Best Deals in June 2021 (and What to Avoid!)

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June is here, which means we are in the final sprint towards the start of summer! Typically, this month is focused on honoring Dad, and it’s packed with weddings and graduations, too – and isn’t it nice to see those IRL celebrations trickling back in? From a money-saving perspective, we’re seeing deals on things that help us enjoy our time in the sun and lots and lots of deals on gifts for the Dads on your list.  

Fun in the Sun

It’s time to save on everything from lawn care to drinkware, just in time for summer fun!   While the discounts will deepen later in the season, there are savings to be found on all the essential outdoor items. 

Academy Sports + Outdoors: Need a new swimsuit? Academy Sports + Outdoors, one of the largest sporting goods and outdoor stores in the US, is offering 25 percent off swimwear for the whole family from May 24-June 6.

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Babo Botanicals Sunscreens: Babo Botanicals is B-Corp Certified and their sunscreens are reef safe. On June 7-8 in honor of World Oceans Day, Buy One Get One Free including their latest sun innovations, the Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 and Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Spray (value $16.99-$42, includes bundles). Also, 10 percent of the proceeds benefit the New York Marine Rescue Center.

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Box Synergy Solar 7 Charger: The Solar 7 a tough and compact solar charger, which will ensure that you never run out of juice again, no matter where you are. From June 1-8 with code TRUETRAE, save 20 percent off of the original price of $81. 

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Eleventh Hour: This online sunglass retailer does not believe in the one-size-fits-all approach. Shoppers can choose between three sizes of every silhouette to find the perfect fit just for them. The glasses are stylish and protective, with polarized lenses available in four shades. From June 1-30 with code SUMMER20, save 20 percent off sitewide (original prices $65-$85).  

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Jetson Globe Folding Scooter: This folding electric scooter is ideal for daily commutes, quick errands, or just keeping up with the kids around the neighborhood. Through June 30, save $100 off the original price of $799.  

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Kenyon City Grill: This grill is portable, smokeless, and flameless, making it a great choice for indoor or outdoor grilling, no matter how limited the space. For a limited time, the grill is on sale for $425 (originally $475) and from June 7 – 19, save 25 percent off grill accessories with the code DAD25.  

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Lawnbright: If you’re looking for greener grass, this eco-friendly, DIY lawn care subscription makes that goal easier to achieve. Based on a soil test, Lawnbright sends natural lawn care products like fertilizers, soil conditioners, and insect repellent to your door. From May 27-June 30, save $25 off a lawn plan ($210 and up for a year) with the code DADSRULE.

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Nathan Sports: Nathan Sports develops quality running essentials to help runners enhance and improve their performance. From June 1-6, save 20 percent off their Hydration category, which includes Vests + Packs, Waist Belts, Handhelds, Flasks, Bottles, and Bladders. 

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OLITA: These organic, reef-safe sun care products for the whole family will be 20 percent off from May 21-June 30 with code OLITAsun (originally $5-$20). Popular products include mineral sunscreens and Beach Be Gone sand remover body powder. OLITA was awarded EWG’s safest sunscreen in 2020 and 2021 as well as Parent Magazine’s safest sunscreen for kids in 2021. 

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Qür 360: Protect your lips from the sun with these SPF 15 lip balms, which are cleverly packaged with no cap to remove and no twist-up required.  From June 1-30, save 25 percent off packs of two (originally $15) with code SUN25.  

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Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM): Perfect for the golfer looking to improve their game, this MLM turns an iOS device into a portable launch monitor, giving the player instant feedback and video playbacks that can be viewed any time. There’s also a Coach Connect feature to book virtual lessons with award-winning coaches. From June 17 – 20 on Amazon, save $75 off $499.99.

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The Stationery Studio Personalized Tritan Acrylic Drinkware:  These acrylic drinking glasses are crystal clear and shatter-resistant, so they look great, but you never have to worry if they’re dropped on the patio!  From June 1-30, save 10 percent off. The Stationery Studio is also donating $1 for every product sold to Feeding America through June 30, 2021. 

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Yummly Smart ThermometerThis wireless meat thermometer ensures safe and proper cooking, ideal for a skilled or novice cook manning the grill or oven this summer. The thermometer connects to the Yummly® App to deliver app-based timers and alerts. From June 1-12, save 20 percent off $129.99 with code TRUETRAE20.

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Discount code TRUETRAE20 offer runs 06/01/2021 through 06/13/2021, 11:59 PM EDT. See checkout for offer details.

Father’s Day deals

Dads are notoriously hard to buy for, but these deals make it easy. From deep discounts on tasty treats to promo codes for apparel, your decision will be made in a snap. 

