Gift Different With TK Maxx This Christmas

What kind of Christmas shopper are you? Are you an avid Christmas planner who buys their gifts throughout the year? Or are you a last-minute mad dash kind of shopper? Whichever camp you fall into, at this most expensive time of year we all want the best value for money gifts we can find to keep the whole family happy.

Let’s be honest, buying the family gifts usually falls to us mums, doesn’t it? And we already have quite enough on our plates without spending hours online or trudging through the shopping malls looking for something different, extra special – and, dare I say it, even a little adventurous?

We were recently challenged to ‘gift different’ by TK Maxx to see what designer gifts we could find at prices that won’t blow the budget. They have an ever-changing range of wOoOah/big gifts at oOoOh/small prices!

After getting some great ideas online, I let the kids loose to choose some gifts for the family.  Here’s how they got on.

Gifts for him

You’ll find a great range of kids gifts and gifts for babies but when you have tweens, it’s always a little more difficult to find something to hold their interest in between bouts of gaming and texting.

Ieuan found a Retro Mini Arcade Machine including 240 games for £14.99 (RRP £24.99)

and a Radio Control Ferrari for £12.99 (RRP £19.99). Great gifts for dads and uncles too.

This Super Mario Question Block Mug for £3.99 (RRP 11.99) would suit any gamer and cheer up a dreary Monday morning.

And what about this collection of 100 brain-teasing puzzles for £12.99 (RRP £19.99)? Great for playing after Christmas dinner, assuming you haven’t succumbed to ‘resting your eyes’ as the husband refers to napping.

You don’t need to schlep around the shops in your quest for something unusual or quirky. TK Maxx sells a huge assortment of big names and designers, up-and-coming labels and one-off gems and always at up to 60% less than the recommended retail price (RRP).

And, you don’t have to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday because you’ll find low prices all year round!

Gifts For Her

Caitlin found some great gifts for her cousins and aunts – and me!

She found a lovely Black & White Panda Gift Set with an eye mask, socks and hot water bottle for £12.99 (RRP £22).

and a gorgeous boxed set of 3 eyeshadow palettes for £9.99 (RRP £24) which any girl would love.

Lastly, she found this gorgeous cross-body leopard print bag at £29.99 (RRP £69) which I have my eye on.

It’s not just clothes, bag and shoes, either.  If you love your skincare, you’ll know that TK Maxx is the destination for high-end skincare purchases at affordable prices and is adored by fans of skincare guru Caroline Hirons (including me!)  You’ll find plenty of homeware and gifts too and the kids usually vanish to check out the toys on offer when we visit our local store.

You’ll find the same range of bargains on TK Maxx’s website which is great for those of us who love to browse online but make our purchases in person.

A visit to TK Maxx is like a treasure hunt.  You don’t know what you’re going to find next – and, as stock is replenished several times a week and styles and items vary across the stores and on the website, there’s a surprise every time you visit.  (We are lucky enough to have two TK Maxx stores close by, in the centre of Cardiff and near Wenvoe).

Personally, I find it a fun way to shop and a great way to lose yourself for a little while and I know that I won’t have to worry about someone else giving the same gift as me  – as mine will always be unique.

Just remember though, grab those special gifts while you see them because when they’re gone, they’re gone!  Happy treasure hunting.

This post is a paid partnership with TK Maxx.




  1. Ashleigh Allan
    8 December, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Lots of great gift ideas – love the mug and my daughter would like the W7 make up!

  2. 7 December, 2019 / 10:03 pm

    I love TK Maxx, there’s always such a variety of things. Their toy range is always fantastic.

  3. Cecilia Keinapel
    5 December, 2019 / 4:22 pm

    TK Maxx is my favourite store and I always find amazing designer things! Its definetely a very good place to find christmas gifts x

  4. 4 December, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    Ooh I love TKMAXX! Never know what you’re going to find which makes it more exciting a place to shop 🙂

  5. 4 December, 2019 / 11:22 am

    I love TK MAXX and buy lots of things there. Often order online from them.

  6. 4 December, 2019 / 10:41 am

    A great haul of gifts! I never thought to look at TK Maxx gifts section I only ever look at the clothes!

  7. Melanie williams
    3 December, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    Looks like you have found some good buys. I have been very organised and got all my shopping all done x

  8. 3 December, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    I love TK Maxx. A great haul x

  9. 3 December, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    I love TK Maxx – they always have such an amazing range for everybody!

  10. 3 December, 2019 / 4:00 pm

    My mum loves TK Maxx. She buys all our gifts from there pretty much (sometimes she even starts in January, to catch the sales!) and she also loves receiving gift cards from us for Christmas too.

  11. 3 December, 2019 / 1:24 pm

    Good one! Back in the US it’s called TJ Maxx – no idea why!

  12. Fran Taylor
    3 December, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    What a fabulous haul!

  13. 3 December, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    I love TKmaxx so many bargains to be had. I’ve had amazing make up, fashion finds and home wear from there.

  14. 2 December, 2019 / 9:08 pm

    What a lot of great gift, I really wish we had a TK Maxx nearer to us as I would love to get some of my Christmas shopping done there.

  15. 2 December, 2019 / 9:07 pm

    I love shopping in TK Maxx as they really do have something for everyone. You’ve shared some great gift ideas.

  16. Nayns Kanabar
    2 December, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    These are great gift ideas and it’s nice to know that you can get good quality gifts at a cheaper price . I always check their homeware section for bargains.

  17. 2 December, 2019 / 10:28 am

    I absolutely love TK MAXX and go every time I’m in town. The w7 set looks brilliant!

  18. 1 December, 2019 / 11:59 pm

    My best ever TKMaxx bargain was a pair of DMs for £29.99!

  19. Fashion and Frappes
    1 December, 2019 / 9:02 pm

    I love TK Maxx! Its definitely a really good place for variety. I especially love the panda set – so so cosy!

  20. 1 December, 2019 / 7:56 pm

    I absolutely love TKMaxx and get most of my stocking fillers and some pretty nice jewellery from there for christmas presents, such a great post – I am defo off to the big tkmaxx near me this week! xx

  21. Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    1 December, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    Some fantastic gift ideas, the glam box eyeshadow palettes would be perfect for my teen

  22. Liam Anguish
    1 December, 2019 / 11:38 am

    We are planners in our house hold, as birthdays are near xmas and we have to. Some great ideas here and personally i would have the retro arcade myself lol

  23. 1 December, 2019 / 10:46 am

    I finished my shopping in August! I can’t resist a look round TKMaxx for a bargain or two.

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