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Top 36 Second Hand Christmas Day Essentials 2022

Written by Niamh


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Ok, so not everything in our second hand Christmas day essentials list is essential. But whether you’re hosting a big family dinner, going out, or just chilling in your PJs at home with loved ones, Christmas is one of the most highly anticipated days of the year. That's why we’ve compiled a list of everything you might need to get you prepped for the big day! This list contains over 30 second hand items to help you make the most of the holiday.

  • Christmas Jumper
  • Crackers
  • Santa Hat
  • Monopoly
  • Table Cloth
  • Battery Charger
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • The Yes No Game
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Festive Wreath
  • Woolly Hat
  • Wellies
  • Walking Boots
  • Christmas Tights
  • Slipper Socks
  • Candles
  • Gift Soaps
  • Snood
  • Scarf
  • Santa Outfit
  • Reindeer Headbands
  • Pyjamas
  • Puzzle
  • Novelty Tie
  • Novelty Earrings
  • Marble Run
  • Gloves
  • Gingerbread Man Décor
  • Christmas Onesie
  • Christmas Headband
  • Garland
  • Christmas DVD
  • Christmas Dress
  • Blokus
  • Snack Bowl
  • Biscuit Tin

Why shop second hand?

As well as being great for the planet, buying your Christmas Day essentials second-hand is the perfect way to make Christmas more affordable. Check out the difference between the RRP and second-hand price on each of our recommended items - you’ll see for yourself what a difference it can make!

Our pick of the top second-hand Christmas Day essentials in 2022

Christmas Jumper

Comfortable, festive, and warm, there’s nothing quite like a Christmas jumper to get you in the holiday spirit! Who will be the Christmas pudding this year?

Price new ~ £25 Used save ~ £15


What would a Christmas dinner be without the crackers? They’re the perfect way to add a dash of sparkle and fun before you dig in.

Price new ~ £12 Used save ~ £8

Santa hat

Dressing up for Christmas is part of the fun, and Santa hats are an option that you can rewear for years to come.

Price new ~ £5 Used save ~ 70%


Monopoly is a classic game for some Christmas Day fun. Build your property empire but be careful not to lose it all!

Price new ~ £25 Used save ~ £15


A festive tablecloth can really bring your Christmas dinner setting to life, plus it’s an added bonus when you can easily wipe it clean at the end!

Price new ~ £12 Used save ~ 58%

Battery charger

Using rechargeable batteries reduces waste, and it can save you money in the long run! And buying them second-hand reduces waste and money even more, win win!

Price new ~ £10 Used save ~ 50%

Rechargeable batteries

Stock up on rechargeable batteries for the kids toys this Christmas. Just make sure they’re all charged up in time for opening the presents on Christmas morning!

Price new ~ £15 Used save ~ £10

The yes no game

If you’re looking for a fast-paced game to play with family or friends, look no further. The Yes No game is the ultimate choice for some Christmas Day fun.

Price new ~ £9 Used save ~ £6

Bluetooth speaker

Whether you like to play carols as background music, or sing along to classic hits, a bluetooth speaker will definitely come in handy throughout the day.

Price new ~ £30 Used save ~ £20


Bring a touch of tradition to your home this Christmas with a festive wreath. With so many to choose from, there’s bound to be one that fits perfectly within your décor scheme!

Price new ~ £20 Used save ~ 60%

Woolly hat

Woolly hats are great for keeping warm on a Christmas Day walk, especially if it’s a white Christmas!

Price new ~ £12 Used save ~ 75%


Whether you’re treading through puddles, mud, sand, or snow, wellies are a perfect choice of shoe for Christmas Day adventures.

Price new ~ £30 Used save 63%

Walking boots

A sturdy pair of walking boots is a fail-safe choice for Christmas Day walks and can be used for years to come, think of all the adventures you can have!

Price new ~ £45 Used save £25

Christmas tights

Festive tights are a great way to jazz up your Christmas Day outfit for children and adults alike. Even some simple red or green ones can complete your outfit!

Price new ~ £6 Used save £4

Slipper socks

Keep your feet warm and toasty with a pair of slipper socks. They truly are a necessity and perfect for the whole of Christmas Day, no need to take them off at all! 

