Recently, we shared the Trove team’s favourite tips for finding the perfect secondhand gift for everyone on your list. Today, we’re taking another look at secondhand gifting, with an emphasis on how to remain environmentally friendly throughout the festive season. Read on for our tips!

Give the gift of winter fun
Giving an experience as a gift is a great way to make memories without buying a new item that may end up in a landfill. If you want to turn the experience into a tangible gift that the recipient can unwrap on Christmas morning, pair it with a meaningful item that they can use on the day.

For example, wrap up a cozy secondhand scarf with a handmade voucher good for one date to the Rideau Canal Skateway (which is free to access!), or pair a toasty hat with the promise to take the recipient to Winterlude in February.

Introduce a friend to the world of consignment
If you’re looking for a gift for a stylish friend, why not introduce them to the world of consignment? A gift card is an environmentally-friendly gift for a fashion lover, especially if you’re unsure of the recipient’s exact sizing or style preferences.

Trove Fashion offers gift cards in any denomination. Visit us in store to purchase gift cards and give the gift of consignment shopping this holiday season!

Reach for eco-friendly wrappings
Most wrapping paper can’t be recycled and has to be thrown away when the holidays are over. To avoid generating more waste during the holidays, try out these sustainable gift-wrapping ideas:

  • Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese method of wrapping gifts with cloth. This unique method of wrapping is eye-catching and eco-friendly. If part of your gift includes a beautiful piece of fabric, such as a scarf or printed tea towel, use it to bundle up your items.
  • Kraft paper is both recyclable and compostable, so it’s a great sustainable gift wrap option. Instead of a disposable bow, top your gift with a knotted scarf or a sparkly vintage brooch.
  • Purchase gift wrap and support your favourite small business all at once! The Trove Fashion gift wrapping kit makes it easy to wrap your gifts beautifully and sustainably. Each kit includes a kraft paper bag, tissue paper, a wooden tag and festive greenery.

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