Mike Timmermann, Clark.com
According to T.J. Maxx, all of its merchandise is priced up to 60% below department store regular prices every day.
12 inexpensive Christmas gift ideas at T.J. Maxx
When I recently stopped by T.J. Maxx, store associates were busy setting up the seasonal department with Christmas decorations, gift baskets, children’s toys and other holiday must-haves.
I was able to spot a few unique gift ideas that would be great for the person on your list who already has everything!
Although your local T.J. Maxx or Marshalls (both owned by TJX Companies Inc.) won’t necessarily have the exact same items that I found, it may be worth stopping by to see what’s new.
Here are 12 of the best holiday gifts at T.J. Maxx for Christmas 2017:
Beer tasting party kit
Beer isn’t included, but this $14.99 kit has everything else you need to host a beer tasting party in your own home. This gift would go along great with a couple of 6-packs!
Fizzing bath bombs make a nice stocking stuffer. I recently saw another retailer advertise them for $8, but they’re just $2.99 each at T.J. Maxx.
Hot chocolates on a spoon
I walked by an entire table loaded with coffee, tea and hot chocolate gifts, but this set of hot chocolates on a spoon really caught my eye — and it’s only $5.99.
Vouchers for family or friends
From control of the remote to peace and quiet, this $3.99 booklet of vouchers for family or friends is a non-material gift that gives 20 times!
Special edition games
T.J. Maxx has a table full of special edition board games. These vintage bookshelf editions of Monopoly, Clue and Scrabble are $24.99, 10 bucks less than Amazon.
What will they think of next? When I saw this bag of Christmas pasta for $2.99, I had to buy it. You could pick up some pasta sauce, olive oil and seasoning to make your own gift basket.
I think I found the perfect gift for money expert Clark Howard. T.J. Maxx sells this money origami kit for $9.99, which is about $3 less than Amazon.
Food gift baskets under $30
If you’re looking for a food basket that won’t break the bank, T.J. Maxx has under $30 gift ideas for chocolate lovers, snack lovers, pasta lovers and more!
T.J. Maxx is a great place to buy candles for a fraction of the retail price, especially around the holidays. These large festive candles are priced at $7.99 each. The snow globes start at $14.99.
Indoor snowball fight
Here’s something for your friends in sunny Florida! I’ve seen more of these indoor snowball fight kits in stores lately. This 15-piece kit costs just $5.99.
Bath and body gift sets
This Philosophy gift set sells for $32 (the price on the box) at several major retailers, but it’s just $19.99 at T.J. Maxx. Also check for deals on cologne and perfume.
Holiday coffee mugs
Have a friend or family member who’s not in the Christmas spirit? Here’s the coffee mug for them! I saw dozens of holiday mugs, most either $2.99 or $3.99.
The best time to shop at T.J. Maxx is…
T.J. Maxx is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but it will be open for the Black Friday madness.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t like to fight the holiday crowds at the malls and shopping centers. That’s why I always go to T.J. Maxx during the middle of the week, usually at off-peak hours.
From my experience, it’s easier to find the real bargains when there are fewer shoppers in the store.