Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Buying Second Hand Gifts for Christmas

Not to send you into a panic but did you know that there are only 10 shopping days left until Christmas? Not to worry, Second Hand Chic is well stocked with wonderful and affordable gift ideas. With economic concerns and the "Green" movement in full full swing, doesn't it just make sense to shop second hand for Christmas gifts this year? The trend of buying previously loved items as gifts is stronger than ever. Just check out this article from The Frugalista. Still not convinced? Here is another article on "Why It's Cool to Buy Second Hand Gifts" from Jump.Co.Za. While I'm at it, here is one more article describing the joys of second hand gift giving from
The Tri-County Times. If you need another nudge just feast your eyes on these fabulous items available in our shop:


  1. Ok Kelly, you have convinced me! (as if I wasn't convinced already, tee, hee, hee!) I LOVE that yellow corner shelf! Bisous... Julie Marie

  2. You have so many wonderful gift giving ideas... I wish that I could just come in and browse for hours on end!
    I'm going all out... handmade and second~hand this year!
    Smiles and happy holidays!!

  3. Hi Kelly! Just discovered your blog through Fiona and Twig! Your shop looks very cute....I saw several things I liked! Darnit, but I live too far away in Ohio!


  4. Hi!
    I just discovered your blog from your sweet comment on my blog, I'm so glad I found you!
    I would absolutely love to do all my shopping second-hand...and would be even more thrilled to receive thrift store treasures as gifts, too.

    LOVE that stack of tan suitcases!

    So nice to meet you!

  5. I won't mince words, I rarely do: Amazondotcom -- I hate you! 2nd Hand Chic -- I love you! I wish to purchase all of gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, all birthdays gifts for people that I know, all gifts given at anniversaries, as well as gifts given for many of the other holidays with which I am familiar at your store. And more importantly, I wish to receive ALL of the gifts that will/should be presented to me from the 2nd Hand Chic. Thank you for providing an alternative to those stupid online places. Ugh.

    PS. A disclaimer is in order here. I do enjoy a 24 k bejeweled broach, ring, bracelet, necklace, or hairpin from a certain jeweler in NYC. Other than that, I want all of my gifts from 2nd Hand Chic.