Forget to Pack Something? Visit a Thrift Store

Forget to Pack Something - Visit Local Thrift Store - Gibsons BCHow often have you left home for an exciting vacation only to discover a key item was not packed. Perhaps it was the beach towels. Or maybe a jacket for the cool nights.

You are in good company.

We all do it. We make lists of what to pack and double check that we have everything we may need. However, without fail, there is usually something that gets left behind or forgotten.

Forgotten items can be purchased for less at local thrift stores. Thrift stores contain items popular and of use within the community you are visiting. Thrift stores at beach towns usually have blankets, towels and sunglasses. Visiting a town in the mountains or near a ski resort, these locations will specialize in water bottles for hiking or ski parkas.

Hats - Forgotten Items - Thrift Stores Vacationn - Gibsons BCIn addition to the items you need, there are sure to be gems you won’t find at the thrift stores in your hometown. You can shop for unique souveniers and keepsakes to keep your vacation memories alive for years to come!

Save money and invest in the area you are visiting by shopping at a local thrift store.

Looking for something? Come see what Community Services Thrift Store has in store for you!

Happy summer vacation!



August 5 Car Boot Sale Community Services Thrift Store

Car Boot Sale This Saturday (July 22)

Saturday Car Boot Sale - July 22 - Communnity Services Thrift StoreThis Saturday, July 22, is Community Thrift Store’s first Car Boot Sale!

Members of the community will set up to sell items in our parking lot. Home decor, clothing, books — you name it. It’s like visiting 10 garage sales at one location!

The boot sale will be held at 731 North Road on Saturday, July 22 from 9am – 1 pm. Pop in and see what we have for you.

Interested in selling your items? Couple of places left! Spaces are $10 each and offered on a first come/first served basis.

To reserve your space, contact Julian at 604-886-2811 or via email at

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm
Where: 731 North Road, Gibsons (Community Services Thrift Store)
Cost: $10 (to reserve a space)

Electronics at Gibsons Thrift Store Community Services

Save Big Bucks on Small Appliances

Second Hand Electronics Thrift StoreDVD player goes on the blink. Coffee pot stops brewing. The microwave shorts out.

It seems like when one small household appliance stops working, they all refuse to work. However, before you shell out big bucks to replace the small electronics in your home, consider a trip to the thrift store.

Community Services Thrift Store (731 North Road, Gibsons) has a variety of second hand electronics and small appliances. The devices are donated to the thrift store as people downsize their homes, eliminate clutter or as part of the grieving process after a loved one passes.

Each coffee maker, microwave, DVD player or bread machine is tested, cleaned and, in some cases, fixed prior to appearing on the store floor. In short, every small appliance is almost brand new.

Whether it is for your beachside cottage or an emergency replacement for your kitchen appliance, Community Services Thrift Store has something in store for you!