Gifts as Unique as Mom That You Can Find at Goodwill

Felicia Czochanski Bisaro

With Mother’s Day blooming around the corner, it’s the perfect time to find Mom the perfect gift that shows your love and appreciation of all she does throughout the year. This is not always an easy task, however shopping second-hand at a store like Goodwill can bring forward creative ideas and a treasure trove of special finds that you may not have come across otherwise.

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  1. Beautiful Bouquets

Nothing quite says Mother’s Day the same as a beautiful bouquet of flowers. To elevate this traditional gift with a unique spin, take a look through the shelves at your local Goodwill store for a makeshift vase or bouquet holder that will make your bouquet look like a million bucks, while still being able to be reused and repurposed for years to come. I absolutely love the beautiful scalloped milk pitcher that this Goodwill shopper picked up for a $4.99 steal and used to store an arrangement of white roses. The large wicker basket is a lovely idea as well, get creative on your next shopping trip – you never know what you might find!

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  1. Turn Mother’s Day Into A Shopping Event

No time to shop for mom in advance? No worries! Turn Mother’s Day into a personal styling event where you take Mom to Goodwill for a wardrobe refresh. I love this video a Goodwill shopper put together of doing this with her own Mom. It’s a wonderful bonding experience that will make her feel special each time she wears some of the items you buy when shopping together. Plus, shopping at Goodwill is the perfect place to purchase a new wardrobe. Shopping both sustainably and more affordably leaves room in the budget for other important elements of the day, like a post-Goodwill trip lunch!

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  1. International Treasures

You don’t have to take a trip all the way to Italy to find a unique, hand-painted ceramic. In fact, sometimes you just have to go as far as the Goodwill homegoods section. I love the finds in this Goodwill shopper’s post, each tell a special story and can be used as the centerpiece of a unique gift for a loved one. This is definitely something I would have picked up for my own Mom if I came across it myself, given her Italian roots and love of Italy. As you browse the shelves and racks at your local Goodwill, think about what reminds you of your Mom or some favorite memories you have with her. Then look at the smile on her face when she unwraps it on Mother’s Day!