Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Christmas Shopping....

How would you feel if I bought you a gift from a thrift store?  Seriously?  Before you answer: Jake and I are contemplating buying all our Christmas gifts at the thrift stores this year...for many reasons.  #1. Financially it just makes sense.  #2.  It is good old fashion recycling.  #3.  I think it is fun....a game of sorts.  We might not be able to get everything thrifting but I am pretty sure we will do very well.  I already bought 2 sets of brand new looking board books for Avery & the cutest little Barbie dollhouse for Elise ($1.99 at The Salvation Army). It is in perfect condition but it is missing the accessories. I just looked it up on Amazon and new the item costs almost $140 - I am so excited! Today I stopped by Goodwill and found a fabulous gift for someone on my list (it may be you.....).  It is actually something I was thinking about getting the person already but much MUCH better than I would have been able to afford from a new retailer.  I am thrilled.  I think by starting early I will be able to do this! 

So...would you think less of the gift or the giver if you knew a gift was second-hand or inexpensive? 

7 comments:

JoAnn said...

I think thats a most fabulous idea!! I love love love thrift stores... ;o)

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

You can buy me anything you want from anywhere!

Stephanie said...

I think a thoughtful gift is awesome, new or used! :)

Geoph Chicago said...

I think this is an excellent idea. I've been shopping at thrift stores for years and have found some really cool stuff. Good luck in your search!

amyd76 said...

I think it's awesome! It's still just as thoughtful, and very earth-friendly!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Delilah!! I bought a skirt at the Goodwill a few weeks ago for $3.99 and it still had the price tag on it -- $295.00!!!..I love getting good deals.
If anyone says anything to you about what you get them, just tell them that you take after your Aunt!

Aunt D.

Jess said...

I thinks it a good idea. As long as the item is in good condition i am fine with it being second-hand & used. <3 the idea! :)