store that sells shoes, clothes, and accessories, all with free shipping. Brands range from fashionable (like Steve Madden) to functional (like Hoka) and everywhere in between. This sale is massive and varied, but if you’re in the market for some new duds, it’s worth browsing the selection. (It may take a second, since there are over 7,000 items.) One standout is the Prana Luxara Dress for $89 ($31 off). It’s one of our favorite gifts for moms. Check out the rest of the sale here

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This bag strikes the perfect balance between fun and functional. It’s included in our guide to the best recycled bags, since it’s made from 100 percent recycled nylon and polyester. It has room for a 13-inch laptop, plus a tablet and a cell phone. The back straps can be stowed away if you’d prefer to carry the bag like a tote. 

Another standout from our guide to the best recycled bags, this adorable mini tote is made from deadstock yarn that would otherwise go to waste. There are several bright and fun colors to choose from. This is part of a 25 percent off sitewide promotion. We also like Verloop’s adorable recycled slippers. Learn more about them in our guide to the best recycled clothing. 

This vibe made our list of the best vibrators, as well as the best sex tech in general. It has a companion smartphone app that you can use to both control the toy and customize your own vibration patterns. It’s also super flexible and waterproof. Did we mention that there are six internal motors? 

Photograph: Alleyoop

AlleyOop is offering 20 percent off sitewide with this coupon code. We love all the brand’s multi-use and travel-friendly beauty products, but this gadget is our favorite. Remember the multicolored crayons you used in elementary school? This is that, but with makeup. The pen has eyeliner, lip liner, a brow pencil, and a highlighter. I kept mine in my purse at all times before I wore the products down to little nubbins. It’s great for touch-ups in the car or between clubs. 

Add $50 in items shipped and sold by Amazon to your cart and enter the promo code during checkout to get a free $10 Amazon credit via email. This is a good way to save money if you need to restock essential supplies. Just note that the credit is only redeemable on beauty purchases. There are tons of items to choose from, ranging from this viral lip mask to everyone’s favorite makeup wipes

Deals on Everything Else

New subscribers will get free shipping on their first HelloFresh meal kit delivery, plus 16 free meals spread across nine boxes. Deals on meal kit subscriptions aren’t particularly hard to come by, and they’re almost always for new subscribers, but if you’ve been considering a subscription, you’ll save some money. HelloFresh is an honorable mention in our guide to the best meal kit subscriptions. It’s a good alternative to Blue Apron; the services are largely similar.  New subscribers can also save at Green Chef with code GCMDW2023, or at EveryPlate with code EPMDW2023. (Note that all three of these brands are owned by the same parent company.) 

Bokksu makes some of our favorite snack subscription boxes. The Bokksu Boutique is full of individual Japanese snack offerings from past boxes. Shopping these items individually is a good way to save on previous favorites or to try something new. Shipping is expensive—it starts at $20 unless you spend at least $199. But with snacks on sale for as low as 50 cents, the sale is worth checking out if you’re interested in BYOB (building your own box). 

If you want to venture out on your own, here’s a list of Memorial Day sales at various retailers. Be sure to check out our many buying guides for additional advice and product recommendations.