I have blogged in the past about giving thrifted gifts – something I do often – but this year, I was also on the receiving end of thrifted gifts and was thrilled! My son did nearly all of his shopping at thrift shops this year (the one exception was a gift he bought last year on Boxing Day and saved until this year. How’s that for planning ahead?)
The coolest gift was this globe lamp bought at Champion Jack’s closing out sale earlier last month. I’ve been scouring thrift shops for these for ages but they almost never come in. In September, Aaron and I were in Champion Jacks and I saw that they had two of them but I didn’t want to pay what they were asking. Aaron actually remembered this and when the store closed and everything in the shop was more than 50% off, he scooped one up for me. Isn’t it awesome?
It’s amazing that this guy turned out even vaguely normal given how severely dysfunctional his family is…the story that started with his childhood confusion of Jesus and Santa (he thought they were the same person) ended with him having his stomach pumped. It just got worse from there.
Not bad for thrifted gifts, eh?
What did Santa bring you this year?