Labor Day Deals 2021 (and What to Avoid!)

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3-day weekends are always packed with deals, and Labor Day weekend is one of the best in terms of deal volume and discount depth. This long weekend is an excellent opportunity to stock up on everything from summer apparel, beauty products, foods, and more, but the standout category for me is the home category. Over the long weekend, you’ll find generous discounts on everything to make your home more homey and comfortable, from mattresses and bedding to hangable art for your walls. Read on for some of my favorite, must-see Home deals

AEROGARDEN: AeroGarden Smart Systems (originally $99 and up) grow multi-greens, herbs, veggies, and flowers all year round without sun, soil, or space. From September 2-7, save 35 percent off sitewide with code LABORDAY.

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All33: This desk chair brand was designed with the help of a celebrity chiropractor to improve your overall health and to encourage the most accurate posture. From September 2-7, save $150 off their $799 Backstrong C1 chair (already discounted from $1199), with code LOVE150.  

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Allswell: This home brand offers affordable, luxe mattresses, bedding, and more featuring comfort and innovative technology at affordable prices. Through September 8, save 15 percent off mattresses and 25 percent off all other items, including their Gel Cooling Pillow, which will be on sale for $30, and their Organic Percale Sheets, which will be on sale for $71. 

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ArtSugar: This female-founded, charity-driven e-tailer offers eye-catching artwork and home decor starting at $27. From 12AM ET on September 3 to 11:59PM ET on September 6, save 20 percent off with the code SUGAR20. 

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Backyard Candles:  These scented coconut candles (originally $10-$25) are handmade with up-cycled coconut shells that otherwise would have been tossed away. There are a variety of unique aromas and the candles float – perfect for a relaxing bath. From August 29-September 7, save 40 percent off on summer closeout fragrances and 25 percent off sitewide with code LDSALE. 

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Baloo Living: These best-selling, luxurious weighted blankets feature 100 percent pure cotton for breathable comfort. All products are machine washable & dryer safe. From September 3-6, save 20 percent of all bedding and linen (originally $99 and up) with the code REST.

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Bedfellow: This new line of sustainable, luxury sleepwear made exclusively for men is offering 20 percent off sitewide with code LABORDAY20 from September 1-7. I know the PJs are for men, but I love them for myself! 

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BenchMade Modern: This furniture brand offers custom-sized sofas and sectionals in 5” increments. They have also recently expanded to upholstered bedframes, sleeper sofas, accent chairs, lamps, rugs, and more. From September 3-8, save 20 percent off sitewide, including the best-selling “Skinny Fat Sofa,” which is originally $3,349.

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Brrrn Board: This at-home gym that fits under your couch uses “side-to-side” training that improves core strength, balance, coordination, and muscular endurance. From August 16-September 6, get $75 off (originally $229 and up) and free shipping with code ENDOFSUMMER.  

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Cleancult:  This sustainable cleaning brand has effective, plant-based formulas and a zero-waste refillable system. From September 3-7, save 25 percent off sitewide with code LABORDAY25.

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Cloud Paper: These tree-free, strong, and lint-free paper towels (originally $33.99 for a 12-pack) and toilet paper (originally $29.99 for a 24-pack) are made from bamboo. From September 5-30, save 10 percent off your first order.  

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Crane and Canopy: This online provider of luxury home goods – like bedding, sheets, rugs, and home décor – without the middleman markup is offering up to 60 percent off from September 2-6.

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Crosley Octave Bluetooth Speaker: This high-quality speaker features Bluetooth, AUX, and USB connectivity with chic gold-tone hardware, a walnut veneer, and heather gray speaker cloth. From September 3-6, save 20 percent off $139.95 with code LABORDAYBEATS (limit one item and one use per customer).

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Dormify: This college lifestyle and home décor e-tailer creates and curates products specifically for Gen Z’s living spaces, including bedding, storage solutions, and removable wallpaper. From September 3-7, save 20 percent off sitewide with code BYESUMMER.

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Essentia: This top-rated mattress brand manufactures natural memory foam mattresses in their certified organic factory. From August 25 – September 6, save 25 percent off select items, $200 off Hybrid mattress models, plus 2 free Comfort Pillows ($300 value) with the purchase of Lifestyle, Performance, or Wholebody Recovery mattresses. 

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Furrion Aurora Partial Sun and Full Shade 43” and 55” 4K UHD LED Outdoor TVs: These outdoor TVs (originally $1299 and up) are designed for partially and fully shaded outdoor living areas like patios, decks, and yards. From August 30-September 6 on Amazon, save $300 off 43” models and $500-$800 off 55” models.

