Black Friday deals 2021 – live: The best UK sales from Shark, Nintendo, Le Creuset and more
Black Friday 2021: How to get the best deals this year | IndyBest Guide
You’ll be pleased to hear that Black Friday – aka the biggest and best shopping event of the year – has finally arrived and a bunch of our favourite brand and retailers have outdone themselves for 2021.
In order to help you grab a bargain during the mammoth sales bonanza, our team of expert IndyBest deal-hunters are on hand to find you the best offers throughout the sale . We’ve already seen some standout deals on everything from Dyson’s vacuum cleaners to a whopping deal on a Nintendo Switch console bundle, but will continue to reveal the hottest offers as soon as they drop. Happy shopping!
This one took the top spot in our guide to the best sofa in a box, with our writer noting that if you’re after a “deep, cosy sofa you can curl up in of an evening, look no further than the big chill”. As for its style, they wrote that “the slight boxiness of the chunky arms and high back give this sofa a super-chic look”, adding that “it’s a great all-rounder that will work with any décor scheme”.
While lots of brands and retailers kicked things off early, Black Friday officially started today. We’ve already seen some whopping deals on everything from the iPhone 13 pro max to Lego, so there really is something for everyone.
The event runs from Black Friday across the weekend into the following Monday (known as Cyber Monday), which this year falls on 29 November.
Traditionally it has always been exclusively online, and especially so in 2020 due to the pandemic – the UK was mostly under lockdown, with non-essential shops remaining shut throughout November.
Cyber Monday is your last chance to bag a bargain before Christmas, and there’s often a broad range of retailers that slash prices across smart TVs, laptops, fashion, mattresses and more. So, Black Friday ends on Cyber Monday.
There’s no denying that Apple leads the way when it comes to wearables, and this particular model took the top spot in our guide to the best smartwatches with The Independent’s technology critic, David Phelan writing that it is “hands down the best”. It was praised for its classy design and “immaculate build quality”. Now with £90 off, we think this would make a great gift for a loved one this Christmas.
To find out more about the tech-heavy watch, read our explainer:
The best sex toy deal from Lovehoney to snap up now
We-Vibe tango X lipstick bullet vibrator: Was £79.99, now £63.99, Lovehoney.co.uk
Practise self love with the We-Vibe tango X, which currently has 20 per cent off. A bullet featuring seven vibration modes and eight intensity levels, it’s also completely waterproof and USB rechargeable. Featuring in our round-up of the best quiet vibrators, our tester said: “We-Vibe has combined deep, rumbling vibrations – the kind that you need if orgasms can be elusive – with the quietest possible noise levels.”
If so, let us guide you to our round-up of the best home appliance deals (which may provide some better inspo than a potato masher!). You can expect everything from a discounted Dyson V10 (was £449.99, now £299.99, Argos.co.uk) to Hotel Chocolat’s popular velvetiser (was £109.95, now £89.99, Amazon.co.uk):
What we’re buying in the All Saints Black Friday sale
All Saints balfern leather jacket: Was £319.00, now £223.30, Allsaints.com
“The phrase ‘cult brand’ gets thrown around a lot in the fashion industry, but there truly is no better label than All Saints when it comes to investing in a leather jacket that’s made to last,” as noted in our review of the best leather jackets, where this one took the top spot. “Shaped to a regular silhouette, it’s made from a soft leather and is finished with the typical silver hardware you’d expect from a biker jacket,” they added. Black Friday is the perfect time to invest, you won’t regret it.
All Saints tarren biker skirt: Was £99, now £69.30, Allsaints.com
All Saints is offering 30 per cent off everything site-wide meaning you can pick up this effortlessly cool leather skirt for less than £70. Earning a spot in our round-up of the best mini skirts, our tester said it has “a classic biker style in a flattering A-line silhouette”, adding that the “two small zips and a longer one down the middle give the skirt just the right amount of edge”. Whether worn fully grunged up with a cropped leather jacket or toned down with a white open shirt and vest, it’s a wardrobe mainstay.
Sleep easy and save on an Eve mattress this Black Friday
Searching for a new mattress? Of course, we’ve got a deal for you.
Eve premium hybrid mattress, double: Was £978, now £782, Evesleep.co.uk
“The Eve premium hybrid is our favourite of the new generation bed-in-a-box options,” noted our writer in our review of the best mattresses. It performed so well that it took the top spot in our guide, with our tester adding that they “noticed a more luxurious feel” with this bed than with the others they tested. It also got “10 out of 10 from us on breathability, comfort and support, being just slightly firmer than medium”. It really is “a brilliant all-rounder”.
If the Eve hybrid isn’t the exact one you’re after, give your guide to the best Black Friday mattress deals a read, we reckon there’s something there you’ll love:
There’s no stopping our favourite fashion retailers. Asos launched up to 80 per cent off everything on Thursday 25 November, but you can now an extra 15 per cent off when you use the code “BFDEAL15” at checkout. All you need to do is spend £30 or more. To find the highest discounts, go to the sale and filter by discount percentage.
“This ebook reader is stunning. It has the subtlest front light which adjusts to the ambient light automatically, and can be adjusted from pure white to a warm, gentle amber shade,” praised The Independent’s technology critic, David Phelan in his review of the best eraders. Phelan added that it has the “best design of any reader” and is “sensationally good”. Thankfully Amazon has slashed the price of the device by 26 per cent.
Dreaming of a holiday in 2022? You need to see this Secrets Escape Black Friday deal
If you’re looking to escape to a far-flung destination in 2022, then you’re in luck because we’ve spotted some whopping early Black Friday deals on Secret Escapes.
Secret Escapes The Residence, Maldives: Was £1,139 a night, now £581, Secretescapes.com
While a bucket-list destination for many, if you’re dreaming of a tranquil break then the Maldives is the answer. The Residence hotel has slashed the price of its nightly rate by nearly half for dates in January and February 2022. You’ll get breakfast and dinner included in the package, and of course, the accommodation looks sublime – we’re talking private decks and freestanding bathtubs, with fabulous views out over the lagoon.
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 10:10
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