Vintage Christmas Gift Ideas For That Vintage Collector In Your Life
Buying Vintage Gifts For Loved Ones
It can be hard to buy Christmas gifts for certain friend, family, and loved ones during the Holiday Season, and even more difficult to buy for that Vintage Collector in your life. What do they have what do they like? Is this something that would actually cherish, display, and value? All these questions pop in to our mind when buying for someone that collects or appreciates vintage items.
The safest way to buy for a vintage collector is to do a little gift giving recon ahead of the gift giving season. Look at their home or living space and see what they display or collect, snoop on their social media and see what they post pictures of, see what they “like” on social media, are they commenting on certain items? Stalk their facebook and instagram accounts and do a little research, collectors usually like or comment on photos of vintage items they wouldn’t mind having.
Vintage Gifts They Will Love This Holiday
Here Are Some Vintage Gift Ideas From A 20 Year Collector
- Vintage Smalls — Most collectors love small items that they can squirrel away or display easily, this especially true if they are a die hard collector with limited space due to current collectibles in the “hoard”. If they collect or like military items a neat old ww2 military lot from ebay might make a good gift. Or say they collect vintage toys? Some old vintage toys catalogs or books may be a nice choice.
- Gift Certificate From Antique Malls or Shops that sell Vintage Items
A gift card or certificate from a local vintage store, antique mall, or even an ebay gift cards makes a great thoughtful gift accompanied by a vintage style card and note that they are so unique you thought they would enjoy something from the “shop” you selected as they have so much cool stuff and you couldn’t choose!
- Collectors love boxes and protective supplies or display supplies to help protect and display their goodies. Check out a local craft and art supply store like Michaels and get them a cool medium size display or shadow box — Pair it up with a gift card to a vintage shop or ebay (and etsy). Tell them to fill it with items they would enjoy!
- A Vintage Subscription Box — This i one all collectors will love. They can get a monthly vintage subscription box full of items that they like or collect. You can buy a one time gift box or ongoing subscription from somewhere like vtgbox.com — They will custom build a box based of off interests and they use only true vintage items. This is a very popular gift that all collectors or vintage lovers would love.
Tip: Be careful when buying vintage clothes — make sure they are exchangeable or returnable due to the fact that vintage sizes can vary and a large in 1960 is like a med in today’s sizes (in some cases). Visit: VTGBOX.com
Tip: You can buy ebay gift cards at most department stores and grocery stores these days. Ebay gift cards make great gifts for vintage lovers.
Tip: When ordering a vtgbox vintage subscription box for a collector — during the sign-up process, be sure to indicate what type of items the recipient likes or collects so they can customize the box for you.
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