The Boxing Day sales have traditionally been the best time of year to bag a bargain, where keen shoppers would queue outside high street stalwarts from early hours of the morning. That was, until the internet came along.
Thankfully, that's no longer necessary, unless you're the kind of shopper that prefers to shop physically that is. Instead, you can do it all from the comfort of your armchair today, with our help.
After the madness of running around doing your last minute Christmas shopping, (we all do it!), today is when you'll be able to get a great deal on something you weren't lucky enough to get under the tree this year, but without having to set foot in a shop.
And because no one wants to be scrolling through all their favourite brand's websites all day today, or spending the entire day out shopping for that matter, we've rounded up the most impressive deals here, so you get the best of both worlds.
Our IndyBest team has hand-picked every deal featured here. We may earn some commission from the links in this article, but our selections have been made independently and without bias. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.
Best Boxing Day deals
Never to miss out on a sale, Amazon's event covers everything from home appliances to smart speakers and TVs.
Ring Floodlight Cam | HD Security Camera with Built-in Floodlights, Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm – was £249, now £179
Philips 55PUS7304/12 55-Inch 4K UHD Android Smart TV – was £1150, now £509
Nespresso Creatista Plus by Sage, Brushed Stainless Steel – was £449.95, now £249
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa– was £44.99, now £24.99
Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner [IF200UK] Single Battery, Blue – was £359.99, now £174.99
Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin, 70cl – was £27, now £18.99
eve Sleep Hybrid Foam and Spring Mattress | King – was £549, now £269.99
Apple iPhone X (64GB) - Silver – was £899, now £599
Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II - Black – was £195, now £129
Samsung 43-Inch Ru7400 Dynamic crystal Colour HDR Smart 4K TV – was £509.99, now £359
LG 49UM7100PLB 49 Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV – was £549.99, now £349
McCulloch CS 35S Petrol Chainsaw, 35cc, 14 Inch – was £159.99, now £99.99
Sony Bravia KDL32WE613BU (32-Inch) HD Ready HDR Smart TV – was £349, now £199
Bosch GSB 120 - LI Professional 12V with 2 x 1.5 Ah Batteries – was £79.99, £52.99
The retailer's clearance sale has started, with thousands of discounts across home, fashion, tech and toys. With its price matching “Never Knowingly Undersold” tag line, expect the best deals around.
John Lewis & Partners Fluted Armchair, Light Leg, Opulence Teal – was £299, now £199
Silentnight Sleep Genius 3000 Pocket Geltex Mattress, Medium Tension, Double – was £799, now £639.20
John Lewis & Partners + Swoon Wren Coffee Table, Natural – was £249, now £174
Whistles Star Flocked Sweatshirt, Grey – was £79, now £55
Reiss Lily Suede Pointed Toe Boots, Red Chestnut – was £225, now £110
Kin Miller Pindot Slim Fit Suit Jacket, Navy – was £109, now £54
John Lewis & Partners JLWD1614 Freestanding Washer Dryer, 8kg Wash/4kg Dry Load – was £679, now £579
Panasonic 55GZ1500B 4K OLED TV – was £1,999, now £1,699
KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L Stand Mixer, Candy Apple Red – was £499, now £329
John Lewis & Partners Spectrum Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, Teal – was £35, now £17.50
The health and beauty retailer's mammoth Boxing Day sale is here, with up 50 per cent off fragrance, electricals and Christmas gifts. Big brands such as Oral B, No7, and FitBit are featured in the sale.
