I don’t know about you, but I can get a bit overwhelmed by IRL sales. Usually, at the first hint of one, I run in the opposite direction to avoid the flurry of shoppers and the threat of a regrettable panic buys. When it comes to online sales, though, it’s a different experience. Not only is it much less stressful, but it also gives you more time to consider your purchases and think through what is actually worth (or needs) buying.
That’s how I’ve been trying to approach this year’s seasonal and early Black Friday sales, anyway. And after browsing for some of the key items on my own wish list these past few days, I’ve also been using the markdowns wisely to get ahead on my Christmas present buying.
I’m normally somewhat of a last minute shopper, so being so prepared feels a little alien to me. But this year, when we’re all feeling the pinch, it suddenly clicked that it would be worth starting my search early to take advantage of the discounts. Especially on items I knew I was going to be buying in less than a month’s time anyway.
With so many amazing Black Friday deals already kicking off across the high street, luxury, beauty and, homeware there’s a lot to get through to find the perfect gifts. So, to help out, I’ve started curating a list below of some of the very best Christmas gift ideas I’ve come across while browsing the sales so far, and I’ll continue to update it as we get closer to Black Friday weekend, and Christmas itself. In my opinion, the best presents to receive are things you would never buy for yourself, so you can expect plenty of delightful (and some indulgent) buys that I truly think anyone would love to find under the tree next month.
Consider this your one-stop shop for the best gifts in town. Whatever your budget, whoever it is that you’re buying for, keep scrolling to see some of the best Christmas gifts to buys in this year’s November sales…
Dyson hardly ever has discounts. But you can get £100(!) off these beauty editor-approved straighteners in John Lewis’s early Black Friday sales now.
Opening Image: @lucywilliams02. This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.