Remember the days when holiday shopping was full of fun, suspense and surprises? We don’t either. We say skip the lines, the hassles and the crowds for a much more fabulous way of shopping instead (online). Our intrepid style editors have handpicked their favorite shops on the Web, presenting you with great gift ideas and sources, plus exclusive coupon codes. So, not only will your recipients be happy, your wallet will be too. Kick back, sip some cocoa and get to clicking. With all the time and money you’ll save, you might just have a fighting chance at enjoying the holiday season, after all.
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We’re loving the new holiday designs from everyone’s favorite stationery site. From unique, personalized notes for party invitations to season’s greetings or stocking stuffers, choose from over 1500 designs and personalize any design for any occasion. Plus, this winter you’ll get a free pashmina on orders of $150 or more. With all this cheer, we say let it snow.
The perfect gift for every lady on your list? A gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, super-soft merino wool felt scarf by Supermaggie. The ideal gift for your favorite independent spirit, also find a line of edgy, nature-inspired tops, dresses and Ts for both girls and guys. One-stop shopping for the hippest people on our list? Sold.
Our fave gift site makes us smile again with clever gifts for the whole fam. From books like Geeky Dreamboats (Michael Cera, anyone?) to Smoking Mittens, Mad Men-esque aprons and iPod Retro Mini Speakers, we love that we can find something fun for everyone on our list, like this charming Eiffel Tower Grater. Even give the gift of a White Christmas with Instant Snow. Top that, Santa.
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Modern whimsy for all ages, we love the selection of jewelry, spa, home decor and toys. Specializing in handmade and sustainable goodies, holiday shopping instantly becomes a breeze with gift wrapping services and multiple ship-to addresses. And, be entered to win a $100 gift certificate on orders over $50 using code kellygolightly at checkout (winner notified by email on December 16, 2009).
Oh, baby, baby. Best known for the Ultimate Receiving Blanket (babies and mommies and daddies love it), SwaddleDesigns debuts the zzZipMe Sack wearable blanket, featuring a clever two-way zipper to keep your cuddlebug warm, cozy and adorable all night. We love the coordinating stroller blankets, swaddling blankets, hooded towels and more.
Fun and fabulous, Jackie Heinsohn belts, bags, scarves, jewelry and more are the perfect treat for princesses of all ages and their best friends. Treat yourself and everyone around you (and by everyone, we mean babies and puppies too) to a special, happy holiday with handcrafted flair.
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Just added to our wishlist? The houndstooth plaid Shirley Holmes Trench from BB Dakota. With a darling bottom ruffle that provides the perfect feminine flounciness and the figure-loving belt giving a ladylike shape to the double-breasted, menswear-inspired coat, there’s no better way to go mod. ModCloth also has tons of cute vintage-inspired accessories and gifts, from necklaces to laptop cases to totes, tights, home decor and more.
Buckle up, you’re in for a stylish ride. Austin-based designer Mark Joiner serves up fused glass with a mid-century modern kick. Treat the hard-to-impress on your list with a handmade, one-of-a-kind handmade belt, pendant necklace or platter (for the hostess with the mostest). Best of all, the belts look as great on girls as they do on guys, so treating your guy to a Mark Joiner original is stealthily a gift for yourself (don’t worry, we won’t tell).
We adore Endless for the fabulous, endless selection of designer (Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Alexis Hudson, Botkier, Bulga) handbags and shoes (for girls and guys) and think this Mad Imports clutch makes such a stylish gift. And we really love that overnight shipping is free (and so are returns in case it just doesn’t work out). Risk-free holiday shopping? A Christmas miracle, indeed.
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