fLabor Day sales are in full swing, but nobody wants to spend their long weekend browsing through endless product pages. We’ve scoured hundreds of deals to separate the good stuff from inflated prices and made-up discounts. Below, you’ll find the best Labor Day deals around. We’ll keep this post refreshed throughout the weekend, so check back to see what’s new.
Updated September 5: We’ve added a few new deals, including the Apple Watch SE, an espresso maker, and a budget-friendly Chromebook.
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Smartphone, Laptop, and Tech Deals
This is the first major discount we’ve seen on Apple’s brand-new MacBook Air (7/10, WIRED Recommends). This machine has a new design, a slightly bigger screen, a 1080p webcam, good battery life, and plenty of power for most ordinary tasks. The MagSafe connector is back, so if you trip over the power cord, you won’t send the laptop flying. Read our Best MacBooks guide for more.
Most people don’t need a laptop this powerful (or expensive). However, if your average workload requires shiny specs and tons of processing power, then go for this MacBook Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It has quite a few ports, supports a 120-Hz screen refresh rate, and has a 1080p webcam. Oh, and you get a terabyte of storage too.
This is the best deal we’ve tracked on our favorite Chromebook. The 2-in-1 design makes it easy to switch between work and play, and it’s powerful enough to handle most average tasks. It’s especially good for students, provided they’re comfortable working completely in the Chrome browser.
This isn’t on our lists of the Best Chromebooks or Best Cheap Laptops, but if you’re on the hunt for the most budget-friendly laptop out there right now, it may be worth looking into. The onboard specs are quite minimal, with 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of storage, but the capacities can be beefed up thanks to the micro SD card slot. This machine isn’t going to be powerful enough to handle heavy workloads, but it should work just fine for browsing the web and getting homework done. It’s also kid-friendly, should you want to avoid spending too much on a computer for your kiddo.
Apple is expected to announce a new iPad at its September 7 event, though it could get pushed to a separate October event. The new 10th-gen iPad is expected to feature USB-C charging, a design similar to the new iPad Air, and a more powerful processor. It’s worth waiting to see what’s new, but that doesn’t stop the 9th-gen iPad (8/10, WIRED Recommends) from being an incredible slate. If you need a new iPad right now and your budget is tight, this is a good deal. You can also snag accessories that make the user experience even better.
This price was $10 lower earlier in the week, but this is still one of the better deals we’ve seen for Apple’s MagSafe wallet. It sticks to the back of a compatible iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 (and the upcoming iPhone 14), and the wallet has FindMy support so you can track it down if you misplace it. Find additional recommendations in our guide to the Best MagSafe Accessories.
The Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) hasn’t been out for long, but it’s already down $50. This is a fantastic price for our favorite smartphone. This Pixel offers the best performance you can get for the money, meaning you can run all your favorite apps and games without issues. Its AMOLED screen gets bright enough for sunny days, the battery reliably lasts a full day, and the cameras are excellent. However, the screen is stuck at 60 Hz and there’s no wireless charging.
This deal has popped up a few times since Prime Day, but it’s still a great price for a flagship Pixel (9/10, WIRED Recommends). You’ll get the same performance as the Pixel 6A but superior cameras, wireless charging, a 90-Hz screen, and better build materials. If you want a 120-Hz screen, a great 4x telephoto camera, and a bigger display, then go for the Pixel 6 Pro, which is on sale for $649 ($250 off). Google will be releasing a successor sometime in October, so if you want the very best, it’s worth waiting. Read our Best Google Pixel guide for more.
Most of us are familiar with PopSockets phone grips and mounts, but the brand’s Labor Day sale extends discounts to its less popular (but no less cool) gear in addition to the popular little grippy circles. Save on flexible tripods, MagSafe fidget keychains, cases, MagSafe mounts, and more. We’ve linked to the best-selling products, but keep in mind that nearly everything across the website is discounted.
This laptop was $100 cheaper during Cyber Monday last year, and even though we’ve seen lower prices, this is still one of the better deals on it. The ThinkPad X1 Nano feels like a MacBook but it runs Windows. It’s thin and lightweight, with a great keyboard and reliable processing power thanks to the 11th-gen Intel processor. The display is nice as well. For additional picks, check our guide to the Best Laptops.
Home, Mattress, and Kitchen Deals
The Solo Stove Pi (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite pizza oven. We love the design, both aesthetically and functionally. It doesn’t take up too much space, and the top of the oven doubles as a flat cook surface. Its biggest drawback is its list price, but this deal takes care of that, and it beats previous discounts by $50. Read more about it, and additional recommendations, in our Best Pizza Ovens guide.
