Give the 12 Gifts of Goodwill This Holiday Season

Multicultural group of friends at a dinner party.As you’re checking your lists and running errands these next few days, don’t forget to make Goodwill one of your last-minute December shopping destinations. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of 12 popular things you can find at Goodwill that are sure to make your holiday season even brighter.

Get the Party Started
When you’re planning holiday get togethers, finding an easy and inexpensive source for your party needs is essential. Instead of heading to an overpriced party store or braving the crazed holiday crowds at your local mall or shopping center, stop by Goodwill to pick up items that will help you celebrate with less stress and more money in  your pocket.

Basket of cookies with a glass of punch.Black radio.OrnamentsHoliday sweater

  • Partyware. Just because you’re having a lot of people over doesn’t mean you have to pull out the  paper plates and plastic cutlery. Goodwill offers dishes, glasses and silverware at dramatic discounts. And remember, this doesn’t have to be your grandmother’s china set — consider mixing and matching items in festive colors.
  • Radios. You’ve got better things to do than slave away making the perfect holiday playlist on your computer or mp3 player. Many  stations play seasonal music around the clock this time of year, so pick up a radio at Goodwill and tune in to some great background music for your party.
  • Ornaments. If you’re trimming a tree this year, but the branches are looking a bit sparse, head down to your local Goodwill store for some ever-cheap ornaments to deck out your evergreen.
  • Festive holiday sweaters. Finally, don’t forget to decorate yourself! Donning a spirited holiday sweater with reindeer, snowmen and other seasonal symbols will bring a smile to the faces of all of your guests.

You can feel good that your  good-time purchases are going to a good cause. When you shop at Goodwill, you  help people in your community go to work — the best gift of all!

But event-planning is just the start! Check out this month’s newsletter to read about great last-minute gifts you can get at Goodwill and click over to Facebook to see our solutions to your New Year’s resolutions.

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