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Christmas Ideas

Where to Find Good Used Toys in Victoria

The joys of Christmas shouldn’t be dragged down by the woes of credit-card debt in the New Year. Sure, it’s fun to give and receive, but maybe our holiday gifts don’t have to be quite so costly.

Reader Tracey L. sent me a great question this week: “I am looking for used children’s toys. Do you know of any place in Victoria?”

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Parents (as well as doting aunts and uncles) can take advantage of several dedicated children’s consignment stores in Victoria to find great gifts for less. We all know how fast kids grow out of clothes—long before the items are worn out—and the same is often true with toys. As children mature, their needs and interests change.

Here are some excellent kids’ consignment stores to explore:

  • Sailor Jack (250-382-5225), 424 Craigflower Road, Victoria.
  • Red Rover Kids (778-440-6353), 1722 Lillian Road, Victoria.
  • A to Z Kids (250-474-7769 801 Goldstream Ave, Langford.
  • Abra-Kid-Abra (250-595-1613), 2024 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria.

Another good option is to search buy-and-sell sites online. I often see children’s toys advertised on UsedVictoria.com and Craigslist Victoria. This is a great place for parents to recycle good-quality toys their children no longer play with and pick up a little cash to help subsidize this year’s festivities.

Finally, don’t overlook Victoria’s thrift stores as a source for children’s toys and clothing. You’ll have to look at little harder to find good, clean, used items—the consignment stores look after that culling for you—but your reward will be rock-bottom prices.

Happy holidays, everyone.

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3 comments to Where to Find Good Used Toys in Victoria

  • shirley

    “Vinnies” on Craigflower at Tillicum has the CHEAPEST Prices around for high-quality toys and clothing for children! They are a St. Vincent de Paul store, well-run, bright and clean. Great staff, too!

  • Anita

    Thank you, Shirley, for that excellent suggestion. I agree. The “Vinnies” outlet is one of Victoria’s best thrift stores. Thanks for taking the time to share this with other Victoria SAVVY readers.
    Cheers,
    Anita

  • Celeste

    The Vic West Community Centre has a toy library to borrow toys from. My brother and I had so much fun when we were younger getting to play with all sorts of toys we’d never seen before.

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