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Christmas in July sales 2021

You don’t have to wait until winter for yuletide shopping. Save top dollar while getting a head start on the holidays during these Black Friday in July sales.

What to buy during Christmas in July sales

Tech & electronics

While Christmas in July doesn’t usually offer a huge selection of deals on electronics, you can find some good tech deals here and there. Check major retailers like Best Buy and Amazon for deals like:

  • Amazon: Save up to 20% on Samsung QLED TVs.
  • Best Buy: Save up to 40% on clearance and open-box items.
  • Dell: Save up to 30% on PCs, laptops, monitors and more for home and business.
  • Lenovo: Shop Cyber Monday in July deals and save up to 64% on ThinkPad laptops and more.

Clothing for the whole family

July marks the in-between season for clothing retailers, with summer clothes rolling out of stores and fall clothes making their way in. This means a chance to snag deals on both summer and fall tops, bottoms and accessories for the whole family.

Retailers like JCPenney, Target and Old Navy are known for extending their Fourth of July sales throughout the entire month, so be on the lookout for closeout prices as summer sales draw to a close. In the past, we’ve seen Christmas in July sales like:

  • Anthropologie: 20% off clothing, shoes and accessories for Anthro Day, plus free shipping on all orders.
  • ASOS: Get up to 70% off sale styles in its Outlet section and 50% off new arrivals.
  • Bloomingdale’s: Save up to 30% off.
  • Boohoo: Get 60% off sitewide.
  • Express: 50% off select styles and up to 70% off clearance, plus free shipping on orders over $50.
  • Gap: Save up to 40% off sale clothing.
  • H&M: Summer styles on sale for $5.99 and up.
  • J. Crew: 50% off summer styles.
  • Macy’s: Take up to 60% off women’s and men’s apparel, accessories and home decor.
  • Madewell: Score an extra 40% off sale styles.
  • Nordstrom: Save up to 70% off clearance styles.
  • Sperry: Save up to 50% off women’s, men’s and kid’s sneakers, boat shoes and sandals.

Back-to-school supplies

Retailers are gearing up for back to school in July with prices not yet hiked to their highest, given most people are still pretending the start of the school year is far, far away. In addition to clothes, look for deep discounts on school supplies as early as the end of June.

  • JCPenny: Discounts on school uniforms by as much as 60%.
  • Target: 10% off backpacks.
  • Walmart: Over $60 off the price of Texas Instruments graphing calculators.
  • Office Depot: $10 off orders of $50 or more — plus free shipping, along with 30% off paper shredders, 40% off leather desk chairs and up to 40% off select laptops and desktop computers.

Christmas decorations

Believe it or not, some retailers go all out for Christmas in July, making way for midsummer trees, tinsel and decorations.

  • Home Depot: Deals on blow-up characters, lights and wreaths.
  • Walmart: Christmas trees and opportunities to score free shipping with this mega retailer.


July is a slow retail month for everyone, including jewelers. If you’re planning to pop the question or need an elegant holiday gift for cheap, check out deals on rings, necklaces and more at your neighborhood jeweler. If you’re shopping online, take advantage of deals like:

  • Blue Nile: Up to 30% off custom-made, ethically-sourced diamonds and other gemstones.
  • Macy’s: 50% off all diamond earrings and studs


Although bedding doesn’t have much to do with Christmas — unless you count hosting holiday family overnight — you’ll see discounts on mattresses for Fourth of July that often last throughout the month.

Look to popular online mattress retailers like Purple, Casper, Leesa and Eight Sleep for special deals all of July, such as free pillows and up to $200 off your total purchase. Some Christmas in July deals on mattresses we’ve seen include:

  • Avocado Green Mattress: Save $200 on all mattresses.
  • Eight Sleep: Get up to $250 off the Pod Pro mattress.
  • Leesa: Save up to $400 on a mattress and get free shipping.
  • Purple: Get free sheets and a pillow with select mattress purchase.

Why do retailers offer a sale in July?

Christmas in July is a cultural phenomenon that’s a response to lower sales retailers see in July. Marketers figured out that encouraging consumers to think about Christmas in the dog days of summer actually increased sales.

But Christmas in July sales can be good for you too, because you can get many of the same goods available over the holidays a lower prices in the summer.

Another reason for Christmas in July is one that’s more fun: Many countries in the Southern Hemisphere — like Australia, Bolivia, Papua New Guinea and South Africa — experience summer weather when us Americans are sitting down at the Christmas table. These countries often set aside special celebrations in July to experience a cool, cozy Christmas as we do in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s in addition to celebrating the official holiday on December 25, lucky ducks.

Easy Christmas in July gifting options for loved ones overseas

If your friends or loved ones live in Southern Hemisphere and celebrate Christmas in July, consider sending a gift to let them know you’re thinking about them. A reasonably priced option is flowers from companies that ship internationally:

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