Thrifting has become the “it” of the season especially when it comes to being ethically and environmentally friendly. If you’re looking to shop sustainably and affordably for gifts this year, have no fear! Thrift shopping at Goodwill is a great way to stretch your holiday budget and keep your finances from breaking the bank. Follow these tips to help you make the most of your thriftmas shopping.
1. Make a holiday gift list – Check it twice!
Before you set out on your thrifting adventure, take some time to make a list of the people you need to buy gifts for, and what types of items they might like. Creating a plan beforehand will help narrow the scope of your field, so you aren’t overspending or forgetting Aunt Sue again.
2. Shop early and shop on sale days
The earlier you start thrift shopping for the holidays, the better chances you’ll have of finding that perfect gift. Plus, if you start early and shop for our Colors of the Week or Dollar Day sale items, you’ll feel the weight off your shoulders knowing you saved money and prepared gifts just in time for the holiday get together.
3. Get creative!
One of the best things about thrift shopping is that it allows you to be creative with your gifts. For example, if you know someone who loves handmade or vintage items, consider looking for a unique retro jacket or a pair of boots you can customize instead of buying something brand new. Not only will this save you money, but it will also give your gift a personal touch that the recipient is sure to appreciate.
4. Share the gift of thriftmas shopping
You may not find everything you’re looking for on your first glance, but that’s OK! Thrifting is all about the hunt, so take your time and enjoy browsing through all of the different items. If you’re feeling overwhelmed looking through the vastness of a Goodwill for eternity, consider giving a loved one a Goodwill Gift card as a holiday gift. Teach your friends or family what you’ve learned by sharing the thrift shopping experience!
Final Thoughts for Successful Thriftmas Shopping
Thrift shopping at Goodwill is a great way to find affordable holiday gifts, as long as you know what you’re doing! With these 4 tips in mind, we wish you happy thrifting!
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See below for our Holiday Store Hours:
|Saturday, December 24||9:00AM – 5:00PM|
|Sunday, December 25||CLOSED|
|Monday, December 26||DOLLAR DAY MONDAY: 9:00AM – 7:00PM|
|Saturday, December 31||9:00AM – 5:00PM|
|Sunday, January 1||DOLLAR DAY SUNDAY: 10:00AM – 6:00PM|
We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!