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If you are looking for holiday gifts for your ever-growing gift list this year you can start by finding some of the best places to shop for gifts. Whether you decide to shop online or at the boutique down the street each of these places is sure to have the perfect gift for anyone on your list. The trick of course is to keep your list handy at all times so that when you do visit each of these places you can easily cross recipients off your list. This way too you can be sure that you won’t forget anyone. Below are the top three places to shop for holiday gifts this year and the types of gifts that you can find in each of these places.

Online retail shopping continues to be a growing industry and every holiday season more people decide to take care of their holiday shopping online instead of at brick-and-mortar stores. What can you shop for at online retail stores? In a word, everything. But some of the best gifts to find online are gourmet gift baskets, flowers, and other perishables that need to be delivered right away. Choosing to buy these types of gifts online can ensure that the delivery will be as fresh as possible and that you won’t have to worry about sending out a package yourself. In fact, gifts such as gourmet gift baskets purchased online are some of the easiest gifts you can buy.

Vintage Stores
If on the other hand you are looking for a completely unique gift for a unique person on your gift list then why not try finding something at a vintage store. Finding a gift at a vintage store can take a little more time than finding one online but you can be sure that nobody else will buy your recipient the same gift as it will be one-of-a-kind vintage. You can find beautiful vintage cardigans, jewelry, and even vintage dishware. Shopping for gifts at a vintage store is especially good for any recipients who collect vintage and antique items.

Specialty Shops and Boutiques
Along with gourmet gift baskets and one-of-a-kind vintage gifts you can find a wide variety of gifts at specialty shops and boutiques. These gifts are usually the items that your loved ones like but will not buy themselves. Why not treat them to some of these gifts and help them to feel happy at the same time? Gifts that can be found at specialty boutiques include cheese plates and spreaders, handmade wooden toys, and decorative vases to match any style or décor. If you decide to purchase a gift at a specialty boutique try to include a gift receipt with your purchase that way your recipient can always exchange the gift if it doesn’t quite fit with their décor or their body.

Most people still choose to purchase their holiday gifts from the typical department or general stores that everyone else does. However, by making a few changes and choosing to buy online, at vintage stores, or at specialty boutiques you can easily find a more personal and one-of-a-kind gift than you would be able to get at the typical stores everyone else shops at. More importantly, you will have a bigger inventory of gifts to choose from and you are more assured that your recipient will be completely surprised with whatever gift you decide to give them. If you do decide to shop at these types of places for gifts this year start early and save yourself from the stress of having to deal with other crazy holiday shoppers. Your nerves will thank you for it.

Nadia Sokoloff is the owner of, which offers corporate gift baskets and gourmet food gift baskets.