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This site looks so good, your computer will suddenly seem like a logical place to start a garden. For the holidays, this seller of plants, seeds and tools has an interactive feature that lets you design your own wreath.
Everything from arbors to grass seed, bird feeders to bonsai is offered at this site.
Shop here for specialty foods, as well as the pots to prepare them in and the knives and forks to eat them with.
The fine kitchenware retailer has a gift registry and last-minute Christmas delivery.
You will find specialty gift packs here for iguanas, parakeets, puppies and more.
A cool feature is the Top 10 hot-selling items for each kind of pet, and ferrets get their own section.
Decorate with a huge selection of posters and prints, organized by subject (golf, animals) and style.
Every room of the house is covered, with a style guide for help and an online chat with decorators.
This well-stocked furniture store lets you move potential purchases in a virtual room to see how they all fit together.
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Ms. Stewart's outpost on the Internet has her signature clean look and tasteful products. Ornament making, anyone?
It doesn't quite have the whole catalog online yet, but check out this site for appliances and tools.
Ceramic bowls from the Netherlands and Philippe Starck office supplies can be found at this elegant design site.
This isn't the most visited online travel agent, but it should be. Try Preview for plane, hotel and car reservations, as well as useful travel information like hotel reviews from other vacationers and maps and videos of more than 200 destinations. Or buy a gift certificate.
You will find discounts galore on airline tickets, hotel reservations and car rentals at this site. You do have to register to search the deals.
Microsoft's site for airline tickets, vacations, cruises, hotels and rental-car reservations is the most visited travel site on the Web.
Frommer wrote the book on this stuff. Get recommendations, make travel plans and buy travel books and guides. (There are also links to for air travel.)
Name your price for travel (or a car, a home mortgage or even groceries), and the site will try to match it.
This do-it-yourself travel site for booking business and leisure trips always has a few tempting deals on its opening page.
An incredibly complete site with enormous flexibility, from flights to cars to hotels and cruises.
Department & Discount Stores
Search a staggering variety of books, computers, games and music at this online mall. The deals are so tough to beat that has a low-price guarantee for a day after your purchase. Overwhelmed? Try the 24-hour customer service.
Customers buying the same products order together to secure group discounts on electronics, luggage, sporting goods and more.
Fill up Bloomies' trademark brown bag with lingerie, cosmetics, luggage and more. Search for gifts by price, occasion and key word.
A gift registry, speciality shops like Dockers and years of experience filling catalog orders make JCPenney's site worth a visit.
The discount retailer sells the trusted brands like Black & Decker, Samsonite and Whirlpool that stock its stores.
Turn here for an attractive, easy-to-navigate site for clothes, housewares, jewelry and cosmetics.
Like Accompany, Mercata aggregates buyers for good deals on a variety of products.
This warehouse shopping club has a "haggle zone" and flea market.
The world's biggest shoe store, an online personal shopper and easy returns and exchanges are all great features.
Shop this discount king for deals on toys and electronics. But you won't find it all--the full stock isn't up until the new year.