Monday, April 21, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival

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I always enjoy the bloggy giveaways carnival. This quarter I am giving away:



A Gift Planner, Stationery and Greeting Card Organizer,
All in One!

Created by Robyn Freedman Spizman and Amy Bergin

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The Giftionizer is the first all inclusive portable gift planner, stationery and greeting card organizer. While there are greeting card holders and other storage systems; this is the premier system for greeting cards, stationery, stamps, etc. while also giving you creative suggestions for what to say when. A perfect item for new brides, new Moms, anyone who enjoys the fine art of creative gift giving and correspondence.

This new system was specially designed to help make gift and card giving:

  • More creative and less stressful
  • Timelier and less time consuming
To WIN the GIFTionizer, leave a comment and tell me either 1) the WORST gift you ever received or 2) a personal REgifting story. Generic comments that don't answer the question will be deleted.

Make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

The contest will close at MIDNIGHT, CST, on Friday, April 25th, and the winner will be announced ASAP.

For LOTS (seriously, like over 200!!) of other Bloggy Giveaways, go to Don't Try This At Home.

50 comments:

beckster said...

I have heard so many good things about this - I would love to be entered to win it! Thank you so much! What a wonderful giveaway!

Kelsey Smith said...

Hmm the worst gift may have to be the granny panties I receive every year from my aunt lol

The Reads said...

The worst gift I ever received was when I was 16, it was a needlepointed sunflower blue jean vest! Yikes! My poor Grandma thought she was being cool! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lesha said...

Icky smelling body butter ~lol~

jskell911 said...

One year my grandmother bought me a vinyl miniskirt. One of the worst. Good thing it didn't fit and I exchanged it. Poor Gramma thought she was being so cool!

michelle said...

One year I received a package of fuzzy brighter than bright-colored socks...one pair was blue, one red, and one white...and one of the socks was missing. Not that I couldn't wear the other pairs, but I have never been one for bright socks. I am an all white sock girl mostly. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Sweetpeas said...

For my wedding I received one of those pyrex sets that's a casserole dish w/ a carrying case. Later when I opened the box, it had some of the scrubbies that my grandma makes in it but it wasn't from grandma (& she doesn't sell them, just gives them to family & friends), we finally figured out that it came from someone in my parents' (and grandparents') church who had been married a year or two earlier, they were regifting what my grandmother had given them, and never opened it to realize Grandma had put the scrubbies inside LOL.

Playful Professional said...

I received so many bad gifts for my wedding, especially ones from friends that were getting rid of bad gifts from their own weddings. I think the worst would have to be the set of knives that were already cut open once.

Shelly said...

My worst was the wedding gift crystal clock with our initials engraved - so we could not even regift or donate it!

Niki said...

the worst gift i ever got was a ceramic plaque for the powder room that had a picture of a boy holding his ummmm, member, standing over a toilet

like who would hang that up?

LOL

:)

ndisilvio at gmail dot com

Karin said...

A giant pacifier from a co-worker....she said I should give it to our boss when he annoyed me.????????????? I thought it was weird-- and a very odd gift. It is especially annoying when you think someone is giving you a nice gift and they give you something like that..... I think I threw it in the garbage!

Emily said...

I received a heart shaped serving bowl with ivy around it for a wedding gift and it was obviously from a garage sale (not in a box or anything). Tacky!

Thanks for offering it!

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

BrineS said...

A sweater 3 sized too big for me!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Hey, don't forget my giveaways!

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sara l. said...

This would be perfect to get all my cards in order! And my worst gift...Has to be the Betty Boop PJs I got a couple years ago! Still trying to figure out what that's all about!LOL! Thanks for such a fun giveaway!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Kathy said...

Once I was given a baby wipes warmer by a co-worker, and inside the box I found the card that was given to her when she received it as a gift. She had re-gifted it to me, and didn't realize the card was still there. I never said anything. I used the warmer for a while, but sold it at a garage sale later.

I'd love the gift planner!
Kathy
bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Liz said...

I think the worse gift I received was some type of collector doll that had a porcelin head and knitted body. It was so not my taste!!!!

nor_lou said...

I am on the small side. The the first year I was married my MIL bought me size 10-12 clothes from the CHILDREN'S department at sears. I am little but I am an adult and where adult clothing :)
She also cuts all of the tags off so they can't be returned or exchanged. She also bought boy clothes for my daughter until she was two.

Ames said...

Oh this would be so useful - Love it!!

My least favorite wedding gift was a candleholder that looked like a bird's nest and had a bird perched on the side - so weird... I think I threw it out and then later wished I'd saved it for a white elephant at work :)

Kyra said...

Worst gift: a paper shredder for our wedding. We use is almost daily, so it's practical, just not something I was really wanting. :)

Lilith Silvermane said...

My worst gift?

Hmmmm... My dad gave me the movie "Das Boot" one year. It was a nice gesture, however... NOT one I loved as much as I laughed at!

Richelle said...

Worst gift, probably the sweatshirt with a collar from my grandma (looked just like what she loved to wear, but I didn't appreciate it when I was in high school)

Jennifer said...

I had never heard of regifting until a friend of mine asked me to help her wrap some gifts. Several of them were items she had received at a party. I thought that was hilarious.

Jennifer
dj3hill98(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Audra Marie said...

I'd have to say the worst is probably some body wash stuff that made me sneeze and gave me an instant headache as soon as I opened the present (before I even had a chance to open the bottle). I'm allergic to purfumey stuff. :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

Annabelle said...

The worst gift I ever received was this ugly sweat suit from my MIL that isn't my taste at all.

Regifting...well, we got this loud noisy gift for our twins...we decided to pass it along to my cousin's baby!

PS said...

The worst gift. A pair of horrible loafers two sizes too small from my MIL. What the...