Price new ~ £6 Used save 50%


Candles can really make a room feel cosy and festive, plus they smell great, what’s not to like? There are so many unused or hardly used candles available second-hand, you can get some great quality ones at a fraction of the price!

Price new ~ £9 Used save ~ £4

Gift soaps

Gift soaps may sound boring, but they’re the ultimate finishing touch for your home on special occasions like Christmas.

Price new ~ £8 Used save 50%


Fashionable yet practical, a snood will keep you looking and feeling great on your Christmas Day walk (which we all know is the best way to get ready for round two of the Christmas pud)!

Price new ~ £12 Used save £8


Snoods not your thing? Wrap yourself up in a classic scarf instead. They’re perfect for Christmas Day outings and can be restyled multiple ways.

Price new ~ £8 Used save ~ 56%

Santa outfit

Go all out with a Santa Claus costume this Christmas, it’s bound to create laughs and memories you won’t forget. Keep the magic alive for the little ones too!

Price new ~ £15 Used save ~ £10

Reindeer headband

Reindeer headbands are a super fun way to add some Christmas cheer to your outfit for the big day. Would it even be Christmas without one?

Price new ~ £4 Used save 50%


Pyjamas might be one of the most essential items on our list. If you’re feeling extra, try finding matching ones for the whole family!

Price new ~ £15 Used save ~ 50%


Puzzles are a great way to keep your mind busy whilst you wait for your Christmas dinner. Choose a nice easy one, or a real mind boggler for hours of entertainment!

Price new ~ £7 Used save £3

Novelty tie

Novelty ties are an affordable finishing touch to your Christmas Day attire, the wilder and wackier the better in our book!

Price new ~ £3.50 Used save ~ 70%

Novelty earrings

Put aside your everyday earrings for some festive ones this Christamas. They add an extra element of sparkle to any outfit!

Price new ~ £7.50 Used save ~ £4.50

Marble run

Looking to keep the kids busy whilst you prep the Christmas dinner? Marble run will do just that… truly marbulous!

Price new ~ £20 Used save 50%


Whether you’re making snowmen or taking a brisk walk, it’s important to keep your hands warm in some gloves.

Price new ~ £8 Used save 63%

Gingerbread man décor

If you’re the type of person who likes to go all out with the Christmas decorations, we recommend adding a gingerbread man to your collection.

Price new ~ £12 Used save £4.50

Christmas onesie

Take the cosy vibes to the next level this Christmas in a festive onesie, you’ll never want to take it off. Just check the sizing to make sure it will fit over your Christmas dinner tummy!

Price new ~ £18 Used save 72%

Christmas headband

If hats aren’t your thing then we suggest getting yourself a Christmas headband. They’re just as fun plus they won’t mess up your hair which is always a bonus!

Price new ~ £8 Used save £5.50


Garlands can really help bring the holiday spirit into your home at Christmas time. From foliage to snowmen, there are endless options, see them all second-hand here.

Price new ~ £10 Used save 60%

Christmas DVD

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of snuggling up on the sofa to watch a Christmas movie after you’ve had your dinner. Our favourite is Elf, what’s yours?

Price new ~ £5 Used save 60%

Christmas dress

Are you the family fashionista? Well party season is here, which can only mean one thing… sequins! Bag yourself a show-stopping Christmas Day dress without the hefty price tag when you buy second hand.

Price new ~ £26 Used save £19


Blokus is a great game to play with family or friends on Christmas Day. You love each other dearly, but boy is it fun to block them from winning!

Price new ~ £23.99 Used save 46%

Snack bowl

The best thing about Christmas? It's the food, of course. We suggest serving up some festive treats in a second hand snack bowl whilst your guests await their main meal.

Price new ~ £8 Used save £3

Biscuit tin

You may be wondering, do I need a biscuit tin? Well they’re a Christmas Day essential in our opinion, but the real question is to dunk or not to dunk?

Price new ~ £10 Used save 75%

Should I buy my Christmas Day essentials second-hand?

Absolutely! You won't be able to tell the difference between a new and used item, especially given that the majority of used items are of high quality. It’s also a smart idea economically, as it’s always cheaper to buy used, and it’s great for the planet too.

When should I begin second-hand Christmas shopping?

If you want to maximise your shopping time without rushing, get started as soon as you can. Don't put it off until the last moment!

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