This post is sponsored by TJMaxx.com
It is a true fact that the answers to many of my not-really-problems-but-let’s-just-call-them-that-for-the-sake-of-this-post have been found in the aisles of T.J.Maxx. Like the replacement for my too-short tablecloth, for instance, that I found in the home aisle one Saturday afternoon when I wasn’t even looking. Or the perfect gift for Nella’s friend’s birthday party–two picture books and an art set–not to mention a gift bag to wrap it in ten minutes before the party began, in my car, of course. Affordable exercise equipment to build a home workout area, shoes that don’t break the bank, a phone case so I can dispose of my cracked one and–surprisingly one day, tucked away on the beauty shelves–natural kid shampoo that made me giddy to find. This is what I love about T.J.Maxx–they offer a treasure hunt of products and gifts in just about every category you can imagine, particularly creatively inspiring for gift givers this time of year. Even better? They offer everything you love about T.J.Maxx stores online, so you can go treasure hunting without ever leaving your home.
I did this last week, heading to my office with coffee and a little hope to knock some gifts off my list, and I had so much fun clicking around TJMaxx.com to find beautiful gifts (and lots of brand names we love!) at an incredible value. You can use their category titles as guides or dive into some of their curated lists to find unique finds you might not have thought of — gifts for her, gifts for the fitness enthusiast, hostess gifts or gifts under $50.
I was looking for a teen girl gift, a stocking plush for a friend’s daughter, a small gift for a creative friend and some stocker stuffing inspiration for Brett. If you look, you shall find because look what I found!
Teen Girl: brand name record player, a vinyl to go with it and a letter board for her room. I got so excited when I found this not only because I know how much this music-loving teen will love this but because it was such a great value (I’ve seen how much these cost on other sites!). I went ahead and pulled the packaging off the letter board so I could write a little note on it and tie it all together to make the gift look pretty.
Stocking Plush: I love having some plush animal or doll be the finishing touch on a stocking. They always look so cute peeking out. I’m picky with plush though, drawn to sweet details and handmade goods. Those kind of plush can be expensive though, so imagine my excitement when I found this gorgeous doll (made in India) for less than $20.
If you type “plush” on T.J.Maxx search bar, you’ll find so many unique finds for kids. Okay, or adults.
Brett’s Stocking: I thought this one would be hard, but it was the easiest one to shop for. TJMaxx.com basically offers a cornucopia of cool guy stuff to fill a stocking from gadgets and games to underwear and socks. You can never go wrong with rolled up underwear in a stocking.
Creative Friends: One of my favorite things T.J.Maxx does well is offer a great selection of “little gifts”–candles, journals, books, art inspiration, earrings, pretty dishes, etc. that work great for small tokens of appreciation to friends, hostesses or teachers. We like to give generous gift certificates to our teachers at Christmas, but it’s harder this year with Lainey because she has so many teachers in middle school; and the amount we usually give in elementary school is not possible x 7 for one kid. Nella has a lot of assistants and specialists who work with her as well, so there’s more people to gift. Small thoughtful gifts work perfectly, and we find so many great things at T.J.Maxx. A book on creativity, a journal and a colored pencil set, all tied up with ribbon? Affordable, thoughtful and fun to give.
Anything you purchase on TJMaxx.com can be returned for free at any T.J.Maxx location, free shipping is available for orders over $89, and hundreds of new arrivals are added to the T.J.Maxx website each week, so you’ll find fresh gift inspiration every time you shop.
Our family has long been big fans of the T.J.Maxx treasure hunt, and having one more way to shop (in your pajamas, from your couch!) makes it better.
If you need a little gifting inspiration, check out their incredible values and have some fun poking around their site. There are so many great toys for kids too–I wish I had more really small ones to shop for because I saw so many unique toddler finds at incredible prices!