Thoughtful Gifting: Thrifting

An aisle from Goodwill retail store showing thrifted goods including clothes and books

The New York Times ran an article this month called “How to buy nothing new this holiday gifting season.” Far from being anti-gifting, it noted that thrifting “reduces somewhat the movement of stuff from one side of the world to the other and the extraction of natural resources required to produce new earrings and toy cars and jigsaw puzzles.”

Buying second hand is environmentally the right thing to do and it can turn up unique treasures that truly reflect the recipient’s interests and your relationship with them. When you shop at Goodwill, you’re also helping us generate proceeds that go back into our local community services..

And before you head out to shop, why not put together a donation box of items you haven’t used in a while? They might just become someone else’s holiday treasure!