Vinnies encourages holiday shoppers to embrace the spirit of ‘Thriftmas’ for that perfect gift - St Vincent de Paul Society QLD
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    Vinnies encourages holiday shoppers to embrace the spirit of ‘Thriftmas’ for that perfect gift

    Geneva from Collective Gen is a big fan of of the thrift.

    It’s the question we ask ourselves at the same time every year – what do you get someone who already has everything? 

    Vinnies Queensland is calls on shoppers to give the ‘gift of thrift’ this Christmas and look no further than their local op shop for one-of-a-kind present ideas.  

    “I’ve never had an unsuccessful thrifting trip – there’s always something for everyone,” said author, DIY enthusiast and keen op-shopper Geneva Vanderzeil from Collective Gen (IG: genevavanderzeil). 

    “Not only is every shop completely unique, but where else do you get the opportunity to support others in your community in need by just doing your Christmas shopping?” 

    Geneva said as a die-hard op-shopper and ‘upcyclist’, she was excited about the recent opening of our Virginia Shop – the biggest Vinnies in Queensland!

    “I’m all about finding a diamond in the rough and there are so many opportunities to refresh and modernize your finds and make something more in style with you or the person you’re buying for. 

    “I love picking up vintage things like bottles, platters or picture frames and using my DIY skills to turn it into something funky and new.” 

    Geneva had a blast searching for unique finds at our new Virginia Shop.

    The massive Vinnies super store in Virginia at 1804 Sandgate Road features more than 1036m2 of floor space packed with unique, pre-loved fashion, homewares, antiques and collectables. 

    Funds raised from Vinnies Queensland’s Shops helped the organization distribute more than $8 million in direct emergency assistance and respond to more than 181,000 calls for help in the last financial year.  

    To find a shop near you, visit