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John Lewis Black Friday deals 2020: Best deals from Apple, Lego, Sony, Joules and more


Black Friday weekend is here, and thanks to its eagerly anticipated advert, John Lewis & Partners is a popular destination for Christmas shopping, and offers some great deals too. 

With an abundance of deals on offer this year, from slashing the prices of our favourite kitchenware to discounts across big-name tech brands, we’d advise bookmarking this page so you can keep up to date with the action.  

Back to the British department store, thanks to its Never Knowingly Undersold policy, it is constantly comparing its prices to its competitors and matching them, so you won’t have to go far for fantastic offers.

Over the course of the weekend though, we will be doing the hard work for you, constantly updating you with the best John Lewis & Partners deals here – read on for how you can save money while you shop.

Our IndyBest team hand-picks every deal we feature. We may earn some commission from the links in this article, but our selections have been made independently and without bias. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

The best John Lewis Black Friday deals 

Nespresso KR Vertuo Next coffee machine: Was £149.99, now £79.99

(John Lewis)

Like all Nespresso machines, the KR Vertuo Next delivers a coffee shop quality brew from the comfort of your own home. It’s the newest addition to an already impressive line of machines, standing out thanks to its new brewing system. Using Centrifusion technology, it reads the barcode of each capsule and adjusts its water flow and temperature settings accordingly, making the most of every blend. It boasts an extra fast heat up time. Not only does it look slick but it’s made of 54 per cent recycled plastics, making it Nespresso’s most eco-friendly machine.

Its predecessor, the Vertuo Plus, was reviewed in our round-up of the best pod coffee machines where we said it was “incredibly easy to use, simply make sure you’ve got the right-sized coffee cup for the drink that it’s making and then press a button.” Like the Vertuo Plus, the KR Vertuo Next can also make five different size drinks, but isn’t capable of milk frothing.

2020 Apple iPad Air 10.9in 64GB: Was £579, now £559

(John Lewis)

Apple discounts are rare, so make sure you snap up this deal fast on the 2020 Apple iPad Air 10.9 in the John Lewis Black Friday sale. Down to just £559, you can enjoy the added bonus of Apple TV+ free for an entire year.This latest model has an advanced camera, enhanced retina display with reduced glare and has been created to help you edit and interact with content more fluidly, whether you’re working from home or using the smart tablet to create graphics and content.

Diptyque Baies Room Spray, 150ml: Was £45.94, now £39.95

(John Lewis)

John Lewis has slashed the prices of some of the famous French perfume house’s signature fragrances and room sprays. If its best-selling scent, Baies, has impressed you in candle form, add this room spray to your arsenal. With notes of rose and blackcurrant leaves, it’s a distinctive scent that you’ll never want to be without.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7: Was £899, now £659


Save a huge £240 on this Surface tablet in John Lewis’s sale. Landing a spot in our review of the best tablets of 2020, our technology critic, David Phelan, said: Although this is a tablet, it becomes a full-on laptop if you attach an optional keyboard cover. Its functionality is aided by Microsoft’s full Windows 10 operating system. One design trademark of the surface series is the kickstand which folds out of the back and adjusts to hold the tablet in the various positions, near-upright for viewing video or almost flat to write on with the optional stylus.”

“The display looks great and the range of apps is dizzyingly large. With the keyboard attached it becomes a lightweight, powerful laptop that’s easy to carry and use,” he added.

Mulberry M Monogram jacquard econyl shopper bag: Was £650, now £455

(John Lewis)

John Lewis is offering up to 50 per cent off selected Mulberry pieces and there’s some seriously stylish bargains to snap up. This shopper is on our wish list, with a classic jacquard print and press stud detailing. Made from Econly, a nylon made from ocean and landfill fast, it’s part of the brand’s “responsible capsule collection”. With nearly £200 off, add it to your basket now before it sells out.

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3in Retina Display, Intel Core i3 (256GB SSD): Was £999, now £879


This Mac 2020 book Air claims to have a new and improved keyboard, like the one available with the 16in model. It comes in space grey, silver and gold and has been designed for quiet, responsive typing and has backlit keys for typing in low-lit settings. You can expect up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge and the Intel Core i3 processor will let you do day-to-day tasks with no lag. The Macbook Air (Intel Core i5 model) made into our 2020 guide of best laptops for working from home, with our reviewer noting: “This is one of the slickest laptops around. It also has extremely good battery life, despite its slim profile.”

Sony ZV-1 compact vlogging camera: Was £699, now £599


Featuring a 20.1MP CMOS sensor and 4K movie capabilities, this camera is specifically designed for vlogging. To make it easier to film yourself out and about, the vari-angle touch LCD screen flips out horizontally. It also comes with a directional microphone and wind shield, keeping your audio crisp no matter the weather. You can even use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to instantly upload your footage. Perfect for the days when we can finally travel.

