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The Big Boots Sale: 6 Mumsnetter favourites you can snap up now

Fancy yourself a bargain this Twixmas? The Mumsnet elves are on hand to find you the very best savings you can snap up at Boots in the post-Christmas sales.

By Natasha Gregson | Last updated Jan 4, 2024

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As we bid farewell to the festive season and navigate our way through the annual post-Quality Street/Baileys/cheese haze, it's often the time of year when many brands and retailers host their post-Christmas sales, slashing prices across last season's stock.

If you're anything like us, you know the joy that comes with finding incredible deals. That's why we've scoured The Big Boots Sale to uncover discounts on products Mumsnetters love and rave about. From skincare saviours to electric blankets to family-friendly finds like baby car seats, Boots has reduced prices on a range of products that have earned the coveted Mumsnet seal of approval. So whether you're treating yourself or stocking up on essentials, we've got you covered with our carefully curated edit of the top picks.

For skincare lovers

No7 The Ultimate Skincare Collection 10 Piece Gift Set. Save 58% - was £85, now £36

What we like
  • Great selection of products

  • Excellent value, contents are worth £139

  • No7 is Mumsnetter-loved brand

What we don't like
  • You may prefer to mix and match different brands in your skincare routine

What Mumsnet users say
Appleabananasandpears · Tried & Tested
No7 night cream is the best I’ve ever used.
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lifesnotaspectatorsport · Recommended
I love No7 Protect & Perfect day and night cream. I've got oily skin and it's just so light and cooling, never thick or greasy.
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Our verdict

Chocked full of Mumsnetter favourites, the hefty discount on this No7 gift set means it only works out around £3.60 per product. Not bad at all.

Containing everything you need to boost your skincare routine in 2024, it comes with a day cream, night cream, serum, eye cream, and cleansing water, to name but a few of the fab products in the set. We think it'd also make a great present for any birthdays you have coming up (or even for next year's stockings if you're extremely organised).

Related: Best skincare for pregnancy

For summer seekers

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 75ml. Save 20% - was £21, now £17

What we like
  • Lovely scent

  • Luxurious

  • Cult product

What we don't like
  • Some say it didn't tighten skin, but they loved it anyway

What Mumsnet users say
orangie · Tried & Tested
I love it. I have the spray too as the smell reminds me of holidays.
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MorrisZapp · Recommended
I absolutely adore it! But it's a very particular scent and you may not like it. It doesn't 'firm' anything but it's a beautiful, luxurious skin treat.
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Our verdict

If the recent drab weather has got you feeling blue and longing for the days of summer, bring a little dose of sunshine to your bathroom with Sol de Janeiro's iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.

Generously slather this on post-bath and it'll have your skin silky soft and smooth with a subtle hint of shimmer. Mumsnetters love the scent too, they say it's evocative of holidays past. And while its tightening effects are disputed, we still think this is a top buy if you're looking to upgrade your moisturiser to something a little more luxurious.

For cosy nights in

Dreamland Intelliheat Faux Fur Warming Throw. Save 27% - was £130, now £95

What we like
  • Super soft and luxurious

  • Can help you keep heating low or off

  • Easy to use

  • Machine washable

What we don't like
  • Pricey

  • Softness reduces with excessive washing

What Mumsnet users say
cataline · Tried & Tested
It's amazing. We've had cheaper ones in the past and they're nowhere near as good. The whole family has one each.
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Gardenlady543 · Tried & Tested
It's pricey but it's an absolute dream, costs barely anything to run and you will feel so warm and snug under it you can save money on heating. One of my most favourite possessions.
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Our verdict

Our best heated throw, the Dreamland Alaskan Faux Fur blanket consistently comes with high praise on our forums thanks to its luxurious feel and excellent warming qualities.

Granted, it is a pricey option, but you can currently snap it up for £100, plus it costs just pennies to run. In fact, some Mumsnetters claim it helps them keep heating costs down too, so it could even save you money in the long run.

Want to find out more? Read our full Dreamland Alaskan Husky Faux Fur Heated Throw review.

