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Spreading Holiday Cheer with Stylish Gifts

I was recently challenged to go on a little shopping trip at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods. My mission was to select holiday gifts for people on my "other" list. You know...Not the usual suspects. Instead of shopping for my friends and family, I set out to pick out something special for some ladies who have been a big help to me this year. My holiday gift recipients of choice were my cleaning lady, my hair stylist and my son's Kindergarten teacher.

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First up, I headed to Marshalls to pick out something for my cleaning lady. She's a lovely woman who really goes the extra mile. Case in point...I was once on a conference call and instead of interrupting me to tell me she was finished cleaning, she sat down with my daughter and read to her until I was done with my call. She really works hard and deserves to be pampered, so I selected a cozy throw and Starbucks hot chocolate set. for her Doesn't curling up on the couch with a cup of hot goodness sound lovely?

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Next I visited T.J. Maxx in search of a present for my hair stylist. She is a genius with color and always accommodates my crazy schedule. I'd say she deserves a holiday gift and then some. Much like me, she has a serious passion for fashion, so I wanted to find a nice piece of jewelry that was in line with her edgy style. I settled on a beautiful sterling silver bracelet. I know this girl wouldn't mind finding that little number under her tree. Just sayin'.

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Finally, I turned to HomeGoods for my son's teacher's present. I don't think teachers are thanked nearly enough, so I try to bring ours little notes and tokens of my gratitude from time to time. And I always bring them holiday gifts. Since I know how stressful wrangling a class full of kindergartners can be, I decided to focus on relaxation for this gift too. Tea, a cute ceramic mug and tasty treats were just the ticket!

So, now that you've seen all the stylish gifts I found at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, are YOU ready to get shopping and spread some holiday cheer yourself?!? And when you find your perfect gifts, you'll be able to pick up gift wrap at the same time. I found these darling bags at T.J. Maxx!

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We were given a gift card to shop, but the opinions expressed are our own.

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