Has the potent cocktail of the holiday season mixed with all the humdrum economic news got you down? We’ve got the antidote! Our intrepid style editors have handpicked the best shops on the Web and gotten them to give you their best deals and exclusive coupon codes! So leave the fighting of the masses at the mainstream mall to some other poor soul. Instead, kick back, grab some hot chocolate (or bubbly — we won’t tell!) and shop fabulously unique and chic gifts from the comfort of your home or office. You’ll not only find loads of inspiring ideas, but unbeatable deals, steals and sales, too. See, there’s plenty to be merry about after all.
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Bunny Maxwell Find the perfect gift for every Bunny on your list! Bunny Maxwell carries unique, modern tableware, decor, rugs and wallpaper, plus has a fabulous holiday shop with Christmas stockings, ornaments, cards, garland, aprons, kitchen gloves and more! We love the retro-inspired dessert plates – perfect for the fashion plate or hostess on your list!
WINTER BREAK: Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase with code BUSS15 through January 31, 2009!
kim&maki As our go-to spot for modern, chic jewelry with a distinctively artsy flair, kim&maki makes our hearts swoon with finds like this Art-Nouveau-meets-modern lacquered dragonfly necklace by Paris-based designer Medecine Douce, a steal at $70 (originally $132). In addition to fab finds for you, your sis and BFF, scoop up super cool cufflinks for your fave guys, too!
WINTER BREAK: Score the above dragonfly necklace, originally $132, now for just $70, plus loads more steals in the sale section, some hundreds of dollars off!
Jackie Heinsohn We love the sophisticated but playful world traveler vibe of new accessories and gift boutique Jackie Heinsohn. We’ve spotted gorgeous jewelry, scarves and exotic belts perfect for mother and daughter and even darling baby gifts and finds for your ultimate BFF (your poochie), too!
WINTER BREAK: Enjoy 20% off when you write kellygolightly in the notes section at PayPal; the discount will be reimbursed!
Snazzygirl Every cloud has a silver lining and we love this Foxy Originals cloud necklace that is all silver (or gold) lining! Such a sweet sentiment right now. We’re also absolutely loving the cute owl necklaces and reversible serendipity necklace, a fab deal at just $34. Find lots more gorgeous and fabulously affordable gifts, from bath treats to jewelry, accessories and more.
WINTER BREAK: Enjoy 10% off with coupon code SNAZZYkellygolightly at checkout and get free shipping on orders over $100, too!
Kailo Chic Prints Charming! Get ready for the holidays in style while brightening up your winter wardrobe with colorful accessories from Kailo Chic. With everything from laptop totes to handbags to jewelry to hair accessories to our fave new frame wallets and clutches that are perf for all the ladies you love, you’re sure to find something that will surprise and delight.
WINTER BREAK: For a limited time, save 20% on your entire purchase and get free shipping with coupon code SAVE20.
ModCloth Love the indie, but don’t have the spendy? You’ll fall hard for ModCloth, where you’ll find stylish gifts with a vintage twist for everyone on your list by over 50 indie designers. We found the sweetest, coolest earrings and accessories starting at $10, tote bags, scarves and our favorite chic gloves (for just $15!) and amazing stocking stuffers, too!
WINTER BREAK: Enjoy 15% off your order with coupon code ModWish at checkout through January 1, 2009!
Wishingfish Wear your style on your sleeve (your coffee cup sleeve, that is) and impress your coworkers with what we think is the best office gift: Cup Couture! Not only are they super fashionable, they’re so eco-friendly too (no more wasted cardboard sleeves!). We also love the Luxe Link handbag holder — a fab gift for every girl you know who wants to keep her Prada — or indie purse — off the floor. Find tons more great gifts for guys and babies too at one of our all-time fave gift shops.
WINTER BREAK: Enjoy 15% off with code BUSSWISH through December 31, 2008.
Vivre All about the good life, Vivre has fabulous gifts for all the fabulous people in your life that you want to impress this holiday season. We love the bicolor ball rings by Kenneth Jay Lane and found tons of statement-making gifts for those that are impossible to shop for and for those that are impossibly chic. Check out hundreds more incredible gift ideas in the Vivre holiday gift guide!
Enjoy free shipping on orders over $550 at with code DECEMBER550 through December 31, 2008.
Design Public We could spend hours and thousands on modern design finds for the home and beyond at this design mecca, but luckily don’t have to go into debt for great style. For instance, this limited-edition graphic print by Hybrid-Home will only set us back $40, but will give endless joy to our fave bike-riding gift recipient.
Enjoy free shipping on orders of $50 or more automatically with this link at checkout!