Items shoppers can save on in this years Black Friday
Want to save yourself on Christmas presents or wishlist items? Well look no further

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With a week to go, Black Friday is upon us – and along with the sales extravaganza? Huge savings on big name brands.

Yes, that’s right – if you want to get ahead of your Christmas shopping, or bag a bargain (or two), this is your chance.

Savvy shoppers that are hunting for a fantastic deal will find a plethora of fantastic savings on tech, beauty, fashion, home, mattresses and the rest.

Department store John Lewis has already kicked off with a few exciting offers on multiple categories. You’ll also find unmissable savings from ASOS – with up to 70% off, Currys (up to 40% off), Amazon, Charlotte Tilbury, Simba, Ninja and Sephora (up to 33% off), to name a few.

Charlotte Tilbury makeup items
This makeup set from Charlotte Tilbury is going straight into our basket (Picture Charlotte Tilbury/

So if you’ve been hankering after an air fryer, the most coveted kitchen appliance, or maybe a new mattress to help you achieve a better night’s sleep? Now is the perfect time. Not to mention get a few pressies under your belt for all the family…

The annual shopping event, which originated in America, has gradually made its way over to us in the past few years – and some say it marks the start of Christmas shopping season – falling after the US holiday, Thanksgiving.

Running from Friday, you’ll find many deals roll over the weekend and into Monday – also known as Cyber Monday.

Image of Dyson Corrale hair straightener
At the top of our Christmas list is the coveted Dyson Corrale – now slashed in early Black Friday deal (Picture Dyson/

Now, about those deals? Well as we mentioned above John Lewis, Simba, Amazon, Argos and Currys are just a few that have already started the sale – ahead of the official date which is Friday, November 24 2023.

Naturally in the name of research, we’ve picked out a few offers that we’re adding into our basket asap – because there’s nothing worse than it being out of stock, when you have your heart set on it, right?

Best Black Friday deals happening right now

Even though there are a few days until Black Friday actually kicks off, some major retailers have set some exciting deals live already. Amazon is the latest with exclusive offers dropping in daily for eager shoppers – right up until Cyber Monday, November 27 until 23:59pm.

  • John Lewis – Save up to £50 on Apple
  • Sephora – up to 33% off top brands including Benefit, NARS, Huda Beauty, Sephora’s own Collection and more
  • Argos – Up to half price off floorcare from Shark, Gtech, and Henry
  • Currys – Save £600 on LG 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV with Amazon Alexa
  • Selfridges – Shop seasonal reductions on Skims, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reformation and so much more
  • Boots – Save £15 on selected fragrance faves from Armani, Dior, YSL and more
  • ASOS – Up to 70% off already with extra 20% off using code EXTRA20
  • Amazon – Get two Echo Dot devices for £34.98 in early Black Friday deal
  • Lakeland – Up to 30% off Dry:Soon heated airers including best sellers
  • O2 – Save up to £600 on selected devices from Apple, Samsung and Google
  • Simba – Up to 55% off in biggest Black Friday sale on mattresses
  • Lovehoney – Save up to 60% off on sex toys, lingerie, bedroom essentials and bondage items
  • Ninja – Save up to 25% off multi-cookers, knife sets, air fryers and much more
  • Radley – Now with 50% off Star Buys including handbags, luggage, soft accessories and purses

What is Black Friday?

As briefly mentioned above, Black Friday is an American tradition that starts after Thanksgiving and originated as a one-day event, but now spans over the entire weekend – at the end of November.

It usually starts on the last Friday of the month and continues over to Monday, which is also known as Cyber Monday.

It gives shoppers looking for a bargain the perfect chance to purchase presents for loved ones and pop an item in their baskets for themselves – but at a lower price than usual.

What’s the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

To be honest? Not that much, but the super sale starts on the Friday – with deals taking place over the weekend, and finishing online (only) Monday.

Historically the best deals for tech items and your traditional home appliances are best on the Friday, whereas smaller items like fashion, beauty and toys are at, sometimes, the lowest price on Monday. It’s also worth noting that as the name suggests, Cyber Monday is only online – so you won’t be able to shop anything else in stores.

So if you’re looking for a new TV, fridge-freezer or just a beauty gift set it might be worth making a note about that, especially if you have multiple people to buy for.

Best shopping tips for Black Friday?

As tempting as it might be, it’s worth having an idea in mind of what you actually need and want.

Sure, a new pair of shoes, brand new TV and juicer might be splurges you want to purchase – but maybe write down the people you need to buy for, create a budget and look at places that historically are on sale.

It’s also really handy to create a ‘wishlist’ of items you’ve perhaps had your eye on, and see if the price finally goes down over the shopping weekend.

What were the best deals last year, and will they be better this year?

Well as many would say, this year will probably be bigger and better than ever before – at least we’re hoping so for the sake of our wallets.

But with some big brands going live already, there’s already plenty that will wet your sales appetite for sure.

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