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.
The best early Boxing day deals 2019
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
Phone and tablet deals
iPhone XS: at Amazon | 64GB
Don’t need as big a screen as the XS Max above? Then Amazon also has a great deal on the smaller iPhone XS, with a 5.8-inch Retina OLED display, along with incredibly powerful smartphone tech as well, and another brilliant camera – all for £300 off!
iPhone X: at Amazon | 64GB
Amazon has also knocked £300 off the older (yet still very good) iPhone X, which is now just £600. This is one of the best prices we’ve seen for Apple’s smartphone, and if you order now, you’ll get it before Christmas.
iPad Pro 11-inch: at Amazon | 64GB | Wi-Fi |
This is the most affordable configuration you’ll find for the newest iPad Pro, and with £70 off, it’s now cheaper than a decent smartphone. This is the most affordable we’ve seen the device for, and while it could see further discounts, we wouldn’t say for sure.
iPad 10.2-inch: at Amazon | 32GB | Wi-Fi |
Save £60 off Apple’s latest version of its standard iPad. This is a great gift for people who fancy an Apple tablet without having to spend a fortune, and it’s got some decent specs for the price.
Kindle (2019) E-reader:
£69.99 £49.99 at Currys
DEAL ENDED Amazon has the same discount as Currys on the Kindle, but the difference is you get six months of Spotify Premium when you buy it from the electronics retailer (new accounts only, though).
Fitbit Versa Lite |
£149.99 £99.99 at Amazon
The Fitbit Versa Lite is one of the cheapest ways to start tracking your fitness from your wrist. You’re getting all the basic monitoring and analysis you’d expect from a FitBit but also phone notifications and sleep monitoring. If you’re after something with on-screen workouts and music, you’ll want to check out the flagship Versa model.
Apple Watch Series 3 – 38mm: £199 at Currys
The Series 3 is the cheapest Apple Watch deal in this selection, coming it at just £199 in these early Boxing Day sales. Despite its low price this week, you’re still getting a fantastic OLED touchscreen with water resistance, and all the staple Apple Watch experiences you’d expect. Plus, it’s still fully compatible with WatchOS 6.1.
Apple Watch Series 4 – 44mm: £319 at Currys
Moving up a price bracket, you’ll find the Series 4. This is a smartwatch with a load of extra features more designed around the fitness enthusiasts among us. With fall detection, an Electrical Heart Rate Sensor on the Digital Crown you’re getting a little more bang for your buck, especially looking at that LTPO display and extra battery life.
Apple Watch Series 4 GPS – 40mm:
£699 £440 at Amazon
You’ll pay a considerable premium for picking up a GPS Cellular version of the Series 4 in these Apple Watch deals, but you’re still saving a good chunk of cash over a normal day. If you want to be able to use call and text functions without having your phone present, you’ll want to pick this particular deal up – but remember you’ll have to take out a network contract to make the most of it.
Apple Watch Series 5 – 40mm: £379 at Currys
You’re paying less for this Series 5 than you would a cellular Series 4 in the Boxing Day sales, so this Apple Watch deal is a real winner. The latest Apple Watch offers a unique always-on-display which separates it the most from its earlier models.
Samsung Galaxy Watch |
£279.99 £219 at Amazon
Samsung’s best smartwatch yet has landed under many a Christmas tree this year, but if you didn’t get one, there’s no need to worry. You can save £60 on the cost of the midnight black edition today.
Logitech computer accessories: 30% off at Amazon
Save up to 30% off Logitech’s range of computer accessories, including mice, keyboards, webcams, and PC speakers. The perfect gifts for PC gamers this Christmas.
Asus VivoBook X5 15.6-inch laptop |
£469 £349 at Amazon
The VivoBook offers a full HD, almost bezel-less screen and a lightweight form factor. You’re getting a speedy 256GB SSD with an i3 processor and 4GB of RAM – specs perfectly suited for storing media files and light multitasking. If you’re prioritising a fantastic portable experience over the latest specs in the Boxing Day sales, the VivoBook can save you plenty of cash this week.
Lenovo Ideapad S145 14-inch laptop |
£599 £399 at AO
This is the cheapest you’ll find a 512GB SSD on this list – at under £400 this laptop is a steal in the Boxing Day sales. You’ve also got 8GB of RAM and an 8th generation i5 processor under the hood – but be wary, all that power means you’ll only get a 5-hour battery life out of this machine. If you’re happy trading bigger computing power for keeping your machine plugged in for most of the time, this is a great saving from AO.
