Friday, December 18, 2009

Tis the Season

I'm probably a little late for any of this information to help you with your Christmas shopping, but I wanted to share some of my go-to sites when I'm shopping for a gift. The only drawback is that if you want to shop online, you have to think far enough ahead to include shipping time. So let me rephrase and say that these are my go-to gift shopping sites when I'm not procrastinating or letting birthdays and such sneak up on me.

First up, Delight. I can always count on finding something unique on this website. Though it's not always the cheapest, if you watch their prices you can usually get some pretty good deals. Here are some of my current favorites there:

Next we have Red Envelope.  Some of their gifts fall into the pricier spectrum, but they have so much great stuff that sometimes I'm willing to spend more.  For example, I am absolutely in love with this (currently sold out) jewelry tree:

It was going to be my birthday present to myself, until I discovered yesterday that it was sold out.  Cue weeping.  Okay, maybe not weeping, but I had been gazing longingly at this for weeks while I waited for my birthday to come around.  (Le sigh)  Red Envelope has tons of things I love, and I think you can find a gift there for just about anyone.  Here are some other site favorites:

One thing I always do, no matter where I find a gift, is run a quick little search before purchasing.  I always, always, always google to find a coupon code before purchasing.  Red Envelope in particular always has a great savings code out there.  I also check to make sure I can't find a lower price or similar item at another reputable site.  Sticking with one you know when it's only a matter of a few dollars is always a good bet though.

Wait, what's that you say?  Your cousin in Toledo is not the Lotus Fountain type?  Don't dismay!  Check back next Friday for my site picks for the trendier/younger/less domestic crowd.  In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping. :)


  1. I suggest for coupon codes. I don't bother checking elsewhere anymore.

  2. Hey Mary,

    Great blog! If you are looking for a jewelry tree, Costco has a pretty cute one in their stores right now. I don't recall the price, but they are usually very reasonable.

    Merry Christmas!
    Jennifer Babb

  3. Thanks for the tip Jennifer! I'm definitely going to have to go check that out :) Merry Christmas to you too!