Are you a nifty thrifty DIY gifter?
With all of the informative articles, facts and stats about sustainability and unethically produced products readily available online it should be easy to stop consuming and start re-using, refashioning, DIY-ing and supporting sustainable style. The absolute easiest way to begin is to shop second hand and create new to them items for everyone on your list.
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 prezzies!
Grab a load of nifty thrifty gifty inspiration with my December Refashion Challenge: Thrifted DIY Gifts:
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 wonderful second hand items 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.
Holiday Tip: Cool linens are a clever little addition to your tableware gift and can even be used as groovy wrapping!
Who doesn’t love a quirky bit of one of a kind vintage decor?
Unique vases and gorgeous wooden containers can be found in every thrift shop so grab one they’d love, fill it with a few of their fave self-care products and you’re good to go or perhaps a piece of one of a kind art is what they desire?
Thrift and 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 you can easily put together a unique set and give that 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 and books presented in an equally funky thrifted mini wagon or basket will keep munchkins entertained for hours?
If you’re not into DIY-ing your own tacky holiday sweater there are loads to be found at the local thrift shop!
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!
If you’re worried about cleaning and freshening up your thrifted DIY gifts take a peek at my thrifty cleaning tips and laundry tricks index to make everything look (and smell) new again!
Still not convinced? Let my quirky cast of characters change the way you think about shopping second hand and this year give the gift of sustainably ethical thrift!
Now head on over and share your inspiring thrifted DIY gift creations with the Gone Thrifting group!