Is it okay to give someone a gift you bought at a Thrift Store? Well I'd say it would depend on the person. In general I'm not a big fan of giving people used items as gifts. However, there are some instances when I think thrift is the perfect way to go.
The person is a collector, loves vintage, or is a super fan of something that isn't current. For example, I collect M&M dispensers and I have some really old ones that friends have found at Thrift stores (Great gift for me!). If someone collects albums, china dolls, or movie posters a thrift store can be your best friend for a thoughtful gift.
If the person has a particularly unique style. If you know the person you're buying for gets most of their clothes from the thrift store then a gift from one is a pretty safe bet. Also, if they love ugly sweaters or 50s attire you might have a winner for a thrifted gift. Anytime you find something that fits someone's style just right I'm sure they'd appreciate it.
You're putting together a basket or gift set. Sometimes when you're putting together a basket or container full of someone's favorite items the most expensive item can be the container. A great thing to do is to purchase a really nice basket, mixing bowl, or other vessel from the thrift store and then fill it with new items. The person has a functional vessel that doesn't cost an arm and a leg and if they don't like thrift stores... Hey, It's just the container.
New items at the Thrift Store. If you've been to thrift stores you know that people are notorious for giving away new things. If you can find something new at a thrift store then I feel like it's fair game to be anyone's gift :) They don't have to know.
You can be a child's hero by scoring big at a thrift store. Buy a chest or trunk and fill it with girl sized sparkly dresses, tutus, shawls, and hats for your niece's instant dress up party. You can also get a toy box and go to town for a little boy. In general if the child is under 6 you can get away with a lot and win big!!
Overall, if you're going to buy from the thrift store presentation is everything. Make sure what you give is in good condition and wrap it as if it's your most prized possession :) Happy Thrifting Everyone :)