Christmas is ahead and whether you're looking for a gift or a Christmas treat for yourself, we're here to help you find a top deal. For all the latest festive bargains, check out our round-up of the best tech deals from the Boxing Day sales.
If you’re interested in a pay monthly phone contract, have a look at this. It's a bit of an unusual bundle but it’s very good value. If you get a pay monthly phone from Mobile Phones Direct (which is part of AO.com), you’ll get a free Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, worth £299.
If you're in the US and are looking for Dyson discounts, head over to Dyson and take a look at its deals page. Right now, you can get the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute for $399.99, down from $549.99. Meanwhile, there's $100 off the V7 Absolute, which can be yours for $249.99, down from $349.99.
Best Dyson deals right now
Dyson Small Ball 2 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner
From: Currys PC World
Now: £199 (£50 off)
Best Dyson discounts: What to look for
Dyson products come with an equally high-end price tag. As reviewers, this is the point at which we have to draw a distinction between want and need. There are very few instances where we'll recommend the Dyson because we think you'll really need it. But do we think you'll want it? That's another matter.
Its products are not often discounted, so if there's something on your wish list and there's a decent price reduction, it's a good idea to snap it up while you can. We'd suggest checking back often.
But for those of you who want to upgrade to a Dyson appliance in every room, these are the key products available.
We can't say that Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners are still in a class of their own, as they once were, but we can say they're still among the very best. The V11 is the company's latest cordless vacuum, so if you can find a deal on that, get it while you can – we gave it a rave review.
However, you can still pick up the older V10, V8 and V7 models – and even a refurbished V6 – which are still high-quality, and are more likely to be seriously reduced in the sales. You'll get a slightly shorter battery life, a bit less power and a smaller dust bin, but their performance is still very strong, and would definitely be enough to keep a flat or a smaller home clean.
The key way in which they've been surpassed by rival handheld and cordless cleaners is in their weight. Dyson no longer makes the lightest vacuum cleaners on the market. In fact, the V11 is a bit heavier than the last two generations, as its bin capacity and power have improved.
You should also bear in mind that while Dyson cordless cleaners have HEPA grade filters, the fact that they are bagless means that a certain amount of the rubbish you just vacuumed up is going to make its way back into your home when you empty the dust bin. If you have a dust allergy, a bagged vacuum cleaner may still be the best option for you.
There are different versions of each generation of vacuum cleaner and at first glance, it's not clear what the difference is between the Absolute, the Animal and the Motorhead. It all comes down to the attachments and cleaning heads that come with each model. The Animal, for example, is optimised to deal with pet hair.
In 2018, James Dyson announced that the company would no longer be making corded vacuum cleaners as he believed that cordless technology had advanced far enough to make corded cleaners obsolete.
For most people, in most situations, we'd tend to agree. But there's a still a place for a high-quality corded vac and if that's what you're after, there are deals to be had. The Dyson ball range are excellent appliances, and you can now get one for as little as £199.99. It's still not the cheapest on the market but it will be a reliable product for years to come.
Fans, heaters and air purifiers
To reduce the number of heating and cooling appliances you need (if not their cost) and get rid of your ugly old space heater, then look out for Dyson's Hot + Cool range – as the name suggests, these act as both heaters and fans, making them useful year-round.
Then there's the Pure Cool range. These are combined fans and air purifiers, ideal if you're worried about air quality in your home. There is a Pure Hot + Cool if you want the works, but this is actually an older model and will lack some of the refinements added in the current Pure Cool range. All of these are smart appliances and will connect to the Dyson app.
Finally, Dyson also makes a humidifier. This is usually less appealing in the UK, where damp tends to be a bigger issue than dryness, and unfortunately that niche means it's unlikely to see any serious savings here.
Dyson took its airflow knowledge and moved into haircare technology, beginning with the Supersonic hair dryer, which promises to dry your hair without the high heat that can damage it. In spite of the fact it's a few years old now, its price is holding steady at £299.99. The most we've seen it discounted is by about £40.
