Holiday Gift Guide: Your Shortlist to the Best Online Boutiques

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Don't want to spend your Saturday afternoon battling shoppers at the mall?  Neither do I.  Beat the crowds and uncover some great finds online--for everyone on your list.  Now, who are you shopping for?

The Travel Addict?  Try Flight001, where you'll find design-forward travel goods from Y-3 luggage to Frederic Fekkai aerotherapy treats.

The Technophile? Head on over to ThinkGeek, where you can find anything and everything from a Wi-Fi Detector Shirt to a Water Powered Clock.

The Design Star?  Then pop on over to the MOMA Design Store, where you'll find the best modern design pieces, from home accessories (for the friend who's remodeling) to desk and stationery items (for your cubicle-mate) to games and kids items (for that precocious kid in your life).

The Fashionista?  Skip the mall and browse the web's best boutiques.  Don't miss Le Train Bleu for curated indie designer finds, Beklina for green fashion and accessories, and the personal stylist service at Tobi.

The Decorator?  Check out Koo de Kir, a Boston store with a sophisticated set of home goods.  My personal favorite?  A set of eight nesting lotus flower bowls (pictured)--a functional work of art!

The Free Spirit?  Browse through the holiday gift guide at Elsewares, a haven for independent art and design.  What I love about Elsewares is their good selection of recycled/eco gifts.

The friend who has everything?  Find something truly unique over at Etsy, a haven for indie and handmade items, from art to jewelry to vintage finds.  You never quite know what you're going to find.

Photo of nesting bowls courtesy of Koo de Kir.

Contributing Editor Trisha Okubo also writes at Omiru: Style for All.

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