The Best Things to Buy in May

May Savings GrillWe’re already six weeks into spring, but the arrival of May makes it feel official. It’s time to dust off the grill, plant a garden of flowers, and soon the long sunny days will be here to stay.

And here’s more good news—there’s a new batch of savings this month to make life even sweeter.

Get Grilling: Memorial Day, a top grilling holiday, is still weeks away, but markdowns start now, so get your grill geared up. If you have a propane grill, use this $3 coupon towards AmeriGas tanks at Walmart. In May, Lowe’s is offering free shipping and assembly on grills $399 or more. Plus, to sweeten the deal, they’ll haul away your old grill free of charge.

Whimsical Workout Gear: If you need (want) shorts, tanks or running shoes in bright, summer hues, then get to designer discount store. The warm weather may have just begun but stores that sell discontinued or overstock merchandise are already chockfull of all shades of neon and pretty pastel gear. They may be from last year’s line, but when you’re getting more than 50% off, who cares?

Makeover Magic: When the sun starts to shine, many of us feel invigorated to reinvent ourselves, or at the very least, polish up our look a bit. Thinking of going a shade lighter for summertime? Get $2 off hair dye products from L’Oreal. Or enhance those pearly whites with this $10 rebate for Crest 3D Whitestrips.

Spa Savings: Not only are spa discounts appropriate for spring’s rejuvenating spirit, but they also make for a good Mother’s Day gift. Buy a $100 SpaFinder gift card for mom and get 20% off a second one for yourself. Or gift a spa-themed basket from 1-800-BASKETS and get 20% off.

Photo Anything: There’s nothing mom loves more than pictures of her kids, which is why everything photo-related is on sale this month. Customize an iPhone case for $9.99 from Vistaprint or make Photo Books Calendars and Cards with 50% off at Shutterfly. Hurry up and place your order so it’s here by Mother’s Day (May 12).

Final tip: You’re going to need some protection for all those sunny days. This month, score deals on sunscreen, especially for new products hoping to make a splash in the market this year like Margaritaville’s new line of Parrot Head Advanced Suncare.