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Affordable Gift Idea #1: Using thrift shop milk glass

Over the next few weeks, I'd like to share some affordable gift ideas for the holidays.

I'll be making lots of edibles in mason jars, from lemon curd and cookie mixes to my homemade marinara sauce. I'll be posting recipes and ideas for great gifts from the heart from now until early December.

Today's ideas are great for vintage lovers!

Using the thrift shop vintage milk glass pieces and vintage hankies (mine have been found at estate sales and Etsy), you can put together a great little gift for not much money! In fact, with what I paid for the milk glass at thrift shops, all of these would total $10 or less.

Vintage hankie still had its sticker tag on it and was in perfect condition (1.99). The milkglass piece was from a thrift shop (.99) and tucked inside is a cute pair of earrings for only $7 and handmade by Sandra of Preserve Jewelry Studio. I cannot show the earrings because they are a gift and may be seen by the recipient :)

By putting together this little set for the vintage lover, you can have a great gift for $10!

You can also use a vintage wine glass, a hankie, and other little add-ins. This one is just an idea....

My mom gave me a beautiful set of wine glasses from her local antiques shop. With a simple glass, hankie, and soap wrapped in vintage papers, you have another fun gift!

For the vintage lover who also likes scented goodies, why not fill a vase with tarts?

I am showing this one with some tarts I haven't burned yet on a vintage hankie in one of my thrift shop milk glass pieces....

You can also fill vintage milk glass finds with vintage glass beads, lavender buds, or old pieces of sheet music. Then add soaps, teas, tarts, candy, etc...