It's Boxing Day, which means that Christmas Day is officially over (sob!) but that doesn't mean the fun of the festive season has to come to a stop - because the best Boxing Day sales have begun today to lift us out of our Christmas-induced stupor.
The Boxing Day sales are something shoppers and bargain-hunters look forward to every year. And it's always a chance to bag a fantastic discount, right when many others are all shopped out.
So whether you've got a plan of action in place for the sales, or plan on just browsing around, we've rounded up our favourite retailers Boxing Day sales - so you know where to find the biggest and best discounts today. But be quick, because items will sell out!
The best Boxing Day sales to shop today
- The White Company - up to 50% off across all departments (opens in new tab)
- Boden - 60% off in their Boxing Day sales on womenswear, menswear and children's clothing (opens in new tab)
- Feelunique - up to 50% off (opens in new tab)
- Selfridges - up to 50% off across all departments (opens in new tab)
- Next - at least 50% off all sale items (opens in new tab)
- Currys - up to 40% off (opens in new tab)
- Notonthehighstreet - up to 50% off selected items (opens in new tab)
- Cox & Cox - up to 50% off selected lines (opens in new tab)
- ScS - up to 50% off sofas and carpets (opens in new tab)
- Very.co.uk - up to £250 discounts on perfume, electricals and toys (opens in new tab)
- John Lewis - up to 50% off all departments (opens in new tab)
- Emma Mattress - 35% off (opens in new tab)
- Lovehoney - up to 50% off (opens in new tab)
- Harrods - discounts across all departments (opens in new tab)
- Wayfair - discounts across all departments (opens in new tab)
- Marks & Spencer - up to 50% off (opens in new tab)
- Amazon - discounts on electrics, devices and beauty (opens in new tab)
What day are Boxing Day sales and can you still shop in store?
As it says on the lid, the vast majority of Boxing Day sales begin today, on Boxing Day itself - the 26th December. Many often begin at midnight on Boxing Day, giving customers a chance to shop to their heart's content.
Typically, Boxing Day sales happen both in-store and online, but with the uncertainty of the lockdown Tier system, and the turmoil the coronavirus has caused this year, many stores have elected to stay closed this year.
Marks & Spencer has already announced that it will stay closed on Boxing Day this year, as will John Lewis, Waitrose, Aldi, Home Bargains, Pets at Home and Homebase.
These retailers have mainly made the decision to stay closed on the 26th to allow hard-working staff a chance to relax and enjoy more time at home over the festive period.
But this means that online shopping may be your best bet for browsing the Boxing Day sales - and you may well feel happier shopping from the comfort of your home this time around anyway.
And if you do, there's no need to worry, as retailers generally offer up the very same deals and discounts online as they do in store.
How long do the Boxing Day sales last?
For many retailers out there, their Boxing Day sales may only last one or two days, often depending on how much stock they have available to sell. Some others may run their Boxing Day promotions for over a week.
But generally, the further past the 26th you get, the less chance you'll have to bag a great discount, as items are likely to sell out fast and you may miss out on somethign you really want.
It's important to note however that while Boxing Day sales might only last a few days, they'll likely quickly transition into January sales - which often run the whole month. So there should be plenty of chance to enjoy a discount if you want one.
The best items to buy in the Boxing Day sales
Missoma Gold Molten ring:
was £49, now £25 (save £24) | Missoma (opens in new tab) Save a huge 50% off this elegant golden ring in the Missoma sale this Boxing Day. This discount makes this gorgeous piece of jewellery now super affordable! And if you needed any more convincing, this ring is also in Meghan Markle's jewellery collection - we're sold!
The White Company Orange Rind Signature Candle:
was £20, now £16 (save £4) | The White Company (opens in new tab) Save £4 on this gorgeous (and festive) candle in the Boxing Day sales! The White Company don't often have sales, so this is the perfect time to take advantage of their discounts and treat yourself for this new year.
SHARK DuoClean Powered Lift-Away True Pet Anti Hair Wrap Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner:
was £369, now £199 (save £179) | Currys (opens in new tab) Save a whopping £179 on this Shark anti-hair wrap hoover, and with the bagless technology save yourself hours of faff whilst cleaning your home.
Apple AirPods Pro:
was £249, now £198 (save £51) | Very.co.uk (opens in new tab) Pick up these noise cancelling AirPods from Very for over £50 off today! This is a great deal for a brilliant bit of kit that will enhance your listening experience. But these won't be on sale for long, so be quick.
Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on womanandhome.com.
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