Acer Nitro 5, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060:
£1,099.99 £857.99 at Amazon
If you’re on the lookout for a budget gaming laptop, then this is one of the cheapest you’ll find. A word of warning, though; it has a GTX 1060 GPU, which is beginning to show its age. So, this is not a very powerful gaming laptop, but if you’re only playing casual games, it’ll do.View Deal
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB:
£1,399.99 £999.99 at Amazon
Amazon has cut a huge £400 of the price of the Apple MacBook Air. With an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, this is a brilliantly powerful – yet portable – MacBook, and for a fantastically low price.View Deal
Samsung EVO Select 256GB microSDXC:
£47.99 £37.99 at Amazon
Save on this microSDXC card. We’ve not tested it with the Nintendo Switch, but Nintendo’s own site and Amazon’s reviews verify it’s compatible. Fill your machine up with the best games around, or use it with your phone. The 128GB version is also available. View Deal
Apple AirPods (2019) with Charging Case:
£159 £125 at Amazon
The latest model (second generation) of AirPods are just £125, cheaper than the Black Friday prices we saw. These sold out fast for £4 more, so it’s unclear how long this price will be available for. View Deal
Apple Airpods (2019) with wireless charging case:
£199 £158.99 at Amazon
This matches Amazon’s lowest ever price for the wireless charging case version of the Apple AirPods (well, technically it’s a penny cheaper). A solid discount on the wireless charging case version of these earbuds.View Deal
Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 true wireless earbuds:
£150 £99.95 at Amazon
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 are among the best true wireless earbuds you can buy if you concerned with pure audio fidelity – and with just over £50 off, they’re a bargain. View Deal
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700:
£349 £299 at Currys
Coming in black, silver, and white, these Bose headphones are among the best noise-canceling cans on the planet, with a gorgeous design, lively sound, and support for Google Assistant and Alexa. They were slightly cheaper over Black Friday, but a £50 discount is still a great deal.View Deal
Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones:
£349 £299 at Amazon
These striking wireless headphones come with Alexa built-in, alongside Tile tracking technology – and with £50 off, they’re at their lowest price ever.View Deal
Beats Powerbeats 3:
£169.95 £79 at Currys
With over £90 off, these Beats headphones are ideal for anyone who wants to boost their workout without breaking the bank – and they’d make a great Christmas gift, too. This deal is only available for the black, red, and white models.View Deal
Beats Studio 3 wireless noise cancelling headphones |
£299 £199 at Currys
Don’t think you’ve got a pair of luxury wireless headphones under the tree this year? You can pick up this excellent Beats Studio 3 deal for under £200 in the early Boxing Day sales. That’s a fantastic price for the overall quality of these headphones, and even better if you’re an iPhone user looking to take advantage of the W1 chip.
Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones:
£199 £129 at Currys
Available at their Black Friday price, these great wireless headphones feature up to 30 hours of battery life. The overwhelming bass and build quality of these headphones are among its major strengths.View Deal
Philips headphones: Up to 27% off at Amazon
Save up to 27% off a range of Philips headphones, including high-end over ear cans and stylish true wireless in-ear buds. These are great Christmas gifts for music fans and audiophiles.
Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Wireless Waterproof Speaker:
£149 £99 at Currys
Not only does this portable speaker come with built-in strobe lighting, but it’s also waterproof, which means it can handle the thrills and spills of even the wildest party. Currys has it down to its lowest price ever from the Black Friday period.View Deal
£399 £329 at Amazon
One of the smartest soundbars on the market, the Sonos Beam will be the central part of your connected music eco-system, just as comfortable with bombastic film soundtracks as it is with plaintive classical music melodies – this price did drop to £319 at one point, but £70 off is still a good deal.View Deal
Xbox One S 1TB all digital | 3 games | £149 at Microsoft
This is the all-digital version of the Xbox One S console, so you won’t be able to play discs. That said, this is the old 3-game bundle we’ve all come to recognise at a lower Boxing Day sale price than the usual £199 value. If you’re after the best Game Pass has to offer at the lowest price possible, and aren’t fussed about second hand physical games further down the line, this is your best sale price today.