For a dazzling smile

Waterpik Black Cordless Plus Water Flosser. Save 37% - was £60, now £38

What we like
  • Highly effective

  • Removes up to 99.9% of plaque

  • Helps maintain good oral hygiene

What we don't like
  • Takes some getting used to

What Mumsnet users say
Sparklingbrook · Tried & Tested
I love mine. I have a Waterpik. Use it twice a day. Still use floss and Tepe brushes but I love the way the Waterpik makes my mouth feel v clean.
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TheBestTeam · Recommended
Waterpik for me too. It's brilliant, easy to use and does a great job. I floss. And use the little stick things too. I get top marks from the dental hygienist
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Our verdict

Join the Mumsnet dental water flossing revolution and say goodbye to the nasty stringy stuff forever. Dentists and Mumsnetters love these powerful cleaning gadgets which remove 99.9% of plaque from your gnashers, as well as being 50% more effective than bog standard dental floss or interdental brushes.

The Waterpik is the gold standard of water flossers, and we've found it in the Boots Sale with a 37% discount - so what are you waiting for?!

For serious bargain hunters

Boots Best of Beauty Christmas Showstopper Beauty Box. Save £260! Worth £328, now £68

What we like
  • Excellent value

  • Includes 10 full-sized products

  • Contains trusted, high-quality brands

What we don't like
  • Packaging is Christmas themed so it can't be used as a birthday gift

What Mumsnet users say
FlyingByTheSeatof · Tried & Tested
Pixie Glow Tonic is great. It comes in a large 250ml bottle so lasts forever.
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MouseyMoose · Recommended
Urban Decay All Nighter. My make up has survived some pretty intense nights out whilst using it!
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Our verdict

Bursting with 18 treasures from beloved premium brands like NARS, Urban Decay, PIXI, and Liz Earle, this box is the epitome of beauty bliss.

It features an impressive 10 full-size products, including the coveted Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Skin-Centric Eyeshadow Palette, a beauty gem worth £48 on its own. But that's not all – it also contains favourites like the aforementioned Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and the REN Glow & Protect Serum, ready to give your skin that radiant summer glow even in the depths of winter.

For new parents

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Pro i-Size Group 0+ Baby Car Seat. Save 30% - was £170, now £119

What we like
  • Quick and simple to install via ISOFIX

  • Light and sound confirmation when installed correctly

  • Compatible with lots of travel systems

What we don't like
  • ISOFIX base sold separately

What Mumsnet users say
Bees1 · Tried & Tested
We went for the Maxi Cosi Pebble for our little one (who is now nearly two) and loved it.
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Our verdict

Newborn essentials don't come cheap, so it's a savvy decision to make the most of the sales and stock up when prices are low. After extensive testing, the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Pro won our best overall baby car seat award thanks to its safety features, easy installation and comfort levels. We loved how easy it was to clean too – juice spills were a doddle to mop up.

Granted, you do have to buy the base separately, which is a bit of a pain and adds to overall costs, but you can get the car seat with a hefty reduction at Boots currently.

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What are the best Big Boots Sale deals?

Whether you're a skincare enthusiast, a wellness warrior, or a parent on the lookout for fantastic deals on family essentials, here are some of the discounts you can shop at Boots now:

  • Fragrance: Save 20% on selected designer fragrance, including Gucci, Boss, Marc Jacobs and more | Shop now

  • Electricals: Get an extra £10 worth of Advantage Card points for every £60 spent | Shop now

  • Premium beauty: Up to 20% selected favourites from Estée Lauder, Clinique, Elemis, and more | Shop now

  • Baby and child: Save hundreds on Bugaboo pushchairs + HUGE discounts on baby essentials | Shop now

  • Health: 3 for 2 on selected vitamins, plus other discounts available | Shop now

About the author

Natasha Gregson is an Affiliate Content Editor at Mumsnet, specialising in lifestyle and home articles with a focus on product round-ups and reviews. She has several years of editorial experience under her belt and has had work featured in national publications including The i Paper and Stylist Magazine.

With extensive experience of hunting down the best deals for Mumsnetters across several big sales events, she's carved out a specialism in finding products that offer the best value for money and seeking out the real deals.

When she’s not busy writing or editing, you can find her searching for the next best restaurant, watching live music, curling up with a good book, cross-stitching, or enjoying a good hike or swim.

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