Boxing Day 2023 sales begin: Latest UK deals from today's sales
With the Christmas festivities drawing to a close, it's time to look forward to the next best thing: Boxing Day sales! We've searched the most reliable UK retailers to bring you the biggest savings this deals day.
How do you usually spend your Boxing Day? Is it making your way through leftover Christmas dinner — putting turkey in sandwiches and sticking stuffing and pigs-in-blankets in toasties? Is it watching your favourite Christmas movie — it's The Muppet Christmas Carol for us — while munching on the Quality Streets some other family member was given for Christmas? Or perhaps it's shopping for bargains in the Boxing Day sales. If it's the third Boxing Day activity, you've come to the right place for snapping up plenty of bargains from your favourite retailers.
Boxing Day has been in fruition since Prime Minister John Major made changes to Sunday trading laws in the 1990s, and it's traditionally a time when stores clear out stock to make room to make room for new year goodies, and that only means one thing: discounts! In previous years, shopping the Boxing Day sales was a whole day's activity: you'd have to be up early to travel into your nearest town to shop bargains in a physical store, which could entail some light pushing and shoving to secure your discounted item.
In recent years, however, a lot of Boxing Day sales have moved online, which means you can shop fantastic deals from the comfort of your own home, perhaps in between doing your other favourite Boxing Day activities like eating Christmas dinner leftovers and streaming feel-good movies — nothing says Merry Christmas like buying a discounted Oodie with a glass of buck's fizz in your hand.
If you've been staying up to date with RadioTimes.com throughout the year, you'll know we have an eye for spotting great deals. We search high and low to bring you great offers during big sales events, such as Black Friday and throughout the year with the best LEGO deals, and Nintendo Switch offers. So if you're wondering where to look this Boxing Day, you're in safe hands with us.
Here's everything you need to know about this year's Boxing Day sales, plus our recommendations of the top deals to shop today.
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- Amazon – Get over 40% off Amazon Echo devices and Kids Fire tablets
- AO – Save on brands such as Samsung, PlayStation and Shark
- Argos – Discounts across fitness equipment, air fryers and furniture
- Boots – Savings across gift sets, Oral-B electric toothbrushes and Dyson haircare
- Box.co.uk – Savings on gaming monitors, AirTags and home office essentials
- CD Keys – Get 50% off 1 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
- Currys – Get up to 30% off 1000s of products including TVs
- Emma Sleep – Up to 55% off mattresses
- Etsy – Get up to 40% off gifts, jewellery and prints
- Grind – 20% off everything from Nespresso Compatible pods to coffee subscriptions
- JD Williams – Discounts on brands such as Fitbit, Xbox, LG and Samsung
- John Lewis – Save up to 50% off brands such as UGG, Coach, Apple and Ninja
- Lakeland – Up to 50% off homeware and electricals like three-tier heated airer
- Ninja – Discounts across air fryers, blenders, multi-cookers and pan sets
- Not on the High Street – Up to 50% off (ends 30th December)
- Samsung – Get free Buds2 Pro with Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, plus money off TVs, tablets and smartwatches
- Selfridges – Save up to 50% across site including designer make up and bags
- Sky – Get Sky Sports free for first six months with Sky Glass
- TodayTix – Get theatre tickets from £15
- Very – Savings on toys, kitchen appliances and gaming
- Virgin Experience Days – Up to 80% off gift experiences
- Wowcher – Snap up a free fitness tracker when you buy iOS compatible earbuds
Xbox Wireless Controller |
£59.99 £34.99 (save £25 or 42%)
What's the deal: Currys has lowered the cost of its Xbox controllers by £25 (or 42%), which means you can now pick one up for £34.99.
Why we chose it: If you've woken up on Christmas Day with a shiny new Xbox under the tree, you might have found by now that you need another controller for family gaming.
Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer |
£219.99 £149.99 (save £70.99 or 31%)
What's the deal: At Currys you can get over £70 off the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer, taking the cost down to £149.99.
Why we chose it: This Ninja Foodi has a capacity of 7.6 litres, as well as six presets and an easy-to-use digital display. It also comes with dishwasher-safe parts and, of course, two baskets so you can get your whole dinner sorted in one go.
BOSE SoundLink Portable Bluetooth Speaker |
£149 £119 (save £30 or 20%)
What's the deal: You can save £30 on the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker which has been reduced to £119, down from £149.
Why we chose it: Don't get caught out on New Year's Eve without a speaker! This way, you can get a portable device with top-quality sound for 20% less.
Three-tier heated airer |
£199.99 £159.99 (save £40 or 20%)
What's the deal: At Lakeland you can get 20% off this heated airer, saving you £40. The cost has been reduced to just under £160.
Why we chose it: Winter isn't over yet and airers are a great investment if you're not keen on turning the heating on. Plus, this model comes with three tiers and plenty of space for all your clothes.
Gtech AirRAM Platinum Cordless Vacuum |
£349.99 £249.99 (save £100 or 29%)
What's the deal: This Gtech cordless vacuum is now on sale for £100 off at Lakeland. The cost has been dropped from £349.99 to £249.99.
Why we chose it: It may not seem like a glamorous purchase, especially after all the Christmas presents, but there's not getting away from the fact that we all need a hoover. So, why not get one for £100.
The title 'Boxing Day sales' would lead you to think that the sales start on Boxing Day (26th December), and at some retailers, the deals do begin on the morning of the 26th.
However, as we saw with Black Friday, a lot of UK retailers begin sales earlier to try and encourage more consumers to spend. For example, last year we saw big retailers launch their online bargains on Christmas Eve morning (24th December).
Again, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Boxing Day sales last for just one day (Boxing Day), however, they're sometimes longer than that.
Last year, we saw a lot of UK retailers merging the Boxing Day sales with the January sales, creating one big sales extravaganza that lasted until mid-January.
While a longer sales period means there's even more time to snap-up a great bargain, it doesn't necessarily mean you have more time to secure the item you really want; if the product you have your eye on is a popular one, such as the ones we included in our PS5 Cyber Monday deals and Xbox Black Friday deals, it might disappear as quickly as Father Christmas's mince pies.
Also, for some retailers, stock may be an issue if items sell-out quicker than anticipated, as we've seen on products such as the iPhone 15 throughout the year. With this in mind, we'd recommend buying your chosen product when it reaches a price you're comfortable with as soon as you're able to.
Black Friday traditionally takes place the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving, and this year, it fell on Friday 24th November. However, if you were swept away in the Black Friday madness in 2023, you'll be well aware that the sales event lasted more than just one day, with many UK retailers launching their Black Friday deals early, for example, Amazon started its Black Friday sale on Friday 17th November.
Boxing Day was taken over by retailers in the early 20th century to clear stock at discounted prices, so the stores can replenish supplies in the new year. Just like Black Friday, the Boxing Day sales also last longer than one day, with retailers starting the sales on Christmas Eve and running them until January.
Although Black Friday has overtaken Boxing Day as the biggest sales event of the year, the two periods cater to different shoppers' priorities, so depending on what you're after, Boxing Day could be a better time to shop for deals.
Black Friday shoppers predominantly buy gifts for others ahead of Christmas, whereas Boxing Day shoppers mostly buy gifts for themselves, for example, we treat ourselves with any gift vouchers or Christmas money or exchange unwanted presents.
Plus, with the turn of the year on the horizon, a lot of people start looking ahead towards their New Year's resolutions – do we want to join the gym? Start a new hobby? Book an experience? Plan in some much-needed pampering? As such, we see discounts on gym memberships, accessories for gifts you might've received at Christmas, for example, phone cases, laptop sleeves, and batteries, as well as experiences and clothes.