6 On Your Side: Consumer Confidence, What to buy this May

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(ABC 6 NEWS) – If you haven’t started thinking about what to get mom for Mother’s Day don’t panic just yet. With spring holiday sales around the corner, here is our 6 On Your Side: Consumer Confidence Report that found top-rated items you could save big on this May.

Consumer Reports tracks the prices of many of its top tested products all year long, so it knows exactly when to shop for them. Here are the top products to look out for in this month’s Best Time to Buy.

“For Mother’s Day, we’ll see big sales on gift items, especially in the tech categories like smartwatches and fitness trackers. And Memorial Day, we’ll see bigger ticket items go on sale like large appliances, mattresses, grills, and more,” Consumer Reports Shopping Editor, Samantha Gordon.

First, give mom the gift of health with a brand new fitness tracker.

The Fitbit Luxe Fitness tracker is now 100-dollars at Amazon, Best Buy, Fitbit, and Macy’s.

This fitness tracker scored well in CR’s ease of use, step counting, and heart-rate accuracy tests.

Next, smartwatches. – CR found the Citizen CZ Smart on sale for 295-dollars at Amazon and JCPenney.

And while the weather begins to heat up, keep mom and everyone else cool with a new air conditioner.

This Frigidaire Gallery Air Conditioner is now 449 at Abt Electronics.

And with holiday cookouts on the horizon, now might be the time to get that charcoal kamado-style grill you’ve had your eyes set on.

This Vision Kamado Professional Grill is now 799 at The Home Depot.

CR says this grill is easy to clean and scored “excellent” for cooking at both high and low temperatures.

And this month might finally be the time to get a better night’s sleep.

“If you’re looking to buy a mattress right now, the best bet is to wait until closer to Memorial Day when all of the sales you’ll see will get better by about 5 to 10-percent,” Gordon said.

The Avocado Green Mattress is one of CR’s favorite innerspring mattresses, with Excellent scores in its comfort tests for side and back sleepers.

Looking for something we didn’t include? Consumer Reports says to look out for bike helmets, blenders, blood pressure monitors, sunscreens, strollers, and wireless-Bluetooth speakers — all items that should go on sale sometime this month.