Black Friday 2019: Where to find the best discounted gifts
For most of us, the Black Friday sales are the official start of the Christmas shopping bonanza. The most savvy shoppers will do the bulk of their Christmas shopping on Black Friday, which falls on Friday 29th November this year.
During the 29th and the week leading up to it you’ll find the best and biggest discounts of the year at all your favourite brands, meaning you can bag a few bargains on great gifts for all the family. Not only does this save you money, but it also saves you the stress of last minute panic buying come Christmas Eve. So whether you’re shopping for mum, your partner or the little ones, cross the essentials off your list, avoid the crowds and relax through December knowing you’ve got Christmas all wrapped up.
Boots is always an essential stop for your Christmas shopping. From shaving gift sets for him to fragrances, makeup and even toys for the kids, there’s great deals to be found for the whole family. Don’t wait until the 29th to start shopping - last year Boots released a whopping 562 offers in the week leading up to Black Friday, and this year will be no different.
Top buys last year included Emporio Armani’s He Eau de Toilette at 50% off, rose gold Panasonic hair dryers at 55% off and a Braun wet and dry shaver with 40% off. This year there’s bound to be even more fabulous discounts to make the most of, with everything from children’s clothing to fun gadgets to save a bundle on. Whoever you’re shopping for, Boots is sure to give you a little inspiration without throwing your budget out of whack.
Top Boots Tip: Spend £45 or more on your online order to get free delivery. If you find you’re just shy of £45, why not add a few cheap stocking fillers or beauty essentials to your basket to qualify for free shipping and get yourself a little more for your money.
If you’re shopping for expecting parents or a new addition to the family, Mothercare should be your first stop. During the sales you could save hundreds of pounds on big ticket items like a crib or a new pram, and for smaller gifts like baby clothes and toys there are bound to be plenty of multibuy deals and sitewide discounts to help you save a bundle. Last year they offered 25% on all clothing, footwear and accessories, as well as 60% off toys and up to 50% off other top categories. Take a look at the gift section to find plenty of personalised gifts, keepsakes and essentials for new parents to make their first Christmas special.
Top Mothercare Tip: Sign up for the MyMothercare loyalty programme ahead of time so that when the time comes for a shopping spree, you’ll get plenty of extra bonuses and rewards with every purchase you make. These perks include exclusive vouchers, early access to sales and 20% off toys and maternity clothes.
Smyths Toys got on board with Black Friday for the first time last year, releasing special new deals on the run up to Black Friday 2018. They were even giving out free vouchers to shoppers who spent £50 or more in-store in early November, so that by the time Black Friday came around shoppers were ready and waiting for all the best offers.
Last year’s favourite toys were Lego Ninjago at 20% off, the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Learning Home with 30% off and the G-start electric scooter which also had 30% off. For older kids, the new Fifa 19 was the must-have game of the season, which Smyths Toys offered with £12 off. For 2019 the top trending toys for Christmas the ultimate walking Buzz Lightyear, Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama, a Fornite Battle Bus and the Barbie Dolphin Adventure Doll - so keep your eyes peeled for unmissable discounts on these must-have toys!
Top Smyths Toys Tip: Sign up for Smyths Toys’ email newsletter to get exclusive offers and sale notifications sent straight to your email. Select what categories you’re most interested in, whether it be toys, gifts for babies or video games so you get the most relevant deals for you sent to your inbox.
One of the best online beauty retailers around, lookfantastic stocks an amazing range of top beauty brands at affordable discount prices. Come Black Friday, these deals will only get better. Whether you’re looking for a gift set, fragrances, men’s beauty brands, skincare or haircare, you’ll find it all at lookfantastic from huge luxury brands like Urban Decay, GHD, Keratese, MAC and many more. Plus, with multibuy deals, free gifts, discounts on selected brands and beauty boxes worth £100+ selling for just £25, you’ll get your money’s worth and then some. The beauty addict in your life will thank you!
Top lookfantastic Tip: Join the brands’ WhatsApp group to be the first to hear about the best Black Friday voucher codes and get flash sale notifications the second they go live. You can also sign up for notifications and exclusive sale previews on their Black Friday page to make sure you’re kept in the loop.
Raise a glass this Christmas with some of the delicious luxury wine from Laithwaites. If you’re shopping for the wine connoisseur in your life, or even just want to make sure the wine keeps flowing for Christmas dinner, take a look at Laithwaites fantastic selection of wine cases. Whether you prefer red, white or a touch of rose, there’s plenty of fab deals to help you get great value with every order.
Even better, every year the company releases a huge Black Friday deal such as 30% off all wine cases as well as free gifts and complimentary bottles to make your order as epic as the savings. Pick up a whiskey gift set for dad, some pink gin for mum or a luxury hamper for the whole family for less at Laithwaites this Black Friday.
Top Laithwaites Tip: Get recommendations from your very own personal wine advisors for free. Get in touch with the team ahead of time and they’ll help you find the perfect bottle to give as a gift which both tastes great and won’t break the bank. Then when Black Friday rolls around, you’ll know what bottles of wine you’re looking for and can get it at an outstanding discounted price.
Who doesn’t like chocolate - especially at Christmas? You can’t go wrong with the luxury delicacies on offer at this heritage chocolate shop. Last year they had three for two deals on selected items, so you could buy a few mouth-watering truffles for mum, an advent calendar for your little one as well as some extra treats for yourself, all for a great price. Check out the special Black Friday offers on hampers, stocking fillers and gift sets, and use one of our discount codes to save even more on your chocolate haul.
Top Thorntons Tip: Add free personalisation on selected goodies to make your gift that extra bit special. From advent calendars to chocolate boxes and models, make your chocolate gift unique just in time for Christmas.
How about something for him? Halfords has plenty of must-have gifts for cycling and car enthusiasts, DIY-ers and the great outdoorsman - and there’s even some toys for the kids! Pick them up a new tent or camping essentials, the latest state-of-the-art Sat Nav or even a new bike if you feel like really treating them to something special.
Halfords got on board with Black Friday in a big way last year, offering fantastic sitewide sales as well as a £1000 gift card giveaway. Favourite buys for 2018 were the Carrera Mountain Bike at 21% off, the Nuband Activ Fitness Tracker at 33% off, the Mongoose Stance Stunt Scooter with 44% off and the Halfords Advanced 36 Piece Socket Set with a whopping 66% off. This year is sure to bring more unbelievable discounts, so make sure you’re prepped and ready for when the deals start rolling in.
Top Halfords Tip: Last year Halfords gave away free £10 gift vouchers to shoppers around the Black Friday period for them to spend in December. Look out for another great deal or freebies like this for Black Friday 2019.
Make sure you’re fully prepped for Black Friday this year by taking a look at our savvy shoppers’ tips and tricks to make sure you bag the best bargains come 29th November. And of course, don’t forget to use one of the fantastic voucher codes to save even more on your Christmas shopping this year!