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With just 10 days to go until Black Friday - aka the biggest and best shopping event of the year - brands and retailers have upped their game by launching their deals early. The shopping bonanza offers you the chance to bag a bargain on everything from TVs, games consoles and laptops to home appliances, beauty products and mattresses from the likes of Amazon, John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Currys, Boots and Apple. It really is the best time of year to find a deal, and of course, get your Christmas shopping lists squared away.
In order to help you grab a bargain during the mammoth sales bonanza, our team of expert deal-hunters are on hand to find the best early offers. We've already seen some standout deals on the all-new Apple iPhone 13, as well as on the Dyson v11 vacuum cleaner, Simba's hybrid mattress and even on the coveted Peloton, but will continue to reveal the hottest offers as soon as they drop. Happy shopping!
The best early Black Friday deals
- Save up to 40% on Gtech's popular air ram MK2 K9 vacuum
- Amazon has discounted its Echo dot and Ring doorbell bundle by 50%
- Stomp into winter with 25% off this pair of Dr Martens
- The Gymshark Black Friday 2021 sale
Where to find Shark Black Friday offers right now10:25 , Daisy Lester
Shark is already teasing its Black Friday event on its webpage, and last year they had some exclusive offers on their top products. Those who sign up to the brand's mailing list get access to special deals before the rest of us. But in the meantime, we've spotted some stellar savings on some of our favourite products on sale elsewhere right now.
Shark anti hair wrap cordless stick vacuum cleaner with flexology and truepet: Was GBP379.99, now GBP198.99, Amazon.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Amazon)
This vacuum cleaner was chosen by our reviewer as the best buy for cordless vacuum cleaners.
We were especially fond of their anti hair wrap function, which our tester said "cleverly removes hair from the brush-roll as you clean". At its original price, it was already "a well-priced machine with some great features". So if you really want to get value for money, have a look at this deal!
Shark upright vacuum cleaner NX850UK with powered lift-away, anti hair wrap and duoclean: Was GBP349.99, now GBP198.99, Amazon.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Shark)
With the same anti hair wrap technology as our previous mention, this vacuum cleaner is a great pick for anyone with long locks or furry friends. Amazon offers a whopping GBP150 save, so naturally, we thought it deserved a mention. Buy now
Our guide on Black Friday home appliance deals contains even more offers from Dyson, Shark and more
Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals 2021: Early offers on games, consoles and bundles10:09 , Daisy Lester
Nintendo Switch consoles are always a highlight during Black Friday, and this year's early sales have certainly delivered so far. Here's our pick of the best.
Nintendo Switch grey bundle with PDP gaming headset: Was GBP309.98, now GBP268.99, Amazon.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Amazon)
This Nintendo Switch console in the classic grey colourway comes bundled with a PDP gaming headset. With this versatile game console, you'll be able to blast red shells in either tabletop mode, handheld or on the big screen.
It has the biggest reduction out of all the Nintendo Switch bundles on Amazon, giving you a saving of GBP40.99. Buy now
Nintendo Switch with 'Mario Party Superstars': Was GBP329.98, now GBP298.99, Amazon.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Amazon)
Amazon is currently bundling the OG Nintendo Switch with the newest entry in the Mario Party franchise - Mario Party Superstars, released on 29 October. As with all Switch models, you'll be able to play in handheld mode, docked on the TV and in tabletop mode, plus you'll get around 4.5 to nine hours on a single charge.
Nintendo Switch lite blue bundle with Turtle Beach recon 200 v2 gaming headset: Was GBP249.98, now GBP238.99, Amazon.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Amazon)
The Nintendo Switch lite is the handheld version of the wildly popular Switch console. It features a 5.5in touch screen, compatible with all Switch games that work in handheld mode, perfect for keeping the kids entertained during those long car journeys. Buy now
Shop more Black Friday deals and discounts on Nintendo Switch consoles in our round-up
We've got the lowdown on Gymshark's Black Friday 2021 sale09:55 , Daisy Lester
A beloved brand for gym bunnies, athleisure fans and all those in between, Gymshark has grown to be one of the most recognisable names in the fitness space. This year, the sports brand has confirmed its sale will begin on 18 November at 7pm with up to 70 per cent off on selected lines spanning activewear, workout gear and more. If you're a hardcore fan, be sure to bookmark our Gymshark Black Friday guide and store guide for fresh updates.