Oral-B Pro 2500 rechargeable electric toothbrush black – was £40, now £20
Yves Saint Laurent black opium 50ml eau de parfum & body lotion gift set – was £75, now £49.99
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Christmas Set – was £45, now £30
Soap & Glory Sweet Tin-Tations – was £60, now £30
Braun Series 9 9399PS electric shaver - gold – was £449.99, now £224.99
Estee Lauder Prep and Protect Essentials – was £75, now £35
Pixi Box Of Beautiful Skin – was £60, now £30
Clinique Great Skin Anywhere Set – was £68, now £45.33
Oral-B GENIUS 8000 Silver Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun – was £280, now £90
Liz Earle Discover Radiance Collection – was £29.50, now £19.66
Fitbit Ionic - Slate Blue/Burnt Orange – was £219.99, now £189.99
Ole Henriksen G.2.G. (Got 2 Glow) Travel Skincare Set – was £14, now £9.33
Fitbit Inspire - black – was £69.99, now £49.99
The reliable high street shop is offering great deals on homewares, tech, mattresses and toys.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Smart Watch - Black – was £274.99, now £199.99
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 Powerbank 20,000 mAh External Battery – was £32.99, now £24.99
Lenovo IdeaPad S145 15.6in i3 4GB 128GB Laptop - Black – was £399.99, now £279.99
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (2nd Generation) – was £199, now £169
Philips AC3259/60 Series 3000i Connected Air Purifier – was £495, now £349
Philips Lumea BRI920/00 Corded IPL Hair Removal Device – £239.99, now £214.99
Dyson V8 Animal Extra Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – was £374.99, now £299.99
Silentnight Hatfield Memory Foam Single Mattress – was £175, now £140
The brand's "Emma original mattress" won our IndyBest award in our best mattresses feature (read the full review here), and now the brand is offering a huge 45 per cent off everything. It's its biggest sale yet. Usde BOX45 at the checkout to receive the discount.
Currys PC World
SODASTREAM Spirit Sparkling Water Maker - Black – was £90.00, now £39
SONY HT-X8500 2.1 All-in-One Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos – was £349, now £244
DYSON V7 Motorhead Plus Cordless Vacuum Cleaner - Blue – was £274, now £199
LG OLED55C9MLB 55“ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV – was £1,799, now £1,299
HP Pavilion 14-ce3501sa 14“ Laptop - Intel Core i5, 512 GB SSD, Silver – was £649, now £499
APPLE iPhone 11 - 64 GB, Black – was £729, now £699
FITBIT Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa - Petal & Copper Rose – was £199, now £159
The reliable furniture and interiors brand already has up to an impressive 50 per cent off sofas, dining room, living room and bedroom furniture, floor lamps, rugs and dinnerware and to 30 per cent off bed linen, table lamps and mirrors and 25 per cent off frames. The sale runs until 26 Janaury 2020.
Fenner 2 seater sofa – was £1,200, now £960
Tatsuma Ash Kingsize bed frame 150cm – was £425, now £340
Jacobs Teal velvet storage bench – was £275, now £192.50
Maldon Oak wooden floor lamp with white shade – was £230, now £161
Flokati Large cream and charcoal hand-woven wool rug 170 x 240cm – was £450, now £315
Celine Armchair Vienna Velvet Blue – was £225, now £180
With huge discounts across tech, home, fashion and footwear, Very's sale is well worth checking out.
Beats by Dr Dre Studio 3 Wireless Headphones – Beats Skyline Collection, Desert Sand – was £299, now £178
Apple iPad (2019) 32Gb, Wi-Fi, 10.2 inch with Optional Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil – was from £349, now from £299
Rio Fabric 3 Seater Standard Back Sofa – was £899, now £499
eve 'The Mattress' by eve - Double – was £499, now £399
Shark DuoClean IF130UKTH Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with HEPA – was £379, now £199.99
BOSS J-Ardem Padded Jacket - Navy – was £399, now £283.25
River Island Utility Longline Coat- Black – was £120, now £78
For all things skincare and beauty, the retailer is offering up to 50 per cent off selected products.
Foreo mini 2 facial cleansing brush – was £119, now £89.25
Anastasia Beverly Hills dewy set setting spray – was £27, now £21.60
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina eyeshadow palette – was £46, now £36.80
Lily Lashes Miami 3D mink lashes – was £30, now £24
Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe sage and orange blossom – was £7, now £5.60
Sand & Sky brilliant skin purifying pink clay mask – was £39.95, now £31.96
The electrical retailer has started its clearance sale, with deals across gaming, home appliances, TVs, smart tech and more.
