10 Online Stores With the Most Unique Gift Ideas
For gift shoppers who want to go the extra mile in thoughtfulness but would prefer everything be shipped directly to their doorsteps, here are some of the very best places to find unique gifts around the web. If you're particularly strapped for time, we've even picked a standout gift travelers will love from each site — from tech essentials to stylish, every-trip accessories.
Related: The Best Gifts for Travelers
And make sure to check out the rest of Travel + Leisure's 2020 gift guide, where you'll find creative and thoughtful ideas for anyone on your list.
Ahalife has gathered up the most unique products from designers and artisans around the world, so you’ll get to discover tons of brands and items you never even knew existed. The site's gift section has plenty of unique products, from a beautiful laptop case made from a vintage tapestry (ahalife.com, $78) to a handy wine tote (ahalife.com, $52).
To shop: ahalife.com
As its name suggests, Uncommon Goods is a gold mine for out-of-the-ordinary ideas. You can use the site's Gift Finder for helpful hints or sort gifts by interest. In the travel gifts section, we're coveting this vintage-style National Parks puzzle (uncommongoods.com, $20) that's sure to provide hours of fun this holiday season.
To shop: uncommongoods.com
Amazon Interesting Finds
There are some wild and delightful things on Amazon if you know where to look. In the Interesting Finds section, the online retailer curates and categorizes some of its coolest inventory — like this packing list notepad (amazon.com, $7) and camping hammock with attached mosquito net (amazon.com, $25), allowing you to sort by broad trending topics like smart home, gadgets, and, of course, travel.
To shop: amazon.com
We’d be willing to bet the majority of, “Oh my god, where did you find this? It’s perfect!” gifts come from Etsy. The online marketplace is a force for finding special (and often fully customizable) presents, both big and small from millions of makers worldwide. On the small side, we love these personalized leather luggage tags from SoGoodSoWood (etsy.com, from $9) and US state-themed pint glasses (etsy.com, $30 for set of two).
To shop: etsy.com
The Grommet is sort of a shoppable "Shark Tank," enabling you to meet innovative new products from small businesses and craftspeople. The bonus? Every single product is tested before it makes it on the site. There are tons of clever gift ideas, like this tiny phone charger that conveniently fits on a keychain (thegrommet.com, from $30).
To shop: thegrommet.com
World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund allows you to "adopt" an endangered animal of your choosing, the proceeds of which go towards the protection of the species through global conservation efforts, making it the perfect unique gift for anyone dedicated to the protection of animals and nature. They'll receive an adoption kit complete with a stuffed version of their adopted animal.
To shop: worldwildlife.org, from $25
If you're gifting any foodies this year, look no further than Food52 for all your high-quality, editor influenced and approved home and kitchen supplies. From ceramic dinnerware to a collapsible coffee press (food52.com, from $42) Food52 has everything on your contemporary baking and homemaking friend's wishlist.
To shop: food52.com
If food gifts are what you're after, look no further than Goldbelly. This site allows you to order delicious culinary gifts, from birthday cakes to deep dish pizzas, from famous restaurants all over the country. Personally, we think these chocolate chip cookies from Jacques Torres in New York (goldbelly.com, $70 for pack of 12) would make an incredible (and tasty) gift.
To shop: goldbelly.com
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