1) Make a Gift Set: Combine items to make a useful gift package; like a vintage cook book with cooking utensils and vintage tea towels. I recently gave my niece a vintage owl instant collection for her birthday, she loved it!
2) Present it Beautifully: Be creative with your presentation. Fill a vintage thrifted purse with candy and other smaller gifts or fill a vintage planter with festive flowers. With lovely presentation most will not suspect a gift's humble origins.
4) Remember Some Thrifter's Rebuttals: I loved your Thrifter's Rebuttals responses. My favorites: "Remember the hotel sheets you sleep on and restaurant utensils you use have been used by thousands of people." Sorry folks, we do not live in a bleached sanitary world. We're not supposed to.
5) Always Give Something Thoughtful: Always present your pal with something they'll actually like and use or display! There's no point in gifting someone something that will just be donated, given away, or sit unloved for eternity. Better No Gift than a Crap Gift!
(By the way, I just marked down items in my Etsy shop if you're still hunting down unique affordable gifts. Now's the time to get it by Christmas! My fav is this antique toy. /Endshamelessplug)
What are your rules for thrifty gift giving? Are you thrifting for Christmas gifts this year? My nieces have specifically requested animal books, off to the thrifts I go to hunt some down!