5 Thrifted Finds for Your Next Vacation

Contributed by: Tijana McAllister of A Plentiful Life, Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.

Affordable vacation pieces you can thrift! Planning a Canadian summer vacation or stay-cation? Getaways might look a little different this year, but taking time to relax, refresh, and recharge is as important as ever – even if it’s just a tent in the backyard. No matter where you end up travelling, The Salvation Army Thrift Store has budget-friendly travel items that will keep your trip affordable from the beginning.

The best place to start is a list of everything you need for your trip. You’ll then be able to see if there are any pieces you are missing or perhaps need replacing from the previous year. It’s always a good idea to check in a few weeks before your getaway so you don’t have to scramble last minute!

Here’s a list of vacation must-haves!

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Everyone needs a great pair of sunglasses for any trip! Think of the clothing you will pack to determine the style of sunglasses you look for.

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It’s always a good idea to have a hat on vacation. Consider your trip, do you need a small hat you can fit in your bag? Or are you looking for a statement floppy hat for the beach?

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A staple for a weekend getaway. Look for one you can wear during the day but can dress up at night, as this will save room in your bag.



The length of your trip will determine the best bag for you to use. Overnight bags are great for short trips and small suitcases are perfect for those longer stays.



The Salvation Army Thrift Store has amazing collections of affordable, used books. Mystery, romance, history – whatever you fancy, you’ll be sure to find your next beach read at your local store.

Going on vacation can be affordable, and you want to make sure you have everything you need before you leave. Whether you’re going on a road trip to visit our stores or vacationing by the beach, by making a packing checklist of the items you want to thrift, you can find them easily at your local Thrift Store and be ready to relax on your getaway.