I absolutely love giving gifts. Finding (or making) the perfect prezzies for everyone on my list gives me a massive case of the warm fuzzies! All of the gifts under my tree have been oh so carefully selected (& created) and absolutely none of them are brand new. Each and every shiny package contains items curated and crafted from thrift and charity shops, even the groovy wrapping is all completely reused and upcycled!
I’d love to share my fantastic finds and funky makes with you but as most of the people receiving gifts from yours truly read my blog and I don’t want to spoil the surprises I’ve decided to feature the 7 fab last minute thrift shop gifts + upcycled DIY wrapping for the few on my list who I know won’t be scrolling through Confessions of a Refashionista until after the holidays:
Grab some inspiration and hit the thrift shop for those remaining gifts on your list:
Thrift shops are simply bursting with adorable little wooden boxes and jewellery so why not combine the two into an awesomely unique gift?
It’s easy to create the perfect gift basket for the doll-loving kiddo on your list. (And absolutely everything can be found at the thrift store!)
Simply wash the soft toys and hankie blanket in a lingerie bag with your next load of laundry and allow to air dry. Arrange it all in the basket, add a bow from your stash and your groovy gift is ready to go!
Unique artwork can be found in every thrift shop!
These three gorgeous mini Japanese prints are the ideal gift for a faraway friend and wrap up neatly together for shipping in some hoarded tissue paper + a piece of red plastic packaging tied with a bit of gold border from my stash.
A holiday dish from the thrift store makes a sweet gift when paired with yummy chocolates then wrapped up pretty with some more hoarded tissue paper, a plastic veggie bag and a strip of festive fabric.
Glass decor is a snap to shine up with my thrifty cleaning tips.
Give the gift of flavour with a thrifted serving bowl filled with the ingredients for their fave side dish! Wrap it all up in a merry thrifted table cloth and proudly present your clever prezzie.
Make that vintage bowl sparkle with my simple cleaning tricks.
Lovely cup and saucer sets can be found in styles and colours to suit everyone at the thrift shop! Add their favourite tea (or coffee) and wrap with even more of those hoarded tissue bits, ribbons and veggie bags.
Walking, talking, light up and even unopened toys can be scored at the thrift store!
(clean up those fun plastic finds with these easy steps!)
With a bit of adventurous shelf and bin digging I discovered 4 delightful roaring & walking dinos + an unused Pteranodon building kit, awesome! Unfortunately I couldn’t find any dino fabric so I grabbed a sea-themed pillowcase instead. Once everything had been cleaned I popped the dinosaurs into a plastic fruit tub, put the whole shebang into the pillowcase and tied it shut.
Discover how to freshen up those thrift shop scores with my cleaning tips and laundry tips index!