Looking for a summer deal? Consumer Reports helps you know what to buy in June

Consumer Reports has some great news for shoppers looking for a Father's Day gift and other good bargains. There are some great deals going on this month, with even more sales expected in the weeks ahead.

Consumer Reports tracks the prices of many of its top-tested products all year long, so it knows exactly when they go on deep discount. Its experts say they found some great deals in time for Father’s Day – with even more sales expected in the weeks ahead.

“This year, Father’s Day falls on June 19th and we’re already seeing sales on traditional gifts for dads like smartwatches, and fitness trackers, as well as power tools,” said Consumer Reports Shopping Editor Samantha Gordon.

Cordless drill

An option for Father’s Day is the DeWalt Cordless Drill – a Consumer Reports Best Buy – that is now $143 at Amazon. Consumer Reports says the drill is very powerful and capable of driving even the largest screws.

Countertop garden

If dad has a green thumb outside, now he can continue gardening year-round when he’s inside with the AeroGarden Harvest 360 Countertop Garden on sale for $130 at AeroGarden and other locations.


As for new dads, moms and caregivers just getting started, Consumer Reports says June is a great month to score deals on strollers.

The Chicco Bravo Trio Stroller is a Consumer Reports Best Buy at $400 at Amazon, buybuyBaby, and Walmart. Consumer Reports says this stroller is the best for suburban living.

String trimmer

You can keep up your curb appeal with a string trimmer that you won’t have to drop five dollars a gallon for! The EGO Battery-Powered String Trimmer is a Consumer Reports Best Buy and is now $179 at Amazon and Lowe’s.

More sales coming soon

Consumer Reports says, toward the end of the month, keep a lookout for even more deals.

“Around the end of June, you’ll start to see July 4th sales kick-off at all the major retailers and you can expect big savings on big-ticket items like large appliances and mattresses,” said Gordon.

Large appliances like dishwashers. Gordon says the Bosch Ascenta Dishwasher is a top performer and a Consumer Reports Best Buy at only $699.

Insect repellent & sunscreen

You can expect deals on insect repellent and sunscreen this month and next.

Consumer Reports’ top-rated repellents include:

  • 3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent8
  • Ben’s Tick and Insect Repellent Wilderness Formula Pump

Top-rated sunscreens include:

  • Equate (Walmart) Ultra Lotion SPF 50
  • Alba Botanica Hawaiian Coconut Clear Spray SPF 50