Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gift of Thrift

Gift of thrift! Hooray! I'm super thrilled to be co-hosting this with some other loverly loverly ladies, Amanda (who is the genius behind this all!), LisaDus,  & Hannah. So, this is what it is:

Gift of Thrift is A Secret Santa if you will, but with and for you all! We're a group of bloggers committing to giving thoughtful, one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly gifts. 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

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 -- Presentation is key! Make sure it's presented beautifully!

The Details: 

If you're interested in participating, sign up by Friday, December 6 by emailing Amanda @salvagedstrawberrympls(at)gmail(dot)com 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!

Be sure to write a post about your gift with photos. :)

That's just about all for now!  I cannot wait to see what kinds of goodies everyone finds.  Merry thriftmas to all and to all a good night!

Talk soon!


  1. huhu the list is amazing & very helpful (:

  2. This sounds so wonderful. I love the uniqueness and personalisation of a gift like this. An antique brooch sounds especially beautiful.

  3. What a great idea! Wish I wasn't already doing two online christmas gifting or I would totally join!


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