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It’s that time of year again! Shoppers are now hitting the stores to find gifts that will surprise and delight people they know. But it can be tough to walk into a crowded mall, especially when you don’t have a clue what to get Grandma this year. So let StumbleUpon do the hard work for you. After all, StumbleUpon brings gifts of surprise and delight millions of times a day with every Stumble. We bet you’ll find something you never thought to buy! Here are a few tips for making the most of your Stumbling sessions while you’re brainstorming gift ideas:

1. Follow Interests

Many of the Interests you can Stumble have plenty of visual eye candy that will spark ideas, all endorsed by our community of more than 20 million members. Start with Gadgets and Toys for the geek in your life. Try Fashion, Crafts, Jewelry, and Clothing for the person who always seems so put-together, and Food/Cooking if you’re thinking of giving the gift of great food (also try typing in Christmas Cookies, and Cupcakes in the Explore Box). If you’re looking for gifts that would appeal to anyone, try Stumbling Gifts, Christmas or typing Gift Ideas, Romantic Gifts, and Unusual Gifts in the Explore Box. If you’re looking for a good deal, try Bargains and Shopping. Check out more possibilities by typing in any Interest into the Explore Box on your StumbleBar or discover page.

2. Follow Channels

You never know what you'll find when you Stumble Channels like ModCloth.com.

In addition to following Interests on StumbleUpon, you can now also follow Channels, helping you discover content from sites, people, brands and products that you already like while you Stumble. We’ve got hundreds to choose from, but these in particular are great if you want to find unique and high quality gift ideas:

ChronicleBooks
ModCloth
Threadless
Bluefly
Refinery29
Fashionologie
Gilt City Boston
Gilt City Chicago
Gilt City Miami
Gilt City Atlanta
Gilt City Seattle
Gilt City DC
Gilt City Dallas

3. Stumble As If You’re the Giftee

If your giftee is a Stumbler, you’re in luck! Head to their profile page and Stumble through their Likes, or see what Interests they’re following and Stumble through them yourself. You’ll Stumble in their shoes and get an idea of what to get them in the process. If they’re not a Stumbler, get them to sign up and Stumble – after all, your shopping days until the holidays are numbered!

After a Stumbling session, I found the gift ideas listed below. I truly couldn’t have thought of them on my own, and StumbleUpon led me to lesser-known sites I never knew existed.

For the Person Who Has Everything:

Make Your Own:

Stocking Stuffers:

What are some great gift ideas you’ve found on StumbleUpon? Tell us on Twitter or on our Facebook Page.

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