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The best Black Friday deals you need to know about

The best deals we have found this Black Friday... so far.

The best Black Friday deals you need to know about
26 November 2022

Welcome to our guide to getting the best Black Friday deals for Black Friday 2022.

It used to be that Black Friday was a day-long thing, but now it lasts for weeks and that means that there are a whole manner of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to be found and discounts to be had.

To some, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is practically a sport. If that’s you, then you’re all ready to shop for all those deals.

For the rest of us, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be pretty overwhelming. Every online store seems to have an offer and it is difficult to know what’s actually a good deal, and what is just a discount on old stock.

That’s where we come in. This page has everything you need to know about all the major discounts.

We have compiled a list of what to look out for when searching for that ultimate Black Friday bargain, as well as showcasing the best Black Friday deals we have found so far. We are not going to overwhelm you with tons of deals, but a select few which we think are must buys. Enjoy!

Best Black Friday deals 2021: early Black Friday deals revealed
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The 15 best Black Friday UK deals... so far

50% OFF!
50% OFF!
Get NOW for half price
£9.99 (from)
Enjoy two months of NOW for the price of one, across its cinema, sports and movie packages.
Buy from NOW
Save 53%
Save 53%
Roku Express
£13.99 - WAS: £29.99
The Roku Express is Roku's cheapest-ever streaming stick and now it comes in at one of its lowest prices.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE £500 - 36% OFF!
SAVE £500 - 36% OFF!
LG OLED C2 48" 4K Smart TV
£899 - WAS: £1,399.99
Simply one of the best TVs you can buy right now, with a whopping £500 off the price. If you are looking for an OLED which is the perfect size for the average living room, then this is most certainly it.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE £89.32 (24% off)
SAVE £89.32 (24% off)
Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
£290.68 - WAS: £380
With best-in-class noise cancelling, 30 hours' battery life and a superb design, these are some of the best headphones you can buy right now - complete with a hefty discount.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE £91.00 - 36% off!
SAVE £91.00 - 36% off!
Sony WF-1000XM4
£159 - WAS: £250
The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds offer fantastic noise cancelling, decent battery life and look brilliant, too. These are one of the very best true wireless earbuds you can buy.
Buy now from Amazon
28% off - SAVE £42.99
28% off - SAVE £42.99
Star Wars The Mandalorian Helmet
£46.99 - WAS: £59.99
This fantastic LEGO version of The Mandalorian Helmet is discounted now and would make a great display item on your shelf.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE £8.00 (23%)
SAVE £8.00 (23%)
Hendrick's Lunar Gin
£27 - WAS: £35
This limited edition gin is one of our favourites and currently in our best gin list. It's got a wonderful flavour, packed with citrus and light spice - a perfect one, then, for when the days are getting darker.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE £6.85 (24%)
SAVE £6.85 (24%)
Malfy Blood Orange gin
£21.50 - WAS: £28.35
This is the perfect gin for those dreaming of sunnier climes, with the spirit packed with the taste of Amalfy oranges. This makes for a mouth-watering spirit base that goes fantastic with some tonic and lemon.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE £100 - 25% off!
SAVE £100 - 25% off!
Google Pixel 6a
£299 - WAS: £399
This phone was only released in mid-2022 and now there's a cool £100 off the thing. If you fancy a Google phone for a cut-down price, this one is for you.
Buy from Amazon now
26% OFF!
26% OFF!
Sonos Roam SL
£118 - WAS: £159.99
This is everything the Sonos Roam is, minus the voice control. Sonos' ultra-portable speaker is a great way into the world of Sonos.
Buy now from Amazon
32% off!
32% off!
LEGO Central Perk Friends TV Show Series
£47.47 - WAS: £69.99
This faithful recreation of the iconic Friends set is a must for fans of the show. Included is a LEGO build of the Iconic Cafe Studio and seven Minifigures.
Buy now from Amazon
20% off!
20% off!
Wild Turkey 101
£22.10 - WAS £27.50
Wild Turkey 101 is one of the most heralded bourbons on the market and this is a fantastic price for the bottle.
Buy now from Amazon
39% off!
39% off!
Haig Club Clubman Single Grain Scotch Whisky
£16.99 - WAS £28
This David Beckham endorsed whisky is at a cracking price right now. Matured in bourbon casks, with a lovely bit of vanilla coming through when you are drinking, this is a whisky that goes well with cola - or as a dram on its own.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE £11.51 (32%)
SAVE £11.51 (32%)
Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey 1 Litre
£23.99 - WAS: £35.50
Aged in Oloroso sherry casks Black Bush offers yo rich fruity notes and a deep intense character. It's blended for a much smoother finish.
Buy now from Amazon
33% OFF!
33% OFF!
LEGO 10302 Icons Optimus Prime Transformers Figure Set
£106.50 - WAS:£159.99
This is the cheapest we have seen this LEGO Optimus Prime and we must admit we have fallen a little bit in love with this LEGO set. It comprises: 1508 bricks and once constructed, will actually transform from truck to robot!
Buy now from Amazon

