11. Belt and Scarf Combo
This gift could work for men or women. Do you have a brother, father, or husband that might look nice in a handsome wool or cashmere scarf? If you find a scarf that is in good shape (no tears, fraying on the edges, or stains), just clean and fold it. It is like a brand new scarf! Be sure to use cold water and wash by hand. I love the idea of wrapping it with a belt to make a stylish package.
12. Zipper Bracelet
These zipper bracelets are such a fun gift to give to the people in your life who love designer style and are up for some funky fashion. Tara St. James is a genius when it comes to DIY fashion. The tutorial for this zipper bracelet is easy to follow.
13. Coloring Pages On A Clipboard
Do you have any artistic kids in your life? Clipboard coloring books make great gifts for birthdays or the holiday season. Whatever the occasion, light up your little artist’s life with this all-in-one activity kit!
14. Dress-Up Suitcase For Kids
Create a dress up suitcase, filled with heels, hats, scarves, and fluffy dress or two. When you hit the thrift stores with this in mind, it is helpful to have a list prepared. Jot down the items you need for your kit (suitcase, purse, necklace, dress, heels). Put about eight to twelve items on your list (it’s only one suitcase, after all!). This way, you won’t get overwhelmed or spend too much while you shop. See Sammy’s spending guide for more tips on smart shopping.
15. Children’s Books
There are so many gorgeous books at thrift stores. Yes, you’ll need to look through a lot of stacks before you find the treasures, but they are in there. Classic books make a great gifts. Some stories are timeless! And the old fashioned pictures will charm parents as well. Give vintage books that are good quality and have no handwriting or scribbles in them.