Are Dunelm, Home Bargains, IKEA and B&M open on Boxing Day 2023?

As Boxing Day sales begin online, some people may be lounging around in their pyjamas looking for the best deals over Christmas. While others prefer going into the stores to see what retail goods are available for a great price.

There is a difference between looking online and in stores, after all, as some online purchases don’t live up to expectations once delivered.

While it is tradition for Boxing Day sales to go ahead, some stores have decided to close their doors.

To stop you from making unnecessary trips, here is a compilation of the nation’s favourite homeware and variety stores, alongside their opening times.


All 180 stores nationwide in the UK are open for business on Boxing Day, from 10am to 5pm.

But late-night shoppers will be pleased to know that on Wednesday, December 27 to Friday, December 29, Dunelm is open from 9am to 9pm.

  • Tuesday, December 26: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, December 27 – Friday 29: 9am – 9pm
  • Saturday, December 30: 9am – 6pm
  • Sunday, December 31: Normal Sunday hours
  • Monday, January 1: 9am – 6pm (Scotland closed)
  • Tuesday, January 2: Back to normal.

Home Bargains

A spokesperson for Home Bargains said: “Store opening hours will vary by store, however, all Home Bargain stores are closed Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.”


Budget store Poundland may be open or closed on Boxing Day, depending on where you live.

Do use the online Poundland store locator; if the day and time is in red, it means the store is closed, whereas green means the store is open.


IKEA stores are open under “exceptional hours” on Boxing Day, which is typically 10am to 6pm.

These “exceptional hours” also apply on January 1, 2024, but do check online to see which times your local IKEA store is operating.


All B&M stores have reopened on Boxing Day, but they are open with reduced hours.

Boxing Day opening times are from 8am and the shop is set to close for 6pm.

On Wednesday, 27 December, regular hours will resume from 8am to 9pm.

However, on New Year’s Eve, expect reduced hours (from 11am to 5pm), but do check your local store online for individual store openings.

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