Wanna shop this month, but not sure where to start or where to shop? I have you covered! The weather is warmer and the barbecue invites are piling up. In addition to those invites, I’m also preparing for a few weddings later this summer, which means not only do I need to shop to jazz up my own wardrobe as a guest of these shindigs, but I also need to shell out some cash for wedding gifts.
Good news on all fronts because the top-three categories to shop this June include wedding gifts, designer clothing and lingerie. See below for more details on the best things to buy in June.
Gifts for the Bride and the Groom
According to our RetailMeNot research, 42% of wedding guests plan to purchase a gift this year. I’m one of those 42% and etiquette expert Emily Post would applause my efforts. Although we do know that on average, guests plan to spend $140 this season, there are plenty of factors that tie into wedding gift shopping that might sway the cost of your gift.
Are you traveling for the wedding? Is it a sit-down dinner or a buffet? Black tie? Depending on the type of wedding and level of relationship you have with the bride and groom, you might be able to spend a little less or choose to spend a bit more. Put some thought into this, but remember there are ways to save on wedding gifts, and you really don’t need to break the bank. Plus, the bride and groom don’t want you to go broke; I promise!
From traditional gifts like homewares and linens to personalized keepsakes, you can find great deals this month like at Macy’s, which is offering $10 cash back on online purchases of $50 or more. Or order custom home decor and photo books perfectly made for the bride and groom for 28% off at Shutterfly.
Need a new look for these upcoming weddings? Or just want fresh style for all the other summer shindigs you’ll be attending? June is the best time of the year to pick up designer clothing without breaking the bank. Department stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are hosting their half-yearly sales.
And even though summer hasn’t officially begun, stores are already making room for fall collections, which is good news for shoppers because last season’s clothes will be discounted and ripe for the taking! Brands like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have historically offered anywhere from 30 to 40% off clothing and accessories. Score!
Last but certainly not least. If you’re looking to update your boudoir this year, now is the time to do it! Namesake brand Victoria’s Secret will hold its famous Semi-Annual Sale during this time of the year, and many other retailers follow suit with intimates sales typically up to 70% off. Stock up now for nighties and negligee!
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