How to Boss Your Black Friday Christmas Shopping

With hundreds of deals and discounts on the go this November, it's time to boss your Black Friday Christmas shopping with our top tips.

It’s safe to say Christmas shopping can be stressful, as well as expensive, especially if you’ve got loads of family and friends to buy for. You might even already be asking yourself when to start Christmas shopping?

Well, with Black Friday coming up, there’s no better time to start buying presents for the festive period - think sales, discounts and overall cheaper prices. With that in mind, here’s our suggestions on how to boss your Black Friday Christmas shopping.

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Beat the queues - go online

One of the best ways to shop quickly and safely is to do it all online when Cyber Monday rolls around. That way, you don’t have to be surrounded by too many people or endure long queues and days on end shopping for just a few bits and bobs.

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The great thing about doing your Black Friday Christmas shopping online is that many retailers will start their Black Friday sales early. So, you might not even have to wait until Black Friday itself to enjoy a range of discounts.

Plan your shopping ahead of time

Another way to shop safely is to plan, plan, plan. Limit the amount of shopping trips you make, map out the shops you’re hoping to visit, and have a good idea of exactly what you want to buy. This strategic approach to Christmas shopping will save you time and maybe even some money.



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If In Doubt, There's Always Cyber Monday

Retailers love getting their Black Friday sales up and running as quickly as possible - and a lot of the time, they like to keep the discounts going for as long as possible too. Which takes us to Cyber Monday, just a couple of days after Black Friday. So, if you’re worried that you might miss the race, don’t worry. The Black Friday period is actually more of a marathon than a sprint.

Cyber Monday may even offer bigger and better discounts, plus you can shop from home, as some of these Cyber Monday deals may even start just a tad earlier. We know it’s easy to splash the cash when deals are that good, so you might want to consider where you’ll store your Christmas gifts.

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Take Advantage of Deals for Some Impressive Gifts

One of the great things about Black Friday is that stores are looking to get rid of older stock, which means that there might be a lot of usually expensive gifts going for a complete bargain. There’s no better time to get those more expensive items you’ve been keeping an eye on.

A lot of tech will be reduced, so whether it’s a new laptop or TV, you should be able to get a decent percentage off. It’s even predicted that earbuds and headphones will be leading the charge in Black Friday deals this year, though don’t get your hopes up for a reduction in some video game consoles (notably the PS5 and Xbox Series X). But you might be in luck for getting a deal on the Nintendo Switch - so keep your eyes peeled!

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You know what you need to do… save up those pennies and wait for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to drop. Doing your Christmas shopping online will make those discounts easily accessible and mean you won’t miss out on some fantastic bargains.

So, get rid of the last-minute shopping mentality and get ahead of the curve by treating yourself to Black Friday Christmas shopping instead.

Oh, and don’t forget to save money when you park your car for the in-person Black Friday shopping experience! Book a parking space in London near your favourite shopping centres and use the extra cash on actual Christmas shopping instead.

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Updated 17th Apr 2023

Written 4th Nov 2021