Smellyann said...

Ha, I just regifted yesterday! I got an African violet for a get-well gift, and, well, I just don't have a green thumb. So my daughter gave it to her Brownie troop leader for their Appreciation Day yesterday! Great giveaway - I'd love to win! Thanks, and please visit mine too to enter!

nottryingforaboy said...

The first year I was dating my DH, I got a sweater from my MIL that was obviously worn. It had no tags and smelled like perfume.

That's a great organizer btw. I might just have to buy it if i don't win.

Tara said...

The worst gift, was at my sons baby shower, I was given a pink and purple jumper for him that was from a store that closed down 15 years prior!! It was totally for a girl, no way to get away with it for a boy!
YIKES!

Sarah Berry said...

The worst gift I ever received was a poker set I've never played poker in my life it still is up on a shelf in my closet maybe I'll regift it.

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

I once got lingerie from a boyfriend that was 5 sizes to big. Nice. We'd never even kissed.

Tara said...

I got a horrible sweater from my grandma once... when I was 21... it had a fluffy kitty on it.
I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

Tiffany said...

My dad used to give not-so-great gifts. Not only that, but he would get me and my sisters the same thing in different colors, like mittens, robes, scarves, etc.(apparently he thought we would fight over things.. even though we were teenagers!) He usually bought me outfits that were too.. old for me. I was (and still am) and Junior-section shopper and he's always buying me things that I wouldn't wear. I guess he just doesn't have great taste in clothes lol.

Tiffany
raspberrykitty at aol dot com
http://www.allthatblooms.net

Be sure to check out my giveaway for a $15 e.l.f. giftcard!

Suzie G. said...

I don't think I've ever gotten too bad of a gift. I've been a bad gift giver once though. In high school we did this secret pal thing every week for the team I was on. I forgot the gift my first week and so I had to write my pal a note apologizing and telling her I'd make it up the next week. Well the next week as I was on my way out the door I realized I forgot to buy a gift, AGAIN! I was already running late and my dad refused to drive me to WalMart to buy something so I grabbed a beenie baby from my sister's collection and a handful of leftover Halloween candy (It wasn't that old, this was November!). I didn't even have a gift bag to put it in so I stuck it in a paper lunch sack. Dude... I felt like the biggest flake. My person acted like she liked it when she opened it, but I overheard her talking about how she felt really jipped. I don't blame her. :blush:

frugallm said...

One Christmas I had received two of those herbal heat up wrap things and one just happened to be from my husband. So the next Christmas I regifted one to my mom and when she opened it my husband says right in front of her "Didn't I get that for you last year?" It wasn't the one he had got me but I was mortified!

Dawn said...

I'd love to win!
The worst gift was probably an old, not antique, just old, set of dishes. A few were broken .... it was from my husband's great aunt for our wedding.
threeofakindblog at gmail

Rachel said...

GREAT giveaway!

The worst gift I ever got was a horrid white sweatshirt with primary color satin appliqué bows on it. I was 19. HELLO? Not a chance I would wear that. lOL

Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
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my email is:
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Thanks and have a lovely day

tiffanyannrosson said...

The worst gift I ever received was the first Christmas that I was married to my now ex-husband. I forgot to get me ANYTHING until a couple of days after Christmas. He gave me an UGLY ornament with the year on it for the tree that I had ALREADY taken down.

Thank you for doing this giveaway.
Tiffany Rosson
tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo DOT com

Ginny said...

Worst gift would be a very ugly sweater from my grandma. I don't even think she would have worn it. She likes to give me the stuff nobody else wants.

Anonymous said...

worst gift: colored pencil kit thing for kids-I like to draw and those colored pencils did nothing for me!
Melie Bianco Double Pocket Cargo Bag

Megret said...

Worst gift? I guess any hand-painted shirt would have to be the answer. Especially when you're 13 and handcrafted clothes are NOT cool!

Thanks!

meg (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

Jinxy & Me said...

My mom got a book from my aunt that was obviously regifted, because it had an inscription to her written inside the front cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

carolsue said...

I've always wanted a greeting card organizer! I buy cards and can never find them when I need them.
One year, for our office Xmas party, I gave a pretty candle set to the lady whose name I drew. Guess what I got back the following year? Glad I always get people stuff that I like!
digicat@sbcglobal.net

julie said...

so need this....worst gift had to be a James Dean Bust Cookie Jar....what were they thinking?

Naomi said...

The worst gift I was ever given was a chia pet by my uncle. I have no problem with shopping at yard sells, but man, take the $.25 sticker off the gift before giving it to someone. Thank you for participating in Carnival!

monky said...

My worst gift would have to be the big old lady panties that my mother in law gave me for Christmas they were literally 6 sizes to big.

Thank you for the great giveaway!

themonkinme(at)gmail(dot)com

Toystory said...

I have often been the receipant of either "regifting" or second hand store buying. I always felt that meant the person who did it, didn't like me. Truth is I don't think they do to this day! However my presents are getting better as the years flow by from them :) ~~ and this year, altho my children are now 28 and 29 their grandparents even remembered them ~~ things are looking up.
I got a yuccy nightgown one year, and some used perfume another. Believe me I should have wrote it down because it probably would be really funny to review the list!

Nissa said...

I've been known to regift, sometimes..


I know I got regifted a diaper genie for my shower, because I could see a bit of the previous wrapping paper on the box, and when I opened it,a target gift receipt inside (with the girl's name on it!) but that was great by me- it's what I wanted, afterall!

Reeva said...

What a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

by far, my worst gift ever was a bull scrotum purse ..yuck!

Audrey said...

My worse gifts are when people give me scented lotions/body sprays that I can't stand the scent of. It's awkward to never use it and they ask why.

Mary_Freebies said...

The worse gift I ever got was...a pen that never worked.


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