How I saved $400 shopping for Christmas in the Black Friday sales
Ahead of Christmas, I strategically shopped at the Black Friday sales to save a small fortune on festive gifts.
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Here's what I bought and where I saved:
Apple AirPods Pro
My husband has wanted these for years and Apple is notoriously shy with offering discounts, so I jumped at this opportunity to nab his Christmas present and save a quarter off the price.
Black Friday sale price: $295
Nintendo Switch OLED model Splatoon 3 edition
I snapped this one a little while ago in the pre-Black Friday sales for just $379. While this particular deal is no longer available, you can still grab the regular OLED Nintendo Switch for just $478, down from $539.95.
Black Friday sale price: $379
Minecraft and Harry Potter LEGO
My 6-year-old son is LEGO-obsessed, and thanks to Amazon's sale – offering up to 50% off – I grabbed 2 sets. The ones I bought were the LEGO Minecraft The Skeleton Dungeon Building Kit ($49.99 down to $35) and the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Moment: Divination Class Book Classroom Building Set ($49.99 down to $25).
RRP: $49.99 each
Black Friday sale price: $35 and $25
Saving (total): $39.98
35mm Co instant camera
What does one buy an infinitely picky 12-year-old girl? My daughter is impossible to buy for, so when I discovered this 20% Black Friday discount, I couldn't resist snapping this instant camera up for her. I grabbed the hot pink model too, which delivers $10 per sale to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Black Friday sale price: $79.95
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T2 Tea cup and saucer
I went on a bit of a spree at T2 buying gifts for my tea-drinking friends to make the most of the $10 shipping fee. They're offering plenty of pretty things on sale, with a further 25% off for Black Friday. I paid just over $70 for 5 teacup sets, including postage!
Black Friday sale price: $73.50
Total savings: $402.43
Get ahead on your Christmas shopping and check out the latest Black Friday deals now.