Exact dates to get the best prices on everything from advent calendars to gifts for Christmas – and you could save £100s | The Sun

THERE are ONLY 75 sleeps left until Christmas and any true bargain hunter knows Christmas shopping starts early if you want to find the best deal. 

Turns out there’s a prime time to buy everything from advent calendars to coffee machines and it’s not just in the December sales.

If you want to know how you can save money when buying your Christmas gifts then grab a pen and paper. 

Idealo.co.uk has compared prices of top Christmas gifts to figure out when it is the best time for you to start shopping. 

Here’s the best time of year to get 19 popular Christmas gifts and how much you can expect to pay: 

  • Advent Calendars – Best time: 4 October – Best average price: £26.68 
  • Game Consoles – Best time: 19 December – Best average price: £275.45
  • Smartwatches – Best time: 25 September – Best average price: £199.70
  • Trainers – Best time: 26 November – Best average price: £65.72
  • Perfumes – Best time: 25 November – Best average price: £50.52
  • Tablets – Best time: 18 October – Best average price: £557.94
  • Dolls – Best time: 18 October – Best average price: £31.79
  • Smartphones – Best time:19 December – Best average price: £325.91
  • Electric Toothbrushes – Best time: 12 December – Best average price: £63.36
  • VR Headsets – Best time: 12 November – Best average price: £236.51
  • Vacuum Cleaners – Best time: 11 October – Best average price: £244.360
  • TVs – Best time: 6 December – Best average price: £1,041.39
  • Hair Stylers – Best time: 27 November – Best average price: £57.42
  • Whisky – Best time: 18 October – Best average price: £125.87
  • Coffee Machines – Best time: 24 September – Best average price: £145.74
  • Drones – Best time: 24 November – Best average price: £373.12
  • Balance Bikes – Best time: 24 November – Best average price: £74.05
  • PS5 Games – Best time: 23 November – Best average price: £31.04
  • Laptops – Best time: 19 October – Best average price: £1,129.11

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Changing the date you purchase your gift can make a huge difference.

The research found waiting a little later to buy a drone could save you nearly £183.49.

Likewise in late November, prices for whisky start to soar and you could end up paying £30 more to stock your Christmas cabinets. 

The Windows 11 laptop is available in the prime deal for £299.99 instead of £1,119.99.

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There are other key points in the year where you can expect to get good deals on popular goods. 

Amazon Prime Day is offering huge discounts on tech and essential household items.

The deals are available for Amazon Prime members and tons of discounted beauty, tech, and fashion products are on offer. 

For example, shoppers can bag the By Louis Allwood Oral-B Pro electric toothbrush multipack now for just £65 instead of £160.

Black Friday this year takes place on November 24, stores are still confirming sales but shoppers can expect to see deals from brands like Chanel, Argos, John Lewis and Selfridges. 

Advent calendars are another great way to find bargains and brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone and Boots have released their 2023 Christmas advent calendars. 

Shoppers can expect to find mountains of beauty and skincare products inside which are way cheaper in the calendars than they would be in store. 

It's also worth thinking ahead to next year – you may be able to get your favourites in the Boxing Day sales for bargain prices.

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