Xbox One X Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Bundle: £279 at Currys
Currys had this same bundle, which also ships with Tekken 7 and Project Cars 2, for £299 over Black Friday, so this is a solid saving. The Xbox One X is the most powerful games console in the world, and Jedi: Fallen Order is a fantastic Star Wars game.
PS4 Pro | FIFA 20 | £249 at Currys
If you’re more football inclined, you may prefer this similar bundle offering FIFA 20 and a new PS4 Pro for an amazing price at Currys. You’re getting a great game included in a price tag that saves you £100 off the console itself. You can also grab this bundle with an extra controller for £279.
PS4 Pro 1TB | Death Stranding | £249 at Currys
Currys have stock of their PS4 Pro bundle with Death Stranding back in stock just in time for early Boxing Day sales. That means you can pick up Sony’s most powerful console with one of 2019’s biggest games for far less this week.
PS4 Pro 1TB | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare |
£349 £269 at AO
This particular PS4 Pro deal has just gone out of stock at Currys, but you can still pick up a PS4 Pro bundle with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for £269 at AO. We’ve previously only seen this bundle down to £319 this week, so you’re saving some decent cash ahead of Christmas. You can also grab this bundle with an extra controller for just £279.
Nintendo Switch Lite |
£199 £179 at Currys
This £20 price drop bring the Nintendo Switch Lite down to just £179 in the last-minute Christmas sales. Nintendo’s handheld only version of the Nintendo Switch has already proven exceedingly popular and makes for a perfect holiday gift for loved ones (or yourself). Linked here is the turquoise model, but you can also pick up the yellow or grey version at this price.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 | Nintendo Switch: £36.99 at Currys
Luigi’s Mansion 3 only released at the end of October, so picking up the Switch spooktacular for less than £40 is an absolute bargain. This is the same price we saw over the Black Friday sales period.View Deal
DualShock 4 – various colours:
£44.99 £29.99 at Currys
Get a variety of colours for this PS4 controller, and if you’re a new Spotify Premium subscriber, you can enjoy six months of that for free with this purchase. This is a fantastic modern controller for gaming, and this is the price we usually see during sales periods.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | £37.99 at Currys
Currys have cut their prices on a range of Xbox One games, but Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for just £37.99 stands out the most. This brand new game comes down from its usual $49.99 price tag for these early Boxing Day sales. You can also pick up a copy of FIFA 20 for the same price.
LG 55-inch B9 OLED TV (2019):
£1,799.99 £1,099 at Amazon
For premium TV hunters, this £700 discount is the ultimate score. For just over £1,000 you get one of the best TVs of 2019 that uses LG’s 2nd generation α7 Intelligent Processor to produce clearer and brighter images. If you want better-looking movies, this is the telly to invest in. Model number: OLED55B9PLA.View Deal
Philips Ambilight 4K 43-inch smart TV |
£449 £379 at Currys
This amazing 43-inch Philips Ambilight TV deal is down below £400 this week in the early Boxing Day sales. With immersive Ambilight LEDs casting every colour from your TV’s display to the wall and environment surrounding it, as well as Dolby Vision and Atmos included, you’ll never watch your favourite shows and movies in the same way again.
Sony Bravia 55-inch KD55XG81 4K TV:
£1,099.99 £679 at Amazon
This Sony Bravia 55-inch TV has had a £420 price cut in time for Christmas. The Sony XG81 Series handles 4K video with aplomb and even features Chromecast Built-In that allows you to cast to the TV from your phone. Model number: UKD55XG81.View Deal
Panasonic TX-65FX560B 4K TV:
£679.99 £545 at Amazon
What if you’re after a 65-inch set? Well then, we’d point you to this Panasonic 65-inch FX560 Series screen that’s discounted £134. It has Freeview HD with Freeview Play and a brilliant, basic UI. Model number: TX-65FX560B.View Deal
LG 43UM7000PLA 4K TV:
£349 £299 at Currys
This budget 43-inch LG TV is at its Black Friday price in time for Christmas. It features Smart TV features, so you can watch Netflix and Prime Video in 4K. Spent another £30 and you can get the 49-inch model. View Deal
Save £100 on 4K TVs
Use the voucher code BTETVSAVE100 to save £100 on selected 4K TVs in Currys’ Christmas sale. This code expires on the December 23 if you see anything here you like the look of. View Deal
Smart home deals
Smart home deals
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen):
£49.99 £24.99 at Amazon
The last-gen Echo Dot isn’t the latest in the line of products from Amazon, but it’s now much cheaper and at £25 it’s an absolute steal as a way for you to get your smart home up and running. This product is in stock December 27, however.View Deal
Amazon Echo Show 5:
£79.99 £49.99 at Amazon
