goodwebguide_logoWhilst some websites make us click away within a matter seconds, once in a while we find a real gem that leads us down a rabbit hole of endless browsing. It’s these innovative and captivating sites that The Good Web Guide loves to celebrate every day, culminating with their annual Website of the Year Awards each November.Created in 2009 as a way to support, elevate and reward passionate online techies, the annual awards consistently hits the mark in highlighting the ‘it’ websites of today. The countdown has finally begun for this year’s awards, with new hopeful contestants entering every day. Previous winners have included, and awards have received support from a variety of trailblazers in the online community. Past judges of the awards include; Julie Meyer (founder of First Tuesday and Adriadne Capital), Alexandra Chong (founder and CEO of Luluvise), Will King (founder of King of Shaves) and Mark Pearson (founder and chairman of Marko Media Ltd).As the nominations have started rolling in, the Alison at Home team decides to share some of their favourite websites.1. ‘These Kiwi sisters describe themselves as “lovers of everything that nourishes the body, mind and soul”. Julia and Libby blog about everything from juice cleanses and healthy recipe ideas to exercise tips and inspirational friends. This site is a goldmine for anyone interested in holistic wellness and keeping in shape the natural way.’ – Rachel, Head of EditorialLibby2. ‘When I’m in need of items for the home or kitchen, I try to consider the environment first and foremost. offers items of all kinds, kindly gifted from stranger to stranger absolutely free. This keeps items out of landfills and saves you money in the process.’ – Daniel, Advertising ExecutiveFree cycle3. ‘I’m a sucker when it comes to catwalk trends, but not so much for the high prices. Missguided offers fashion-forward pieces that stand the test of time and mimic the key trends of the season. They even offer free next day delivery in the UK on orders over £40!’ — Jessica, Senior Advertising ExecutiveMiss guided4. ‘As a graphic designer, I’m constantly looking for inspiration to keep my work fresh and to get the creative juices flowing. Dezeem provides this in spades through their design, technology, and architecture pages.’ – Charles, Marketing and Design AssistantDezeen5. ‘This site has it all; fashion, beauty, food, art, film and television recommendations, including other juicy titbits. I especially love reading their interior design tips for the home.’– Florence, Assistant MerchandiserRifinery 29