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Black Friday – AKA 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…

Yep, 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 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, ASOS and Very.


Best Black Friday Deals 2018

Amazon Black Friday deals (online)

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.

Argos Black Friday deals (in store and online)

The high street chain is a great destination for shoppers looking for discounted toys, tech and electronics like laptops and TVs.

John Lewis Black Friday deals (in store and online)

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.

Tesco Black Friday deals (online and in store)

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.

Currys PC World Black Friday deals (in store and online)

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.


Best Black Friday Wedding Deals

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Virgin Experience Days will be offering up to 75% for Black Friday 

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 honeymoon deals

Turquoise Holidays are offering 50% off holidays to Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives 

Turquoise Holidays are offering a generous 50% off holidays at Six Senses Laamu, Maldives over the Black Friday weekend. The deal is a 7-night offering, half board from £2,499 per person (based on two sharing) including domestic and international flights with Sri Lankan Airlines. But be quick, the deal goes live on the 23 November on their website here.  

The Beach at Bude is releasing 99 rooms at £99 over the Black Friday weekend. 

The Beach hotel overlooks Summerleaze Beach, so honeymooners can wake up to sea views. The hotel has a two rosette restaurant headed up by chef Joe Simmonds, who was classically trained under Sam Moody at Michelin Star Restaurant, The Priory.

Baltic Travel Company is applying 5% discount on all trips worth £3,000 and over 

Northern Lights Black Friday Deal

Fancy seeing the Northern Lights? The travel company specialising in holidays in the Nordic Region including ScandinaviaThe Baltic RegionPolandRussiaSlovakia, are offering a 5% discount on all trips worth £3,000 and over between Friday 16 November until Black Friday (Friday 23 November).

The Headland Hotel is offering 40% off bookings for January 

Photo by Guy Harrop

Fancy a weekends break in Newquay? The Headland is offering 40% off 1 and 2 night stays with a sea view accommodation. Plus for the two night stays a £40 in-house voucher per room to spend anywhere in the hotel. The hotel is will also have a dining offer for their AA rosette-awarded Samphire Restaurant for just £40 per person.


Black Friday deals on alcohol

The big supermarkets including, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Lidl, Aldi and Morrisons, will all be offering discounted rates on all food and alcohol come Black Friday so if you’re supplying your own alcohol at your wedding (or just stocking up for Christmas) then it’s definitely worth visiting either a larger store or getting onto their website ASAP.

More specialist alcohol suppliers such as Majestic, The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt will provide substantial savings on Black Friday too.


Black Friday deals on food

Fine Food Specialist is offering 10% off luxury Christmas foods 

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

Walkers Shortbread is offering 35% off their luxury chocolate range

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.

Robert Welch 

The sophisticated homeware retailer is offering 30% off its limited edition, 84-piece Avon Cutlery Canteen – Buy it here. 

Raft Furniture 

The premium furniture brand will be announcing offers on selected accessories online here on Black Friday.

Posterhaste 

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…

Buy the Star Map here

Black Friday deals on wedding stationery

Papier are offering 20% everything for Black Friday 2018

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

Arabel Lebrusan is offering 30% off on all orders over £50 with the code blackfriday18

Olivia & Pearl is offering 25% off everything on Black Friday

Our favourites include:

Scream Pretty will be offering 25% off all their lines from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday

The perfect shop for gifts for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, or even just for yourself! Some of our favourites include:

 

Buckley London will be offering up to 70% off jewellery 

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. 

Matthew Calvin will be offering up to 40% off of selected pieces 

Matthew Calvin’s Black Friday sale pieces include the following:
  • 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
Running alongside their Black Friday deals, Matthew Calvin will also be giving away a free pair of Thin Wire Studs in Silver with all orders made.

Lily Charmed is offering 25% off everything on Black Friday 2018

For personalised gifts for him or her, Lily Charmed is offering 25% off everything on Black Friday 2018. Shop the collection here. 

Watches2U is offering a variety of huge savings on watches, such as this Fossil Q watch down from £149 to £79 

Buy this watch here

Best Black Friday deals on technology

Bang & Olufsen – 25% off selected headphones and earphones

Best Black Friday deals on wedding attire


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