Christmas is less than a week away…….Yikes! It always sneaks up on me, no matter how far in advance I’ve started working on my to-do list.
I know some of my last minute shopping always revolves around those people that I find hard to shop for. How about you? Well, T.J.Maxx and Marshall’s have some great advice to help us out this week:
Hard to Buy For…
We all have those people on our Christmas list who are not so easy to shop for. Whether it’s your new co-worker you are still getting to know, your child’s teacher, or the mailman, Marshalls and T.J.Maxx have a great selection of gifts that can take the guess work out of Christmas shopping. We also have enlisted the help of our fashion and shopping experts to give you some tips on how to shop for those hard to buy for people on your list.
Fun yet functional supplies for that quirky co-worker. From flowered to animal prints, there is desk accessory that appeals to everyone. Pamela Pekerman, accessory & style expert, stresses that you should never buy anything just because the price is right, buy it because you think it’s fabulous. The beauty of shopping at off-price retailers like T.J.Maxx and Marshalls is that you can get those fabulous name-brand finds at budget-friendly prices. You don’t need to compromise on style!
Luxury designer goods to satisfy the fashion lover in your life including handbags, imported scarves, luxurious leather gloves, glam jewelry and more. According to Steven “Cojo” Cojacaru, a Celebrity Insider and Style Maven, states that you can be a red carpet star at any holiday party by wearing over-sized sparkly and dangling statement glamour earrings to add some glitz to your ensemble.
The ones that make it all happen:
Teachers, hairdressers, babysitters, etc. We all have someone in our lives that we truly appreciate, but may not know very well on a personal level. T.J.Maxx and Marshalls carry unique yet appropriate gifts at a price you can afford – from imported soaps and lotions to luxe leather journals, adorable lunch totes and candles. Audrey McClelland says, “I love finding fabulous bold and colorful scarves for my sons’ teachers. I always go with scarves because you never have to worry about getting the sizing wrong and you can really have some fun playing with some colors and textures and fabrics with scarves! I have always had tremendous success with scarves!”
Hostess with the Mostess:
A hostess gift can be the greatest holiday accessory. Thank your host for his/her holiday hospitality with a thoughtful trinket like pottery from Italy or Poland, crystal stemware, quirky kitchen towels or aprons, blown glass vases or a deliciously scented candle. Lilliana Vazquez, founder and editor-in-chief of The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style, says “Buy gifts that are personal and take some thought…maybe a gift basket with a few small gifts thoughtfully put together rather than one large gift…this can also save you money in the long run and Marshalls and T.J.Maxx are the perfect places to shop for this.
The Unexpected Guest:
Did your little brother bring his roommate home from college? Every family experiences at least one unexpected guest during the holiday season. Don’t be unprepared. Stock up on affordable and appropriate gifts like imported chocolates, gourmet gift baskets and Christmas ornaments so no one feels left out. Style and Shopping expert Alison Deyette also recommends the following: scented candles, solid colored scarves (avoid choosing a pattern!) and specialty coffee, sweet treats, and pictures frames which are gender neutral.
My Shopping: Here are some fun gift baskets I’ve made using items found at my local T.J.Maxx. I used small, colorful, and unexpected kitchen colanders instead of a traditional gift bag or basket, along with whimsical notecards and lotions. T.J.Maxx made it so easy to put together….and it was fun thinking outside the box!
There is a better way to Christmas shop! T.J.Maxx and Marshalls receive more than 10,000 new items each week at unbelievable prices – up to 60 percent less than the department stores – right up until Christmas. I was at T.J. Maxx last night………such great finds (on toys too)!!!
(I have been provided a complimentary gift card as a thank you for posting.)