Hints & Tips

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

Preloved News

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

Inspiration

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 00:00:01By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

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

Inspiration

10 Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

While Christmas is, to many, the most wonderful time of the year, it is also the most wasteful. Do 5 minutes of mystery justify the amount of wrapping paper we use? We don't think so. Here are 10 ways to present a gift without wrapping paper.

2016-11-24 00:00:55By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

4 Alternatives to Sending Christmas Cards This Year

The Christmas card has been around for a couple of centuries now. What originally was used to update friends and relatives of the family’s adventures has slowly trickled to a somewhat bland. Most of the time, these cards go to people you haven’t spoken to in years, and you keep up the tradition out of either fear of being judged or, well, tradition. Keep on reading for some alternatives to sending Christmas cards.

2016-11-22 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Consider Eco-friendly and Sustainable Gifts This Christmas

This year has seen a raise in minimalism, zero waste, and a strive towards a more environmentally aware way of life. As we move away from consumerism and get on board with charities, nothing quite beats the excitement of opening a present on Christmas morning. Check out 10 gifts for the environmentally conscious.

2016-11-20 00:00:54By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Gifts in a Jar

Repurposing mason jars has become really popular among the creative people on the internet. With Christmas fast approaching, we have collated some great gift ideas to present in a jar.

2016-11-16 00:00:39By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

How to Make a Wreath from Pegs

For the third Preloved Christmas craft of the year, we’ve brought you a simple step-by-step guide of how to create a wreath made from pegs. You can use it as a beautiful Christmas decoration or to hang your Christmas cards from!

2016-06-08 12:15:08By Adele Gardner

Animals

Christmas Safety Tips for Pets

The PDSA give the Preloved community some excellent tips for keeping our pets safe this Christmas.

2015-12-23 15:22:58By PDSA