It’s tough to calculate exactly how much you’ll save since it varies based on the bundle, but if you’ve been eyeing an Ooni pizza oven, it’s worth checking these deals out. Ooni makes several of our favorite pizza ovens, though they can be quite expensive—and that’s before you factor in additional accessories. Check out our Best Pizza Ovens guide to see which model is best for you.
The Flair Signature makes the best-tasting espresso out of all the Portable Espresso Makers we’ve tested. This deal matches the better discounts we’ve tracked. Flair products are mentioned in several of our other coffee-related buying guides, including the Best Espresso Machines and the Best Latte and Cappuccino Machines. Many of the brand’s coffee makers are 20 percent off through the weekend. The Signature Espresso Maker deal is matched at Amazon.
Breadmaking took off during quarantine, and while it’s not too hard to make it from scratch using traditional tools, a machine like this one takes away much of the effort and guesswork. We generally like Zojirushi’s wares, just not the price. This price is the lowest we’ve seen all year.
If you order a lot of food through Doordash, a gift card like this can help save some cash before you even place your order. It would also make a good gift for new college students or a broke kid that lives too far away for home-cooked meals. A few different denominations are on sale. Just remember that deals on gift cards are only worthwhile if you were going to spend the money anyway.
This brand’s savory, spicy Sichuan Chili Crisp is a standby in our guide to the Best Gifts from BIPOC-Owned Businesses. It’s usually pretty affordable, but right now it’s a little cheaper thanks to the site-wide sale. Put it on everything from eggs to ice cream and thank me later.
Enter code LABORDAY15 to see the discount at checkout. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been using this hydro-powered speaker in his shower for months and says it’s gotten him listening to music more regularly. There’s nothing to plug in since it’s powered by the water coming out of your shower, and it works with most showerheads. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and while the sound quality isn’t amazing, it’s more than good enough for shower singalongs.
This model specifically isn’t mentioned in our guide to the Best Bluetooth Speakers, but several other Bose products are. We’ve not seen a better deal for the SoundLink Color II, which packs big sound into a small footprint. The rugged housing is water-resistant and comes in a few different colors. Like other SoundLink speakers, you can pair two of them together for stereo sound (or synced up music throughout your home.)
We like everything we’ve tried from Aura’s lineup of digital photo frames. They go on sale for around $200 quite frequently. You can wait until Black Friday if you’re not in a hurry, but the price likely won’t drop much lower than this. A few different versions are on sale. Digital frames make great gifts for long-distance loved ones.
The deal is applied automatically at checkout, and while it matches others we’ve seen in the past, it’s still on par with the lowest price we’ve seen for one of our favorite weighted blankets. Other blankets and accessories from the brand are also on sale, including kid-friendly sizes and machine-washable covers.
Weighted blankets are nice, but sometimes they can be a bit too much. The Mini is one of our top picks because it’s a little lighter and a little smaller. If you want the squished-in-a-good-way comfort of a weighted blanket without all of the bulk (or heat), the Mini might be a great option. Find more picks in our Best Weighted Blankets guide.
Moon Pod beanbags are, in a word, dreamy. They were inspired by zero gravity floatation chambers and make wonderful gifts for remote workers. (We are all nothing if not tired.) You can choose to sit, recline, or fully stretch out, and the bag just molds to your body and supports your weight. I’ve fully taken naps on mine. Just be aware that your pets—cats in particular—are going to want to rest on them too, which can result in a whole lot of fur sticking to the outer shell.
This is a great price on our favorite robot vacuum. The J7+ earned the top spot in our roundup because it has better navigation skills than its competitors. Aside from its self-emptying bin, we also like the included storage for extra brushes and other easily misplaced accessories. Read our tips on getting the most out of your robot vacuum.
Enter code LDSALE200 to see the discount at checkout. This deal is pretty standard and comes around several times throughout the year. The Helix Midnight Luxe is the best mattress we’ve tested. It’s got that Goldilocks effect—not too hard, not too soft—so it should work well no matter how you like to sleep. You also get two pillows. Our separate list of the Best Labor Day Mattress Deals has additional picks.
Fitness, Health, and Outdoors Deals
The Withings ScanWatch (8/10, WIRED Recommends) doesn’t look like the average smartwatch, and that’s exactly why we like it. In our detailed review, we highlight many of its appealing features, from the aesthetic to the battery life. It also has an FDA-cleared electrocardiogram. The main drawback is its hefty price tag. This deal drops the cost down to lower than we’ve seen since around Prime Day a few months back. Read more about it in our Best Smartwatches guide.
Apple is expected to unveil new additions to its Watch lineup later this week, so it’s likely that this discount will be around for awhile (though inventory may dwindle). You may want to wait until the Apple Event is over before committing to your purchase. As it stands, the Apple Watch SE (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the Best Apple Watch for most people. Even with new generations on the horizon, the SE should be a capable device for the foreseeable future. This price is on par with the better deals we’ve tracked. Check out our guide on How to Get the Most Out of Your Apple Watch for advice on getting it all set up.
