This year, I will be putting together my very first holiday gift guide! Of course, I am a big kid when it comes to Christmas so the earlier I start planning the better! Since I had such a great turnout with my Father’s Day gift guide, I know I need to get a head start to make this the best possible! I will be doing the “12 Days of Christmas” gift guide. I think this will be an awesome spin on the typical guide and my readers would love to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with me as well as all of the excellent companies and products involved.
If you are a business looking to sponsor in this gift guide, please contact me through my contact tab above. I would love to hear from you and work out the details to get your products out there in the spotlight in time for the holidays!
I am open to working with products of many categories. I will specifically target boys ages 2-5 and 9-12 in the children’s category. I am open to any gift ideas for women, men, or household items in general. I will also target reviews for animal lovers since many people love to celebrate the holidays with their pets as well! I personally have dogs, but I care for area cats as well so those are able to be targeted also if that is of interest. The following are options to be included in the gift guide:
1) Product Review and Giveaway- I will write a thorough review of the product for my readers and will offer a giveaway sponsored by your company. Please see below for details on how reviews and giveaways will be handled.
2)Giveaway only- If you would like to only offer a giveaway to my readers, I can set this up as well. There will be a $20 charge for any giveaways not accompanied by a review. Payments to be made by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org Please see below for information on how giveaways will be run in the gift guide.
3)Review only- product reviews without a giveaway can be done free of charge with a full sized product of at least a $20 value. Please see below for information on how reviews will be handled in the gift guide
The 12 Days of Christmas gift guide will run from December 1st through December 12. The following will be my procedures for running reviews and or giveaways:
Reviews: I will need to receive a full sized product of at least a $20 value in return for my review. These will need to be received no later than November 25 to ensure time to actually review the item (of course the earlier received the better) From December 1 through December 12, I will post reviews daily that go in depth on any products I receive. I will include personal pictures, product info, my opinion of the product, as well as links to your company site, FB, and Twitter pages (you will need to specify these links in advance to be included). If there are any coupon codes, special offers, etc. that you would like mentioned in the review please let me know ahead of time so that I can accomodate. Please note, if for any reason I do not feel I can write a positive review, I will contact you with my concerns to discuss whether the review should proceed.
Giveaways: I will start all giveaways at 12:01 A.M on December 1 and they will all end at 12:01 AM on December 13. I will need to be notified of any giveaways to be run no later than November 28 to be included in the guide to ensure time to set the giveaway up. All giveaways will be listed on an official “12 Days of Christmas Giveaways” list and will be promoted on all social media sites that I am a member of throughout the entire 12 days. I will also list on any sweepstakes sites etc to gain maximum exposure. Since giveaways will start separately from the reviews, I will also include links to the giveaways in each review post as it is written and will link giveaways to their corresponding reviews once posted. Entry methods for giveaways will include visiting your site, liking facebook pages and or following twitter pages. The only MANDATORY entry I will accept is to visit your site and leave a comment on my blog about a product they like or something they have learned. All other entries will be voluntary, though most readers are more than happy to complete all of the entries for more chances at the prize! The company sponsoring the giveaway will be responsible for shipping the prizes. I will have all winners info to the company within 72 hours of the giveaway ending in hopes of the winners receiving their prize in time for Christmas. The only exception to this shipping arrangement will be if you are running a review and giveaway. You have the option to provide a postage paid envelope along with the winners prize when shipping my review product and I will personally ship the package myself.
At the conclusion of the 12 Days of Christmas, I will post the official holiday gift guide. (no later than December 20) This will be a quick overview of all products that were involved. It will include the product name, a one or two sentence wrap up of the product along with a link to the company site as well as the review (if the product was reviewed by me) For an example of this, please check out my Father’s Day gift guide!
Added bonus: All Sponsors in my gift guide will be featured in a “sponsor list” tab on my blog. This will run from now until the new year and will be promoted off an on to catch readers attention as the holiday draw near! If you have a 125X125 image you would like linked to your site on this page please feel free to let me know! Otherwise, I will create one of my own.
**If any sponsor is interested in site-wide advertising in the sidebar of my blog through the holidays please contact me to discuss pricing!***
If you have any questions or would like to be featured in this guide, please feel free to contact me! If you are interested in the stats and or reader numbers for my blog, please refer to my media kit. I look forward to hearing from you and hope we can work together this holiday season!