Refashioning 101: The Thrift Shop Gift Guide

December 7, 2015Sheri Pavlović

It’s time to STOP consuming and giving in to unethically produced fast fashion and START re-using, refashioning, DIY-ing and 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! Remember new to you is still new!

Refashioning 101 - Thrifted Gift Ideas

Don’t think you can find groovy gifts in a thrift store?


Let’s take a peek at my local charity shop and I’ll show you some of the second hand prezzies I’ve put together this year from their shelves with my Refashioning 101: The Thrift Shop Gift Guide

Refashioning 101 - Thrifted Gift Ideas - Clothing and accessories

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.

Refashioning 101 - Thrifted Gift Ideas - tableware and linens

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. Cool linens are a clever little addition to your tableware gift and can even be used as groovy wrapping!

Refashioning 101 - Thrifted Gift Ideas - Vintage Decor

Who doesn’t love a quirky bit of one of a kind vintage decor? Fill it with a few of their fave bits and you’re good go!

Refashioning 101 - Thrifted Gift Ideas - Handmade Knits

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 this adorably cozy gear a new home!

Refashioning 101 - Thrifted Gift Ideas - Books

Books are always a welcome prezzie and can be scored for pennies!

Refashioning 101 - Thrifted Gift Ideas - Toys

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 wagon or basket will keep munchkins entertained for hours?

Refashioning 101 - Thrifted Gift Ideas - Xmas Gear

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 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!

Check out my entire Refashioning 101 series right here.

For loads of funky upcycling DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your Passion for Refashion!

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