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Have an op-shop Christmas

It’s beginning to feel like Christmas and if gift shopping brings you out in a cold sweat, we’ve got a great idea for you to try.

In Australia, 20 million Christmas gifts are unwanted and around half of them end up in landfill.

A great idea to get away from the Christmas buying frenzy is to organise an op-shop Christmas with your family. Everyone buys second-hand gifts from a charity shop. You can set a price limit or to have a bit more fun, have a competition to see who can get the best value gift for the lowest price.

There are so many great reasons for skipping Christmas gifting hype and buying pre-loved gifts:

  • A lot more thought must go into the gift, making it far more personalised.
  • You could find something quite unique.
  • You will be helping people via the charity shop you choose.
  • It’s fun!
  • There is much less chance of someone buying the same gift as you!
  • You are making an environmentally responsible choice.