Internet and Mail Order Gifts for a Girlfriend

Shopping for that special woman has never been easier. Find out what she likes, type it into a search engine, click, and scores of shopping websites will pop up. For hardcopy pictures, order catalogs. Or turn on the TV for live demonstrations of each item. This is a great way to get the style and color she wants while finding the best deal. She’ll know how smart her boyfriend is when she finds out where her present came from.

Apparel and Accessories

It’s easy to buy women’s clothes and accessories online, since most department stores and boutiques have a web presence. Go directly to the The Limited, Ann Taylor, The Loft, Lane Bryant or any of her favorite store websites to see the whole array of offerings. Another option is to go to department store websites that have a larger variety of styles, such as JC Penney, Macy’s or Dillard’s.

If she is a shoe lover, check out the variety at DSW, Shoebuy and Zappos. The free shipping and returns at Shoebuy make shopping online a bargain.

Books, Music and Movies

For the woman who loves to read, watch TV or listen to music, check out Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million for the best deals. Even if she has a hankering for an out-of-print romance novel or movie that can’t be found in a brick-and-mortar store, Amazon probably has it.

Electronics and Gadgets

Women love their gadgets as much as men, so visit the BestBuy website for some of the best deals. Don’t forget to check Target, Amazon and Walmart online for computers, digital cameras, video games and video cameras. Almost every game ever made for the Wii is available at Amazon.

Toiletries and Beauty Products

Every woman has her favorite beauty products and things that smell good. Check out the Ulta, Sephora, Sally’s Beauty Supply websites. TV retailers HSN and QVC also carry some of the best products to help keep her soft and smelling good.

Sports Equipment

If she’s athletic, head over to the Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sports Authority websites for most of the products they carry in the store and some that are available only online. Amazon also has a wide variety of sporty gift items.

TV Retailer Networks

Customers tune in to HSN and QVC to find bargains and learn how to wear or use some of the latest products. For the man who doesn’t know what to buy his girlfriend, watching some of the models demonstrating their products may spark some ideas. They carry apparel, handbags, shoes, jewelry, cookware, home décor and many more products that she’ll love.


Catalogs can be ordered online. Check out the publications from Hammacher Schlemmer, Ulta, Chadwicks, Spiegel, Coldwater Creek and Talbot’s for the latest fashion.

For time saving convenience, shopping online and through mail order catalogs is the smart way to shop for a girlfriend. It’s economical, and there’s a much wider variety of items to choose from.