Now that you’ve unwrapped all your gifts, eaten Christmas lunch and drunk all the sherry and mulled wine, the time has come to settle in for those glorious Twixmas days on the sofa and turn your attention to one of the biggest shopping events of the year: the Boxing Day sales.
Whether you’ve got some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket or want to finally invest in those trainers, that coffee machine or the mattress that you’ve had your eye on, the sale sees all our favourite retailers getting involved – from Amazon, Currys and Argos to John Lewis & Partners and Zara.
One of the best times to bag a bargain, we’re on hand to bring you the very best deals and discounts across clothes, beauty, tech, toys, home appliances and more. Much like last year – due to the coronavirus pandemic – much of the event is taking place online with big-name brands slashing prices on its end of year stock.
Throughout the day, the IndyBest team will be handpicking offers on big-ticket items from the likes of Apple, Simba, Asos, Shark plus plenty more so you don’t have to waste any time scrolling.
Whether you’re after a Dyson vacuum cleaner, a sparkly dress for New Year celebrations, a Fitbit, Nintendo Switch console or Apple AirPods, follow along for our live coverage of the hottest deals as they drop.
Gym junkies, there’s up to 50% off in the Gymshark Boxing Day sale
Gym bunnies, get your skates on – Gymshark is now offering discounts of up to 50 per cent as part of its Boxing Day sales.
Gymshark vital seamless 2.0 leggings: Was £40, now £20, Gymshark.com
Available in a range of pretty colours, including pink, blue and of course, sunny yellow, this pair of high-waisted leggings is now just £20. Built using sweat-wicking material, they’re also crafted with sustainability in mind, by using a fabric dying technique that cuts down on the amount of water, energy and chemicals needed.
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 14:35
Save on the new Fifa 22 Xbox game
‘Fifa 22’ for Xbox one: Was £59, now £35, Ao.com
EA dropped the good news of the new edition, plus the official reveal trailer, just hours ahead of the Euros final back in July, while also confirming a number of new gameplay features including “hypermotion” technology, described by the EA as “the biggest animation refresh in Fifa history”.
There’s also a brand new goalkeeper system and highly anticipated updates including player “humanisation”, composed ball control, new attacking tactics, real-world data, an option for explosive sprints, attacking tactics and over 100 of football’s all-time giants, meaning the latest edition of Fifa may just be the best yet. And you can save £24 on the game right now.
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 14:00
Save nearly £100 on a Fitbit sense smart watch
A major player in the world of trackers and smartwatches, Fitbit specialises in sleek and fitness-focused designs that help you monitor progress, sleep, activity and much more. While its newer designs are usually pricey, we’ve spotted a stellar saving on one of Fitbit’s latest models.
Fitbit sense: Was £279.99, now £199.99, Fitbit.com
“The Fitbit sense is the smartwatch for the not-as-yet-roaring Twenties, a valuable partner on your wrist that will help navigate the stresses of our current lives and help you stick to your fitness goals,” praised our reviewer in our review of the sense.
From an ECG sensor and sophisticated heart monitoring, to Spotify access and contactless payments, the watch is packed with smart features. Anyone looking for a more health-focussed wearable would be wise to think seriously about investing in the sense, especially at its current price
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 13:30
Everything we’re shopping in Zara’s Boxing Day sale
Zara is a favourite for good reason. The high street brand has earned itself a loyal following, thanks to its fashion-forward pieces and affordable prices.
It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated sales when it comes to Boxing Day – and this year it hasn’t let us down with offers on New Year’s Eve dresses and dupes of Carrie Bradshaws fave heels.
Draped dress with shoulder pads: Was £49.99, now £29.99, Zara.com
If you’re still on the hunt for an outfit to ring in the new year, this could be it. The mini dress comes covered in party-ready sequins and features a high neck with long sleeves, 1980s-inspired shoulder pads and draped fabric detailing. A similar style from the retailer (was £59.99, now £39.99, Zara.com), which is unfortunately now out of stock, was chosen as the best buy in our round-up of the best outfits for NYE.
Shimmery mid-heel slingback shoes: Was £59.99, now £39.99, Zara.com
If you struggle to get Carrie Bradshaw’s blue crystal-embellished Manolo Blahnik’s off your mind, but don’t have a casual £800 to blow on a pair of heels, consider these dupes. Strikingly similar to the designer pair, these heels come in both cobalt blue and magenta pink, and feature a crystal buckle, with a pointed tip, square sole and slingback.
