Shopping – Because Retail Therapy Rocks!

TK Maxx Shopping Haul

My word for this week has to be ‘Shopping‘. Ah yes, you can’t beat a bit of retail therapy! I’m coming back into the land of the living, and I’m doing it just in time for the Summer Sales!!

I had ordered from Laura Ashley last week. I got some gorgeous scented candles as teacher gifts, plus some lantern type things, which turned out to be huge!I decided they would look too ostentatious as teacher gifts, so they would have to stay on my windowsill! Shame!

I started the week slowly, with a bit more online shopping. I got some lovely things from Fat Face in the sale, even managing to get a few items of clothing for myself! Now there’s a novelty! I also got some cute little trilby hats for the boys, some caps and socks, plus some really cute lunch bags. All were half price, and delivered to my door!

Trilby hats from shopping at Fat Face
Hats off to Fat Face!

I also got in on the fantastic deal at Boots, with a free beauty essentials kit worth £50. I bought two Sanctuary Spa gift sets (to replace the Laura Ashley lanterns I decided to keep for myself) as teacher gifts, and some make-up I needed.

I also ordered online from the Debenhams sale, but this was mostly underwear for me, so perhaps I’ll keep that private!

Shopping from dotcomgiftshop
DotComGiftShop Haul
Shopping at dotcomgiftshop
Floral accessories from dotcomgiftshop
Chocolate lunch boxes
Chocolate lunch boxes

Next, I ordered another gift from the DotCom Gift Shop, a summer bag with matching lunch bag, nail files, sewing kit and pen. The addition of a magazine and maybe some sun cream will make a lovely summer kit. I also got a similar bag for myself, and some novelty chocolate bar sandwich boxes for our summer picnics.


TK Maxx Shopping Haul
TK Maxx Stationery Haul
Tops from TK Maxx
Tops from TK Maxx
Shopping at TK Maxx
Gifts for little ones

Finally, as I felt a little stronger later in the week, I ventured out into real shops! TK Maxx was where I headed, and I found so many delights there!

Firstly, I was entranced by lots of very pretty stationery, and indulged in a small amount which really cheered me up. I also bought some lovely tops for my eldest boy and a couple of clothing presents for some little people in our lives.

Then for the home, I got a lovely decorative olive oil bottle, which TK Maxx is always great for, and a carafe with Coca-Cola design for my son’s trophy shelf (he wants to make a medal holder – watch this space!). Hubby also chose a couple of citronella candles in terracotta pots for France. Not to be left out, we bought the dog a new collar and lead.

TK Maxx homewares
TK Maxx homewares

So that was my week, defined by shopping and preparing for the next few weeks and for the summer. It’s really cheered me up to know that I’m all set for the summer. I’ve got some lovely gifts for people, including the teachers who do a brilliant job with my kids. I hope none of them read this and have the surprise spoiled! I’m really happy to have found such nice gifts. Plus, I’m pleased with my bargains too, of course!

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13 Replies to “Shopping – Because Retail Therapy Rocks!”

  1. RachelSwirl says: Reply

    loving the stationary!
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks – I could have spent a fortune!

  2. That is a lot of shopping! Definitely the word for you this week! Loving your bargains and choices x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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    1. Thanks for commenting Jocelyn! I even forgot to put the school uniforms and sportswear on – think I’m going to be bankrupt!

  3. Wow some great finds. I love them stationary and the quirky lunch boxes X #wotw

    1. Thanks, I’ve had lots of fun this week!!

  4. I love, love, love that little flowerpot you picked up in TK Maxx – it’s definitely one of my favourite shops. What great bargains – bet you are pretty chuffed with yourself!

  5. Ami MyMummySpam says: Reply

    What a fab haul! Love the TKMax stuff…in fact I think TKMax is one of my fav shops for a great bargin 🙂

    1. Oh mine too Ami – it can be a bit ‘hit and miss’, but when it’s good, it’s really good!

  6. TK Maxx is one of my favourite shops too, if you can brave having to hunt around you can find some really great stuff, and it looks like you did!

    1. Yes, I think I fell lucky!

  7. I love all the stationary! Great finds x #SnappedUp

    1. Thanks Leah. I’m a bit of a stationery junkie!

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