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Final Gift Shopping: The Recessionista goes Maxxinista

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Pictured: My fashionista holiday card from Burgoyne cards via TJ Maxx

Until yesterday, I’ve been woefully behind on the Christmas shopping duties.  I needed everything, stockings stuffers, cards, and even wrapping paper. Torrential California downpours, and even floods, made driving hazardous during this final holiday shopping week. The situation has been code red at The Recessionista HQ.  Thankfully, I was able to do a little TJ Maxx run last night and it really helped.   TJ Maxx is open until 11:00 p.m. this week ( untill Thursday, 12/23).  Christmas Eve they will even be open until 6 pm.  How good is that? Thank you TJ Maxx employees for staying on duty!  I picked up the above pictured fashionista holiday cards from Burgoyne cards for 50% off retail prices.  I know it’s late, but better late than never, right?  I may go back after the holiday and get a few more boxes for next year.  Since TJ Maxx doesn’t advertise specific goods, in order to keep prices low,  I thought I’d tell you a little bit about what is on the racks if you venture out.  So lean in close, as I whisper the TJ Maxx shopping secrets in your ear.  In the cosmetic department, they have top of the line goodies from Estee Lauder, Clinique, Shiseido and more.  I’m always on an eternal quest for Molton Brown and every now and then I find that too.

Pictured: Discounted Estee Lauder Night Repair cream spied at TJ Maxx

Other goodies to be on the look out for: Betsey Johnson accessories, pajamas, handbags and jewelry, Juicy Couture watches, jewelry, handbags and clothing,  Maxx Studio clothing, Cynthia Rowley bags, cookbooks from the Barefoot Countessa, Cooking Light and Williams-Sonoma and finally toys! Yes, there are Madame Alexander dolls, Thomas the Train and Backyardigans to be found at TJ Maxx.  I hit the mother load, and ended up getting several bags of goodies so that I will have something under the tree for a variety of family members.

Pictured: Warm and cozy Betsey Johnson PJs make great holiday gifts.

I don’t get into TJ Maxx as often as I would like, because I don’t always have time to go through the racks looking for deals. But, if you’re down to the wire and still need a few holiday gifts, I highly recommend a TJ Maxx or Marshalls’ run.   There are still good deals to be found and remember to check the red tag clearance racks.

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Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

3 Comments

  1. Sandra @ Debutanteclothing.com

    December 24, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Oh I am such a TJMaxx and Marshalls nut! Most of my Christmas gifts came from Marshalls. Wish I would've gone to your TJMaxx though. Those Betsey Johnson PJs are to die for!

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    December 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I needed everything, stockings stuffers, cards, and even wrapping paper. Torrential California downpours, and even floods, made driving hazardous during this final holiday shopping week.

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