I can hardly believe it’s time to start talking about last minute shopping, but ready or not, Christmas is upon us. For my final #TheGifter mission with HomeGoods and PopSugar, they challenged me to find the best gifts to pick up if you’ve waited until now to tackle your holiday shopping list.
I went on a mission to find those gifts that would be easy to quickly run in, buy and give. I looked for quality gifts that were in pretty packaging and that would universally make people happy (aka not too taste specific). I consider HomeGoods a one-stop shop for just about anybody on your list, which is nice if you don’t have days (or hours) to spend running around to 17 different stores. With new gifts arriving daily (even on Christmas Eve!), you can always find something new and unique each time you stop by HomeGoods. It’s okay to wait until the last minute! Your family and friends will still think you bought their gifts months ago at a specialty shop. And, with prices up to 60% off what you would normally pay at a department store, it’s kind of like getting rewarded for your procrastination. . .
Stationary always makes a great gift, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to think—or shop. These flat note cards come packaged in a pretty box and were thick, nice quality cards like you would find at a specialty paper store.
I love the idea of giving something that will grow throughout the year, and I found a display of these amaryllis bulbs right by the register. I think textural elements are a must when decorating and was sold when I saw the birch-wrapped pots.
This classic glass cake stand with gold writing was just $24.99 (over half of what you’d pay in a department store). At that price, you could buy (or bake, I suppose) a cake to put on it before you give it away.
These cute oil and vinegar sets are an easy option if you need to pick up something quickly. They come on a pretty wood tray with simple white dipping dishes that would work on any table. This set would be great paired with a fresh loaf of bread from the bakery.
Designer candles are always a good last minute go-to gift. These came in some yummy, seasonal scents, and I especially like the pretty label and shape of the jar. It’d be perfect for reusing around the house once the candle was all gone.
Be sure to snap photos of your best finds while out shopping and follow the TJX brands on Twitter (HomeGoods, Marshalls, and TJMaxx). They’ll be tweeting out each week’s holiday shopping challenge, and those who tweet photos with the hashtag #TheGifter will be entered to win that week’s drawing for a $500 TJX gift card. You can also see the live feed of other shoppers’ finds here.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by TJX through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about TJX #TheGifter, all opinions are my own.