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Boring Cyber Monday deals you know you should buy - Black Friday essentials

They may not be shiny new tech or a boozy treat, but you’ll thank us later

Boring Cyber Monday deals you know you should buy - Black Friday essentials
Holly Pyne

Black Friday sales are all about saving a tonne of cash on massive TVs, laptops and maybe even that new game you've been eyeing up, we get that.

But it's also a great opportunity to save on those everyday household items that you've probably been meaning to pick up for quite some time.

UPDATE - MONDAY 2 DECEMBER: One way to avoid Cyber Monday and Black Friday buyer's regret is to stick to the stuff you normally buy. Household basics may not be advertised in TV adverts, but you can save big on the boring stuff too. Like Lavazza coffee grounds, which you'll find below.

Below you will find no shiny new tech, but what you will find is some great deals on products you'd probably be buying anyway. Plus, plenty are under £10 so why not just chuck them in the basket while you're buying some more exciting (that way everyone is happy).

  • Looking for some more flashy deals? Check out our main best Black Friday deals hub to find all the best discounts in one place

55% off
55% off
MasterClass Double Oven Glove (Silicone/Cotton)
£8.99
Chances are it has probably been a while since you bought some new oven gloves, and yours are starting to look a little sad and grubby. These MasterClass gloves are stain-proof, water and heat resistant, and have added ridges for extra grip.
Buy now at Amazon
Save £5
Save £5
Lavazza Qualità Rossa 250g x 12
£26.09
Lavazza makes great ground coffee. This bundle includes 12 250g packs, enough to keep you going without risking the grounds going stale.
Buy now from Amazon
19% off
19% off
Moleskine Digital Notebook (Plain Pages)
£18.68
Write your notes on paper and transfer them to your phone in real time with this paper tablet. It means never missing placing those important lecture notes again, and now with a nice 19% discount.
Buy now at Amazon
77% off
77% off
Command Picture Hanging Set
£10.99
Command strips are ideal for those of us who live in rented accommodation as a way of hanging pictures without drilling any holes. This hanging kit comes 38 strips and hooks including 16 poster strips, 4 large picture hanging strips, and 8 small picture hanging strips.
Buy now at Amazon
50% off
50% off
Philips Azur Steam Iron
£44.99
An iron isn’t the most fun home appliances, but if you want to look presentable for work, it’s probably a necessity. This Philips Steam Iron is now half price and has features including a drip-stop system, a large 300ml water-tank and an auto shut-off function.
Buy now at Amazon
42% off
42% off
Duracell Ultra AAA Alkaline Batteries (pack of 12)
£6.95
Batteries are always something you need but never have. Why not stock up with these Duracell Ultra AAA batteries. These even have a cool power testing feature that allows you to test the remaining power in each battery.
Buy now at Amazon
37% off
37% off
Syncwire iPhone Charger Cable
£5
Having more than one charging cable is never a bad idea - you never know when one will break or disappear off the face of the Earth. This cable is MFi certified and is capable of withstanding being bent at a 95 degree angle 12,000 times.
Buy now at Amazon
37% off
37% off
Gourmet Perle Ocean Delicacies Cat Food
£25.16
Not exactly a glamorous buy but definitely need if you have a feline friend. This box of 95 packets of 85g is sure to keep even the hungriest of cats happy for some time. Recipes include salmon, tuna and plaice, all combined with whole shrimps.
Buy now at Amazon
37% off
37% off
Stanley 34-piece Screwdriver set
£16.99
Tackle any DIY task with this screwdriver set. This set of 34-screwdrivers comes in a handy carry case, which also makes it neat for storing away.
Buy now at Robert Dyas
20% off
20% off
Ultimate Home Cleaning Kit (8 items)
£14.99
This cleaning kit includes products for every room in the house, and they’re all big brand names, too. It includes items such as toilet cleaning gel, kitchen cleaner, a carpet cleaning spray and a polish. Buy them all in one go and save a bit of cash.
Buy now at Amazon
24% off
24% off
Finish All-in-1 Max Dishwasher Tablets (90 tabs)
£8.79
Running low on dishwasher tablets? Why not pick up a huge bag of Finish tablets while doing your Black Friday shopping. Recommended by leading dishwasher manufacturers Beko and Bosch.
Buy now at Amazon