We're covering a huge range of deals this Labor Day, but let's be real – outdoor furniture sales are where you'll find the biggest savings.
As the colder weather looms on the horizon, the big furniture retailers are starting to panic. They've got a lot of outdoor furniture stock left over from summer. As demand for dining al fresco evaporates they're left holding the bag with a ton of furniture that costs a lot to store.
That means that retailers are looking to offload as much outdoor furniture as they can, and that means they're going to sell it for cheap. That means you can get another couple weeks' use out of some brand new furniture, then store it over winter for next summer, all while saving thousands of dollars.
I'm a product reviews editor and I've also worked as a gardening journalist, so I know exactly which of the deals out there is good quality and which you should avoid. These are my picks for the best-value outdoor furniture deals out there.
The best outdoor furniture sales
If you want to jump to the stores themselves, these are where you'll find the best deals.
Wayfair outdoor furniture : 70% off outdoor chairs, cushions, tables, and seating
Walmart outdoor furniture sale : More than $1000 off some patio sets
Target outdoor furniture sale : Big discounts on a huge range of outdoor décor
Lowe's outdoor furniture sale: Thousands of dollars off select furniture
The smartest choice this Labor Day is buying a patio furniture set. You can find enough seating for the whole family for the same price that you'd buy a single chair outside of Labor Day.
Ovios 5 Pieces Outdoor Patio Furniture
Was $1899, now $729.99 at Walmart
I think this is my favorite deal this Labor Day. It's one of the biggest savings I've ever seen, but it's not just the sheer discount. It's great value, too - there's even two pillows thrown in for free. The only downside is that stock is selling out fast, so you need to move quickly.
Costway 7PCS Patio Rattan Dining Set
Was $999.99, now $499.99 at Target
This table and chairs will seat six, and it now costs less than $500. I've seen more expensive loungers. It will work well for pretty much any garden design but it will be especially welcome on modern stone patios.
Superjoe 5 Pcs Outdoor Aluminum Furnitur
Was $1599.99, now $998.99 at Walmart
I've utterly bored my colleagues by talking about it all the time but aluminum is the unsung hero of garden furniture. It has perfect attributes; it's lightweight, so it's cheap and easy to store, and it's also rustproof, so it weathers well. I think this saving is a bargain for this sleek, modern yard set.
Amlie Dining Set
Was $1,192, now $222.99 at Wayfair
This rattan set is discounted by nearly $1000, which is an amazing deal. I think this would be great on a porch or a veranda for a little breakfast nook.
Elgin Dining Set
Was $1,223, now $369.99 at Wayfair
Another incredible discount, with $900 off this set, you won't want to miss this deal. Complete with six, comfortable chairs, this is all you need for al fresco evenings.
AECOJOY Outdoor Furniture Set
Was $1099.99, now $649.99 at Walmart
I really like the lightweight polywicker frame on this furniture set - from a distance it almost looks like the seats are floating, and it's a nice change from the blocky gray sides of lots of polyrattan furniture. This set is now nearly $500 off for Labor Day.
Costway 8-Piece Acacia Set
Was $1,629.99, now $809.99 at Target
I've loved this set for a while because it's such great value. You have so many options with these; you can create one big dining area with seating for eight or spread these pieces throughout the garden for lots of little social spaces.
Alaterre Furniture Patio Dining Set
Was $1389, now $729.99 at Lowe's
This is a classic example of why Labor Day deals are so good. There's enough seating for the whole family with this set, and it's really high-quality. It brings beautiful, high-quality eucalyptus furniture at a much more approachable price.
Direct Wicker Patio Dining Set
Was $6299, now $4809 at Lowe's
Look, this one is slightly ridiculous, but if you've got the space it could be a game changer. Imagine drinks out on the patio with a built-in fire to keep you warm. It's still expensive, but a nearly $1500 discount is up there with the biggest I've seen this Labor Day.
Sofas, sectionals, and loveseats
Everything I've said about outdoor furniture sets also applies to outdoor sofas. They're hugely discounted around Labor Day and almost always a good investment. Because it's all metal, wicker, and wood, outdoor furniture can be a little uncomfortable. A good outdoor sofa, however, brings all the creature comforts of couch out into the fresh air.
Best Choice Products Modular Outdoor Sofa
Was $1099.99, now $699.99 at Walmart
Modular sofas are so versatile. This set can be arranged as a pseudo-conversation pit as above, or changed into a long L-shaped sectional, or broken up into mixed seating for parties. This gray and navy set is perfect for sitting poolside.
Rivera Outdoor Sofa
Was $2,999, now $2.249.25 at Magnolia
This teak wood, UV resistant, water-repellent sofa is everything you need for outdoor style. The organic, rattan-inspired design enhances the natural textures.
Syngar Rattan Patio Sofa Set
Was $1299.99, now $499.99 at Walmart
This unbelievable $800 saving is one of the best deals I've seen this Labor Day. For the price of some outdoor chairs, you can grab a 3-seat sofa, a chair, and ottoman and a coffee table.
Labor Day FAQs
When is Labor Day?
Today, September 4. Some retailers are running their deals until mid-September, so there's no panic. However, the reason these products are on markdown is to get rid of all the stock, so you might have to move quickly to make sure that you get the pieces that you want.
Is Labor Day better than Black Friday?
Black Friday dominates most other sales periods, because it's the event of the year. However, there's no better time of year to buy outdoor furniture. I've covered pretty much every sales period there is - Memorial Day, July 4th, Presidents' Day, Black Friday, Prime Day and many more and I never see prices like this for patio sets.
The best deals might be on outdoor furniture, but we've seen plenty of discounts on other furniture, too. There's a chance to save thousands on everything from sofas to bed frames.,