The main event of the Balck Friday sale is finally here, and thanks to its eagerly anticipated advert, John Lewis & Partners is a popular destination for Christmas shopping, and offers some great deals too.
With an abundance of deals on offer this year, from slashing the prices of our favourite kitchenware to discounts across big-name tech brands, we’d advise bookmarking this page so you can keep up to date with the action.
Back to the British department store, thanks to its Never Knowingly Undersold policy, it is constantly comparing its prices to its competitors and matching them, so you won’t have to go far for fantastic offers.
Over the course of the weekend though, we will be doing the hard work for you, constantly updating you with the best John Lewis & Partners deals here – read on for how you can save money while you shop.
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The best John Lewis Black Friday deals
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3in Retina Display, Intel Core i3 (256 GB SSD): Was £999, now £879
This Mac 2020 book Air claims to have a new and improved keyboard, like the one available with the 16in model. It comes in space grey, silver and gold and has been designed for quiet, responsive typing and has backlit keys for typing in low-lit settings. You can expect up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge and the Intel Core i3 processor will let you do day-to-day tasks with no lag. The Macbook Air (Intel Core i5 model) made into our 2020 guide of best laptops for working from home, with our reviewer noting: “This is one of the slickest laptops around. It also has extremely good battery life, despite its slim profile.”
Bose Home Speaker 500 Smart Speaker with voice recognition and control: Was £329, now £279
When it comes to home sound devices, Bose is a seriously heavyweight name, and this super-stylish offering (which comes in either black or silver) will give your home wall-to-wall stereo sound with a single speaker. Use your voice assistant to ask for any tune you like: Google Assistant and Alexa are built-in so millions of songs are there if you just ask (and even when the volume’s cranked up, it will still hear your requests). We reviewed the Bose portable home speaker which we noted has a “strong audio quality” - no doubt you’ll get something pretty similar with this one, too.
Bosch Serie 4 WAN28281GB freestanding washing machine: Was £449, now £349
Our reviewer praising it for giving “you everything you could ever really need from a washing machine. It is exceptionally quiet, almost soothingly so, and it has a good selection of cycles, including dark wash, mixed load, and a super quick setting which gets your washing done in as little as 15 minutes.”
Le Creuset Cast Iron 20cm Casserole and 29cm Stoneware Dish Set, 2 Piece, Volcanic: Was £235, now £141
Save an impressive 40 per cent and snap up two of Le Creuset’s most popular products. In the brand’s signature volcanic colour, the set contains a 20cm cast iron round casserole dish and a stoneware 29cm deep rectangular dish, so you can switch easily from slow-cooking stews to baking bread.
We featured a similar Le Creuset shallow dish in our round-up of the best casserole dishes, noting that “it’s a brand you can rely on, with dishes often becoming family heirlooms… we found this one to be the best for our requirements, particularly given its versatility; on top of cooking risottos and casseroles, the dish is adept at browning meat thanks to its shallow depth.” Versatile, lightweight and durable, invest in these kitchen staples while nearly £100 is knocked off the price.
With 20 per cent off Loaf for John Lewis, now’s the perfect time to update your living room furniture. Loaf is a failsafe brand for sofas, and a different design from the same brand took the top spot in our review of the best sofa beds. Our tester praised it for its “big, bouncy cushions, its easy folding mechanism and its substantial mattress”, so we’re expecting big things from this one too. With a huge array of colours to choose from, you can pick something that’ll suit your space – we particularly love the Tuscan pink.
Sophie Conran Portmeirion dinnerware set, white 12 piece: Was £144, now £100.80
Give your crockery an update and make sure you’re always dining in style with this set from Sophie Conran, a brand you can trust after it featured in our review of the best dinner plates.
This particular collection includes four dinner plates, salad plates and cereal bowls, making it the perfect set for families or medium-sized households. If you’re not a fan of washing up, each piece is dishwasher safe, as well as microwave safe, and oven and freezer proof. With 30 per cent off, this a great price for a high-quality dinnerwear set.
