Gift Thrift: 6 Things that Make Great Inexpensive Christmas and Holiday Gifts
Does your best friend have J.Crew taste but you’re on an Old Navy budget? We got you. When you choose to shop secondhand you don’t need to spend a fortune to give a personal and thoughtful holiday gift. If you splurge on the handbag she really wants (at a price you can afford) it won’t end up in the back of her closet and you’ll feel good about giving it.
Below, some of our favorite like-new gems everyone will fall in love with.
“You simply can’t go wrong with gifting a sweater, especially when it’s $15 cashmere.” –Madeline, wakeUP with Madeline Host
The next best thing to gifting a puppy is a sweater as soft as snow (but sooo much warmer). Soft and cozy goodness is always appreciated during the cold-weather season. Find cable knits, V-necks, crews, and cardigans from Banana Republic, Gap, and J.Crew.
“Scarves make the best gifts. My favorites are Old Navy, Gap, and J.Crew.” – Judee, thredUP Master Creator
Whether she’s feeling knotty or nice, give her something she can style her way. Bonus points: If you have another gift to wrap for the same person, consider using the scarf as eco-friendly wrapping or tying it in a bow around a gift box.
“Palm-sized wallets are perfect stocking stuffers. Gift a shiny or textured one.” – Lindsay, thredUP Style Expert
Unwrapping a designer bag or wallet is like finding the golden ticket in the chocolate bar. They make the perfect pre-owned gifts because you don’t have to worry about sizing and fit. Other fun picks are mega-affordable scarves, hats, sunglasses, and gloves. One size fits all! Find all the latest styles and trends they’ll love at up to 90% off retail price.
“For me, there’s something extra special about finding a secondhand gift. The perfect items seem to jump out at you unexpectedly like, ‘OH, HELLO BEAUTIFUL. I’ve been waiting…’“ – Kris
“Nothing makes her sparkle during the holidays like jewelry from $6! And you can wrap it up in thredUP tissue paper!”– Kathleen, thredUP Head Curator
A gift of silver and gold will bring music to her ears every time she shakes the box. From simple hoops to statement tassel earrings, thredUP’s fashion jewelry starts at just $5.99. Hello, stocking stuffers!
Shopping for a holiday gift for your little ones? Browse our kids and baby clothing for adorable, one-of-a-kind finds you won’t see anywhere else. Since kids grown out of clothes so quickly, many of our items are barely worn, if at all. Find present-worthy sweaters, dresses, denim, and more from your favorite kids’ brands: Gap, Crewcuts, Hanna Andersson, Gymboree, and more for boys and girls!
New with Tags
Secondhand doesn’t always mean previously worn or used. 15% of all the items on thredUP are brand new with the tags still on. No one will know you got that Kate Spade New York wallet at 70% off. Go on, we won’t tell. Just click the New with Tags box under the Price filter to find all our brand-new gems.
Tell us about all your thrifty gift finds in the comments below!