Gift cards are one of the most popular holiday gifts given to recipients of all ages. What kind of gift card should you get? Here’s an idea from Mommygaga’s 2011 Holiday gift guide…
TJ Maxx All-Purpose Holiday Gift Card
$25 – $200
Features: TJ Maxx carries some of the most popular designer brands of clothing, accessories, home decor, shoes, electronics and more at low prices. The gifting options are practically limitless, you can shop for pretty much anyone on your holiday list and find them something they will love. Can’t decide? Want to let them pick out their own favorites? Give the gift of a TJ Maxx Gift Card!
Perfect For: The TJ Maxx Gift Card is great for anyone, really. Aside from infants who cannot shop and pick out their own stuff, any person can have a great time finding something great for themselves at TJ Maxx stores. Educational toys for the kids. Michael Kors tote for the Mrs. Calvin Klein Blazer for the Mr. A new set of luxury throw pillows or a cast iron skillet from the home section for Grandma. A cute outfit for the baby. Someone is gonna be a lucky duck!
By now, you all should know that I am a TJ Maxx fan. If you have been a reader for a while, you know that I shop there often, do frequent TJ Maxx promos, giveaways, etc here on this site. My mother used to take us to TJ Maxx at a young age, so I have been familiar with the store, their wide range of products, and low prices! I formed this opinion (without any knowledge) that TJ Maxx stores were full of second hand stuff, that could be the only way they can offer such low prices, right?
Wrong! I went on a visit to TJ Maxx headquarters last year for the holiday season and learned all about the TJ Maxx process:
- They use a strategy called off-price buying, which is basically purchasing brand name items from the manufacturer’s as the season starts instead of ordering ahead of time like large department stores and other specialty retailers do. Designers and manufacturers then have an excess of current season merchandise sitting in their warehouses, and TJ Maxx is able to make excellent deals with them to rid them of their inventory.
- Over 85% of their merchandise is from the current season, with the remainder of the items being socks, underwear, books, gift wrap, and other basics that really don’t require current season trends.
- If something is ever marked irregular, this just means that it was not made as it was ordered by another retailer (silver buttons instead of gold, white seams instead of tan, etc), not that it has an extra arm hole or something.
- You don’t have to wait for a big sale or search for a coupon to grab a good deal. Customers are already saving 40-60% off of retail prices everyday, so it is simply not necessary to have certain days that we can shop to save a couple bucks.
BUY: Purchase a TJ Maxx gift card online at their Gift Card site as well as at any TJ Maxx store location.
One lucky reader will win a $50 TJ Maxx Gift Card! Give it to someone you know that would love it or keep it for yourself as a gift to you. Enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter form below, ends 12/12/11. Good Luck!