Say it Loud and Say it Proud:
This year give the Gift of Thrift!
It’s time to STOP consuming & giving in to unethically produced fast fashion and START re-using, refashioning, DIY-ing & supporting sustainable style. The absolute easiest way to begin is to shop second hand, so this holiday season head on down to your local thrift store, charity shop or consignment boutique and lavish your loved ones with truly unique sustainable goodies under the tree!
Don’t think you can find groovy gifts in a thrift store?
Let’s take a wander through my local charity shop for A Loud & Proud Thrifty Thursday: The Gift of Thrift:
Clothing and accessories for everyone’s style and taste as far as the eye can see!
Sure, you may have to dig a bit to find that perfect item but wouldn’t you be searching through the shops at the mall for hours? I guarantee a hunt through racks of second hand clothing will be loads more interesting than the drudgery of the mall + you’ll still have money left in your wallet when you leave with your fabulous gifts.
You can never really go wrong with glassware, table settings or funky dish sets and the selection at the thrift shop is truly unique and incredibly varied.
A fantastic vintage ceramic coffee service or bone china tea set (or a hilarious retro face solarium) just might be the treasure to please someone on your list.
Who doesn’t love a quirky vase? Decorative and useful, hooray!
erm…and whatever this is would definitely make for a fab conversation piece for those into exclusive, one of a kind items
Cool linens are a clever little addition to your tableware gift and can even be used as groovy wrapping!
Charity shops are simply bursting with hand knit and crocheted items. You already know each one was lovingly created and as most are still in as-good-as-new condition why hesitate to give this adorably cozy gear a new home?
Books are always a welcome prezzie and can be scored for pennies!
Gems for the kiddos are hit or miss no matter where they are purchased so why break the bank on the latest fad when a thrifty collection of funky little toys & books presented in an equally funky thrifted wagon or basket will keep munchkins entertained for hours?
and of course, if your Christmas decor is lacking, the thrift shop is the place to find fantastically festive treasures that no one else will have!
Will you Give the Gift of Thrift this holiday season?
Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand & vintage) over in my Gone Thrifting facebook group!
As always feel free to take part in the thrifty fun & vote for the upcoming themes…