With the holidays approaching, many people have parties, gifts and costumes on the brain. Whether you’re giving a gift or competing in a costume contest, a visit to your local pawn shop to see what they have to offer is always worthwhile.
Christmas is the time of elegant parties and gift-giving. You may want to find something special to give your significant other, find a meaningful gift for your teenage daughter or find the piece of jewelry that helps to fully complete your look for a holiday party. Consider:
- Finding a ring to pop the question during the magical season. You can find unique, well-crafted rings with beautiful stones for less than you would pay buying new. If you aren’t getting engaged, consider a promise ring for your daughter or a fashion ring for your spouse.
- Looking for gemstones that reflect the colors of Christmas. Rubies, emeralds, garnets, pearls and opals can give a nod to the season whether you are buying for yourself or for someone else.
- Buying a watch for your boss or another professional colleague. Watches are a valued and useful gift, and you can usually find beautiful watches at a pawn shop for less than you would pay at a department store.
- Creating or repairing a custom piece. Some pawn shops specialize in jewelry repairs and crafting new pieces. If you have an heirloom that’s been out of commission, why not fix or remake it? There could hardly be a gift that carried more sentimental value.
Christmas is also the time to give other gifts. If you are looking for game consoles, upgraded cell phones or other electronics, pawn shops usually carry a wide variety, and some may even be in new or like-new condition.
Halloween provides the unique opportunity to go all-out on your costume. Some work parties, church functions or even Halloween comic-cons offer significant prizes for the best costume. You can find costume pieces at all different types of stores, but your local pawn shop may have some awesome additions that will put your costume over the top.
Consider some of the following items when building your costume this scary season.