Experts' Favorite Gift Sites

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Experts' Favorite Gift Sites

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Smythson.com

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"For gifts I love to get chic exotic leather diaries from Smythson.com."
-Olivia Chantecaille, Chantecaille Cosmetics

Panama diary with side closure, Smythson, $190.

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Hableconstruction.com

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"I go to Hableconstruction.com for gorgeous hampers and storage bins. As I get older I'm becoming a weird neat freak."
-Jonathan Adler, interior designer

Espresso Bead storage box, $98.

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Shaklee.com

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"Our office has gone green. We purchase all of our cleaning products from Shakelee.com."
-Colin Cowie, event planner

Cleaning products, $7.95 to $20.05.

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Mecoxgardens.com

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"It's definitely not the prices on Mecoxgardens.com that I love, but the quality (is very high). I like the placemats, cashmere throws, and log baskets."
-Yifat Oren, event planner

Set of six eglomise placemats, $1,500.

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Mossonline.com

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"If I had to choose one favorite from Mossonline.com it would be the Insect Fruit Plate by Ted Muehling. They never fail to get a double take because the insects are so beautifully rendered that they look real."
-Sandy Hill author of Fandango: Recipes, Parties, and License to Make Magic

Insect Fruit Plate, Ted Muehling, $630.

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Littlewonderland.com

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"The items I most frequently purchase online are for my five-year-old daughter. Littlewonderland.com has great European toys."
-Carolina Zapf, Babycz.com

Custom Builders planes, $45/36 pieces.

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Vivavi.com

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"The biggest item I ever purchased online was my ecopod recycling machine."
-Kerry Washington, actress

Ecopod recycling machine, BMW Designworks, $328.

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Lagarconne.com

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"I just started shopping at lagarconne.com because it has hard-to-find labels I love like Vena Cava."
-Elizabeth Stewart, stylist

Silk stud dress, Vena Cava, $439.

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Alconeco.com

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"One of my favorite sites is Alconeco.com where I can find Jao hand sanitizer. It has an amazing lavender scent and when my clients (which include Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey) inhale, it creates a calm feeling."
-Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist

Hand sanitizer, Jao, $7/2 oz., $10/4oz., $15/8oz.

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Seavergifts.com

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"I love old glassware. Jars, bottles, glasses, etc. I can always find some crusty old pieces at Seavergifts.com."
-Heidi Asimus, event planner

Water glass, $15.

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Scoopnyc.com

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" Scoopnyc.com has a fun, fashionable and accessible site. It has a real point of view and zeroes in on the trends in a way that I can relate to."
-Constance White, style director, Ebay

Gold-plated bracelet, Lara Bohinc, $500.

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Chefshop.com

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" Chefshop.com's vast array of ingredients is dauntingly deep. It has wonderful high-end vinegars, olive oils, preserves and chocolates. And you can shop by aisle, which makes it a very convenient experience."
-Padma Lakshmi author of Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day

Chocolate pyramid, Pralus, $48.

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Ronherman.com

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"Like its Los Angeles store, ronherman.com has a high-quality selection with the most up-to-date and on-trend styles."
-Ali Fatourechi, Geneticdenim.com

Suede heels, Giambattista Valli, $775.

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Colorwarepc.com

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"I wish someone would buy me a customized-color iPhone or computer from colorwarepc.com."
-Elizabeth Stewart, stylist

MacBook, from $1,749. Color customization, $449.

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Traceyross.com

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" Traceyross.com sells Tracey's signature-label cashmere scarves. The one I have is the softest scarf I have ever owned. It is perfect for a night out and doubles as a cozy blanket for my daughter."
-Jennifer Meyer, jewelry designer

Cashmere wrap scarf, $530.

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Bernardmaisner.com

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"I get invitations, menus, place cards and party favors at Bernardmaisner.com. The designs always make an event more special."
-Sandy Hill author of Fandango: Recipes, Parties, and License to Make Magic

Place cards, $9 each; additional $4 for name.

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Mothology.com

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"I like the milk-glass collection in the home accessories department of Mothology.com."
-Thom Filicia, interior designer

Glass plate, $2/11", $15/9"

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Decadesinc.com

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"My friend Cameron Silver has the best vintage boutique in Los Angeles, with older couture as well as great newer pieces. His site, Decadesinc.com, has items from both collections."
-Kara Ross, accessories designer

Vintage glass-and-gold necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane for Avon, $2,200.

