Get Santa sorted with these Black Friday deals on Christmas gifts
We don’t want to alarm anyone, but Christmas is now less than a month away... So, if you’re looking for gifts your loved ones will cherish which are also kind on your bank account, you’ve come to the right place.
Perfecting your Christmas shopping is something of an art form. There are people who thrive on being last minute, those who start their shopping nice and early so that by now they probably only have stocking fillers to purchase, and those who wait for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to bag themselves a bargain.
We like to think we fall into the third category — shop smarter not harder, people! — because it’s important to look after your bank account this festive season, and we definitely need it after the year we’ve had.
The Black Friday discounts have continued into the weekend, with big savings still persisting across technology, home appliances and Christmas gifting.
Best of all, with all of the deals we’ve selected, you can purchase them on your device from the comfort of your own home, so there’s no need to go into a physical store to bag a bargain. Shopping online is mostly for ease, but also for our sanity, too. We get enough elbows to our chest on the London Underground — we don’t need any more on Black Friday.
So without further ado, here are the best value-for-money Christmas gifts to buy this Black Friday. Here you’ll find plenty of ideas for your significant other, friends and family, plus stocking fillers and presents on a budget. With less than a month to go until Christmas Day, now is a great time to get Santa sorted.
Best Black Friday deals for Christmas gifts at a glance:
- Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser with sachets |
£110£89 (save £21 or 19%)
- M&S Snow Globe Gin Liqueur Bundle |
£30£20 (save £10 or 33%)
- Spa Break with Dinner and a Private Hot Tub |
£499£259.99 (save £239.01 or 48%)
- Oral-B iO7 Blue Electric Toothbrush |
£400£125 (save £275 or 69%)
- Custom Disney Cartoon Pet Portrait | £15.99 (save 15% on three)
- PlayStation Icons Light |
£26.99£17.49 (save £9.50 or 35%)
- Personalised Metal Planter |
£24.99£12.50 (save £12.49 or 50%)
- The Bear Grylls Shark Dive Experience plus High Ropes |
£178£135 (save £43 or 24%)
- Hotel Chocolat Special Offers | 3 for £22 mix and match, plus 15 per cent off orders over £30 with code HOHOHO
- Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case 2021 |
£199£184 (save £15 or 8%)
- Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium Tour and Museum Entry for Two |
£46£34.50 (save £11.50 or 25%)
- Bugsy Malone tickets |
£41.90£22 (save £19.90 or 47%)
- Xbox Series S |
£249 £199£189 (save £60 or 24%)
- Wowcher Mystery Holiday |
£99£89 (save £10 or 10%)
- Echo Dot 5th generation |
Best Black Friday for Christmas gifts to buy today
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser with sachets |
£110 £89 (save £21 or 19%)
The perfect gift for this time of year, the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser continues to be extremely popular. Now with £21 off, this Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser in copper comes with two ceramic cups and 10 sachets of hot chocolate. The sachet flavours include two classic hot chocolate, two milky, two hazelnut, two salted caramel and two 100% cocoa.
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It also comes with a one-year full parts and labour guarantee, with a removable whisk and non-stick coating to make it easy to clean.
M&S Snow Globe Gin Liqueur Bundle |
£30 £20 (save £10 or 33%)
Save £10 when you buy these two limited-edition gin liqueurs this Black Friday weekend. The bundle contains one of the Clementine Light Up Snow Globe Gin Liqueurs and one of the Spiced Sugar Plum Light Up Snow Globe Gin Liqueurs. The bottles are inspired by The Nutcracker ballet and the clementine gin even has edible 23-carat gold leaf in it.
Spa Break with Dinner and a Private Hot Tub |
£499 £259.99 (save £239.01 or 48%)
Giving the gift of an experience to a loved one is something the RadioTimes.com team enjoy to do. You get to spend quality time with someone special to you, doing something you both like — it’s basically the setting for a sentimental Christmas song!
This Black Friday, Buyagift is offering up to 80 per cent off its top experiences, including this spa break and dinner experience. Nestled in the Staffordshire countryside, the Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa provides you and one other person with a peaceful retreat. You’ll get full use of the Mill Wheel Spa facilities, a delicious full English breakfast, and a two-course meal.
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Oral-B iO7 Blue Electric Toothbrush |
£400 £125 (save £275 or 69%)
One of the RadioTimes.com team’s dad bought her electric toothbrush heads for Christmas last year. While a very practical and much-needed gift, we think you can go one step further and give an electric toothbrush this Christmas.
This better than half price Oral-B iO7 Blue Electric Toothbrush promises your best-ever clean with a gentle brushing experience. It has a smart pressure sensor, five brushing modes, an interactive display, plus more smart techniques to give you a brilliant smile.
Want to know which is the best electric toothbrush? Well, we have an article on it.
