The road to second hand gift giving can be sometimes scary, sometimes piss-poor and sometimes (I like to think more times) brave. Since I made the decision to change my gift giving habits, for environmental reasons and also for my own sanity, I have done it sometimes with pride and sometimes like a sad person hiding under a pile of coats.
Although my gift giving can be an emotional roller coaster at times, the thing that keeps me going is the amount of second-hand presents we have started to receive in return for birthdays and Christmas, particularly for our children.
I think it is easy for me to bang on about the great things you can find second hand with not a lot of extra effort but it would be better if I just showed you.
Here are five examples of gifts for girls we have given or received all pre-loved.
Dress, Pencil Case/Purse, Bracelet
Elmo Bag and a Disney Princess Costume
Where’s Wally Book, 100 Piece Fairy Puzzle, Hello Kitty Bag
Woodwork Jewellery Box
Have you had any pre-loved gift giving wins?