The very best John Lewis deals for Christmas 2017

Want the very best after-sales service you can get from a retailer? The John Lewis deals are right here with top deals on PS4, Xbox, Mac, PC, TV and audio

Britain's favourite retailer always excels on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and into the Christmas deals period, offering to price match other high street retailers, and releasing a supreme bunch of online deals which you can browse through below.

John Lewis always has a bunch of offers on numerous domestic appliances as well as electricals as well. 

The best John Lewis offers for Cyber Monday 

Google Home Hands-Free Smart Speaker | Now £77.50

Google Home's Assistant is one of the best AI helpers we've tried, letting you search the web, control smart home devices and more. The Google Home speaker is now £50 off.

View deal: Google Home | Now £77.50View Deal

Google Home Mini Hands-Free Smart Speaker | Just £34

Not a fan of the bigger Google Home? This Mini puck-shaped edition fits in the palm of your hand, and offers all the same smart features. It's now £15 cheaper.

View deal: Google Home Mini | Now £34View Deal

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch | Just £250

Feeling smart and sporty? This wearable is one of our favourites, comes with the Active Silicon band option in a dark grey shade, and knocks £100 off the usual asking price.

View deal: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier | Just £250View Deal

Sphero Star Wars R2-D2 | Down to £129.95

Sphero's BB-8 app-enabled droid toy stole hearts when The Force Awakens came out, and now Sphero has turned its app-powered magic to R2-D2. John Lewis is slashing £50 off the price.View Deal

Q Acoustics M3 Bluetooth NFC soundbar | Down to £229

Beef up your TVs audio with this all-in-one Bluetooth soundbar. Reduced by £70, it has NFC built in too, letting you easily stream tunes from your NFC-enabled mobile device.

View deal: Q Acoustics M3 Bluetooth NFC soundbar | £229View Deal

Q Acoustics M4 Bluetooth NFC soundbar | Save £60

Now priced at just £239, this beefy soundbar is equipped to enhance the sound of your movies and your mobile tunes with its built in NFC connectivity. Save £60 for yourself here.

View deal: Q Acoustics M4 Bluetooth NFC soundbar | £239View Deal

Sony MDR-1000X wireless headphones | Reduced to £199.99

With £50 off, these cans, offering wireless Bluetooth, Hi-res audio and NFC connectivity are a great over-ear audio option. They're noise cancelling too, keeping unwanted external noise out.

View deal: Sony MDR-1000X | £199.99View Deal

3x Philips Hue colour changing light bulbs | Now £99.90

Set the mood with three colour ambience bulbs for the price of two. You can control the Philips Hue bulbs through a mobile app, or any other smart device in your home.

View deal: 3x Philips Hue bulbs | £99.90View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6in | Reduced to £499

You won't find a better deal on this two-in-one laptop, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It boasts an incredible screen and great battery life, making it extremely versatile. Get £150 off today.

View deal: Samsung Galaxy Book | £499View Deal

iRobot Roomba 651 Robot Vacuum Cleaner | Just £329.99

Take the fuss out of housework by leaving the intelligent iRobot Roomba to take care of your floors, with a variety of brush heads and edge-cleaning tools.

View deal: iRobot Roomba 651 | £329.99View Deal

UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker | Cut to £84.99

The UE BOOM 2 is one of our top-rated Bluetooth speakers, with great sound and waterproofing it making it a poolside favorite. Down to £84.95, that's a saving of £45.

View deal: UE BOOM 2 | £84.99View Deal

Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | Below half price!

Want to feel like a Ghostbuster while doing the housework? This lightweight and versatile cordless cleaner from Dyson is massively reduced at the moment, down to a tempting £179.99.

View deal: Dyson V6 Animal Cordless | Just £179.99View Deal

40 inch Samsung 4K TV for under £350 | Save £120

If you're looking for a cheap 4K TV with HDR from a reputable name then this is a very decent offering from Samsung. 40 inches might not be big enough for your main TV, but this is perfect for a bedroom or spare room 

View deal: Samsung UE40MU6120 4K UHD 40" | Just £349View Deal

Bose QuietComfort QC25 headphones |£129 off

Stylish noise-cancelling cans for your iPhone - and for just £159. These are definitely worth a look, and a listen

View deal: Bose QuietComfort QC25 headphones | £159View Deal

Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater | Just £229

Now this is a serious bargain. Dyson's gear always comes at a high premium, but the AM09 – perhaps the finest fan on the market – is a whopping £150 off at John Lewis.

View deal: Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater | Just £229View Deal

Sony HT-RT5 5.1 Wi-Fi Home Cinema | Cut to £299

Want surround sound without a tangle of wires? This Sony package offers 5.1 sound and NFC mobile connectivity with two wireless Bluetooth satellite speakers. It's £110 off.

View deal: Sony HT-RT5 5.1 Home Cinema | £299View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad 320, Intel Core i5, 14-inch - now £499.95 (was £599)
This lightweight and good-looking laptop is powerful enough for work and play, with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD. There's a great £99 off for Monday.

View deal: Lenovo IdeaPad 320 | £499.95View Deal

When are Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017?

Black Friday is the Friday immediately after the US Thanksgiving holiday. That means the date for Black Friday in 2016 is Friday the 24th of November.

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving, and after Black Friday. The date for Cyber Monday 2016 is Monday the 27th of November.

Many retailers have extended Black Friday from a day to a weekend, but others go even further and have a whole week of Black Friday deals. That week tends to begin on the Monday immediately before Black Friday.

Image credit: John Lewis shop from Shutterstock

Why Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a big deal for John Lewis

Before Black Friday 2015, John Lewis said it would be selling £45 million worth of goods via its website, so just a minute of downtime would cost £75,000 in lost Black Friday sales.

It's clear having such a focus on Black Friday has questionable benefits. John Lewis boss Andy Street told the BBC last year that "we've got to ask if it's right to concentrate trade so much in that one period… I don't think we can put the genie back in the bottle but do we need to stoke that fire any more? I personally hope not."

 The extended warranties, reliability and customer service you get with John Lewis makes it an ideal place to shop at this time of year.

Analyst Salmon reckons Black Friday this year will be the tipping point for mobile shopping in the UK and so retailers like John Lewis will need to pay special attention to their mobile sites to ensure uptime.

To give you an idea of just how busy Black Friday was, John Lewis - one of the UK's biggest retail websites - saw its web traffic triple compared to Black Friday two years before. Currys reported similar numbers.