The best deals in the 2021 January sales – follow live
It’s almost a new year, and that means one thing in the world of bargain hunting: the arrival of the January sales.
Following on from the major Boxing Day reductions, the likes of Amazon, Currys and Argos to John Lewis & Partners and Zara usually slash their prices even further to mark the start of January. And we’re on hand to bring you the very best deals and discounts across clothes, beauty, tech, toys, home appliances and more as they happen.
So, whether you’re after a Dyson vacuum cleaner, a beauty bargain from the likes of Superdrug, a Fitbit, Nintendo Switch console or Apple AirPods, follow along for our live coverage of the hottest deals as they drop, from the remainder of the Boxing Day goods to any early January sales deals we might spot.
“Alexa, what’s the best deal on the Amazon Echo dot?”
OK, we’ll take Alexa’s place here and share the best deal we’ve spotted on Amazon’s Echo dot.
Amazon Echo dot, 4th generation: Was £49.99, now £28.99, holidaydiscounts.info
Chances are you’ve seen one of these Alexa devices in action – and that’s because they’re just so good – so now’s the time to join the party. We can vouch for how well the fourth-generation device performs as it featured in our review of the best smart speakers. “If you’re an Alexa user, or dipping your toe into the world of smart speakers, the Echo dot is a great choice for a non-invasive speaker that produces great sound and slots nicely into the Amazon ecosystem,” noted our writer.
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 12:46
Run, don’t walk: There’s £100 off Apple Watch series 6
In the market for a new fitness tracker? John Lewis & Partners is currently offering £100 off the 2020 Apple Watch series 6 with the aluminium casing and a product red sport band. This GPS model lets you take calls, reply to texts and get directions while out and about, although you’ll still need your iPhone close by. It also has a blood oxygen sensor and an ECG monitor, and it’s got an always-on display that Apple says is 2.5 times brighter outdoors than the previous series 5. It’s also worth noting that should you trade in your old Apple Watch at Johnn Lewis & Partners you can get up to £150 off.
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 12:16
Calling all bookworms: The Waterstones Boxing Day sale is here
The Boxing Day sales aren’t just good news for tech lovers or those looking to bag a bargain at Amazon, it’s also great for bookworms. And now Waterstones is offering a huge range of discounts on fiction and non-fiction.
‘Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love’ cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad and Ottolenghi Test Kitchen, published by Ebury Press: Was £25, now £21.99, Waterstones.com
Looking to improve your kitchen skills in the new year? Then snap up this top-rated book, which focuses on cooking flavoursome dishes with minimum stress and fuss. Featuring in our guide to the best gifts for foodies, our tester said: “This book is ideal for any keen cook that also likes the option of substituting a thing or two, and gives you the skills to learn how to use all the odd bits and bobs left in your cupboards and fridge.”
Want to discover more great books? Read our guide to the Waterstones Boxing Day sale:
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 11:56
Get your caffeine fix for less with 57% off Nespresso coffee machine
Nespresso vertuo plus XN900840: Was £209.99, now £89.95, holidaydiscounts.info
Nespresso makes great coffee machines, and this one is currently 57 per cent off. A similar model landed a spot in our review of the best pod coffee machines, where our tester said it was “incredibly easy to use” and that “a lovely smooth crema wasn’t just confined to the single and double espresso but was even waiting for us atop the huge (414ml) alto drink that the machine produced”.
From just one machine you will have the choice of five different cup sizes – ranging from espresso to alto – as well as three different capsule sizes, from small to large. It really is a gift that keeps on giving and will make WFH that bit more enjoyable.
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 11:36
Tui’s live happy sale could save you £100s on flights and holidays
If the Christmas blues have you dreaming of a holiday, Tui’s live happy sale might be the answer you’re looking for. The holiday provider is currently offering up to £300 off your next big trip when you depart between 1 May and 31 October 2022.
