There are already thousands of discounts to be had across everything from TVs, laptops, gaming consoles and tech to fashion, beauty, home appliances and mattresses, and even more savings will be rolling in thick and fast.
To save you from endlessly scrolling, our team of IndyBest deal-hunters is on hand to guide you through the discounts and find the sales that really are worth your time and money. We won’t be sharing deals that we don’t think are genuinely good. So, whether you’re in the market for Dyson vacuum cleaners or Ninja air fryerswe’re here to help.
But remember, it’s only a saving if it’s on something you really need or have wanted for a long time – there are no bargains to be had on a product that will sit at the back of the kitchen cupboard, never to see the light of day . Happy shopping!
Why is it called Black Friday?
There are a number of different explanations as to why the sale event after Thanksgiving was coined Black Friday.
One explanation is that the term was used in the Sixties by police officers in Philadelphia to describe the chaos that ensued when tourists descended on the city for Christmas shopping and the annual Army-Navy football match. This proved a nightmare for the police who had to deal with issues such as shoplifting and accidents.
Another theory is that brands and retailers were typically in the red or at a financial loss until the day after Thanksgiving when sales meant they moved into the black or were in profit.
Now Black Friday is of course synonymous with huge discounts and deals across the board, and it’s the biggest and best shopping event of the year.
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 09:15
Score a saving in the Gymshark Black Friday sale
The Black Friday fairies at Gymshark are really spoiling us this year – with an extra 20 percent off sitewide with the discount code EXTRAWENTY. Not only does this mean you can bag an even bigger bargain this sale season, but if you happened to have your eye on something that isn’t in the Black Friday sale, you can still get it at a reduced price. Perfect for Christmas present shopping.
Adapt marl seamless sports bra: Was £38, now: £11.40, Gymshark.com
With a jacquard fabric and sweat-wicking technology keeping you cool as you work out, the design remains stylish with cross-over straps.
Flex sports long-sleeve crop top in black: Was £35, now £14, Gymshark.com
Workout easily and sweat-free with this seamless long-sleeve crop top from Gymshark. Made with sweat-wicking fabric and contouring to your body, it will move with you, no matter how tough your gym routine. With a cropped fit and round neckline, this top features a cut-out back and thumb holes to the cuffs, as well. This is one of the brand’s best deals this Black Friday, with 60 percent off the original price.
Vital seamless leggings in maroon: Was £45, now £27, Gymshark.com
Constructed with sweat-wicking fabric and seamless contours, these gym leggings are designed to support you during your workout – as well as being a stylish addition to your gym kit. At almost half price, it would be rude not to.
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 09:05
Best Molton Brown Black Friday deals 2022
Known for stocking luxurious fragrance treats and skincare buys, we’ve tried and tested a whopping 18 scents from Molton Brownand we recently raved about the new rose dunes range addition. So, we were very keen to spot some Molton Brown Black Friday deals at stockists John Lewis, QVC, Amazon and lookfantastic. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or treating yourself this Christmas, here are some highlights.
Molton Brown coastal cypress and sea fennel candle: Was £42, now £31.50, Johnlewis.com
Currently reduced by a sizeable 25 percent, this 190g candle features Molton Brown’s coastal cypress and sea fennel scent. Presented in a brown glass holder with minimalist branding, the vegan-friendly blend has an estimated burn time of 30-40 hours.
Molton Brown fresh and reinvigorating fine liquid hand wash trio: Was £52, now £39, Qvcuk.com
Buy in bulk and stock up on hand wash ahead of any guests arriving at Christmas, with this trio of 300ml bottles. The three scents are: blue maquis; lemon and mandarin, and pettigree dew, and each one has a formula created to cleanse and soften the skin. Considering the discount, as a bundle, the bottles are priced at £13 a piece, while their usual price is £22 a pop when bought separately. That’s almost a whopping £10 saving per item.
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 08:55
Harry Potter Lego Black Friday deals
Lego Harry Potter 76406 Hungarian horntail dragon: Was £44.98, now £33.74, Johnlewis.com
Young Potterheads will love this magical Hungarian horntail dragon set, which John Lewis & Partners has discounted by 25 percent. The 671-piece build includes a minifigure and his trusty steed – the firebolt broom – beneath the flying horntail dragon. The mythical creature’s wings can even flap up and down – an impressive build for a bargain price.