Check out all the best early sports and fitness deals in our Black Friday round-up:(C) Provided by The Independent
From Dyson to Apple, these are the best Currys Black Friday deals09:45 , Daisy Lester
From home appliances to tech and TVs, Currys has everything you need in one place. And alongside the likes of Amazon, Very and AO, it joined in with the Black Friday fun early this year. Here's what we've been adding to our online baskets.
Apple iPhone 12 pro: Was GBP949, now GBP899, Currys.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Currys)
Our reviewer praised this phone for its "sleek stainless steel finish" and "lovely new flat-edge design", and many of its features are the same as for the iPhone pro max.
As we expect from iPhone, the iPhone 12 pro does not come cheap, so we consider every discount a win. Buy now
Dyson V11 absolute cordless vacuum cleaner: Was GBP599, now GBP449, Currys.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Currys)
Home appliances are some of the most sought-after products for Black Friday sales, and it just so happens this model from Dyson has a generous GBP150 discount. According to our tester, who put the Dyson V11 up against the V7, the newer model is "the creme-de-la-creme of cordless vacs". Need we say more?
Nespresso By magimix vertuo plus M600 coffee machine: Was GBP179, now GBP69, Currys.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Currys)
On these cold dark winter days, waking up to a good old cup of coffee in the morning can make all the difference. Nespresso is one of our favourites for pod coffee, and right now you can snap up this machine which has more than 60 per cent off. In our review of the appliance our tester argued the coffee from this machine was "perfect every time". Buy now
Amazon has discounted its Echo dot and Ring doorbell bundle by 50% for Black Friday09:35 , Daisy Lester
If you've been considering making your home security system smarter, then you're in luck as Amazon has slashed the price on its video doorbell and smart speaker bundle down to just GBP44.
Ring video doorbell wired and echo dot 3rd generation: Was GBP89.99, now GBP44, Amazon.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Amazon)
The duo includes one of Amazon's most popular products, the Echo dot 3rd generation speaker.
Although not the newest in the echo dot range, the predecessor to the 4th generation (GBP49.99, Amazon.co.uk) repeatedly sells out during Black Friday and boasts Alexa voice control, streaming platform access to Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and Audible, as well as hands free calling. The Independent's technology critic, David Phelan, had previously awarded this particular model a spot in our review of the best smart speakers, praising its impressive performance at such a reasonable price. You'll also get an Amazon ring doorbell in the duo with the wired version coming with a 1080p HD screen, two-way talk and advanced motion detection. With 50 per cent off right now, there's no better time to get your home kitted out.
Stomp into winter with 25% off this pair of Dr Martens09:25 , Daisy Lester
Time to upgrade your footwear game? You're in luck, as we've spotted a stellar saving on a pair of Dr Martens stompers from La Redoute.
Dr Martens 1460 bex patent leather ankle boots: Was GBP170, now GBP127.50, Laredoute.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (La Redoute)
An instantly recognisable boot for very good reason, this pair of Dr Martens in a patent finish are emblematic of the brand's style with their ankle-grazing fit, black upper, eight-eyelet lace-up design and yellow stitching. In our round-up of the best women's boots, we reviewed the leather finish Bex boots, with our tester saying: "The slightly chunkier sole of the Bex model gives them a contemporary feel that still retains the durability, comfort and looks of the classic pairs."
Buy now While we're expecting to see plenty more shoes discounted by third-party retailers, we're also expecting big things from the brand itself. Last year, Dr Martens offered 30 per cent off its legendary shoes, meaning shoppers could snap up a pair of Docs for far less.
There were many incredible savings in 2020, including GBP124 off the 1460 pascal shearling ankle boots (GBP115, Drmartens.com) and a GBP50 saving on the rometty leather chelsea boots (GBP159, Drmartens.com). Make sure to bookmark our Dr Martens Black Friday guide for all the latest deals and discounts.(C) Provided by The Independent
What to expect from the Jo Malone Black Friday 202109:15 , Daisy Lester
Whether you're in the market for a new candle or fragrance, Black Friday is the best time of the year to sniff out a deal. While Jo Malone has traditionally kept it fairly low-key when it comes to Black Friday, plenty of third-party retailers stock the brand, meaning there are likely to be lots of opportunities to grab a bargain.
Previous years have seen candles, scents, colognes and diffusers discounted, with all the best savings seen at retailers including Lookfantastic, Selfridges, and AllBeauty who stock Jo Malone products. For example, in 2020, AllBeauty offered up to 20 per cent off Jo Malone products, including colognes, candles, diffusers and body creams. Selfridges offered 10 per cent off selected items, and Lookfantastic allowed shoppers to take home a special gift from the brand when they spent GBP70.
