Get Into the Holiday Spirit for Less

Find Holiday Decor for Less at Community Services Thrift Store‘Tis the season for pulling out the storage bins and unwrapping holiday decor. If you are looking for something new for your seasonal display of cheer, you may want to consider a dash into your local thrift stores.

Holiday decorations is one of the most popular items donated to secondhand stores. People’s tastes change and many people downsize their display as their children grow older and move out of the home.

From stockings to holiday lights to actual Christmas trees, thrift stores are packed with holiday decor for less. Looking for ribbons or gift paper? Yeah, they have those items too. Need dishes or a unique centerpiece for the holiday dinner? You guessed it — thrift stores is the place.

Holiday Decor at Community Services Thrift Store - Gibsons, BCCommunity Services Thrift Store has your holiday decor needs wrapped up in secondhand bows! We receive new inventory daily! Come see what we have in our store to help you spread Christmas cheer this year!


Sweaters Add a Level of Comfort for Less

Second Hand Sweaters Thrift Stores - Gibsons BC“Baby, it’s cold outside!”

Cozy sweaters, classic cardigans and fuzzy pullovers help to keep you warm and stylish when the temperatures dip.

Community Services Thrift Store carries comfy sweaters in several different colours and styles. From prints to ones with rhinestones to graphic prints, we have a sweater to compliment your personal style.

Before you hit the store to find the perfect secondhand sweater, there are a few things to look for:

  1. Look for snags. Often sweaters may have a snag or weak point where the knitted fabric was caught on something.
  2. Look for wear. The most common “wear points” are on the elbows, along the back of the neck and at the bottom of the sleeves.
  3. Look for stretching. People pull on and push up the sleeves of their sweaters to adjust for heat. This can lead to stretching of the bottom of the sleeves.

SweatersOne last tip is to smell check the garment. Sweaters are made of fibers that pick up environmental smells. Since it is worn on top of one’s usual clothes, sometimes it is not washed as often and retains odors from the home (like pets or smoke).

Happy thrift store shopping and stay warm this fall season!


Extra Guests for Thanksgiving? No Problem!

Find Thanksgiving Decor and Dishes at Community Services Thrift StoreHolidays offer a once a year gathering of loved ones, friends and family. We gather to share a meal, make memories and express our gratitude for life’s bounty. But it is also a time when our chairs, dishes and glassware get maxed out to covered the RSVP list.

Families grow and expand with marriages and births over the year. Friends elect to pop in rather than travel. Our usual four place settings don’t cover the guest list needs.

Don’t have enough dishes? Don’t worry.  From wine glasses to silverware to dishes, Community Services Thrift Store has your Thanksgiving dining needs covered.

20170925_151009And the best part, you can get additional dishes, pots, pans and utensils for your holiday meal for less. Way less.

That’s something to be thankful for!

Come see what we have in store for you. New inventory daily!