The FirePit+ is one of our favorite portable grills. It folds down flat for easier transportation, and the hybrid design offers warmth as well as a pretty user-friendly cooking surface. There are even USB ports that’ll let you charge your gadgets by the campfire. Talk about the best of both worlds. We reviewed the previous model here; the newer version is warmer and has a bigger rechargeable battery.
The City Grill is featured in our guides to the Best Grills as well as the Best Portable Grills. That’s because (you guessed it) the grill is both great and portable. It’s sort of like an upgraded version of the classic countertop George Foreman models. The compact design and the fact that it’s electric make it a good choice for apartment dwellers.
You’ll see the discount in your shopping cart. Another standout in our guide to the Best Portable Grills, the Takibi is particularly well-suited for parties. The solid, durable construction beats out many similar models from other brands. Once you’re done cooking, you can turn the Takibi into a fire pit, and it folds down completely flat once the gathering is over. Other products from the Takibi lineup are also on sale.
The coupon code LABORDAY10 doesn’t take a ton of money off the normal cost of Opinel’s individual knives, but it can make for some nice deals on bundles or more expensive offerings. We particularly like the Number 8 Pocket Knife, and the bestsellers page has more ideas.
You must be logged in to your MyBestBuy Rewards account (free to join) to see the discounted price. Dyson hair tools are notoriously expensive, but they’re also fantastic. Snagging one at a discount is your best bet, but the opportunity doesn’t come around very often. The Supersonic (8/10, WIRED Review) is featured in our Best Hair Dryers guide.
The discount will show up in your shopping cart. This deal is part of a larger promotion that takes 25 percent off across the site. Nothing says “win-win” like leggings that are both comfortable as heck and made from recycled plastics. These are featured in our Best Upcycled and Recycled Gear guide.
A few different styles are on sale, with prices starting at $15. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano is a big fan of period underwear. Thinx isn’t featured in our Best Menstrual Products guide, but the brand still makes reliable undies that wick away moisture. Thinx Cycle Shorts and Leggings are also discounted this weekend, as well as styles intended for teens.
Headphone, Speaker, and Camera Deals
WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu called this the perfect camera bag. The Prvke is comfortable, durable, and has all of the pockets a gadget-laden photographer or videographer could hope for. It’s featured in our guide to the Best Camera Bags, as well as many other Wandrd products. Most of them are on sale, so refer to our buying guide for help deciding.
Neutral Density filters let you block out the amount of light that comes into your camera when you’re filming or taking a photograph, allowing you to preserve the camera settings you want instead of adjusting them to suit the light. WIRED reviews editor uses his Moment variable filter for most of his shoots; just slide the ring to increase or decrease the amount of light it blocks. There are various sizes, from 49 mm to 82 mm—check your lens cap to see what size it is and buy the respective filter size.
Enter code LD15 to see the discount at checkout. These will be featured in an upcoming buying guide. Many EDM music festivalgoers will be familiar with this brand, considering some fests include a pair with your ticket. Eargasm earplugs are unique because they don’t muffle sound. Rather, the tiny attenuator filters out the most damaging high and low frequencies, so your hearing is protected but you can still hear the music (and the conversations going on around you). The silicone sleeve is extra comfortable, and I especially like the included metal carrying case. Check out our Best Earplugs guide for more picks.
When it comes to striking a balance between cost and features, the Google Pixel Buds A-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) do a great job. They hold the top spot in our Best Wirefree Earbuds guide. We don’t love the battery life, and they lack some of the bells and whistles you get on more expensive earbuds, but these still offer a lot of value. They can automatically connect to many Android phones, and they’re sweat-resistant. This price is icing on the cake.
We’ve seen the AirPods Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) drop this low in price a few times, but this deal doesn’t come around often. Befitting the mind-boggling MSRP, these are the absolute best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. They have excellent sound quality and noise cancellation, though they’re best suited for iPhone users.
We really like the Sony LinkBuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends). They’ve been on the market for a few months, and they’re among the best wireless earbuds we’ve tested, especially for people who use buds when they’re out and about. That’s because they let in ambient noise much better than most earbuds, which means you can hear traffic as you run or bike outdoors. Check out our Best Wireless Headphones guide for more.
When it comes to affordable earbuds, the JLab Go Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are difficult to beat. They boast a few better specs than Apple’s AirPods, and they do it without a triple-digit price tag. The headphones are comfortable and sound great if a bit heavy on the bass end. This $15 price beats the previous best deal we’ve tracked by a dollar. You can find more recommendations in our Best Cheap Headphones guide.
Labor Day Sales Pages
Want to peruse the sales for yourself? Here’s a list of stores offering early Labor Day deals.