Posted by Tasha on December 16th, 2010 in Gift Guide
It’s not Christmas until you spot someone, somewhere in a Christmas sweater.
Kate Huggins, Tulsa newswoman, blogger and Twitter phenom, knows you know what she’s talking about. Not a simple red or green cashmere number, but a big, fluffy sweater with bells, glitter and Santa, all designed to make you have an extra merry Christmas.
While some people wear the Christmas sweater unintentionally, it’s fun for folks who have a clue to wear these for giggles. But if you don’t yet have a holiday monstrosity to wear to the next family function, you’re in luck. Kate scoped out the places to get the best, cheapest bad sweaters – Kate, take us away.
First up I hit the Salvation Army thrift store near 21st and Sheridan. You know – the one at the opposite end of the shopping strip from Casa Bonita.
There I found not one but three fancy sweatshirts featuring Nutcrackers and Bible quotes. I’m currently trying to convince my BFFs to wear them to a trivia night before Christmas.
Then there’s the sweater with the snowflake border to accentuate those extra holiday pounds you’re carrying in your hips from one too many fruitcakes.
Or perhaps you’d prefer to show your love of the holidays with a little burst of Tasmanian Devil energy.
And finally this, which is not a Christmas sweater per se, but look at the shiny! And the shoulder pads!
Then I headed across town to Community Thrift Store off Admiral and Sheridan.
There were quite a few more Christmas Sweaters to pick from at CTS. There was this lovely one, complete with a mock turtleneck and sparkly gold stars.
Santa is riding the moon to deliver presents these days. I guess the sleigh is in the shop.
You can have snowball sweater in almost every color. Perhaps choose his and hers for that work holiday party.
I also found this amazing, non-holiday sweater: A patchwork in beige leather.
Yes, you read leather.
My last stop was the Value Thrift Store store at 11th and Memorial, which was also ripe with Christmas sweater deliciousness.
Check out this tiny yet still awesomely cheesy sweater. You can start your kids off early with a stunted fashion sense.
Snowman patchwork! Satin snowmen!
Happy Holidays in flannel: You’ll not only be wishing people well, you’ll be encouraging them to rub your belly.
This non-holiday gem is the perfect gift for that special man in your life.
A sweater with squirrels. Seriously.
I know I got some ideas for my holiday party planning, and the best part was that none of these sweaters was more than $10.
Festive and frugal – can’t beat that.
Need more ugly Christmas sweater action? Check out the 2009 post here at TDT, Ugly Sweater Shopping in Tulsa.