Maxi-Cosi Mica 360 i-Size car seat: Was £299, now £239.20
Car seats are often one of the biggest, most expensive and important purchases when planning ahead to the arrival of your baby, making Black Friday the perfect opportunity to get things ticked off the list. This particular carrier took the top spot in our review of the best car seats with our tester noting that it “was a dream”, praising the swivel for making “it easy to insert and remove babies”. For “fabulous quality all round”, you can’t beat this low price.
Sweaty Betty Power 7/8 Gym Leggings: Was £75, now £56.25
Known for its super slick sportswear, Sweaty Betty’s leggings are well-loved and a similar pair featured in our review of the best women's running leggings. You can 25 per cent off these leggings, which come in various colours and prints for your next workout plans. The fabric is designed to sculpt your body shape with a side and back pocket for storing your keys or bank card without dragging down the material, while the adjustable drawcord will ensure they stay squat proof.
Estee Lauder The Night is Yours Skincare gift set: Was £90, now £45
Pamper yourself with the Estée Lauder The Night Is Yours Skincare Gift Set, and you won’t feel guilty with 50 per cent off. The set contains two full-size products; the Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam and Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Power Foil Mask, and minis of the Advanced Night range and completed with a gorgeous travel case.
The new formula of the Advanced night repair serum was put to the test against the original formula, and our reviewer said: "The new boosts a signalling molecule that is involved in the skin's repair process, encouraging the production of fresh skin cells. It's the first time that the formula has been able to help increase the production of collagen.”
Dyson V8 Absolute Extra Vacuum Cleaner: Was £399.99, now £299
Save £100 on this popular cordless model that promises up to 40 minutes of run-time with each charge, and to make light work of dirt, dust and grime on carpets, cars, hard floors and upholstery. It can also transform into a handheld device that can help reach tricker areas such as ceilings. A similar model, the Dyson V11 absolute, took home the top spot in our review of the best cordless vacuum cleaners, where our reviewer described the hoover as “mind-blowingly good”.
Molton Brown orange and bergamot collection hand care gift set: Was £40, now £34
There’s 15 per cent off across the full Molton Brown range at John Lewis and Partners, so now is the time to stock up on these gorgeous smelling luxury soaps, hand lotions, shower gels, reed diffusers, candles and perfumes. This luxury soap and hand lotion set includes notes of orange oil, bergamot, mandarin, ylang-ylang and musk.
Apple iPad Pro 11" 2020, A12Z Bionic, iOS, Wi-Fi, 128GB, Space Grey: Was £769, now £739
Apple products don’t come cheap and the brand is notorious for not participating in many sales, so although this isn’t a huge saving, it’s a worthy inclusion for the latest 2020 Pro model. Our technology critic, David Phelan, explained in his review the difference between the 2020 iPad Pro and the previous version: “The biggest changes are the new LiDAR scanner and the improved cameras which are designed to turn the iPad Pro into a portable movie studio, say, rather than a better way to take photographs.” With a two-year guarantee, you can also claim up to £150 when trading in an old iPad with John Lewis.
Tom Ford Lip Colour, True Coral: Was £43, now £37.40
There’s currently 15 per cent off a selection of Tom Ford fragrance and make-up at John Lewis, and if you’re new to the brand, its luxurious lipsticks are a great place to start. This coral shade with pink undertones makes for the perfect bright lip and has a creamy, smooth formula, enriched with soya seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and camomilla flower oil.
Google Nest mini 2nd generation: Was £49, now £19
This Google smart speaker and digital assistant works using voice control and allows you to play music from streaming platforms such as Spotify and YouTube Music. You can also check the weather, your diary, set reminders and hear the news whenever you ask. It supports up to six users and is compatible with smart devices and other Google Nest products. At this price, snap it up fast.
