With the Holidays looming around the corner and stores starting to put up red banners screaming out sales, shopping for deals has become better and better. Cyber Monday is one of the best shopping days in the whole year. It is a shopping holiday that goes right after the Thanksgiving celebration in the US, Black Friday madness the day after and the Saturday and Sunday of dashing into stores looking for deals.
But just because it comes after Black Friday, it does not mean the deals will be less on that Monday shopping day! On the contrary, Many online stores will SLASH OFF bigger amount of discounts for their online buyers. Last year an average amount of 12% savings was seen in major online shops.
Predictions for Cyber Monday UK 2017
UK is a major online market. IBM and other digital computing firms have seen this market as ever growing over the years. The British people love to give gifts for the holidays and hence it all makes sense to throw a major shopping sale day right before December kicks in.
So what are the items that are going to be really great scores for this sale date this year? Here is a list of them.
4K and HR TV screens – Cutting edge tech has been booming for TV screens. Companies like Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, TCL and LG are all firing up the guns to give you the best technology. Shops online, specially in the UK are expected to slash off prices for this big babies.
IPhone 8 – Apple just released the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Many people are queuing up their brick and mortar stores to get a hold of these sleek and savvy phones. But if you wait a bit till the last week of November, carriers are expected to slash off prices from the iPhone 8. Apple may also put a discount for those who wish to buy this smartphone directly from their site.
Gaming Consoles – PlayStation has always been one of the top players in giving discounts for gaming consoles. PS4, PS4 Slim and even the PS4 Pro are expected to be discounted this year and also you may see free games to be bundled together if you purchase them after Thanksgiving. Microsoft also has the Project Scorpio or the Xbox One X are also expected to be discounted. Xbox One X is expected to be out by November 7, 2017, just a few weeks before Cyber Monday and Christmas. Actual brick and mortar stores may not have a discount for it since it’s pretty new, but shopping online can have great deals for this really sharp gaming consoles.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Samsung has had some setbacks last year with their S7 blowing up. This year, they want to recover from all those loses and get more people to be loyal to their brand. The S8 promises superb Android technology and safety. Discounts from major carriers are expected to be given to online shoppers. Score this phone for great pictures at your next Christmas Party or Holiday Event.
Mirrorless Cameras and DSLRs – Great pictures still come from superb cameras. For the photography enthusiast who is looking to upgrade his or her lenses or getting a new set all together, you may opt to shop right before Christmas and the Holidays to score major deals. Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony and Fujifilm’s Instax are set to have major price cuts on this sale date.
Kitchen Appliances – Getting a new toaster or blender for your mom is a cool gift. You may also score yourself a new coffeemaker online. Shopping holidays can be a good way to upgrade your kitchen and make it top notch.
Kiddie Toys – Plushies, Lego, Barbie, Disney, Hot Wheels and other toys are expected to be on sale. Online shopping like buying from Amazon, is a better option than actually running a store since there is a lesser chance of running into people fighting over discounted items is less likely at home.
Travel Deals – You may not have thought about it, but you can score major deals for your next vacation online on Cyber Monday. Score plane tickets, cruises and even hotel accommodation discounts online.
Check back in the coming days right befoe Cyber Monday of 2018 to see all best toy deals and discounts
Pre Christmas and Holiday sales is the best time to get all of those must have toys at a discounted price.
As well as the usual toys like Nerf guns, RC cars, Board games, Dolls Houses and more, in 2018 toy robots are all the rage this year! Argos, Amazon and Game are my favourite retailers for toys this sale season.
If you can’t wait till the cyber weekend check out this link for 3 for 2 Deals for popular brands like Fisher, Mattel (Barbie), Enchantimals, Nerf, RC Cars and many more in the Pre Cyber Monday Argos 5 day toys sale
Amazon – Another great place to find all the toys at discounted prices this Cyber Monday
I’ve heard many great deals are in store for this years Big Monday sale after Thanksgiving. Brands like Disney, Barbie, Lego, Fisher-Price, Sylvanian family (a traditional doll set that is still hot! I remember this one from when I was a little girl!!!) There are going to be great deals for Lego sets and Harry Potter Character dolls.
