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New study shows homemade Christmas gifts and secondhand presents popular

16 Dec 2020

New study shows homemade Christmas gifts and secondhand presents are a popular option – plus last-minute homemade gift ideas

New research shows that consumers are embracing second hand and homemade Christmas gifts. A recent study from the non-profit organisation, Consumer New Zealand showed that 80 per cent of people were happy to receive a homemade Christmas present.  So now you have the perfect excuse to get creative for those last gifts you still haven’t organised.

Fifty-eight per cent of the survey participants also said they would be happy with a second-hand gift, with a third looking for greener Christmas ideas with less packaging. One in five said they were looking for more environmentally friendly gifts as well.

Here are a few last-minute ideas to add that personal homemade touch to the festive season:

  • Swap Christmas paper, sticky tape and plastic ribbons for reusable Santa Sacks.

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  • Decorate recyclable paper bags with festive flair.

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  • Rejuvenate an old vase with painted lace work as a present for a flower-loving family member.

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  • Create a family game the kids will love with these DIY rock dominoes. Or let your kids create them for another family member.

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  • These sun and cloud bookends are great for little bookworms. Fill the shelves with second-hand books.

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  • This colourful play tent will take kids away from screens to create their own adventures.

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  •  And if you’re still looking for more ideas – see 14+ more DIY gift ideas here:

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