The festive season is the time of year for many when it’s helpful to get a little creative with your shopping. After all, what do you get that friend who has everything? Where can you find some glad rags that are original, glamorous, affordable and don’t add to the mountain of disposable fashion that we turn over each year? And where can you pick up a trifle dish at the eleventh hour?
Devon Air Ambulance’s Vintage charity shop in Topsham is a good place to start looking – especially if you’re someone who is keen to avoid the heaving high street.
Get party ready
From the work do to something with a little bit of sparkle for New Year’s Eve, finding the right outfit for the season can be a bit of a panic-buy experience. Although the Devon Air Ambulance vintage charity shop in Topsham is still on the high street, it’s about as far from the identikit rails of sequined items as you can get. Get in there quickly to accessorise with a glamorous clutch bag, party-ready heels or vintage jewellery to complete your party-ready look.
By making a charity shop purchase not only are you more likely to find a pre-loved item that is special and unique, but also you can expect to save the pennies to put towards the Prosecco budget instead.
Furthermore, by choosing a vintage from our Topsham shop, you are supporting one of Devon’s most essential causes, and you are choosing to extend the lifetime of an item of clothing rather than opting for the more ‘disposable’ choice.
Discover an unusual gift for a special person
The Devon Air Ambulance vintage charity shop is an emporium of discoveries waiting to be made. From charming and quirky ornaments to gilded crockery, etched glassware and classic books, there is a little treasure to suit everyone.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, you can take your time browsing the shelves and rails of carefully selected stock to find a gift that is sure to surprise and delight. Wrap your chosen gift in tissue, ribbon or vintage style paper to complete the appeal of your one-off gift.
Deck the halls
Each year at least a couple of tree ornaments get smashed while some of our decorations might look like they have seen better days. Why not have a look through some of our ornaments to find something a little bit unusual? Fill those gaps on your branches with something a little bit lovely – you might find a bauble that’s perfect for your colour scheme, or you could go for an eclectic look by assembling a range of different styles.
Time for some festive feasting
Gravy boats, trifle dishes, sherry glasses, jelly moulds and punch bowls all get pride of place on the banqueting table in December. Pop into the Topsham vintage charity shop to find that little set of dessert forks, your napkin rings, cranberry jelly dish, or a beautiful serving platter for all that seasonal veg. Be quick though! Such Christmas table items are much in demand!
Topsham is a very Christmassy little town on the Exe, so why not complete your alternative Christmas shopping experience by popping into one of the charming pubs or eateries while you’re there? Meanwhile, take a virtual tour of our Topsham Vintage charity shop, or follow the Facebook page for the latest news and exciting items before you pop in for a browse. We’d welcome your donations too – and remember, we can make good use of Christmas gifts that didn’t quite hit the mark...