Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Update your garden furniture for summer 2015

With the fairer months fast approaching, it's time to make sure you've got everything you need for long hot (or at least warm) days of relaxation in the garden.

In this blog we'll talk about all the different furniture items and accessories you might need, and in typical TJ Hughes fashion we'll show you how you can get them all without spending much. So without further ado...

Here's what you need

Recliner chairs

First stop: sunbathing. Even if it's not that sunny but just pleasant outside, a good recliner will serve you well. It's perfect furniture for reading, relaxing and recharging. (From £19.99.)

A parasol

Believe it or not there is such a thing as too much sun. So, every back garden should have some sort of shading. Parasols are perfect the job, providing much-needed shade when you need to cool down a touch. (From £49.99.)

A bistro set

Perfect for gardens with limited space, bistro sets are ideal for two people. You get a chair each and a small table for refreshments and nibbles. (From £59.99.)

A patio/garden set

If you do have enough space for a bigger table and more chairs, a patio set might be the best option for you. They can seat the whole family and are ideal for alfresco dining. (From £179.99.)

Choose TJ Hughes

At TJ Hughes we're committed to great value. All of our garden furniture and accessories are offered to you at superb discount prices, because we want to give you more for your money.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Three helpful kitchen appliances priced under £40

Some of us enjoy cooking, some of us not so much. Either way, a little help never goes amiss. The TJ Hughes selection of kitchenware and appliances has been put together in order to make your life easier. Here are three fantastic items that cost less than £40 each.

George Foreman Grill & Griddle

Every household should have a George Foreman grill (or one of that style). It's a great way to cook food quickly– especially marinated meats. Not to mention, it's much better for your health than frying.

But this isn't just any George Foreman grill – it has a griddle built in as well. As usual, it includes a drip tray, which shows you all the fat and grease you've avoided by choosing to cook this way. We swear by them, and for £34.99 you can't go wrong.

Tefal Uno Blender

This one is arguably even more of a household essential. With a blender you can make smoothies, sauces, all sorts. You might not need to use it very often, but it's a good appliance to have in the cupboard for when you do.

The Tefal Uno Blender is a steal at £19.99, and of course you know you're getting quality with this brand. It's got a 1.5-litre capacity, which is just under three pints – so you should be able to fit quite a lot in there.

Russell Hobbs Chrome Regent Kettle and Toaster Set

No kitchen is anywhere near complete without a kettle and a toaster. Imagine life without tea, coffee and toast – especially on lazy weekend mornings. It's unthinkable.

Russell Hobbs have this covered. Their kettle and toaster set, only £34.99, will do the job and more. The kettle holds 1.7 litres (three pints), and the toaster has a 'browning' control, so you can have your toast just the way you like it.


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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Three essential fragrances for spring and summer 2015

Our clothing choices vary from season to season, so our fragrance choices should too. We wear perfumes and aftershaves just like we wear clothes – and of course our choice of scent says just as much about us as our look does.

In the fairer months, it's nice to go for a more upbeat scent – winter and the hibernation period is over, so we want something fresh and airy.

So with that in mind, here are three fragrances we think will sit nicely on your neck (or wherever you wear yours) during the fairer seasons.

Eternity by Calvin Klein

No introduction is needed for this designer, whose perfumes are famous the world over. Eternity is one of Calvin Klein's best-loved fragrances, reminiscent of a spring garden with its floral overtones. It became an instant favourite when it was released in 1988, and was inducted into the Fragrance Hall of Fame in 2003. Every woman should have a bottle.

Flash by Jimmy Choo

This one is considered an "all year round" fragrance by many, but we think it's especially suitable for spring and summer. Flash by Jimmy Choo is juicy and fruity, with top notes of strawberry, pink pepper and tangerine. It's the ideal choice for the elegant party girl who thrives during summer evenings.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs

Daisies normally start to bloom at the beginning of summer – as soon as we see them, we know the glorious weather is (or at least should be) upon us. So you could say that Marc Jacobs's Daisy Eau So Fresh is the perfect summer scent. It has top notes of raspberry, grapefruit and pear, and an overwhelmingly floral feel to it (which you would hope, given its name).

