We are encouraging festive shoppers as part of our Reimagine Christmas campaign to rethink and reimagine the presents they gift this Christmas.  Shoppers are asked to make presents more personal and eco conscious by gifting reuse or recycled items or creative experiences. Christmas presents that are revamped, upcycled, reused and recycled are not only uniquely personal but they also have a positive impact on local communities and the environment.

Look out for our Find It – Bling It – Remake It posters (featured below) at over 460 member shops Nationwide. For more information see our press release here and feel free to share.



Find unique gifts this Christmas at your local charity shop.


Everyday Treasures in your Local Charity Shop

There are many unique, high quality and wonderful gifts to to be found in local Charity Shops the length and breadth of the country, some gift ideas include gorgeous pieces of costume jewellery starting at just Two Euros (€2).  Pure New Wool scarves start at just Ten Euros (€10).

GIFT IDEAS - Local Charity Shops

From Scarves, Jewellery to Party Dresses & Clutch Bags....

Pure Wool Scarves from only Ten Euros (€10).

Crystal Earrings and Necklace set from just Two Euros (€2).


Buy Upcycled and Revamped Gifts

Across the country many local upcycle and revamp stores not only provide local employment, but also stock unique one off gift items that cannot be found anywhere else – why not gift a love seat with prices starting from just Twenty Euros (€20).


Give the Gift of Creativity

The best gifts this Christmas are experiences, as they leave lasting memories.  Treat a friend or loved one to the gift of creativity this Christmas from ReCreate, a wonderful creative social enterprise based in Ballymount (Dublin).  Both membership and once off visit vouchers are now available in beautifully wrapped ReCreate toolkits with certificates – prices ranging from visit vouchers for Fifty Euros (€50) up to Eighty Euros (€80) for individual membership .

The innovative Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun caters for everyone in the family this Christmas with its very own Eco Store and vouchers for workshops and courses that run throughout the year. At the Eco Store the innovative Kopper Kreation has gorgeous copper candles holders and lamps from recycled copper pipes with prices ranging from just Five Euros (€5) for Copper tea light holders to copper candelabras for Forty Euros (€40). The 100% Irish owned and made wool felt company Green Gorgeous products are also available at the Eco Store.


Everyday Treasures for Free Online

You don’t have to leave the house or even spend any money this Christmas to get feel good gifts.  Free gifts are just one click away on free trading sites such as freetrade.ie and weshare.ie, where you can pick up a free piano or guitar – all it might need is some tuning!

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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

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Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair

CRNI’s Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair is funded by Ireland’s Regional Waste Management Plan Offices. This innovative virtual platform is open 24/7 and gives visitors the opportunity to explore green and social procurement opportunities provided by reuse, repair and recycling social enterprises and community-based organisations across Ireland.

Access the Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair here.

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