Remember when we all used to laugh and mock our American friends on Black Friday; scrapping in Walmart over televisions even bigger than their bloated bellies from Thanksgiving. Oh how the tables have turned. We in the UK are now just as bad as those across the pond and have well and truly embraced the retail event of the year. 2015 saw our Black Friday spending hit the £1 billion mark and British shoppers now take full advantage of grabbing a few bargains and getting a discount on their Christmas shopping just the same as thrifty US customers.
And that’s no bad thing; we’re living in post Brexit Britain, the weather is miserable and Donald Trump is going to be President of America – why shouldn’t we console our woes with a few bargains. Ignore your dad, banging on over on Facebook about how we’re always ‘copying the Yanks’ and generally being a miserable sod – get involved and box off a chunk of your Christmas present shopping before we even enter December.
As we’re a bunch of good eggs, we’ve rounded up all the best Black Friday deals you can get online while sitting at your desk, pretending to be doing some work. Just don’t blame us if you’re boss catches you skiving.
As if you needed an excuse to browse ASOS while in the office at the best of times, this Friday makes the site even more irresistible to open a sly tab up on your computer with their amazing discounts and deals. ASOS sales are always worth battering the credit card for so be prepared to fill your online basket with coats, shoes, dresses and a whole host of other clothes and accessories.
eBay is a bargain hunter’s best pal all year round but they’ve pulled out all the stops for Black Friday. From PS4’s and polo shirts to washing machines and waterproof jackets, they’ve got something for everyone on your present list. Wake up early to get the best deals before they go.
If you don’t give or receive a present that was bought as part of a Boots 3 4 2 deal, is it even Christmas? Yep, the go to shop for standard Christmas presents is getting involved in Black Friday and you can snap up a gift for your Aunt and Uncle you don’t really like even cheaper than it would be on 3 4 2. The real meaning of Christmas!
It wouldn’t be Black Friday without some discounted electrical goods and Argos has them all covered. From noise cancelling headphones (perfect for ignoring loud passengers on your commute) at less than half price from phones to fitbits, they have it covered. Their offers and deals have already begun so go fill your boots (and your shopping basket).
The winter months are made for cosying up in front of the fire in a onesie so treat yourself to the best money can buy and get your hands on a Onepiece number. There website has a whole heap of offers plus, if you’re a student, there’s 15% off all year round too. Who cares if your fella thinks they’re not very sexy – get him one too and he’ll soon change his mind when he’s cosy as hell too.
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without an abundance of stationary and bits as stocking fillers. Whether it’s scientific smart globes or Sharpie pens, make sure you take advantage of Ryman’s online sale and enter the New Year with everything you need to keep organised over the next twelve months.
Feel a bit guilty about all your consumerism? Been listening to your dad banging on about consumerism and the real meaning of Christmas during one of his rants? Don’t worry – Plenish are on hand to help you feel better about splashing the cash. Not only do they offer amazing juices and cleanse programmes, they’re going green this Black Friday. The Felix Project has been created to collect surplus food from food suppliers and distribute it to local charities and tomorrow they will donating 10% of all orders to it and giving you 10% off too with the code GREENTHURSDAY. Everyone’s a winner!
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of perfume as a present for the women in your life and luckily The Fragrance Shop has slashed the prices on a load of top selling scents and smells. Marc Jacobs, Armani, Gucci – there’s a designer perfume on offer to suit everyone’s taste and also, a whopping 15% off gift sets which means they’re one of the best Black Friday deals if you’re after boxing off a big chunk of your Christmas shopping on this retail event.
December is the busiest month of the year when it comes to social events so make sure you’re stocked up on enough falsies to see you through the party season. Head over to falseeyelashes.co.uk to receive 20% off EVERYTHING on their site when you spend £15 or more. You don’t even need to flutter your eyelashes at them for free first class delivery either – that’s included too!
After something a little different? Well, we have teamed up with the team over at The Pommier, who supply a amazing range of handmade fashion accessories from more than 100 independent designers! The Daily Struggle readers can get an additional 10% off on every product up until 23rd December! Use code DAILYSTRUGGLER at the checkout! In addition to this fabulous deal, they are dropping prices on exclusive products for a limited time!
Up to 50% off on festive bouquets, Christmas artificial wreaths and personalised jewellery at Debenhams Flowers
Appleyard Flowers are offering 50% off the beautiful Hand-tied luxury boutique flowers, using code BLACKFRIDAY50 at checkout.
Blossoming Gifts have a range of Black Friday offers all week, with up to 50% off their beautiful bouquets and gifts.
Jules B, high end fashion retailer, are offering up to 30% off across their site. Jules B stock a range of designer brands including Lulu Guinness, Canada Goose and Barbour.
25% off across the website at Mandi Candi, UK based fashion boutique stocking brand new smokin’ hot trends at competitive prices! Use code BLACK25 at the checkout.
50% off everything at Missguided!!! Now with an extra 10% using code CYBER10!
Pretty Little Thing are offering up to 50% off ERRYTHANG! Ends midnight Friday 25th November. Get an extra 10% using code CYBER10.
Whatever you buy this Black Friday, make sure you rub it in your dad’s face and set him off on a rant about capitalism and the Americanisation of Great Britain. Winding up your dad is the best gift you can give yourself after all.