Sony Bravia KD65AG9 (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 65in: Was £2,799, now £2,499
Upgrade your entertainment setup with this 4K android TV from Sony as John Lewis has slashed its price by £300. Promising perfect imagery no matter where you’re sitting, it also has built-in Google Assistant so you can search for your programmes, apps, videos and music via voice control. The brand has also featured in our review of the best 4K TVs.
Phase Eight Rushelle dress: Was £120, now £45
With £75 off, this yellow Phase Eight Rushelle dress is an absolute steal. If you love the idea of yellow but aren’t quite sure how to “do” it – worry not, our style guide on bold colours has a whole rundown of tips on how to wear sunshine brights. Top hint? It looks great “when worn with a clashing bold lip”. So what are you waiting for?
Samsung Galaxy Ion, Intel Core i5, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 13", Silver: Was £1,249, now £1,049
This Samsung laptop has a 13-inch screen and 8GB of RAM. It’s slimline too and has a quick-charging and long-lasting battery (21.5 hours). While we haven't reviewed this specific model, we did review the Samsung Galaxy Book in our best two-in-one laptops guide and found it to be particularly good for movie playback as “the display is excellent” – so hopefully you’ll get similar quality here too. A two-year guarantee is also included.
Magimix Compact 3200 Food Processor, Satin: Was £219.95, now £189.95
If you’ve found yourself enjoying a spot of baking/soup-making et al over lockdown, this Magimix 3200 food processor could be a great new addition to your kitchen appliances. The similar Magimix cuisine 5200XL made it to the very top of our best food processors round-up with our reviewer commenting that it “has been made with keen cooks in mind, working quickly and quietly through large quantities of ingredients”. They also noted that “Jamie Oliver has long used the word Magimix synonymously with the term food processor”. It really doesn't get much better than that. (Three year guarantee included.)
Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum, 100ml: Was £280, now £238
A bottle of fragrance makes for a great Christmas gift, so tick this off your list while there’s 15 per cent to save. Enjoy the woody scent which has notes of bergamot, patchouli, jasmin, vanilla and musk. The long-lasting scent is a household name when it comes to luxury fragrance, so if you're shopping for a loved one this Christmas, they'll love unwrapping this.
Herman Miller Aeron Office Chair, Graphite: Was £1,099, now £934.15
There is no better time to invest in this office chair than while we are all working from home. You can enjoy 15 per cent off the Herman Miller aeron office chair, knocking more than £100 off its price tag.
The chair came out on top in our guide to the best office chairs, with our reviewer saying “from the moment we sat down in the Aeron, we knew we were onto a winner. The seat and back are supremely comfortable, pleasantly cool to the touch, and with a slight bit of bounce that gives the chair a great sense of responsiveness,” concluding that the chair is a “true work of art.”
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: Was £39, now £31.20
Snap up this 15 per cent reduction on Giorgio Armani’s popular lightweight luminous silk foundation which uses oil-free hydrating fluid to brighten and even out skin tones. The product featured in our guide to the best lightweight foundations, where our reviewer said it was “completely weightless on the skin and feels plumping rather than drying.” They added: “It’s a perfect ‘your skin but better’ foundation, giving you a flawless finish without looking flat.”
Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Sport Headphones with Mic/Remote, Black: Was £219, now £159
We all need an extra boost when it comes to working out during the winter months, and these totally wireless earphones by Beats should do the trick. Not only is the fit adjustable and more secure with the ear hooks, these are also sweat and water resistant so you can exercise to your hearts content with a podcast or playlist on full blast.
They won a spot in our review of the best running headphones, where our tester said: “You could hang upside down in aerial yoga with these on and they wouldn’t even budge. They’re comfortable enough to wear all day long – and with a nine-hour battery life, you could definitely do that." With no wires to get in the way of your workout, they seem like a winner. They are available in a range of unusual colours too, from spring yellow to moss green.
LEGO Creator 10272 Old Trafford – Manchester United: Was £250, now £199.99
Manchester United football fans of all ages can enjoy recreating the famous Old Trafford stadium in Lego form, with this set that now has 20 per cent off. It contains 3897 pieces so is sure to keep you and the kids occupied, and even comes with mini figurines of Sir Alex Ferguson, George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton. While watching the game from the stands may be a long way off, this is the next best thing.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: Was £26, now £18.20
This cult favourite among make-up lovers now has 30 per cent off, so add it to your basket ASAP. Spritz it over freshly applied products or onto brushes for make-up that will last all day. In our review of the setting spray, our tester said: “I tested this spray over three days with three levels of activity – one day was spent at home and running errands, another was with a day of mask-wearing and public transport, and one was for an evening where I was cooking in a hot kitchen. Unsurprisingly, my make-up didn’t smudge in my lower-activity days, but it also held up exceptionally well under my mask and while cooking.”
ghd Original Hair Straightener, Black: Was £109, now £87
Ghd has long been a go-to for hair styling tools, and its recognisable straighteners currently have more than £20 off in the sale. They heat up in 30 seconds to 185C, the optimum temperature to avoid damage, and can be used on all hair types. The ghd platinum+ straighteners also appeared in our review of the best hair straighteners for 2020.
Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter, 2-5 years, Pink: Was £87.20, now £60.76
Make the most of the sales by heading to the kids’ toys sections, where there's no shortage of deals to be found. This scooter will score you brownie points on Christmas morning and provide hours of fun for small children. It also has an adjustable handlebar height so will grow with the user. The brand has also featured in our review of the best kids scooters so rest assured you're in good hands.
Barbour International Lineout Long Quilted Coat: Was £239, now £191.20
Wrap up warm this winter with this Barbour coat, while the brand currently has 20 per cent off at John Lewis. The long length will keep you covered and the belt will clinch you in the waist and leave you looking fabulous. It’s adjustable too, so you can change up your silhouette however you feel comfortable.
Lego Star Wars 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer: Was £650, now £519.99
Any fan of Star Wars will love this set and with 20 per cent off, it’s an offer too good to miss. With a huge saving of £130, the finished product is more than one metre long, so is sure to keep both children and adults busy. It's made up of a whopping 4784 pieces, including mini-figures.
Theragun PRO 4th Generation Percussive Therapy Massager: Was £549, now £400
If you’re been sticking to home workouts while in lockdown, keep your muscles relaxed and soothed with this massage gun. The older model, Theragun liv, impressed us in our review of the best at-home massage tools, so you’re in safe hands. Promising a battery life of 150 minutes, it claims to reduce soreness, improve mobility and increase relaxation.
French Connection Ebba Funnel Neck Jumper, Orca: Was £75, now £49
This wool-cotton mix is perfect to layer over sequin skirts, jeans and dresses. It has an oversized fit with a funnel neckline that will prevent you from looking frumpy and won’t overwhelm a smaller frame if teamed with a belt.
adidas solar drive 19 men’s running shoes: Was £99.95, now £69.50
If you’ve taken up running during lockdown, ensure your footwear will adequately support your ankles, cushion your heels and wick away sweat. This pair claims its textile lining will reduce irritation and chafing, with a breathable mesh that allows natural foot movement and a midsole that will provide a bit of bounce to help you on your runs.
Jaeger Slim Melange Smart Trousers, Grey: Was £124, now £65
While a commute to the office looks far off, a smart pair of trousers will still come in handy as a versatile piece in your wardrobe that can be worn with shirts, knitwear, jackets and coats. This slim-fit pair is slightly cropped with pleats through the middle, and at this price, well worth splashing out on.
Jigsaw Sawyer zip front leather boots, black: Was £200, now £150
Save 25 per cent across Jigsaw in the John Lewis & Partners early Black Friday sale, meaning these stylish leather boots are now a steal of £150, reduced from £200. Whether you’re wearing them with floaty dresses or jeans, make a statement while stomping around in these Sayer boots with chunky soles and a metallic front zip.
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