13 Items Retirees Should Buy at HomeGoods

Spruce up your home on the cheap.
Updated May 6, 2024
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There’s no better time to spruce up your home than when you’re spending more time there. Even if you’re traveling throughout your golden years, you’ll still have more quiet time than during your working life. Creating a comfortable home makes those relaxing days that much better.

But you’re also on a fixed income, so you'll want to save money shopping while sprucing up your home. That’s where HomeGoods comes into play. This affordable home retailer has everything you need to create your retirement retreat.

Here are 13 items you should always buy at HomeGoods.

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Seasonal decorations

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Do you go all out for Halloween? Does your Christmas tree go up on November 1? Do you pine for everything pink and red around Valentine’s Day? HomeGoods is your best friend when it comes to festive yet on-trend seasonal decor. Plus, the grandkids will have fond memories of holidays spent in your decked-out home.

New cookware

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If you plan on spending more time in the kitchen now that you have more hours to spend working your way through recipes like beef bourguignon and macarons, then treat yourself by splurging on new cookware. HomeGoods often has brands like Lodge and Le Creuset.


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Gardening is a favorite retirement hobby of many, and you’ll need somewhere to put all your new and thriving plant babies. HomeGoods has large and small planters alike, so you can find a new home for everything from your lemon tree to your ever-growing collection of succulents.

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Down pillows

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Turn your home into a comfortable retreat with down pillows for your bedroom, guest room, or living room. Look for pillows that are filled with a light and fluffy down or down alternative. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures so you can add a fun and cozy accent to any room.


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Spruce up your bedroom and treat yourself to a hotel-worthy stay now that every day feels like a vacation. HomeGoods has great deals on sheets so you can get a high-quality thread count for a price that feels more like a big box store.

Greeting cards

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Older relatives are always the best at sending greeting cards for every occasion, right? That could be because they’re stocking up on greeting cards at HomeGoods, where they can find charming cards for a song.


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If you want to buy quality organizers that will help you get your drawers in order but don’t want to pay top dollar, look to HomeGoods. Their selection of organizers and bins will keep your space neat and tidy, but you’ll pay prices akin to Target


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Baskets are a great way to add warmth to your space, and you can get them inexpensively at HomeGoods, particularly compared to more expensive stores like Pottery Barn or The Container Store. Grab a few baskets, and you’ll be set for retirement nesting.


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Adding light to a space is key when you’ve retired. It keeps your space feeling happy and bright, and an easy way to do that is by adding mirrors to reflect light. HomeGoods has great prices on mirrors of all styles.

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Pet toys

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Are you getting a furry friend to keep you company in your golden years? Stop by HomeGoods to stock up on pet toys and accessories to make sure Rover or Kitty is always entertained.


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Are you going on a redecorating kick? HomeGoods has incredible prices on pottery that will add warmth and organic texture to your space. Some of the pieces look as if you’ve bought them from an artisan or abroad, but you can pick them up on a fixed-income budget.

Outdoor furniture

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Retirement is when you finally have the time to turn your outdoor space into an oasis, but you don’t want to break the bank by splurging on outdoor furniture from a high-end retailer. Head over to HomeGoods to pick up living and dining furniture that’s current and affordable.

Faux plants

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If your retirement is taking you across the world, then you probably don’t have time to take care of a house full of live plants — but you still want the look of greenery throughout your home. Pick up a few faux flowers and trees from HomeGoods for an inexpensive and easy-to-maintain alternative to live plants.

Bottom line

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While HomeGoods always has deals that help you avoid wasting money, you might be curious about how they manage to source the best prices on stylish home items. They draw from excess inventory from other brands and never, ever reveal their vendor names. 

Think you’re shopping from past year’s clearance? Think again. Nearly all of HomeGoods’ inventory is actually from the current season.

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Author Details

Heather Bien Heather Bien is a writer covering personal finance and budgeting and how those relate to life, travel, entertaining, and more. With bylines that include The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, and mindbodygreen, she's covered everything from tax tips for freelancers to budgeting hacks to how to get the highest ROI out of your home renovations.

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