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Remodelista Gift Guide 2021: When Secondhand Is Better Than New

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Remodelista Gift Guide 2021: When Secondhand Is Better Than New

December 16, 2021

Got someone on your list who’s impossible to shop for? Consider something pre-owned and pre-loved. Vintage wares are often more durable, less expensive, and always conversation-starters. Not to mention, buying secondhand is better for the environment than buying new. Check out your local thrift shops and vintage or antique stores; or go online to hunt down just what you’re looking for. Here are some ideas for inspiration—all of them, at press time, still waiting to be snapped up.

this emerald green vintage wool blanket from the \1970s is \$\1\13.99 from lesc 9
Above: This Emerald Green Vintage Wool Blanket from the 1970s is $113.99 from LesChouxGras on Etsy.
margot loves her classic trigger mugs from bennington potters. online retailer 10
Above: Margot loves her classic Trigger Mugs from Bennington Potters. Online retailer Good has a great selection of vintage ones; $45 each.
concord, ca, store elsie green specializes in vintage french housewares, like t 11
Above: Concord, CA, store Elsie Green specializes in vintage French housewares, like these charming Bread Boards; from $79.
this vintage red enamel dansk kobenstyle pitcher (the kobenstyle line made its  12
Above: This Vintage Red Enamel Dansk Kobenstyle Pitcher (the Kobenstyle line made its debut in 1955 at Neiman Marcus, according to Etsy seller bucketful) is $96 on Etsy.
&#8\2\20;each crisp white french napkin in these sets of four or eight has  13
Above: “Each crisp white French napkin in these sets of four or eight has a unique monogram, lending a certain elegance and mystery to your dinner table,” reads the copy for the Vintage White Monogrammed Napkins sold on Food52; $88 to $158. We agree!
we can&#8\2\17;t think of a better gift for a kid (and their parents) than  14
Above: We can’t think of a better gift for a kid (and their parents) than vintage children’s books. This set of Hardcover A.A. Milne Books from 1961 is $36 on Etsy.
how pretty is this antique \18k gold ring (size 8) from circa \19\20 to \1930?  15
Above: How pretty is this Antique 18K Gold Ring (size 8) from circa 1920 to 1930? It’s $675 at Monk Estate.
this sweet little \1950s clip lamp is £\15\2 from tat london. 16
Above: This sweet little 1950s Clip Lamp is £152 from Tat London.

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