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Thrift Score Holidays - 2013

post #1 of 7
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In the same vein as the Handmade Holidays thread, I thought we could have one for thrifted/second hand holidays as well. While I'd love to do everything hand made, the truth is most of the gifts I give will be second hand scores this year. 

 

Since I'm sure I'm not the only one taking this route, let's all share! So far, I've got the following - 

 

For my son - 

Radio Flyer wagon, picked up at Goodwill for $25

Half a dozen books (mostly Richard Scarry), picked up at Goodwill for less than $5

post #2 of 7
The radio flyer is awesome!!
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I would be glad to join here as long as we can count items that we actually got for free as well as from thrift stores :)

 

Picked up a little wooden chair (toddler sized) from the side of the road for DD. It's nothing fancy, DH will clean it up a bit. Will go perfectly with the little table she got last year for Xmas.

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The radio flyer is awesome!!

 

Thanks - I was so excited to find it! 

 

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I would be glad to join here as long as we can count items that we actually got for free as well as from thrift stores :)

 

Picked up a little wooden chair (toddler sized) from the side of the road for DD. It's nothing fancy, DH will clean it up a bit. Will go perfectly with the little table she got last year for Xmas.

 

Free is also great! Have you read the blog Roadkill Rescue? It's a whole blog devoted to making over things people find. Great stuff!

post #5 of 7

Thanks for the suggestion for Roadkill Rescue blog - I put it on my list of blogs to check out!

 

Another freebie found this time at the dump/transfer station - Melissa and Doug board puzzle - the kind with the wooden shapes that fit into the spaces on the wooden board. Perfect for DD.

 

Now I just wish I could find something free or at the thrift store for DS - he's a teenager with very specific wants/desires.

 

Perhaps the money I am saving on DD's gifts could just go towards ones for DS - that's probably the way I will do it.

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Thanks for the suggestion for Roadkill Rescue blog - I put it on my list of blogs to check out!

 

Another freebie found this time at the dump/transfer station - Melissa and Doug board puzzle - the kind with the wooden shapes that fit into the spaces on the wooden board. Perfect for DD.

 

It's one of my favorite blogs to read - so much great inspiration. One person's trash is really another person's treasure! 

 

Why would someone throw out a nice puzzle like that! Great score for you though. It really astonishes me what people with throw away... 

post #7 of 7

Haven't started too much holiday shopping yet, but working on it. I normally leave things till' the last minute (aka mid-December) and I'm rushing + paying tons extra for shipping. 

 

I did find DD a few horse-movie-DVDS (she's obsessed with horses) and I got her 3 dvds for $5 (all things she hasn't seen before!) very exciting! 

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