I’m Buying My Christmas Gifts In the Black Friday Sales—Here’s What I’d Suggest

I'm Buying My Christmas Gifts In the Black Friday Sales—Here's What I'd Suggest

I don’t know about you, but I 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 buy. 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 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 across the high streetbeauty and, well, just about every other brand you could think of, there’s a lot to get through to find the perfect gifts over just one weekend. So, to help out, I’ve curated a list below of some of the very best Christmas gift ideas I’ve come across while browsing the sales this year. 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 Black Friday sales…

I would be so happy with a fancy candle as a Christmas gift—and Byredo are gifting a 70g candle with every purchase over £130. 

I would never turn my nose up at a chic knit. Get 30% off at Matches with the code 30MF.  

There’s a few different versions of these cute prints, but the Aperol Spritz is my favourite. 

Imagine unwrapping this on the big day. There’s 25% off everything at Astrid & Miyu this weekend. 

Gifting homewares is all about finding something a bit different. Soho Home is a shoe in, and they have 20% off right now (25% if you’re a member). 

The blush every beauty editor has on their list this year. Yes please, and thank you!

This is such a timeless, expensive-looking bag for under £500. 

A delicate initial necklace is always a safe bet that feels personal. 

I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like a cosy, chic scarf. COS have 25% off everything this weekend. 

The brand everyone wants in their home right now, with 45% off!

When in doubt, get perfume. And not just any perfume, the scent everyone’s talking about. This already has 15% off. 

I would gladly wear these all winter long. Add ribbed grey socks for the full shebang.

I can’t help but fall for luxe loungewear… 

Who wouldn’t want the smell of this classic scent? Plus you’ll automatically get a candle as a gift with this purchase, to give to someone else!

This is the cosiest robe to ever exist. 

Is there anything better in winter than an evening spent in the bath? 


This bag will never go out of style. 

There’s 35% off at Elemis for Black Friday, including this award-winning best-seller (spoiler: it’s heaven) and you’ll also get 2 free samples and free delivery. 

This iconic palette has 15% off (included in the price already), and if you have more Charlotte Tilbury buys on your list, you’ll get a free gift if you spend over £85.

A brilliant affordable gift that will make a big impression in their home. 

Perfect for your friends and family who love to host. 

These are what I like to call a little luxury. If you know anyone that struggles with stress, insomnia,  migraines, or even someone who just likes to relax, they will no doubt be very grateful for these. 

The ultimate party shoes that anyone I know would love to find under the tree. 

Dyson hardly ever has discounts. But if you sign up as a My John Lewis member you can get £75 off these beauty editor-approved straighteners with the code: MYJL75. 

Add 25% off any of The Body Shop’s much-loved buys with the code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. This would make a gorgeous gift for any skincare lovers. 

For the active people on your list.

You cannot go wrong gifting this iconic duo. 

I use this oil every night, without fail. Trust me, and give the gift of glow this Christmas. There’s 40% off and a free serum with every order using the code: AURALIABF. 

There isn’t a wardrobe in the land that doesn’t need this little black belt. Get a £100 voucher for every £500 you spend at Flannels during Black Friday (to do more Christmas shopping with).

Next up, these are the best Black Friday clothing deals.

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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