Black Friday 2021 best deals: live early offers and when the rest of the UK sales will start
Cards at the ready, shoppers. Black Friday 2021 is set to be bigger than ever before. Many retailers have started their discounts already, including Amazon, Currys, Sky and ASOS.
In true Black Friday tradition, expect to find deals on everything, from electronics like TVs and mobile phones to coffee machines, vacuum cleaners and even holidays. Those who are looking to get their Christmas shopping done early will be spoilt for choice, with significant discounts on tablets, gaming consoles, smart devices and more.
Our guide will help you find the best Black Friday deals this year. Here’s everything you need to know…
When is Black Friday 2021 in the UK?
This year, Black Friday falls on November 26, but most of the major players have turned it into a month-long shopping extravaganza by releasing deals early.
What are the best early Black Friday 2021 deals?
There are already enticing offers on home appliances, tech and fashion from retailers including Amazon, Currys, AO.com, Very and more. Below, we’ve selected the best early deals in the Black Friday 2021 sales so far. More will follow as these brands announce further deals and other retailers begin theirs, so keep checking back in the run-up to November 26 — and especially on the big day itself.
Best Amazon Black Friday deals
Amazon is credited with bringing Black Friday to the UK in the first place and their sales extravaganza has been so successful for the company that it single-handedly pushed CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth past $100 billion in 2017. There are already a wide range of deals on Amazon’s own-brand devices such as Kindle and Echo, along with arange of electronics (including electric toothbrushes), homeware, beauty and fashion. Bookmark The Telegraph’s best Amazon Black Friday deals page to find the best deals as they are announced. Here the best so far:
This ever-popular console is a home and handheld hybrid – switching between HD gameplay on your TV and handheld play takes seconds, and you get up to nine hours of battery life and a travel case with space to store games. Amazon is also offering money off the handheld Nintendo Switch Lite (was £209.99, now £197).
Finding Apple products on sale is a rarity, but luckily the AirPods pro are included in Amazon’s early Black Friday deals. These compact earphones have active noise cancellation, which does a great job of filtering out the background rumble while you commute, study or work. If you’re crossing a busy road, you can activate ‘transparency mode’ let background noise back in. They come with a charging case and three sets of silicone earbuds.
Take advantage of this better-than-half-price offer on Amazon’s most popular smart speaker, the Echo Dot. It allows you to voice control music from Spotify, Apple Music and more, and can answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms and control compatible smart home devices.
Amazon’s bestselling e-reader is also included in the early Black Friday sale. The Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and is waterproof, with a true-to-life ‘paper white’ page that’s genuinely pleasant to read. Finding a new read is easy, with over 5.5 million titles from classics to contemporary bestsellers available on the Kindle store.
AO.com is the another major retailer that has jumped on the early Black Friday trend, and it’s the place to go for deals on electricals (such as washer dryers and vacuum cleaners) as well as laptops and audio equipment.
The easiest, most foolproof way of making coffee at home is a pod machine, and Nespresso is undoubtedly the best for delicious espresso at the touch of a button. As featured in the Telegraph’s guide to the best coffee machines, Nespresso’s Vertuo range offers more versatility than previous models, with programmable coffee sizes for espresso, lungo and more.
For cakes worthy of the Great British Bake Off, perfect pizza dough and creamy mash, this powerful (300 watt) stand mixer is the best in the business. It comes with four dishwasher-safe accessories, including a stainless steel mixing bowl and dough hook.
Dyson’s Black Friday deals have launched early. You can save £100 on this 3kg cordless vacuum cleaner, which comes with a high-torque cleaner head that gives carpets a deep clean, plus a fluffy cleaner head to gently clean hard floors. The battery lasts for 60 minutes, and it also comes with a 35-day money back guarantee.
As featured in the Telegraph’s guide to the best cordless vacuum cleaners, the Shark Anti-Hair Wrap vacuum makes light work of dust, grime and pet hair. The clever ‘flexology’ wand allows you to clean in corners and under the sofa with ease.
Currys has joined Amazon in releasing hundreds of early Black Friday deals on everything from TVs to laptops and electricals. It also price-matches its competitors best deals, so is a one-stop-shop for all the tech and appliances you could be looking for on the big day. Read our full guide to the best Black Friday deals at Currys here, and see the best offers available now below.
9. PHILIPS 55OLED706/12 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV with Google Assistant
55 inches across, with cutting-edge OLED technology providing incredible 4K (or ‘ultra-HD’) picture quality, the 706 also boasts Philips’ groovy ambient lighting, surrounding the TV for a more immersive experience. Google Assistant lets you control both the lighting and the TV with your voice.
With noise cancelling technology and Spacial Processing by audio experts Meridian, LG’s version of earbuds are a serious contender. Compatible with Apple and Android phones, they come with a bacteria-killing UVNano recharging cradle.
Black Friday also offers an opportunity to take advantage of broadband deals and discounts on Sky mobile and TV packages. They’re already offering a great deal on the brand new iPhone 13 (below) as well as discount packages on their Superfast Broadband and Ultrafast Broadband services.
It’s hard to find a deal on Apple’s range-topping iPhone 13 but Sky are offering a 50 per cent discount on their 60GB per month data plan, adding up to £360 over the two-year deal. You can also save on 8GB and 12GB data packages.
Another retailer worth bookmarking for Black Friday is Very, although you needn’t wait to find a great deal, as hundreds have been released already. You can check pretty much everyone off your Christmas list in their Black Friday sale, with discounts on tech, tablets, toys, TVs and more. Here’s our favourite deal so far from Very.
You can save a whopping £400 on this OLED 4K Ultra-HD TV in the Very early Black Friday sale. Enjoy your favourite films and TV shows in stunningly high definition – LG’s self-lit OLED technology allows for pixel-perfect detail and deep colour for a truly immersive viewing experience. And the remote has inbuilt Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, so to change channels or access streaming services, you don’t even need to lift a finger – just use your voice.
Black Friday deals now start much earlier than the day itself – several major retailers have already started to release early Black Friday offers.
In addition to bookmarking this guide, it is worth signing up to email lists and downloading the apps of your favourite retailers and following them on social media for updates in real time.
The most savvy Black Friday shoppers bookmark a wish list of items in advance. That way, you can cut through the deluge of deals on the day and go straight to the discounts that most interest you.
Black Friday is especially useful for saving money on big-ticket tech items such as TVs, laptops and tablets – but beware that some retailers exaggerate discounts by comparing prices to RRPs that aren’t reflective of how much the item costs for the rest of the year.
When is Cyber Monday 2021 in the UK?
Cyber Monday used to be the e-commerce-only sale that follows Black Friday – this year, it falls on November 29. However, as the November shopping event has got bigger and better each year, the two have merged into one. It’s still worth keeping a lookout, though, as deals will continue to launch over the Black Friday weekend.