18.21 Man Made Book of Good Grooming Gift Sets, Volume 1 and Volume 2:  These sets pay homage to the Prohibition-era trend of hiding booze or valuables in one’s library with self-care products cleverly disguised as a gentlemen’s book of good grooming. Volume 1 includes a 3-in-1 Wash in Sweet Tobacco and a Detox Bar. Volume 2 includes a 3-in-1 Wash in Absolute Mahogany and a Grit Bar. Through June 30, save $5 off the original price of $50.

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Angel Jackets: This apparel brand that designs ready-to-wear jackets for men and women is offering up to 43 percent off men’s Bomber Jackets. To save an extra $20 off, enter code AJ20 at checkout.  

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Backbridge:  This soft, five-level device was developed by Kinesiologist and Chiropractor, Dr. Todd Sinett, to help with posture support, and it can progressively decompress the spine at home rather than at the doctor’s office. From June 1-20, save 20 percent off with code DAD20 (originally $89.99). 

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Demeter Fragrances Full Spectrum Topical CBD Oil: These CBD-infused body oils help to relieve pain, and they are available in fragrances Dad will love, including Whiskey Tobacco, Blue Spruce, Mountain Air, Sandalwood, Gin & Tonic, and more! Through June 20, save 15 percent off (originally $55.00).   

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BOH Seri Songket Tea Gift Variety Pack: A healthy way to indulge Dad with a touch of sweetness, this variety pack from Malaysian tea brand, BOH, features a selection of teas with an exotic twist. This gift set includes 5 sachets each of Earl Grey with Tangerine, Passion Fruit, Mango, Lychee Rose, Lemon with Mandarin, and Lime & Ginger. The teas are grown 5,000 ft above sea level on the main mountain range of Malaysia. From June 1-20, the BOH Amazon store will offer a 10 percent off coupon. Save an additional 10 percent with the code BohLovesDads.   

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Bushwick Kitchen Gift Kits: For the home chef who enjoys experimenting with fun flavors, try these condiment sets; Threes Knees Spicy Trio ($44.99), Bees Knees Honey Trio ($49.99), Trees Knees Maple Trio ($49.99), or Weak Knees Sriracha Trio($39.99). The honey, maple syrups, and sriracha are made with flavor-packed ingredients like gochujang chili paste for flavorful pairings.  On June 14 only, save 20 percent off sitewide with code ALL4DAD.  

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Boost Oxygen: Using supplemental oxygen can have a positive impact on one’s wellbeing. If Dad struggles with sleep or mood issues or plans to hike anywhere where he’ll need to acclimate to the altitude, this 95 percent pure aviator’s breathing oxygen could be a good solution! From June 1-20, save 30 percent off and get free shipping for this bundle, which includes 3 large Camo, and 2 pocket-size Natural. 

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Buydeem Cast Iron Dutch Oven: This attractive Dutch oven is a staple for the dad who likes to cook. It’s suitable for any cooktop and its tight-fitting lid features raised dots that send condensation back onto the masterpiece he’s creating. From June 7-14, save 30 percent off with code TRUETRAE (originally $159.99).

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Carne Collective Father’s Day Gift Box: Carne Collective is an Argentinian farm-to-table beef box company that brings pasture-raised, grass-fed, high-quality Argentinian beef right to Dad’s kitchen. The Father’s Day Box(value $280) is on sale for $199 through Father’s and includes a bounty of meats and spices, including four 6oz. Filet Mignon, two 12oz. Ribeye, two 12oz. New York Strip, two lbs. Ground Chuck, one lb. Skirt Steak, 3.5 lbs. Picanha Culotte, and three spices.

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Harry & David Father’s Day Charcuterie & Cheese Tray: Treat Dad to delicious snacks, like Olli Salumeria Napoli salami and Beehive Cheese Co. Apple Walnut Smoked Cheese, plus a marble and acacia wood cutting board. Through Coupons.com, save 10 percent off the original price of $99 with the code GIFT10.  

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HEYKUBE: Inspired by the iconic Rubik’s Cube, this all-in-one, programmable, app-free smart cube is unique in the world of smart cubes because everything you need is inside the device, including a powerful microprocessor, accelerometer, Bluetooth LE, sound, sensors, and low power technology. From May 28-June 21, save $20 off the original price of $99 on Amazon. 

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Jot’s Ultra Coffee: If Dad loves amazing coffee but doesn’t have time to brew it himself, give him Jot’s Ultra Coffee, the purest and most concentrated form of liquid coffee in the world, according to the brand. From June 1-30, save 15 percent off $24 with code ULTRAEASY15.  

