Holiday season is an exciting period: you can have a rest, meet friends and have lots of fun. But what it also means is that you are most likely to spend lots of money and have sleepless nights thinking about what to buy for all of your friends and relatives. It can be difficult.
How can you make all your friends happy? Where can you find inspiration? How can you think of unique presents?
Luckily we have the internet today that can answer all your questions. Here are 50 resources for holiday gift inspiration:
Take Advantage of General Gift Guides and Wizards:
Christmas gift ideas for her, for men, for kids, for parents and so on.
- My Gift Guide is a social bookmarking site allowing its members to post and vote for gift ideas.
- Gift Girl helps to choose the gift by choosing the occasion, price range, the relation to the person.
- Savvy Auntie has developed a great gift wizard with sleek interface which turns the gift choosing onto real fun.
- FindGift.com offers an easy to use gift wizard that helps to choose a perfect gift for anyone.
- Surprise.com lists gift ideas by category, gift type, the recipient and occasion.
- Wellhaven.com gift ideas for “elderly citizens.”
- Gifts.com has a huge database of gifts for everyone and for any occasion. You can browse gifts by a recipient’s interest, by gender, by occasion, by personality, etc.
Giving the Social Media Way:
Send “actual gifts to virtual places” (remember how Pay Pal works? TigerBow does the same with gifts: send a real gift to an email address).
- SocialFlowers.com lets FaceBook members send each other flowers.
- Buy and send music (either in digital or physical format) to your friends via Music Gifts.
- Needdit FB application: send your FaceBook friends virtual Amazon presents.
- Free Gifts – a FaceBook app allowing you to send all your FB friends cute virtual presents.
Earn $100 for Christmas presents by being greedy or needy.
Make all your FaceBook friends happy:
Don’t forget about your Twitter buddies: Tweet Gift allows to send gifts to fellow Twitters.
Package and Decorate Gifts Creatively
- FTD.com sells professionally decorated gift baskets.
- NashvilleWraps.com offers a huge choice of gift packaging: gift boxes, candy boxes, paper bags, plastic bags, tissue paper, ribbon and bows.
- HarryAndDavid.com allows to decorate your gifts with beautiful towers, gift baskets, floral decor, etc.
- Delightful Deliveries offer a huge range of gift baskets for any occasion.
- Wrap Art offers plenty of unique ideas on how to wrap your gift creatively.
- DunWoodyBooth – creative gift packaging.
Choose Home Decor Gifts:
- Terry’s Village offers home decor, accents, holiday decorations and accessories to decorate your home for an occasion.
- Collections Etc.: unique gifts, home and garden decor, and house wares.
- Demdaco.com offers great home decor gifts ideas.
Let Your Gifts Make Someone Happy & Serve a Good Purpose
- JustGive.Org: the one-stop destination of “charitable giving”:
- Eco-friendly floral options: California Organic Flowers offer a huge range of organic flowers.
- TheFindGreen allows to both find great gifts and participate in a green initiative.
- Allgreen Wedding allows to choose among numerous eco-friendly merchants to buy green presents.
- ChangingThePresent.org offers to make gifts “that make a difference”, i.e. give a present and make a donation at the same time.
Personalize Your Gifts:
- Your Gift Label allows you to create customized labels for spirits.
- PoetryGift.com offers to personalize your unique gifts – love poems and personalized poetry for an anniversary, baptism, birthday, wedding, etc.
- PhotoWorks.com: shares personalized photos and books.
- Scrapblog.com: creates personalized scrapbooks with your photos, video and thousands of creative elements.
- Zazzle allows you to design your gift the way you like it.
Gifts For Reawakening the Spirits:
- Isabella Catalog: books, gifts and other inspirations.
- Do you have Catholic friends? Trinity Road provides a gift catalog for Catholic gifts, books, bibles, rosaries, artwork and church supplies.
- SimpleTruths.com: corporate gift books.
- Romantic gifts offers to choose among ” 450 love-enhancing items”.
Gift Cards, Greeting Cards, E-cards:
- Current Catalog lists greeting cards and also offers gift wrapping services.
- Gift Zinger offers to choose gift cards with the help of a handy gift wizard (based on the recipient’s gender, age, gift category and occasion).
- American Greetings offers a huge collection of free greeting cards.
- BlueMountain.com offers e-cards as well as beautiful printable cards.
- Plaxo allows you to edit their e-cards and gives helpful editing ideas.
- Invitation Box provides you with the whole wealth of ideas on creating a party invitation.
- LeaninTree.com: greeting cards, e-cards, and gifts for all your needs.
Collectibles and Hard to Find Gifts:
- Go Collect: a huge resource of collectibles – retired or hard to find products. You can browse through existing catalog or order any exclusive collectible.
- CollectiblesToday sells unique collectibles, jewelry and gifts.
Don’t Forget About Your Friends’ Kids!
- OneStepAhead.com offers huge choice of cute gifts for children.
- AnneGeddes.com – designer baby pictures and clothes – “the perfect gifts for new and growing families”
A Few More Gift-Related Tips:
- Check out this last year’s post on how to give both free and useful (life-improving) gifts;
- Learn how to organize your gifts (if you are going to give and receive a lot during the holidays);
- Buy nothing for Christmas and still give awesome presents.
Where online do you do your Christmas shopping? Any unique places you would like to add to the list?
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