Five holiday decorations you can buy at a thrift store

‘Tis holiday season! Late November through early January is known as the holiday season. During this time, several holidays are celebrated, like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas - just to name a few. 

To prepare for these celebrations, people decorate their homes. If you are one of those people, consider buying thrifted home decor for the holidays. Our team has rounded up some holiday items that you can find at a thrift near me

Why should you buy your holiday decorations at a thrift store

You should consider buying your holiday decorations at thrift shops to save money and the environment. A report has found that Americans will spend on average $140 on home and holiday furnishings in 2020. You can save yourself some money by buying your holiday decor second hand.

Aside from saving you some bucks, you will also be helping the environment. Thrift stores give decorations a second chance to get used instead of being tossed in a landfill. It is estimated that Americans throw away 25 percent more waste during the holiday season. Some of this waste includes holiday decorations and gift wraps. 

Make it your goal this holiday season to create zero waste and shop more sustainably. To help you reduce waste, our team has rounded up some items you can buy at a thrift store.

Holiday decorations you can buy at a thrift store

Candles and candle holders

One way to go zero waste this holiday season is by buying candles and candle holders second hand. Head to a thrift store where you can find candles looking for a second chance. You can also find vintage candle holders to complete the look. 


Did you run out of ornaments to decorate your tree or are you looking for new ones that match your decor? Instead of buying ones from retail, check out a thrift store first. There you can find ornaments of all styles and colors to fill up your tree, bowls or baskets.

Village pieces 

If you are the type of person who likes to create mini villages during the holiday season, thrift some village pieces. Thrift stores get a variety of village pieces that can help grow or start your very own Christmas village. The great thing about thrifting these pieces is that you can find rare ones no longer available in stores. 


Is your home missing a Santa Claus to complete the Christmas look? Save yourself some money by thrifting for a Santa Claus figure. Thrift shops have tons of vintage Santas made of wood, plastic or even porcelain that you can display throughout your home.

Festive dishes

Food is an important part of any holiday celebration. To showcase all those tasty meals or baked goods, use festive dishes. Thrift stores have dishes of all sizes and colors that you can incorporate to any table setting style. 

Find a thrift near me.

For all your holiday decor shopping, visit Thrift World. We have stores in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Independence, Missouri. If you do not live near one of our stores, check out our online shop

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