The 10 best Black Friday US Deals... So Far

Save 40%
Save 40%
Roku Express
$17.99 - WAS: $29.99
Get 300+ free live TV channels and Roku Originals through the Roku Express, plus access to Netflix and more.
Buy now from Amazon US
35% off!
35% off!
Sony WF-1000XM4
$179.99 - WAS: $278
If you are looking for some of the best true-wireless earphones around right now, then look no further. We have never seen the Sony WF-1000XM4 at a price this low.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE $79 (41%)
SAVE $79 (41%)
Kindle Paperwhite
$110.97 - WAS: $189.97
This is a great deal which includes a Kindle Paperwhite - Wifi, Ad-supported, Amazon Fabric Cover, and Power Adapter.
Buy now from Amazon
40% off!
40% off!
Jabra Elite 7 Pro
$119.99 - WAS: $199.99
These are fantastic true-wireless ear buds that have a significant discount right now. Sound clarity is fantastic and you get up to 8 hours battery and 30hrs with the case.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE $69.99 (58%)
SAVE $69.99 (58%)
Echo Show 5 + Blink Mini
$49.99 - WAS $119.98
This is a great bundle. We would have expected the Echo Show 5 - a nice smart speaker with video capabilities - alone to be this price, but you also get a decent security cam, too.
Buy now from Amazon
SAVE 38% $342.99
SAVE 38% $342.99
iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO
$342.99 - WAS: $549.99
The iRobot Roomba is a self-emptying robot vacuum with smart mapping. It works With Alexa and is ideal for pet hair and carpets​
https://amzn.to/3u0jyJ4
SAVE $20.99 (30%)
SAVE $20.99 (30%)
PS5 DualSense Controller
£49.00 - WAS $69.99
PS5 DualSense Controllers are normally stupidly expensive, this deal takes it down to a much more desirable price.
Buy now from Amazon
31% OFF!
31% OFF!
JBL Flip 6
$89.95 - WAS: $129.95
This is a lovely portable speaker which offers powerful sound and deep bass and is IPX7 waterproof. There's 12 hours of playtime and JBL PartyBoost means you can pair multiple speakers.
Buy now from Amazon
30% OFF!
30% OFF!
Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee Machine
$125 - WAS: $179
We are big fans of the Nespresso Vertuo Next. Now with 30% off, for this you get a one-touch coffee machine that uses the bigger Nespresso pods.
Buy now from Amazon
40% OFF!
40% OFF!
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal
$299 - WAS: £499
One of the most luxurious gaming headphones ever made, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal were far too expensive when first released but now 40% off they are well worth thinking about.
Buy now from Amazon


What Actually Is Black Friday?

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The phrase Black Friday was first used in the Fifties to refer to people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving. The day was used by people who wanted to head to the shops to get buying ready for Christmas.

Black Friday also refers to the general chaos that is created on the day, which if you’ve ever watched those viral videos of people fighting over TVs is probably fair enough.

While the event has happened in the US for decades, the UK has only fairly recently embraced the tradition. Though, the manic scenes in shopping centres seem to have been replaced by furiously clicking away at home.

Is Black Friday Just One Day?

Officially yes, but the buying spree continues way beyond it. While many shops have early Black Friday events, the day officially starts at midnight on November 24 (aka late Thursday night). Amazon already has early Black Friday deals happening, culminating on Black Friday itself (25 November). You then have Cyber Monday - where there are exclusive deals online - so some discounts may continue throughout the weekend.

When Is Black Friday?

This year, Black Friday is 25 November (although there are many deals before this - some are already live) - then Cyber Monday always follows on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, so this year it will be on 29 November.

Where To Find The Best Black Friday Deals?

Let’s be honest, there will be deals everywhere. You probably won’t be able to click on site with being often some sort of discount. At Shortlist we will be on hand to curate the deals for you - making sure that you only see the deals that are truly bargains. So it is definitely worth bookmarking this page and keeping an eye on the above gift guides..

Let’s start with the obvious; Amazon. As one of the largest retailers in the world, Amazon takes events like Black Friday very seriously (you only have to look at Amazon Prime Day to see that). Often some of the best deals are on their own products, so keep an eye on their Echo Dots, Fire TV sticks and Kindles. We now know that its early Black Friday sale is happening - so get ready for a whole month of discounts.

It might even be worth signing up to Amazon Prime to get the most out of the day, as having a Prime membership will almost certainly get you extra savings. It’ll cost you £79 a year, or £40 a year if you’re a student. However, there’s an initial 30-day free Amazon trial if you just want to try it out (sounds like a win-win to us).

Currys PC World also had some major discounts on TVs last year so, if yours needs a bit of an update, maybe wait until Black Friday and buy yourself an early Christmas treat. There’s also likely to be some great deals on laptops, phones and cameras.

If you’re actually intending to venture out on Black Friday John Lewis and Next are the shops to make a bee-line for. John Lewis often drops the prices of a range of tech gadgets. It is also likely to be another retailer with some decent deals on TVs, too.

How Do I Know If I Have A Good Black Friday Deal?

That’s where Shortlist comes in. We will be busy compiling buying guides of all the best deals so you can check to see if the goods you are buying are worth it.

Until the deals roll in, have a look at what were some of the best deals of 2021, so you can get an ideas of the discounts to expect...