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The Strategist UK’s Greatest Hits That Are on Sale for Black Friday

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This year, Black Friday falls on November 29, and as we racked our brains trying to come up with the best way to handle TV, beauty, and all other deals for you, loyal Strategist UK readers, we decided: Why not stick to the tried-and-true things we’ve already written about that just happen to be on sale for Black Friday? Instead of inundating you, we’re going to surface the things that we already love. Bookmark this page, as we’ll be continuing to update once the sales go live. And move fast, if you can — if last year was any indication, several of these discounts won’t last.

Lumie Bodyclock Glow 150

Featured in our best gifts for dads, but this sunrise-imitating alarm clock would make a great present for anyone.

Dentists agree that water picks are a great way to improve your oral hygiene, and one of our best rated is currently on offer.

Glossier have 20% off everything, until the 2nd of December. Our own Rio likes to use stretch concealer as an all-over tint for her going-out looks because not only is it “so glowy and creamy that it makes my skin look practically glasslike in photos,” but it also “creates the most luminous, dewy base for the rest of my makeup.”

Our beauty columnist Rio also likes Glossier’s Play Colorslide. “It’s waxy but not insanely pigmented, so if you decide you want a touch of colour on the lids but aren’t quite ready for a liquid bright-blue cat eye, this is the perfect thing,” she says.

Including a ghd Gold Styler (which retails at £149), ghd paddle brush, and a ghd Air Professional Hairdryer.

Strategist writer Karen Iorio Adelson bought this smartwatch in our editors’ haul this month – and you can now get it at 15% off.

The handheld-only Switch Lite was on our list of best gifts for dads, but this new classic Switch bundle, featuring Mario Kart 8 and the just-released Pokemon Sword, is a massive saving.

Net-A-Porter have 30% off full price items through to the 1st of December, including these Veja sneakers that our US colleagues are obsessed with.

This moisturiser from Finnish brand Lumene is on sale at Feel Unique — and is a product everyone in Helsinki turns to when the temperature drops, per writer Tabatha Leggett.


If you were on the fence about the German motor-powered squeegee that Strategist writer Chris Mandle uses on his shower door, bathroom mirror, and tiles, you’re in luck: It’s almost half-price.

FeelUnique have up to 35% off across the site, including Bioderma, Urban Decay, and more. We’ve spotted a Rio-recommended lip balm at a stocking-filler price.

Our columnist Chris Black’s favourite Levis’ black jeans are now 20% off at John Lewis.

Boots have huge savings across beauty, toys, health care, electronics, and more — but we’ve spotted this Strat-recommended epilator in a lovely rose-gold shade.

A Strat-approved mist for sensitive skin. Writer Laura Hunter Thomas says, “I can literally see it calming my face as I watch, the hives shrinking and the redness fading.” There’s a 25% saving on Omorovizca at Cult Beauty (applied at checkout), meaning you save almost £15 on the large bottle.

One of our highest-rated pairs of cans is now at the lowest price we’ve seen all year. Our experts say it delivers some of the best sound quality out there.

Tick an item off your luxe-beauty list at Cult Beauty with this Strategist-approved serum.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Amazon’s Black Friday sale includes this Strat-recommended product at a total steal. It’s perfect for your dad.

Stock up on an expert-recommended product for getting rid of ingrown hairs. According to aesthetician Laura Kaiser: “This is an oil you apply for a few days before or after hair removal that is antiseptic and helps soften hair and hair regrowth. As far as I know, it’s about the only product on the market specifically for pubic hair”.

The Strategist UK is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Read about who we are and what we do here. Our editors update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

The Strategist UK’s Hits That Are on Sale for Black Friday