|This Works candle, £12.99 (usually £25), TK Maxx
I don’t mean to scare anyone here, but there is only 1 more PayDay before Christmas. Having quite a small family myself, I don’t have to buy too many presents – but still it adds up. The trick is to start early, it really is the only way.
And my favourite shop for presents, without doubt is TK Maxx. Need an expensive looking gift that wraps easily and everyone wants to receive? Then look no further – last year I found a pair of Frends headphones for £49.99 (still currently £180 on Avenue 32), and this year their candle and toiletries selection has surpassed itself. This Works candle that smells like Christmas for £12.99? Done.
Candles are my ultimate best present to give – everyone likes them but no one wants to spend the money on themselves. I found this votive candle set for £12 (the perfect hostess gift).
They also have brands like Dermologica, Lierac (my dad’s skincare favourite) and a lot of organic skincare which looks like Aesop (and will look good in my bathroom). It’s also great for wrapping, kidswear (I have picked up Stella McCartney for £5.99), frames, books, olive oils and cards – Erica from The Edited even got some Jonathan Adler from her local store. Last year, we went in the first week of December and pretty much got everyone’s presents – so trust me, don’t be daunted and just go and have a rummage.