When do Boxing Day sales 2020 start and how long do they last?

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If you're excited for the Boxing Day sales, here's everything we know about the live sale, from when the Boxing Day sales 2020 start to how long they'll last and where to shop to get the best bargains! 

Boxing Day has landed and we're all going to be treated to a slightly longer break than normal. Not only will we get Saturday to start shopping in the Boxing Day sales 2020 but the Monday is a bank holiday too. Meaning that once the Boxing Day sales 2020 start you'll have more time to browse the stores or shop online for some post-Christmas deals.

If there's something you're excited to treat yourself to ahead of the New Year, this is the perfect time to enjoy great savings across hundreds of items. Whether that's something for you or someone else. It's also a good time to browse for baby essentials, as you can get good prams, bestselling baby car seats and more at reasonable prices from the right stores.

When do Boxing Day sales 2020 start?

Traditional Boxing Day sales started on Boxing Day itself. However, despite the fact Boxing Day is on Saturday 26th December this year, some sales started as far in advance as a week before the big day. This means that Boxing Day sales are live right now!

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How long do Boxing Day sales last?

Again, this varies from retailer to retailer and can sometimes be subject to availability. If stock completely sells out, then the sales might end earlier than expected.  Some shops will rebrand their Boxing Day sales into January sales from the 27th December, and others extend their Boxing Day deals right to the end of the month.

So to avoid disappointment, it's best to check out the sales as soon as possible in case anything sells out or the sale ends sooner than you'd hoped!

Where to get the best Boxing Day sales deals in 2020:

There's plenty of deals from big name brands to look out for this Boxing Day. From the latest gadgets at Currys to fashion essentials from Next, we're sure you'll find something exciting to treat yourself to in the post-Christmas sales.

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Our pick of the top 5 Boxing Day sales to watch:

If you need help navigating the upcoming sales, we've put together our most anticipated retailers for 2020. Even though there's no confirmed Boxing Day deals just yet, there are some deals already on the sites ahead of Christmas Eve 2020 and Christmas Day.

So if you want some last minute deals, take a look at what's on offer...

Amazon Boxing Day sale

It wouldn’t be a sale without Amazon! The retail giant has been one of our top picks for sales this year, with huge savings on household essentials like Dyson vacuum cleaners as well as top gadgets from the likes of Samsung and Sony. 

We've already seen loads of deals on Oral-B toothbrushes, with whopping savings of up to £240. The Oral-B Genius X with Artificial Intelligence is now £99, down from £339.99 while those looking for something more basic can score £70 off the Oral-B Pro 2 2900 Set of 2 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrushes, now £49.99. 

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There’s also more than £150 to be saved on the Shark vacuum cleaner, down from £349.99 to £199. 

Missed out on those beauty and cleansing products under the Christmas tree? Get 35% off Elemis essentials like the Superfood Facial Oil, Soothing Apricot Toner and more.

Currys Boxing Day sale

Currys is the place to go for tech essentials in the Boxing Day sales, and they've got some great deals on their website. We don't know if there will be sales in stores this year for those in tiers one, two and three, but the brand always have great deals to browse online. Currently shoppers can save on Amazon Alexas, Nintendo Switch games, FitBit fitness trackers, tablets and more.

Fitbit Versa 2

Curry's is currently offering the FitBit Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa at £70 off - for just £129. It comes with a 2 year guarantee for total piece of mind, and has voice commands and smartphone notifications.


Next Boxing Day sale

This year, the Next Boxing Day sale is going ahead in-store and online. Famously the retailer has seen queues outside its doors from as early as 3am, but this year shoppers will need to follow social distancing rules.

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There's some great deals at Next, including discounts on big name brands like 70% off Joules, half price off Cath Kidston, £100 off Superdry and Under Armour leggings for under £30. So whether you want some new jeans or some workout gear, there's some great choices on offer. Stores opened where possible at 6am this morning too!


Argos Boxing Day sale

So far, details of Argos' Boxing Day sale are unclear, and there may be some restrictions on collecting in-store as a result of the current coronavirus three-tier restrictions. According to their website, same-day delivery is still available.

They are currently offering a huge 20% off selected furniture, bringing down the prices all over the online store, while nursery and baby products are currently 25% off. There's also loads to be saved on essential appliances, cookware and more.


Boots Boxing Day sale

Last year Boots started slashing their prices ahead of time. So, discounts on Christmas gifts, fragrance, beauty, electrical and gadgets all went live online as early as December 23rd.

Ted Baker Opulent Obsession Box Gift Set

If you want to get ahead on some savings, there's already deals on beauty products, perfume, gadgets and more ahead of the Boots Boxing Day sale 2020. These would make great gifts or just little treats to yourself. Right now there's better than half price on brands like Ted Baker, Pixi, and 1/3 off Aveeno Baby and No7 products.


Will Boxing Day sales happen in tier 4?

New tier 4 lockdown restrictions were put into place from December 20 for many regions in the south and south east of England, including London and Essex. While non-essential shops in these areas will have to close, Boxing Day sales will still go ahead online so there's plenty of deals still to be scored.

In tier 4, click-and-collect services still go ahead so even if home delivery isn't for you, you'll still be able to take part in some of the amazing discounts we're expecting to see the day after Christmas.

Lucy Buglass
Digital Writer

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer for What's on TV, Goodto.com, and Woman&Home. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University she moved to London to begin her career. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases.