January Sales: The best offers across decor, storage, furniture, home tech, mattresses and more

January sales 2020 – Shop the best UK deals live now

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The January sales have already begun, and now is the best time of the year to bag a bargain.

The January sales used to start in January, but the last few years retailers have brought the big sale forward, starting immediately after Boxing Day. We've rounded up the best offers below.

In the past, the January sales have often been synonymous with queues of people standing in line at high street shops in the early hours of the morning, but this year is looking a little different as the event takes place mostly online.

What's more, the online deals are set to be bigger than ever this year, as the coronavirus lockdown measures have inspired a surge in online shoppers, shopping from the comfort and safety of their homes.

So, here are the best Boxing Day and January sales of 2020.

The best Boxing Day and January sales now on

Amazon – Last year Amazon's Boxing Day sale was one of the biggest sales of the year, which it calls its End of Year sale, with huge reductions on everything from tech to toys. 

AO – AO's Christmas sale has kicked off early with savings across large appliances, TVs and smart home. More offers have gone live today as part of the Boxing Day and January sale.

Argos – Argos have added new deals to its Boxing Day and January sale, including 20% off mattresses and selected furniture. 

Anthropologie – Anthropologie offered as much as 50 % off clothing and homeware during last year's Boxing Day event, and this year is just as strong. 

Boots – The Boots Boxing Day Sale is is offering half price on electric toothbrushes, deals on fragrances, and price reductions on Fitbits.

Currys – With up to 40% off selected products, now is the time to buy a washing machine, vacuum cleaner or laptop. 

Debenhams – Known for impressive Boxing Day and January sales discounts, here you'll find massive discounts across thousands of products. 

Emma Mattress – Now's the time to get 35% off this award winning mattress, but the sale is only on for another two days. 

Habitat – You'll find up to 60% off here - wardrobes are particularly good value, ideal for sorting your new year storage needs. 

H&M – From towels to cushions,  the H&M HOME sale is offering plenty of offers. 

House of Fraser – there is 20% off everything in this bumper sale, from bedding to cutlery.

John Lewis – there is up to 50% off in this huge John Lewis sale - the lighting section is particularly strong on offers. 

La Redoute  –With up to 35% off bedding and 25% off rugs, the La Redoute sale is a very stylish way to update your home. 

Marks & Spencer – there is up to 50% off in the M&S sale, and the goose down duvet and pillow sets are a particularly good offer (they're so snuggly!). 

Next – the Next Boxing Day Sale is always a popular one, because its stylish furniture and accessories are up to 50% off. 

Nordic Nest – The Scandinavian brand is offers a slice of serene style currently with money off. Rugs are up to 30% off, and Stelton's tableware is 40% off. 

Selfridges – there is up to 50% off in the Selfridges sale, including brands like Le Creuset. 

Simba – Another popular sleep brand, Simba's Boxing Day sale offers 35% off mattresses, pillows and duvets. 

Soak and Sleep – plenty of great deals in this mattress sale. 

The White Company – there is up to 30% off home accessories, and 20% off the wonderful duvets in the White Company sale.

Urban outfitters – there is up to 75% off in this impressive Urban Outfitters sale, home of quirky accessories and affordable rugs. 

Very – From £100 off Shark vacuum cleaners to £300 off sofas, the Very sale is massive! 

Wayfair – with beds from £99, sofas from £249 and deals across every category, you're guranteed to find something you want on offer in the Wayfair sale.

When do the Boxing Day sales start?

While Boxing Day sales traditionally begin Boxing Day, in recent years many retailers start their sales up to a week earlier, and many of the sales run through to January.

The Boxing Day and January sales are the last of the year, as the next big sale event isn't until Amazon Prime Day, traditionally held in the summer, and Black Friday in November.

How to get the best Boxing Day deals

Think ahead about what you need, or what you've had your eye on – maybe your perfume is running low, maybe you're in need of a new coat, pair of leggings or jeans, or maybe you'd like to treat yourself to some home gym equipment and activewear to jump start a January detox. Whatever it is that you want, shop around in advance so that you can recognise a good offer when you see one on Boxing Day, as you'll be able to compare the new offer against the original prices.

Tips for Boxing Day sales shopping online

For big sites such as Amazon and John Lewis & Partners, it's recommended to create an account in advance, making buying items a more seamless process as your address and delivery details will already be saved. 

We’d also recommend signing up for an Amazon Prime membership, costing £7.99 a month, which offers same day and next day delivery on selected products. Amazon also offers a free 30 day trial for Prime, so you could sign up before Boxing Day and cancel after making the most of the sale, without being charged.

Boxing Day Opening Times

This year, many stores have said they will remain closed on Boxing Day (including John Lewis, Wickes, Homebase and Marks and Spencer).

Opening times will vary between different branches for each brand, so we recommend checking Google for their updated holiday dates opening times.

Lotte Brouwer
Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.