Black Friday 2021: How to get the best deals this year | IndyBest Guide
PSA: Black Friday – aka the biggest and best shopping event of the year – is just one day away, which means brands and retailers are ramping up their deals ahead of the main event.
The shopping bonanza offers you the chance to snap up a saving on everything from TVs, games consoles and laptops to home appliances, beauty products and mattresses from the likes of Amazon, John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Currys, Boots and Apple. It really is the best time of year to find a deal, and of course, get your Christmas shopping lists squared away.
In order to help you grab a bargain during the mammoth sales bonanza, our team of expert deal-hunters are on hand to find the best early offers. Now that we are so close to the big day, we’re seeing standout deals on everything from Dyson’s vacuum cleaners to the lowest price yet on Apple’s AirPod pros and a whopping offer on the highly coveted KitchenAid, but will continue to reveal the hottest offers as soon as they drop. Happy shopping!
Black Friday quick UK retailer links:
Get ready for some Christmas cooking with this Le Creuset deal
Christmas dinners make for some fun and precious time with family and friends, but if you’re the one in the kitchen it can also be quite stressful. Thankfully, John Lewis is there to help you out with a stunning discount on some quality kitchen gear from Le Creuset.
Le Creuset cast iron 20cm casserole and 29cm stoneware dish set, two piece, volcanic: Was £247, now £148.20, Johnlewis.com
Le Creuset’s colourful and glossy dishes are the It-buy of kitchenware, and right now you can nab this two-piece set with 40 per cent off. The stoneware dish is oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher safe, and lends itself to baking, roasting and grilling. Plus, the handcrafted cast iron is said to be the lightest you can buy – we’re already fans, with its oval cousin landing top spot in our best casserole dish round-up, where our tester praised the easy-clean enamel interior, and noted: “It’s an obvious choice for casseroles and soups of course, but this dish has also become our go-to when roasting meat for a super-succulent Sunday roast.”
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 12:55
How Black Friday turns into Cyber Monday
The name of the event can be a little confusing, as it hints that special deals only last for the duration of one day. Well, we love being the bearers of good news: Black Friday sales tend to last up until Cyber Monday – meaning you can bag some bargains all weekend long!
For all the ins and outs on Cyber Monday, bookmark our special guide:
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 12:40
Currys offers rare discount on Apple HomePod mini
This is probably one of the best deals you’ll ever find on Apple’s fabulous smart speaker. The tech giant’s HomePod mini can rarely ever be found with a discount, but Currys is currently selling the space grey version with £20 off. “It offers fantastic sound for its size and plenty of smart features for its price,” our writer said in their review of the speaker. “It’s incredibly easy to set up on an Apple device, looks fantastic, and does everything you could want of it while taking up a tiny amount of space in any room.”
To save you both time and money, we’ve rounded up the best Apple deals for this Black Friday:
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 12:25
Ugg slides into Black Friday with this sweet deal
Known for its warm and fuzzy shoes, Ugg is giving us some good discounts this Black Friday. Whether you’re looking for a nice outdoor boot to keep your toes from freezing off this winter, or a comfy pair of sliders to wear around the house, Ugg has a deal for you.
Ugg oh yeah slide: Was £80, now £63.99, Ugg.com
Shoes don’t get much more comfy than Uggs, especially in slipper form, and you can save more than 20 per cent right now on this pair of oh yeah slides as part of the brand’s huge Black Friday sale. The very similar fluff yeah slides earned a spot in our round-up of the best slippers, where our reviewer said: “Although a little over the top, we were obsessed from the moment we put them on, and they instantly put a smile on our face every time we wore them thereafter.” They also lauded them as “undeniably soft and cosy”, and, thanks to the elasticated band, there’s “no sliding around”.
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 12:10
BaByliss hair straightener for less than half price
When we were still living from lockdown to lockdown, we didn’t have to worry much about our looks. But, now that we’re allowed to play again, we’re slowly starting to get into the habit of dressing up again: clothes, make-up and of course, hair.
