Best thrift deals for the holidays

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Holiday giving doesn’t have to break the bank. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
‘Tis the season for gift giving and merriment. With presents becoming more expensive, how can gift givers find unique, creative and unexpected gifts on a budget and avoid the shock to the pocketbook?The answer may be to shop at a local thrift store or swap meet.From finding first edition novels to discovering vintage Christmas decorations, thrifting can solve a lot of shopping problems inexpensively.Thrift stores and swap meet vendors recycle, reuse and repurpose many high-quality items that have been acquired by them by chance. The secret to giving these gifts is to find the best examples. Things that have chips, stains and obvious wear are not to be considered. Here are some things that are acceptable to give as gifts that can please anyone on the annual holiday list.Ar
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