20 Best (and Budget-Friendly) Holiday Gift Websites

Gabrielle Karol
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6. Uncommon Goods

When we’re on the hunt for quirky gifts, Uncommon Goods is our first destination. We especially love their home and dining picks (like this set of exotic cooking salts from around the world), and they make it easy to search for gifts under $50.

7. ASOS

Topshop has certainly made a splash on American shores, but another favorite British retailer of ours is ASOS, which has a vast selection of stylish fashions for men and women at all price points.

8. Blurb

Got tons of photos from a recent vacation or celebration? Turn them into a coffee table-worthy book using Blurb. Small books start at just $11!

9. Poppytalk Handmade

Love the idea of Etsy, but don’t have the time to sift through thousands of vendors? Check out Poppytalk Handmade, which curates a new batch of handcrafted items from emerging designers each month. We’re fans of the creative maps from ImagineNation, and this tasseled bracelet by Vivien Frank Designs.

10. Candle Delirium

Luxe candles perfectly describe one of our gift-giving philosophies: Pick up something that the person would appreciate–but wouldn’t necessarily buy for herself. Candle Delirium has a bevy of brightly colored options, including scents from design guru Jonathan Adler.

11. C. Wonder

Bright colors and animal prints abound at this playful, preppy website, which sells home goods, clothing, jewelry and accessories. This monogrammed mug is a great office gift, so people don’t steal your colleague’s cup!

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    Great gift idea
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    • Plantastic

      I love my pet TickleMe Plant!

  • amhp

    Zara home has free shipping in December too…

  • Victoria

    Sorry, Learnvest.  I usually think your suggestions are good, but this Holiday, I’d like to see more of us shopping AMERICAN.  Could you show us an article like this one that sends thousands of Americans, and AMERICAN DOLLARS, to AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS or artists of handmade goods?  This influx of holiday spending would surely help all of us in our bid for economic improvement.  Sending our money to China, Japan, Europe helps some of us, but not with the strength of American’s shopping American goods.  What say you?

    • gabriellekarol

      Hi  , thank you for your comment! Poppytalk Handmade  (website #9) supports artists selling handmade goods, and a portion of all goods purchased on Uncommon Goods (website #6) has a feature called “Better to Give,”  in which a portion of each order goes to these non-profit organizations:  American Forests, AmeriCares, City Harvest, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Additionally, we have two upcoming stories that feature gives that gift back to deserving charities and organizations to better the world. 

    • Nyc_726

      While in general I agree with your comment, I think the quality of American goods has significantly fallen, so, while I would like to support our country, at the same time, I am going to spend my dollars for something well made and hope companies here take note.  Yes it will be harming the country one way, but I believe we should be focusing on quality goods rather than capitalism and consumerism.  If my choice to buy reflects my vote, I vote for quality over country.  Sorry. 

  • Plantastic

    Just search pet TickleMe Plant ..great gift idea and it is real!

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