Custom Disney Cartoon Pet Portrait | £15.99 (save 15% on three)
Etsy is calling its Black Friday sales the Cyber Week Sales Event and, wow, does it have some great deals for you. We’ve headed over to the ‘Gifts under £50’ category, so we can help you save even more money on your Christmas shopping this year, and we’ve found this lovely cartoon pet portrait illustrated and written in a Disney style. In this offer, if you buy three prints you can get 15 per cent off.
Playstation Icons Light |
£26.99 £17.49 (save £9.50 or 35%)
IWOOT (or I Want One of Those) has the ultimate stocking fillers, like this Playstation Icons Light. This bright light features the iconic Playstation controller symbols and has three light settings: colour phasing, standard lighting, and music reactive modes. It’s the perfect addition to any gamer’s room. Plus, if you’re new to IWOOT, you get 10 per cent off your first order.
Personalised Metal Planter |
£24.99 £12.50 (save £12.49 or 50%)
This Christmas, Not on the High Street is offering up to 50 per cent off its gifts, so not only will you be saving a pretty penny, you’ll be supporting small businesses. All the more reason to shop on the site! A lot of the products can be personalised, too, like this Metal Planter.
If your loved one has green fingers, why not treat them to this personalised planter? You have the option to add a wildflower seed packet as well, to make the gift extra special.
The Bear Grylls Shark Dive Experience plus High Ropes |
£178 £135 (save £43 or 24%)
This experience certainly caught our eye when we were scrolling through the Virgin Experience Days site. Take the plunge with over 1,000 sea creatures, including sharks, rays and tropical fish, at the Bear Grylls underwater tank. Once you’ve experienced the sea life, you’ll head for the tallest high ropes course in Europe (standing at 65 feet tall), then enjoy unlimited access to the Royal Marines-inspired assault course.
We should mention that Virgin Experience Days has up to 80 per cent off across its experiences site-wide.
We've put together a list of our favourite Virgin Experience Days Black Friday deals so you don't have to go searching for them.
Mix & Match at Hotel Chocolat
This Black Friday, mix and match on chocolate treats - because who doesn’t love chocolate for Christmas? For example, in the three for £22 offer, you can get the Unbelievably Vegan Jolly Penguin, A Dozen Chocolate Gingerbread Men, and a team of Dark Chocolate Reindeer.
Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case 2021 |
£199 £184 (save £15 or 8%)
John Lewis says its Black Friday sale makes ‘a good deal better’ - and after seeing the discounts, we have no choice but to agree.
The online retailer has brilliant offers on Apple products this Black Friday, including the 2021 Apple AirPods Pro. Easy to connect, fantastic noise cancellation, and three sizes of Silicone Ear Tips, these wireless earbuds will make a great Christmas present. Plus, it’s free delivery on orders over £50.
Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium Tour and Museum Entry for Two |
£46 £34.50 (save £11.50 or 25%)
We’ve been in somewhat of a football frenzy since the World Cup began, and to keep the momentum going all the way up to Christmas and beyond, why not treat a fellow football-loving fan to a day out at their team’s stadium?
Red Letter Days has up to 60 per cent off top experiences, including plenty of football stadium tours like this Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium Tour and Museum Entry experience. You’ll visit the press rooms, dressing rooms and the players’ lounge, walk through the players’ tunnel, and experience the museum and the Boom Room for rare memorabilia.
We love football stadium tours so much, we've included one on the best London walking tours.
Bugsy Malone theatre show |
£41.90 £22 (save £19.90 or 47%)
We could’ve been anything that we wanted to be, yes that decision was ours — and we’ve decided to save 20 quid on Bugsy Malone tickets.
London Theatre Direct has exclusive Black Friday deals across a whole host of its theatre shows, plays, and musicals, including Bugsy Malone. This critically acclaimed stage adaptation of the much-loved film is coming to Alexandra Palace in London for a limited time only run. Missing out on tickets is sure to be a custard pie to the face!
Xbox Series S |
£249 £199 £189 (save £60 or 24%)
You may have noticed the Xbox Series S is in high demand right now, but we’ve managed to find a deal which will help you get it for less, just in time for Christmas. The Series S offers the latest games in a traditional console set-up, and is sure to be a great buy for any gamer.
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Wowcher Mystery Holiday | £89
The Wowcher Mystery Holiday is the stuff of legend. For just £99 per person, you could potentially get a holiday to Thailand, Bali, Orlando or Iceland. Some of the other 60 worldwide destinations include European getaways like Venice or Vienna, and beach holidays like Lake Como or Ibiza. So, even if you don’t win the ultimate Orlando holiday, for 99 quid, you’re still getting a fantastic deal.
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Echo Dot 5th generation |
£54.99 £26.99 (save £28 or 51%)
The all-new 2022 smart speaker with Alexa is a brilliant gift to give your parents this Christmas. It’s the best-sounding Echo Dot yet, and it will add ease to anyone’s home life. It can play music and podcasts, ask Alexa for the weather, tell a joke and more, and control compatible smart home devices, like adjusting the temperature and lights.