Gift and Holidays
Best holiday tips and sites, seasonal items, festive gifts, flowers and cards.
Buy A Gift, Imprinted With Any Design Or Photo
IPrint.com specializes in imprinted gifts that you select and design yourself. You can choose graphics from their clip-art gallery, or upload any picture (perhaps a photo of someone you love) and have it printed on a mug, t-shirt or many other items!
Buy And Frame Your Art Online
Art-U-Frame is a huge online art and frame gallery, selling art at discount prices. You can look through preview pictures of the art you'll be buying, then mix-and-match them with whatever frame you want.
Buy Art Online, And Get A Free Print
At Art.com, you can send great-looking "art greeting cards" by email at no charge. Perhaps even better, Art.Com is offering a free art print with your first framed purchase when you join their Art Clique Savers Club. As a charter member, you'll instantly receive 20% off on all purchases of unframed and framed art. You'll also receive a gift certificate with your first purchase good for $20 toward your second purchase of $100 or more.
Optionally, you'll also receive a $25 gift certificate for participation in a future online focus group or market research. And their prices are already quite low, since they don't have to pay the expense of maintaining a gallery for art buyers to visit. Joining Art Clique is free.
Buy Comforting Gifts At ComfortHouse.com
Comfort House describes itself as "the source for products that make your life easier." We'll buy that! They offer products for home, office and travel. There's a 100% money-back guarantee of your personal satisfaction.
Buy Costume Clothing Online
You can buy many kinds of costumes for Halloween and other special occasions. Annie's Costumes and Magic is a good source for costumes and all types of magic illusions, tricks, and effects. They also make Animal Mascot Costumes for schools.
At Halloween Street, you'll find a great variety of costumes for infants, toddlers, children, adults and some plus sizes.
Another good site: Halloween Street
Buy Fine Chocolates At Chocoholic.com
Chocoholic.com has a great selection of fine chocolates to buy. It also has online recipes you can browse, and a "chocolate of the month" club that can deliver chocolates to your door, anywhere from 3 months to 12 months of the year.
Buy International Gifts From The British Isles
At the "London Calling" site, you can cybernautically wander through London's famous Portobello Road Market. At "On-Line Scotland", you can buy authentic Scottish gifts and goods. It's also a good place to get tourist information. Internationaly shipping is available at both sites.
To read more, click: On-Line Scotland
Buy Or Give An "Of-The-Month" Club
You can send a treat to yourself, a friend, or a business associate every month with Of-The-Month.com. Join one of 31 monthly clubs, from cigars to potatoes, that will send a new not-found-everywhere great gift once a month, straight to your home or office. Current choices include: Bar Soaps, Beers, Candies, Candles, Caviars, Chocolates, Cheesecakes, Cigars, Cheeses, Coffees, Cookies, Crackers, Fishes, Flowers, Gift Baskets, Herbs, Home
Scents, Honey Cremes, Jams, Jelly Beans, Neckties, Nuts, Pastas, Perfumes, Salsas, Sauces, Shells, Soups, Stuffed Breads, Sodas, Steaks and Teas.
Buy Using A Style-Comparing Shopping Agent
Shoppers can now compare products without having to jump between many company sites. A new shopping agent called StyleClick allows you to shop for and view fashions and gifts side by side. You can set a price range, color and/or fabric, and Styleclick.com will graphically display styles from virtually any online store with a catalog.
It's not just fashion either: categories such as electronics, pets and books are covered.
Get 300 Free Labels At iPrint.com
New customers can get 300 free self-adhesive address labels at iPrint (you pay only shipping, currently about $1.50.) iPrint also prints business cards, photo-imprinted items, personalized Post-It Notes, rubber stamps, and many kinds of customized gifts and promotional items. You can personalize all your designs online, or select from their pre-formatted designs. Check out the "First Time Visitors" link of their home page, to learn about their personalization options.
iPrint was a finalist as the Best Internet Commerce web site two years in a row (1998-1999).
Give Fresh Flowers Inexpensively At ProFlowers.com
By ordering directly from the grower through Pro Flowers, you can cut out the middleman and save about $30. The flowers are delivered in a sealed box rather than in a vase, which tends to keep them fresher.
Give Gift Certificates From GiftPoint.com
Here's a fast and easy way to send gift certificates to anyone in America. There are over 100 merchants to choose from, with more joining daily! You can also send electronic greeting cards at this site.
Give Great Gifts At 911Gifts.com
911gifts.com offers such a wide variety of gifts, it's a great place to do much of your gift shopping. They offer a "gift alert" service to remind you of upcoming important occasions (anniversaries, birthdays etc.)
Give Hand-Delivered Flowers At 1800flowers.com
1-800-Flowers was the Editor's Choice of PC Magazine for online flower stores. They specialize in hand-delivered flowers, which are more expensive than flowers delivered direct from the grower in a box (expect to pay over $50.) Same-day delivery is available. Use this site if you want to make a great impression on your true love.
Receive Reminders Of Important Dates
Fill out a short form at this site, and they'll remind you by e-mail of any date(s) you specify, well in advance. Never forget another anniversary or birthday!
Send A Greeting Card By E-Mail
Want to send an e-mail with a little extra style? Something thoughtful and special, yet quick and easy? At Volition.com, you can even upload an image or sound file from your computer to accompany the card!
Some other good sites: Amazon.com Cards, Blue Mountain Arts.
Send Cartoon E-Cards To Friends
Toonogram.com is a fun website for sending Free Cartoon postcards to friends in cyberspace. Just pick from dozens of cartoons, pick what words will appear as the caption, and they'll send it to any e-mail address.
Send a "Virtual Present" By Email
A "Virtual Present" is a present that doesn't really exist. Actually, it's a nice-looking picture of a present. If you know someone who isn't too hard to please, it just might fly! You can send Vacations, Furniture, Cars & Planes, Jewelry, Food, Apparel, Pets, Flowers and much more.