For those who don’t have much time in their busy lives to spend on their luscious locks, we have a great Black Friday recommendation:
BaByliss opulence hair straightener: Was £80, now £36, Johnlewis.com
For super sleek locks in a hurry, look to this ultra-luxe looking hair saviour from Babyliss. With its “advanced ceramics” heating system, the plates heat up quickly and maintain a consistent heat across every section – so you might just get to the party on time. We featured a similar Babyliss model in our best cordless hair straightener edit, where our tester noted how “it performed particularly well at taming flyaways and creating a glossy finish.” With 55 per cent off right now, we reckon your hair will be in good hands.
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 11:55
Don’t finish last in the race for this Nintendo Switch bundle deal
Nintendo Switch bundle with ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’, ‘Just Dance 2022’ and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership: Was £378.99, now £284.99, Amazon.co.uk
This is an excellent bundle deal on the Nintendo Switch console in the neon red and blue colourway. You’re essentially buying the Nintendo Switch and then getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at half its usual price. But then, to sweeten the deal even further, you’re also getting Just Dance 2022 and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership for free. As usual, you’ll get two neon joy-cons and a Switch dock for TV play out of the box.
For more Black Friday deals on Nintendo Switch games, accessories and bundles, bookmark our special guide:
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 11:40
Up to 80% off at Asos: From big names to its own brand
Our expectations were high and Asos did not disappoint! This year’s 80 per cent off is seriously impressive, whether you’re searching major labels, face and body products, out-out outfits, or our beloved Topshop. Asos stocks more than 850 well known fashion and beauty names, so this sale is definitely worth a browse.
Asos edition feather & sequin mini dress with low back in charcoal: Was £120, now £102, Asos.com
Seeing as we missed out on festive parties last year, 2021 is the time to go big. Enter this feather and sequin showstopper number, which currently has 50 per cent off. If this one doesn’t get you into the (holiday) party spirit, we’re not sure what will.
DKNY sleepwear lounge pants in black: Was £69, now £40, Asos.com
At the other end of the spectrum, when it’s time to chill from all the fun, these DKNY joggers are just the answer. With 42 per cent off, they’ve got a boxer-style branded waistband and the logo down one leg, pockets and cuffed ankles.
Check out our guide for everything you need to know about this year’s sale:
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 11:25
Black Friday or Pizza Friday? 50% off £25 spend at Pizza Hut
If you ask us, Fridays are not for cooking. So if you’re looking to order in this week, look no further. With a minimal £25 spend it’s not exactly a dinner-for-one kind of deal, but the 50% off when ordering on the website or app makes it worth your while – especially if you’re having over some friends for a good old pizza party. Those who prefer a lazy Sunday will not be disappointed either, with the deal running from now until Monday 29 November.
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 11:10
Nike club members get generous 25 per cent off
The world’s biggest supplier of trainers and athletics apparel has now launched its early access Black Friday sale for club members! All you have to do is use the code “GAME21” at checkout and you’ll get 25 per cent off almost everything.
Nike air force 1 ’07: Was £99.25, now £74.96, Nike.com
You can now save some cash on Nike’s bestselling trainers. Originally designed for basketball, the pair boast lightweight cushioning and a padded collar that helps with all-day comfort, while the low-cut silhouette creates a streamlined look. A classic trainer for very good reason, there’s no better time to invest.
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 10:55
Highly anticipated Pandora Black Friday sale now live
Stuck on Christmas gift ideas? Here at IndyBest, we’re all about giving you shopping advice. Pandora is usually featured on many wishlists, and with the brand’s highly anticipated Black Friday sale you can save some serious cash on presents this year. While Pandora is best known for its charm bracelets, which will have you set for birthdays and Christmases for years to come, the brand has much more to offer from necklaces to earrings.
It’s the season to sparkle, and with 20 per cent off this selection will do just that:
Dominique Boulan25 November 2021 10:40
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