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Black Friday Christmas gift ideas 2022 live: bargain picks for friends and family

With some great deals on Black Friday, now is the time to buy your Christmas presents and we've the best ideas right here

There's certainly money to be saved if you buy from the best Black Friday deals (opens in new tab). It's a great time to treat yourself to something nice but if you're clever, it's also an ideal time to get that Christmas shopping in early. 

Yes, you can find some big savings on a big TV (see our Black Friday TV deals live blog (opens in new tab)) but you can find lots of discounts on smaller stuff too, from household goods to perfect stocking fillers. 

If you have a list of people to buy for this Christmas it certainly pays to start your shopping in the Black Friday sales. Not just for the savings though – shopping now means that you can relax in December and enjoy the festivities without battling through the busy shops or gambling on whether those last-minute online orders will arrive on time. 

To help you along your way, our Black Friday Christmas Gift Idea blog will be seeking out some top savings on products that are ideal for all of your family and friends. If you need more ideas, take a read through T3's full Christmas Gift Guide, organised by category or browse some of our curated buying guides

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Nivea Men Gift Set

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Best for secret santa

We've all been there, when you have to buy a secret Santa gift and your mind just goes blank. Thankfully, some genius invented the toiletry gift set for just that reason.

This collection from Nivea contains five different items, and comes in a nicely premium package. Plus, with a 58% discount right now, you'll spend just £8.50 on it – bargain!

Callaway Golf Capital Stand Bag

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Best for golf lovers

Finding the perfect gift for the golfer in your life can be tough. You want to get them something they will use, but don't want to run the gauntlet of buying clubs, which relies heavily on personal preference. 

It's hard to go wrong with a golf bag though, particularly one from a manufacturer as well-respected as Callaway. This lightweight black and white bag has ample space for extras, including a cooler pocket to keep those all-important drinks and snacks cold.

It's half price right now at Amazon, costing just £69.99!

Brooks Running Run Merry Pom Beanie

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Run merry this Christmas

Everyone has a friend who likes running, and those friends will love you even more, when you present them with the Run Merry Pom Beanie from Brooks Running this Christmas. As Brooks says on its website, "Get your head in the holiday game and run even your coldest miles in style." Buy the Run Merry Pom Beanie for £18 at Brooks Running. (opens in new tab)

Happy Socks Black Friday sale

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If you're like us, you look forward to receiving new pairs of socks for Christmas. We aren't talking about gross plain black socks, though; no, what we like to receive are quirky, colourful socks that express our personalities on our ankles. Happy Socks is one of the brands that never disappoint with its products. Thanks to their Black Friday sale, you can shop for gifts for 25% less, like this 2-Pack Pizza Socks Gift Set (opens in new tab) for £18.75 (was £25) or this 3-Pack Decoration Time Gift Set (opens in new tab) for only £26.25 (was £35). Shop the whole range here. (opens in new tab)

L'Oreal gift set for men

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A straight 50 per cent price cut takes this gift set for men from £19.99 to £10 in the Amazon Black Friday sale.

It delivers a selection of L'Oreal's best products for men, including a Hydra Energetic Shower Gel, Face Wash, Tissue Mask and Anti-Fatigue Moisturiser. These products are delivered in a L'Oreal washbag, too.

There's also a smaller discount available on the L'Oreal Men Expert Shower Collection, too, which is retailing right now (opens in new tab) for £12.15.

Xbox gamepad

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This wired controller for PC is cheap to start with, and now thanks to a 15 per cent price cut in the Black Friday sales, it is even cheaper, ringing in right now at £12.74.

The controller apes the popular Xbox game console style and comes in both white and black colorways. Despite its cheap price, it comes with built-in double-vibration feedback motors for impressive haptics in-game.

Nintendo Switch Sports screenshot of Switch Sports badminton game

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Fun for all the family

If board games aren't your thing, how about a game of Nintendo Switch Sports? Swing, kick and spike your way through Christmas Day!  

Earlier in 2022, Nintendo reinvented the noughties gaming icon Wii Sports and this time around, it's for their Switch console. The game brings back fan favourites like tennis and bowling, but to keep things fresh, they've also added new sports to the mix like badminton, golf and football. 

Some of the games let you play with up to 4 people at once, as long as you have enough controllers, and you can play against people online too. This game will make a great gift that everyone can get involved in! 

Bored of deals yet?

Ticket ot Ride board game on white background

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We love a good board game here at T3 and luckily Amazon has some excellent deals this year. Board games make the perfect Christmas gift, as they can be played later on in the day as a family bonding experience (much better than falling asleep in front of the television).

Here are the two games I'd personally recommend (which are both miles better than Monopoly):

Ticket to Ride Europe: was £44.99, now £22.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Ticket to Ride Europe is a multi-country train adventure game in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout Europe.

Wingspan: was £59.99, now £36.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

In Wingspan, players are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves

Bests studio3

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Best for music lovers

For music fans, these Beats over-ear headphones are a great deal right now. These stylish Beats Studio3 feature adaptive noise cancelling and Apple's W1 chip with class 1 Bluetooth connectivity. They sound great too, as we discovered in our Beats Studio3 hands-on

With a huge 49% discount on this red and black pair, they're a great price and means you can be super-generous if giving these as a gift. 

methun 3d moon lamp

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A lunar gift for friends and family

A great stocking stuffer gift for the little astronomers out there, these detailed 3D moon lamps are out of this world.

