Some of the coolest, most unique gifts …


A few years ago Rosalie picked up what is now her fave cozy VINTAGE Mr. Rogers Sweater at Goodwill on Park Ave, Worcester. For around $2 !

The sweater’s tag is so 1950s – all America is #1! Love the automobile!



The Goodwill Store on Park Ave is open 7 days a week – most days ’til 7 p.m. Great selection of some wonderful dresses, skirts, blouses, jackets, etc! For $2, $3, $4! Lots of their clothing is very gently used. Some of it vintage – but you have to SPEND TIME LOOKING!!! Make a shopping date with a gal pal and have fun! Proceeds go to running their job training programs for people in recovery and more! 

… can be found at Goodwill, the Salvation Army and, of course, ABBY’S HOUSE GIFT THRIFT STORE on 52 High St.  and UNIQUE FINDS on 1329 Main St. (Webster Square).

Why pay “vintage stores and shops” the extra money (they mark up $$ big time) when you can go straight to the source – the places they go to buy their stuff? And you can buy the clothing/items for a song! And support great causes and local small business folks who actually make a living selling their stuff. It’s not just a hobby. It’s how they pay their rent/ buy groceries.

CLICK HERE to visit Abby’s House website and learn more about Abby’s House thrift gift store and Abby’s House Women’s Shelter. All $$ from Abby’s thrift store goes to fund the shelter!




Above: Hundreds of unique gifts, hundreds of vintage toys at Unique Finds at 1329 Main St., Worcester! This sprawling, quirky store is filled with items for around $5 and is open 7 days a week – ’til 8 pm. Check out UNIQUE FINDS today!

– photos and text by Rosalie Tirella