I don't know about you, but when I give gifts, they have to be meaningful. I don't just want to stick a gift card or money in an envelope and take the easy way. When it comes to gift giving, I have to put a personal and thoughtful touch to it. Below are some of my favorite resources that I like to use when it comes to gift giving (click on the name to be linked and explore), as I know I will always find something unique and personal that will always leave the recipient happy and grateful (note: these sites aren't just for gift giving, they are a great resource for everyday items as well) . Like I try to teach my clients, be resourceful and creative!
Uncommon Goods is an online and catalog retailer of creatively designed, high quality, and affordable products. They combine the treasures of a specialty boutique, the great finds of a craft show, discoveries from a faraway bazaar, along with some enduring classics. offers an exciting selection of products for the home, as well as an assortment of distinctive personal accessories, with more categories to follow. Their customers know why the items they are buying are special. In addition to providing unique items of outstanding quality, they endeavor to feature merchandise created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people.
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.
In a time of increasing automation, it is their mission to keep human connection at the heart of commerce. They have built a place where creativity lives and thrives because it’s powered by people. Etsy helps their community of sellers turn their ideas into successful businesses.
World Market brings the beauty and excitement of global bazaars to you. Selections are always changing, and, like favorite mementos from your life, each item has a story worth sharing. From Balinese baskets, pottery from Portugal and collectibles from Africa to scrolled artwork inspired by Spanish artifacts - each store is a treasure trove.
Gifts galore fill their floors - you’ll find something for everyone, from children to parents. And when you need entertaining essentials, they are a one-stop shop - whether you’re hosting a holiday or a very personal special occasion.
When over 70,000 independent merchants come together, you get to shop the most eclectic and eye-popping variety of quality goods in the world. They play matchmaker, connecting the merchants selling that perfect something to shoppers looking for something perfect.
At Thoughtfully they believe that a gift should last long after the beautiful wrappings have been torn away. A truly thoughtful gift is not just a gesture but a memorable experience. Explore their assortment of hand curated adventures, and select the ones you love. Gift them to your friends and family and let them taste, see, smell and experience the stories of Thoughtfully.