Black Friday – a.k.a, the biggest shopping event of the year – is inching closer, and as bargain hunters wait in anticipation of the huge discounts and sales set to be unleashed on the high street and online, here’s everything you need to know about the Black Friday deals 2018 and the best offers.
Yes, in case you’ve been living in the North Pole, these days waiting until Boxing Day to dive into the sales is a thing of the past. Check out all the best deals, sales and offers for Black Friday 2018 below…
When is Black Friday 2018?
Black Friday sales always take place the day after Thanksgiving in the US.
In 2017, Black Friday officially fell on 24 November, but this year, Black Friday falls on Friday 23 November 2018.
When is Cyber Monday 2018?
Black Friday 2018 deals will continue over Saturday and Sunday before Cyber Monday comes just three days later.
This year, Cyber Monday falls on Monday 26 November 2018, with some sales stretching across the entire four-day period before the slightly-milking-it ‘Bounce-Back Tuesday’ lands on 27 November for those who still have money in their bank accounts.
When do Black Friday Sales 2018 begin?
Black Friday is on Friday 23 November 2018, but most retailers will inevitably put offers live all week as the annual shindig takes over the whole month.
What should I buy on Black Friday 2018?
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and has long been thought of as the commencement of the Christmas shopping period where you can buy anything at a discount from beauty products and clothes to toys and homeware.
But Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy anything tech related from TVs, and speaker systems to tablets and game consoles.
Big names that took part in 2017 include Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco, Currys PC World, GAME, Carphone Warehouse, M&S, Debenhams, ASOS and Very.
Best Black Friday Deals 2018
Expect a huge range of tech and gaming items including the retailer’s own-branded items like the Amazon Echo speaker and Amazon Fire tablet in the sales.
The high street chain is a great destination for shoppers looking for discounted toys, tech and electronics like laptops and TVs.
Debenhams will be offering a variety of huge discounts, starting Tuesday 20 November right through to Friday 30 November, with deals on fashion, homeware, electricals, beauty and fragrance.
John Lewis says Black Friday is “the perfect time to stock up on Christmas presents” and to help you along the way, the department store is promising even hotter black Friday deals for 2018 across appliances, TVs, computers and other gadgets.
With the closure of the Tesco Direct site, we predict that the majority of deals that the supermarket giant runs this year will be in store.
The high street giant will offer eager shoppers huge savings on tech gadgets and electrical items – watch out for discounts on top branded products like Fitbit activity trackers, Apple laptops and tablets as well as Dyson appliances.
The fashion brand will be offering 50% off selected styles until Thursday 22 November, followed by up to 70% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. You can also take advantage of 20% off everything at QuizMan from 20 to 26 November.
Best Black Friday venue deals
Nestled between Dorset’s finest blue-flag golden beaches and the ancient mysteries of the New Forest, the award-winning boutique hotel is offering a fantastic saving for one day only. Prices are based on a minimum of 60 guests for £10,000.
Black Friday hen party deals
Up to ten exclusive daily deals will be available from across the Virgin Experience Days collection including dining, afternoon tea, driving, adrenaline, tours and spa treats. The deals will be live between Black Friday (23 November) and Cyber Monday (26 November).
Black Friday deals on food
Fine Food Specialist is offering 10% off luxury Christmas foods including cheese, stocking fillers and hampers from Friday 23 November until Monday 26 November inclusive. Use the voucher code: BLACKFRI18PR
As well as the 35% their luxury chocolate range on Black Friday, The Christmas Bell Tin which is usually £6, will be half price, and they’ll be free delivery on all orders on Cyber Monday.
Black Friday deals on wedding gifts
Shopping for the happy couple? We have rounded up some of the best offers on homewares to gift the happy couple.
The sophisticated homeware retailer is offering 30% off its limited edition, 84-piece Avon Cutlery Canteen – Buy it here.
The online poster and print retailer is offering a ‘buy one, get one 50% off’ on all unframed prints. A great opportunity to buy something for you and something for the couple at once! Shop the offer here on Black Friday.
We particularly love this personalised star map…
Best Black Friday Deals for homeowners
Grey Velvet Fabric 2 Drawer Storage Bed was £584.99, now £500.10
Black Friday deals on wedding stationery
Online stationery brand Papier sells a range of wedding stationery, invitations, photo books, notebooks and place cards, all of which can be personalised. They’re offering 20% off of everything for Black Friday this year. Shop the offers here.
Black Friday deals on jewellery
Beaverbrooks is offering some great deals on their engagement rings
18ct White Gold Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring – Now £2,210
18ct White Gold Diamond and Pink Sapphire Ring– Now £1,530
The Ascot Pearl Earrings (above) are normally £142 and £106.50 in their Black Friday Sale
Links is also offering an additional discount if 50% off both the 20/20 Sterling Silver Bracelet and the 20/20 Sweetie Earrings above.
Just use the code BF25 at the checkout to claim these discounts.
Our favourites include:
- Believer ear jackets- down from £120 to £90
- Aphrodite statement earrings- down from£220 to £165
- Believer pearl ring down from £105 t o£79
The perfect shop for gifts for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, or even just for yourself! Some of our favourites include:
Costume and fashion jewellery brand, Buckley London, has a mammoth Black Friday 2018 offering. All items will be between 50% to 70% off from 19th November until 26th November. Shop the range here.
- Joint Bangle
- Joint Ring
- Point Ring
- Thin Meteorite Ring
- Double Meteorite Ring Pendant
- Dodecahedron Pendant
- V Point Pendant
- Dropback Mini Point Studs
- Dot Pendant
- Mini Point Pendant
Best Black Friday Deals on watches
Morris Richardson, will be offering an exclusive 25% off all watches throughout Black Friday weekend
Watches2U is offering a variety of huge savings on watches, such as this Fossil Q watch down from £149 to £79
The watch was originally £175.
Best Black Friday deals on technology
Little Mistress will be offering 50% off everything online (excluding outlet) if you use the voucher code LMBLACK50. The deal is valid from Monday 19 November and ends midnight Monday 26 November.
Figleaves is also running a 25% off deal across everything on their website.
Slater menswear is offering a week of deals on suits, shoes and other accessories from Monday the 20th of November.
Black Friday deals on shoes
Ethical footwear brand Po-Zu is running a 40% off everything (excluding pre-orders) if you use the code: BETHECHANGE