With just eight days left, we’re in the home stretch of merry-making and gift-giving that culminates on Dec. 25. If you’re still scurrying around trying to get gifts consider rescuing some fabulous finds from a thrift store. This year my cup runneth over with little people. And while I’m sure they’d prefer all manner of technology and gadgetry, I have decided to go for nostalgia. There’s no better place than the thrift store to look for nostalgia.
Last year, two tiny humans entered my life and I wanted to get them something special that toddlers could enjoy. They’re still too small to really know what they want for Christmas so I get the joy of giving them what I want them to have and this Radio Flyer car and wooden rocking horse caught my eye during my adventure with Reese at the Goodwill on Bustleton Ave. in Philly.
Best of all the toys were in great condition and super inexpensive at $6.99 and $5.99, respectively. All they needed was a little TLC in the form of some cleaning and a coat of polyurethane. All in all, the toys and spiffing up, cost about $20.
Don’t sleep on your local thrift store for gifts for all occasions. Look for items that are in excellent condition or that only need a little elbow grease to make them like new.
Until next time…Keep it thrifty.
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