Thrifty Gifty Ideas for Christmas!
There’s only a few weeks left to get your Christmas presents. There are so many options it’s often hard to choose. If you’re about the sit down to write a present list or need some inspiration we’ve taken a walk around some of our Retail partners to see what great gifts they have in store. Here are some of the great things we found when we went out and about for our own Christmas present expedition.
Something for her
If you know someone who is a bit of a chic chick then why not indulge them in some lavishly fashionable clothes? The Vineyard Charity Shop in Richmond is known to have designer clothes at charity shop prices, with such a wide range of items you may find lots of clothes that you’d like too! Brent Samaritans in Willesden also have some lovely clothes, perfect for those who love to look good!
All of our Charity Shop partners have a wide range of clothes, shoes, hats, scarves, jewellery and other accessories at affordable prices, meaning you can get more for your money and give two items instead of one for your budget!
Perhaps there’s a party dress in the wardrobe that never gets worn because it needs altering or repairing, sneak it off to Victory Divine and present it, alongside a meal out somewhere it can be worn, as a Christmas gift.
Something for him
Men can be difficult to buy for, but our Re-ward Club retailers can help you find the perfect gift to keep any big kid amused for hours.
If he plays air guitar to rock songs on the radio when he thinks nobody is looking, then why not get him a gift to start him on his way to fame? Go on down to Rockhouse Music and pick him up a real guitar, second-hand or new. If he already has a guitar lying around but never uses it as he says ‘it’s broken’ take it along to be repaired and collect your Re-ward Tokens for that too!
If listening to music is more his thing then Brent Samaritans has a great collection of original LP’s from the fantastically low price of 50p. Dad’s always say music sounded better in their day so why not go for a little rummage around and see if you can find his favourite ditty from ‘back in the day’.
It’s a well-known fact that guys like their gadgets, more specifically ones that they can show off to friends, family and neighbours. Atlantic Electronics have the latest in home entertainment technology be it 3DTV’s or surround sound HiFi’s they have a huge host of electronics that any modern man would drool over. They can also repair a wide range of items, getting a favourite gadget repaired is a great present to give.
Blue Gnome Computers can help give new life to a home computer or laptop. Instead of buying a new one you could take your current one in and get it upgraded or looked at to speed it up to make the latest computers game run smoothly so he can win the championship from his armchair or bedroom.
Something for the Kids
The excitment for Christmas is growing and wish lists for Santa are being written. For the presents that Santa can’t fit on his sleigh we have a few ideas for you that will help you collect more Re-ward Club Tokens and maybe get you a bargain too.
All of the charity shops in the Re-ward Club have some great toys for all ages! Whether you want board games, puzzles, cuddly toys, toy cars or dolls you’re bound to find something for any age.
As well as toys you’ll also find a wide range of books, CD’s and DVD’s. There’s clothes too if you need to get a new winter coat or pair of wellies. There are a lot of Re-ward Club charity retailers that will have something that is ideal for all the little ones, helping them have a special Christmas.
Something for Food Lovers
This stunning 15 piece stone set is from the RSPCA shop on Kenton Road. You could also find a dish big enough for your turkey or a set of serving dishes for the vegetables and roasts you’ll be serving.
Something for the home
The Lovers Lights Gallery on Twickenham Green specialise in art made from recycled material, including some stunning lamps and lighting from recycled glass. So not only will you be adorning your friends home with stylish, modern and practical art you can earn Re-ward Tokens at the same time giving yourself a mini Christmas gift too!