If you're like us, then you abhor going to crowded malls to do your Christmas shopping and it's times like these when we're so glad the Internet was invented. (The gifts come right to your doorstep!)
So in anticipation of all the last-minute scrambling (what in the world do you get the stylish men and women in your life?), we put together a list of the top 10 online shopping sites you must visit if you're looking for some inspiration and ideas.
These websites stand out from the rest of the pack for several reasons: Their wide selections, their reasonable prices, their great shipping deals and their easy navigation.
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The Details: You can basically find anything in your wildest dreams on this incredible site, which features home-crafted items you're not going to find anywhere else. From homemade crochet toques to eco-friendly scarves and even a Katniss Everdeen pillow, let your imagination run wild. Naturally, they ship to Canada.
Our Holidays Pick: Vintage knit sweater.
The Details: The site is a designer-lover's playground with stylish items from the latest Fendi "it" bag to coffee table books, makeup and holiday dresses, you'll be able to find everything (much to the chagrin of your wallet). Just be warned: You might get some sticker shock.
Our Holidays Pick: Miu Miu croc glossy leather wallet.
3. The Outnet
The Details: For those who don't want to spend the dough on Net-A-Porter but want the same designers, look no further than its sister site, The Outnet.
The online store receives amazing hand-me-downs (which are brand new, natch) and slashes the prices. You can't get much better than that! And oh yeah, did we mention that they ship to Canada?
Our Holidays Pick: A Burberry Prorsum knit scarf.
The Details: Based in Toronto, one of the best features of the site (other than its amazing seasonal deals) is that all prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
The shopping site stands out from the rest as collections are curated by editors who find the latest designer finds around the world. You can even enlist a virtual stylist to get tips on how to create your own unique look. (That sounds like a great Christmas gift to us!)
Our Holidays Pick: Melanie Auld double triangle necklace.
The Details: Like Etsy, eBay has every kind of product you need, and then some. (And they're not all handmade!) So whether you're hunting down a vintage bag, searching for a pair of diamond earrings or looking for an engagement ring for that special someone, eBay is your friend and you're more likely to get great deals thanks to the auction price point.
Our Holidays Pick: Baguette ring.
The Details: If you're looking for an outfit but don't know where to start, Polyvore will help with your inspiration thanks to its weekly curated collections that put together coats, blouses, skirts, dresses and accessories from global shopping sites.
The site also curates runway and street style-inspired looks and how to shop the outfit for less.
Our Holidays Pick: Sequined Uggs.
The Details: ModCloth.com offers unique clothes and accessories that are made by independent designers and vintage offerings.
The site also lets customers be members of their buying team which allows them to vote on whether emerging designers' products should be put into production and sold on the site.
Our Holidays Pick: Parisian houndstooth dress.
The Details: Zappos.com provides all the basics you need to get you through all the seasons from winter coats, shoes, dresses, sweaters, you name it.
Whether you want to spend $20 or $100, you will definitely find something perfect for the person on your Christmas list.
The best part is that the site offers live help through an instant message service and a 24/7 on-call team. Think of it as your personal (and virtual) Santa Claus.
Our Holidays Pick: Philosophy spiced gingerbread cookie shower gel.
9. Mr. Porter
The Details: Who said men's fashion has to be boring? Mrporter.com (Net-A-Porter's brother site) makes shopping for guys exciting.
The online retailer sells major designers from Alexander Wang to Burberry Prorsum and Canada Goose (Hello Canadiana!) and often has major sales.
In fact, just check out their Style Help section here.
Our Holidays Pick: Leather bomber jacket.
The Details: Asos.com is part shopping partner, magazine, style tabloid and best friend. The online retailer offers more than 50,000 labels in womenswear and menswear.
Every day they offer editor's picks, celebrity fashion news and curated guides to help you narrow down what you should buy.
They also provide an online marketplace where you can buy and sell pre-owned clothes.
Our Holidays Pick: Geo embellished mini dress.