12/20/2013 10:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

8 Amazingly Thoughtful Christmas Gifts You Won't Find At A Big Box Retailer

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Sure, anyone can pick up a Christmas gift this year made by a major corporation, but the truly thoughtful might be more pleased with what they find if they dig a little deeper.

Indeed, there's countless small businesses and crafts people making goods that can give a far more personal touch than the hottest item at your local Best Buy. Look no further than some of the vendors currently competing in e-commerce site Shopify's Build-A-Business competition. Christmas may be coming fast, but many of these sellers still offer express holiday shipping.

Need a gift for the hipster in your life? Mustache cufflinks ought to do the trick. Or how about that rare mix of tea-drinker and exercise-aholic? Then the energizing Endurance Tea should be the one.

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