If you’ve ever shopped at Aldi, chances are you’re familiar with its central aisle, which has earned the budget supermarket a cult following in recent years. Home to what Aldi calls its “Specialbuys”, it’s stocked with virtually everything you could possibly need, from cordless vacuum cleaners and silk pillowcases to pet beds and even barbecue grills.
Offering an exciting mix of great value products that cover a wide range of activities and hobbies, such as sports, camping, DIY, beauty and more, bargains are available to purchase in Aldi stores.
But if you fancy avoiding the queues and being first in line, you can also buy many of these deals online from the supermarket’s website. By shopping online, you can check which products are up for grabs before they hit stores – which usually happens every Thursday and Sunday – and order them up to a week in advance.
This week, the supermarket continues to gear up for the holiday season with kitchen appliances for festive feasts and plenty of Christmas gift ideas for kids, including a slew of Marvel and Harry Potter themed smartwatches and more.
Aldi Special Buys FAQ
What days are Aldi’s special purchases?
The inexpensive supermarket launches new Specialbuys every week on Thursday and Sunday mornings.
What time do Aldi Special Buys go live?
When these items become available for purchase online depends on their launch day. Aldi Specialbuys launched on Thursday can be purchased at 8am, while Sunday deals are available from 10am.
What happens to unsold Aldi promotions?
If in the rare event that there are items left, they will remain on sale until they are sold out. It’s also possible that some special purchases may be reduced every four to six weeks, depending on remaining stock.
How does Aldi’s special purchases work?
Aldi’s special offers are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so shoppers should be one of the first in line, or through the store doors, to ensure they put the hand over the item of their choice. You can either buy direct from your local store on the day they go on sale or order from the online store.
The supermarket offers an exciting mix of top-quality, value-for-money products that cover a wide range of activities and hobbies, such as sports, camping, DIY, beauty and more.
Can you pre-order special Aldi purchases?
Yes. Buyers can place an online order for all Specialbuy items up to a week in advance. However, the products will not be shipped before the launch date.
Does Aldi repeat special purchases?
Due to growing popularity, many supermarket deals sell out within minutes. But fear not, because you might have another chance to grab one if you miss it. While some of Aldi’s Specialbuys are limited run and only launched at a specific time of year, some are brought back, due to popular demand, such as its famous Gardenline egg chair, which has sold every time it was revived.
To help you decide which products to add to your basket, we’ve rounded up our picks from the latest arrivals from Aldi.
Ambiano Electric Lazy Susan: £44.99, Aldi.co.uk
With the holiday season fast approaching, you might want to consider impressing your hungry guests at your next Christmas get-together with this Lazy Susan warming tray. Perfect for use at the buffet table or for long family lunches, the warming tray rotates while keeping your festive spread toasty warm at around 60°C. It’s also cordless, which means no trixy trip wires end up hanging from the dining room table.
Tower 3-in-1 cordless vacuum cleaner: £59.99, Aldi.co.uk
This cordless vacuum is one of the cheapest we’ve seen, and we have Aldi’s impressive mid-aisle prices to thank. Touted to be lightweight when it comes to airy cleaning sessions, the three-in-one vacuum features two speed settings, an allergy-friendly hepa filter and crevice tool, and cleaning accessories. brush for cleaning hard to reach places. As it’s a cordless vacuum, its full charge will allow for a 35-minute vacuuming session, but the model doubles as a handheld, which is perfect for tackling quick cleanups.
Ambiano pressure cooker: £49.99, Aldi.co.uk
A helping hand in the kitchen is always welcome, but never more so than during the holidays. If you’re looking to outfit your kitchen in time for the holiday season, this pressure cooker from Aldi’s own home appliance brand, Ambiano, has several preset modes for quick cooking on everything from rice to soups. Catering to guests and family members who like to come back for a few seconds is also easy as the keep warm function warms your dish for up to 24 hours. It’s relatively handy for bags under £50 and verstaile too, the kitchen gadget includes a measuring cup, rice spatula and steam rack.