Currently, Amazon has already started giving discounts with the advent of Fall because they know that may people have already started their holiday shopping.
Last year some of the best selling Amazon Toys on sale included the Hatchimals Eggs and the Teksta Voice Recognition Puppy Electronic Pet (yes another robotic toy!). Predictions for this year include Toys related to Arts & Crafts, Baby & Toddler Toys, building sets, console games and outdoor toys.
GAME – TOP RETAILER FOR COMPUTERS, CONSOLES AND GAMES
Game haven’t published their deals for Cyber Monday yet, but like many shops they are already offering sales.
Discounted items available now include a 500gb Xbox one, 50% on selected consoles, games and accessories amd Pokemon toys. They also sell preowned games and some of these are on offer right now as well
What are the hottest toys for Christmas 2018 in the UK?
Some of the top toys on children’s wish list this year includes Furbys (again!) the cute robotic monkey Zumer Chimp, WowWeeCHiP the Robot Dog, Paw Patrol Air Patroller (a little robotic dog flies a plane!) FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon, Barbie Barbie 3-Storey Townhouse, and Tiny Treasures Baby Doll and Vtech Kidi Super Star Toy for your budding singers!
Popular toy manufacturers tipped for success this year include Lego (a favourite every year), Play Doh, Vtech, Nerf (they’ve got new and interesting nerf guns), Fisher Price Codeapillar (its an electronic caterpillar for tots!), a remote control Star Wars BB8 robot and more!
Sometimes the very best gift of all is an experience that you never forget, such as a holiday. 2018 marks the advent of millennials going global and jet setting.
Black Friday to Cyber Monday is a great time to go shopping for travel deals as you will find special discounts not normally available. Here you will find great Cyber Monday deals on flights, hotels and holidays.
Where will you choose to go? We will soon post updates for travel deals on this page for Cyber Monday 2018, but first check out the deals in 2017:
Top Cyber Monday Travel & Flights Deals in 2018
Virgin Atlantic Flights– a fantastic (and comfortable!) airline that flies to all sorts of wonderful destinations across the United States of America, Caribbean, Asia, Canada, Africa and Australia.
Take a look at Virgin Flights Cyber Monday Special Offers
Explore – Adventure holidays, walking, hiking and adventure holidays, cultural tours, and fantastic up close animal experiences.
I actually used to work for this company many years ago and went on an amazing holiday to Sri Lanka and another one in Slovenia, so I can personally say these are great trips!
They are mainly group tours so you can go alone and know that you will have friends, or as a couple or in a group of your own.
Visit Explore’s Cyber Sales & Discounts Page
Britannia Hotels – Fantastic hotel chain and the one in Canary Wharf is where the OH and I spent our anniversary – what a view!
Britannia are offering discounted festive breaks for those who want to get away from it all, as well as other money off with other special offers.
Still not sure where to go? Here are some of my holiday suggestions
Virgin Holiday Ideas
Las Vegas – see the bright lights and addicting casinos
Miami – experience chilled US beaches and the glamorous the Florida life
Barbados – Experience a little bit of beach heaven and relaxation, perfect for a romantic getaway!
Christmas is still a few months away. Yes, you still have loads of time to plan ahead. But for those wanting to get early deals, you can check this page out for X-Mas deals and ideas for this coming holidays 2018.
Cyber Monday Gift Guide for UK in 2018
I Want one of Those – IWOOT.com – This site has lots of cool and kooky gifts and gadgets, quirky stuff for the home, great for him and her, and people who already have everything! Ranges under £5 and under £10 as well as higher priced items, so great for big gifts and also stocking fillers. They have a geektastic range of Star Wars gifts which I love!
Zavvi is offering great deals on toys and games from Funko Pop, Star Wars, Disney, Nintendo, Marvel and so much more. These are popular as gifts for boys and girls who love popular characters from famous movies and animations as well as those who love gaming.
