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The 20 Best Websites For Unique Gifts, Stocking Stuffers And More (PHOTOS)

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We all want to give a unique gift that will be remembered year-round. Yet, when push comes to shove, we also have a tendency to completely blank out and forget what our recipients really want. Or what they don't have. Thus begins the yearly cycle of buying random scarves, candles and body lotions in a panic (which we know will only end up getting regifted). Let's put an end to this stressful tradition this year, with these 20 websites and online stores that pretty much do the thinking for you.

  • Wondermade
    Wondermade
    Wondermade: Gourmet marshmallows in unusual flavors. Check out: Bourbon Marshmallows, $7.95 for 16. You're welcome.
  • Given Goods
    Given Goods
    Given Goods: This marketplace is filled with unique gifts (home goods, kitchenware and accessories for women and men) that give back. Each product includes detailed info about the artisan or brand, the product's origin and the cause you're supporting. Check out: Lapis Lazuli Studs, $99. (Proceeds help create sustainable job opportunities for women in Afghanistan.)
  • PopChart Lab
    PopChart Lab
    PopChart Lab: You've probably seen their awesome infographic-inspired prints, but they also have tees and accessories. Check out: "The Very Many Varieties Of Beer" pint glass, $12.
  • Pink Olive
    Pink Olive
    Pink Olive: A super-cute site founded to turn the spotlight onto creative entrepreneurs. You'll find thoughtful gifts, but also the Olive Box, a monthly subscription box geared towards paper lovers. Check out: "You Are Loved" mug, $16.
  • Uncommon Goods
    Uncommon Goods
    Uncommon Goods: Fun gifts for everyone on your list, for nearly any budget. Think of it as a quirky Pier 1. Check out: Scratch Map, $20.
  • The Grommet
    The Grommet
    The Grommet: This e-tailer helps undiscovered products ("grommets") find their markets. You'll find really unique stuff here that you often won't find anywhere else -- just yet, at least. Check out: Everyday Artifact Silver Jewelry, $38.
  • Olive & Cocoa
    Olive & Cocoa
    Olive & Cocoa: Gift sets shine at this catalog, which covers everything from business gifting to seasonal finds. Check out: Bianca Grace floral arrangement, $94.
  • Leif
    Leif
    Leif: This online store is simply gorgeous to look at -- along with its well-edited selection of beautiful gifts. Perfect for that stylish but hard-to-shop-for friend. Check out: Gemstone Magnet Set, $38 for a set of 8.
  • Young Republic
    Young Republic
    Young Republic: You'll discover new designers from the worlds of fashion, jewelry, home decor and more at this site. Check out: Love Energizer iPhone Sleeve, $20, from Goodluckgoods.
  • ShanaLogic
    ShanaLogic
    ShanaLogic: Another great place to discover new handmade artisans and independent designers, boasting a cool selection of everything from housewares to "collectible plushes." (If you're near Ann Arbor, Michigan, you can also visit their shop.) Check out: Chemistry Cat Mousepad, $15.
  • Plasticland
    Plasticland
    Plasticland: Like Spencer's Gifts, but not shameful. Check out: Squirrel Tabletop Nightlight, $12.
  • Banquet
    Banquet
    Banquet: Awesome prints with retro-indie flair. Check out: Large Print Sea Animals Of The Gulf Coast, $60.
  • RH Signature
    RH Signature
    RH Signature: Pricey-but-stunning gifts for those you need to impress (or reward). Check out: Iconic Coco Chanel Quote Simplicity, $250.
  • Paloma's Nest
    Paloma's Nest
    Paloma's Nest: This shop features a selection of perfectly tasteful personalized keepsakes that are worlds away from your typical Hallmark offerings. Check out: Where We Met/Where You Were Born map ornament, $42.
  • Polka Dot Club
    Polka Dot Club
    Polka Dot Club: OK, so these are bears. But the adorable stuffed creatures are made of only natural fibers, using heritage techniques inspired by the turn of the 20th century. They are very fancy. Check out: PDC Classic Bear Well Dressed Girl, $230.
  • Mignon Kitchen Co
    Mignon Kitchen Co
    Mignon Kitchen Co: A simply gorgeous online shop for foodies and the people who love them. You'll find lovely gift sets, heavenly sweets and even a few cute packaging options for the DIY-type in your life. Check out: Handmade Felt Coasters, $20 for a set of 4.
  • Craftfoxes Marketplace
    Craftfoxes
    Craftfoxes Marketplace: A well-curated marketplace filled with all things handmade. You'll mainly find small gifts here (jewelry, home accessories, aprons), but also supplies for your crafty friend. Check out: Small Monogram Vase, $62, from MaidOfClay.
  • CustomMade
    CustomMade
    CustomMade: An online destination for, well, custom-made anything. You'll find everything from hand-hewn dining tables to jewelry. Still not finding what you're looking for? Describe your idea and the site will connect you to a maker. Check out: Wallet Made From Car Seat Leather, $40-80, by Sven Schlegel.
  • Perpetual Kid
    Perpetual Kid
    Perpetual Kid: Ever need a VW Camper Van Tent? This is where to go. Think: Silly gifts at a wide range of price points. Check out: Yep, the VW Camper Van Tent, a splurge at $529.
  • One Kings Lane
    One Kings Lane
    One Kings Lane: The selection varies by the day at this e-tailer, which is part flash sale, part marketplace. Look here for vintage, one-of-a-kind and luxurious gifts. Check out: Sheepskin throws, starting at $99.

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