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Despite our best efforts, we’re not getting any younger, and our holiday shopping lists aren’t getting any shorter.
With just a month left before the gift-giving extravaganza begins, it’s high time to kick into high gear, and finish (or let’s be honest, start) your gift-buying process. And as onerous the task may seem, the good news is that as the number of gifts you have to buy has expanded over the years, so too have the places from which you can purchase said gifts. So if you don’t want to spend hours on end in a mall, perhaps you’d be better off doing your shopping from the comfort of your couch, and browsing a surprisingly robust selection from some unexpected retailers.
Whether you’re shopping for an athlete, a newlywed, or a jet-setter, some of our favorite places to buy holiday gifts are also the most underrated.
You’ll never have to set foot into a crowded store ever again, and you’ll still find a wide range of unique gifts that ought to please even the most persnickety of recipients. And even if not, it’s the thought that counts, right?
Browse on to see some of our favorite places to discover gifts for the special people in our lives, and realistically, for ourselves, too.
Still shopping for more gifts? Check out all of Insider Picks‘ holiday gift guides for 2018 here.
Ah, Urban Outfitters. The origin of every teen’s wardrobe (no, was that just me?) is also the origin to some great and surprisingly unexpected gifts. Urban has put together a gift guide that includes the top 50 gifts of the year, and it runs the gamut from clothing to roller-skates to pillows — surprisingly unexpected, right?
While I thought that my days of shopping at Urban were long behind me, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the increasingly creative catalog the store has managed to put forth year after year, and you may be as well.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, it comes as little surprise that the gifts from UncommonGoods are, as the name suggests, uncommon. You won’t find any cookie cutter presents (unless you’re looking for a novelty cookie cutter) at UncommonGoods, and may be surprised by the multiplicity of thoughtfully designed artisanal items.
The online store is also one of the only ones we’ve seen that has a separate section for teens (they’re different from both kids and adults, as we all know), so if you have a particularly angsty child in your life, this may be the place to look for placation.
For responsibly sourced, ethically made, and effortlessly chic clothing, Everlane is the place to go. Admittedly, the clothes from this retailer are an ideal gift any time of the year, but if someone has been particularly good to you in 2018, you could always reward them with a cozy cashmere sweater or a classic backpack.
Everlane’s gift guides for him and her already feature plenty of gifting options that are as timeless as they are simple, and are sure to remain a hit for many holiday seasons yet to come.
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