Black Friday may be over: but here are the best deals online in time for Christmas

RIP bank balance, HELLO new stuff.

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by Lily Anderson |

Black Friday week is over, and it was massive, to say the least. Instead of scrolling through endless deals and wondering whether you were getting the best price online, we helped by doing all the hard graft for you, finding the biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale items. What can we say- we are the discount deities.

But now where do we go when we're looking for discounts in the December period? Never fear- we've got a list of the best place to shop for winter deals online.

You'll be sending links to your work bestie, mum and everyone you know - because you're a good person, obvs.

Best Christmas essential deals to buy now that Black Friday is over

We'll be updating this page with all the best prices, so check back regularly! In the lead-up to Christmas and Boxing Day sales, there'll be some amazing deals you don't want to miss.

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Black Friday 2022 discounts

Braun Series 9 Pro Electric Shaver With 4+1 Head
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CREDIT: amazon

This Christmas, treat the man in your life to a luxurious Braun shaver and save a whopping 40% off. God bless you, Amazon.

Amazon
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CREDIT: current body

We've been wanting a Clarisonic brush for years at this point, but it's always been a bit too spenny for our liking. However, with 49% off, there are no excuses now.

Plus, get an extra 10% off orders over £140 with code HELLO10.

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CREDIT: la redoute

Get yourself a pair of classic black stompers for the winter season.

De'Longhi Eletta Cappuccino ECAM44.660.B Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Black
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CREDIT: ao

Creamy, frothy coffee is the only correct way to start your day tbh.

VERA WANG Princess Eau de Toilette for Her
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CREDIT: amazon

This classic perfume is popular for a reason, with notes of guava, Tahitian Tiare flower, wild tuberose, dark chocolate, vanilla chiffon and pink frosting.

Amazon
Amur Super Oversized Zip Detail Puffa Jacket in Cream Nude
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CREDIT: ego

Puffer jackets are all the rage in winter 2022, and this simple yet classy white version is hella discounted.

You can get this jacket for just £16 with the code CYBER20 at checkout.

IT Cosmetics Best of it Set
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CREDIT: look fantastic

We can't get enough of IT Cosmetics, and this set contains their setting spray, mascara and a brow pencil, alongside skin-care favourites including the Confidence in a Cream Moisturiser.

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CREDIT: decathalon

We love this denim/marble-type gym set from Laura Crane's collab with Domyos. Decathlon has a bunch more gym clothing and equipment in its sale too.

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CREDIT: ninja

Be the it girl and make yourself some smoothies to get healthy for 2023.

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CREDIT: love honey

That's right folks, Love Honey has an early Black Friday sale- so get browsing. Treat yourself. We love this couple's set which is now half-price.

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CREDIT: boots

Adulting is buying yourself a high-tech toothbrush which will last you for life.

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CREDIT: beauty bay

The Heat team has tried these Disney x Beauty Bay shadow sticks ourselves, and we are in love. So creamy and pigmented.

Plus, Beauty Bay is currently offering this deal on its site: get an extra 10% off your order (when you spend £60) with the code: EXTRA10.

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 100ml
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CREDIT: sephora

Of course, we couldn't not include the infamous COSRX Snail Mucin that has taken over the internet.

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CREDIT: wayfair

Everything is better in threes, and even better when it's under £20.

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CREDIT: john lewis

Fluffffyyyyyy blankets in a variety of shades. Need we say more?

When is Black Friday 2023?

Black Friday 2023 will fall on the last Friday of that November, but the Cyber Weekend deals tend to continue until Cyber Monday on the following Monday.

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What is Black Friday?

If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, Black Friday is basically a day when you can get loads of fantastic deals in the shops. For 24 hours, retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and more drop their prices in the hopes that people will splash the cash as Christmas draws near.

It originated in America as an annual sale on the day before Thanksgiving, but in recent years the tradition has moved over to the UK. (Yay!)

Traditionally, the day was mostly about getting discounts on tech gadgets and the like, but recently there have been big discounts on fashion, beauty, and even flights.

Now it tends to last more than just one day, too - often you'll find deals and sales last for the whole month leading up to the day itself!

Why is it called Black Friday?

There are a number of reasons put forward for how Black Friday earned its name, but the most popular theory is that it was coined by police to describe the utter carnage of the shopping day after Thanksgiving. It was a busy day for the authorities, with masses of shoppers heading out, causing congestion and incidents.

Some say it’s because shops often ‘move into the black’, which means they have enough money to cover their costs for the year.

Another theory is that it refers to the 'black ink’ on the balance sheets from the big profits businesses rake in on BF – as opposed to being in the red.

Be prepared

Many shops release info about their sales items way BEFORE the day, so you can prepare beforehand if you’re savvy.

Also, keep your eyes peeled in the run-up, rather than just focusing on Friday. Sometimes you can get better deals during the week.

It's a good idea to sign up for newsletters now to find out about exclusive deals, and to get registered on your favourite sites to save time on the day. Plus, consider signing up for Amazon Prime to make sure you get next-day delivery on most things. Amazon always goes BIG on BF so get ready for deals to be released almost every five minutes!

Shoppers On Black Friday Earlier This Year In London – Nov 2015 [Rex]
Shoppers On Black Friday In London

What is Cyber Monday? And when is Cyber Monday 2022?

Cyber Monday is the Monday following Black Friday – this year it is Monday 28 November. It's basically the UK's 24-hour online shopping bonanza.

Cyber Monday is exclusively online, so you can literally shop all the best deals while enjoying a nice breakfast in bed. Or on your lunch break at work. Or on your phone out and about.

Isn't the modern world wonderful?

Black Friday dos and don'ts

So you wake up super early on BF, drink a huge coffee and head out ready to take on the rest of the bargain hunters in an epic battle for the last half-price leather jacket or sofa or boombox. Whatever floats your boat.

Well, here's what you should and shouldn't do.

DO shop online

Why wait until Cyber Monday to bag an online bargain?

Some of the best deals are online from midnight on Thursday and you don't even have to get out of bed.

DO save your details

Create yourself an Amazon membership if you haven't already and keep your card details saved for ease. You don't want to miss out on a bargain because you checked out as a guest! Gasp

DO sign up for Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime members usually get early access and exclusive deals, so you can beat the crowds by signing up. What's more, you can get next-day delivery on lots of items so you can have your purchases in your hands in a matter of hours.

DO wear comfy shoes

If you do decide to brave the actual shops, wear trainers. HECK wear Uggs because you're going to be racing from shop to shop and no one wants to end the day with a nice array of blisters.

DO plan your day

Make a list of all the shops you want to go to, what you want to buy and what time each sale starts. You're going to want to be prepared. Thousands of people running around a shopping centre or marching down the high street can be very disorientating. Stick to your plan, stay focused, and win (spend) big.

DO set a budget

You really don't want any unexpected surprises when you check your bank balance on Tuesday morning.

DON'T buy things just because it's Black Friday and it's super cheap

We've all been there - that multi-coloured-pom-pom-faux-fur coat at 60% off seemed like a great idea at the time. But when it's sitting in your wardrobe (unworn) four years later, you'll regret dropping that £150. Trust us.

DON'T wake up too early

Unless you're knocking back espressos every 15 minutes (which we defo DO NOT recommend) you're going to lag by midday if you've already been up for eight hours stalking the sale rails for THAT dress.

DON'T get into a fight over an electrical appliance, pair of shoes or (sharp) homeware

We all remember the great ASDA battle of 2014. We do not want a repeat of that stampede, people! Things get ugly and no one wants to end up in A&E with a TV smashed over their head and a stiletto where the sun doesn't shine. Play nice.

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