I'm a reviews editor – after looking at thousands, these are the best Labor day outdoor furniture deals

I've been on the outdoor furniture beat for years. This is the best-value, highest quality furniture you can buy.

Dining table set on patio garden in French countryside
(Image credit: Future)

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. 

Furniture sets

Ovios 5 Pieces Outdoor Patio Furniture in a modern garden

(Image credit: Walmart)

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. 

Sofas, sectionals, and loveseats

teak and upholstered outdoor chaise sofa on a patio

(Image credit: West Elm)

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. 

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. 

Final thoughts

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., 

Alex David
Head of eCommerce

As Head of eCommerce, Alex makes sure our readers find the right information to help them make the best purchase. After graduating from Cambridge University, Alex got his start in reviewing at the iconic Good Housekeeping Institute, testing a wide range of household products and appliances. He then moved to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, assessing gardening tools, machinery, and wildlife products. Helping people find true quality and genuine value is a real passion.

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