Thrifting & Gifting!!!

‘Tis the season for thrifting and gifting!!! 

 

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With a name like Thrifted Living, you probably have already assumed that most of the gifts I give for Christmas are thrifted!

Thrifting gifts is like going on a treasure hunt for the perfect gift!  If ‘X’ marks the spot and all the stars align, you can find exactly what your looking for!!!  Tragically though, that is not always the case…Don’t despair!  If you love the idea of Thrifting and Gifting, let me give you a few pointers on what to keep an eye out for when you are at your local thrift shops!

1. Jewelry

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Have you ever been to a thrift store that doesn’t have cases and cases of beautifully displayed jewelry?  No!  Sifting through thrifted jewelry is a favorite pastime of mine!  Jewelry is a common gift donated to thrift shops because styles and trends change so rapidly!  Since the trends do change quickly, this means that more often than not, the jewelry in that case is on trend!  So pick up some neutral classics like the one pictured above!  I’m sure this would fit someone on your list perfectly!

2.  Purses

If your thrift shops are like mine, the purse section is right next to the jewelry section.  (How convenient!)  In my opinion, one can never have too many purses!  Different day, different outfit, different purse!  Like jewelry, keep an eye out for those neutral colors and classic to modern styles!  Also, make sure they are in a nice condition!  (They are gifts after all!)

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If you are lucky enough to find name brand purses, that’s even better!  I have recently thrifted New York & Company and Vera Bradley bags!!!  In total, I spent $3 for these bags!

3.  Prices

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Most of the thrift shops that I go to have days where one specific colored ticket is 50% off.  When I am shopping for the holidays, I love to go to the Salvation Army!  I love to go there because on Wednesday, my local Salvation Army has a Family Day where everything with the exception of one color is 50%!  This shirt (which I can’t show because the person who is getting it will know it is for them..) was originally $8.99, but on Family Day, I got it for $4.50!  Every penny saved counts!

I hope you find these tips and tricks helpful!  Keep gifting and thrifting!  It helps me enjoy a season that can become very stressful, very quickly!

-Kieren

 

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