Black Friday 2019: Retailers to watch for bargain Christmas gifts

black friday christmas gifts

You might’ve picked up a few gifts here and there already, but come Black Friday it’s time to start your Christmas shopping in earnest by bagging some epic bargains on 2019’s top gifts. We’ve put together a few brands to keep an eye on with predictions about what deals to expect come the Black Friday shopping bonanza. From toys at Argos to Debenhams’ beauty goodies and tech at John Lewis, find the best Black Friday deals on gifts to make this Christmas one to remember without breaking the bank.

John Lewis

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John Lewis’ Black Friday event is kicking off on Friday 22nd November at 7am, giving you a full week to shop the sales before the big day. The top high-street brand promises to never be knowingly undersold, and it’s no different for Black Friday, so expect to see some price wars with other brands. 

Based on their 2018 sales we predict at least 20% off deals on their selection of toys, beauty and fragrances. Some of John Lewis’ top Black Friday 2018 deals included 50% off the Peter Rabbit Children’s Book Box Set, 20% off the Sylvanian Families Treehouse and Log Cabin and £30 off the Nerf Retaliator Elite Plus Pack, so if you’re shopping for the little ones stop by John Lewis first. 

And for the grown-ups, some of the best selling products last year were 35% off the pricey Mulberry Zipped Bayswater bag and 30% off their official John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar which was worth £225 and was reduced to just £82.50 (down from £150). There were also great deals on tech with a £50 discount on the Apple iPhone XS and a 10% discount on the Sage Bambino Plus coffee machine. From toys to tech, stop by John Lewis for some unmissable Black Friday discounts. 


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Whether you’re shopping for mum, your brother or the kids, Argos has a gift for everyone. From this year’s must-have toys like Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama to Apple Airpods and even gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch, it’ll be easy to get all your Christmas gift shopping done and dusted at Argos – especially with their amazing Black Friday offers. 

Last year’s top sellers were the LEGO Classic Creative Brick Box Building Set, the Lenovo Ideapad 11.6″ Laptop and the Philips Series 7000 12-1 Grooming Kit, all sold at bargain prices which you’ll only see on Black Friday. Expect more fantastic deals this year to make your Christmas shopping a doddle. 


boots beauty products


When it comes to gifts, you can always rely on Boots. Although they usually wait until Black Friday to release their deals, they’ve started early this year with sales dropping on Wednesday 20th November. They’re offering half price or better on a huge range of health and beauty goodies, including the No7 Beauty Wardrobe gift set, the much sought after Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette, Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette and the Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer – to name just a few! 

You’ll also find the FitBit Charge 3 for just £99.99 and can get price matches on selected electrical beauty products. To top it all off, you’ll earn £10 worth of points for every £60 you spend, so get shopping! 


debenhams christmas advent calendars

The Debenhams Black Friday sale is set to start on Monday 25th November, giving you a whole week to double down on terrific savings. From stylish homeware to beauty, electricals and fashion, Debenhams makes it easy to cross a few names off your Christmas list. Last year the high-street giant offered 20% off all full-price beauty, skincare and fragrances, as well as 50% off most departments site-wide. 

Top deals included 50% off the bestselling Caterpillar activity toy, 40% the Kat Von D Shade and Glimmer eyeshadow palette and a whopping 57% off the Morphy Richards Retro accents 4 slice toaster. All these deals were the cheapest of anywhere online during Black Friday, so it’s well worth stopping by the Debenhams website again this year for discounts on just about everything. 


iwoot christmas novelty gifts

Running low on gift inspiration? IWOOT has a treasure trove of unique gift ideas to help you find something for those hard-to-buy for family members. From multibuy offers to price drops and discounts on selected lines, there are already plenty of Black Friday deals to choose from.

Last year they offered 20% off selected board games and reductions on everything from Star Wars merch to stylish homeware, along with free delivery on all orders over £10. Find fun novelty gifts, tech, toys, homeware and clothing to put a smile on anyone’s face this Christmas without having to spend a fortune at

Marks and Spencer

marks and spencer christmas ornaments

Although Marks and Spencer doesn’t officially take part in Black Friday, you can still expect to see them roll out some fantastic deals to try and keep up with competitors through the shopping extravaganza. And when it comes to gifts and all things Christmas, M&S is an essential stop on your shopping spree. 

Last year they had a massive clearance sale with up to 50% off high quality fashion and beauty products, so if you’re looking for an elegant cashmere jumper, a chic winter coat or luxury moisturiser, you’re sure to find a great deal at M&S come Black Friday.

We also predict sales on homeware as last year they were offering 50% off cookware and home accessories. You may also be able to grab a few wine cases with 15% off to get the party started on a budget. So although Marks and Spencer aren’t officially on board the Black Friday train, we still expect to see discounts of up to 60% on fabulous gifts and goodies. 


menkind gifts and gadgets

Looking for a gift for him? You’ll be spoilt for choice at Menkind. From nifty gadgets to novelty gifts, it’s the perfect place to shop for those hard-to-buy-for boys. For Black Friday 2018 Menkind was offering 10% off all Christmas gifts and promised their Black Friday deals were the lowest prices they’d offer before Christmas, so if you’re looking for gifts, Black Friday is the time to shop.

They’ve already got a few products out on sale, currently offering 60% off the balcony barbeque and the Anki Vector Smart Robot, along with 17% off the Trust Gaming GXT 830-RW Avonn Gaming Keyboard and 29% off the Calvin Klein Vachetta Card Holder. So if you’re feeling stuck on what to get dad or the hubby, Menkind is a safe bet for bargains. 


Whether you’re shopping for mum, your mate, your Mrs or the kids, Black Friday is the time to get started on your Christmas gift shopping and get it sorted for the best possible value. Check back on Black Friday is see if our predictions are correct, and get prepped by checking out our Black Friday tips to nab the best deals along with the offers over on our sister site  

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