On November 24, Black Friday will take the online shopping world by storm. It’s the perfect time to get presents for loved ones or just treat yourself to the latest vacuum cleaners, laptops, beauty products and air fryers. You can also snap up bargains on hundreds of products that come in at less than £50. The Oral-B Pro 3 3500 electric toothbrush, for example, was £100 but you can now grab one for just £40. How about boosting your streaming options with a Firestick for £44.99? Or you could enjoy 60% off listening to the latest music or playing games on an Echo Pop for just £17.99. You could even treat the children to a fantastic Harry Potter Hogwarts: Room of Requirement for only £28.99, a saving of 36%. Buy your Christmas gifts early with top Black Friday deals.
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Lovingly crafted from the softest materials, every Oodie will keep you toasty-warm in the cold winter months. With an interior of sherpa fleece and buttery-soft ToastyTek flannel fleece on the outside, you’ll feel like you’re constantly being hugged. Perfect for relaxing on the couch with a loved one, spending a night in with friends, or curled up in the pouf watching a festive movie, these delightful Oodies are fully machine washable and won’t fade or pill.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector 100ml
Experience transformative hair care with Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector 100ml. This best-selling pre-shampoo treatment uses Olaplex Bond Building Technology to visibly restore dry or damaged hair. Enriched with revolutionary actives, the formula hydrates and smooths hair. With a pH balance of 3.5-5, a weekly treatment restores shine and texture. Simply comb it through damp hair, let it work for 10 minutes, and then wash as normal for a satin-like finish.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite
Unleash the latest in home-entertainment with the powerful Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite. You will love superfast full HD streaming, Alexa voice controls for simple searching, and pre-set buttons for easy access to your favourite apps, skills and channels, including popular services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. You can even enjoy live TV, the best music from Spotify and control all manner of compatible devices around your home.
Ring Video Doorbell and Echo Pop bundle
Take your home security and connectivity up a notch with the Ring Video Doorbell and Echo Pop smart home starter kit. The wireless video doorbell delivers 1080p HD video and crisp night vision so you can see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone or tablet as soon as the doorbell is pressed or motion is detected. Enjoy two-way communication or use the quick-reply function to respond with a pre-selected message. With easy installation, simply connect both devices to your Wi-Fi and pair the doorbell with your Alexa-enabled Echo Pop.
Revlon One-Step Style Booster, Round Brush Dryer & Styler
The Revlon One-Step Style Booster is a round brush dryer and styler that delivers the power of a dryer with a swift airflow motor for a salon-worthy blow-dry in no time. Its versatile design provides all-around styling from root volume to soft curls, flips and waves. Equipped with detangler pins to help drying and boost volume, the styler’s ionic technology reduces frizz and static, leaving your hair feeling conditioned and smooth. The new brush with its ceramic-coated barrel delivers even heat distribution and greater control over your layers for a flawless finish.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts: Room of Requirement
Delve into the wizarding world with this LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts: Room of Requirement castle toy. It is part of a modular series and features a removable upper-level room for the Grey Lady, as well as accessories like wands and broomsticks. The set includes five LEGO Harry Potter minifigures: Harry, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Blaise Zabini and the Grey Lady. You will also uncover magical features like a buildable Fiendfyre figure that transforms into a fire serpent.
As shoppers begin to get excited about Black Friday, it’s important to evaluate deals that are designed to lure you into making an unnecessary purchase. It may be tempting to seize every good offer but it makes sense to think carefully about how often the item will be used so you can make an informed decision on its value. Overspending is very common in the festive season, but strategic budgeting can really help you stay within your limits. Try establishing individual budgets for each person on your gift list, then challenge yourself to reduce the budget by 10% to see if you can make savings. It can also help to have a shopping list written before you open the laptop and start browsing.
To make the most out of Black Friday, it’s worth having a shopping list with your top-priority items, setting a budget, comparing retailers’ offers, finding promo codes and monitoring the price of items as they fluctuate in the days before Black Friday and on the day itself. Retailers often list an artificially high original price next to the discount to make Black Friday offers seem more impressive. The price tracker will tell you if the discounted price is actually the usual price. People often find they wait until Cyber Monday to see if there are any better deals available and, while this can be the case, our advice is to snare what deals you can on Friday in case they aren’t any cheaper on Monday.
Doing your Christmas shopping on Black Friday can be a very effective way to save money, but it’s important to have a solid plan in place and a fixed budget. There are always great deals to be found but it can help to take advantage of comparison websites that will track prices of your favourite items to make sure that the price is actually lower than normal, as well as whether the item is better value than its direct competitors. Consumers often overestimate how good a deal is so it pays to scrutinise those that sound too good to be true. There have been some concerns among retailers this year that Black Friday won’t be as much of an event as in previous years. It’s therefore likely that brands like Oodie will offer even bigger discounts of up to 60% on clothes, while Olaplex beauty products could be more than 40% cheaper than normal.