John Lewis is once again bucking the trend of most major UK retailers by starting its post-Christmas sales the day after Boxing Day this year.

Sales items will instead appear online later today (24 December) and will include cameras, tablets, TVs, furniture, homeware and clothing at reduced prices.

The Boxing Day sales come less than a month after what was the department store's busiest ever week of trading over Black Friday, hitting £179m in sales.

John Lewis broke its all-time sales record in the last week of November, selling on average one tablet every second and a flatscreen TV every minute.

In an effort to boost pre-Christmas sales, John Lewis extended the cut-off date for click-and-collect to 23 December for in-store collection today.

"The record levels of trade in our fashion and home assortments are hard won in what has been a challenging market," said Andrew Murphy, retail director at John Lewis.

"However, busy though our shops have been over the past week, it's only in these final pre-Christmas days that many customers are finally moving to complete their gift buying and other purchases."

John Lewis Boxing Day opening times and best deals

All John Lewis stores throughout the country will be closed on 26 December, however the Boxing Day Sales will begin online on 24 December at 5pm as part of a clearance sale.

Stores will reopen on Saturday 27 December, with all the same offers available in-store as online while stocks last.

Deals available at John Lewis include 50% off selected furniture lines, up to 50% off womenswear, 25% off technology items, 30% of selected toys and up to 50% off menswear.

  • John Lewis air jet rocket kit £7 (was £10)
  • iPad and Mac computers included with free two-year guarantee
  • Nordic Track E11.5 Cross Trainer £599 (was £799)
  • Nikon cameras - save £30 on selected models
  • Canon cameras - save £100 on selected models

A full list of John Lewis offers can be found here.

This page will be updated with more deals when they are announced.