Retro-inspired picks are mainstays here, like Holly GoNightly sleep masks and wallets that look like pieces of buttered toast. You'll find lots of really wearable, nicely priced things, too, like faux-fur vests, gold wishbone pendant necklaces, and bow-topped clutches.
The most comprehensive online destination for handmade gifts: The depth of the selection here is almost intimidating in scope. You can browse by category, though, which makes it much easier to search. It's worth the effort: Everything here has a one-of-a-kind feel.
Though it used to just be known as a resource for furniture, in the last two years Design Within Reach has introduced a slew of small home accessories. Step stools that look like they belong in a library, colored pencil sets, and clocks by George Nelson all make great gifts.
Embracing modern design, the picks here are both useful and beautiful. There are chalkboards cut into the shape of animals, ceramic planters, doorstops shaped like gold bars, and sleek wallets and notebooks.
This chic, bohemian-feeling store has loads of one-size-fits-all offerings. The jewelry selection is particularly strong (the bejeweled bib necklaces are standouts), and there are myriad options for the home too, including super-plush toweling, ikat-printed serving bowls, and even decorative hardware.
The totally brilliant premise of online art gallery 20x200.com is this: Limited-edition pieces from emerging artists are priced according to size and availability. Small prints (in an edition of 200) go for $20—as the sizes get bigger and the editions get smaller, the price goes up.
Amazon is no longer just a mega-bookstore; you can pretty much buy anything there these days, from Cole Haan Kindle covers, to Timex watches, to Stila blushes, to Cynthia Vincent handbags. A streamlined checkout process makes it super-easy to track purchases.
Shearling-lined slippers, monogrammed boat totes, and colorful down vests are major L.L. Bean classics—and evergreen gifts. A lifetime guarantee means your purchase keeps on giving, too.