Best Boxing Day sales: the biggest discounts to shop right now from The White Company, John Lewis, Boden and more

The best Boxing Day sales mean big savings - so will you be shopping them this year?

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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

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?

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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

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.