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Best gift websites you need to know about
- Becki Crossley
- 27 November 2020
For lockdown birthdays, anniversaries and more these sites are packed with imaginative gifts to make present giving easy
During these exceptional years, it's been hard to see and celebrate the people we love on birthdays, anniversaries, and the usual days that bring families together. If you can't show up on someone's doorstep, send them some long-distance love in the form of a gift from one of the UK's most creative and efficient shopping websites. If you're looking for the best online flower delivery services or other lockdown shopping guides, we've covered that too. But for now, here's a list of some of the best online gift shops to help you on your way to sending the perfect present during lockdown.
Shop indie with artworks and gifts from Etsy. This website is a great hub for finding gifts from a gigantic network of creative makers. Etsy has absolutely everything: greeting cards, jewellery and accessories, clothing and shoes, home and living products, art and collectibles, craft supplies and more. There are plenty of items that you would never think of gifting.
Great for: handcrafted art pieces and crafts
Not on the High Street
If you're looking for exceptional gifts, from hand-made personalised baby grows to beer brewing kits from a local brewery, Not on the High Street is a fantastic resource. They connect independent makers and small businesses with the public. As the name suggests, you will not find their extensive selection of homeware items, prints, jewellery, baby gifts, food and drink in any regular stores.
Great for: peronalised gifts
Gifts come in all shapes and sizes but with Buyagift they come in all sorts of unique experiences for adults and kids. Buyagift specialise in gifting experience days and weekends like afternoon tea for two or an adventurous car driving experience. Know someone who would love jump out of a plane or deserves a relaxing spa break? Then Buyagift for them.
Great for: experiences and adventure
My Geek Box
Satisfy a geek within with a self-professed 'totally geeky' gift from My Geek Box. Their shop contains a hand-picked selection of merchandise including t-shirts, action figures, comics, stationery and many more must-haves. You'll find Mandalorian and Funko collectables including the new Harley Quinn exclusive to MGB, alongside Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Pop! Vinyl merch.
Great for: comic lovers
If My Geek Box doesn't have what you need, then check out Just Geek, which offers all of the above and then some. Geek Store have an extensive range of gaming merchandise from retro Nintendo to new PS4 releases and relevant merch. If you know a game someone loves then you'll probably find the perfect merch to match it here. Buying a gift for someone who loves Animal Crossing? Chances are they'd love an Animal Crossing plushy.
Great for: gaming and comic lovers
Browsing Not-Another-Bill's website, you instantly know you've come to a good place for gifts. Their range covers baby and kids, beauty, games and gift sets with plenty of personalised gifts available. Everything is wonderfully designed and aesthetically pleasing, from a Keith Harry Chess Set to adorable educational playsets for kids, Not-Another-Bill caters to the hearts and imaginations of all ages.
Great for: aesthetically pleasing luxury gifts
Prezzybox contains a diverse range of gifts from cheap and cheerful novelty items to high-end gadgets. The site is easy to navigate and is organised into themes catering to The Beatles-loving dads, gin obsessed sisters and newborn babies, all in one place. They offer a range of gifts ready to be delivered the next working day if needed.
Great for: next day delivery on gifts
Gifts for foodies just got a lot more sophisticated! Sous Chef has a mouth-watering selection of practical gifts for food lovers, including cookware and tableware alongside some downright delicious-looking specialist and luxury ingredients. The Tasting Section stands out, featuring must-try flavours and foods from around the globe. Sous Chef features out-of-the-box food gifts it would be great to send (or receive).
Great for: foodies
Urban Gifts stock a range of delights for all ages and interests. From big brands like Lego, Star Wars, Disney to quirky personalised gifts and party games — they've got all corners covered. For those looking for a greener 2021, they also stock a range of eco-friendly gifts and if your pet needs a treat, they've got that covered too.
Great for: shopping for the whole family
Zavvi is a haven for pop culture fans. They have so much merchandise for films, tv shows, bands, gaming brands and more that you'll no doubt get lost in their website and come out with some stellar gifts in your basket. The Zavvi range offers merchandise for shows like Game of Thrones, Friends, Rick and Morty to Disney hit Frozen and their gaming range often features exclusive merchandise celebrating everything from retro classics to modern masterpieces.
Great for: gaming, comic, TV and film lovers