Dyson V7 Motorhead Plus Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – was £274, now £199
Lenovo ideapad S145-14IWL 14“ Laptop - Black – was £599, now £399
LG OLED55B9PLA 55“ Smart 4K Ultra HD OLED TV – was £1,500, now £1,079
Nespresso by Magimix Essenza Mini & Milk 11377 - Black – was £139, now £99
Hisense RS741N4WB11 American Fridge Freezer - Black - A+ Rated – was £699, now £499
In its “biggest sale ever” Harveys is offering 50 per cent off with discount of up to 25 per cent.
Islington 3 Seater Sofa – was £1598, now £599
Brooklyn Large Corner Group with Media Tray & Electric Recliners – was £4,198, now £1,679
Maurizio 3 Seater Sofa – was £1,998, now £749
Kennington 3 Seater Sofa – was £1,398, now £524
Ramira White Extending Dining Table & 4 Alcora Chairs – was £1,149, now £749
A go-to for gold pieces, jewellery brand Missoma is offering up to 50 per cent off in its Boxing Day sale.
Lucy Williams gold beaded coin lariat necklace – was £109, now £55
Gold radial hoops – was £129, now £65
Gold evil eye signet ring – was £85, now £43
Gold twine cuff – was £105, now £63
Gold inspire me amulet necklace – was £125, now £75
From high-end clothes, accessories and shoes for men and and women, and homwares, the Harrods sale has huge discounts.
Rixo Silk Shell Midi Skirt – was £215, now £99.99
Balmain Logo Stripe Sweater – was £775, now £379
Zimmermann Veneto Maxi Dress – was £595, now £289
Cult Gaia Mini Bamboo Ark Bag – was £84.95, now £59.95
Sage The Oracle Touch Coffee Machine – was £1,999, now £1,599
From fridges to mobile phones, this retailer is already offering up to 40 per cent off a range of lines.
Samsung RS50N3513SA No Frost Side-by-side Fridge Freezer With Ice And Water Dispenser - Metal Graphite – was £1,099, now £899
LG OLED55C9 55“ 4K Ultra HD Smart HDR OLED TV – was £2,499, now £1,399
iRobot roomba980 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Dirt Detect WIFI Smart App – was £899, now £649
Google Home Mini – was £36.97, now £19.97
Evolve Black George Foreman 21610 Electric Griddle With Deep Pan Dish – was £123.97, now £76.97
The furniture brand is offering up to 25 per cent off selected products until 14 January.
Sensaform Airstream Memory 6000 Divan Bed Set – was £899.99, now 674.99
Pure Serenity Divan Set – was £1,299.99, now £974.99
Silentnight Serene Choice Eco 2000 Divan Bed Set – was £999.99, now £749.99
iGel Pegasus Divan Bed Set – was £1,249.99, now £937.49
Edgemont Ottoman Wooden Bed Frame – was £699.99, now £524.99
The fashion brand has kicked off its sale with 60 per cent off selected lines including dresses, coats and shoes.
Hot Pink Extreme Blazer By Topshop Boutique – was £160, now £65
Brown Cropped Faux Fur Coat – was £69, now £30
Brown Corduroy Mom Jeans – was £42, now £15
BELIZE Burgundy Smart Boots – was £39, now £25
RIGA Black Cage Block Heels – was £56, now £25
AMBER Black Patent Shoulder Bag – was £25, now £15
For all things tech, visit Laptops direct for up to 50 per cent off laptops, phones, tablets and PCs.
Samsung Galaxy S10e Prism Black 5.8“ 128GB 4G – was £711.97, now £489.97
Samsung UE65RU7100 65“ 4K Ultra HD Smart HDR LED TV with Freeview HD – was £1100, now £597
HP 290 G1 SFF Core i5-8500 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Desktop PC – was £597.97, now £539.97
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Prism Black 6.4“ 128GB 4G – was £956, now £699
Samsung Galaxy SM-T515 Tab A 2019 32GB LTE 10.1 Inch Tablet – was £269.97, now £199.97
A top sleep brand, Simba has launched its Boxing Day sale with up to 35 per cent off sleeping bundles.
