Did you see us this morning on Good Morning Texas? We created an affordable gift guide and I’m here to talk more about it now! We’ve got aprons, scarves, hats, jewelry, handbags, gloves, shawls and sweaters, and so many more great gift items here at Vintage Tex! The best part? They’re all unique! I think we’re all familiar with that unfortunate situation where we’re exchanging gifts with friends or family and maybe two people show up with the same gift for someone or somebody ends up opening something they already had at home, but shopping vintage means you’re pretty much guaranteed to be giving your loved ones special gifts they won’t be able to find anywhere else.
We’ll start with aprons! Each apron that we have is particularly special because most of them were handmade sometime between the 1950s and the 1970s so they’re definitely a lot different than something mass-produced you’d find in a store today. With embroidery, pockets, and other details, a lot of love went into crafting these pieces and that will be felt when your loved one unwraps this sweet gift. Everyone knows someone that’s interested in cooking or loves to bake so these would be great for those foodies in your life, and they’re only around $12-$15! Of course they would be perfect given on their own, but you could also use them to add a personal touch to other gifts – pair one with some cooking tools, baking supplies, maybe a cookbook, and you’ve got an adorable little gift set!
Next up is one of the most versatile gift items we have – scarves! These aren’t your typical chunky knit scarves only meant to be worn on cold days, these are gorgeous silk scarves in all sorts of fun colors and patterns. Silk scarves are a great everyday accessory just like a necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings, and can add so much personality to any outfit. They can also be worn more ways than you can imagine – I wrote a blog post about some of the ways back in November 2015 that you can check out here – such as in your hair, tied to the handle of your purse, or even wrapped around a package as a fun bow that can be reused instead of getting tossed out with the wrapping paper! With scarves starting at only $4, you really can’t go wrong!
Continuing on in this direction, accessories in general are a really great gift idea for the fashion-conscious ladies on your shopping list because they’re generally one-size-fits-all! Hats, gloves, jewelry, and handbags are all perfect, and we have so many different options for you to choose from – everything from more classic 1950s pearl necklaces, crisp, white gloves, and structured handbags, to fun and bright 1960s flower pins and earrings, to funky 1970s bohemian bags and long beaded necklaces, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s taste as well as everyone’s budget with pieces from $8 up to $35! Again, all of these items would be great to gift alone, but you could also pair them together or with different items! Create your own earring and brooch or necklace set, a scarf and coordinating hat or pair of gloves, or (my favorite) fill a handbag! Stuff it with some of our super cute jewelry pieces, maybe some chocolates or other candy, tie a fun silk scarf to the handle, and you’ve got an instant gift that doesn’t even need wrapping!
Last but not least, the coziest of all our gifts – shawls and sweaters! Everybody needs something cozy to bundle up with when it gets cold outside, and we’ve got all kinds of sweaters ranging from classic to super fun! At around $30 each, these definitely make for really good “one-and-done” gifts but are also really easy to jazz up with other items! Pin on a cluster of brooches or turn a simple sweater into a cozy gift set by pairing it with other cozy items like candles, books, comfy socks, or even a little DIY hot cocoa making kit for an extra personal touch!
And there you have it, our complete holiday gift guide for 2016! The items you see here and more are available at our store, and we would love to help you pick out some gifts for your loved ones that you’ll be excited to give and they’ll be excited to receive!