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Bestnco.com

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"My go-to spot for clothing for my daughter and gifts for baby showers is bestnco.com. The clothes are beautifully constructed and timelessly designed-but with a modern twist."
-Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, designer, Shoshanna

Knit skirt, $78.

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Delusciouscookies.com

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"What more could you ask for than warm cookies and cold milk delivered right to your door from Delusciouscookies.com? It's a great surprise when the doorbell rings and you're presented with the best cookies in town!"
-Heidi Asimus, event planner

Classic cookies, $39/dozen.

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Robertredd.com

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"I just bought a slew of Redd slim-fit polo shirts at Robertredd.com. I love the super-soft pima cotton."
-Jonathan Adler, interior designer

Cotton polo, $105.

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Secondtimearoundwatchco.com

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"The rarest item I've purchased online was a 1940s Cartier tank watch at Secondtimearoundwatchco.com."
-Adam Lippes, designer, Adam

Vintage tank watch with alligator strap, Cartier, $3,400.

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Momastore.org

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"I love to give people vintage interior design books. Alibris.com has great Billy Baldwin books. I also always discover unusual gifts at Momastore.org."
-Ken Downing, fashion director, Neiman Marcus

Savings Books, Jorg Gatjens, $90 each.

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Lolivier.com

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" Lolivier.com's orchids set in zen gardens are perfect. This arrangement is great because it lasts an eternity and can be shipped nationwide."
-Carolina Zapf, Babycz.com

Double white phalaenopsis with pink center, $225.

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Zingermans.com

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"It is all about quality. I get my paella ingredients from Latienda.com, and my coffee cake is from Zingermans.com."
-Mario Batali, chef

Fressa sour-cream coffee cake, $47.

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Ccs.com

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"I shop for my sons at Ccs.com. It's a great skateboarding and snowboarding site. It stocks DC shoes, clothing by Volcom and Burton, and gift items like skate accessories."
-Christiane Celle, designer, Calypso boutiques

Leather sneakers, DC, $75.

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Jonathanadler.com

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"For gifts, I get vases, cushions and pillows from Jonathanadler.com. I also like the dog beds for my wonderful yellow lab, Lola!"
-Olivia Chantecaille, Chantecaille Cosmetics

Bargello hand-embroidered throw pillow, $110.

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Lottyb.com

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"I often discover shops when I travel. When I'm back home and want to buy more of the products as gifts, I go to the stores' sites. On Lottyb.com (a boutique in Mustique), I love the silks packaged in beautiful pale blue bags."
-Melissa Biggs Bradley, Indagare Travel, Indagare.com

Silk chiffon slip dress, $175.

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Tinseltrading.com

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" Tinseltrading.com carries wonderful trims, silk flowers, ribbons and European paper. I highly recommend it!"
-Meredith Perez, floral designer, Bellefleurny.com

Paper, $9/sheet.
Satin ribbon, $7/yard.

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Underthenile.com

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"My children sleep in organic-cotton pajamas from Underthenile.com that are bleach- and chemical-free."
-Laura Dern, actress

Organic cotton long johns, $29.

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Net-a-porter.com

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"My biggest online purchase was a present for my sister. I got her a Chloe handbag from Net-a-porter.com. The customer service is amazing, and if you live in the N.Y. area, you just can't beat the same-day delivery."
-Phillip Lim, designer, 3.1 Phillip Lim

Leather Eddie evening bag, Chloe, $1,575.

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Primalineahome.com

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"I recently purchased three sets of 460-thread-count percale Italian bed linens from Primalineahome.com. The site lets you design your own, which come directly from the factory outside of Florence. My house guests have been known to 'accidentally' pack them up when they leave."
-Michael Bruno, 1stdibs.com

Caesar pillowcases, $324/pair.

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Pretzables.com

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"The best chocolate-covered pretzels? Pretzables.com."
-Brian Atwood, shoe designer

Delectable Dozen pretzels, $39/dozen.

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Wandrlust.com

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" Wandrlust.com carries everything from coffee tables to chairs to decorative pieces. The site is easy to navigate and offers a good mix of vintage, new, high- and lowbrow. The vintage horse statues are especially great finds. They make a statement in a room."
-Vanessa De Vargas, interior designer, Turquoise, Turquoise-la.com

Iron-and-marble Arabian horse statue, 12½" x 11½", $189.

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