Monday, December 28, 2009

Personalized t-shirts & clothes you can ship worldwide

coaster Check out Printfection - they're currently running a $2 white t-shirt promotion. Yup. Just $2 and you can design your own shirt - excluding shipping, which is another $6.99. Still a fantastic price for that shirt you've always wanted to make your sister for her birthday (I ended up drawing my own. Some people thought it was pretty scary...) They've got t-shirts and sweatshirts, but they also sell water bottles, mouse pads, cutting boards and aprons.

You can even personalize coasters. If you buy just one, it’s $4.49 – but if you get a set of 6, you’ll pay only $3.99 each.

At Shopbop, you’ll have to shop their sale items to find anything under $50, but they do have some. This shirt is just $13.50 – and they offer free shipping everywhere. They currently have an extra 20% off of all sale items that are 50 or 70% off, which would mean an extra $2.70 off – that’s $10.80 (coupon code EXTRA20). You could also get this dress for $34.50 (before the extra 20%) but I have to admit it looks more like a slip than a dress to me… And then there are leggings on sale for $30. You’d have to pay me much more than $30 just to try them on (in a private dressing room, preferably with no mirrors so I wouldn’t have to suffer) but hey, it’s a matter of taste (or lack thereof…), right?

shopbop shopbop dress leggings

Freepeople is a site worth going to whether you’re looking for clothes or just like beautiful websites. It’s actually 3 sites – Free People, Intimately and We the Free. Free People sells clothes, accessories and shoes. Intimately sells beachwear, bras, undies (their word) and more. Their shipping is expensive ($35 international flat rate), but wow – I love the site…

More shops coming soon…

Monday, December 21, 2009

Revisiting & updates

Book Depository - great site. I've now bought quite a few books from them and I love the freedom of being able to just buy a single book on a whim. Several of the items I've posted about have gone out of stock, which makes me wonder how much stock they hold...

Hong Kong Silk continues to offer a variety of items with free international shipping, like a silk scarf for just $10.99. Their other items include silk pillowcase covers, a variety of boxers, briefs & panties; camisoles, nightgowns & robes.

Jewelry: Trader Lou* is awesome. I highly recommend joining their mailing list to find out about their specials. I ordered a $5 surprise pack they offered & I got a really cute silver charm. The $5 included international shipping - who can beat that? CeeGee* continues to have beautiful items & with shipping at just $5.00 worldwide (and just 50 cents for a second item), totally reasonable.

Cosmetics: Strawberry Net is having a sale & some of their items are 65% off - If you're thinking about buying make up, hair care products, or fragrances - check them out now. All of their prices include free shipping worldwide. The Pupa make up set I featured at $22 is now just $17(!)

Brabraland* is now also selling women's clothing - suits for $30 with an additional $13.40 shipping.

Gadgets: FocalPrice is running a Christmas sale with 99% of one item for every order over 99 cents. They choose the item and I believe it changes daily. DealExtreme continues to surprise me with new items (check out their New Arrivals section). I got their silly spoons last week - love them (collecting interesting spoons is a hobby of mine)!

eOutlet4U* which sells children’s clothing (OshKosh, Carters, Ralph Lauren & Disney, mostly) is running a 15% off sale on everything (not including shipping). You can only see their shipping costs once you put items in your cart, but I've found it runs around $12 for the first item and much less for subsequent items.

I added several links on the right - a whole section for glasses & contact lenses; PinkApple - a site that sells feminine products (like the difficult to obtain Gynol II contraceptive jelly, and a wide variety of feminine hygiene products, massage oils, ovulation & pregnancy tests, books and more); UndercoverCondoms - a site that deals almost exclusively with every type of condom I never knew existed (and those I'd heard about too). At both these sites, international shipping on your entire order is just $11.95.

Coming up next – where to buy fancy dresses for girls for prices you won’t believe.

* I am in no way affiliated with these sites & do not receive any payment or commissions from them

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baby gifts with international shipping

Who hasn’t needed to buy a baby gift and have it sent to someone?

Books always seem to be a good option – inexpensive, meaningful & don’t take up too much space. Here are some of the ones I really like.

time for bedTime for Bed by Mem Fox, illustrated by Jane Dyer. Runs just under $6.50 (including free international delivery). It’s a gentle book in which the various animals send their young to sleep. I especially like the cow who asks her calf, “What happened today that made you laugh?” This is a board book, probably for kids up to age 3.

Paul Zelinsky’s incredible “The Wheels on the Bus” book is one you shouldn’t miss. It’s got everything from an opening and closing bus door to windshield wipers that swish-swish and babies that cry as you pull their toes (gently, of course).

wheels on bus The illustrations are fabulous and there’s a whole other story going on in the book, so there’s always something new to notice, every time you read it.

This book is $18.50 (including free delivery worldwide) and worth every cent :-)