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Exclusive: Today's Jill Martin reveals top holiday shopping hacks for the person who has everything

The Today contributor spoke to HELLO! ahead of the show's special Holiday Steals & Deals

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
November 22, 2021
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Jill Martin is everyone's favorite shopping expert who is always on hand to offer the best deals and gift ideas on Today.

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Just in time for the holidays, the TV star is hosting a shoppable hour-long special, Peacock Presents: Holiday Steals & Deals with Jill Martin, featuring over 40 products - some with over 80 per cent off - for everyone on your list.

Ahead of the airing, the 45-year-old sat down to talk to HELLO! about all things shopping, and gave some great tips on finding the perfect gift for those that are the hardest to buy for.

VIDEO: Today's Jill Martin spreads holiday cheer on a special Steals & Deals show

Whether it's your Secret Santa recipient or that person who already has everything, Jill has got the perfect solution to your shopping dilemmas.

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"I know there are some hard gifts for people to buy who have everything. we have really great suggestions on that," she said.

Using social media is a simple but affective way to get inspiration. "There are a lot of positive ways to use the internet and social media. I think if you are getting a gift for a colleague, maybe check out their social media page and see what they like," Jill said.

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Jill Martin is hosting another special Steals & Deals for the holidays

Personal touches don't have to cost the earth either, but can go a long way, such as handwritten cards adding extra value onto the gift.

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"There are ways to make a gift creative. I think a lot of the gifts I provide have inherit messages in them but I also think it's about the cards that you write," she said.

"If you give somebody a pouch for example and say 'please fill this with all the beautiful things for your travels,' then that person will think of you when they are away and use it for that particular reason. I think the messaging and the packaging are just as important as the gift."

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The show features over 40 products with huge discounts 

Jill predicts that this year, consumers will be looking for gifts that have added sentimental value, given the struggles everyone has faced during the pandemic.

It's clear that Jill is passionate about all the products she has picked for this year's Holiday Steals & Deals. Everyone from the beauty guru to the kids have been thought of, with viewers benefiting from seeing each item on screen, while hearing the story behind each gift.

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"I offer viewers the background behind the gift and an entire 360 experience," Jill said.

Helping others find their perfect gift brings Jill a lot of joy, and buying for other people is something she loves doing away from work too.

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Jill chatting to Jay Shetty and Radhi Devlukia-Shetty

"We are each given a specific skill set and this is mine. I love the expression on people's faces when I give gifts. I always want someone to open it in front of me. I put a lot of thought in gifts," she said.

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"I love giving gifts. I don't need an occasion to send a gift. I don't think there's anything nicer than giving a gift at random especially in the climate that we are in now."

Tune in to Peacock Presents: Holiday Steals & Deals with Jill Martin for an all-day, back-to-back marathon on Monday, November 22 at 10 a.m. ET and again on Black Friday, November 26 at 9 a.m. ET on Peacock and TODAY All Day, the morning show’s 24/7 streaming channel.

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