Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

5 Great Items to Find at Thrift Stores

Going thrift shopping at a nonprofit thrift store like Ohio Valley Goodwill is a wonderful way to find unique items at more affordable prices. Thrift stores are often filled with “hidden gems” that are hard to find anywhere else. Here are examples of great items you can often find at thrift stores like Goodwill.

Collectible dishware

You can sometimes find collectible dishware such as mugs, cups, plates, or even vintage Pyrex glassware on thrift store shelves. Start searching your local thrift store to start building a collection of mix-and-match dishware to brighten up your kitchen.

Canning jars

Vintage and antique canning jars are another great thrift store find. These jars come in a wide variety of sizes and colors and can be easily repurposed for storage, drinkware, or decoration. For a simple DIY project, paint the inside of a canning jar and use it as a charming country-style flower vase.


Are you an avid reader? You can often find your next read at a more affordable price by shopping at a thrift store! Vintage books also make great home decor for your coffee table, bookshelf, or china cabinet.

Decorative frames

Store-bought frames can be fairly expensive, but many thrift stores are filled with beautiful frames at more budget-friendly prices. You can easily give older frames a refresh by painting them with spray paint and create a home gallery for your photographs or artwork.

Stylish accessories

If you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind fashion accessories, look no further than your nearest thrift store! Be on the lookout for pins, sunglasses, hats, jewelry, belts, and shoes to complement your style.

The best part of thrift shopping is the thrill of the hunt! At Ohio Valley Goodwill, our inventory is ever-changing and updated each and every day, meaning there’s no telling what you can find in one of our stores. For a complete list of Ohio Valley Goodwill’s stores and boutiques, click here.

Remember, when you shop at Goodwill, you help people in your community go to work! Income from our stores helps to provide job training and employment services for individuals with disabilities, our nation’s veterans, and others facing barriers to employment. Thank you for your support!