I recently ran an online poll that yielded very encouraging results: 75% of you would happily give somebody a secondhand gift and 93% of you would be happy to receive one. And yet every gift guide I’ve seen focuses on the new, new, new.

In the spirit of being part of the solution and not simply waiting until somebody else finds the energy, I’ve put together what is possibly the first ever secondhand gift guide [disclaimer: I have no idea whether this is true but it sounds good].

It’s a quick read packed with what I hope are handy tips and ideas + a cheat’s guide to some of the best secondhand shops around.

I hope it’s useful.