For example, if you fancy a trip to Kefalonia (who wouldn’t?) then you’ll be glad to hear that a seven-night, half board stay at the Hotel Mediterrane has been reduced from £546 per person to £407 (Tui.co.uk). Enter the code: “SALE” at checkout to get an additional £100 off.
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 11:16
Secure your home for less with 30% off Ring doorbells in Boxing Day sales
It’s never been easier to secure our homes. And now you can save on one of the most popular video doorbells.
As brands go, Amazon-owned Ring is the one to know when it comes to upgrading your at-home security. And this is one of the newest smart doorbells. When we reviewed the Ring video doorbell pro (was £159, now £104, holidaydiscounts.info) our writer noted that it’s “one of the most persuasive options on the market”.
They added that you get “a maintenance-free doorbell that works flawlessly when called upon, with excellent video during both the day and night and some of the best motion detection features on the market”. Best of all, it’s currently 35 per cent off right now.
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 10:56
Zara’s Boxing Day sale is too good to miss
Everyone’s favourite high street brand has kicked off its Boxing Day sale and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s offering up to 40 per cent off selected items, including on a pair of heels that are a seriously good dupe for Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahniks. If you want to bag a real bargain in the sale, we’d recommend consulting our guide where we’ve handpicked our faves:
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 10:37
Best deals in Currys Boxing Day sale
The Currys Boxing Day sale is unmissable, with top offers on covetable tech – here are our top picks:
Fitbit’s versa model is among its most successful and it’s easy to see why, with the third iteration of the range offering everything you’d want out of an everyday smartwatch and fitness tracker. “This is the smartwatch for fitness-focused users that still want a good-looking, contemporary-styled product with enough smart features to help in everyday life,” praised our reviewer. And while the versa 3 definitely has its main focus on the fitness market, there’s also heavy investment in general wellness, through ECG, sleep and blood oxygen saturation sensors.
Sony bravia KD55X85JU 55 smart 4K ultra HD HDR LED TV: Was £999, now £779, Currys.co.uk
Upgrade your home entertainment setup with this Sony bravia TV, which is reduced by an impressive £220 right now. Boasting a 4K processor, it promises a more vibrant and colourful display when watching your favourite films or box sets, while the advanced motion technology enables smooth, lag-free visuals. You can also activate voice control and have the assistance of Google, as well as get access to all the latest content across Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Now and much more.
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 10:26
Hoover up this Dyson V10 vacuum Boxing Day deal
Dyson V10 animal extra vacuum cleaner: Was £399.99, now £299.99, Johnlewis.com
Make light work of your floors with Dyson’s V10. While it may not be the newest model, the design is just as slick, stylish and bang on the money as the brand’s more recent launches. Rated the best for big families in our guide to the best cordless vacuum cleaners, our reviewer said: “It’s easy to move along carpets and wooden floors, while the max setting has incredible suction. As the name suggests, it’s great for picking up animal hair from carpets and upholstery – and we found its direct-drive cleaner head best for this job.” They also loved that it didn’t distract pets and that is proved easy to charge, by either plugging it in or keeping it attached to the wall mount when not in use.
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 10:16
Apple’s AirPods pro earbuds are just £189 right now
As brands go, Apple is notorious for not taking part in sales, but you’re likely to find competitive prices from third party retailers this Boxing Day. Case in point on the tech giant’s popular earbuds.
“The AirPods pro are a high-end pair of earphones that are difficult to find much fault in,” said our writer when we reviewed Apple’s latest earbuds back in May. And now you can pick them up with more than 20 per cent off. These were the most comfortable earbuds we tried, and they have active noise cancellation, better battery life and much-improved sound quality compared to their predecessors. Our reviewer added: “If you’re a member of the iOS family, the AirPods pros are the best in-ear earphones you can get on the market, and will continue to be until Apple decides to release a successor.” It’s rare to find Apple products in sale, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Eva Waite-Taylor29 December 2021 09:56
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