Stress-free holidays

A young couple, Anum and James, are shaking things up this holiday season. Follow their journey as they look to the second-hand economy for interesting gift ideas for one other.

The holidays are a time of cheer and goodwill, so you shouldn’t need to sacrifice your sanity searching for a loved one’s perfect gift, but that’s easier said than done for Anum and James — two young creatives celebrating their second Christmas together as a married couple.

Anum, a beauty & lifestyle blogger, will be looking for vintage novels for James. Given the scarcity of vintage bookstores, she will likely spend time gift hunting for niche books in Kijiji’s book section.

James, a marketing manager and copywriter, will be on the hunt for antique or handcrafted furniture, so he will begin his search for Anum’s gift by looking at Kijiji’s selection of craft coffee tables, or exploring flea markets and vintage shops.


So, follow this trendy couple, over the next two weeks, as they break away from the masses, and turn to the second-hand economy for one-of-a-kind items. Their journey begins this weekend, and we sure can’t wait to see what cost-conscious gifts they find for each other before the big reveal!

Anum’s Journey

Anum will be spending her time perusing vintage books and clothing for James.

It can be hard to find the perfect gift for that perfect someone, but Anum’s love for James and the holidays is keeping her motivated. She’s decided to use Kijiji’s vast selection of both books and clothes to find that ideal gift. She’s also found that it’s a great way to avoid the bustle of malls and shops, and stay within her holiday budget.

So, if you’re still looking for some inspiration for cool holiday gifts, try browsing through the Art & Collectibles section, and make holiday shopping a snap.


James’ Journey

James is on the hunt for unique furniture and cool vintage clothing for Anum.

It’s not easy shopping for someone who has a taste for vintage clothes and furniture, but James isn’t your traditional, frantic holiday shopper. While most people are darting through malls and shops, he’s been browsing Kijiji to find that perfect gift for Anum.

However, not all of us can be as organized as James, so if you’re looking for something fun and easy for the last person on your gift list, take a peek in the toys section because, honestly, who doesn’t love a good game night.


The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally upon us, Anum and James are done their gift hunting and are ready to exchange the preloved presents they found.

After deciding to change up their holiday traditions by turning to the second-hand economy for their gift exchange, they found a less stressful gift hunting experience which allowed them to save money that can be spent or saved elsewhere this holiday season.

After sifting through tons of men’s fashion items, Anum got James a beautifully crafted leather briefcase, while she received a lovely coffee table with tons of character. Both were able to save their sanity because it turns out that the second-hand economy is a great place to hunt for gifts – it saves items from landfills, keeps money in the community, and helps gift-givers stay within their budgets.

Happy holidays from everyone at Kijiji, and thanks for helping to make the holidays great!

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