The holidays are upon us, and because we are living in the future that no longer means painful trips to the local mall. No, now it means painful trips through Amazon.com where we meander aimlessly through categories and product suggestions looking for that cured meat basket that perfectly says “I appreate your friendship, but not enough to give it personal thought.” You can do better. FactoryTwoFour is here to help you step up your online shopping game.

The problem with most online shopping is that you have to spend hours wading through middling products to find anything of quality. It’s the Walmart problem. Enter ShopRunner. This membership-based site is more like an upscale shopping mall – everything here is curated and from the best name brands. Obviously membership sites come at a cost (in this case $8.95/mo or $79/yr) but Shoprunner has the perfect promotion for the holidays. Right now if you spend $100 on the site – easy to do this season – you’ll get a whole year’s membership for free. And what do you get with a membership besides their careful curation and aggressive pricing? Try unlimited free 2-day shipping (suck it Amazon Prime), free return shipping, special pricing, express checkout, and more. Yeah, you’re gonna want these kinds of deals on brands not available on Amazon Prime for more than just this crazy month.

While Shoprunner runs the gamut of sexes and preferences, Uncrate is just for the men in your life. This site is all about collecting the hottest products of the moment and showcasing them daily. Most of the time there is no deal involved, and there are a lot of sponsored posts to watch out for. Not to mention that many of the featured tech can run into thousands if not tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. But if your gift recipients need the coolest stuff out there and price is no object, Uncrate is the place for you.

If cool simply isn’t cool enough for you, and you have hipster friend who needs things pre-cool (or you just want to let everyone know you are ahead of the curve), you want Product Hunt. This brand new site showcases the newest of new tech and products and letting them percolate up through a voting system. Think of it like reddit for new stuff. Product Hunt is a startup that is the talk of Silicon Valley right now and it is easy to see why. By surfacing all the latest tech without descending into Kickstarter’s morass of failed campaigns and missed deadlines, Product Hunt offers you minty-fresh products you can actually buy and have delivered in 7-10 business days.

You’re down to less than 30 days of holiday shopping, but this is no time for a full-on fruitcake panic. If you step your online game up, you can come out of this looking like a pro. How you navigate awkward family dinners, however, is up to you.

Shoprunner.com is the best way to shop online for the stuff you love. Visit www.shoprunner.com/2014holidayoffer to sign up! Plus, for a limited time only, make a $100 purchase at a partner store and get a 1-year membership to ShopRunner.com for free! A $79 Value!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ShopRunner. The opinions and text are all mine.