The best places to shop online and find that something special
Choosing gifts for a loved one can be difficult at times. Not only do you have to think about what to buy them, but also where to get them from – not made any easier in times when many of us cannot physically get to shops.
Perhaps you are looking for some of the best unique gift websites to have a browse for some inspiration when it comes to finding a special gift idea. That’s why we have picked out ten of the best online shops to buy gifts from the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s birthdays, anniversaries, housewarmings or the holiday season, you are sure to find something suitable for any occasion and any recipient from one of these great online gift shops.
Top 10 Unique Gift Websites
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1. Uncommon Goods
Perhaps one of the best-known unusual gift websites, Uncommon Goods is always our first stop for unique online gift shopping ideas! There are loads of categories on this site, so you can easily find perfect gifts for men, women, and children.
They have everything for the home, kitchen, fun things to wear, practical repurposed travel gear, even give the gift of an experience (think cooking classes or cocktail making, with all the ingredients delivered before a live class!). There are so many ideas to choose from and we simply love their community ethos.
You can find our guide to the best travel keepsakes to be found on Uncommon Goods here.
2. Animi Causa
Animi Causa is our next go-to site for fun and unusual gifts. This site is packed with great gift ideas for the whole family, many of them unique items they are unlikely to have already – perfect for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list! There are some sleek and modern homeware gifts here too, such as kitchen items and things to use at work.
A fabulous selection of traveller gifts can also be found at Animi Causa – check out their selection of world map ideas for some unique home decor, there’s sure to be something here for a special travel-loving friend.
PSST – you can get 10% off your first Animi Causa purchase here!
Scratch Map Deluxe XL from Animi Causa – $65.00
3. Not on the High Street
This UK online gift shop is one of our favorites for finding creative gifts and personalised gifts. Bringing together small businesses, there are over 5000 sellers that utilise the Not On The High Street online shopping platform.
Gift categories and their marketplace creatives are constantly being renewed and refreshed each season so you’re bound to find something unique year after year. It’s our go-to for Mothers Day gifts and Fathers Day gifts, as well as newborn gifts – in fact, name a special occasion and I bet they’ve got it!
When it comes to unique gift ideas for women, AHAlife.com is one of the best websites. This site specializes in ladies gifts such as bags, jewellery, beauty products, and homeware and accessories. Whether it’s your best friend or an anniversary gift, the ladies in your life will love pampering themselves with any of the luxurious gift items found at AHAlife. While it’s suitable for adult women, you might want to look somewhere else for gifts for the young girl in your life.
SkyMall sells a little bit of everything – travel items, homeware, toys, electronics, beauty products, and clothing and accessories. So, it’s the perfect place to find something for everyone on your list! There are also gift guides for men, women, children, even pets to make it easier to find something they will love. Free shipping for anything over $50 in the United States is also a bonus.
6. Sharper Image
If you need a gift for someone who loves technology and gadgets, Sharper Image is a seriously cool online gift shop. Here, you can find all kinds of tech gifts and new products on the market such as headphones, cameras, electronic toys, and more. But, electronics aren’t the only thing you can buy at Sharper Image; it’s also possible to find travel items, games and toys, and things to use outdoors including toys, golf accessories, bikes, hoverboards, and more! There’s sure to be something here for everyone.
7. Viva Terra
There are a few unique gift companies specializing in homeware and accessories, and Viva Terra is one of our favorites. You can find lovely decor and gift ideas for all areas of the home on this site – kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, outdoors, and there is even a dedicated gifts section, including gift cards. There are many unique, artisan items that you won’t find elsewhere making it one of our favorite places for finding unique housewarming gifts.
8. Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer sells many unique gifts online, mainly for the home. There are also electronics, personal care items, sporting goods and accessories, toys, travel accessories, and more. So, no matter who you are buying for, or what the occasion is, you are sure to find something here to suit. The site also has a gift guide section to help narrow down your search, by the recipient or by budget. There are even personalized gifts available here (NB shipping in the US/Canada only).
9. Elephant Stock – Best For Unique Wall Art
Are you looking for the best and unique gift for your family or friends? If yes, then consider unique wall art as a gift. ElephantStock is a great website for various types and styles of wall art, including canvas prints, abstract artwork, Asian-style wall art, and more. You can easily browse the site to find unique wall art for your loved ones. In addition, you can buy trending wall decor from this website that everyone will love to hang on their walls.
Finally, if you are looking for alternative sites like Uncommon Goods where you can buy the perfect gift for all your family and friends at once, Gifts.com has always delivered. You can easily navigate the site to find a gift for anyone – him, her, babies, kids, or teenagers.
Gifts.com can also be sorted by special occasions, and there are loads to choose from! Housewarming, graduation, bridal shower, easter gift baskets and sympathy gifts can all be found here, along with a handy birthday gift by age category! Gifts.com also has many personalized gifts so you can find something really special and one-of-a-kind that the recipient won’t have already.
These are our favourite top 10 gift sites and each offers something slightly different. There are plenty of smaller independent sites too but these are our favourites for a huge selection of easy-to-purchase unique gifts for the holiday season in 2021.
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