The Echo Show 5 is the best way to be able to interact with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in a speaker that allows for a screen to show you certain elements. It means it can show you the weather, your calendar or even the news without you having to ask any questions, and now it’s almost 40% off.View Deal
Ring Door View Cam:
£179 £129 at Amazon
With its simple drill-free installation and battery-powered operation, the Ring Door View Cam is ideal for renters, while still offering most of the features of other smart doorbells, and right now you can get a 34% saving.View Deal
Ring Video Doorbell Pro + Echo Show 5:
£308.99 £179 at Amazon
This bundle combines a great smart doorbell with a compact smart display that you can use to see who’s ringing, as well as doing many other things, and currently it’s nearly half price.View Deal
£89 £49 at Currys
Currys has a few Google devices back down to their earlier discounts, including this smart speaker. Enjoy ad-supported access to YouTube music, and use Google Assistant to answer any burning questions you might have. View Deal
Google Nest Hub:
£119 £59 at Currys
With Google Assistant integration, you can listen to music, watch movies or control your smart home with this device. This is the same price Currys offered during the Black Friday period, so it’s a decent saving. View Deal
Fitbit Ace 2 Kid’s Fitness Tracker & Nest Mini:
£69.99 £49.99 at Currys
Considering you can get the tracker alone elsewhere for about £50 at the moment, why not get a second generation Google Nest Mini to go with it? Could be the ideal purchase for a healthy New Year. View Deal
Apple HomePod – white |
£279 £229 at Currys
The HomePod is Apple’s answer to the smart speakers of Amazon and Google, but brings far more power to the party. You’re getting an intelligent smart speaker with spatial awareness and A8 processing for high-performance audio. Siri’s also kicking around in there, with support for a range of smart home and virtual assistant functions.
Fujifilm X-T100 Mirrorless Camera:
£547 £349 at Currys
This fine deal on the X-T100 matches Amazon’s own right now, if you’re looking for a new camera at a heft discount. This lops almost £200 off the listed price. . View Deal
GoPro Hero 7 Silver |
£279.99 £169 at Amazon
The cheaper GoPro Hero 7 deal on offer today is the Silver version. While this is the mid-range model of the pack you’re still getting an amazing feature set for your cash – 4K30 video, a waterproof resistance up to 10m, 10MP WDR photo, voice control, time-lapse functionality, and GPS. Plus, £149 is the lowest this camera has ever been available for, so you’re getting a great deal at Amazon.
GoPro Hero 7 Black |
£379.99 £279.99 at Amazon
The Black model is the high end GoPro action camera available in today’s deals. You’re getting an incredible feature set – 12MP HDR ‘SuperPhoto’, 4K60 video, HyperSmooth stabilisation, TimeWarp video, Superview, Wide, and Linear digital lenses, and wake on voice functionality to add to that of the Silver – all powered by the GP1 Chip. You’re saving £100 on this amazing action camera in the Boxing Day sales.
GoPro Hero 8 Black:
£379.99 £319 at Amazon
This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Hero 8 Black, which is GoPro’s new flagship action camera. It brings class-leading image stabilisation, a new built-in mount for easily attaching it to helmets or tripods, and compatibility with GoPro’s forthcoming ‘Mods’ accessories in early 2020.View Deal
Adobe single-app subscriptions:
£19.97 £16.19 per month
This pre-Christmas sale knocks 19% off some of Adobe’s most popular apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. It’s the perfect chance to grab just the software you want if you don’t need the full Creative Cloud suite. Deal ends midnight December 19.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush:
£299 £89.99 at Amazon
A truly deluxe electric toothbrush at a phenomenal price, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean will make your teeth feel fresh, clean and protected. A real steal at this price.
AncestryDNA DNA Activation Kit:
£89 £69 at Amazon
There’s £10 off this DNA testing kit, making it cheaper than ever to trace your heritage and connect with relatives you didn’t realise you had. The kit is great if you’re curious about your own background, and makes a great Christmas present too.View Deal
Panasonic EH-NA65 pink hair dryer:
£109.99 £49.99 at Amazon
Need a powerful hairdryer? This Panasonic launched at £109.99 but now is over half that price, plus it comes with three different types of nozzle. According to Panasonic, this hair dryer can add volume and minimise frizz all while reducing damage to hair from brushing.View Deal
Dyson V11 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner |
£599 £499 at John Lewis
Grab the incredibly powerful Dyson V11 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner in this fantastic deal from John Lewis. You’re getting top of the range 2019 cleaning power at a great price, with an even better two-year guarantee this week.
KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer | Black:
£399 £284 at Go Electrical
Save a huge £115 on this stand mixer from KitchenAid, which comes with a 4.3-litre mixing bowl, and a direct drive motor with different speed settings. Attachments include a whisk, dough hook, and beaters.View Deal
KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer | White:
£399 £275 at Go Electrical
If you prefer the white version of the Classic Stand Mixer you can save even more, with a full 30% off this model. Like the black version above it comes with a 4.3-litre mixing bowl, whisk, dough hook, and beaters.
KitchenAid Manual Control 2-slice toaster:
£119.99 £94.99 at Argos
This stylish toaster boasts no less than seven settings, and it’s now £25.99 cheaper in this great pre-Christmas deal. With a defrost/reheat function and bagel function (which warms one side and toasts the other), this is the gadget for all your breakfast requirements.
George Foreman Evolve Precision 24002 Grill:
£199 £89 at Currys
Currys has cut the price of this grill, which filters fat out of your food and has adjustable grill plates, as well as a timer function. The manufacturer promises restaurant-quality steaks with this thing. View Deal
Morphy Richards Soup Maker
£69.99 £39.99 at Currys
Make up to 1.6 litres of soup with this appliance, that promises smooth soup in 21 minutes or chunky soup in 28 minutes. Might be worthwhile if you’re looking to make healthier lunches in 2020. View Deal
Tefal Easy Fry Precision Air Fryer:
£99.99 £59 at Currys
Save £40 on this air fryer, which promises healthier frying over traditional methods. You’ve got four cooking settings to choose from here: dry, bake, grill or roast, which should cover most of the things you want to cook. View Deal
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.
Samsung UE55NU7100 55-inch HDR 4K TV | Now £499 at Amazon
Amazon has just knocked £300 off this excellent 4K Samsung Smart TV. That’s a stunning price, especially given this is the 2018 model, so you’re getting the most recent version of Samung’s excellent Smart Hub, which will run your streaming apps like a dream. Dynamic Crystal Colour and HDR 10+ will be a fine match for modern gamers too.
Sony Bravia KD55AF8BU 55-inch OLED 4K HDR TV | Now £1798 at Currys
When we reviewed this Sony Bravia we were impressed by its outstanding picture processing, stunning black levels and clever audio system that provides rounded, detailed sound. With £600 off, it’s a brilliant buy.
Apple Macbook (2017):
£1249 £799 at John Lewis
Holy cow! Macbook’s aren’t known for getting good deals, especially after Black Friday has been and gone. And yet here we are looking at a £450 discount and you’re getting a three-year guarantee. That’s an incredible deal for this 12-inch Macbook with a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. Hurry though, stock is selling fast.
Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8: Deluxe | £289.99 at Currys
With so many of the best cheap Nintendo Switch bundles selling out so fast at this time of year, we’re surprised to see this one going for such a low price. This deal comes with a copy of Mario Kart 8: Deluxe which is one of the finest multiplayer games on the Switch. A surefire hit for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and just about any day really!
PlayStation VR | PS4 camera | 5 games | £209.99 at Amazon
This is a brand new official PlayStation VR bundle called the Mega Pack. Originally £299, the discount on the contents was minimal, but this is a much better price. You get the headset, camera and codes for Skyrim VR, Astro Bot, Wipeout Omega Collection, Doom VFR and VR Worlds. Don’t forget, the headset alone was £350 at launch.
Amazon Echo (2nd gen):
£89.99 £54.99 at Currys
Stock won’t last long at this price. Amazon put it’s deal back up to full price recently, so Currys is your best shot for now with this price-match of the old Amazon deal. If you’re going to listen to a lot of music with a smart speaker, this is a better pick over the smaller Echo Dot. Available in multiple colours.
iPhone XR at Mobiles.co.uk | O2 | FREE upfront (after cashback) | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £38pm
This is easily our favourite XR deal at the moment. It’s a brilliant balance between upfront and monthly costs, with the latter coming in under the £40-mark. There’s no need to scrimp on data – 30GB each month will be plenty for most people. And £75 automatic cashback completely nullifies the upfront spend.
