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Join our new CAG Devon group Ermington Environmental for an evening of celebration showcasing their achievements this past year! 🎉
They've got some presentations from Mark Walker on The River Erme and Ellen Hill on Biodiversity! Enjoy the festive spirit with mulled wine and mince pies. 🍷🥧 ... See MoreSee Less
‘Tis the season for giving, and what a better way to spread joy than by embracing secondhand treasures! Why not explore local charity shops, vintage markets, eBay and vinted for unique gifts. Buying secondhand is such an easy way to make your gifts for your loved ones genuinely personal and thoughtful.
Beyond gifts for family and friends, we also face the challenge of Secret Santa in the workplace. Across the nation we spent a whopping £280 million on Secret Santa gifts for our colleagues last year and two thirds of people said their gift were no good! Hubbub are challenging offices all over the country to swap the generic gift and try Secondhand Santa this year.
You just need to run your Secret Santa as normal but ask people to swap out their usual gifts for something homemade or pre-loved! Think charity shop treasures, homemade edible treats, or experiences.
Sign up on Hubbub to get a resource pack and host you own Secondhand Santa: hubbub.org.uk/secondhand-santa
Here’s some top tips to ace your pre-loved shopping game for loved ones:
Ask for Their Wish List: Break the taboo – ask about dream gifts or favourite brands. The surprise factor remains, but the joy is guaranteed to be off the charts.
Be Early: Start looking for gifts as early as you can to provide enough time for finding unique items in charity shops or vintage markets.
Plan Ahead with eBay: Use eBay's pre-loved gift-buying hack! Set alerts, create a watch list, and filter results for Authenticity Guarantee. Planning is the key to finding the ideal gift.
Embrace Repairs: Don't overlook slightly damaged items. Repair services are more accessible than ever. A quick fix can transform a unique find into a cherished gift.
Presentation Matters: Elevate the experience with beautiful packaging. Reuse ribbons, scarves, and saved gift boxes for a presentation that matches the value of your thoughtful gift.
Enjoy the Moments: See gifting pre-loved as an opportunity to change perceptions and have fun. Take your time, curate thoughtfully, and relish the joy of giving something meaningful and unique.
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