Ok, Christmas Day isn’t quite here yet, but it’s never too early to think about the Boxing Day sales is it? By the time 26th December rolls around, the kids will be driving you mad with all their new noisy toys, Uncle Trevor will be snoring away in the corner, you’ll have demolished the entire contents of the Quality Street tin and you’ll want an excuse to drag yourself off the sofa and indulge in some retail therapy. Tell us it’s not just us that feels like that…
Boxing Day is traditionally the day when all the big retailers start their post-Christmas sales, offering big discounts on everything from gadgets and kitchen appliances to furniture and homeware.
Whether you’re after a great-value sofa for family film afternoons (and a new TV to watch the films on), hi-tech appliances for your 2020 kitchen makeover, some new bedding for an easy room makeover, or even cut-price Christmas cards and wrapping paper in preparation for Christmas 2020 (hats off to you if you’re that organised), there are plenty of deals to be had.
So whether you prefer queueing outside the shop from 6am on Boxing Day to get the best in-store-only deals (we’re thinking of you here, Next shoppers) or shopping from the comfort of your own sofa (FAR more alluring), scroll down for the lowdown on what deals to expect.
How long do the Boxing Day sales last for?
It varies from retailer to retailer, but you can expect the best deals to be on offer from Boxing Day through to the first week of the New Year as stores look to sell off all of their old stock before new ranges come into store. Our advice? If you already have something in mind that you want to get in the sales, make sure you get in early before the best deals are gone.
How to get a great deal in the Boxing Day sales
It pays to do your research before the big day so you’ve got an idea of what you want to buy. It’s easy to get drawn into buying things you don’t necessarily need when you see big savings advertised and you can quickly overspend. It’s always best to set yourself a realistic budget for the sales – just try your best to stick to it!
The best Boxing Day sales deals
It’s not Boxing Day yet, we hear you cry! We know, so if you don’t want to wait until after Christmas to grab a bargain then we’ve rounded up some of the best deals currently on offer. You can expect to see similar offers available later in the month as the Boxing Day sales get underway, so make sure you keep checking back to our deals page to find all the latest offers as they are released.
Shark DuoClean TruePet 2 Battery Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | Was £479.99, now £249.99 at Argos
This cordless lightweight design is flying off the virtual shelves! Super simple to use, with a DuoClean technology that sucks up dust and debris. Flexible technology and a handheld detachable tool mean you can clean even the darkest, dustiest corners with total ease.View Deal
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in Latte | Was £449, now £279.99 on Currys
The attachment-ready Artisan stand mixer comes with four accessories: stainless steel mixing bowl, flat beater, 6-wire whip and a dough hook. It fulfills all our Bake Off dreams!View Deal
25% off GHD Original and Gold Styler | From £81.99 at Amazon
Amazon has made Black Friday for hair and beauty enthusiasts with this incredible GHD sale. The Original styler is now only £81.99 instead of £109.99 and the Gold is just £109.99 down from £149. View Deal
Samsung UE50RU7020KXXU 50in TV | Was £449 now £379 on Currys
This is a pretty incredible offer from Currys PC World. For just £379, you can bag a 50-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV as well as a free six month Spotify premium membership and if you like, and a Google Nest Mini for just £10. Even better? If the price of this model drops come Black Friday, you’ll be refunded the price difference.View Deal
Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress, Medium Tension, Double | Was £649 now £389.40 on John Lewis & Partners
If you are after a great mattress deal on Black Friday, John Lewis have plenty offers live already. This Emma mattress has a huge 40 per off. It did really well when we reviewed it, 5 stars from us! It’s designed to suit all manner of body shapes, weights and sleeping positions so a great choice if you are ordering online too. View Deal
Bosch WAT286H0GB 9KG 1400 Spin Washing Machine | Was £700, now £579 on Argos
A Bosch washing machine at that price? Yes please. This is one clever washing machine: its sensors will detect exactly the right amount of water and detergent to use for your load, and you can link it up to your smartphone or tablet for remote control. There are just two programmes: hard-wearing or sensitive; it’ll figure out the rest on its own. View Deal
Where to shop the Boxing Day sales
John Lewis & Partners : get everything from furniture and bedding to appliances and tech in the John Lewis Clearance. With price matching and free extended guarantees, it is well worth a look for sale bargains after Christmas. View Deal