To see what we thought of the Supersonic and check out some more reasonably priced options, have a look at our list of top-rated hair dryers.
This was followed up with the Airwrap styler, which harnesses the Coanda effect to curl hair. (The Coanda effect is when air or liquid flows against a surface, clinging to it – it's what causes your coffee, annoyingly, to run down the outside of your mug instead of pouring when you're trying to tip a bit out.) It comes with a range of attachments, including a dryer, and retails for £399.99.
Dyson also has three lighting options, all of which promise to protect your eyes and deliver the correct lighting for the task at hand. They're engineered by Jake Dyson, James' son. The first is the CSYS task light, which has glare protection and low optical flicker, to help you focus on the job in hand.
The next product is the Lightcycle, a desk lamp that adjusts its brightness and bulb colour to match the patterns of local daylight. It's controlled via an app and if you enter your age in the app, it will also tailor its light to the requirements of your eyes (older eyes need more light). Thanks to its heat pipe technology, Dyson promises that the Lightcycle LEDs should continue to function, without discolouring, for 60 years.
The Lightcycle comes in both a desk light and floorstanding model.
The newly launched Lightcycle Morph not only matches the Lightcycle in terms of function but also has the added features of transforming between four types of lighting: indirect, task, feature or ambient light.
Where to find Dyson offers
First up, the obvious place to check is Dyson's online shop. The company rarely discounts except to price match other retailers, but it is a good place to start to give you a sense of RRP, if nothing else.
Next, visit other online retailers as they will often slash prices on older models that Dyson itself no longer stocks.
Amazon is one of the best places to look first, and your first port of call should be the Deals of the Day. These discounts are offered for a limited time (often for a few hours only), or until stocks run out – they're also known as Lightning Deals.
We'd recommend signing up to Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will not only get you access to Lightning deals 30 minutes earlier than non-Prime members, but will also get you free next-day delivery. Plus, you'll get access to Prime Video, which you can access through your smart TV, and other benefits during your trial, too.
If you’re in the UK, head over to the official Dyson outlet. This is where you can pick up refurbished Dyson products that come with a full one or two year guarantee, free UK delivery and over a month to change your mind about your purchase.
Other great UK-based retailers include Argos, Currys, AO, and Very. It's always worth keeping John Lewis in mind too – the company's price match policies mean it often equals the best deals from other retailers, while including better customer service and warranty policies.
Best Dyson deals
1. Dyson V8 Absolute Extra
From: John Lewis
Now: £299.99 (£100 off)
The V8 Absolute Extra comes with an additional cleaning head optimised for hard floors, as well as the reach under tool. At this price, the V8 is one of the best value Dysons you can currently buy. You can also get it from Argos if John Lewis sells out.
2. Dyson Small Ball 2 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner
From: Currys PC World
Now: £199 (£50 off)
Get £50 off this upright vacuum from Dyson. It's allergy and asthma friendly and is optimised to deal with pet hair.
3. Dyson V7 Animal Extra Cordless Vacuum
Now: £199.99 (£100 off)
Dyson's V7 now has £100 off. This is about £50 cheaper than the next best offer we can find. It's a few years old but still a phenomenal vacuum.
4. Dyson Lightcycle Floor Light
Now: £499.99 (£150 off)
Not to be confused with the desk model, this full-size, smart floor lamp should last for 60 years and adjusts to the daylight where you live. It also features a number of modes, from Study to Relax, to provide you with the perfect lighting for whatever you're doing. Check out our review to find out more.
5. Dyson Supersonic hair dryer (refurbished)
Now: £239.99 (£60 off)
As an official Dyson refurbished product, this comes with a one-year guarantee and free next-day delivery. If you want a Supersonic, you won't find one at a better price. It's in the ace black/nickel colour scheme as well.
6. Dyson Pure Cool Me
Now: £249.99 (£50 off)
This personal fan and air purifier is the ideal way to keep the air around you cool and clean. And, because it's refurbished, you're getting £50 off. We gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars in our review.