Theragun Mini 4th Generation Percussive Therapy Massager, Black: Was £175, now £150


Whether you are looking to treat an achy back while WFH or are an avid runner in need of some muscle relief, this bestselling massager from Theragun should do the trick. The mini version of the popular handheld device still packs a punch, with technology that makes the motor quieter than your standard electric toothbrush. 

The larger Theragun liv device landed a spot in our review of the best at-home massage tools. Our tester said: “This handheld percussive massage device is unbelievably good at treating knots and tight shoulders. If you like your massages high pressure, you’ll love this: when you glide it onto a particularly gnarly knot, the feeling is almost religious.”

Bose Home Speaker 500 Smart Speaker with voice recognition and control: Was £329, now £279


When it comes to home sound devices, Bose is a seriously heavyweight name, and this super-stylish offering (which comes in either black or silver) will give your home wall-to-wall stereo sound with a single speaker. Use your voice assistant to ask for any tune you like: Google Assistant and Alexa are built-in so millions of songs are there if you just ask (and even when the volume’s cranked up, it will still hear your requests). We reviewed the Bose portable home speaker which we noted has a “strong audio quality” – no doubt you’ll get something pretty similar with this one, too.

Bosch Serie 4 WAN28281GB Freestanding Washing Machine, 8kg Load, 1400rpm Spin, White: Was £449, now £349


Save £100 on this 8kg load Bosch washing machine, which comes with a two-year guarantee. The Bosch Serie 4 WAN28050GB (7kg) took the top spot in our guide to the best washing machines. 

Our reviewer praising it for giving “you everything you could ever really need from a washing machine. It is exceptionally quiet, almost soothingly so, and it has a good selection of cycles, including dark wash, mixed load, and a super quick setting which gets your washing done in as little as 15 minutes.”

Joules fieldcoat jacket, pink tweed, was £249, now £149

(John Lewis)

Save a cool £100 on this Joules tweed coat available in every size from eight to 18. It features brass trim and a stand-up collar, and has a twist on the usual tweed with a dash of blush pink thrown in. The 60 per cent wool component should mean it’s warm, perfect as the winter weather sets in. Do remember to dry clean only, though.

Clarins hand and nail treatment cream, 100ml: Was £23, now £18.40


If you’ve been getting dry hands from all that washing – especially in winter – this should do the trick to get them soft and supple again. When we tested it alongside nine of the best hand creams, our reviewer found that “Clarins’ offering is notably one of the richest and most nourishing creams… it also absorbs almost instantly and leaves no greasy residue,” awarding it our Best Buy. The moisturising base of sesame oil and shea butter is boosted by Japanese mulberry extract to work on minimising age spots, while myrrh extract is used to strengthen the nails. There’s 20 per cent off across the Clarins range at John Lewis and Partners so check out the other deals while you’re there.

Le Creuset Cast Iron 20cm Casserole and 29cm Stoneware Dish Set, 2 Piece, Volcanic: Was £235, now £141

(Le Creuset)

Save an impressive 40 per cent and snap up two of Le Creuset’s most popular products. In the brand’s signature volcanic colour, the set contains a 20cm cast iron round casserole dish and a stoneware 29cm deep rectangular dish, so you can switch easily from slow-cooking stews to baking bread. 

We featured a similar Le Creuset shallow dish in our round-up of the best casserole dishes, noting that “it’s a brand you can rely on, with dishes often becoming family heirlooms… we found this one to be the best for our requirements, particularly given its versatility; on top of cooking risottos and casseroles, the dish is adept at browning meat thanks to its shallow depth.” Versatile, lightweight and durable, invest in these kitchen staples while nearly £100 is knocked off the price.

(John Lewis)

With 20 per cent off Loaf for John Lewis, now’s the perfect time to update your living room furniture. Loaf is a failsafe brand for sofas, and a different design from the same brand took the top spot in our review of the best sofa beds. Our tester praised it for its “big, bouncy cushions, its easy folding mechanism and its substantial mattress”, so we’re expecting big things from this one too. With a huge array of colours to choose from, you can pick something that’ll suit your space – we particularly love the Tuscan pink.  

Sophie Conran Portmeirion dinnerware set, white 12 piece: Was £144, now £100.80

(Sophie Conran)

Give your crockery an update and make sure you’re always dining in style with this set from Sophie Conran, a brand you can trust after it featured in our review of the best dinner plates

This particular collection includes four dinner plates, salad plates and cereal bowls, making it the perfect set for families or medium-sized households. If you’re not a fan of washing up, each piece is dishwasher safe, as well as microwave safe, and oven and freezer proof.  With 30 per cent off, this a great price for a high-quality dinnerwear set. 

