Thrift Store Christmas Shopping

#Thrift store #christmas #shopping – here I go!

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How did I spend an oddly warm December Saturday in Minnesota? Thrift shopping, of course!

I wanted to challenge myself to find great secondhand Christmas gifts. I went to my favorite Thrift Shop (Arc’s Value Village) and spent 2 hours digging deep. I ended up buying a few Christmas gifts (spoiler alert!):

  • A sweater for my dad
  • 2 new in package CDs (Harry Connick Jr. and a local band)
  • A gift box (technically not a gift, but I love looking for creative packaging options!)

I also took a bunch of photos of items that make great gifts. I hope you find some inspiration below:

#thrift store #christmas #shopping – I love this mirror! #thrifting #thriftshopping

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#thrift store #christmas #shopping – Look for new toys in original packaging! #thrifting #thriftshopping

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#thrift store #christmas #shopping – Scarves. Yes! #budgetshopping #thrifting #thriftshopping #tips

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#thrift store #christmas #shopping – #jewelry of course. #giftideas #budgetshopping

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Do you buy gifts at thrift shops? Do you think it’s tacky – or acceptable – to purchase secondhand gifts? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

4 Responses to “Thrift Store Christmas Shopping”

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    violet — December 14, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

    I have done that quite a few times. For gifts, I look for new tagged items. I look for nice quality items for myself, wash whatever it is (cloths, toys, or dishes), use them and often times get compliments on them.

    • Haley replied: — December 15th, 2014 @ 3:08 am

      I buy thrifted clothes all the time and seem to always get compliments on them. I even found a Mossimo coat that I wish I had bought when it was new 10 years ago… at a thrift shop!

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    Alice Seuffert — December 15, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    I love Arc’s Value Village too! Have you ever been to see the personal stylist, Michelle? She is awesome! I love buying secondhand gifts and our family buys used gifts for birthdays and Christmas! So fun and totally acceptable!

    • Haley replied: — December 15th, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

      I haven’t been to the personal stylist but I am intrigued!! Thanks for the tip 🙂

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