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MasqueBAR The King Kit: This limited edition kit is great for a skincare-loving guy. The kit includes all of the masks from the Bandito collection which contain soothing ingredients like Shea Butter, Tea Tree Oil, and Licorice Extract to help calm the skin, while Charcoal Extract helps clear out clogged pores. Through 11:59 pm ET on June 20, save 20 percent off $49.89. 

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Manni Oil 2019 Grand Cru: Per Me & Per Mio Figlio Organic Olive Oil Box Set: This set of two organic extra virgin olive oils are cold-pressed from a single type of olive, giving these premium oils their distinct flavors. Per Me is robust and herbaceous flavor and pairs well with meats, rich sauces, and spices, and Per Mio is delicate and fragrant, pairing well with fish, pasta, and vegetable dishes. Through June 30, save 15 percent off the $79 price with code HARVEST15. Free international shipping on all orders. 

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No Cow Plant-Based Variety Pack 12 Bars: If Dad is often dashing out the door, these healthy protein bars are a healthy grab-and-go snack. Each bar boasts over 20 grams of plant-based protein, and the bards are non-GMO, free of whey, gluten, and dairy, low in sugar, and high in fiber. The bars are also vegan, paleo, kosher, and keto-approved. From June 11-20, save 20 percent off $29.99. 

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Portland Leather Goods: This leather goods brand produces practical, durable, and well-designed items at an affordable price. For the month of June, save 20 percent and up on select gifts for Dad, including men’s bags, wallets, and accessories.  

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Pretty Connected Mask Chains: Vaccinated or not, we’ll still be wearing masks for a while under certain circumstances. These masculine mask chains are perfect for the stylish Dad who keeps leaving his mask behind – and BONUS, when masks are outa here, the chains can be worn as an understated necklace, keychain, and more. Save 20 percent off ($22 and up and excluding celebrity collabs) with code WeLoveDad.   

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Swiftwick Pursuit Business Socks: If Dad is heading back to the office, these socks will be a welcome gift. Available in six different boardroom-ready colorways, the Pursuit Business line is designed with a merino-blend fabric that aids in temperature and odor regulation for year-round wear. On June 1-2, buy 4, get 25 percent off (originally $19.99/pair).  

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Tall Order Socks: These colorful, comfortable, and stylish socks are available in sizes 9-20. All Tall Order socks feature a blue logo on the ankle symbolizing the sky on 9/11 and serving a reminder to all of those everyday heroes we lost. The brand also donates a portion of the profits to Tuesday’s Children, an organization that helps communities facing tragic loss. Through June 20, save 25 percent off sitewide with code SOCKS4DAD.

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Thrive Natural Care VIP Kit: This effective, plant-based skincare brand will help treat Dad’s skin without depleting communities or ecosystems. Thrive’s farms in Costa Rica use proprietary native plants to improve soil and biodiversity on degraded lands while boosting farmer incomes and providing a high-quality supply of plant oils for their products. The VIP Kit contains a cleansing and restorative Face Wash, a revitalizing Energy Scrub, a moisturizing Face Balm. and a calming Shaving Oil. From May 31-June 20 on Amazon, save 15 percent off $54.95.  

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TruSens Smart Air Purifiers: If you’re concerned about the air quality where Dad is living, this wellness brand aims to improve that. The Wi-Fi-enabled TruSens Smart Air Purifier models Z-2500 and Z-3500 include connectivity to the TruSens Smart App, an enhanced SensorPod, and Alexa compatible devices with voice commands. From June 1-8 with the code SMART2021, save $50 off the Z-2500 or Z-3500 on TruSens.com (originally $279 -$517).

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Underwear Expert: This underwear membership and subscription service for men specializes in high-quality fit and feel. Sign Dad up for the club (3 pairs) and get 1 pair free in your first box, a $20+ value.

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Vahdam 15-Day Turmeric Wellness Starter Kit: These single-estate teas come directly from over 100 of India’s choicest tea gardens including Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiris, and Kangra within days of harvest. The Starter Kit comes from their Golden Elixir range of healthy Turmeric blends and contains 60 servings and a travel mug. From June 10-20, save up to 35 percent off select tea sets and brew ware. 

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Back to School:  The moment school lets out, you’ll start to see a smattering of deals for next year’s Back to School items, but this is not the time to get the deepest discounts. Wait until July – or better yet August – to score the very best prices on clothing, backpacks, and school supplies.  Also, if your kids need toys, Target often holds a toy clearance sale in July, so hold off for a few weeks to score the best prices on toys.

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