Treat Yourself for Valentine’s Day at Goodwill of Orange County


Nicole here, from The Wardrobe Code.

Say, I don’t know about you, but I think Valentine’s Day gets a bit of a bad rap sometimes.

Yes – it’s a holiday manufactured by the greeting card industry, which encourages us to buy material goods in lieu of actually demonstrating our love for the person in our life.

Blah, blah, blah …

But I think that, even if you’re in a perfectly happy relationship, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself. Because, the truth is, in most relationships, a card and a fancy dinner usually suffice. And, as much as you may love your significant other, some people are the worst gift-givers.

You probably know exactly what I’m talking about if you’ve ever received socks on Valentine’s Day.

So, for this special, romantic holiday, I recommend giving yourself the gift of jewelry from Goodwill of Orange County – but don’t just stop there. In addition, pick up something that will help you store and display your jewelry.

Enter: trinket trays.

Lately, I’ve been collecting trinket trays for my vanity. I like the menagerie of different pieces with different character – but there is such diverse selection of these trays at Goodwill stores, that you’ll surely be able to find pieces that suit your style.

On a recent trip to the OC Goodwill Boutique, I found more than enough to treat myself. Check it out:


On my trip, I found for myself a leather cuff, a very elaborate gold chain necklace and a green purse – perfect for spring!


I also found a dozen of those trinket trays I mentioned. And, when I say “trinket trays,” it could actually mean a variety of different things. Below, I found small dinner plates, Noritake china tea cups, an actual lacquered jewelry box and an assortment of small trays – perfect for storing and displaying small jewelry items.




But, honestly, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for you to treat yourself to a little something. That’s why I love shopping at Goodwill of Orange County stores and the OC Goodwill Boutique. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your house! You can shop jewelry online at

Plus, until February 14th, you also have a chance to win some Valentine’s prizes! Including a sunset gondola tour and an iPad mini, or $50 to Goodwill of Orange County stores just with a snap of a photo.

{Click here to read about all the details.}

It’s always a good time to treat yourself! Find a Goodwill of Orange County location near you and sneak away for a clandestine Valentine’s shopping trip. But treating yourself is just the beginning. When you shop with and donate to Goodwill of Orange County, you support an organization which creates jobs for people in your community who face barriers to employment.

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