In the retail world, there’s a small window between back to school and the holidays when you can snag amazing deals on things you might not normally buy in the fall. Although the end of summer sales don’t get as much attention as holiday sales, these discounts should be on your radar, particularly if enjoy spending time outdoors.
You can stash some of these items away for holiday gifts and store others until you need them yourself. If you’re looking to score some deals, here are 30 things you should be buying this fall while they’re cheaper.
Outdoor Patio FurnitureKeter Rio 3-Piece All-Weather Outdoor Patio Garden Set
This All-Weather Outdoor Chair and Table Set by Keter is a great buy in the fall. After summer winds down, you can often find great deals on outdoor furniture, and this set in brown includes two chairs and a side table for less than $90. Three additional color options are available, but the price varies, depending on the color option you choose.
PoolsIntex Metal Frame Pool Set, 10-Feet x 30-Inches
Pools are a quintessential part of summer, and finding the one you want at a discount can save you a lot of money when pool season starts again. This Metal Frame Pool made by Intex comes in at around $115 to $125 and is stored in a compact box you can stash away until it’s pool season again.
SandboxesStep2 Play and Store Sandbox with Cover
The Play and Store Sandbox by Step2 is a great gift idea for the holidays or a birthday. Of course, a sandbox is primarily used in the summer months, but this model can be easily stored, or it comes with a convenient cover to keep the sand clean and covered when it’s not in use.
Outdoor Furniture CoversESSORT Patio Furniture Cover
Fall is a great time to think about covering and winterizing your outdoor furniture. This Waterproof Patio Furniture Cover comes in several sizes to fit a variety of furniture configurations. The waterproof construction also helps protect against UV rays and exposure to high temperatures.
BicyclesKent KZ2600 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike, 26-Inch
Depending on where you live, you may be able to use a bike all year round. This Kent Model KZ2600 26-Inch Mountain Bike is a great option for both men and women. If you live somewhere with harsh winters, fall is a good time to get a new bike before the newer — and more expensive — models come out toward the end of the year.
GrillsWeber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Liquid Propane Grill
Grilling season doesn’t have to end in the summer. This Weber Three-burner Grill can be used well into the fall and is sturdy enough to last through the winter and for many summers to come. Newer models come out before the next season, making fall a great time to snag a deal on a grill.
Lawn MowersGreenworks 16-Inch 40V Cordless Lawn Mower
The end of summer is a great time to purchase a lawn mower, and this Greenworks 16-Inch Cordless Mower is a solid option for a medium or small size yard. After running your mower ragged all spring and summer, fall may be a good time for an upgrade. You can start fresh next season with a new mower that is primed and ready to tackle grass for the season.
Kids’ Summer ClothesKids’ Baby Girls’ Jumpsuit Romper
Kids grow like weeds, so fall is a great time to stock up on clearance summer clothes for next year. This Two-Piece Romper Set is comfortable for little ones and practical for you. Separate tops and bottoms are easy to get on and off for diaper changes and potty time for older kiddos. It also has a loose fit with adjustable straps for added convenience. The sizes cover a two-year span so you can choose a size that will fit several months from now.
Outdoor LightsSolar Deck Lights / LED Garden Decorative Wall Lights
Outdoor lights may go on sale in the fall to make room for other products, but they are useful all year round. These Sunface Solar Fence Lights are an eco-friendly way to light up your outdoor space. The six-pack has two modes for creating warm lighting or color-changing lighting that rotates between seven colors.
Raised Planter BedsBest Choice Products Vegetable Raised Planter
Although it may seem premature, fall is a great time to start thinking about spring planting. Start by looking for great deals on Raised Vegetable Planters from Best Choice Products. They offer a nice way to contain vegetables or landscaping in a neat, protected area that is easy to maintain. Many vegetables and perennials are best planted in early spring, so the sooner you get your supplies, the better.
Back to School SuppliesFiskars Kids Classic Pointed Tip Scissors
By the fall, people have finished their back to school shopping, and everything is on sale, allowing you to snag some supplies for next year — or later in the school year — at a discount. A sturdy pair of Fiskars Pointed Tip Kids Scissors is a must-have you know they will need at home and at school in the future. (Here’s to all the lost scissors out there in the universe!) Don’t forget to pick up an extra pair for a younger sibling as well.
SuitcasesAmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch
Many people travel during the summer, and by fall, it’s pretty easy to find deals on suitcases like this one before the holiday shopping starts. The Amazon Hardside Spinner Luggage comes in various sizes, including a nice carry-on size. The four spinner wheels ensure smooth, easy transport.
Camping GearColeman Sundome Tent
This [productid asin=B074W2M1HD"]Sundome Tent[/productid] by Coleman is a great grab for the fall. Not only can you still get some use out of it, but you can also get a good deal on the camping gear you need for next spring. Camping supplies make a nice holiday gift for the outdoor people in your life.
