December has come, there’s a nip in the air, trees are going up and halls are getting decked — the holidays are around the corner and it’s time to start buying some presents. But where to look? Where to START?
Here. Start here.
The Best of the Best
These are the websites that are tried and true winners — places to find unique, cute, high quality goods that’ll be sure to make your giftees smile.
- Uncommon Goods
- Unemployed Philosophers Guild
- Think Geek
Those Stores That Keep Sending You Catalogues
You throw their magazine into the recycling bin every month, but these are great places to look for gifts, especially for moms. Check out the home decor, dining, and gift sections for cute plates, vases, pillows, and knick knacks.
- Viva Terra
- West Elm
(It’s not just furniture. There’s cute home goods like these Dapper Animal Plates or Charity Mugs, the proceeds of which go to such charities as the ASPCA, St. Jude’s, and Doctors Without Borders)
- Crate and Barrel
(great for jewelry for Mom)