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Get into The Christmas Spirit with Preloved’s Advent Calendar

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Get into The Christmas Spirit with Preloved’s Advent Calendar

Preloved’s Advent Calendar is back! Hooray! We love this time of year as it’s our chance to give back and say thank you for choosing Preloved to give second chances. We have an advent full of goodies! Stay tuned :)

2016-12-01 00:00:19By Natalie Reynolds

The Eternal Christmas Battle – Real Tree vs Artificial Tree

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The Eternal Christmas Battle – Real Tree vs Artificial Tree

The Christmas tree. Every year we are faced with the same dinner table discussion: do we buy a real tree this time round, or would it be best to invest in a plastic one? We discuss which might be the best option for you.

2016-12-02 00:00:18By Natalie Reynolds

Making Your Own Christmas Decorations and Gifts Is Easier Than You Think!

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Making Your Own Christmas Decorations and Gifts Is Easier Than You Think!

Preloved member Rachael is a keen crafter and loves sharing her tips and creations to anyone who will listen. Today she discusses DIY Christmas decorations and gifts - they are easier than you think!

2016-11-28 00:00:18By Rachael McLaughlin

11 DIY Toys You Can Make This Christmas

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11 DIY Toys You Can Make This Christmas

While Christmas is the time of gift giving, it does not necessarily mean gift new, gift plastic, gift expensive. Resourceful parents have populated the internet with an array of DIY toys that keep children entertained. Keep on reading to find out how to make them!

2016-11-30 00:00:01 By Natalie Reynolds


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How to Make Christmas Baubles from Light Bulbs

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How to Make Christmas Baubles from Light Bulbs

If you are a normal human being with a life, you probably haven’t replaced or even got rid of those old light bulbs. If you want to find a new purpose for them, click through to learn how to make some baubles!

2016-12-11 00:00:03By Natalie Reynolds

Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

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Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

What do you get someone who has everything? It is becoming increasingly more difficult to find great gifts for people nowadays as we with a simple click we can buy it ourselves. Keep on reading to find out what alternatives we have come up with!

2016-12-09 00:00:46By Natalie Reynolds

Find the Ideal Gift on Preloved this Christmas - The Stigma of Second Hand

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Find the Ideal Gift on Preloved this Christmas - The Stigma of Second Hand

We have discussed previously how a word can be very harming. To many, the term “second hand” often is tainted with images of something being broken, dirty or frumpy; but while that may be true in some cases, in many situations it just isn’t the case. At Preloved, we believe second hand items can make excellent gifts, it's just a question of finding the perfect one! Click through to see what we have found onsite.

2016-12-07 00:00:28By Natalie Reynolds

Cats Also Need Care Over Christmas

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Cats Also Need Care Over Christmas

Set up in 1927 to inform and educate the general public about cats and the issues they faced, Cats Protection works helping thousands of cats every year and depends solely on donation. Last year the rehomed and reunited 47,000 cats and kittens - that's 130 felines per day!

2016-12-06 00:00:26By Cats Protection

A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

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A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Thirty eight years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life not just for Christmas®”, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, which has 20 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Ireland, is bracing itself for another busy Christmas.

2016-12-06 00:00:02By Dogs Trust