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Web Shopping Guide

If you're itching to break out of the Internet shopping herd, check out this list of lesser known but good Internet merchants offering gifts in popular holiday shopping categories. These sites represent a sampling; they were selected for ease of use and breadth and quality of product offerings.
Electronics & Gadgets URL
Etronics.com -- discount gadgets www.etronics.com
TigerDirect -- affordable electronics www.tigerdirect.com
Wirefly.com -- all things wireless www.wirefly.com
Buy.com -- electronics at moderate prices www.buy.com
Toys & Children's Goods
GeniusBabies.com -- baby goods galore www.geniusbabies.com
NeuroToys -- toys for future engineers www.neurotoys.com
ToyWiz.com -- YuGiOh mania www.toywiz.com
Smart-Estore -- discount software for kids www.smart-estore.com
eHobbies.com -- toys for grown-ups www.ehobbies.com
Apparel & Accessories
Yoox.com -- discount designer clothes www.yoox.com
Zappos.com -- shoes with free shipping www.zappos.com
Brora -- Scottish cashmere from the UK www.Brora.co.uk
KarmaLoop -- young urban fashions www.karmaloop.com
Charles Tyrwhitt -- English shirts www.ctshirts.co.uk
Lids.com -- trendy hats and caps www.lids.com
Luxury/Upscale Shopping
eLuxury.com -- designer boutiques www.eluxury.com
Bergdorf Goodman -- shop by designer name www.bergdorfgoodman.com
ScoopNYC -- trendy urban chic www.scoopnyc.com
Saks Fifth Avenue -- browse, search, zoom www.saksfifthavenue.com
MrChocolate -- from Jacques Torres' factory www.mrchocolate.com
Vivre.com -- paper catalog costs $10 www.vivre.com
Net-a-Porter -- London-based trendy fashions www.net-a-porter.com
Entertainment & Recreation
DeepDiscount DVD -- cheap DVDs www.deepdiscountdvd.com
MonsterSkate.com -- skateboarding plus www.monsterskate.com
SportsmansGuide -- hunting & outdoor www.sportsmansguide.com
Gamespot.com -- video game superstore www.gamespot.com
FogDog.com -- sporting & outdoor goods www.fogdog.com
GolfBalls.com -- golf accessories plus www.golfballs.com
Jewelry
True Faux -- vintage costume jewelry www.truefaux.com
GoldSpeed -- classic jewelry, discounted www.goldspeed.com
ThaiGem.com -- gems from Thailand www.thaigem.com
Ice.com -- fine jewelry www.ice.com
Gifts & Art
Novica -- worldwide artifacts; free shipping www.novica.com
UncommonGoods -- distinctive gifts www.uncommongoods.com
RubyLane -- art, jewelry, collectibles www.rubylane.com
GiftCertificates.com -- if all else fails www.giftcertificates.com
Food & Home
ChefMall.com -- pamper your chef www.chefmall.com
RetroModern -- retro home décor www.retromodern.com
HomeClick -- luxury bath & kitchen items www.homeclick.com
NoMeat.com -- for vegeterian pals www.nomeat.com
Nature Hills Nursery -- trees, plants shipped www.naturehills.com
LiveLob.com -- lobsters delivered alive www.livelob.com
Peets -- great coffee and tea www.peets.com
Custom Gifts
GiftSongs.com -- personalized, $50 songs www.giftsongs.com
PersonalCreations.com -- customized gifts www.personalcreations.com
PhotoWow -- turn your pics into artwork www.photowow.com
MyTwinn -- dolls resembling your child http://www.mytwinn.com


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