"We checked out all the websites and we got in some of the stuff and it's really a lot of fun," says ShopSmart editor Jody Rohlena.
Rohlena told me she loved MarblesTheBrainStore.com.
"It has all kinds of unique fun games and activities."
Then there's hipcycle.com. Everything is made from stuff that would have gone to the landfill.
"We got this beautiful bowl that's made out of chopsticks," Rohlena says. "You have to see it to believe it, but it's really lovely."
Jody recommends new site wag.com for reasonably priced pet gifts and pier1.comfor home furnishing.
"All the kind of stuff you like to buy in Pier 1 stores you can now order online."
And there's http://www.oldtimecandy.com/ for retro candy -- everything from Mary Janes and Pixy Stix to Atomic Fireballs.
All 25 sites are in the December issue of Shop Smart Magazine.