Published on November 28, 2018 — Leave a comment

Eat, Drink, Be Thrifty: It’s The Treat Yourself Holiday Guide!

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We love the holidays (who doesn’t?), but it can get a little stressful. The endless shopping, the elaborate party planning, the surprisingly complicated recipes… it’s a lot. To the ones that do it all this season, take a break with our little gift to you… The Treat Yourself Holiday Guide! 

Cozy up with a glass of wine and turn up some holiday jams, because each week we’ll be emailing you a little “me” time. Our Treat Yourself Holiday Guide has all the bells and whistles, including FIVE promo codes to unlock and an incredible partnership with Feeding America that helps you give back while shopping for gifts. Read on for more…

Open Promos All Month Long!


We have five promo codes for you (yep, FIVE), but they’re locked (you gotta use one to get the next!). The good news is that you have all month to unlock them at your leisure!

How do I unlock my promos? 

Simple! Use your first promo code to unlock the next one. Rinse and repeat until you get to your fifth and final code.

For example: Using the code for 5% off on an order would unlock your next available code for 10% off. Rinse and repeat until you hit the fifth gift and your final promo code (25% off, yass!).

How will I know I’ve unlocked a code? 

Check any email from us throughout the month. Once you’ve unlocked a promo code, there’ll be a banner at the top revealing your next code and percentage off. Plus, you’ll be getting a weekly update from our Treat Yourself Holiday Guide email, so keep your eyes peeled for it.

Have you checked out our #nonewgifts Guide

Use these promos on secondhand gifts for the holidays! Did you know, if everyone in the US buys just one gift secondhand this holiday season, that would be the equivalent of taking 216K cars off the road for an entire year.

This is the most wonderful time of the year, but the waste and debt associated with it are too much. We think #nonewgifts is something to aspire to this holiday season! Unlock your promo codes all month and join us in the pledge to gift at least one secondhand gift this season.

Shop For A Cause


Did you know just $1 is needed to provide 10 meals for people in need? Make a difference with us this season.

thredUP is partnering with Feeding America to convert dollars into meals. Each week of December, we will pick a featured category that you can shop for a cause. For each purchase from the categories below, we will donate $1 (that’s 10 meals!) to Feeding America.

Week 1: Sweaters


There’s no better excuse to cozy up to a couple of knits than for a good cause. Whether it’s an ugly Christmas sweater or a cute intarsia knit, you can get all your warm fuzzy feeling and cozy winter essentials right here. Remember, for every sweater you buy, you’ll be donating 10 meals to people in need!


Week 2: Goody Boxes


Goody Boxes make the perfect closet stuffers! Goody Boxes are a personalized box containing 10 items styled just for you (or a loved one). Simply tell us your look by taking our style quiz, and we’ll shop for you.

From holiday party essentials and workwear must-haves to seasonal styles and vacay looks, we’ve got themed boxes for all occasions! Check them out now, and shop guilt free.

Week 3: Handbags


A good thrifty score and a good deed go hand in hand(bag). Now’s the perfect time to get something for yourself or a loved one! Especially a little gift from our luxe section (hint, hint). From Coach to Michael Kors, our vast designer selection makes the perfect surprise for someone who loves luxe, and your wallet will be just as ecstatic.


WEEK 4: Booties 


These booties were made for walking AND doing good. Got a growing wishlist of shoes? Sending meals to people in need is an excellent motivator to shop all your favorite goodies. Desert boots, combat boots, knee-high boots… you name it, all proceeds go toward a good cause.

Holiday Funnies

Sometimes the cookies come out burnt, sometimes deliveries don’t make it on time, and sometimes the annual family photo isn’t picture-perfect. And that’s totally okay! Our Holiday Funnies are little reminders that the season isn’t perfect (and we wouldn’t have it any other way).


Whether it’s a funny cat video, holiday fails, or totally relatable truths, we think these little treats will brighten your day. Check your email for more!

Go on, give yourself a break! We hope you enjoy a little shopping therapy while making someone’s day a little brighter.

If you’re pledging #nonewgifts with us this season, share your secondhand gifts or secondhand holiday style on Instagram for a chance to win $500 to shop! All you have to do is tag @thredup and hashtag #nonewgifts and #sweepstakes! For terms and conditions visit, here

What are you most excited for this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!