Recently Vinnies invited me to take part in their #ExpressYourElf challenge. The idea behind the challenge was to change the way people think about Christmas gift giving and to show that it’s not all about the price people pay, but rather the thought behind the gift.
Shopping at Vinnies not only helps your wallet and the environment, but the profits go to fund the live changing support systems that Vinnies run. Services such as soup vans, shelters for the homeless and The Christmas Appeal.
I was actually really excited about this challenge, I’m an avid shopper of markets (Camberwell Sunday Markets and Fitzroy Saturday Markets being my faves) and love to find a bargain.
The closest Vinnies to me is on Johnston st, Collingwood and it was a small well-stocked space with friendly volunteers.
What I bought:
*White Plant Pot/Vase – I shall gift this with a little plant in it – $3
*Black Plant Pot /Vase – a little fern would look cute in this one -$2
*Japanese Glass Teapot – For the tea lover – $2
*Blush Tealight Holders – So cute! -$1 each
*Pink Tea Cup – perfect pair for the teapot – $1
*Blush Milk Jug – So much blush (I’m obsessed!) can be used for a plant holder, decor item or as a milk jug! -$4
Blush is in big time at the moment, Vinnie’s is so on trend!
I couldn’t leave without buying some clothes!
*Qantas first class Pj’s – First Class feels without the price! – Pants -$5 Top – $4
*Oversized Pj style Men’s shirt – this one is so versatile, can be worn as a light jacket, with jeans and boots or even as Pj’s – $3
*Silk Slip Dress – Love a good slip dress, looks amazing layered with a tee underneath – $4
Can you believe I only paid $16 for all these?
Overall my shopping expedition came to exactly $30 and I am so happy with all my little gifts, I found a lot more than I initially planned!
Vinnies really impressed me with the quality of their pieces in store, its the perfect place to source anything from little gifts to home decor items or even some basics for your wardrobe without paying $$$
So if you want to make a change this Christmas, give Vinnies visit for your Christmas needs.
*Gift cards were gifted from Vinnies Australia*