Published on June 20th, 2009 | by Guest Contributor0
Recycled Father’s Day Finds
Do you want to surprise dad this year with a Father’s Day gift, but don’t have the cash or comfort level to purchase something new?
Well, there’s recycled goods a-plenty for those who are willing to look a little beyond their immediate line of vision. Online classifieds sites offer thousands of recycled one-of-a-kind finds. In addition to being easier on the environment, gently-used gifts also keep some extra green in your pocketbook. Besides, people are generally open to cheaper alternatives in this economy!
Here are just a few options:
1) A classic novel or audio book. Oodle.com offers more than 465,000 used books at the bargain-basement prices.
2) A handmade wallet or accessory. Consider a Tyvek wallet made out of old coffee bags ($22.00) or one made out of recycled bike tires ($9.50) on Etsy.
3) Sports, theater or concert tickets. Treat dad to a night on the town or an evening at his favorite sporting event. Even better — opt for tickets for the whole family. There are millions of events to search from on AOL Classifieds.
4) A New Set of Wheels. If the dad in your life is in need of a set of wheels to make emission-free transportation a more viable option, consider roller skates, a scooter or a bike. MySpace Classifieds has some great finds.
5) Family Game Time. If the dad in your life prefers indoor activities, consider a gift that the entire family can enjoy. There are a number of different options on Craigslist from used ping pong tables to a pool tables.