The Ultimate Simba Hybrid Bundle – Simba Hybrid Mattress (double), a Hybrid Duvet, two height adjustable Hybrid Pillows (one with single mattresses). And a Deluxe Mattress Protector – was £1,151, now £748.15
The Hybrid Pillow Bundle – Simba Hybrid Mattress (double), two height adjustable Hybrid Pillows (one with single mattresses) and a Deluxe Mattress Protector – was £1,002, now £701.40
The Simba Essentials Bundle – Simba Hybrid Mattress (double) with a Deluxe Mattress Protector – was £804, now £603
The brand is offering up to 70 per cent off with an extra 20 per cent off with the code "BATH20’".
Lisbon double ended freestanding bath – was £999.97, now £449.97
Quadrant Steam Shower Cabin with 6 Body Jets 900 x 900mm – was £949.97, now £699.97
Traditional Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator - 963 x 637mm – was £269.98, now £119.98
Dee Left Hand P Shape Bath with Front Panel and Screen - 1675 x 850mm – was £319.97, now £189.97
Vira Square Riser Slide Shower Rail Kit with Dual Valve – was £149.98, now £89.98
The make-up brand is offering up to 33 per cent off some of its Christmas range.
The Luxe Eye Shadow Rich Gemstone – was £27, now £18.09
Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine – was £28, now £18.76
Hydrating gel cream – was £44.50, now £29.82
Luxe Liquid Lip Rich Lusture – was £28, £18.76
This brand has changed the way we remove make-up, making it more sustainable with reusable it make-up remove pads made with tiny fibres that only need water to remove everything. It will have 26 per off for just 26 hours, starting from – you guessed it – 26 December.
Emily tote bag – was £29, now £20.30
Grace front pocket handheld bag – was £35, now £17.50
Dallas double zip shoulder bag – was £30, now £15
Velvet star embroidered alice band – was £16, now £8
Rose quartz huggy hoop earrings – was £15, now £7.50
Flower gem alice band – £16, now £8
When do Boxing Day sales start?
The Boxing Day and January sales mark the final peak in yearly trade for retailers, following Black Friday and early December, meaning it’s the best time of year to grab a bargain until November comes around again.
Traditionally, high street stores start their sales immediately after Christmas on Boxing Day, and online retailers tend to follow suit. But as the market has gotten more competitive in recent years, some retailers have kicked off their sales earlier, some even starting before Christmas Day.
The deals then continue for most of January, with some discounts getting even better as the month progresses, as retailers will be keen to get rid of stock.
How to get the best Boxing Day deals
When it comes to making the most of the Boxing Day sales, preparation is key and, with many of us now shopping online, that’s where you can expect to find the very best deals.
But, whether you’re shopping in-store or bargain hunting from the comfort of your sofa, it’s important to shop around and research items you want to buy well in advance rather than splashing out on a whim. That way, you’ll know if a sale deal really is a bargain or not.
We suggest writing a shopping list of items that you know you actually want ahead of the sale, setting yourself a budget and watching out for additional discount codes online. The key is not getting drawn into seemingly “good looking” deals that you don’t actually want or need.
It’s also a good idea to check retailer’s returns policies before buying and to check the terms and conditions for sites you’ve not used before.
Deals will be available both on the high street and online, so whichever way you prefer to shop, everyone can benefit from the offers.
Tips for Boxing Day sales shopping online
Make sure you’ve already got an account with big e-commerce websites like Amazon to make shopping easier and quicker (no time wasted entering all your details), and if you want next day delivery, register for Amazon Prime.
Sign up to newsletters of brands that you like and might want to shop from so that you’re first to know when their sales start and any discount codes you might need.
Download the apps of retailers you use and follow them on Instagram and Twitter for deals, too.
To make sure you are shopping safely online, check any emails you receive properly before clicking links to make sure they’re legitimate.
If you’re shopping from a computer, it’s also a good idea to ensure your anti-malware software is up to date.
