Top 28 second hand Christmas Gifts for Girl Best Friends 2022
Written by Niamh
Whether you’re shopping for a lifelong companion or a recent acquaintance, friends can be some of the hardest people to find gifts for during the festive period! Luckily, we’ve taken the stress out of shopping for you - this list contains over 28 second-hand gift ideas that will make charming, thoughtful Christmas presents for some of your favourite people.
- Makeup Bag
- Gold Hoop Earrings
- Card Holder
- Photo Frame
- Photo Album
- Pear Drop Pendant
- Coffee Table Book
- Wellness Journal
- Gemstone Ring
- Oversized Pyjamas
- Patagonia Fleece
- Mule Slippers
- Luggage Tag
- Mindfulness Cards
- Fearne Cotton Happy
- Weighted Blanket
- Satin Bonnet
- Back and Neck Massager
- Letter Keyring
- Flower Art Print
- Insulated Cup
- Adult Colouring Book
- Ankle Weights
Why shop second hand?
As well as being great for the planet, buying your Christmas gifts 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!
Here is our pick of the top second-hand Christmas gifts for girl best friends in 2022
The perfect way to show a friend you care for their wellbeing, a wellness journal is a must-have for good mental health - it encourages gratitude, mindfulness and good practices throughout the day.
Price new ~ £26 Used save ~ £20
Do you have so many amazing memories together that a photo frame isn’t enough? A photo album filled with some of your favourite moments together is another creative way to show a friend that you care about them.
Price new ~ £25 Used save ~ £15
For friends interested in spirituality and crystals, a moonstone would be the perfect gift to show them how valued they are. Traditionally a crystal used for protection, it will give your friend a sense of safety wherever they go.
Price new ~ £60 Used save ~ £40
This is the perfect gift for a tea, coffee or soup-lover - an insulated cup will mean that your friend can enjoy their favourite hot beverages at work, school or on-the-go!
Price new ~ £20 Used save ~ 50%
Not only is a gemstone ring cute and easy to style, it’s a great way to give a more unique gift to your friend - if you know it, a ring with their birthstone in it will add a personal touch to the gift.
Price new ~ £40 Used save ~ £30
A photo frame is a heartfelt gift to help your friend to reflect on some of your best memories together. Don’t forget to add your favourite photo of you both!
Price new ~ £20 Used save ~ £10
Gold Hoop Earrings
A pretty pair of gold earrings is the perfect gift for a friend with pierced ears! They’re a simple way to accessorise and make every outfit look polished and interesting.
Price new ~ £40 Used save ~ £20
Not only are Patagonia a massively environmentally-friendly brand, but their fleeces are stylish and comfortable - perfect for an outdoor-loving friend in the colder months.
Price new ~ £130 Used save ~ £100
Coffee Table Book
A must-have if your friend is a keen homemaker, a coffee table book is a great way to make a room seem more homely. It also provides the perfect conversation-starter for guests - a bonus!
Price new ~ £30 Used save ~ £10
No one can have too many comfortable clothes - your friend is sure to appreciate a cute, cosy loungewear set that they can wear on their lazy days at home.
Price new ~ £40 Used save ~ £20
A pair of fluffy slippers is perfect for friends who love to lounge - they’re comfortable and perfect for getting comfy this Christmas period.
Price new ~ £25 Used save ~ £10
Although not necessarily worn around the festive season, sunglasses are a great accessory to help add vibrancy to your friends outfits in the warmer months.
Price new ~ £59 Used save ~ £30
Great for a friend that loves to travel, luggage tags are ideal for ensuring that your suitcase is easy to spot in a crowded airport.
Price new ~ £10 Used save ~ £5
It’s important for everybody to be mindful throughout the day, especially those we love most - these mindfulness cards will help to ensure that your friend remains calm, happy and grateful even through difficult times.
Price new ~ £15 Used save ~ £5
Fearne Cotton - Happy
Best suited for friends that love reading or self-improvement, gifting a friend Fearne Cotton’s latest read will help them to experience more gratitude within their busy life.
Price new ~ £15 Used save ~ £7
Weighted blankets are a thoughtful gift for friends suffering with anxiety or insomnia - they promote better quality, more relaxed sleep than a regular duvet.
Price new ~ £199 Used save ~ £100
Back and Neck Massager
If your friend works a job that is likely to build tension in the back and neck, this gift is a perfect way to show them that you care for their wellbeing - it will relieve pain in their back, neck and shoulders whilst also providing a relaxing experience.
Price new ~ £25 Used save ~ £10
A keyring is a small but sweet gift for a friend, especially a letter keyring - it’s a sweet, personal accessory that they can carry with them wherever they go.
Price new ~ £10 Used save ~ 50%
Flower Art Print
Prints are a cheap and exciting way to add personality to a new home - they’d make the perfect Christmas gift for a friend who’s recently moved house or is looking to redecorate their space.
Price new ~ £30 Used save ~ £20
Adult Colouring Book
An adult colouring book is a great way for an artistic friend to relax - they’re available in hundreds of interesting themes!
Price new ~ £8 Used save ~ 50%
If your friend is into fitness or hoping to get fitter during the new year, ankle weights would be a great gift. Light weights are proven to aid in weight loss and could help your friend achieve their fitness goals more easily.
Price new ~ £15 Used save ~ 50%
Pear Drop Pendant
A stylish and classy accessory, this necklace would be perfect for any friend who loves sophisticated yet understated jewellery.
Price new ~ £50 Used save ~ £20
Jo Malone Candle
A self-care essential, a candle is a cheap and easy gift to help your friend to relax and unwind.
Price new ~ £35 Used save ~ £20
What is the best second-hand Christmas gift to buy a girl friend?
The best gift is always something personal and sentimental, so it really depends on your friend’s personality and interests. If they’re artistic a colouring book would be the most thoughtful gift, whereas if they’re fashion conscious some sunglasses or jewellery would be better suited.
Should I get second-hand Christmas gifts for a friend?
Absolutely! They 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!
Is it a good idea to get Christmas presents during Black Friday?
By shopping second-hand, you get the great deals one would expect from Black Friday every day of the year! It’s a great alternative to shopping in sales which can yield cheaper and better quality items.
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