50 Tools & Resources for Christmas Gift Ideas

Ann Smarty 18-11-2008

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.
  • offers an easy to use gift wizard that helps to choose a perfect gift for anyone.
  • lists gift ideas by category, gift type, the recipient and occasion.
  • [Broken URL Removed] gift ideas for “elderly citizens.”
  • 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.


gift ideas for her, men, kids



Giving the Social Media Way:

Send “actual gifts to virtual places”

    • (remember how Pay Pal works?


    • does the same with gifts: send a real gift to an email address).

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.


twitter and facebook gifts



Package and Decorate Gifts Creatively

  • sells professionally decorated gift baskets.
  • offers a huge choice of gift packaging: gift boxes, candy boxes, paper bags, plastic bags, tissue paper, ribbon and bows.
  • 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.


decorate gifts



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.
  • offers great home decor gifts ideas.


home decor gift 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. [No Longer Available]
  • offers to make gifts “that make a difference”, i.e. give a present and make a donation at the same time.


good gifts


Personalize Your Gifts:

  • Your Gift Label allows you to create customized labels for spirits.
  • offers to personalize your unique gifts – love poems and personalized poetry for an anniversary, baptism, birthday, wedding, etc.
  • shares personalized photos and books.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • greeting cards, e-cards, and gifts for all your needs.


gift cards


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 [Broken URL Removed] sells unique collectibles, jewelry and gifts.


Don’t Forget About Your Friends’ Kids!

  • offers huge choice of cute gifts for children.
  • – designer baby pictures and clothes – “the perfect gifts for new and growing families”


gift ideas for kids


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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    November 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm

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  2. Nathan
    November 10, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Great ideas.

    Project: Students for Students ( has a cool gift project going on right now too. Cool stuff.

  3. Linda Cramer
    August 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

    You could add Personalized Baby Gifts to your list also. People love getting their baby's name in a gift, especially if it is embroidered. They can keep it as a keepsake.

    June 16, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    You can use a good flowers delivery company in China.
    It can send the fresh flowers quickly to your girlfirend after you place an order.I've used it many times,and feel it is the best flowers delivery company I've ever met.They provide many kinds of flowers in season.You can go to their site to take a look and choose what you like.

  5. PM Tushin
    May 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm has numerous home decor and personalized gifts, also.

  6. Anney Roberts
    December 24, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    This is very good post regarding gift ideas. This is the time of celebration and parties for Christmas & New Year! I would like to contribute for this post. Evening in paris is also very good idea for holiday gifts. Celebrate your New Year with beautiful gifts at Vermont Country Store

  7. design
    November 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    These are excellent ideas, especially for my geek friends (like I have any that aren't...).

  8. Leisureguy
    November 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    These resources look good for more than Christmas gifts---they would also be good for Hanukkah gifts, for example. Maybe "Holiday Gifts" would be a less restrictive title.

  9. Ida
    November 18, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Great gift ideas and sites; Thanks for sharing.

  10. The Windows Fix
    November 18, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Wow, great list. Perfect timing too...I'll be sure to be use it in the next month or so.