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Swap Unwanted Christmas Gifts #PrelovedBigSwap

During the 11th-17th January, Preloved are launching the UK’s biggest online Unwanted Gift Swap event!

Do you have gifts to sell?

Every year, thousands of unwanted Christmas gifts are simply thrown away. This year, how about swapping that aftershave your dad gave you on Preloved for something you’d really like?

If you haven’t done so already, all you need to do is sign up to become a Preloved member, and you can start creating adverts for your unwanted gifts on site in whatever category is selected for that particular day! Here is a list of which categories you’ll be able to list and respond to adverts immediately (and free of charge!):

Monday – Watches

Tuesday – Cosmetics, Skincare and Haircare

Wednesday – Food and Drink, and Cutlery and Crockery

Thursday – Baby Items

Friday – Toys and Games

Saturday – Bags, Purses and Wallets

Sunday – Jewellery

Make sure that you put pictures up of your item, and members are encouraged to include ‘unwanted gift’ is in the title or description so that other Preloved users can find it. You can either make your advert a ‘sell’ or ‘swap’, depending on what you’d like in return for your unwanted gift.

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Looking for new unwanted gifts?

Perhaps you didn’t get the gift you wanted this Christmas? Or maybe you’ll never use one of the presents you were given and are looking to swap it for something else? Simply see which unwanted gifts you can find in today’s category. You may even find something a loved one would like at a reduced price. One person’s unwanted gift is another’s Preloved treasure!

Maybe you’re just looking to get rid of your unwanted gift?

Have you thought about giving away your unwanted item for free? There’s a whole Freeloved section on the Preloved site where people are advertising their stuff for free! There might be someone just around the corner who can take that unwanted gift off your hands.

Find out more about how to handle unwanted gifts. We’ll see you on the 11th January for some post-festive gift swapping!

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Justine Dench

Justine Dench

Creative Editor

Justine Dench is the creative editor for Preloved. Her key personal interests include sustainability, conservation and animal welfare. Justine also has interests in photography, music, gardening and home interiors.