Holiday Gift Guide Part 3

with TJ Maxx and Marshalls

by Janice

Online Holiday Gift Guide with TJ Maxx and Marshalls

It is your Personal Shopper, back for Part 3 — Shopping for Friends and Family!

From candles to cologne to cookware — last minute shoppers can get everything they need at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls!

It happens every year. The days vanish and all of a sudden I have mere hours until I must have all of my shopping and wrapping done.

Gardeners Eden Rustic Candle - Marshalls

Gardeners Eden Rustic Candle - Marshalls

And without fail, you know where I head — to T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, (or their sister store in Canada, Winners.)

It is the perfect last minute shopping destination — not only are T.J. Maxx and Marshalls well stocked, bringing in new items right until Christmas Eve, not only do they have items for every single person on my list, BUT I get to save money and pat myself on the back for my shopping genius.

As I told you in Part 1 and Part 2, I love T.J. Maxx and Marshalls because I can get brand name and designer merchandise at huge discounts, (20 – 60% off,) on all merchandise, every day of the year.

Yes, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls is THE destination for holiday shopping — and especially for those of your last minute shoppers like me!

Here, let me show you just a sampling of what you can pick up while the clock ticks down to Christmas Eve…

Today, I am going to cover shopping for Family and Friends — everyone from your Mother In Law to your Neighbors to your Best Friend Sally.

Just as I did for Part 1 of my Holiday Gift Guide with T.J. Maxx and Marhalls, I took my camera to T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. I spent several hours searching for my TOP PICKS for Part 2 and Part 3 of this one of a kind three part gift guide!

Our Holiday Gift Guide from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls includes:

Part 1: For Her/For Him
Part 2: For Kids
Part 3: For Friends/Family (This One!)

These are my personal photos, my real life shopping picks, shot just for YOU! Now let’s get shopping!

Part 2: Shopping for Family and Friends

So you are stuck. You are out of time and out of ideas. And you are almost out of money.

No worries — here are twelve great gifts that will have you heading into Christmas all wrapped up!

(And don’t forget to visit Part 1 — For Her/For Him for more ideas for women and men, and of course Part 2 — Shopping For Kids has items for before they are born to all grown up!)

1. Throws

Let’s get started with the first item I photographed for Part 3 and perhaps my favorite gift idea for family and friends this season — throws!

Berkshire Blanket - Bunnysoft Throw $19.99 at T.J. Maxx

Berkshire Blanket - Bunnysoft Throw $19.99 at T.J. Maxx

The gorgeous blankets at T.J. Maxx immediately caught my eye. It was everything I could do to not buy them all!

Columbia Throw $19.99, Thro by Marlo Lorenz $24.99 at T.J. Maxx

Columbia Throw $19.99, Thro by Marlo Lorenz $24.99 at T.J. Maxx

I love throws. They add color and cozy to any room — what would a cuddle on the couch be without a blanket? These luxurious throws are some of the softest, snuggliest I have ever touched — and so reasonably priced.

Grammercy Studio, Faux Fur Throw, $14.99, Assorted Throw at T.J. Maxx

Grammercy Studio, Faux Fur Throw, $14.99, Assorted Throw at T.J. Maxx

If you are lost on a great gift for in-laws, family, or friends, consider a colorful or neutral throw. No one can have too many beautiful blankets.

2. Candles

Whether you are picking up last minute Christmas decor for your own home or putting together a gift bag or basket of lovely candles, I love to buy candles at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. They have stunning candles at affordable prices!

I just couldn’t resist these perfect candles by Gardeners Eden.

Gardeners Eden Candles - Marshalls

Gardeners Eden Candles - Marshalls

3. Vases

While we are on the decor theme, for mere dollars, you can pick up some stunning pieces at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.

Vase at T.J. Maxx

Vase at T.J. Maxx

This mirror vase is only $3.99! I thought it was so cool, I picked one up for my Mother-In-Law. (Don’t tell her it only cost $3.99!)