Maxi-Cosi Mica 360 i-Size car seat: Was £299, now £239.20


Car seats are often one of the biggest, most expensive and important purchases when planning ahead to the arrival of your baby, making Black Friday the perfect opportunity to get things ticked off the list. This particular carrier took the top spot in our review of the best car seats with our tester noting that it “was a dream”, praising the swivel for making “it easy to insert and remove babies”. For “fabulous quality all round”, you can’t beat this low price. 

Sweaty Betty Power 7/8 Gym Leggings: Was £75, now £56.25

(John Lewis)

Known for its super slick sportswear, Sweaty Betty’s leggings are well-loved and a similar pair featured in our review of the best women’s running leggings. You can get 25 per cent off these leggings, which come in various colours and prints for your next workout plans. The fabric is designed to sculpt your body shape with a side and back pocket for storing your keys or bank card without dragging down the material, while the adjustable drawcord will ensure they stay squat proof.

Molton Brown orange and bergamot collection hand care gift set: Was £40, now £34

(John Lewis)

There’s 15 per cent off across the full Molton Brown range at John Lewis and Partners, so now is the time to stock up on these gorgeous smelling luxury soaps, hand lotions, shower gels, reed diffusers, candles and perfumes. This luxury soap and hand lotion set includes notes of orange oil, bergamot, mandarin, ylang-ylang and musk.

Apple iPad Pro 11″ 2020, A12Z Bionic, iOS, Wi-Fi, 128GB, Space Grey: Was £769, now £737.97


Apple products don’t come cheap and the brand is notorious for not participating in many sales, so although this isn’t a huge saving, it’s a worthy inclusion for the latest 2020 Pro model. Our technology critic, David Phelan, explained in his review the difference between the 2020 iPad Pro and the previous version: “The biggest changes are the new LiDAR scanner and the improved cameras which are designed to turn the iPad Pro into a portable movie studio, say, rather than a better way to take photographs.” With a two-year guarantee, you can also claim up to £150 when trading in an old iPad with John Lewis.

Tom Ford Lip Colour, True Coral: Was £43, now £37.40

(Tom Ford)

There’s currently 15 per cent off a selection of Tom Ford fragrance and make-up at John Lewis, and if you’re new to the brand, its luxurious lipsticks are a great place to start. This coral shade with pink undertones makes for the perfect bright lip and has a creamy, smooth formula, enriched with soya seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and camomilla flower oil.

Google Nest mini 2nd generation: Was £49, now £19


This Google smart speaker and digital assistant works using voice control and allows you to play music from streaming platforms such as Spotify and YouTube Music. You can also check the weather, your diary, set reminders and hear the news whenever you ask. It supports up to six users and is compatible with smart devices and other Google Nest products. At this price, snap it up fast.

Sony Bravia KD65AG9 (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 65in: Was £2,799, now £2,499


Upgrade your entertainment setup with this 4K android TV from Sony as John Lewis has slashed its price by £300. Promising perfect imagery no matter where you’re sitting, it also has built-in Google Assistant so you can search for your programmes, apps, videos and music via voice control. The brand has also featured in our review of the best 4K TVs.

Phase Eight Rushelle dress: Was £120, now £45

(Phase Eight)

With £75 off, this yellow Phase Eight Rushelle dress is an absolute steal.  If you love the idea of yellow but aren’t quite sure how to “do” it – worry not, our style guide on bold colours has a whole rundown of tips on how to wear sunshine brights. Top hint? It looks great “when worn with a clashing bold lip”. So what are you waiting for?

Samsung Galaxy Ion, Intel Core i5, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 13″, Silver: Was £1,249, now £1,049


This Samsung laptop has a 13-inch screen and 8GB of RAM. It’s slimline too and has a quick-charging and long-lasting battery (21.5 hours). While we haven’t reviewed this specific model, we did review the Samsung Galaxy Book in our best two-in-one laptops guide and found it to be particularly good for movie playback as “the display is excellent” – so hopefully you’ll get similar quality here too. A two-year guarantee is also included.

Magimix Compact 3200 Food Processor, Satin: Was £219.95, now £189.95


If you’ve found yourself enjoying a spot of baking/soup-making et al over lockdown, this Magimix 3200 food processor could be a great new addition to your kitchen appliances. The similar Magimix cuisine 5200XL made it to the very top of our best food processors round-up with our reviewer commenting that it “has been made with keen cooks in mind, working quickly and quietly through large quantities of ingredients”.  They also noted that “Jamie Oliver has long used the word Magimix synonymously with the term food processor”. It really doesn’t get much better than that. (Three year guarantee included.)

Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum, 100ml: Was £280, now £238


A bottle of fragrance makes for a great Christmas gift, so tick this off your list while there’s 15 per cent to save. Enjoy the woody scent which has notes of bergamot, patchouli, jasmin, vanilla and musk. The long-lasting scent is a household name when it comes to luxury fragrance, so if you’re shopping for a loved one this Christmas, they’ll love unwrapping this.