Fire PitsYaheetech 32-Inch Outdoor Metal Fire Pit
Fall is one of the best seasons for cozying up by a warm fire. This Metal Fire Pit Table provides almost year-round use. With the included cover, it doubles as a table so you can use it to hold roasting supplies and drinks. A protective screen helps keep you and little ones away from ash and debris.
CoolersYETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler
Coolers are a great item to snag in the fall, and the Portable Hopper Cooler by YETI is a waterproof, mildew-resistant option that is hard to beat. Besides summer fun at the pool or on boats, it’s perfect for fall activities like hunting, tailgating and fishing.
CandyBulk Assorted Fruit Candy by Variety Fun
With the approach of Halloween comes a surge in candy sales and prices. However, summer candy can be purchased at better prices before Halloween, so it’s a great time to stock up on staples like Bulk Assorted Fruit Candy Variety Packs. Take advantage of the opportunity to buy candy that isn’t marketed as Halloween candy to save a little money.
AppliancesRCA 3.2-Cubic-Foot Mini Refrigerator, Stainless Steel
With new models usually coming out at the end of the year, the fall is a great time to save money on appliances. This RCA Compact Mini Fridge is great for a basement, recreational room, garage or wet bar area. This particular model is stainless steel and measures 3.2 cubic feet.
ComputersSamsung Electronics Chromebook 3
There’s a window between back to school and the holidays where you can find some good deals on computers. The Chromebook 3 Laptop is a great choice for both kids and adults. The keyboard is spill-proof for added durability, and the system features 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage which is plenty for streaming, playing games and doing homework.
JeansSignature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Men's Relaxed Fit Jeans
Around the time school starts, jeans often go on sale. These Levi Relaxed Fit Jeans are classic, comfortable and perfect for year-round wear. They are machine washable and come in more than 10 different colors and washes. The denim is soft and also has a nice stretch.
TelevisionsSamsung 55-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility (2019 Model)
With new models coming out at the end of the year, it’s possible to find some sweet closeout deals on TVs in the fall. This Samsung 55-inch Smart UHD TV is also compatible with Alexa. If you don’t care that your TV isn’t the absolute latest model, you can save a little cash by purchasing this model in the fall.
Wedding DressesAbao Wedding Women's Wedding Dress Lace
Wedding season features some of the biggest price mark-ups of anything sold on the retail market. You can buy a beautiful wedding dress like this Lace V-Neck Dress by Abao Wedding for a great price when you buy it in the fall. This dress is available in ivory in size 2 to 26. With a price of around $100, it’s both a beautiful and affordable option.
Yard ToolsWORX 12 Amp 7.5-Inch Electric Lawn Edger & Trencher
No matter the season, there is always yard work to be done. The WORX Electric Trimmer can come in handy during the spring and summer for those ever-growing weeds, but it’s also useful as a trencher whenever you may need one. This model has 12 amps of power and three positions as well as a cutting line indicator.
ShedsKeter Manor Large 4 x 6 Resin Garden Storage Shed
A Storage Shed like this one from Keter Manor can be a good buy right before winter. You can store your summer yard tools, pool toys, kids’ gear and small outdoor furniture. By buying a shed in the fall, you could also save some money and have it just in time for inclement weather.
BeddingAmazonBasics 5-Piece Bed-in-a-Bag Comforter Bedding Set
With college kids going to school at the end of the summer, you can find great deals on overstock bedding in the fall. This 5-Piece Bed-in-a-Bag Set comes in more than 10 different colors and patterns. For less than $40, you get a comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet, sham and pillowcase for a twin or twin XL bed. Full and queen sets are also available.
Office SuppliesAmazonBasics Mesh Desk Organizer, Black
This Amazon Desk Organizer is a handy item to purchase in the fall. After the back to school rush, you can get a good deal on school and office supplies. Even if you’re not a kid, there’s something about the fall that makes people want to organize before the holiday rush.
Patio UmbrellasSunnyglade 9-Foot Patio Umbrella with 8 Sturdy Ribs
By the end of summer, most people are packing their lawn furniture away for the winter months. That's why this Sunnyglade Patio Umbrella is a smart buy after summer is over. You’ll save some money compared to prices next spring, and it folds up neatly for easy storage until you need it.
TowelsWhite Classic Luxury Bath Towel Set
Towels can get pretty dingy and worn out after years of continued use. This White Classic Towel Set is a great purchase for fall. When college kids are back in school, home goods such as towels often go on sale as retailers clear out some of their unsold inventory. You can use this season to update your own towels or freshen up your guest towel collection.
Bathroom AccessoriesIMAVO Bathroom Accessories Set
This Bathroom Accessories Set by IMAVO offers an affordable way to upgrade your bathroom for the new season. Bathroom sets can get a little faded and dinged up with daily use. You can upgrade and refresh your bathroom for less than $25 with this all-inclusive set.