Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

7 Thrifty Gift Ideas for the Whole Family!

This holiday season, break out of your usual big-box habits! Instead of turning to chain retail stores and online shops, head to your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store to find unique and affordable gifts for everyone on your list.

If you’re unsure where to start, here are 7 thrifty holiday gift ideas for the whole family: 

#1: Board Games or Puzzles

Goodwill is a great place to find games and puzzles that the whole family can enjoy together. This gift idea is a perfect way to incorporate a memory-making opportunity into the holiday!

#2: Vintage Cookware or Kitchen Items

For your family member who loves to cook and enjoys unique style, look for vintage kitchen items such as a funky coffee mug, a retro serving platter, or a vintage cookie jar. At Goodwill, you’ll find pieces you’d never discover at a department store!

Love sign from Goodwill

#3: Books

Is there a reader on your gift list? Goodwill thrift stores have a wide selection of books – including bestsellers, classic novels, and even specialty cookbooks!

#4: Framed Artwork

For the art lovers on your list, look for interesting framed prints or artwork that could add a touch of character to someone’s home. You never know what you’ll find at a Goodwill thrift store!

Calligraphy kit from Goodwill

#5: Decorative Items

Unique vases, candle holders, or other decorative items are a great option for gift exchanges or the people on your list who are tough to buy for.

#6: Outdoor Gear

Check Goodwill’s aisles for camping gear, workout wear, picnic baskets and supplies, or gardening tools for outdoor lovers.

#7: Toys and Games for Kids

Skip the pricey toy aisles at your average retailers and shop Goodwill for gently used toys, games, art and science kits, and educational materials for the children on your list. It’s more affordable and sustainable to buy these items second-hand!

Shop Goodwill and Do Good for Others

Where you shop this holiday season matters, and when you choose to shop at a Goodwill thrift store, you’re not only making a smart financial choice, but you’re also doing good for others in our community. Your purchases support Goodwill’s job skills training and employment opportunity services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.

This holiday season, find something unique for the loved ones on your gift list and give back at the same time. Thanks for shopping at Goodwill thrift stores!