Boxing Day sales are landing earlier than ever this year, and we've been scouring the web to gather all the best savings already live. It's great news if you've still got last-minute Christmas shopping to get done, but even better still if you're not convinced your top gift is sitting under the tree.
According to market analyst Deloitte, pre-Christmas discounts are deeper than ever this year, currently hitting an average of over 43% – and could reach 50% by Christmas Eve for the first time ever.
After a record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Christmas and early Boxing Day sales are set to have the best deals we've ever seen, on everything from games consoles to kitchen appliances.
Thanks to these pre-Christmas deals, it's a great time to shop for last-minute presents, with retailers like Amazon, Currys, John Lewis, and more getting in on the action.
With not long to go until December 25, you probably won't have time to scour all those sites; that's why we've put together all the best early Boxing Day deals you can find right now, in one handy place.
We'll be updating this article in the run up to Christmas, Boxing Day, and right through the January sales, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly for the best deals of the festive season.
Pre-Christmas sales: quick links
More a fan of browsing through the sales for your own special deals? Well, let us give you a head start. The links below will take you through to a wide range of retailers we're used to seeing get stuck into the Boxing Day and January sales spirit – and some are already in the midst of Christmas sales (we're looking at you, Amazon and Currys).
- Amazon.co.uk: Christmas deals on iPhones, TVs, and more
- Adobe: Save 19% on single apps Expires Dec, 19
- Argos: Deals on toys, tech, and more
- ASOS.com: - up to 70% off everything
- AO.com: Christmas gift ideas, including smart speakers, and kitchen appliances
- Boots.co.uk: - save up to half price on selected items
- John Lewis: Up to 10% off headphones, and big savings on Macbooks
- Carphone Warehouse: Switch to a new phone and choose a £269 gift
- Currys: £200 off selected TVs, and 10% off all Samsung soundbars
- Debenhams: half price sales preview
- DNA Fit: - up to 40% off DNA test kits
- LaptopsDirect.co.uk: - up to 50% off laptops and tablets
- Lovehoney.co.uk: - up to 50% off
- Google Store: Cheap Nest bundles
- Marks & Spencer: 30% off selected Christmas gifts
- Mobiles.co.uk: Christmas mobile phone deals and SIM-only discounts
- MyFavouriteMagazines: subscribe from £7.50
- Simba Sleep: save up to 20% on mattresses
- Very: 50% off selected gifting, including toys, watches, and bikes
The best Christmas deals you can get right now
Looking for a last-minute Christmas present? You'll be pleased to know that 2019 is looking to be a record year for pre-Christmas discounts, with retailers like Amazon, Currys, John Lewis, and Argos continuing their Black Friday discounts – and in some cases, dropping prices even further.
If you need your purchase to come in time for December 25, be sure to check out the delivery information before you hit 'buy' – you don't want to have to explain to your nephew / grandma / [insert family member here] that you didn't order their Christmas present in time.
Happily, retailers like Amazon offer next-day (or even same-day) delivery, and many like Argos and Currys offer the option to click-and-collect your purchase.
So, without further ado, here are the best pre-Christmas deals you can take advantage right now.
Phone and tablet deals
Smart home deals
The best Boxing Day deals from last year
Not sure what to expect over the Boxing Day sales? Take a look at some of the best Boxing Day deals we spotted last year for a flavour of what's to come – from cheap 4K TVs to incredible MacBook Pro discounts, last year's sales were a fantastic time to find great deals on tech.
So who's having a Boxing Day sale?
All the big retailers get stuck in to the Boxing Day sales, and as we've mentioned, many are starting to discount their wares well before Christmas, too.
With so many keen shoppers set to buy online over the Christmas period, it's just too good a chance for them to finish 2019 off with some extra money in the bank. Let's take a look at the big hitters below and what you can nab from each.
When do the Boxing Day sales start?
This might seem like a silly question, but it's really not – early Christmas and Boxing Day deals are already popping up at a number of retailers, well in advance of the official date on Thursday, December 26.
Why have the sales started so early this year? Well, the truth is that they never really ended after Black Friday and Cyber Monday; while we saw a slight drop off in the number of discounts, there have been some brilliant pre-Christmas deals since the start of December as retailers seek to maintain shopper spend - so you can get some genuinely good deals at the moment.
So, chances are, you'll be able to find a cracking deal from today, which is great if you're still shopping for presents. However, we would still expect the deals to peak around Boxing Day, and some retailers will hold out until December to knock down their prices.
That means it might be best to hang on until at least Christmas Day if you want to find the absolute lowest price out there as well as use up all the gift vouchers you accumulated over the big day.
When do the January sales start?
Expect an early start here too – although, the January sales haven't been particularly special in recent years.
Last year, we found that most big retailers launched their sales straight after Christmas, with not many holding back for the traditional January sales. That doesn't mean you won't find any good tech deals after January 1; it's just that most of the biggest discounts will probably be released on Boxing Day.
These days, January sales are more of a continuation of the remaining Boxing Day deals so you can probably expect to see many stores simply rebrand the sales to 'January sales' the day after Boxing Day on December 27.
It makes sense when you think about it – given that many workplaces are off until around January 2, retailers are keen to show you the best deals as soon as possible while you've got time off at home rather than try to push deals on you while you're heading back to work or nursing that awful New Year's Day hangover.
Source: TechRadar - All the latest technology news
By: Brendan Griffiths,Olivia Tambini