Lego Harry Potter 76404 advent calendar: Was £29.98, now £14.99, Johnlewis.com
You still have time to buy your advent calendar this year, and this magical countdown is now half price. Included are 24 Harry Potter gifts with seven familiar minifigures, including Harry, Moaning Myrtle, Horace Slughorn and he who must not be named. Recreate scenes from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with this countdown that should provide hours of fun (and last longer than chocolate advent calendars).
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 08:42
Which supermarkets are taking part in Black Friday 2022?
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 08:32
Protect your home from damp with this Black Friday dehumidifier deal
When it comes to investing in a new home appliance, Black Friday is the best time to do just that. And if it’s a dehumidifier you’re searching for, we’ve got just the deal for you.
PureMate 2.2l portable dehumidifier: Was £119.99, now £79.99, Amazon.co.uk
There’s currently 29 percent off this portable dehumidifier, which weighs just 3kg, so it’s easy to move from room to room or keep in smaller homes. Described as the “best dehumidifier with a timer” in our country round-up of the best machinesour tester rated it for being “sleek and uber portable.”
They also added: “It can capture up to 600ml of water per day, and is ideal for smaller spaces, such as bedrooms or kitchens. It was also very quiet, so we barely heard it while it was on, which is partly down to the thermoelectric cooling fan, which doesn’t need a compressor to operate.”
For more Black Friday dehumidifier deals, read our guide below:
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 08:25
The Meta Quest 2 deal you don’t want to miss this Black Friday
Meta quest 2 + Resident Evil 4 bundle: Was £399.99, now £349.99, Amazon.co.uk
Securing the top spot in our review of the best VR headsetsour tech writer Steve Hogarty praised it for being a “genuine breakthrough”. While it’s not the “most technically advanced virtual reality headset out there”, Hogarty noted that it’s the “first genuinely user-friendly one”.
“You don’t need an expensive gaming PC to plug it in, and there are no snaking cables to trip over. Instead, you just slip it on, grab hold of the controllers, and are immediately immersed in a believable 3D space,” he added. It’s this simplicity that is one of the big reasons “behind the company’s acquisition by Facebook, now Meta”.
If you want a “VR experience without the fuss, there’s no better entry point” than this device. Thankfully, Amazon has slashed the price of the device by £50, and has bundled it with Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber.
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 08:20
Save up to 20% on Apple Airpods and watch
Apple Watch series 7, GPS, 41mm red: Was £369, now £299, Amazon.co.uk
Amazon is giving you a 19 percent discount on last year’s red Apple Watch series 7 with GPS, and it will have you running wild into the new year.
“The Apple watch remains a remarkably advanced wearable when it comes to health and fitness metrics. If you have a series 6, then the gorgeous new display, delicately upgraded design, and improved durability should be enough to tempt you to upgrade,” our writer said in their review of the smartwatch.
Apple AirPods pro, 2nd gen: Was £249, now £229, Amazon.co.uk
Amazon discounted the new AirPods pro earlier this week, and it’s just slashed it again by a further £10, saving you an unmissable eight percent. These are the second-generation AirPods pro wireless noise-cancelling earbuds, which only arrived in September of this year.
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 08:15
The Xbox series S is at its lowest ever price for Black Friday
The Xbox series S is currently discounted by £60 at Amazon, as part of its early Black Friday offers. It’s a remarkably good deal on a games console in 2022 that was already decent value, so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for a console to play the latest games.
In our round-up of the best gaming consoles to play in 2022 we said: “The Xbox series S is remarkably good value for a gaming console in 2022. With the lowest price point for any of the major next-gen console manufacturers, it’s a good option for anyone looking for a cheap gaming solution that doesn’ t need a 4K resolution to have a good time.”
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 08:10
Save more than £100 on the Flannels beauty advent calendar
Flannels beauty advent calendar: Was £235, now £119, Flannels.com
Flannels’ debut on the beauty advent calendar scene is almost too good to be true. With 25 products from some of the buzziest brands in the industry, it’s packed full of skincare saviors, as well as make-up must-haves that’ll have you party-ready in no time.
What’s inside the Flannels beauty advent calendar for 2022? Taking you from December 1 all the way up until the big day, you’ll find 25 products, 18 of which are full-sized. You can expect to unpack some of the best-known brands, including the likes of 111Skin, Sarah Chapman, Patrick Ta, and Pat McGrath. Owing to the Black Friday discount on this calendar, you’ll want to get your hands on it as soon as you can.
Daisy Lester25 November 2022 08:00