Mirror Vase, $3.99 at T.J. Maxx

Mirror Vase, $3.99 at T.J. Maxx

4. Dishes — Mixing Bowls to Serving Trays

I really wish I bought these bowls! I love the muted colors and I can always use more mixing bowls.

Assorted Mixing Bowls - T.J. Maxx

Assorted Mixing Bowls - T.J. Maxx

I bought this serving tray below for my Mother-In-Law as well. I think she is going to love it.

Serving Tray, Spotty Large Casserole Dish $16.99 at T.J. Maxx

Serving Tray, Spotty Large Casserole Dish $16.99 at T.J. Maxx

5. Cookware — Copper to Colorful

T.J. Maxx has cookware for the college student and the connoisseur.

Assorted Cuisanart Frying Pans $12.99, Eco-Life Non-Stick Saucepan $24.99 at T.J. Maxx

Assorted Cuisanart Frying Pans $12.99, Eco-Life Non-Stick Saucepan $24.99 at T.J. Maxx

I want these copper pots! The one on the left is 99.9% pure copper, made in Italy and retails for $400.00!

Ruffoni Copper Pan w Brass Handles - Made in Italy $199.00, Hotel Copper Tri-Ply Saucepan $34.99 at T.J. Maxx

Ruffoni Copper Pan w Brass Handles - Made in Italy $199.00, Hotel Copper Tri-Ply Saucepan $34.99 at T.J. Maxx

6. Luggage

Yes! Luggage! If your wife is a traveling mom blogger, or your in-laws are heading on a trip to Italy, luggage might be the perfect gift.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Suitcase $79.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Kenneth Cole Reaction Suitcase $79.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Guess where I always buy my luggage… (I know this guessing game is too easy!) But seriously — I love the TJX stores for luggage.

Heys Suitcase $89.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Heys Suitcase $89.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

I bought my latest set last year and I get compliments and “Where did you buy those?” all.the.time. (Check them out yourself when you see me at Blissdom.)

7. Perfume/Cologne

Buying fragrances at T.J. Maxx just makes sense. Why on earth would you not?!?

Burberry for Men Eau de Toilette $19.99, Burberry London Eau de Parfum $34.99 at T.J. Maxx

Burberry for Men Eau de Toilette $19.99, Burberry London Eau de Parfum $34.99 at T.J. Maxx

They have got all the top fragrances — and they cost less. These Calvin Klein gift sets retail for $63.00 and $68.00 and up. T.J. Maxx has them for $39.99! Yes. This is just logic.

Calvin Klein One Gift Set $39.99, Calvin Klein Escape Gift Set $39.99 at T.J. Maxx

Calvin Klein One Gift Set $39.99, Calvin Klein Escape Gift Set $39.99 at T.J. Maxx

8. Slippers

Slippers may be an old standby for gift giving, but these hip designs take the fuddy duddy out and replace it with comfort that is completely cool.

O'Neill Men's Slippers $14.99, Hurley Men's Slippers $19.99 at T.J. Maxx

O'Neill Men's Slippers $14.99, Hurley Men's Slippers $19.99 at T.J. Maxx

The great thing about giving slippers as a gift is almost everyone appreciates cozy new slippers. And for women, you can add fluffy too! My Mother-In-Law writes slippers on her list every year.

Easy Spirit Women's Slippers $8.99, Jessica Simpson Slippers $12.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Easy Spirit Women's Slippers $8.99, Jessica Simpson Slippers $12.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

9. Specialty Food

When I checked out at T.J. Maxx the cashier laughed, saying that I had the most items he had ever seen! And part of the reason is that I went to town on the specialty food items, chocolates, coffee, etc. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls is a GOLD MINE for all those teacher gifts, hostess gifts, neighbor gifts, and the ones we all dread, the unexpected gifts!

Tazo Tea Chest $29.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Tazo Tea Chest $29.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Yes, I stocked up for all of these needs — and to have lots of unique gifts and treats under our own tree Christmas morning!

The Invisible Chef $4.99, Funky Chunky Popcorn, Tazo Tea & Teapot $12.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

The Invisible Chef $4.99, Funky Chunky Popcorn, Tazo Tea & Teapot $12.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

10. Books and DVDs

It is so great to find best sellers at discount prices! I always scan the bookshelves at the TJX stores to see what fantastic finds are in stock.