TJ Hughes: The Place for Discount Perfume, All-Year Round

At TJ Hughes we know how important it is that you smell great, whatever the weather. We have a wide selection of ladies' fragrances, and offer many huge discounts off the recommended retail price.

Check out our selection.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Spruce up your home for springtime on a budget

With spring approaching quickly, now is the perfect opportunity to spruce up your home. It's important that all rooms reflect the time of year. Let's think about it – in winter we aim for snug and cosy, but when spring comes around we want rooms to be as light, spacious and airy as possible.

We have a few small suggestions that will make a big difference when it comes to preparing your bedrooms for the fairer months of the year. You might think this involves a lot of spending, but you'll be pleasantly surprised when you take a look at what we have to offer.

Sheets and duvet covers

Put those warm winter duvet covers away until October, and get yourself some light, crisp bedsheets for spring and summer. When we say light, we mean both in weight and in colour – whites and creams are perfect for the fair weather, and they help rooms stay nice and bright.

Fresh curtains

Once you've chosen your lighter bedsheets, get some lighter curtains as well. Like bedsheets, curtains can be swapped around pretty easily – all you'll need to do with your thicker curtains is fold them up and put them away until autumn comes around.

Like your new bedsheets, these curtains should be light in both weight and colour – the latter is especially crucial as it will make all the difference to the room's brightness.

Of course, we're not just talking about bedrooms here – in fact, we think if anywhere deserves light curtains for the fair months it's your living room. This is a room in which you spend quite a lot of time, watching TV, reading and relaxing, so it's really important that it's ready for spring and summer.

Light-coloured seating

As you can see a common theme of this blog has been light colours. We feel colour is absolutely crucial to creating the right atmosphere.

Of course, sofas and armchairs are a lot more expensive than new sets of sheets and curtains, but if you want to go one step further, we'd definitely recommend making the investment. A light-coloured item like the Link Arm Chair is ideal – and then when autumn comes back around you can cover it with a throw or a blanket. Perfect.

A new coffee table or TV cabinet

Again, perhaps a more expensive suggestion, but every TV needs a great stand or cabinet. It can really complete the room. We're sure our selection of solid oak TV cabinets contains the one for you.

Take a look at our home items today

At TJ Hughes our aim is to provide you with affordable home and furniture items. Take a look through our range today.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Spruce Up Your Home in 2015

Is your home in need of a bit of a makeover? We've put together this blog to suggest a few ways you can achieve a fresh look and feel, without spending a fortune.

While sprucing up your abode with these numerous bits and bobs, you'll be making it an even more comfortable place to live – which is the most important thing after all.

Mirrors

A good mirror can really make a room look a lot bigger than it actually is – this is quite well-known. In addition to this, it can also brighten up the room a great deal. We have a good selection of mirrors in different shapes and sizes. This brown faux leather mirror by Julian Bowen would look great in any bedroom – and will come in handy for checking your outfit before you leave the house.

Duvet Covers

Not only can fresh duvet covers transform a bedroom that has become a bit boring, they feel great too. There's nothing like sleeping in a new set, and we can provide these to you at magnificent prices. Have a browse through our selection of cheap duvet covers and pick out the ones you think will suit your rooms best.

Rugs

A warm, homely rug is arguably one of the essential items for any living room – especially one with wooden or laminate flooring. In winter it makes all the difference – it's something to sink your feet into as you watch some evening telly with a cup of tea. We have a good range of discounted rugs in all different shapes and sizes, so you can choose one that's the right size for your needs.

Small Kitchen Appliances

Every kitchen could do with a few items that make preparing food and drinks a little bit easier. For this reason we offer all kinds of small kitchen appliances. We have all the essentials – such as toasters and kettles – and if you feel like really treating yourself, why not invest in a DeLonghi Icona coffee maker? "It's the little things," as they say.

