With Christmas fast approaching, it's definitely time to start thinking about what to buy all your favourite people this year, which is why the timing of Black Friday couldn't be more perfect. Whether you have an interiors lover in your life, or maybe you want to take the opportunity to spruce up your home before guests descend for the festive season, we've found some places that you can find good deals, as well as some that have a social impact, too.
With discounts on brands like Ralph Lauren Home and Orla Kiely, this is a great place to pick up a high-end bargain. The best savings are to be had on Amara's own brand of products, with up to 50% off. Treat yourself to luxurious sheets, this Chirk Double Silk Duvet Cover is reduced from €244 to €122, or gift one of these cosy cushions to a friend, reduced from €43 to €35. Their deals are currently online, and ends Sunday. amara.com
Hen's Teeth, an independent art and lifestyle store on Fade Street, Dublin have come up with a deal that highlights the impact Black Friday can have on small businesses. Their 'For a Better City' discount will run from 23 November to Christmas Eve. Instead of a limited set of deals, they are simply asking their customers to show that they have made a purchase of €25 or more in a neighbouring independent store to avail of a 10% discount at Hen’s Teeth.
"Small businesses can’t keep up with the surplus stock that many larger companies release especially for Black Friday at such discounted prices. We are in an amazing neighbourhood with a wealth of important, independent shops close by that help make this town what it is. We’d like to encourage you to shop with them and save with us this Christmas season," explain Rosie Gogan-Keogh and Greg Spring from Hen's Teeth. 'Stay Glad' print by One Strong Arm, €125.00 hensteethstore.com
Harvey Norman have really made an event of Black Friday this year, with deals introduced from two weeks before the day itself. In-store is where to get the best discounts, with prices changing hourly to match other stores on the day itself. If you find a product cheaper than Harvey Norman's Black Friday pricing, they will even match or beat it, and refund the difference within 7 days if you've already purchased it, so it's worth checking out other stores to compare. Deals include up to 50% off mattresses, recliner sofas, dining furniture, and up to 60% off bedroom furniture. harveynorman.ie
Another idea that's a little different, this Black Friday, The Citizenry will be donating profits on all purchases to Educate Girls, an NGO advancing education in Rajasthan, India, so your gifts will also support an important cause. La Nieve cushion, around €162. the-citizenry.com
Dublin-based interiors brand Hedgeroe Home will have deals both online and in-store from Friday November 23 to Saturday 24, with up to 20% off their furniture and other homewares, such as this Madison Side Table, reduced from €470 to €399. hedgeroe.com
Meadows & Byrne
Meadows & Byrne will be offering 20% off a large range of products on Friday, with a selection discounted at up to 50% off. Their focus will be online rather than in-store, so look on their website to find the best offers. meadowsandbyrne.com
Featured Image: products available from Meadows & Byrne