Years ago I remember aimlessly walking around retails stores and malls trying to find gifts for all the people on my list.
The aimless walking continues, but now I do it at the thrift store, where I save a ton of money, and walk away with some great one-of-a-kinds gifts.
If you’ve never thrifted gifts before, here are five ideas to get you started!
There is never a lack of t-shirts at Goodwill! There are hundreds of them that are thankfully separated by size and color. Consider finding a t-shirt for your recipient that features:
- Their Alma Mater (high school or college)
- Their Favorite sports team
- A funny saying
- Their favorite band
Like t-shirts, there is an endless supply of interesting mugs at Goodwill. Even if your recipient isn’t a coffee or tea drinker, that’s ok, fill the mug with some soil and a succulent for them to display on a shelf. Consider finding a mug for your recipient that features:
- Their favorite city
- Their name
- Their favorite sport’s team
- A funny saying
So. Many. Books. Children’s, young adult, fiction, non-fiction, self-help, cookbooks, how-to’s, best sellers, travel, art, series, religious, mystery, romance, science, poetry… And they’re only 50 cents to $1.50.
Big or small, you can find all sorts of toys at Goodwill including board games, puzzles, cars and trucks, blocks, sporting equipment, and bikes. Goodwill of Akron even has supplemental new goods so you can pick up brand new/never-been-used merchandise at reduced prices.
Framed photos and artwork are popular gifts for the holidays. Pick up a frame at Goodwill and either use as is or paint it a color to give it a new look .