Spread eco-friendly joy with second-hand gifts

Décoration Noel dans des magasins Renaissance

Spread eco-friendly joy with second-hand gifts

Tis the season to be jolly. Make it a green Christmas this year by picking up unique gently used gifts at Renaissance. You will be supporting our social mission by helping people enter the job market, protecting the environment by diverting waste from landfill, and delighting your loved ones with the treasures you unearth. All at low prices, tax-free, and at no cost to the environment.

Vitrine d'un magasin Renaissance décorée pour Noel.

Three reasons to buy used gifts:

1. Fight waste

When you buy second-hand, you help reduce demand for the production of new items, which means fewer natural resources used, less waste and lower carbon emissions. Buying second-hand helps fight waste and promotes a circular economy.

2. Give a unique gift with its own story

When you give your loved ones second-hand gifts, you are giving them objects packed with character and history. Each piece has a story to tell, making the gift all the more special. What’s more, you’re promoting a culture of reuse and recycling, far removed from the cookie-cutter standardization of new gifts.

3. Save money

You can save a lot of money by buying pre-loved gifts. Used items are more affordable than new ones. And you’re doing the socially responsible thing by supporting local businesses and reducing the social footprint of mass production.

Tips for successful holiday shopping at Renaissance

  • Make a list: Having an idea of what you’re looking for will make your shopping experience easier, guarantee you don’t forget anyone and help you avoid over-consumption.
  • Start shopping early: Avoid last-minute stress by starting now. That also gives you time to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
  • Check out different stores: Each Renaissance thrift store, boutique and bookshop has its own style and offers a unique selection. Take the time to explore several locations to find the perfect gift.
  • When in doubt: If nothing grabs you, give a Renaissance gift certificate. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer and it encourages others to try shopping second-hand.

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This holiday season, consider buying unique, environmentally friendly second-hand gifts. You will be helping the environment and giving your loved ones unique gifts with their own history. A green Christmas is a gift to your loved ones and to the planet. Make this holiday season a time for sharing and sustainability.