Ok, our close friends and readers might think this is like seeing Christmas decorations in Hobby Lobby on a June day. But since a good little chunk of our readers happen to be green businesses, I’m not ashamed to share holiday news — even in August.
I was asked by Gifts.com 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 Gifts.com 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: