The Finest Presents To Purchase Secondhand (or Classic)

Over right here at The Mother Edit, we deeply respect a considerate, well-chosen, wildly distinctive present. And as we brainstormed concepts for this vacation season, we realized that a few of our greatest present concepts (usually primarily based on favourite items at dwelling) had been objects that didn’t essentially have to be bought new. And, in truth, a few of these present concepts had been really higher – extra distinctive, extra charming, extra nostalgic, maybe – after they had been sourced secondhand (to not point out, extra sustainably sourced).

So we pulled collectively an inventory of our greatest classic present concepts. These concepts are presents with vast enchantment – they’re excellent for anybody who appreciates a very distinctive, considerate present – not simply those that don’t have any qualms about sporting a musty outdated coat. 😉

Beneath, we’ve rounded up classes of classic present concepts (melancholy wine goblets, for instance, or classic lockets), in addition to our most well-liked on-line search phrases and website. It seems that “Daher tin” searched on Etsy (and/or Ebay, here) brings up a lot better outcomes than, say, “vintage biscuit tin“. These search phrases are necessary as a result of many of the objects we’re that includes are one among a form, so will doubtless sell-out. That stated, if you happen to use our search phrases, or – in some circumstances – really useful Etsy and/or Ebay sellers – you need to have the ability to discover comparable items fairly simply.

After all, if you happen to’re a real treasure hunter, discovering these gems in individual could be a such a enjoyable technique to spend a day. However, for the busy (or the allergic to mud, haha), we’re together with the web sources as properly.

The Best Secondhand Vintage Gifts - books, tea, candles, magazines, comics, jewelry

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1. Classic Jewellery Containers

vintage jewelry boxes

exact jewelry box

The place to purchase: Etsy, utilizing the search time period, “vintage silver jewelry box“. Or on eBay, utilizing the identical search.

Ditch the random jewellery dish and let your dresser tackle a little bit of a royal vibe. These scream luxurious, even when the little items you’re placing within it don’t, haha. (Hey, cheap jewellery does do the job.) Would make a critically lovely present for that individual that has all the things – and it doesn’t should be only for holding jewellery.

2. Colourful, Vintage Glasses (In A Mismatched Set)

colorful, antique glasses (in a a mismatched set)

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The place To Purchase: Etsy vendor Shop Penn Vintage and 1350 North Vintage.

I’ve a set of those at dwelling – we deliver them out for events and nothing makes me happier. I extremely advocate utilizing Etsy Vendor, Shop Penn Vintage. You may merely choose the variety of glasses, the colours you’d like (you can even simply ask for one shade, if most well-liked), and so they’ll put collectively essentially the most unimaginable set for you. Etsy vendor 1350 North Vintage does one thing comparable, however appears to have extra black/white glassware as properly. My set has a mixture of wine glasses and water goblets, however they’re all equally enjoyable to drink out of.

Related Classic Glassware Units

3. Classic + Preowned Designer

vintage and preowned designer

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The place to purchase: The Real Real, Coach (re) loved collection or search Ebay utilizing the time period, “Clare V bag.”

Now THESE actually provide you with that bespoke, suuuper particular feeling – particularly Coach (re) loved collection the place there actually is just one of every fabulous creation. It’s a enjoyable technique to be sustainable (particularly by way of giving not-so-sustianable supplies like leather-based one other life) and wardrobe-thoughtful (which means they’ll doubtless have it perpetually, so selecting one in a method & shade that they’d get pleasure from is key).

4. Fairly Biscuit Tins

pretty vintage biscuit tins

exact tin

The place To Purchase: Etsy, utilizing the search time period, “Daher Tin“. Or on eBay, additionally utilizing “Daher Tin“.

I keep in mind my dad and mom having one among these tins on a shelf within the basement, so once I noticed the same one in Jess’ home, I felt a bit swoony. Apparently Jess famous my response, as a result of she gifted me one on my birthday (appears slightly like this). This tin stays some of the considerate presents I’ve ever obtained, and it appears so freaking cool sitting on my lounge shelf. It seems these are cookie (biscuit) tins, made by the Daher firm in England. For those who’re actually feeling it, you can line one among these in parchment paper, and wrap cookies up inside.

Store Related Daher Tins

5. Previous Books

old vintage books

exact book set

The place to purchase: Search “vintage classic books” on Etsy or “preowned books” on eBay if you happen to’re not solely on the lookout for classics.

In relation to shopping for outdated books, there’s two methods you may *technically* go that any e book lover would respect. There’s a ton of older, unique editions on Amazon (and a few previously-owned), or fairly recreations of traditional tales (which you can most likely discover on most web sites). However in gentle of us going really secondhand, your greatest wager is Etsy or eBay.

6. Brass Candlesticks (Mismatched Set)

vintage brass candlesticks (a mismatched set)

exact candlesticks

The place to purchase: Etsy vendor, And Antiques, for completely mismatched units, or construct your personal with Etsy vendor, Nestlings.

We initially began on the lookout for silver candlesticks (so fairly, particularly when the tarnished is cleaned off), however actual silver candlesticks appear to be objects which might be extremely valued by classic buyers and sellers alike. Which suggests, for us, the costs had been actually excessive, but the choice was…boring. Previous brass candlesticks, nonetheless? Ooooo. We particularly love a mismatched set. Etsy was our favourite place to seek out curated units, along with the 2 talked about above, Etsy vendor, Our Vintage Bungalow, additionally had some nice units.

And perhaps think about a vintage candle snuffer, too. Such a enjoyable little add.

Store Related Classic Brass Candlesticks

7. Comics

vintage comics

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The place to purchase: Search “classic comedian books” on eBay or Etsy. A variety of them are available a bundle.

If you realize a comic book/print/e book fanatic, it’s laborious to go improper with an excellent cool classic comedian. Additionally, if you realize somebody that you simply assume could be a major comedian/print/e book fanatic, get their obsession began. (They’ll at all times have you ever to credit score for it, hehe.) They’re very easy to seek out in your native dwelling thrift/secondhand store, and even simpler online. This could be a straightforward, considerably cheap assortment to curate which makes all of it the higher (and makes discovering the uncommon ones much more enjoyable to splurge on).

8. Cute Teacups + Plates

vintage teapots and plates

exact teacups + plates

The place to purchase: Search “vintage teacups” on Etsy.

These are simply so dang fairly, aren’t they? One other excellent present for a buddy who has all of it (and, properly, one which likes tea – and even espresso!). They’re so enjoyable to look by way of on Etsy & make a very low-cost gift (even if you happen to add on a tea sampler to go together with it).

9. Teapots

vintage teapots

exact teapot

The place to purchase: Etsy vendor AllLittleCuteThings has a ton of classic teapots, cups, saucers, combined units. Etsy vendor DishUponAStar has an assortment of small classic teapots, cups & saucers, too. (And $15 teapots).

For a tea or classic homeware lover! We’re going to imagine that if you happen to’re getting a reasonably classic teapot to your buddy that loves tea, they’ll simply be placing it on a shelf to show their love and affection for the craft (of sipping!). And that’s excellent! These may be to be used or for adornment, each are equally as nice. I’d present with a pretty set of teacups and a tin of yummy tea.

10. Classic Magazines

vintage magazines

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The place to purchase: The search phrases will differ relying on what kind of journal your individual would love, however we discovered some luck looking “vintage Vogue magazine” on eBay. Or search “vintage magazines” on Etsy.

Seize them a set of their favorite magazine or department out to some new ones and put collectively slightly assortment to match their persona & tastes. This may be SO FUN.

11. Locket Necklace

vintage locket necklace

exact lockets

The place to purchase: Ebay search “vintage locket” or “vintage cameo locket.” OR search “vintage photo locket” on eBay and choose Authenticity Assure (suuuper costly however very classic).

For the jewellery lovers! Attraction jewellery has been popping up in every single place recently… so including a little bit of classic enchantment on high of present tendencies? That’s a house run of a present if we ever heard it. It helps to know in case your buddy goes for silver or gold and/or if they’ve a less complicated jewellery fashion or they go all out glam. Listed below are a high choose of every: silver, gold, minimalist, maximalist.

12. Mechanical Chess Clock

Secondhand mechanical chess clocks

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The place to purchase: Search “vintage soviet mechanical chess clock” on Etsy or use the identical search on eBay.

These are so freaking cool. Pair with a vintage chess set for the final word chess-lovers present or tie a ribbon on that factor for a very beautiful dwelling decor current. This one is gold-rimmed and this one has a little bit of impartial, fashionable aptitude. Love each.

13. Maps

vintage maps

exact maps

The place to purchase: Search “vintage maps” on Etsy, however go all the way down to merchandise particulars and examine to verify it says classic and no matter 12 months it’s from for essentially the most genuine outdated maps as a substitute of a reprint. You may also have some luck if you happen to search “vintage cartography” on Etsy or eBay.

Until your present recipient is anti-tech (and good, optimum timing), we’re assuming that they’re both going so as to add these to a group or body ’em, so maintain that in thoughts when selecting by way of colours & designs. Professional tip: discover a fairly obscure-yet-meaningful map if you happen to can. It actually ups the particular.

14. Data/Vinyls

vintage records and vinyls

exact vinyl

The place to purchase: Search “vintage vinyl” on Etsy, and use the identical seek for eBay.

Previous vinyl data can really feel actually particular, and I’d argue the pre-owned ones really feel much more particular. They had been most likely as soon as beloved by somebody who’s now of their 80’s and noticed rock bands carry out on the peak of their careers. Possibly they even wore leather-based vests and flared pants however within the real, it’s-actually-the-70s form of approach. You may simply get a bunch of 99 cent or $2 data (or vinyl covers) at thrift shops or Etsy to allow them to be repurposed as artwork. However if you would like the actual deal – vinyl, cowl and all – eBay might be your greatest wager. Etsy has some bundles the place they offer you a bunch of random data for a reasonably low worth, too (and a few will allow you to select which of them).

15. Pennants

The Best Secondhand Vintage Gifts - pennants

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The place to purchase: Search “vintage pennants” on Etsy and eBay.

When you have a sports activities fanatic in your life, there’s zero doubt they’d love a classic pennant from their favourite staff (particularly if that stated staff gained the Tremendous Bowl, Stanley Cup and so on and so on, that 12 months). However you can even discover cool ones from totally different cities, states or landmarks on Etsy and eBay and — get this — I discovered one on Etsy from the ’40s of the Philadelphia Zoo. Generally it truly is the little issues.

16. Silver Classic Body

silver vintage frame

exact frame

The place to purchase: Etsy search, “vintage Sterling silver picture frame.”

These add an excellent little bit of old-money attraction to an area. They usually are available very unique shapes with interesting little details. Tremendous cool so as to add to actually any fashion of area + it turns into much more significant if you happen to throw an image in there earlier than you present it (not mandatory, tho).


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