There's nothing more enjoyable than Christmas shopping...except maybe a root canal. Ha! Gotcha! Thought I was going to get all mushy and Christmasy on you, didn't you? Truth be told, I'm not a big fan of shopping. Especially around the holidays, as the crowds really annoy me. I seem to be more Grinch than Santa if I have to fight my way through the malls this time of year, so thank the gods for online shopping! No crowds, no pushing and shoving, no annoying muzak...nirvana for the Christmas shopper! So in the interest of helping out my fellow Grinches, thought I'd share some awesome online finds with you!
Etsy is an incredible find for the online shopper! One of my favorite shops is Haut Totes, where I ordered this gorgeous necklace. Loved it so much that I got one for myself! Melissa, the designer, is incredible! She did a custom design for my mother last year that earned me Favorite Child status! I've ordered tote bags and cosmetic cases from her as well, and they're all gorgeous!
Found a unique site for personalized gifts when I was approached by Easy Canvas Prints to review their product. You can choose from stock photos like the one above, or upload one of your pictures and have it turned into a canvas print. I've ordered two personalized prints as Christmas gifts and couldn't be happier with the results! And Trafalgar Square is one of DH's favorite places, so am considering buying the above print for his birthday. Shhhh, don't tell him!
I recently won some shirts from Crazy Dog T-Shirts and I love them! They are soft and comfortable and there are so many different designs that it will be hard to pick just one! Hey, I wonder if they have a Mom Likes Me Best shirt???
Cafe Press is another great site for finding unique gifts! I love this Dark Side mug! You can choose from a wide variety of shirts, mugs, totes, and other gifts, or you can create your own! Several authors have offered designs thru Cafe Press as well, so it's perfect for the book lover!
An eReader! I love, love, love my new nook Simple Touch from Barnes and Noble! It's funny because I was very anti-eReader when they first came out, but I've gone to the dark side....hey, they had cookies! Sorry, I couldn't resist. *snicker* Anyway...I'll never give up my love of physical books, but an eReader is awesome for travel and to review eARCs. NetGalley and Galley Grab have an incredible number of eARCs for review. And with my nook in my tote, I'll always have something handy to read!
Hope this has given you some ideas for the holidays. And if you know any other great stores out in the blogoverse, please share!