Presidents' Day 2021 Sales: What Would Washington Buy?
Presidents' Day is a U.S. holiday that honors present and past leaders of the Free World. Some Americans take the day off to commemorate history. Others see it as a joint celebration of two extraordinary commanders-in-chief: George Washington (born February 22) and Abraham Lincoln (born February 12). And many shoppers — including us — thank our forefathers for a day (or, rather, a weekend) of free-market deals and deep discounts.
Along with shopping early sales, Presidents' Day had us thinking: What would Washington buy today if he were still alive? Would Lincoln prefer a laptop, tablet, or desktop? So, instead of the typical holiday sales roundup of mattresses and kitchen appliances, we pulled together a list of Presidents' Day sale items we think past heads of state would approve.
Once an owner of a haberdashery, a business dealing in men's clothing and accessories, Harry Truman had a strong sense of style. We think he'd agree: A bold carryall sends a confident message. Not to mention, from February 10-16, take 75% off all clearance at Coach Outlet.
SHOP: Dempsey Carryall, Was $378, Now $113.40, available at
Woodrow Wilson was in such poor health, ahe wouldn’t finish his first term. Luckily, First Lady Edith Wilson was essential in keeping appearances and operations going. For pain, preventative purposes, or just a clean or healthy lifestyle, get 14% off Vitacost.com with code ALLSITEWIDE from February 14-17.
SHOP: Nature's Way Sambucus Gummies - 60 Gummies, Was $19.99, Now $12.74, available at
George Washington’s false teeth were made out of elephant and walrus tusks, gold, and ivory. Yes, he probably would've benefited from brushing with an electric toothbrush.
SHOP: Clara Electric Toothbrush, Was $123.99, Then $39.49, Now $61.99, available at
Warren G. Hardinga set of White House china in a poker game. He lost. If he were living today, Harding could've gotten almost half off this beautifully marbled design — now that's a win.
SHOP Godinger Rayo 18-Piece Dinnerware Set - 100% Exclusive, Was $200, Now $109.99, available at
Abraham Lincoln hid letters and reports in his famously tall hat. Just think about how much storage he would've had with dual channel memory and a high-performance Intel® processor.
SHOP: HP Pavilion Laptop - 13t-bb000, Was $729.99; Now $549.99, available at
James Garfield loved apple pie. John Adams preferred Apple Dowdy, an apple pie-like dessert baked in a deep dish. And, Franklin Pierce liked his apple pie fried. Now, who's ready to be served an apple confection in the form of a high-fashion accessory? Score up to 50% off sale items, plus free shipping with code FREESHIP at Coach.
SHOP: Carrie Backpack 23 With Apple Print, Was $350, Now $210, available at
A known music connoisseur, who could also play the harmonica like nobody’s business, Calvin Coolidge probably would’ve appreciated great sound quality today.
SHOP: JBL TUNE 125TWS (Various Colors), Was $99.95, Now $69.95, available at
Not many know Thomas Jefferson was also a successful architect. If he were living today, we'd like think he'd also have an eye for interior design. Can you imagine Thomas Jefferson lounging on this trendy jute pouf? Yes, we're laughing, too.
SHOP: The Curated Nomad Camarillo Modern Tan Cylindrical Shape Jute Pouf, Was $167, Now $64.17, available at
James Madison was one of those guys who would attend a fancy ball, and spend the entire time playing chess in the corner with buds like John Quincy Adams. Imagine if they had gaming sets back then.
SHOP: Microsoft Xbox One S with Avengers, Titanfall 2 and Universal Headset, Was $490, Now $460, available at
Richard Nixon notoriously recorded everything. Now that security cameras are so accessible and easy to use, we think he would've had a few...hundred.
SHOP: Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight 2K Security Camera, Was $249.99, Now $219.99, available at
In 1994, the first White House website was launched. Just think about how clunky those computer monitors were.
SHOP: AOC 24B1H 24" LCD Monitor, Black, Was $179.99, Now $109.99, available at
Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower loved to cook and grill. In fact, a compilation of his, mother Ida, and wife Mamie's favorite recipes are held at the Eisenhower Library.for those interested in taking these food prep bowls for a spin.
SHOP: 10-Pc. Glass Food Prep Bowl Set, Was $63, Now $24.93, available at
Why would a president be interested in a super-soft, flattering cashmere sweater? Well, Andrew Johnson was a tailor before he was president, so he probably would've appreciated good design and fabrication.
SHOP: (Re)sourced Cashmere Ribbed Henley Sweater, Was $158, Now $124.99, available at
Presidents can care about good skin, too — Gerald Ford probably would've agreed. He was a model in his 20s, and could've used this facial steamer to open up and clear out any pores.
SHOP: Senia | Hot and Cold Smart Facial Steamer, Now $179.99, Was $89.99, available at
Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to travel abroad. How many pieces of luggage do you think he needed? For the price of one quality-made piece, you can get three for your future adventures.
SHOP: 3-Pc. Shannon Spinner Expandable Luggage Set, Was $400; Now $129.99, available at