‘Harry Potter’ smartwatch: £29.99, Aldi.co.uk
Proving that not all smartwatches need a high price tag, here’s a magical Christmas gift for young Potterheads for under £30. Designed specifically for kids aged six and up, this smartwatch for kids can play games, record videos, take selfies and count their daily steps using the built-in pedometer. Perfect for putting under the Christmas tree, Aldi sells a range of popular themes, including a Disney Frozen (£29.99, Aldi.co.uk) and Batman watch (£29.99, Aldi.co.uk).
Kirkton House long hot water bottle: £7.99, Aldi.co.uk
With bedtime getting particularly chilly as the weather sets in, warming up with a hot water bottle can be a cost-effective way to stay warm without relying on central heating. Costing £7.99 each and warming larger areas of your body than regular bottles due to their shape, these from Aldi’s homeware brand Kirkon House are covered in faux fur to look fluffy and are available in pink, dark grey, navy and cream colours.
Stylpro facial ion scrubber: £24.99, Aldi.co.uk
Stylpro’s Vibrating Facial Scrubber helps your skincare work harder. Launched by the winner of the 2011 BBC show The apprentice, Tom Pellereau, the beauty brand sells everything from makeup brush cleansers to face sprays and lighted vanity mirrors. Touted to target wrinkles while cleansing the skin, the Stylpro Facial Scrub uses ultrasonic vibrations to improve how well your daily lotions, serums and creams are absorbed into the skin.
Hotel Collection X large pink and rose pepper candle: £8.99, Aldi.co.uk
Aldi’s Hotel collection of candles and diffusers not only saves money, but is ideal for those who love luxury home fragrances, especially since they’ve been dubbed dupes of The White Company. Housed in an elegant glass container in elegant black and pink colors, the three wick candle is scented with pink peppercorn, rose, amber and leather and could make a lovely gift or a calming addition to your home.
Additions from the last few weeks are still available for purchase online:
Perfect Christmas berry wreath: £14.99, Aldi.co.uk
If you’re excited to decorate the hallways this year – or the front door, in this case – Aldi is now selling its selection of Christmas lights and decorations, which features this traditional berry wreath, complete with burlap bow for to hang up. Whether it’s giving gifts to friends or decorating your front door, it doesn’t get any more festive than that.
Perfect Christmas Inflatable Santa Claus, 6ft: £24.99, Aldi.co.uk
Here to keep your garden happy and bright this season, this fun inflatable toy stands 6 feet tall. The corded Santa features a built-in fan for easy assembly, while useful guide ropes and pegs are included so he won’t fly away in a winter blast. In addition, Mr Claus can also be installed in larger gardens, as it can be plugged into the mains with a 10m cable. Complete the winter wonderland scene with an inflatable penguin (£24.99, Aldi.co.uk) or snowman (£24.99, Aldi.co.uk).
Perfect Christmas pop-up snowman family: £99.99, Aldi.co.uk
There are three charming snowmen included in this winter wonderland setup, which light up with 200 white LEDs that can be set to twinkle mode for a little extra magic. Corded with a 10m cable, the snow family setup is powered by a single plug for convenience, while the useful timer function will ensure the lights won’t waste electricity after accidentally being left on for a while. the day.
Volumizing brush for Revlon hair dryer: £49.99, Aldi.co.uk
This popular TikTok hair tool from Revlon earned the IndyBest stamp of approval in our best hot brushes roundup. Considered a budget alternative to Dyson’s tool, the cordless styler should smooth hair while adding volume, which is achieved through ionic technology. Boasting three heat settings for drying and styling, our tester found it “won’t tangle or leave hair frizzy” while being “very easy to grip”.
Lacura girl gone bad mascara: £5.99, Aldi.co.uk
Home to everything from cruelty-free BB creams (£2.99, Aldi.co.uk) to primers and sunscreen, Aldi’s own brand Lacura is an affordable beauty treasure trove. Arriving in the retailer’s SpecialBuy latest drop is its mascara, which is formulated to volumize and lift for high float. For less than £6, it’s particularly tempting.
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