The after Christmas sales are here, and we're seeing some amazing offers. And what's better than a bit of online bargain hunting after a few days of indulgence, right?
The after Christmas sales are a great chance to grab any items that didn't make it under the tree, especially as retailers often have excess stock to get rid of and therefore drop prices significantly.
Here are CB HQ, we're already scouring the web to find the best retail sites for after Christmas sales and curating the best of the bunch right here. You'll find everything from hardware like iPads, MacBooks and headphones, to creative software, mattresses and more.
Scroll down for a detailed look at how to make the biggest Boxing Day sale savings, or if you know what you want, use the quick links below to jump directly to retailer sites.
The past few months have seen some seriously impressive TV deals come up, which bodes well for the main Boxing Day and after Christmas sales. So what's happening right now? See the best deals available now below:
After Christmas TV deals: UK
After Christmas TV deals: US
After Christmas sales: Adobe
If the past 12 months are anything to go by, there's a high chance the creative software giant will come up with some kind of offer over the Boxing Day sales period. This year has seen Adobe reduce its annual Creative Cloud subscription plan by a very decent 20 per cent, so here's hoping the company does the same again after Christmas.
Want to subscribe today? Here are the best Adobe prices in your area right now:
After Christmas sales: Apple
Apple deals are rare, which is why we were super-excited to see some seriously good discounts on 2020 products over the Black Friday period this year. And the offers keep on rolling in, with Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo dropping prices across the Apple product range.
Keep an eye on our dedicated Apple Boxing Day sale post to help you find the biggest savings on your device of choice. Here are today's best deals:
After Christmas Apple deals: UK
After Christmas Apple deals: US
After Christmas sales: Drawing tablets
This Black Friday saw a number of impressive discounts across the Wacom, XP-Pen and Huion drawing tablet range, so there's everything to suggest all three companies will offer deals over the holiday period.
Various retailers dropped the price of Wacom's sought-after products, with the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals seeing a whopping $200-$500 knocked off the popular Cintiq Pro range. Here's hoping we see similar after Christmas. In the meantime, here are the best drawing tablet deals going:
After Christmas drawing tablet deals: UK
After Christmas drawing tablet deals: US
After Christmas sales: Microsoft Surface
There's plenty of Microsoft products that many will be hankering after in the Boxing Day sales 2020. The Surface Pro 7 is hugely popular among creative professionals, as is Microsoft's Surface Book 2 and the Surface Pro X. And if this year's Black Friday offers on Microsoft devices are anything to go by, we can expect to see some big savings in the Boxing Day sales.
Newer models released this year, the Surface Laptop Go and Surface Laptop 3, have meant older models have seen some cracking discounts, which we expect to surface (no pun intended) after Christmas.
Not sure which device is right for you? The Surface Pro 6 is still one of the best tablets with a stylus around, but you might want to check our Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Pro 7 comparison to see if the 7 is worth the extra spend. Here are the best deals currently running across the Microsoft Surface range:
After Christmas sales: Headphones
If you're after some new headphones, the Boxing Day and after Christmas sales could well be the time to buy. Black Friday this year saw some amazing discounts on some of the world's leading headphone brands, including Apple, Bose and Sennhesier. Here are the best deals currently available across a range of top over and in-ear headphones:
After Christmas headphone deals: UK
After Christmas headphones deals: US
After Christmas sales: External hard drive
So we know external hard drives aren't the sexiest of subjects, but these underrated tools can be a lifeline for any who is on the go a lot and has to deal with large files on a regular basis. And a quality external hard drive doesn't come cheap, so it's worth keeping an eye any savings to be had.
Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, we saw some incredible price cuts on external hard drives from leading manufacturers including Western Digital and Samsung. And we're sure the same will happen after Christmas, but in the meantime, here are some amazing offers happening right now.
After Christmas external hard drive deals: UK
After Christmas external hard drive deals: US
How long do the after Christmas sales last for?
The after Christmas sales have evolved a bit in the last few years, and while the name refers to one specific day, the sales actually last much longer than just 24 hours. Last year we saw some retailers kick off their Boxing Day sales a week before Christmas, and with the retail climate and uncertainty that 2020 has brought us, we wouldn't be surprised if things started even earlier this year.
The sales will almost certainly last up to the end of the year, when the New Year sales will come in to play. So basically that means that anytime between now and the beginning of January, you stand a good chance of making a great saving.
Does the USA have Boxing Day sales?
Boxing Day sales has never been recognised terminology in the US, instead the 26 December usually marks the start of many US retailers 'after Christmas sales', which is basically the same thing. US-based retail giants like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy usually offer some excellent last-minute Christmas deals, and we fully expect such offers to continue throughout the holiday period.
Kerrie Hughes is editor of Creative Bloq. Kerrie was staff writer for 3D World magazine before joining the original Creative Bloq team in 2012. Since then she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX, 3D World and Computer Arts magazines.