NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gifts.com, the premier online gift recommendation site with over eight million unique visitors per month, today kicks off the second annual Giftee Awards. Created by Gifts.com Editor-in-Chief, Dana Holmes, the Giftee Awards honor the most sought after gift ideas in 10 categories by tapping into the collective conscience of the American public and a panel of expert judges. People across the United States are encouraged to participate by nominating any gift available for purchase online in the hopes of winning a $1000 holiday shopping spree.
Gifts.com's team of gift editors along with guests from SheScribes.com, Party Bluprints, Mom In the City, eVite, Green Gifts Guide, Toy Insider, Retail Me Not Insider, Red Tricycle, Lifetime Moms, MarriedMySugardaddy, Toy Book, Scary Mommy, Staten Island Family and Foodie City Mom compose the panel of expert judges that will determine the 10 finalists for each category.
Ultimately, the winning gift in each category will be chosen by public vote and announced on Cyber Monday, November 26th, 2012. Winners will be promoted on Gifts.com and by the panel of judges. The winning gifts will receive full bragging rights as the very best gifts of the year and will receive an award badge to post on their website and packaging.
Consumers, retailers, and manufacturers with a knack for generosity can nominate their favorite gifts at Giftees.gifts.com. Anyone can keep up with the Giftee Awards via Twitter @gifteesawards, Facebook @giftsdotcom, Pinterest @gifteesawards; and can follow the hashtag #2012Giftees to get in on the conversation.
"The Giftee Awards give us the unique opportunity to see what America really wants for Christmas. We believe that thoughtful gift giving brings us closer to the people we care about most. We hope the Giftee Awards will show that great gifts don't have to be hard to find," said Dana Holmes, Editor-in-Chief of Gifts.com. "The Giftee Awards are a natural extension of Gifts.com as the #1 authority on gifts. After the success of its first year, Gifts.com is thrilled to launch the Giftee Awards for the second year in a row."
The 2012 Giftee Awards brought back the most popular categories from 2011 including: Best Gift Under $25 and Most Unusual Gift; and created new categories like Best Gift Made in the USA and Best Eco-Friendly Gift.
The full list of 2012 Giftee Award Categories are:
- Best Gift for Him
- Best Gift for Her
- Best Gift Under $25
- Best Toy of 2012
- Best Gift Made in the U.S.A.
- Best Eco-Friendly Gift
- Best Gadget Gift
- Best Gift for the Host
- Most Unusual Gift
- Best Gift for Baby
Gifts.com is renowned for offering consumers inspired gift ideas, advice and interactive shopping services that enable them to become better, more organized gift givers. Gifts.com also features the Personality Profiler, where gift seekers answer a few fun questions about who they're shopping for to reveal customized gift ideas, perfectly tailored to their personality.
Gifts.com is the # 1 gift recommendation site that combines editorial sourcing with interactive tools to deliver the most relevant and unbiased gift options available; ranging from popular and trendy to unique and unexpected. For more information, visit http://www.gifts.com. Gifts.com was founded in 2005 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA).
Dana Holmes, Gifts.com
646-402-6195 / [email protected]