Assorted New York Time Bestsellers $5.99-$9.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Assorted New York Time Bestsellers $5.99-$9.99 at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

And these DVDs and DVD Collections are all $4.99-$5.99!

John Wayne 3 Pack at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

John Wayne 3 Pack at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Assorted DVDs at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Assorted DVDs at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

11. Gadgets

T.J. Maxx and Marshalls have got a huge variety of gift items and gadgets that can fit in any budget. Starting at $3.99, you can stuff stockings with silicone iPhone or iPod cases, flashlights, heated coffee mugs and so much more! I could have spent an entire day shooting all the gadgets – from odd to everyday – they have in store.

Assorted Gift Items - at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Assorted Gift Items - at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

If you need a quick gift, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are stocked full of them!

12. Bath and Body Products

What would gift giving be without sweet smelling soaps and pretty bottles of bath bubbles?

Body Shop Wild Cherry Lotion at T.J. Maxx

Body Shop Wild Cherry Lotion at T.J. Maxx

I bought the Wild Cherry Lotion and this elegant bottle of Bubble Bath, among others! My Mother-In-Law and my Mom both add lotions and soaps to their lists and thankfully T.J. Maxx and Marshalls has it all.

Millefleurs Bubble Bath at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Millefleurs Bubble Bath at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Assorted Bath and Body Gift Baskets at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Assorted Bath and Body Gift Baskets at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Happy Shopping!

I hope you have had fun shopping alongside me — I have had a blast! I can’t wait until next time!

And in case you missed them, you can click over and read the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide with T.J. Maxx and Marshalls Part 1 — For Her/For Him, and our second, Holiday Gift Guide Part 2 with TJ Maxx and Marshalls Part 2 — Shopping for Kids.

P.S. Remember that when you shop at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls everything you buy is between 20% to 60% off retail price! So you will always have the thrill of a great sale!

And, when in doubt, remember two things — gift cards and returns! With a receipt, you have 30 days to return or exchange at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls and Christmas gift returns are accepted until January 3rd. And if you really can’t decide — everyone loves to get a gift card!

P.P.S. Will you be doing any last minute shopping this week? Or are you sitting back, sipping egg nog while staring peacefully at all your wrapped presents?

Please Note: T.J. Maxx and Marshalls sponsored this holiday gift guide.

Written and Photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.



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1 Christine (LiveLaughLoveCj) December 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

Well done!!! Kudos for putting together a brilliant Holiday Gift Guide — I KNOW the folks at #TJMaxx and #Marshalls must be so pleased.

It felt like all I had to do was march into the store and go right to where I know I would find what you photographed and described.

For this Part 3 gift guide– you hit the nail on the head for me .. and my teens… cause the girls especially (whoda thunk?) like a lot of the things I like…
I am a HUGE fan of ecclectic kitchenware/bowls… I ADORE candles… and *swoon* *swoon* *swoon* on the super soft throws! To also be able to find current books/dvds… BONUS! We are a huge reading/DVD movie watching family.

My hat is off to ya…. well done! well done indeed! Now go get a glass of eggnog (or your beverage of choice) sit back and relax a bit — m’k?

Happy Holidays to you and your entire family!
Peace, Love & Joy Always.

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2 AutumH December 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

I love those blankets, I’m thinking that next time I’m at T.J Maxx/Marshalls I should see if they have them there. I didn’t know they sold the perfumes like Burberry Brit though so Thank you for sharing that tid bit of information. It’s something I always get when I have the money so it’s a plus to find it cheaper.

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3 Courtney December 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm

The ONLY problem with TJ Maxx and Marshalls is I walk out with more for me than them! :D

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4 Alyson December 25, 2010 at 4:53 am

I did not go to either store for Christmas shopping but will start going now to shop for other occasions and check out the buys. Maybe it will inspire me to shop way in advance of Christmas next year! Thanks for the great pictures and ideas!

Alyzabeth’s Mommy for Two Years

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