Touch controls allow this moon lamp to change between a glowing orange and a stark white color, suiting any room with a soft ambient glow that's both calming and cool to look at.

Or if you're like me and just like moon lamps, it's a cool little trinket to add to the office! 

coddies fish flops green

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The perfect Xmas gift oppor-tuna-ty has arrived!

The perfect pair of flip fops are now on sale, and there's no "trout" about it that these make the perfect stocking stuffer for the fishermen and women in the family.

Available in a school of colors from green to rainbow, there's a Fish Flop style almost anyone would be happy to get this Christmas. They're fun, flashy, and the perfect pair of flip fops for the family.

Even if that special someone doesn't fish, who wouldn't want to take a stroll in a pair of these?

All I want for Christmas is Apple products please

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen):  was £139 (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen): was £139, now £115 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
The second-generation AirPods have that longer stem and while they lack the Spatial Audio features of the newer model they're still a great pair of earbuds for Apple users and will fill a stocking (or more preferably pair of ear canals) come Christmas time.

Lego Christmas Tree

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I'm on a Lego run now, as everyone's favourite brick-build brand has got you covered for all kinds of Christmas gifts. Including this Lego Christmas Tree (opens in new tab). Saves you cleaning up the pine needles, doesn't need watering, and it probably costs a bit less too. Granted, it's not as big as most real trees by any means, but I still want to construct the Lego one. It even has a 2-in-1 feature where you can break it down into two smaller trees. Looks like an instabuy to me!

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar

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It was yesterday when everyone was losing their wands over this superb Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar deal. Problem was, it sold out on Amazon, meaning Prime members couldn't get free delivery. Boo. 

View the Lego Harry Potter 2022 Advent Calendar at IWOOT (opens in new tab)

But I've just found a free-delivery workaround: I Want One Of Those (also known as IWOOT) is also selling the Potter calendar for £14.99. And if you pop the code 'ADVENTFD' in at the checkout you get free postage. Hurrah! 

Hotel Chocolat

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In the Hotel Chocolat Black Friday sale (opens in new tab), shoppers can save money on popular chocolate selection boxes, advent calendars and liquors, perfect for the festive season.

When you spend over £30 on anything at Hotel Chocolat, you can get 15% off when you use the code HOHOHO at the checkout. Treat yourself!

Gift sets

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Gift sets are the perfect Christmas gifts or stocking fillers, and if you have a makeup obsessed friend or family member, the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk On-The-Go Makeup Gift Set is now 15% off (opens in new tab) at John Lewis.

This luxurious gift set from Charlotte Tilbury features the Eyes to Mesmerise eye shadow, the Pillow Talk Eyeliner, the Matte Revolution Lipstick and the Lip Cheat Lipliner. It's a brilliant neutral coloured gift set that's designed to bring out the eyes and lips.

In the John Lewis Black Friday sale, all Charlotte Tilbury makeup and gift sets are 15% off (opens in new tab). And, when you spend over a certain amount on Charlotte Tilbury, you can get a free gift by entering the code CHARLOTTETILBURY at the checkout.

LEGO

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If you're child loves LEGO, LEGO Brick Sketches are now 40% at the LEGO store this Black Friday weekend. These brick sketches are easy to put together and display some of the most popular characters, plus they'd make perfect stocking fillers! We've listed a few of our favourites below, all of which are just £8.99 in the LEGO Black Friday& Cyber Monday deals (opens in new tab).

LEGO BB-8 Brick Sketches: £14.99, £8.99 at LEGO (opens in new tab)

LEGO Minnie Mouse Brick Sketches: £14.99, £8.99 at LEGO (opens in new tab)

LEGO First Order Stormtrooper Brick Sketches: £14.99, £8.99 at LEGO (opens in new tab)

LEGO Joker Brick Sketches: £14.99, £8.99 at LEGO (opens in new tab)

Felix Christmas Treat Gift Box

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Perfect for your four-legged feline friends

Pets are often left out of the festive fun, but that will be the case no longer, thanks to this brilliant cat treat gift box.

It features five different festive treats for your cat. You'll get two packs of the original mix, two of the mixed grill mix and one of the seafood mix, for a veritable feline feast.

Save 15% on this at Amazon right now, snagging all five for just £4.65.

Salter Chilled Beer Dispenser

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Raising the bar

Now this is what we're talking about. Perfect for your home bar. Perfect for soaking up the World Cup 2022 action. Just perfect.

Salter know a thing or two about great kitchen appliances, too. This has a built in cooling system, so you'll get perfectly cold beers from the comfort of your home. It takes any 5l kegs, so you can add in whatever beer you fancy, and it'll be good for 8-9 pints before you need to change the barrel.

It's got a decent saving at both Amazon and Currys right now – pick one up for just £139!

Oakley

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Everyone wants Oakleys!

Every year, Wiggle's Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab) has always been the highlight for us, and it doesn't disappoint this year, either. Top-quality cycling, running, and triathlon gear can be bought for cheaper. We're delighted to see many of Oakley's cycling sunnies on offer! Check out the Radar EV deal below if you don't believe us.

Oakley Radar EV Matte Black PRIZM Dual Lens Sunglasses: Was £215 (opens in new tab)

Oakley Radar EV Matte Black PRIZM Dual Lens Sunglasses: