Shopping For Christmas Gifts Already?

Posted on: 6 July 2018

If you are already shopping for Christmas gifts, you are truly way ahead of the game. More than likely, you'll be able to get good deals along the way, plus you won't be fighting crowds at malls by shopping at the last minute. Smart! From shopping at pawn shops to making your own gifts, here are some ideas that might help you to get unique gifts for those on your Christmas gift list.

Pawn Shop Shopping - If you've ever been to a pawn shop, you already know that you will probably find a myriad of great presents to give at Christmas time. If you've never been to a pawn shop, you'll more than likely be surprised at all you will find there. For example, does somebody on your Christmas gift list love to collect vinyl discs from yesteryear's stars? If so, you will more than likely find a great collection from which to choose records at a super price. Is there a golfer on your list? Think of looking for a special golf club, or even an entire set to replace an older one. The clerks at a pawn shop will be happy to direct you to special items, too. For example, if you want to give jewelry to any of the gals on your list, you will more than likely find beautiful gold jewelry and even diamond rings. 

Make Your Own Gifts - Besides shopping at pawn shops, think of making some of your own gifts. In fact, right at the pawn shop you might be able to find wonderful vintage costume jewelry that can be turned into a small framed Christmas tree. Making the tree is so easy to do that you might want to make more than one. Select as many brightly colored pieces of costume jewelry, adhere them to a small board that you have painted a bright color, maybe red or gold, starting with a small piece of jewelry at the top and then widening the design as you go down, creating a Christmas tree shape. You'll have a beautiful handmade gift that has probably not cost that much money. 

Think of buying toys at a pawn shop, too. You might even find things in their original packaging. If you find a cute little baby doll, think of making the doll clothes so that the recipient of the doll can have the fun of changing the doll's clothes. And if you still need money for your Christmas shopping, remember that pawn shops can give you cash for gold as well. Perhaps you have some old jewelry that you're ready to get rid of.