Find out everything you need to know for Black Friday 2021 about how to save on Jo Malone in our dedicated Black Friday guide:(C) Provided by The Independent
Boots goes half price for its early Black Friday sales09:05 , Daisy Lester
In case you didn't hear, Boots was the first major retailer to kick off its Black Friday sale on 1 November this year. Among the abundance of offers ready to be snapped up, we've found some of the best.
Estee Lauder treat yourself gift set: Was GBP90, now GBP45, Boots.com(C) Provided by The Independent (Boots)
At 50 per cent off, this is a stunner of a deal if you ask us.
The set includes six skincare essentials that will help you protect your skin from the cold. It includes the brand's bestselling night repair serum, revitalizing supreme+ creme and more - plus a convenient travel bag. Buy now
Fenty Beauty limited edition gloss & gleam star gift: Was GBP84, now GBP37, Boots.com(C) Provided by The Independent (Boots)
Even less than half price on this one makes us think we really have been good this year.
A rare set filled with full-size items, rather than your usual samples, it includes a freestyle highlighter duo, full frontal mascara an eyeliner and lip luminizer it has everything for a complete look. Buy now To keep you up to date on Boots's Black Friday sale we'll be updating our guide regularly with new jaw-dropping deals:(C) Provided by The Independent
PSA: Debenhams has up to 50% off right now for Black Friday08:55 , Daisy Lester
From homeware to beauty, women's, men's and kids' clothing, Debenhams is a reliable high street stalwart and now you can save up to 50 per cent on selected lines.
Here's what we're shopping.
Red Herring short tiered poplin shirt dress: Was GBP39, now GBP11.70, Debenhams.com(C) Provided by The Independent (Debenhams)
A great basic for both summer and winter wear, this poplin dress boasts a flattering silhouette, shirt collar that gives it a touch of smartness and a trapeze tiered skirt that's bang on trend. Dress it up with knee-high boots or team it with trainers for a casual look. For GBP11, you can't go wrong.
Wrangler wr Texas authentic straight darkstone jeans: Was GBP65, now GBP52, Debenhams.com(C) Provided by The Independent (Debenhams)
There's a 20 per cent saving to be had on this pair of Wrangler jeans right now thanks to Debenhams. A wardrobe mainstay, a good pair of jeans can last you years and Wrangler's are no exception. These are a timeless take, coming in a regular fit with a classic straight leg style.
The Linen Yard waffle king duvet set: Was GBP50, now GBP35, Debenhams.com(C) Provided by The Independent (Debenhams)
Made from 100 per cent soft cotton, there's no better way to get cosy this winter than with this waffle duvet. Its three-dimensional shape is created to keep you snug in the winter while still being breathable in the summer. This full bodied duvet comes with large matching pillows complete with an Oxford border for an extra touch of luxury.
Save up to 40% on Gtech's popular air ram MK2 K9 vacuum in its Black Friday sale08:45 , Daisy Lester
Popular appliance brand Gtech has joined the likes of Currys and Amazon and kicked off its Black Friday sale early this year - and it's claiming the sale is its biggest yet. Gtech's models have featured in a range of IndyBest reviews, from the best cordless vacuums to the best hoovers for tackling pet hair, so we know the brand has reputable products - including the air ram MK2 K9 that's currently on sale for Black Friday.
Gtech AirRam MK2 K9: Was GBP249.99, now GBP149.99, Gtech.co.uk(C) Provided by The Independent (Gtech)
Save a whopping 45 per cent on this cordless vacuum cleaner, designed specifically for pet owners. In our round-up of the best pet vacuum cleaners, our reviewer was impressed with this Gtech machine. "Gtech's pet-geared cordless machine is very capable, with a rotating brush bar that works with the powerful suction to clear up carpets, flooring and areas that your pets patrol regularly," they said.
They praised how "well-designed" the ergonomics of the appliance are, how easy it was to push around and the "low profile swivel handle that will get under all those hair traps, like sofas and coffee tables." With a GBP100 saving on the model right now, it's a no brainer. Buy now Browse more home appliance deals in our Black Friday guide:(C) Provided by The Independent
The best Black Friday deals, from washing machines to Nintendo Switch consoles08:35 , Eva Waite-Taylor
Good morning deal-hunters!
As promised, we're back for yet another day of bringing you the best early Black Friday deals in the lead-up to the big day.
If you're looking for some shopping inspo, then we'd recommend browsing our guides for all the latest:
Without further ado, get your shopping lists ready.