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Hestan: This cookware brand is offering Labor Day pricing on ultra-premium NanoBond cookware sets, which were awarded 14 global patents for their innovative features and this year’s Red Dot Awards for Product Design Excellence. Valid dates: September 2-14. 

  • Hestan NanoBond 5 Piece Set (originally $965.00, sale price is $599.95)
  • Hestan NanoBond 10 Piece Set (originally $1,900, sale price is $1,399.95).
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Fouta Harissa:  The brand, known for its Tunisian-born, handcrafted, and high-quality foutas is offering 20 percent off summer sets (originally $160 and up) with code #spicylaborday from September 3-6. These 100 percent cotton foutas come in three sizes and can be used as a beach towel, throw blanket, travel wrap, sarong, scarf, and more.   

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Hero: This pill dispenser and medication manager allows you to spend less time worrying whether you or a loved one has taken their medications. Hero ($99 initiation fee and $29.99 per month) administers up to 10 medications or supplements on time, and in the correct dose. You even receive alerts for missed doses. From August 25 – September 30, save $50 off the $99 initiation fee with code TRUETRAE50. 

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Home Depot: This home retailer will be offering a variety of Labor Day sales through September 15 both online and in-store. Deals include the Nexgrill 5-Burner Gas Grill (originally $249, now $199), StyleWell 7×9 Indoor Area Rugs (originally $109, now $99), and the Ryobi 18V Jet Fan Blower (originally $179, now $99), as well as deals on appliances like the Samsung and LG kitchen suites. 

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Hydros: These Pitchers, 40oz Carafes, and 20oz Water Bottles utilize their universal sustainable Coconut Shell Carbon filter to reduce sediment, chlorine, and other chemicals from tap water 5X faster than the leading competitor, giving you drinkable filtered water in just one minute. From September 3-6, save 15 percent off the plastic Slim Pitchers (originally $20 and up). 

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JOANN: From September 2-6, craft retailer JOANN is offering major savings across the store and online, including the Cricut® Lilac Maker Bundle. This smart cutting machine typically retails for $449 but is being offered at $379 during this sale. 

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Knoll: This home brand features designs by celebrated mid-century modern and cutting-edge contemporary artists and designers. During the Knoll Annual Sale from August 31 – September 20, save 15 percent off and free shipping on all Knoll furniture and select MUUTO products. The sale is available via knoll.com as well as through Knoll’s New York and Los Angeles Home Design Shops. 

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Lifetherapy: This female-founded brand of personal care and home fragrance products ($22 and up) are designed to help elevate and change the trajectory of your day with five different luxurious scents. From September 3-6, save 25 percent off select home essentials with code HH25.

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Loftie Clock: This alarm clock is designed to replace your smartphone alarm for a better tech/life balance and improved sleep. Normally priced at $149, white Loftie’s only will be 20 percent off from August 27 – September 5th with code LABORDAY for a sale price of $119.

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Lovesac: This brand features high-quality bean bag chairs, sectionals, and accessories in many colors, patterns, and fabrics (originally $600 and up). From August 20-September 19, save $100 off a $1000+ Sactional purchase and save 30 percent off Sac Bundles with limited edition fabrics. 

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L’or de Seraphine: Founded in 2018 by sister duo Dara and Laina Weiss, this brand offers gorgeous fragranced candles and diffusers for the home (originally $30 and up). From August 30-September 7, save 20 percent off sitewide.  

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Mattress Firm*: Through Labor Day, America’s largest mattress retailer will be hosting their biggest Labor Day sale ever during their Buy More, Save More Bedding Accessories Event with savings of up to $500. Shoppers can save up to 50 percent off select mattresses from top-rated brands and up to 40 percent off sheets, pillows, and protectors.

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Modular Closets: These DIY closet units (originally $100 and up) can be mixed and matched to custom fit any space in your home, from the bedroom to the kitchen pantry or mudroom. From August 26 – September 7, save 20 percent off sitewide with code LABOR20.

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Morning Bird: This brand of soft kids’ organic bedding features favorite characters like Batman or Disney’s Elsa and Anna. On September 4, save 30 percent off quilts and duvet sets, on September 5, save 30 percent off knit and sherpa throws, and on September 6, save 30 percent off sheet sets.  

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My Green Mattress: These certified organic mattresses are built by hand in the USA with materials including organic cotton, organic wool, and organic latex. Through September 7, save up to $225 off with code: USAMADE. 

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My Sheets Rock: These temperature-regulating sheets (originally $139 and up) are designed to keep hot sleepers cool and comfortable year-round.  offering From September 2-6, save 15 percent off with code SOLONG. 

