Boxing Day sales – the best deals and how to get them

Start planning for the Boxing Day sales and make great savings on everything you need for your home and garden

Boxing Day sales are a great time for get deals on Christmas decorations
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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

Amazon UK: experts in a sale, Amazon will have loads of great deals live in its Boxing Day sale. From Yankee Candles, to dehumidifiers, you'll find everything you need with its offers.View Deal

AO sale: expect discounts on appliances including those from top brands like KitchenAid, Bosch, Samsung, AEG and more.View Deal

Argos: find great deals on selected furniture and toys in the Boxing Day sale.View Deal

B&Q Kitchens: get yourself a new kitchen for less after Christmas in the B&Q sale.View Deal

Boots : expect to find beauty buys, make-up, fragrance and gift sets reduced after Christmas. View Deal

Currys: there will be plenty of deals to snap up on on appliances, gadgets and all the latest home tech.  View Deal

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

Made Clearance: shop the clearance sale for end-of-line items. They are currently offering £100 off beds and chairs, and £50 off lighting and rugs.View Deal

M&S: find great designs for your latest room makeovers with offers on furniture and homeware. View Deal

Very : save on products from brand leaders including Arlo, Hive, Ezviz and more.View Deal

Wayfair: make your home cosier than it has ever been with cushions, rugs, duvets and more.View Deal