Stylish gifts for the online shopper
Do you have someone on your gift list who is always scoring a great deal online? What do you buy for the person who has the hottest websites bookmarked and always has a free-shipping code? We found a few gift ideas that even your most stylish friend will adore.
Take a message
Message boards are everywhere these days — from the kitchen to the laundry room. Why settle for a boring blackboard when you can have a cute, French memo board? They come in various sizes in a wide variety of fabrics, so you're sure to find one that suits your gift recipient. Give her a place to pin those free-shipping codes and keep track of her online orders with this French memo board (Target, $16) in ivory.
Just in case
Smart phones are everywhere — and a great tool for the online shopper on your list. Just a few taps on the keyboard and the latest item from her favorite site is ordered and ready to ship. Does her knack for style extend to her phone? Trends in fashion are showing up on the iPhone, and there is a case for every style. Why stop at one? This Kate Spade case for the iPhone 5 (Nordstrom, $40) is so fun, she may never put it down.
Pass the glass
Beautiful glassware makes any drink you serve seem more refreshing. Nothing brightens up a tired table setting like crystal-clear glasses — whether for wine or a tall drink of water. Buy glasses for gifts in sets of eight or 12, so your recipient can have enough to go around for their next gathering. The versatile Otis glassware collection (Crate & Barrel, $4 - $6) is perfect for any occasion from casual to formal. Check out your nearest HomeGoods for a great selection of glassware for gift giving.
Slip these on
Winter is the perfect time for a comfortable new pair of slippers, but why not raise the bar a bit? Slippers can be both comfortable and full of style. Treat your special someone to a pair of these great slippers (Zappos, $75), made from boiled wool with an adorable dog design on the top (also available with a cat design). They have a latex arch support for a perfect fit, and the dog will make her smile every time she looks down.
Care for a cup?
Whether you drink tea on a daily basis or just brew a pot once in a while, it just tastes better when you serve it in a cute teacup. This whimsical set with patterns in green, blue and pink (Amazon, $40) will put a smile on someone's face when they receive it as a gift. With a metal rack for easy, out-of-the-way storage, it doesn't take up much space. You may want to order a second set for yourself. Visit your nearest Marshalls and check out their assortment of teacups and tea sets.