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What are everybody's opinions on second hand christmas gifts, my son has just turned one and to save money, me and my partner have decided to get great condition second hand items for him as well as lots of new things to unwrap too. (for example last year, we got him a jumperoo, but found on Facebook for around £20 so a lot cheaper than buying new and was great condition)

Anna427
5 days ago
What do you think of this?
TheChimp
TheChimp5 days ago

Nothing wrong with it imo, especially with money being so tight at the moment.

And I don't think your son will care too much with him only being one.

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Ann1984
Ann19845 days ago

I have done it over years nothing wrong with that. You son is one and would get bored or grow out of toys. Check local charity shops ebay etc

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap5 days ago

I buy little stocking fillers that are second hand. Sometimes new isn't an option because they don't sell them anymore

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angelik
angelik5 days ago

I think it's fine to give second hand items as gifts, lots of people do.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig5 days ago

90% of my sons stuff is 2nd hand! I get all his stuff 2nd hand from fb. Especially his clothes, he grows out them so quickly. Our son has just turned 2, so still doesn't quite understand Christmas. The new toys that he does have have been bought by friends or family or won in competitions. We've saved so much money buying his stuff 2nd hand and he doesn't know the difference! I am all for 2nd hand items!

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Golfforall
Golfforall5 days ago

Makes perfect sense , not that he'll even know the difference and a good way of recycling stuff and delaying its inevitable eventual journey to landfill .

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lilyflower
lilyflower5 days ago

Nothing wrong with second hand. Mine had lego, go-kart, dolls pram, bikes, play tent, cooker etc and when finished with I sold them on. They were brought up to understand Santa could not always provide what they asked for and they would not all be new, he only had limited resources and his elves could only make so much so he bought things people only longer wanted. Every October they sorted toys and shouted for the Elves to come and get them 🙂 Worked every year.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig5 days ago

That is a brilliant idea and I will be stealing it for my son!

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lilyflower
lilyflower5 days ago

MrsCraig Go for it. It was as fun way to learn 'life lessons'. I did think it backfired when my son was 5 and wanted a go-kart that I wouldn't pay the £90 for (he got 2nd hand lego). He came back from school saying he knew why he didn't get one, (I thought someone had spilled the beans 😞 ) it was because his friend got the last one as his name was before ours. He got the exact same go-kart the next Christmas because I found one in local 'junk' shop for £20.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig5 days ago

lilyflower I wouldn't pay £90 for a go kart either! Ahh that's rather sweet.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly255 days ago

You can get some fantastic bargains second hand. Well looked after toys, books and clothes. It’s great for your purse and the environment!

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Johnny
Johnny5 days ago

It depends who it's for. I often get hobby-related second-hand books as gifts for my wife (I know what she likes!) and for my sister.

There's some fantastic bargains to be had at Awesome Books, free delivery too.

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/deals/cheap-300000-second-hand-books-150-20-off-free-delivery-awesomebooks

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Getsome
Getsome5 days ago
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Johnny
Johnny5 days ago

Getsome Ooh, they look good too. Thanks. 👍

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HollyDolly22
HollyDolly225 days ago

i dont see an issue, we brought second hand sack fillers last year to bulk sacks with decent stuff instead of tot.

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beccatavender
beccatavender5 days ago

At that age he doesn't know and too be honest I used to buy send hand toys as they are already made up, so he can just open the box and start playing straight away 🙂

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LauraSallemi
LauraSallemi3 days ago

I've never done it before but when I've seen the barbie house for my girls being way over 130 for PLASTIC! I found one in excellent condition for £25. I've also done the same with a sylvanian family house. Both will last for years to come and I've saved money instead of getting things on my very account and paying way over the odds. Plus it saves time on Xmas morning putting these things together and loads of cardboard taking up bin space.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone223 days ago

I think second hand is a great way to save money. I went into a second hand shop last Christmas and found a £100 brand new Versace perfume for £2

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson3 days ago

So long as they are clean, absolutely second hand!

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Pjran
Pjran2 days ago

Great idea. I think too much is spent buying Christmas presents often because it’s to compete with others, having a teenager is different though.

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Getsome
Getsome2 days ago

Absolutely nothing wrong with buying second hand gifts as Christmas gifts. Especially since your son will only be 1

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