Debenhams sale continues: shoppers crash site to get to the stock clearance sale

Debenhams is having to queue visitors to the website as they clear stock

White living room with a feature fireplace decorated for Christmas
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After announcing collapse of the chain on Tuesday, bargain hunters have crashed the Debenhams website in a bid to grab items in the clearance sale. While set to end their Cyber Monday sale at midnight on Monday, news quickly followed that the chain would be going in to administration. 

Sale items remained and the huge number of visitors to the site means those wanting a deal will be put in a virtual queue.

The queue is about 10 minutes as it stands, though you will need to be patient with the site when you get on as traffic could slow its functionality. All 124 Debenhams stores in the UK are set to close, meaning that despite shops reopening physically today, many people are keeping their sales snooping online. 

We are sad to see the end of this British department store which, for us, was always a convenient one stop shop for fashion, beauty, perfume and homewares. Now these items are all on sale, with Christmas shoppers finding bargains for family and friends, as well as Christmas decorations and tableware. You can even snap up some extra bargains online with our Debenhams discount codes.

If you plan to shop the sale, see the links below to take you directly to the section of the site you want to limit time spent searching. 

12 Debenhams deals you won't want to miss

1. A very cute diffuser for your home

Belleek Living - Shiso & Sandalwood Diffuser

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Belleek Living - Shiso & Sandalwood Diffuser | £20 £14 (save £6)
This very lovely diffuser smells as nice as it looks. And, it's on sale for just £14. A great gift for a friend or a stocking filler, it also comes in pink, too. An easy (and pretty) way to ensure your home smells nice.

2. For coffee lovers – a cafetière with an acacia wood lid

Debenhams - Brown Acacia 8 Cup Cafetiere

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Debenhams - Brown Acacia 8 Cup Cafetiere | £20 £16 (save £6)
Practical and pretty, this cafetière is a great gift for coffee lovers. It looks great on display, too. Use it to make up to 3 cups of coffee at one time – definitely one to use when guests come over.

3. A lovely set of towels for the new homeowner(s)

Murmur - Light Green Cotton Terry 'Ella' Towels

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Murmur - Light Green Cotton Terry 'Ella' Towels | £12-£36 £6-£18 (save up to £18)
Buying a joint Christmas present for someone – or a couple – who has recently moved into their own home? These towels are perfect! They come in a range of sizes, they are anything but plain and they are made from 100 per cent cotton. Not just that but they are 500gsm – lovely and thick – and they are fringed. Gorgeous!

4. Treat her to a hot air styler – this one is great (and super affordable)

Remington - 'HYDRAluxe' Volume Hot Air Styler AS8901

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Remington - 'HYDRAluxe' Volume Hot Air Styler AS8901 | £40 £30 (save £10)
Trust us when we say that she will love this hot air styler. Especially if she often goes to the hairdressers to get a blowdry and is seriously missing her appointments during lockdown. The Remington HYDRAluxe is easy to use, it gives great results and it's only £30. Bargain!

5. Get some new (and very luxurious) bedding, for a very reasonable price...

Christy - Blush 'Skye Stripe' Duvet Set

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Christy - Blush 'Skye Stripe' Duvet Set | £80 £40 (save £40)
Check out this Christy bedding – it's on sale during Black Friday, with prices starting from £40 a set. The set comes with a duvet cover and pillow(s), all of which are made from 100 per cent brushed cotton. Neutral colours are SO in right now.

6. This super affordable tea and cake set for an afternoon tea fan

Belleek Living - Pekoe 13 Piece Set & Stand

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Belleek Living - Pekoe 13 Piece Set & Stand | £120 £41.30 (save £78.70)
Know someone who loves their tea and cake? This set is perfect for them! It was originally priced at £120 but is now £41.30 for Black Friday – a total bargain. It comes with six mugs, six plates and a teapot – all made from china. As well as a stand for it all to live which is bamboo. A seriously great gift...

7. A great small gift for him (that you'll love, too)

Baylis & Harding - 'The Fuzzy Duck' Men's Ginger & Lime Mule Slippers and Bodycare Gift Set

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Baylis & Harding - 'The Fuzzy Duck' Men's Ginger & Lime Mule Slippers and Bodycare Gift Set | £30 £18 (save £12)
This Baylis & Harding gift set comes complete with some comfortable slippers – always a safe option! – and some shower gel, aftershave balm, soap and bath crystals. It's all cruelty-free and vegan, and it has £12 off.

8. A new dinnerware set for someone who loves to host

Mason Cash - Green Stoneware 12 Piece 'Classic Collection' Tableware Set

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Mason Cash - Green Stoneware 12 Piece 'Classic Collection' Tableware Set | £80 £40 (save £40)
Now with 50 per cent off, this lovely green dinnerware set is a bargain. It would also make a great gift for anyone who loves to host, or for someone who has recently moved home. This green stoneware set comprises 12 pieces – four large plates, four small plates and four bowls. Great for everyday use, they are dishwasher and microwave safe.

9. A Christmas candle for a Yankee-obsessed friend

Yankee Candle - Surprise Snowfall' Scented Medium Jar Candle

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Yankee Candle - Surprise Snowfall' Scented Medium Jar Candle | £20 £14 (save £6)
Lots of Yankee candles are on sale at Debenhams for Black Friday – get yours now. This medium jar costs just £14 and it makes a great gift. It can burn for up to 75 hours, and it smells of a mix of elderberry, rosemary and verbena. Lovely stuff.

10. A lovely cable knit stocking filler for Christmas 2020

Lands' End - Cream Cable Knit Pom-Pom Stocking

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Lands' End - Cream Cable Knit Pom-Pom Stocking | £25 £12.50 (save £12.50) at Debenhams
With 50 per cent off, this stocking is super cute. Cable knit with pom poms, it's plenty big enough to hold a few presents. It'll also look great hanging in your home...

11. Some lovely room spray for when you host your family this Christmas

Debenhams - Sandalwood and Vanilla Scented Room Spray

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Debenhams - Sandalwood and Vanilla Scented Room Spray | £5 £4 (save £1) at Debenhams
A necessity for when guests are coming over, this lovely room spray can make the inside of your four walls smell incredible. Use it to cover up cooking smells or slightly over powering cleaning products...

12. Treat the kids to some new fun bedding

Debenhams - Multicoloured 'Rainbows' Reversible Duvet Set

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Debenhams - Multicoloured 'Rainbows' Reversible Duvet Set | £15 - £20 £12 - £16 at Debenhams
If only they sold this in a king size, eh? We love this fun bedding set that screams summer and happier times. It's also reversible – one side has more rainbows on it. 

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Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.