Collaborative Post¦ Now that November is here, Christmas is just around the corner. With that in mind, it is time to get some serious Christmas gift shopping done! It’s always difficult to get the balance right with young children. I worry if I’ve bought too little or if I’ve spent too much. Furthermore, I’m always looking for something that’s a little bit different. A trip to TK Maxx in Oxford Street, London was just what I needed to get my Christmas shopping for my 3 year old off to a great start!
Walking into TK Maxx is always a bit of an overwhelming experience, I find. Totally in a good way, though! There are just so many goodies and unusual bargains to be found everywhere. It’s hard to know where to start.
So, I thought “What would Autumn do?” and headed straight to the toy section!
There was such a good selection of different gifts for children of all ages, including some beautiful cuddly toys. It’s becoming harder and harder to find Autumn toys, as she has so many that they’re overtaking our little house. However, I still found some toys I knew she would love. I’m hoping that the hand held vacuum will also encourage her to help me to tidy, with a bit of luck!
I’ve even started off her Barbie collection, (for such good prices), with a horse riding Barbie and palaeontologist Barbie! I was a huge fan of them as a child, so I’m kind of hoping that she will be too.
In Oxford Street’s TK Maxx, the children’s clothes are right next to the toy section. As such, it was the natural place to progress to next. It has absolutely nothing to do with my slight obsession with children’s clothes at all… Ahem.
As well as some more recognisable brands, we also found some beautiful clothes from over on the continent. Two gorgeous outfits I chose Autumn were from a French company that I’ve never heard of before, but will definitely be looking out for on future TK Maxx shopping trips!
These may not be the most exciting presents for a 3 year old, but she needs clothes and she is starting to appreciate them! This is both a blessing and a curse as it’s lovely when she really likes something I’ve bought her, but can make dressing her of a morning more of a pain. “No Mummy, I want to be Princess Belle today!” has been uttered a few times lately, much too early in the morning for my sanity. Anyway, I digress…
I also picked up a super cute little jacket and dressing gown! She’ll love this as she outgrew her dressing gown and wants to be like me when I wear mine. She loves roaring like a lion too, so this makes it a perfect gift for her!
Gifts for Her
Having picked up everything we wanted for Autumn, our attention turned to some gifts for the women in our family. It’s always feels so thoughtful to receive presents that will help you to pamper yourself and unwind. I know I’m not very good at buying those kinds of products for myself. I suspect many other women are in the same boat! We found some lovely things in the beauty section; some much lower than their usual retail prices. Whether you’re after perfume, make up, brushes, bath bombs or pampering socks, you’ll find it there.
We had such a fun afternoon shopping and spotted lots of amazing bargains along the way. I worked out that we saved over 60% on the RRP of the items we bought overall. Now, as a mum on a budget, there’s no better feeling after shopping than that!
Disclosure: We were invited to TK Maxx in Oxford Street, London for a personal shopping experience. We were compensated for the above items in return for this review. As always, all views are honest and my own.