During the past three holiday seasons, I've really enjoyed doing about half of my gift shopping online. Discovering Etsy probably had a lot to do with this but there are a lot of other great online shops with awesome holiday deals out there.
This year I love:
The Curiosity Shoppe Wonderfully eclectic group of things for your home. Really perfect for the artistic and hip person on your list. I've had my eye on that ceramic polaroid camera for a while.
Chronicle Books Always a favorite. Especially with the holiday sale they run every year. 35% off your entire order and free shipping. QUICK it ends tomorrow 12/4. Just enter FRIENDS in the promo code box when you check out. I order at least a few things from Chronicle every year because of this sale.
Fred Flare This is one of those online shops I assumed everyone knew about until I mentioned it to a friend recently and she hadn't heard about it. I love their stuff for men, especially that ikaraoke thing, a microphone that plugs in to your ipod!
And of course etsy. A few favorite shops right now include Somethings Hiding in Here, Anatomy of a Skirt, fernanimals, and Fieldguided.
Happy Shopping and don't forget, if you're local you can do even more handmade shopping at Crafty Wonderland Sunday December 13th at the Oregon Convention Center!