Lifestyle // A Tip for Christmas Shopping on a Budget

It is not even December yet and I am super excited for Christmas, I mean who isn't?

I'm going to hold my hands up and admit that I have not exactly planned any gifts guides as such (yes slap my wrists); one, being the fact that I am rubbish at coming up with interesting gifts to buy people and two... well there isn't really any other excuse. 

However, I thought I would share with you a little tip to help you when you are out Christmas shopping and you need to stick to a budget. Or if you are like me and have to stick a few gifts in the basket for yourself too. 

One store you may not think about venturing into is TK Maxx, they do some cracking adverts on TV but it is not a store that pops into mind when out shopping for others (this isn't a paid advert or sponsored post - I am just shocked at what I discovered). Who actually knew that they sell premium beauty brands and designer labels at a cut of the original price (it's actually correct, the TV ad doesn't lie!) I know, I know, I have been living under a rock all my life but this is a life saver when Christmas shopping. 

If you are shopping for someone who loves the higher end brands but it isn't in your budget there really isn't any need to panic, do have a little gander in TK Maxx, you will be surprised. Just bear in mind that you need to have a bit of time to be able to rummage through everything to find those hidden gems. I found these beautiful Nars products in my local TK Maxx and immediately snapped them up straight away. However, the only downside is that they don't sell a lot of each product and once it is gone it is gone.  

I hope that this helps you a little bit, if you are struggling! 

Alice xxx


  1. I frigging love TK Maxx at Christmas and I actually also recently did a post on it! I can't believe you found these amazing Nars products I definitely need to hunt some down for myself! haha! x

    1. I cannot believe I haven't really been in before, went in again this weekend and picked up a few more goodies xx