5 products you should wait until the Boxing Day and January sales to buy

If your homeware shopping list is as long as your arm and filled with big-ticket items, don't splurge now, wait until Boxing Day to get the best price

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Although it's hard to focus on anything except mince pies and Baileys at this time of year, let us remind you that while Boxing Day may mean indulging in copious amounts of food it also means SALES! So if you are you're thinking of upgrading a piece of furniture or an appliance soon, it's worth waiting for the Boxing Day and January sales to roll around so you can grab it at a good price. 

So stay with us through your bargain hunting journey as we list the items you should most definitely leave on your shopping list until Boxing Day rolls around.

Keen to get started early? Go and check out our best deals for Boxing Day and January sales to see which offers are already out there...

1. Boxing Day smart home deals

Get with the times and upgrade your home tech so it's smart, but not before the Boxing Day sales come along. As simple or as technical as you prefer, why not start by upgrading your plug sockets so you can double check you've turned off your straighteners when you're out of the house? You could even buy a smart doorbell so you can see who comes and goes. Pop a smart fridge on your list, which will alert you when your food is nearly out of date.

Have a scroll through our smart home deals to browse the best cheap offers right now... 

2. Boxing Day SOFA deals 

Is your current sofa really uncomfortable or not big enough to fit the whole family? Well, thanks to the Boxing Day sales, you can score a pretty cracking deal if you know where to go. Expect Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab), Habitat (opens in new tab), Debenhams (opens in new tab) and Very (opens in new tab) to be the talk of sofa buyers' conversations during the sales. Make sure you do your research beforehand to find one you like (and find a back up just in case that one doesn't go on sale), so that when the time comes, you're prepared. We've popped our guides below to help you out.

Go and have a browse of our best cheap sofa deals that are currently happening, too...

Our sofa buying guides:

3. Boxing day bed deals

Looking to invest in a new bed? Hold out until the Boxing Day sales and you could get a bargain on a bed from some of our fave brands, including John Lewis (opens in new tab), Dreams (opens in new tab) and Wayfair (opens in new tab)

We've rounded up the best cheap bed deals that are happening right now if you are eager for a bargain, but bookmark that page because we will be updating it with the best offers over the Boxing Day and January sales. 

Our bed buying guides:

4. Boxing Day coffee machines deals

Time to upgrade from your ancient cafetiere and get a fancy new coffee machine? If Black Friday was anything to go by, prices on coffee machines are going to get slashed this Boxing Day, so that's definitely the time to get your hands on one. Whether you're after a top-of-the-range espresso machine or just a budget all-round coffee machine, we promise you will find a great deal if you wait until the Boxing Day sales.

Keep your eyes peeled on our best coffee machine deals for some amazing offers...

5. Black Friday MATTRESS deals

Current mattress seen better days? The Boxing Day sales could be the best time for you to finally buy yourself a new one. We are expecting all the big brands to get involved, Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab), Simba (opens in new tab), Casper (opens in new tab), Eve (opens in new tab), Wayfair (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab) to name a few. 

Take a glance at our best cheap mattress deals for offers that are happening at the moment, and keep an eye out in the next few days for any early Boxing Day sale deals. 

Our mattress buying guides:

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Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...