Can I get cashback on Boxing Day sales deals?
This all depends on your debit or credit card provider.
During the Christmas sale period, a number of retailers offer cashback on purchases, while websites such as Quidco also offer cashback for new customers of big brands. So, make sure you look into these policies beforehand.
Which stores are taking part in Boxing Day sales?
Here’s our roundup of some of the retailers to watch out for and quick links to their pages:
Amazon – The online giant was one of the biggest retailers taking part in Boxing Day sales last year, so we're expecting similar major reductions on everything from electronics and toys to consoles and home appliances.
AO – The online electrical retailer will be offering a wide range of deals on its products, from appliances and TVs to smart home products.
Argos – You can expect to see deals appearing online across technology, home and toys.
Apple – The tech giant Apple has traditionally resisted taking part in sales but we predict that there will be great savings on iPhones, iPads, Macbooks and other accessories from third party retailers.
Anthropologie – Well loved for its fashion, homewares and furniture, last year Anthropologie offered 50 per cent off selected lines.
Boots – The health and beauty retailer has kicked off its Boxing Day sale with up to 50 per cent off fragrance, electricals and Christmas gifts.
Currys PC World – This Boxing Day, we expect Currys PC World to offer exciting deals across top brands in tech and hope appliances.
DFS – Looking to invest in a new sofa? Hold out for DFS's sale, as it offered up to 50 per cent off selected lines last year.
Debenhams – Known for impressive discounts during Black Friday and Boxing Day sales, expect slashed prices on thousands of products. It's already offering up to 50 per cent off in its winter sale.
Emma Mattress – We all need a good night's sleep after the madness of Christmas, so now is the time to treat yourself to a new mattress in this sale. Last year, Emma offered 30 per cent off its popular original mattress. Sign up for exclusive discounts in its Boxing Day 2019 sale.
Habitat – Homeware company Habitat has already launched its sale with up to 50 per cent off selected lines.
H&M – The fashion brand slashed its prices by 60 per cent on coats, dresses, jeans, footwear and accessories in its 2018 Boxing Day sale. We're hoping for similar discounts this year.
House of Fraser – The department store is already offering up to 50 per cent off a range of its lines, including women's, men's, beauty, home and kids.
John Lewis & Partners – Last year, John Lewis & Partner's clearance sale began online on Christmas Eve. The retailer is expected to price match rivals on popular tech, home and fashion lines thanks to its “Never Knowingly Undersold” tag line.
Laura Ashley – The brand is already offering 50 per cent off certain lines, including lighting, cushions and throws and home accessories.
La Redoute – The French brand is known for both fashion and furniture. Last year it offered up to 50 per cent off selected products online. It's already offering the same discount on fashion and footwear.
M&S – During last year's Boxing Day sales, M&S offered up to 50 per cent off selected furniture and cookware.
Missguided – Known for its party wear and collections designed by celebrities, the online fashion brand offered up to 70 per cent off its products in last year's sale. It's already matching that right now.
Next – A big hit with shoppers who brave the high street during the January sales, Next's sale usually starts at 6am on Boxing Day, but will continue into January.
River Island – Check out River Island's sale this January, as it offered up to 70 per cent off lines last year, both online and in store.
Selfridges – Last year the department store discounted its designer goods post Christmas, so we're expecting some great deals this year too.
Simba – Another popular sleep brand, Simba's Boxing Day sale has already started, with up to 35 per cent off sleeping bundles, featuring mattresses, pillows and duvets.
Topshop – The fashion retailer has started its sale with up to 60 per cent off selected lines including coats, dresses, shoes and bags.
Urban Outfitters – Vintage lovers need to keep an eye on Urban Outfitter's offering this January, as last year it offered up to 75 per cent off both in store and online. It already has up to 50 per cent off selected lines in its winter sale.
Very – With impressive discounts on fashion, home, tech and gifts, Very should be on your sale shopping list this year.
Zara – Famed for that polka dot dress, last year Zara offered between 50 and 60 per cent off coats, dresses, footwear, jeans and accessories, both in store and online.