Secondhand For The Holidays…Really?

Yes! We’ll be the first to say it: there’s definitely a weird stigma attached to giving someone a used gift, but have you ever really thought about why? Like any gift, it can come off as disingenuous or “cheap” if little thought is put into it, but it can also be a major score when you find a one-of-a-kind gift and save $ at the same time. Still hesitant? Consider all the ways gifting secondhand can make your presents special:

You Get More For Less

Say you have a $30 budget. You might be able to get one brand name shirt at retail price if you’re lucky. On Swap.com though, a $30 budget can get you a full outfit and then some.

 

You Can Shop New With Tags

Did you know Swap.com carries clothes that have never been worn at all? You can filter to shop only “New With Tags” clothes for a shopping experience that will give you the best bang for your buck. We have amazing brands like Gap, J.Crew, and Banana Republic for up to 80% to 90% off retail price, all with their tags still on.

 

You Don’t Have to Tell

As long as you put thought and love into it, what does it matter? Will your friend ever ask you, “How much did you pay for this”? A gift comes from the heart, not the wallet.

 

Reasonable Gifts for Friends

Buying gifts for all of your friends can really add up. After all, not everyone is a close family member, significant other, or spouse. Shopping secondhand can be a great way to get gifts for good friends who you may not otherwise be able to afford gifts for if you’re spending $20+ per present.

 

One-of-a-kind Items

We carry over 2 million unique items, many you can’t find anywhere else. A gently-used clothing item is perfect for your quirky friend with an unbeatable sense of style. Grab a throwback jacket, find a classic band tee, or a goofy sweater that no one else will be able to give.

 

It’s Easier on the Environment

If you have a particularly eco-friendly pal, they’ll appreciate you thought of their greenness when you gift them. You could even take the money you saved buying secondhand and make a donation to an environmental organization in their name for an excellent combo gift!

Have someone in mind? Discover all the one-of-a-kind gifts we have to offer right now! Shop >

Tom Fell

Tom Fell is a copywriter for Swap.com. His name is a sentence and he likes wearing tropical shirts year-round.

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