Picking out gifts is hard enough when you are trawling the high streets, but it is surprisingly hard when you are looking online too. Although you don’t have to weather the crowds and suffer from jaded shop assistants, finding the perfect present by searching numerous online retailers has its own downfalls. You can get hooked onto one particular site only to find they don’t have exactly what you are looking for, or you can end up browsing for stuff that you need for yourself instead, wasting valuable time. With this in mind, we have put together the top online sites that offer the best products in a range of categories, so all you have to do it visit them and pick out your gift.
Best for Personalised Gifts
By far the best site we have come across is notonthehighstreet.com. They have a wide selection of gifts from jewellery, prints, wall hangings, cufflinks, tee-shirts, coasters, photographs and much more. Most of their gifts can be personalised, by either adding a message, a photograph, a meaningful map or phrases.
Best for Quirky Gifts
If you are looking for something out of the ordinary then visit Nonesuchthings. They offer everything from pretty leaf post-it notes, quirky animal wrap kits, black and white sea creature ornaments, map stickers, wooden dancing ballerinas, vintage map wrapping paper and wooden postcards.
Best for Baby Toys
BeamingBaby is an award winning site that sells wooden, traditional and educational toys and is renowned, over many years for their quality and innovation. All of their traditional and educational and wooden toys are sourced from reputable fair trade manufacturers. They are made from bright, non-toxic colours and the robust designs of their baby toys are specifically made to encourage lots of creative, imaginative role-play and hours of fun for your babies and toddlers.
Best for Discount Designer Clothing
Founded by the same team that were behind the award winning designer fashion website net-a-porter.com, The Outnet is devoted to selling designer clothes at hugely discounted prices. Think TK Maxx but much more high class and with better bargains. The website features over 200 well known designer brands, including Marc Jacobs, Marni,. Tory Birch and much more.
Best for Fragrances
If you are looking for discounted perfumes, aftershaves, cosmetics, hair care, skincare or beauty products then visit Fragrance Direct. Established since 1993, this is one website that offers great deals and everything under one roof. They can offer the best price by cutting out the middle man, so you get the best price.
Best for Jewellery & Accessories
Jewellery and accessories with a story behind each one. Boticca offer quirky and unique pieces from fresh and talented artists all over the globe. So if you are looking for something unusual and new, rest assured that they have discovered the best of the new talent from the many available designers. There are beautiful gifts for men and women, and you can even create your own virtual wishlist.