Not only is Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer, but it’s arguably THE best weekend for shopping home goods and appliances on sale. Many of us wait all year for discounts on our favorite sheets, towels, kitchen appliances and dishes, just to name a few. (Spoiler: most of us have already shopped Parachute’s sale. Two words: Linen. Sheets. You won’t be disappointed.)
Best Memorial Day Sales For Home: Our Fav Appliances, Cookware, Linens & More
This year we’ve curated an extensive list of our favorite home products: the goods that we’ve used personally, the ones that are actually in our homes. With so many years of recommending and researching gadgets and furniture, between all, uh, 20 of us? We have some strong opinions on all things home. From cookware and appliances, to bath, bedding and patio, these are the Memorial Day sale deals that we can personally recommend. Additionally (and because we couldn’t resist) there were a couple of just really pretty home finds that we also had to share.
Happy shopping everyone!
Top Kitchen Picks On Sale
Making better coffee faster, finding easy (and quick) ways to get dinner on the table, or (finally) splurging on that blender are smart moves on Memorial Day weekend with these massive sales. Here’s a short list of the appliances we swear by to make our busy lives a little easier…that also happen to be on sale.
This is a TME team favorite, maybe one of our most beloved items ever. It’s safe to say that this product is 110% worth the hype, and has been a total morning game-changer.
If you don’t already have an Instant Pot…now’s a great time to snap one up. Most of the editors swear that they can produce the same sort of cooking-all-day-meals in under an hour, making this appliance a savior of weeknight dinners. Here’s Laura’s favorite Instant Pot recipe, for example: Instant Pot Eggroll Bowls (yum!).
There really is no other blender like the Vitamix. The editors who have one all get…oddly passionate when asked about this appliance. “We mostly make daily breakfast smoothies. We also make coconut milk and banana ice cream, more often than is possibly healthy to admit, and it’s also great for making soups that sometimes start in the Dutch oven, and sometimes just get made entirely in the Vitamix.” — Annmarie
The NutriBullet is great for making my favorite breakfast, banana pancakes! Just add some oats, banana and oat milk and voilà, an easy and healthy breakfast. It blends the oats so well and makes the perfect pancake batter consistency.
A pressure cooker is amazing to just dump everything into and BOOM, a complete meal. Not to mention this one is also an air fryer, which is a healthier way for making fried foods at home. And air fried vegetables are…transformative.
There’s something sort of nostalgic about making your own pasta…it seems like a relic of the pre-gluten-free era. But Laura loves hers — know why? Homemade pasta is DELICIOUS. Additionally, this pasta maker is almost completely mess-free. “That’s right,” says Laura. “No flour mess. Those of you who have handmade pasta before know how amazingly worth it it is — but gosh the mess. Flour all over for a dish that gets gobbled up in no time flat. Worth it? Still, yes. But if you want to make it often, with less mess, you gotta try this Phillips Pasta & Noodle maker.” — Laura. Check out her post for a full review.
The only thing better with a crock-pot is a crock-pot with a latched lid that you can carry to a friend’s house, or even to the park for a late night park playdate/outdoor dinner party. Needless to say, after THIS year in particular, we were REALLY happy to have one of these.
Top Cookware & Tabletop Sales
Anyone else ready to replace dull kitchen knives or upgrade dishes to ones that won’t scratch or get those lines in them? (Stonewear is the culprit, BTW.) Or if it’s just time for new cookware…Memorial Days Sales are great for making these types of kitchen upgrades within reach. Team favorite.
A sharp knife is not only a joy to use, but it’s actually safer. These knives are really well-made, will last basically forever (made of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion), and can be sharpened up in a snap.
Think soups, chili, stews, pork, one-pot pasta dishes. Beautiful enough to leave range-top in resting position, makes some delicious warmth and comfort food every day. The colors are bold and fun.
Another seriously pretty option, Staub, like Le Creuset, are heirloom-quality products. And so pretty!
I love stoneware, but I sure don’t love my teeth hurting from fork sounds during EVERY MEAL. Nor do I like the telltale lines that all stoneware gets with use. Porcelain is a fix for both issues. These porcelain dishes have a more modern look than your traditional lipped style. They are durable, simple and oh-so chic.
Top Home Appliances On Sale
Really, if we were to point to ONE THING that makes cleaning sooooo much easier, the team agrees: Dyson.
Dyson Cordless Stick Vacuum
The Dyson Cordless vacuums are not only light, but they are also versatile…and they suck (in a good way). Check out Linzi’s review for more info!
Top Outdoor Patio Picks On Sale
It’s that time of year: fire up the BBQ, get the S’mores ready, and watch the sun go down.
There are a ton of grills on the market, but this one is our favorite. We’re kinda partial to the fun colors…but there’s also plain versions as well.
Everyone who owns this stove raves and raves and raves about it. It really does reduce the smoke (and keep the smoke smell out of your hair). If anyone is on the fence about size…the bigger one does work better in terms of smoke management.
It’s time to bring the conversations from inside the house to outside. This 3-piece Patio Chat Set from Target would instantly elevate any outdoor space, and has a ton of 5-star reviews.
We love how this ottoman can warm up a space, yet could also be paired with any other outdoor furniture pieces. (That said, if you prefer a set, the matching sectional is gorgeous and also on sale.)
Top Linen & Bedding Picks On Sale
These are our favorite sheets here at TME. “My favorite among them is the Linen European set — no top sheet, and I prefer the envelope back enclosures on the cases. They are made of European flax in a family-owned workshop in Portugal. Parachute also shares profits by donating a life-saving mosquito nets to Nothing but Nets with each purchase of a Venice set.” – Annmarie
These Classic Turkish Cotton Towels from Parachute have AMAZING reviews and for good reason: they’re super-high quality, and wash and dry like a dream. S has had hers for a couple of years now, and they’re still fluffy, soft and thick.
The Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase at Dermstore is another product we love. We swear by silk pillowcases to prevent frizz while we’re sleeping, and we’ve heard that it helps with wrinkles, too. At least that what we’re telling ourselves.
Top Home Decor Picks On Sale
Here are some cute and functional pieces to keep your home looking great and organized.
Behold — the stunning Anthro mirrors that S has in her bedroom — ON SALE! She has the largest size, but they’re all insanely gorgeous. The gold has such a nice, vintage vibe but these mirrors are available in silver and antique black, too!
The headboard comes in two sizes and several fabrics, and you can choose from a selection of leg finishes. This is our favorite upholstered bed, more so on major sale.
Annmarie has a minor obsession with swivel and oversized chairs, and this great one is on sale. She says, “He takes up some space, but if you have it, he also fills a room really well without being overbearing and is such a cozy place to sit.”
If you look carefully, you’ll see that these are two-toned black; we love that detail. The scented is lavender + cedarwood. Impossibly chic.
These gorgeous wooden frames are the perfect way to show off your favorite memories. They are available in charcoal, espresso, rustic wood, black, gray and modern white.
These baskets are perfect to hold pillows, throw blankets, and all the random things you might find around your living room or bedroom. And they’re drop dead gorgeous.
For more juicy sales, check out our Memorial Day cheat sheet to get straight to the good stuff, or our full guide to Memorial Day Sales, where all of our posts live once they’re published (check back often — nah, bookmark that baby — we update the discounts, too). Also, our Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale picks are live, as well as our favs in J.Crew’s Memorial Day Sale, our Backcountry sale favs and our top Saks’ Designer Sale picks. Enjoy the long weekend!