Big News — We’re judging the 2012 Giftee Awards by

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I was asked by to serve as a judge for their 2012 Giftee Awards.

To me, this is a spectacular opportunity to bring green gifts into the holiday spotlight. You’ll notice one of their categories is Best Eco-Friendly Gift.  There’s also one for Best Gift Made in the USA.

Throughout all categories, I hope to see not only toys and products made from sustainable or recycled materials… but even cause gifts and adopt-a-sea-otter type options that don’t turn out to be things at all!  As one of 12 judges they’ve selected, my goal is to vote on the best gifts that make a huge impact on the recipient, but as little as possible impact on the planet.

How To Nominate a Gift for the Giftee Awards

The team made it simple, fun, (and potentially rewarding) to nominate a gift.  They’re giving away prizes – including a $1000 holiday shopping spree. Nominating is easy:

  • Enter your favorite gift idea here.
  • Share your nomination with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more chances to win.
  • The more nominations your gift gets, the better chance it has of being selected as a finalist by the judges.
  • After the judges determine the Top 10 in each category, it goes back to you to vote for the winners!

It makes sense that the earlier a gift is nominated, the more buzz it will generate.  The finalists will be announced on October 22nd, and winners named on November 26th.  These are the categories you can nominate:

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Be sure to share your nomination on our Facebook wall and @ mention us on Twitter (using the hashtag #2012Giftees) so we can share too!  Happy green gifting!

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