Herman Miller Aeron Office Chair, Graphite: Was £1,099, now £934.15

(Herman Miller)

There is no better time to invest in this office chair than while we are all working from home. You can enjoy 15 per cent off the Herman Miller aeron office chair, knocking more than £100 off its price tag.

The chair came out on top in our guide to the best office chairs, with our reviewer saying “from the moment we sat down in the Aeron, we knew we were onto a winner. The seat and back are supremely comfortable, pleasantly cool to the touch, and with a slight bit of bounce that gives the chair a great sense of responsiveness,” concluding that the chair is a “true work of art.”

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: Was £39, now £31.20


Snap up this 15 per cent reduction on Giorgio Armani’s popular lightweight luminous silk foundation which uses oil-free hydrating fluid to brighten and even out skin tones. The product featured in our guide to the best lightweight foundations, where our reviewer said it was “completely weightless on the skin and feels plumping rather than drying.” They added: “It’s a perfect ‘your skin but better’ foundation, giving you a flawless finish without looking flat.”

Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Sport Headphones with Mic/Remote, Black: Was £219, now £159


We all need an extra boost when it comes to working out during the winter months, and these totally wireless earphones by Beats should do the trick. Not only is the fit adjustable and more secure with the ear hooks, these are also sweat and water resistant so you can exercise to your hearts content with a podcast or playlist on full blast. 

They won a spot in our review of the best running headphones, where our tester said: “You could hang upside down in aerial yoga with these on and they wouldn’t even budge. They’re comfortable enough to wear all day long – and with a nine-hour battery life, you could definitely do that.” With no wires to get in the way of your workout, they seem like a winner. They are available in a range of unusual colours too, from spring yellow to moss green.

LEGO Creator 10272 Old Trafford – Manchester United: Was £250, now £199.99


Manchester United football fans of all ages can enjoy recreating the famous Old Trafford stadium in Lego form, with this set that now has 20 per cent off. It contains 3897 pieces so is sure to keep you and the kids occupied, and even comes with mini figurines of Sir Alex Ferguson, George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton. While watching the game from the stands may be a long way off, this is the next best thing.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: Was £26, now £18.20

(Urban Decay)

This cult favourite among make-up lovers now has 30 per cent off, so add it to your basket ASAP. Spritz it over freshly applied products or onto brushes for make-up that will last all day. In our review of the setting spray, our tester said: “I tested this spray over three days with three levels of activity – one day was spent at home and running errands, another was with a day of mask-wearing and public transport, and one was for an evening where I was cooking in a hot kitchen. Unsurprisingly, my make-up didn’t smudge in my lower-activity days, but it also held up exceptionally well under my mask and while cooking.”

ghd Original Hair Straightener, Black: Was £109, now £87


Ghd has long been a go-to for hair styling tools, and its recognisable straighteners currently have more than £20 off in the sale. They heat up in 30 seconds to 185C, the optimum temperature to avoid damage, and can be used on all hair types. The ghd platinum+ straighteners also appeared in our review of the best hair straighteners for 2020.

Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter, 2-5 years, Pink: Was £87.20, now £60.76

(Micro Scooter)

Make the most of the sales by heading to the kids’ toys sections, where there’s no shortage of deals to be found. This scooter will score you brownie points on Christmas morning and provide hours of fun for small children. It also has an adjustable handlebar height so will grow with the user. The brand has also featured in our review of the best kids scooters so rest assured you’re in good hands.

Barbour International Lineout Long Quilted Coat: Was £239, now £191.20


Wrap up warm this winter with this Barbour coat, while the brand currently has 20 per cent off at John Lewis. The long length will keep you covered and the belt will clinch you in the waist and leave you looking fabulous. It’s adjustable too, so you can change up your silhouette however you feel comfortable.

Lego Star Wars 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer: Was £650, now £519.99


Any fan of Star Wars will love this set and with 20 per cent off, it’s an offer too good to miss. With a huge saving of £130, the finished product is more than one metre long, so is sure to keep both children and adults busy. It’s made up of a whopping 4784 pieces, including mini-figures.

French Connection Ebba Funnel Neck Jumper, Orca: Was £75, now £49

(French Connection)

This wool-cotton mix is perfect to layer over sequin skirts, jeans and dresses. It has an oversized fit with a funnel neckline that will prevent you from looking frumpy and won’t overwhelm a smaller frame if teamed with a belt.

Jaeger Slim Melange Smart Trousers, Grey: Was £124, now £65


While a commute to the office looks far off, a smart pair of trousers will still come in handy as a versatile piece in your wardrobe that can be worn with shirts, knitwear, jackets and coats. This slim-fit pair is slightly cropped with pleats through the middle, and at this price, well worth splashing out on.

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