The Gift of Thrift - Second-Hand Holiday Swap!

This holiday season, I am committing to giving thoughtful, eco-friendly gifts. These are also, most times, ONE OF A KIND.

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.

If you would like to participate in the GIFT OF THRIFT holiday swap, please e-mail me your address by December 6, 2013.  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! Also, only open to U.S. residents.

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!

Be sure to write a post about your gift with photos to share the second-hand love. :)



  1. Only open to US residents!!!? What the hell, lady!? I was so excited until I read those five little words.

    Make an exception for a little lady from up North!?

  2. Hooray, so excited about this!!!