Friday, November 1, 2013

Starting Tomorrow - Eight Days of Non-Toy Christmas Gift Giveaways!!

Guys, Christmas is NEXT MONTH!! Eeeee! Thanksgiving (which I also love) is first, obviously, but in my opinion, it's never too early to start planning for Christmas. (True story - I had Lucas start making little Christmas decorations for our family starting in the beginning of October. I'll write more about those later, but I don't want our family members to see them on the blog before they see them in real life!)

Anyway, it's time to start thinking about Christmas gifts! Back in April, I wrote a post with 12 ideas for non-toy gifts for kids. Even though I had like four readers back then (Hi, family!) that post has become my most visited post, mostly through Pinterest and Google searches for phrases like "gifts that aren't toys." Which made me realize that people really want ideas for gifts that aren't toys (that kids will actually enjoy!)

Don't get me wrong - I'm not anti-toy. When a local used book store went out of business (sigh), I stocked up on some majorly discounted Melissa & Doug toys for Lucas for the next two Christmases. But since I know that family members will get Lucas toys for Christmas and his birthday, I try to balance that by buying him some things that aren't toys, too. So in October, I decided that it would be kind of awesome if my fabulous (and unbelievably intelligent and good-looking) readers could win some non-toy gifts for the kids in their lives. And after talking with some amazing people, I lined up eight sellers of awesome things who are each going to give away a non-toy gift to a lucky reader! That's over a week's worth of non-toy gift giveaways! Yahoo!! And if you don't win, some of the shops will be offering a discount for you to buy their products. As an added bonus, all of the products I'm going to feature come from small companies or online shops run out of someone's home. So instead of giving your money to a giant corporation with plans for world domination, you'll be supporting small businesses run by some seriously fantastic women. What's not to love about that?

Go ahead and share this blog post with everyone you know, because the more traffic we get here, the more likely we are to get more awesome people who want to sponsor giveaways in the future! If you haven't already liked this blog's Facebook page, go ahead and like it now (you know, if you want,) because being a fan of the page will get you an additional entry into each of the giveaways. You can enter as many of the giveaways as you want, and they're all fabulous, so I can only assume you'll want to enter all of them.

So... come back tomorrow! And may the odds be ever in your favor! (But not in a "you might die if they're not" kind of way.)

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1 comment:

  1. I can't believe how fast Christmas creeped up! Still so much to do with little over a month left to do it!!

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