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 13:00
Missed out on an M&S snow globe gin? Get one on offer right now
A smash hit year-on-year, M&S’s snow globe gins flew off the shelves over Christmas. If you missed out on the sparkly tipple, you can now get not one, but two bottles in a mixed case that also includes four bottles of prosecco. The best news? It’s on sale right now.
M&S light up snow globe gin & conte priuli prosecco, case of 6: Was £80, now £60, Marksandspencer.com
Containing the clementine gin and sugar plum liqueur, light up your winter evenings with the orange and blue glows. While the clementine tipple lends itself to buck fizz and prosecco, the sugar plum liqueur works best topped up with prosecco and garnished with raspberries, pomegranate seeds and fresh thyme. The snow globe gins usually retail at £20 so they’re half price in the case and you’ll also get four bottles of prosecco – we’ll toast to that!
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 12:00
Get cosy with a pair of Ugg slippers in the John Lewis Boxing Day sale
Ugg fluff yeah logo slides, butterscotch: Was £76.98, now £61.59, Johnlewis.com
Like “swaddling your soles in a silky wonderland”, said our tester, when describing the feeling of these gloriously fluffy sheepskin sleepers from Australian brand Ugg. It’s no wonder then, that these slides won top spot in our best slippers review. Our tester added that “they keep your feet wonderfully warm despite the slide shape, while the logo band keeps feet firmly in place.” Now with 20 per cent off, there’s no better time to expand your loungewear collection.
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 11:40
Looking for a MacBook pro? Snap up this saving in the John lewis sale
Apple MacBook pro, 13in 2020 touch bar, space grey: Was £1,999, now £1,599, Johnlewis.com
Offers on Apple products tend to be few and far between, so this discount on Apple’s 2020 MacBook pro model is worth your attention. Currently reduced by £400, the 13in device boasts a speedy 10th-gen Intel core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB storage for all your files and media, as well as a touch bar and touch ID button. John Lewis & Partners is also offering up to £450 off the model and three months of Apple TV if you trade in your old Macbook.
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 11:20
Hoover up this Shark vacuum Boxing Day deal
Shark lift-away upright vacuum cleaner with TruePet NV602UKT: Was £269.99, now £149.99, Sharkclean.co.uk
If you’ve got a (very) furry friend at home, this upright model from Shark could be just the thing. Said to suck up pet hairs from stairs to sofas and curtains, it can also be transformed into a portable vacuum, thanks to its Lift-Away Technology.
This means you’ll no longer be lumbered with the whole machine, say, if you needed to clean the stairs or under low-lying furniture. Though we haven’t tested this exact model, two of the brand’s vacuums earned a spot in our best pet vacuum cleaners review, so we’d say you’re in good hands.
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 11:00
Our favourite alternative to Dyson’s airwrap is on sale right now
If you’re struggling to get Dyson’s coveted airwrap in the Boxing Day sales, why not pick up ghd’s alternative instead?
A fan favourite and IndyBest-approved brand, ghd has become synonymous with good hair days since its launch in 2001 but it has faced some stiff competition from Dyson in recent years.
In our head-to-head review of the two devices, our reviewer said the ghd rise helped their hair stay “wavy and bouncy late into the evening – something we thought only existed in our wildest beauty dreams.” When it came to comparing the two devices, our writer said that “if all you’re looking for is reliable volume and glamorous waves, the ghd rise is just as worthy an investment.”
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 10:40
Save 20% on the latest Apple AirPods pro
Looking to upgrade your wireless earbuds? Well you can’t get much better than Apple AirPods and thanks to Amazon, you can save more than 20 per cent right now on the tech giant’s latest design.
Apple AirPods pro with MagSafe charging case, 2021: Was £239, now £189, Amazon.co.uk
“The AirPods pro are a high-end pair of earphones that are difficult to find much fault in,” said our writer when we reviewed Apple’s latest earbuds back in May. And now you can pick them up with more than 20 per cent off. These were the most comfortable earbuds we tried, and they have active noise cancellation, better battery life and much-improved sound quality compared to their predecessors.
It’s rare to find Apple products in sale, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Daisy Lester28 December 2021 10:20
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