This blog post is in paid partnership with TK Maxx but all opinions are my own. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year aka time to switch from regular everyday anxiety to festive Christmas anxiety. Or maybe not! This Christmas (and every other before that) I’ve been choosing TK Maxx for all my gifts. The experience is always stress-free and the range of products on offer is simply mind blowing. And because gifting different is as important to me as are great value gifts, I know that TK Maxx is the place to shop for big labels, small prices and ridiculous possibilities that are not to be missed out. 

TK Maxx has something for everyone and if you want a smooth shopping experience like mine, as well as great gifts under £50, then make sure you head in store or online at tkmaxx.com now, because great product doesn’t hang around for too long. Below, I’m talking about some of the great gifts I got from TK Maxx and the amazing shopping experience I had. 

As you can imagine the first weekend of December is when stores start to get busy with frantic shoppers, making last minute purchases and ticking off gifts on their lists. I had no idea what I wanted when I first arrived in store but I trusted that TK Maxx will inspire me and offer a variety that no other place does. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Even with the shop being as busy as it can get, all the Christmas gifts were displayed and organised in a perfect way, making it easier for a clueless person like me to find the best presents. Read on to find out what I got.

The gift of comfort

I had a £50 voucher and my aim was to get as many wonderful gifts as possible. I wanted to get my mum something that she can use on a regular basis, rather than a gift that just sits on a shelf or in a cupboard. And I found the perfect one! 100% cotton duvet cover set in white, so she can feel like she is sleeping on a cloud. The price was only £24.99, which is great value considering the quality.

The gift of cosiness

I decided that slipping into extra comfort on a daily basis would be ideal for my stepdad, which is why I picked a super soft pair of slippers as his present. With plush lining for extra comfort and memory foam insoles that provide superior cushion in every step, I knew this would be the ideal gift for him. And with a price tag of £9.99 how can you possibly go wrong? The original price was £39.99, so that’s a huge saving of £30, that I can spend on some other gifts. Or why not put towards my next trip?

The gift of a beautifully scented home

I always get a scented candle for my flatmate Irina. She loves them and I love them too. The good thing is, when I buy one for her, I benefit from it too! With TK Maxx’s range of stunning designer candles, reed diffusers and lanterns it’s easy to achieve a beautifully scented home. Most of the candles come in beautiful packaging and stunning jars, that can be used for other purposes, once the candle is burned. For example, Irina loves makeup, and so the jar would be perfect for her to store all her makeup brushes.

All of these gifts came to less than £50 and I even managed to get some Christmas wrapping paper to round up the value of my purchase. With most of my presents now sorted and wrapped, I can put my feet up and relax with a cuppa. Have I convinced you that TK Maxx is the best place to get all your Christmas presents?  

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If you came here expecting to see a list of perfumes, shoes, designer handbags and jewellery, I’m sorry to disappoint you. As the title suggest, this won’t be your typical gift guide. If you read my previous post, you already know I’m the kind of person who pays attention to gifting and the present itself. However, with stocking fillers, you can be a little more cheesy. As I was browsing for Stocking Filler Ideas the other day, I came across this and I’m not gonna lie, I wanted to purchase one of each item, so there’s one for each and every person who is present in my life right now. And you didn’t hear this from me but most of the items are 50% off at the moment.

Another great stocking filler idea are these Roxanne Campbell nail polish sets here. I had the pleasure of trying the colours from her winter collection and I was pleasantly surprised by the quick dry time and longevity of the products. The colours you get in the set are this deep burgundy/wine colour, a classic red and a grey. Perfect for the holiday season and one thing is for sure, they won’t sit in the cabinet. Also how cute are their names – Stormy Weather, Wine and Dine and Expensive Taste.

For the scent lover

If you want to buy a gift for someone who is a fragrance fanatic but already owns the entire fragrance universe and all the latest perfumes on the market, there is so many other options. My favourite one has to be a scented candle. People who are fascinated with fragrance, are just as obsessed with how their home smells, as they are with their own scent. This Byredo Candle is certainly going to steal the show. The scent is inspired by an old library with leather hardback and dusty floors. I don’t know about you but I absolutely love the smell of an old library. Complement the gift with this Glass Dome and you definitely have a winner there.

For the boss girl

I gave this book to myself as a present when I literally had no money in my bank account. And let me tell you something. It felt GOOD! London-born and LA based Phoebe Lovatt, founder of the Working Women’s Club, provides the ultimate guide to career satisfaction. This read is filled with practical advice on developing and driving a working life you love. Add this pearl embellished Stradivarius notebook in Dusty Rose and complete with a stylish pen from M&S. Because who needs a notebook, if they don’t have a pen. Oh wait, I do. I only buy notebooks to use in flatlays. Sorry, not sorry. Or if you want to be a little extra, you can totally get them this Dior pen from Vestiare Collective. The difference in price is only about a £100.

 

For the photography enthusiast

If the person is an enthusiast then surely they have some sort of camera already. Let’s say they don’t and they want that Olympus PEN EPL-8 to start with but you don’t have over £500 to spend on them. Because let’s face it, you have to think about treating yourself to something too. Then I can suggest a gift card with money to put towards the camera. Another great option is to get them a lens. I use the Olympus PEN and this 45mm lens is a dream to own, so if I find it wrapped up in a box under the Christmas tree, I’ll be the happiest person ever. Research the camera they have and look for compatible lenses. You can get brand new boxed ones on Ebay for half the price, so you better start looking because time is ticking.

Accessories for their camera like straps, pouches or camera bags are always welcome. Those are the things that us camera people don’t really want to invest in, so we wait until others give it to us as a gift. And last but not least, a mini Polaroid camera is literally the best thing you can get someone for Christmas. We consume so many photographs on a daily basis because of social media, so it’s nice to actually have the best memories captured and printed instantly on paper, so they never get lost and forgotten.

For the frequent traveller

Well, that person you can buy pretty much anything. They never spend their money on anything else than travelling so whatever you get them will be a bonus! Another good thing is you know what their hobby is, so you can never get the gift wrong. A passport holder is always a winner! I love this one from Kate Spade. Plus, you can never have too many. It’s like a phone case basically. A kit with their travel essentials won’t do harm either. These Molton Brown ones have everything they may need. They come in this waterproof clear pouch which is perfect for when you’re in a rush and the products are still wet.

A travel water bottle! That’s probably the one people think of the least. But when you’re going through customs, you don’t want to be messing with bottles of mineral water. This one you can just empty and refill after you’ve gone through the whole process. And last but not least, a travel sized perfume! The bottle of this Armani one from their private collection is so sleek and it’s the perfect travel companion. Because who doesn’t want a cute mini version of their perfume to bring along when they’re setting off on a new adventure.

Is there anything I need to add to my list? What is your dream gift for Christmas this year?

Michelle x

Images Olga Kim Photography

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