Samsung Galaxy S9 from Mobiles.co.uk | O2 | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Bills under £25 a month and an upfront cost of just £40? That really is a bargain in our eyes. Yes, you only get 3GB of data but for this price that really shouldn’t matter. And you’re on O2 which means a whole host of priority rewards at your fingertips – order by December 24 and you can even claim an extra £100 cashback from Samsung, too.
£199.99 now £159.99 at Amazon
The Fitbit Versa combines fitness tracking with smartwatch features like music playback (via bluetooth headphones), fitness apps, notifications and so on to make one of the best products the company has ever produced. This is 20% off the RRP of the Versa, so you’ll want to snap this up as soon as possible.
Dyson V8 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner:
£349 £299.99 at Amazon
The V8 Absolute is one of the most-respected cordless vacuum cleaners on the market right now. Which usually means it rarely gets a decent discount, with deals typically being reserved for the older V6. Not today though as Amazon has knocked £50 off the RRP.
Sony Alpha A7:
£1549 £509 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a very cheap way to get a full-frame camera, then this is it. Sony’s Alpha A7 has a massive discount down from its RRP to begin with to become by far the most affordable full-frame camera you can buy right now. Then there’s £150 cashback you can claim back as well making it only £509. This deal includes a versatile 28-70mm zoom lens too.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2019 |
£39.99 £19.99 a year
There’s up to 60% off our #1 rated antivirus at the moment. It’s a special software treat only for certain publishers like TechRadar to display. It means that fantastic virus protection for your PC is now even more affordable.
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.
The Amazon Boxing Day sale is a great place to start. Amazon has been on a discounting rampage since mid-November and it certainly won’t be slowing down any time soon – you can expect the deals to keep rolling in through Christmas and well into the January sales.
View today’s deals: Amazon
Currys impressed us in the Boxing Days sales last year, and more recently on Black Friday – in fact, the retailer hasn’t stopped cutting prices in the run up to December 25, with a brilliant Currys Christmas sale seeing discounts on everything from smart speakers to kitchen appliances. This year we’re expecting big discounts on TVs, laptops, gaming consoles, Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners, kitchen electricals and more – keep an eye out for the TV ads showing off the best ones too.
View today’s deals: Currys
Very.co.uk has been a regular on our deals pages throughout the year and we expect it to have tempting offers on TVs, laptops and consoles once again along with other gadgets. Very is also a top fashion, home and beauty item retailer too so expect a wide gamut of deals.
View today’s deals: Very
AO is one of our go-to retailers when we’re scouring the net for cheap TV deals or laptop deals all year round. AO really specialises in home electrics though and it’s a fantastic time of year to upgrade with a new fridge, freezer, washing machine, kettle, microwave and the like.
View today’s deals: AO
Once a little sales-shy, John Lewis is starting to embrace the winter sales period, and we saw some outstanding deals on speakers, appliances, and TVs over Black Friday. Why buy from John Lewis? Well, it offers a two year guarantee on a huge selection of items at no extra charge, which is great for peace of mind when buying electrical items.
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Argos is one of those retailers who always seem to be having a sale, so you can be sure to find a bargain around Boxing Day. Annoyingly, much of its stock is region-based, but you can check availability by entering your postcode before going through the checkout process. Discounted prices on laptops, TVs, toys and console bundles are still well worth a look.
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CDKeys.com is one of the cheapest places on the net for PC games all year round and offer fantastic prices followed by instant delivery of the code, with major platforms like Steam, uPlay, Origins and Battlenet supported. It’s not all about the PC crowd though as CDKeys have some of the best deals going on PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold memberships too.
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Mobiles.co.uk is taking advantage of the growing trend to buy and upgrade phone contracts online rather than on the high street. We saw some great mobile phone deals on Black Friday so you can expect more of the same from this trusted mobile phone seller – and we’ve seen a couple of great iPhone / Samsung Galaxy deals this year if you’re thinking of an upgrade.
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Carphone Warehouse is an established high street retailer and is also one of the best online phone retailers now. We’ll pick out the best mobile phone deals, whether they’re standalone smartphones, contract phones, voucher codes or whatever else looks like a great mobile deal to us.
View today’s deals: Carphone Warehouse
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.