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12 of the best holiday gifts at T.J. Maxx

12 of the best holiday gifts at T.J. Maxx
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T.J. Maxx doesn’t advertise doorbuster deals on Black Friday like the major department stores, but savvy shoppers know there’s never a bad day to search for bargains at off-price retailers.

According to T.J. Maxx, all of its merchandise is priced up to 60% below department store regular prices every day.

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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!

Beer tasting party

Bath bombs

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.

Bath fizzer

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.

Hot chocolates on a spoon

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.

Vintage Bookshelf Edition of Monopoly, Clue and Scrabble

Christmas pasta

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.

Money origami

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.

Money origami gift Tuttle

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!

gift set

Holiday candles

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.

T.J. Maxx holiday candles

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.

Indoor snowball fight

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.

Philosphy gift set

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.

T.J. Maxx holiday coffee mugs starting at $2.99 (bah humbug)

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.

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