Now this is what we call a narrow focus. The clever, comprehensive search criteria here include your recipients’ interests (think athletics, fashion, nautical), occupation (law, literary), lifestyle (big city, holistic), and personality — at last, a gift-hunting site for friends who are nostalgic, mystical, or egotists. Not that we know any of those, of course. Our faves are hidden under the Top 12 button: Click on Outrageous from there and order up a custom-built playhouse for the kiddies or a Land Rover safari in South Africa for you and a very good pal.

FindGift.com
An all-inclusive, gift-giving database, with sorting capabilities by occasion, recipient, personality, and more. There are links to clever gift-of-the-month clubs — think gourmet salsas sent 12 times a year, or the books of Oprah’s famous club delivered monthly to a friend — plus an online gift registry and gift certificates.