Our guide to coming out with the best deals this Black Friday

What is Black Friday? 

Black Friday originated in the 50s when the famous Navy Vs Army American football game would take place. It was coined Black Friday because of the huge amount of spectators and fans that would flock to the city centre in Philadelphia in support. Taken by the retail sector they used this opportunity to offer customers great deals and discounts when they would go to the city.  

We all have memories of Black Friday sales that see hundreds of people swarm to stores for major discounts in the US, but in the last few years it has really taken off in Ireland. With many companies offering discounts and deals we along with many Irish Businesses are encouraging consumers to support Irish. We are going to talk you through our hot tips for Black Friday and how to ensure you are getting the best deals. 


Being just 4 weeks before Christmas it is the perfect time considering most people have started their shopping and it is around payday for monthly workers. Not only this with the times we are in it can be a benefit to get something at a cheaper price to save on overall Christmas Costs.


Discounts & Deals 

Remember when looking at discounts that it’s not always the biggest numbers offering you the best deal, this is key when using filtered searches. If you have an item that is €100 and this has 20% off that’s a saving of €20. Or on the other hand, you could have an item that’s €20 with 40% off you are saving €8. Let’s be real any discount is appreciated by a consumer especially when watching their pennies. 

Hacks to Remember

Remember to always check if the retailer you are buying from has any extra deals, from free shipping to gift with purchase. This is normally an add on bonus if they are offering something. For example, at Carrolls on orders over €60 you receive free shipping for Black Friday.


Carrolls Top Deals: 

Hallmarked Sterling Silver and Rose Gold Shamrock and Trinity Knot Bracelet

When choosing jewellery it is often the case that you are either a silver or a gold jewellery person. The beauty of this piece is that it is a mix of rose gold and silver, this adds an edge to it and gives you a bit of variety in your jewellery box if it is majority silver. Let’s not forget either that mixed metal jewellery is very on-trend at the moment. This has a whopping €50 off and is now priced at €150. 

Famous Irish Treats Gift Hamper

This hamper is the perfect gift for someone who you may not be seeing this festive season, especially if they are living abroad and can’t make it home. This hamper includes crisps, chocolates, biscuits, and tea to name a few. Although making the decision of where to start can certainly be difficult, it’s a truly remarkable gift for either a loved one or someone in your professional network. This was €120 but has dropped to €100.

100% Merino Wool Aran Shawl Collar Aran Sweater

We all have a man in our life who is hard to shop for but is easily pleased. This Aran Sweater is perfect for a man like that, and it’s a gift that will last a lifetime because of its quality. This has huge savings, it was €79 and now is only €60, this is an amazing price for 100% merino wool. 

Original Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Collection In Box

Nothing says a gift like a fancy box of chocolates, and with Christmas only around the corner why not treat yourself or a loved one. Now with 20% off these are only €12 and have a variety of chocolate and fillings. 

Official Guinness 20Oz Pint Glass With Engraving and Gift Box

Make yourself feel like you’re in an Irish country pub while at home with this Guinness pint glass. Featuring the classic emblem embossed harp and textured glass it is a great reminder of the delicious black stuff. This pint glass comes in its own gift box and a FREE Engraving sitewide on available products, meaning you can add your own personalized message or a name, and who wouldn’t love their own personalized pint glass. This is an incredibly low price with huge savings, now only €10.

The Great Family Picnic Hamper (Ireland Only)

Think of this hamper as a celebration of Irish food, with two bottles of quality Spanish wine to enjoy alongside it. This is a variety pack of sweet and savory foods made here in Ireland with brands we all know and love. With everything from artisan cheese and gourmet sauces to luxurious chocolates and a few little treats are thrown in there for the kids. 

Rest assured that this hamper will be a gift that will never be forgotten, whether it’s a corporate gift or something for a loved one or even a self-gift, this hamper will help you with all those Christmas pounds we won’t talk about. Now available at €180 with €20 off. 

Tipperary Crystal Decoration with Sparkling Polar Express

This Tipperary Crystal Christmas decoration is the perfect addition to your home this festive season. It shows the Polar Express coming from the North Pole and with its sterling silver base, it looks really classy on the tree next to the lights. This is a huge saving at the moment Now on €8

Shop Early for Christmas and get up to 60% off plus free shipping on orders over €60. Black Friday Deals Here! 

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