TVs

Could your living room do with a new TV? Still not updated it to HD? We can fix that for you. We have cheap TVs from some of the most trusted electrical brands out there – perhaps the best known being Samsung. We have a few different sizes, so whether you need a main family telly for downstairs or a smaller one for a bedroom, we have just what you need.

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If you have any questions about the products in this blog, get in touch with our customer service team on 0844 576 0272 any time between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Last-Minute Stocking-Fillers for All the Family

You may have already got the big presents out of the way, but what about the smaller bits and pieces that add the finishing touches to a great family Christmas? We've had a think and come up with a few great wrap-up and stocking-filler ideas for both adults and children.

Perfume and Aftershave

Getting a bottle of perfume or aftershave is never a bad idea. Whether it's a fragrance gift set for somebody's main present, or a small bottle to keep them topped up with their favourite scent, you can't go wrong.

We stock some of your favourite fragrance brands – such as Jimmy Choo and Paul Smith – so be sure to have a good look through our selection.

Skincare Items

Like fragrances, moisturisers and lotions are always a success. We have a number of low-priced skincare products for both men and women from well-established names such as Olay and Loreal.

Shavers and Clippers

Thanks to our extremely low prices you can wrap up a shaver or clipper set for a loved one without spending a fortune. Whether you're buying for a woman who likes to keep her legs smooth or a man who likes to stay clean-shaven, we have the right set for you – and for the right price.

Dolls and Action Figures

No matter how many presents you've already bought your little one(s), there's always room for their favourite doll or action hero. We have perfect stocking-fillers from some of the most recognisable kids' brands out there – from Barbie and Monster High to Spiderman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Get Christmas Wrapped Up for Less at TJ Hughes

If you've shopped at TJ Hughes before, you'll no doubt know that we love giving our customers a good bargain. At Christmas time we like to go the extra mile and offer even bigger and better savings, so that you can concentrate on other crucial parts of the festive season – such as buying a big turkey and not overcooking it.

If you'd like any help or need to ask us a question, just get in touch with our customer service team on 0844 576 0272 (between 9am – 5pm on weekdays).

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Timeless Gift Choices

For some of us, choosing Christmas gifts is a fairly easy process every year, while for others it can be difficult and frustrating. It could be safe to say that most of us have at least one person in our lives who is quite difficult to buy for.

At TJ Hughes we understand this, as we have all been in similar present predicaments ourselves, and for this reason we have put together a mini guide to help you out and offer a few suggestions.

Fragrances

You can rarely go wrong with aftershave or perfume – it's one of the very few universal gifts. However, choosing the fragrance is a task in itself.

Luckily for you, we have a wide range of men's and women's fragrances from some of the most prestigious brands out there, such as Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Prada, Paul Smith and Jean Paul Gaultier.

For Men

The scent you choose could depend on a number of things. If the person you are buying it for is quite traditional in their tastes, you may want to consider a classic or musky fragrance such as the Burberry Classic eau de toilette. On the other hand, for a rather young or modern man, you can't go wrong with a sweeter scent such as those made by Hugo Boss and Joop.

For Women

Our selection of ladies' fragrances is enormous, because we want to make sure women of all tastes are catered for. Of course, choosing perfume for a lady can be quite a challenging task.

Skincare Gift Sets

A great alternative to a bottle of perfume is a beauty and skincare gift set. We have products from world-renowned brands such as Elizabeth Arden and Baylis & Harding (again, we can offer advice over the phone if you are unsure which set would be best).

Everyday Essentials

If you're really struggling to think of ideas for a big present, a brilliant solution could be to get the person in question a number of smaller items – and everyday essentials are ideal. For men, socks and underwear are great choices, especially if they don't buy these items for themselves throughout the year. For women, a fresh set of pyjamas is always a good option – especially Christmas-related ones.

Would You Like Some Help?

If you need any more information or have a query about a particular product, please get in touch with our customer care team today on 0844 576 0272. Alternatively you can ask us a question via our online enquiry form.