You can catch your favorite geek deals from Zavvi now.
Twinings Tea – Twinings do loads of fantastic gift sets, from Christmas teas, luxury wooden gift boxes to cute tea cups and teapots. Lots of items on sale for the Cyber weekend!
GAME – Have you got a gamer in your family? If so this is the shop for you on Cyber Monday as you can get discounted games, consoles and gaming accessories over the Cyber weekend. From Nintendo Wiis to Playstation 4, virtual reality and more, its time to save money!
Gemondo Jewellery – If you’re stuck for what to buy a special lady in your life, you can’t go far wrong with jewellery! Take a look at the Cyber Deals being offered by Gemondo.
Argos – If you are still looking for gifts then look no further than Argos. Last year they had a Black friday/Cyber monday sale already with up to 1/2 price on selected gifts and huge savings on toys.
To see all the best deals that Argos has on sale and special voucher codes to save you money on everything from technology to toys, jewellery, health and beauty, homeware and more, visit my Argos Cyber Sale Page
Very (Half Price Virgin Experience Days)
Very – As part of their Black Friday to Cyber Monday sales offers, Very are doing a huge 50% discount on Virgin Experience days, fantastic gifts for great memories!
New customers at Very can also get an extra 10% off the Cyber discounts if you enter the coupon code found on their sale page and get a credit account with them.
Cyber weekend is a wonderful time to get clothes and fashion deals so mark your calendars till this day hits. Its great to dress up and be beautiful, even better if you can do it at a discount price!
This cyber monday you can be a fashionista and a beauty queen (or a beauty king, cosmetics ‘aint just for girls in 2018!)
Here were the best fashion and beauty retailers offering Cyber Monday discounts in the UK of last year to give you some insite of what’s to come this year.
Skins is dishing out early deals that promises huge savings. As we’ve gathered here, they will give an estimated 70% off come Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So if you are geering up for sports or just want to look fab, get awesome deals from Skins.
Tk Maxx – This famous store is great for women and men’s designer clothes at discounted prices, and now they have even bigger reductions than usual.
The “Gold rush” Gold Label designer event allows is offering the very top designers at a huge 60% off. Get yourself a bargain!
Forever 21 – a young brand as the name suggests but with a wide range of clothing to suit most fashions and ages. I have a lovely sheepskin style hoodie that I got on Cyber Monday last year. They’re styles are always updated and I love clothes from them. I’m planning to get some basic tank tops from them this year!
They do loads of nice sparkly stuff, sports & gym gear, casual wear, night stuff, shoes, dresses, underwear and everything you could want.
Forever 21 is known to have great deals even before Cyber Monday. Here are some of them.
Gemondo Jewellery – Husbands and partners, win points with your little lady by buying her jewels at discounted prices! This 2018 Gemondo Jewellery is sure to have great deals.
Amazon – a shop for everything but great for clothes and shoes because Amazon is really strict about sellers images being correct, and also thanks to getting user feedback you can get a good idea of whether a size is accurate or comes up too small or large.
Additionally, whilst you are well within your rights to return ANY item you buy online (within 2 weeks of purchase) Amazon make it really easy to return stuff, and guarantee excellent customer service.
Cloggs is owned by JD sports and has a large range of shoe brands including Converse, DKNY, Birkenstock, Havianas, Hunters Wellies, The North Face, Kickers, Lacosse, Clarks, K-swiss, Super Dry, Sketchers, Timberland, UGGS and Vans among others.
Argos’s deals last year shows really great savings. They cut the prices much lower for Cyber Monday 2017. You’ll see the best offerings they will dish out for this year’s post Thanksgiving sales in a few days, but for now
Stay tuned for newer deals for 2018.
Currently Argos is still giving away discounts for toys, white goods, home electronics and gaming consoles.
Here are some of our best finds that are on sale right now!
Here are also some deals I’ve found on Amazon that would help you find discounts:
Amazon has loads of cool tech items that you can buy NOW. From their own line of Echo smart speakers that can “ask Alexa” to a wide range of TV sets, cameras, consoles, computers and so much more.
