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Goodwill Guide to Gifts

What are the holidays without a fun GIFT GUIDE? We thought we’d share some of our best gift ideas for the rapidly approaching holidays! These are great options for those last minute gifts, or something additional to make the holiday extra special! There’s really something for everyone. Everything featured here can be found online at www.shopgoodwill.com/desmoines or in one of our 16 Central Iowa stores.

FOR YOUR BFF

What Thrift Queen wouldn’t love this?! These super soft t shirts are the perfect thing to throw on for a day of thrifting treasures. They also come with a warm and fuzzy backstory, which you can read here. Each shirt also comes with a hand-picked accessory.

FOR THE ARTS AND CRAFTS TYPE

Want something that will keep those visiting relatives occupied for an hour? Give them one of our DIY tacky sweater boxes. Each box comes complete with a holiday colored sweater and 10-12 pieces of fabulously tacky “bling” to attach. They’ll love this for years to come!

FOR THOSE JUST STARTING OUT

Kitchen towels, $1.79
Utensils and hot pads, $1.59 each

Practical? Yes. Appreciated? HECK YES. Our stores carry new items like dish towels, and other super useful kitchen necessities that all come in fun, bright colors. A matched set of these would be a great gift for a new home owner or someone in their first apartment!

FOR THE ELECTRONICS LOVERS

The electronics pricing on shopgoodwill.com/desmoines is unbeatable!

Who ISN’T asking for electronics this holiday season? We have everything from complete gaming systems, to refurbished laptops to tons and tons of games. All at prices that just can’t be beat. Check them out on shopgoodwill.com/desmoines!

FOR THE BUDDING ENVIRONMENTALIST


Fleece jacket – $6.99, Small bag – $1.99, Shoes – $5.59, thermos and reusable tote – $.99

We are certain that the young environmentalist in your life will LOVE the fact that all of these items were secondhand. There’s a reusable tote, a reusable thermos, a super on-trend fleece, and a pair of brightly colored sneakers. We found all these items in one trip to our Johnston location!

FOR ANYONE AND EVERYONE

Frames start at just $.99!

We love the idea of gifting framed photographs. Take a look back through your camera roll and choose a few to print out. We can guarantee that this will be a favorite gift for whomever receives it. Our stores have so many great frames and the pricing starts at $.99.

Shopping at Goodwill not only means you’ll give unique and affordable gifts, it also means you’re supporting Central Iowans with barriers to employment. Through job training programs, on-site employment coaching, mock interviews, personalized resume assistance and more, we’ve helped more than 500 people find purpose through the power of work this year. Your purchases make a huge impact on the lives of individuals living in the Central Iowa community. From everyone at Goodwill of Central Iowa, Happy Holidays!

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