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NightWise: This science-based consumer health company focuses on helping people understand the power and importance of restorative sleep. NightWise capsules contain tiny beads that are released during the night using a unique 3-phase system that works with the body’s natural sleep cycles and won’t make you groggy in the morning. Through September 30, save 20 percent off with code TRUETRAE20 (originally $45 + shipping, or $39 and free shipping for a monthly subscription).

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Nollapelli: This wellness linen company offers 2-for-1 benefits in its top-rated sheets –  better skincare and better sleep. From September 3-6, save 15 percent off the Signature Sheet Sets & Pillowcase Duo (originally $275 and $75) with code 15OFFLABOR.

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Nutribullet: From September 3-6 with code SEPTEMBER, save 20 percent on any product in the Nutribullet family, including the new Magic Bullet Air Fryer (originally $79.99).  Nutribullet products make food prep and cleaning nutritious foods quick and easy.  

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PantryChic Smart Storage System: This multifunctional kitchen appliance stores dry ingredients in air-tight containers, and measures, weighs, and dispenses them mess-free for your recipes.  From September 4-6 on Amazon, save 20 percent off the Starter Kit, which is originally priced at $399.95

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Perpetual Bliss: This Atlanta-based, Black woman-owned home decor and candle brand was started during the COVID-19 pandemic as a creative outlet, and offers hand-poured soy wax candles and stylish concrete accessories for the home. From September 3-6, save 20 percent off sitewide. 

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Plants.com: Decorating the home, office and even the dorm with plants has been proven to improve focus, creativity, clean the air and reduce stress, and this online plant retailer has many types of plants to suit your style. Through Labor Day, save 20 percent off with code Office20.

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POPPY + SAGE: Founded by a husband & wife duo, this sustainable decor and fashion brand is inspired by their travels to Bali. Handmade by local Balinese artisans, the collection features artisan-inspired rattan, straw, handwoven handbags, home décor, and serve wear (originally $12 and up). From September 1-7, save 25 percent off sitewide with code LABORDAY2021.

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Pottery with a Purpose (PWAP): Created by DIY Lifestyle Expert Samantha Hoff, these sustainably designed DIY pottery kits encourage creativity and include all the tools and materials you need to create a functional piece that is eco-friendly, tech-free, and fun. Items you can make include mugs, hanging planters, and footed pots From September 3-6, save 20 percent off the kits, which are originally $58 and up.   

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RealSleep: This personalized sleep aid (originally $39.99 and up) combines its core formula with other natural compounds to fit your lifestyle, i.e. Ashwagandha to reduce stress, Reishi Mushroom to strengthen immunity, etc.). The ingredients work with your body, helping to promote a night of restorative sleep. 80 percent of RealSleep’s users have seen significant improvement in sleep quality and next-day alertness. Through September 30, save 20 percent off with code TRUETRAE.

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​​Reebok: This beloved brand of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel, and equipment, is offering 30 percent off sitewide – or 35 percent off for Reebok UNLOCKED members through September 6, including the PureMove+ Bra Motion Sense and Lux High-Rise Leggings (some exclusions apply).  I’m a fan of their super comfy, award-winning DailyFit DMX walking shoes. 

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Rifle Paper Co.: This Florida-based stationery and lifestyle brand was founded in 2009 by husband-wife team Nathan and Anna Bond with the goal of creating quality products that bring beauty to the everyday. Anna’s hand-painted illustrations and distinctive color palette are the heart of the brand. From September 1-7, save 25 percent off sitewide (excluding wallpaper + swimwear) with code: LABOR DAY. The sale includes rugs, art prints, pillows, planners, desk accessories, phone cases, stationery, party goods, home decor, and more. 

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Rove Concepts Norman Side Chair: This timeless, bowtie-shaped chair (originally $311) maximizes comfort despite the pared-down silhouette. From September 3-6, non-members save $31, and members save $87. 

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Saatva: This American, direct-to-consumer sleep brand, manufactures luxury, made-to-order mattresses at affordable prices, including eight types of mattresses with innerspring and adjustable options. From August 30-September 6, save $200 off purchases of $985 and up, including best-selling items like the Classic Innerspring Mattress (originally $887 and up) and the Embroidered Sateen Sheet Set (originally $140 and up).  

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SideTrak Swivel with Protective Case: This portable laptop monitor improves productivity wherever you work and installs in seconds. Studies show that adding a second screen increases productivity by 20 to 30 percent! From September 4-7, save 10 percent off $349.99 with code ST10. 

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​​SISTAIN: Short for “Sisters in Sustainability,” Sustain makes sustainable shopping easy by doing the research for consumers and offering up affordable and environmentally positive products (originally $6-$150). From September 3-6, save up to 20 percent sitewide. 

