Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Need a Last-Minute Gift? 5 Thrifty Ideas from Goodwill!

Shopping for holiday gifts at a Goodwill thrift store can be a unique and sustainable way to find thoughtful and affordable presents. A memorable gift is one thrift shopping trip away when you bring your creativity!

Here are 5 gift ideas to get you started:

#1: Vintage Decorations

It’s natural to hold onto warm holiday memories from our childhood. Tap into that nostalgia and look for vintage ornaments, wreaths, or holiday-themed decorations that will make your gift recipient remember happy holiday memories from a simpler time.

#2: Gently-Loved Books

For the readers in your life, find gently used books to suit all sorts of reading interests. A good story never goes out of style! You might even find classics that are perfect for collecting. And don’t forget cookbooks for the budding chefs you know!

Book display at Goodwill
Books from Goodwill

#3: Games Galore

Gift someone the makings of a treasured memory! Nothing brings a group of friends or family members together like a classic board game or a new puzzle. Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift stores are a great way to find games and puzzles that will provide hours of entertainment at a fraction of the price.

#4: Jewelry & Fashion Accessories

Explore Goodwill’s jewelry and accessories section for unique, vintage pieces or the perfect outfit add-on. You might find a beautiful brooch, necklace, or pair of earrings that would make a special gift. Or, select a special scarf or hat that will keep them warm in style this winter.

#5: Cozy Coffee Mugs or Tea Cups

Everyone enjoys a warm beverage in their favorite mug. Why not find a unique or stylish mug or tea cup and give the gift of coziness this holiday season? You can take this gift idea a step further by filling your unique mug with a container of homemade cocoa mix and a candy cane. Teacups also make brilliant handmade candles. Just find the melting wax and a wick at your nearest craft store and you’ll have a thoughtful, hand-crafted gift that is certain to impress!

Give a Gift and Give Back with Goodwill

There’s a world of gifting possibilities inside each Ohio Valley Goodwill store. Simply find the location nearest you and shop often for unique new items. The best part is that with every purchase you make at a Goodwill thrift shop, you’re passing on a world of possibilities to someone else in your community through Goodwill’s job skills training and employment services. It’s the perfect way to give this holiday season.