Pick up a bargain with our guide to the UK winter sales

Many retailers have already begun their winter sales but some stores still save their best bargains until shoppers finish buying Christmas presents.

With major discounts unveiled on 24 December, shoppers are increasingly taking the opportunity to spend their gift cards and money online on Christmas Day.

But Boxing Day remains one of the busiest shopping days of the year as millions rise from the sofa for a day out bargain hunting. Here is a guide to some of the best deals.

What’s happening? Starting in store on Boxing Day and ending on 14 January, Asda’s sale includes discounts across home and technology lines, on products ranging from vacuum cleaners to pillows and duvets, flatscreen TVs, headphones and tablets.

A second “Stock up £5 and under” sale on 8 January will offer savings on everyday essentials such as lightbulbs, pans, candles, stationery and car supplies.

Where? Sale items will be available online from 24 December and in selected stores from 26 December.

What’s on offer? Details will be revealed on Christmas Eve.

What’s happening? The AO sale starts at midday on Christmas Eve. The online electrical retailer claims it is its biggest ever sale in terms of items being discounted, with price cuts of up to 50%.

Where? Shoppers will be able to find all sale items here on Christmas Eve.

What’s on offer? Details will be revealed on Christmas Eve.

What’s happening? The sale starts online at 6am on Christmas Day and in store on Boxing Day. It offers savings of up to half price plus its £50m clearance. Shoppers can also save up to 70% on selected homewares and buy one get another half price on indoor furniture.

Where? Shoppers will be able to check prices and deals out here.

What’s on offer? Details will be revealed on Christmas Eve.

What’s happening? Debenhams’ high street stores will open from 7am on Boxing Day across the country, with prices slashed by as much as 50% on thousands of items including cosmetics, fragrances, electricals and fashion. Online shoppers will get an exclusive preview of the sale on Christmas Eve.

What’s on offer? Bargains include a Breville Halo+ DuraCeramic Health Fryer, discounted by 54% from £220 to £100. In menswear, a J by Jasper Conran grey textured weave blazer will be half price, at £67.50 from £135.

What’s happening? Discounts of up to 60% on women’s, men’s and children’s clothing.

What’s on offer? Get £100 off an archive reissue women’s leather jacket – now £249.99. A men’s quilted dobby shirt jacket has 64% off, down from £69.95 to £24.99.

What’s happening? The Habitat sale kicked off on 19 December and lasts until 28 January. There is up to 50% off some upholstery, furniture, table lamps and lamp shades, bedlinen, rugs, cushions and throws, as well as dinnerware and glassware.

What’s on offer? Deals include the Colin Charcoal three-seater sofa reduced by half to £700, the Copeland four-poster double bed reduced by half to £197 and the Bobby Cobalt desk lamp for £15, down 30%.

What’s happening? From Boxing Day and throughout January, Hamleys will be holding its biggest ever “Super Sale”.

Where? All Hamleys stores will take part, including the London Regent Street flagship, as well as the Lakeside, Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin stores.

What’s on offer? Shoppers can save up to 50% on selected lines including Tyler the Tiger, Lego Stars Wars and Hamleys own-brand magical toys.

What’s happening? Discounts are already running online but the sale will kick off at the department store in London at 10am on Boxing Day. There will be entertainment for those in the queue from 9.40am.

Where? At the Knightsbridge department store or online here.

What’s on offer? Up to 50% off handbags, women’s shoes, beauty and homewares including a Michael Kors stud leather tote bag for £179, down from £360, and Aquazzura leather Christy lace-up flats for £305, down from £435.

What’s happening? The House of Fraser sale is already in full swing, with up to 50% off dresses, suits, shoes and boots, furniture and Christmas decorations. There is up to 40% off bags and luggage.

What? Pick up a Biba deep-V full-skirted maxi dress for £55, or a Ted Baker suit jacket for £135, both reduced by 50%. Le Creuset tri ply cookware starts from £72.25.

What’s happening? A selection of clearance deals will launch from 5pm on Christmas Eve, across fashion, technology, home, fragrance, and toys. In addition, prices will be lowered to match competitors across thousands of deals.

What’s on offer? Nespresso Creatista coffee machine at £215, down from £315 (save £100). Save £200 on a Microsoft Surface laptop bundle at £1199.95, down from £1399.95.

What’s happening? Up to 50% off a range of technology, gadgets and DIY tools.

What’s on offer? Details revealed on Christmas Day.

What’s happening? The M&S sale will begin online at 5pm on Christmas Eve, with stores opening to bargain hunters on Boxing Day. It will include savings of up to 50% across selected womenswear, menswear, lingerie, beauty, kidswear and home products.

What’s on offer? Details will be revealed on Christmas Eve.

What’s happening? The clothing chain has slashed many prices by 50%, including on party dresses.

What’s on offer? Deals include a men’s black puffer jacket at £23.99 and women’s teens burgundy NYC logo joggers for £6.49, both reduced by half.

What’s happening? The sale has already started and includes up to 50% off footwear and accessories.

What’s on offer? Women’s dark red over-the-knee knitted boots are down from £85 to £40, a 53% discount. Men’s tan leather lace-up boots are half price at £40.

What’s happening? The sale runs from 23 December to 16 January.

What’s on offer? Up to 50% off across homeware and electricals including TVs and technology, cushions and dinnerware.

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