FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Overwhelmed by that ever-growing holiday shopping list? Don't know what to get that friend who seems to have everything? Take a deep breath and pick up the phone. During one of the busiest shopping weeks of the season, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls are launching a holiday gift hotline to help shoppers find standout gifts for anyone on their list at any budget.
Launching the day after Cyber Monday, the hotline will be available to shoppers beginning Tuesday, December 3(rd) through Friday, December 6(th), and will be staffed by nationally renowned style and gifting experts. Shoppers seeking a little gift guidance can call 1-855-404-GIFT (4438) anytime between 9 a.m. EST and 5 p.m. EST daily.
T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have assembled a distinguished panel of 14 fashion, style and gift experts, including style expert and bestselling author, Jene Luciani, style expert and author of The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style, Lilliana Vazquez and shopping expert and founder of popular website SheFinds.com, Michelle Madhok. This team of knowledgeable experts will be available to provide professional and personal gifting consultation to help shoppers find the perfect gift for anyone on their list, even their beloved pets!
To help kick-off the hotline, E!'s Giuliana Rancic will be available to provide gift-seekers with holiday gifting ideas and inspiration.
"With a large family and a long list of co-workers, I've become quite the pro when it comes to finding unique gifts that are sure to wow every person on my list!" said Rancic. "I turn to T.J.Maxx and Marshalls to find everything from luxe cashmere sweaters to gourmet chocolates from Switzerland. The prices are unbelievable for the great quality I find at the stores!"
Giuliana's top gift picks from T.J.Maxx & Marshalls:
-- That Special Someone - Many times the hardest person to shop for is the
person closest to you. My husband and I are always traveling, so I opt
for gifts that fit into our on-the-go lifestyle, like a gorgeous leather
duffel and a matching shave kit.
-- My Little Peanut - From a collectable wood train set to a vintage-style
ride on car, the holiday shopping season isn't complete without spoiling
my son Duke!
-- Your Second Family - I spend most of my day with my co-hosts and
production team, so they're high up on my list! I go for crowd-pleasers
like designer jewelry for the ladies or classic wood board games for the
-- Girls, Girls, Girls - I have so many girlfriends on my list and they
tend to be quite the entertainers! From colorful cocktail shakers to
crystal decanters, these items make for the perfect hostess gift.
-- The Gourmand - For those food lovers with great taste (and there are a
lot in my big Italian family!), opt for a gourmet gift basket ranging
from $20 to $200, stocked with aged vinegars, olive oils and pastas
straight from Italy.
-- Playing Hard to Get? - For those who seem to have everything, a luxury
item like a cashmere throw blanket or sweater can be the perfect
solution. They'll be thanking you when they're staying warm on those
cold winter nights!
"Whether you're shopping for a co-worker or your child's teacher, it's important to think through that personal flair that shows you care," says shopping expert, Michelle Madhok. "The good news is that you can find standout gifts from around the world for anyone on your list at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls, and you don't have to sacrifice quality for a great price."
Michelle's top three tips for scoring the perfect gift:
-- Know your audience - Techie? Adventurer? Chef? Think through their
passion points and hobbies to find the perfect personalized gift.
-- Make your list and check it twice - Not only should you make a list of
all giftees but include how much you would like to spend on each person
to keep yourself on track this season, without skimping on quality.
-- Skip the holiday sale madness! - Head to T.J.Maxx and Marshalls for
incredible value all season long and check out thousands of new brand
name items each week! There is new merchandise arriving right until
Christmas Eve for those last minute shoppers.
For additional holiday shopping tips, style alerts and more, visit us at facebook.com/tjmaxx and facebook.com/marshalls, or on Twitter at @tjmaxx and @marshalls. For more fashion news and images, visit our newsroom at media.marshallstjmaxx.com.
Since opening its first store more than 40 years ago, the Marshalls name has become synonymous with off-price shopping. Shoppers can find incredible savings on designer apparel for men, women and children, footwear, accessories and home merchandise, every day. Marshalls is one of the nation's leading off-price family retailers with more than 900 stores spanning 43 states and Puerto Rico.
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Since its first store opening in 1977, T.J.Maxx has helped customers maximize their budgets by offering the same on-trend, in season, first quality merchandise as department and specialty stores, but for much less. When shoppers compare price tags they will find that T.J.Maxx offers value that goes beyond just a low price. Every item on the rack offers consumers the combination of high quality, current season designer merchandise at unbelievable values. T.J.Maxx is the nation's largest off-price retailer, with more than 1,000 stores spanning 49 states and Puerto Rico.
Image with caption: "Giuliana Rancic's Holiday Gift Pick: Vintage-Style Ride On Car - one of many standout gifts available at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/MM22672-a
Image with caption: "Giuliana Rancic's Holiday Gift Pick: Crystal Decanter - one of many standout gifts available at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/MM22672-b
Image with caption: "Giuliana Rancic's Holiday Gift Pick: Luxe Cashmere Robe - one of many standout gifts available at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/MM22672-c
Image with caption: "Giuliana Rancic's Holiday Gift Pick: Statement Necklace - one of many standout gifts available at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/MM22672-d
Image with caption: "Giuliana Rancic's Holiday Gift Pick: Italian Leather Duffel - one of many standout gifts available at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/MM22672-e
Image with caption: "Giuliana Rancic's Holiday Gift Pick: Leather Shave Kit - one of many standout gifts available at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/MM22672-f
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