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They say it's better to give than receive... give Vinnies any unwanted gifts and get not only a warm fuzzy feeling in return but a little somethin' somethin' that you will love - a cool experience! *wink wink

Sounds good? Read on my friends....

ONLINE gifting website Gift It Now has partnered with St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies) to give Gold Coast locals the opportunity to regift unwanted Christmas presents to those less fortunate with the launch of its ‘Gift Exchange’ program.

Locals are encouraged to get involved with Gift It Now’s Gift Exchange by visiting Vinnies shops at Burleigh, Nerang, Arundel, Tugun and Palm Beach with their unwanted or un-needed Christmas haul from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14.

In exchange for their acts of kindness, Gift It Now will provide each participant with a Gift It Now voucher, ranging in value from $10 to $50, which can be used towards one of over 2,000 experiences available on their website.

The Gift Exchange initiative allows the Gold Coast community to easily donate their unwanted presents following Christmas to support those in need. It’s a great way to give back to the community and re-gift some of those Christmas presents you won’t use in return for a memorable experience.

St Vincent de Paul Society South Coast executive officer Kris Martin said he welcomes the partnership which encourages people to bring their new items into Vinnies shops, receive a thank you gift back from Gift It Now, and directly help the charity support Gold Coast locals in need.

People are really doing it tough in this city, especially over Christmas and the New Year. We all find ourselves with unwanted or un-needed household items at Christmas, like clothes, books or toys. These are exactly the types of things Vinnies needs to sell in their shops, or give away to people in need via the Conferences and support centers. Gift It Now is finding new ways to encourage our community to support each other.

Vinnies has been helping Gold Coast locals for more than 40 years and is part of one of Australia’s largest and most iconic charities working hard to assist people in need and combatting social injustice.

The charity has more than 12,500 members and volunteers across the state helping those who are struggling to take control of their lives while restoring their dignity, providing a hand up, not just a handout.

Gift It Now is a Gold Coast based company which lives by the mantra ‘experiences are better than things’ . With more than 2,000 experiences to gift including hot air balloon flights, dinner cruises, horse rides, cooking classes and skydives, everyone can find the perfect gift for a friend or loved one for every occasion.

If you select the wrong gift, Gift It Now has you covered with free exchange on all experiences without the need for a receipt. It also offers express gift pack delivery, instant e-vouchers, no booking fees and the option to make easy installment payments through. Gift It Now provides the perfect giving platform for all of your gifting needs.

But first things first... make sure you give Vinnies any unwanted gifts and claim a gift certificate for an experience you will remember!