Presenting Amazon’s Echo that is equipped with your own personal assistant Alexa. Alexa is Amazon’s AI that can play you music, call your loved ones, tell you the news and even answer your questions! So get an Amazon Echo now, whether it’s an Echo Dot, Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot or even the Echo Show.
Of course Amazon still carries their much loved Kindle E-Reader devices and Fire Tablets. The Kindle is a superb device for reading that doesn’t hurt your eyes and allows you to have a whole library for a size of a very thin book!
Find the best deals on TV, Blu-Ray and Home Cinema from Amazon. They carry a wide selection of 4K Ultra HD TV sets and a whole lot of home viewing peripherals that can enhance your home entertainment system.
Very, like many other shops, gives big savings on Cyber Weekend. Laptops, tablets, wearables, Kindles and PCs are a good buy that you can get at a cheap price from here. They also offer consoles, games and cameras.
Tablets, smartphones, iphones, PCs, Wearable devices, ebook readers, cameras, consoles and computer games and virtual reality (VR) devices are some of the hot things to look out for this year.
Here were some of my favourite tech Cyber Monday deals and gifts from last year:
HTC Vive – This is one of the best top VR headsets, and allows roomscale movement. My favourite experience on the Vive is Tiltbrush, a programme that allows you to paint with light! The Vive requires a high spec PC with a good graphics card.
Oculus Rift – Another popular VR headset. With the recently released Touch controllers, Rift can now also do room scale VR, but most of it’s games are still currently seated, making this the preferred choice for gamers. A high spec pc is also required for rift.
Gear VR – This VR offering allows you to use VR with a mobile device. While its not as powerful as Rift or Vive, it’s much cheaper and there are lots of games available. As it is made by Samsung its only possible to use Samsung phones, and newer ones, models that work are S6 and S7.
Playstation VR – Better than the Gear VR, not as good as HTC Vive and Oculus. VR enthusiasts might have issue with this statement but on the whole its true. If you already have a PS4 or are buying one then you can add the headset on to that, making it cheaper than Rift and oculus. Tracking isn’t as good as the other two systems but ergonomically its much better and more comfortable. Lots of fun games to play.
Google Daydream – The was the VR offering from Google last year. Howwever this requires their new Pixel phone. This headset is on a par with Gear VR, albeit perhaps slightly less good quality. As yet only one phone that supports it. More to come next year.
Ebook Readers of the previous year, but still hot this year!:
Xiaomi Mi 2 Band
Console games are always popular at this time of year, below is my top list of games for this xmas to help you choose.
Best Games for Xmas\
Call of Duty
l Been playing Call of Duty Advanced Warfare for a few months now and I’m excited for this new edition. I have seen the trailer and all I can say is WOW. It has super clean graphics and very interactive controls. The story line basically tells about a battle to be fought in the distant future between Settlement Defense Front (SDF) forces and villain radicals Settlement Defense Front (SDF) to control resources in the Solar System and space. Here you will be Nick Reyes a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot who is posted to man the UNSA Retribution warship. The radicals launch an attack on Geneva, Switzerland causing chaos on earth.
There is also an additional feature for those zombie junkies out there, Zombies in Spaceland.
Here was our review before for a Legend of Zelda game
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review – Is a franchise from the famous Princess Zelda games. Link is the hero of the story who is a farmer lad turned into a swordsman/hero. In this game he is tasked to travel and explore the kingdom of Hyrule. He also has a seriously cool ability to change into a divine wolf character which allows player to go into the very difficult Cave of Shadows.
In this game, Link is assisted by Midna a darkish impish creature from the Twilight lands. This game has very good graphics and quick response time. This is for those who like RPG games or would like a new edition from the Legend of Zelda series.
Take the opportunity to do your Christmas shopping at a reduced price if you get your gadgets, games, consoles, PCs and other tech on cyber monday or black friday! Why spend a fortune when you can get everything cheap today, and with something left over to treat yourself perhaps.