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Sleepletics: Sleepletics Celliant mineral-infused yarns convert body heat into infrared energy, which has been shown to temporarily increase blood flow to your muscles helping you to sleep better and recover faster from physical activity. From August 27-September 7, save 40 percent off Sleepletics Celliant Sheet Sets, and 35 percent off Sleepletics Celliant Performance Comforters (originally $114 and up) with code SAVE35. 

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Skylight Calendar: This digital calendar (originally $159) is an all-in-one planning tool for the whole family, making it easy to organize events, chores, grocery lists, and more. The device seamlessly syncs with third-party calendars and has editing and customization capabilities on-screen or through the mobile app. Through September 6, save $20 off with code SKYLIGHTCAL.

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SodaStream: A personal favorite of mine, these colorful countertop gadgets create sparkling water with the touch of a button and eliminate all that unnecessary plastic waste from store-bought seltzers. From August 29-September 8, save 25 percent off all Sparkling Water Makers, including the Fizzi Starter Pack (originally $90) and the Aqua Fizz Starter Pack (originally $160). 

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Stanley: This 100+-year-old brand develops gear that is built for life – whether you’re at home or out on the trail with friends. From August 27-September 6, save up to 35 percent off, including the GO everyday Wine Tumbler and The Sportsman’s Collection in Mossy Oak Camo & Blaze Orange.

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STATE Bags: This mission-driven bag and accessories brand makes sustainable, thoughtfully designed, and well-made accessories for the whole family. The brand is committed to supporting children and families in need, donating fully-packed backpacks at bag drop rallies and other special projects with partner charities and schools. From September 3-6, save 25 percent off select styles, including luggage (but excluding kids backpacks and accessories). 

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Stone+Lain: These high-quality and stylish porcelain, china, or stone plates and bowls are $59 and up and come in a variety of colors, designs, and sizes. From September 1-6, save 15 percent off with code LABORDAY15.

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SunHaven: This direct-to-consumer furniture company offers comfortable, durable, and well-designed outdoor furniture through a seamless and user-friendly shopping experience. Through September 7, the brand is offering up to 20 off decor kits and modular outdoor furniture.

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TeePublic: TeePublic is a one-stop-shop for all kinds of decor (originally $13 and up), including art prints, tapestries, pillows, mugs, and more. Every design is made by an independent artist, so you can support small creators while revamping your space. From September 2-6, save up to 35 percent off sitewide. 

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Tempaper: This women-owned brand is known for its removable wallpaper, and they have recently introduced wall decals, vinyl rugs and more. From September 3-17, save 25 percent off all double wallpaper rolls with code FALL25 and 10 percent off all other products with code FALL10. Products are originally $6 and up. 

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Tovala:  Tovala’s smart oven pairs with a meal delivery service, making cooking foolproof and minimizing food prep to just one minute. There are options based on your eating preferences, and the food arrives fresh. Scan the barcode, pop in the oven, and press start! The oven also steams, bakes, broils, toasts, and reheats, also scans to cook almost 1,000 grocery store products. From September 2-12, get the Tovala Smart Oven for $99 (originally $199) with the purchase of 6 weeks of meal deliveries over 6 months.

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Tuxton Home: This brand of top-quality products like ceramic dinnerware, bakeware, and stainless steel cookware (originally $20 and up), is offering 30 percent off sitewide with code ByeSummer21 from September 1-8. 

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Uber Appliance: This small appliance brand specializes in practical items, like mini-fridges, air-fryers, and tea kettles (originally $59.99 and up).  From September 4-6, save 15 percent off sitewide.  

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Vochill Perfect Gift Set: This innovative wine glass chiller keeps whites, rosés, and sparkling drinks perfectly chilled and brings room temperature reds to cellar temperature (55-60°F) in a matter of minutes. Before your first pour, store the Chill Cradle in the freezer for at least 3hrs, then slip it on the VoChill and enjoy. The Perfect Gift Set (originally $74.99) comes with a complete VoChill and an additional cradle, and from September 1-6 you can save 20 percent.

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Voesh Vitamin C Shower Filter: This shower filter removes residual chlorine and water impurities to help protect your skin and hair and provide a clean, spa-like shower experience. Lasting up to 110 showers, the Vitamin C Shower Filter includes vegan probiotics with the goal of strengthening and regenerating the skin barrier, while oatmeal powder softens and soothes. From August 30-September 6, save 10 percent off $29. 

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What not to buy

While you might find a deal or two here and there, my advice would be to skip the electronics category until Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The exception would be MAC computers, which are sometimes well-priced this month.

I would also hold off on Halloween decor, costumes, and candy. The spooky season hasn’t started to heat up just yet. 

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