Where To Donate Your Kids' Outgrown Stuff in San Diego

That old saying is true that "They grow up so fast", but what do you do with all of their stuff they outgrow?! Don't throw it away, you can actually make some money from it. Or at least you can donate it to local charities and help others out who may need it. You get rid of the stuff, you help others out and you can make some change from it; that's a total win-win!

A few tips before you load up those bags of clothes & toys...most places won't take them if they're worn out, broken or dirty. You may have more luck with Goodwill, Salvation Army and AmVets for these items since some of their workers will clean them up and make minor repairs.

But for items that are gently used, clean and still in good condition, consider taking them to one of these places.


They'll sort through your items, pick out the good stuff, the name brands and what they need for that season and will either pay you on the spot a small commission or will pay you later when someone buys your items. This is a great deal because you can actually make a little bit of money back and put it towards your kids' newfound interests.

These are local consignment shops in San Diego. Call them for selling hours, some require appointments, and to find out what items they're currently accepting based on the season.

Conceptions Children’s Resale (Santee)

9470 Cuyamaca St, Ste. 100, Santee 619-596-2229 conceptionsresale.com

Baby Go Round (Grantville)

6360 Riverdale St., San Diego (Grantville) 619-281-2229 babygoroundresale.com

Little Love (La Jolla)

1110 Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla 858-230-6857 littlelovesandiego.com

Junebug (Solana Beach)

142 N. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach 858-755-2152 junebugoncedros.com

La Costa Kids (Encinitas)

372 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas 760-944-9076 lacostakids.net


If your kids' toy section could use a refresh, take out the ones they haven't used in a long time and trade them in for something new. These shops will buy or trade you for your old toys and video games.

Call them for selling hours, some require appointments, and to find out what items they're currently accepting based on their inventory needs.

Replay Toys (North Park) This is a wonderful mom-owned business and she even homeschooled her young children in this shop during the pandemic. She had to close her beloved shop for a while until she found a new location nearby; which she recently opened back up again at the end of 2021.

3825 Ray St., North Park 619-294-5904 replaytoysboutique.com

Game Stop (all over San Diego) You can trade in or sell your video games for cash for credit to all Game Stop stores. They're located all over San Diego. gamestop.com/trade