Gift of Thrift


Gift of Thrift

I’m so excited to be co-hosting this one-of-a-kind Secret Santa with some awesome blog friends- Amanda, Dus, Marisa, and Hannah!

This holiday season, we are committing to giving thoughtful, eco-friendly gifts. These are, most times, ONE OF A KIND. This means giving items that are second-hand, handmade, re-used, upcycled, recycled, refashioned, local, and thrifted. Every “used” item you give is one less item that could have ended up in a landfill, reducing waste and resources. Second-hand gifts are special – someone took the time to hunt for a perfect gift that no traditional retailer could provide.

Ideas for gifts include:

  • antique brooch
  • mismatched stemware with a bottle of local wine
  • vintage holiday table cloth
  • vintage aprons
  • early edition classics for a bookworm
  • glass pie or cake stand with your homemade baked good
  • vintage picnic basket filled with goodies
  • vintage glasswares
  • vintage tin filled with homemade candy or baked goods
  • funny mug with local coffee or hot cocoa
  • glass perfume bottle
  • an old map of the person’s home city or birthplace
  • second-hand board games
  • old photo album filled with photos of a recent event or trip
  • vintage jar/vase with fresh flowers
  • stationary

Be creative – think out of the box! Make sure to visit your recipient’s blog to get a sense of who they are and what they like!

Use vintage cards and wrapping paper too– Presentation is key! Make sure it’s presented beautifully!

Sign up by Friday, December 6 by emailing Amanda- with your address.You will be emailed your recipient’s name on Monday, December 9, 2013. Items must be shipped by December 18, 2013.  $15 limit – that is a lot of thrifted goodness!

If you have a blog- be sure to write a post about your gift with photos. :)

This swap is open to anyone and we’d love to have you! The more the merrier!

Merry thriftmas to all and to all a good night!

This entry was posted in vintage and tagged , .

3 Responses to Gift of Thrift

  1. Helen says:

    This is a great list. I give a lot of second hand stuff as presents, particularly books. I got a really funny book about cooking for dogs for a cousin who loves animals!

  2. Sarah says:

    What an amazing list~ thank you for sharing! I love the idea of mixed stemware w/wine, and a silly mug with tea. These two are ideas I’m going to keep in mind! ;D

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>