, the Destination for Expert Gift Ideas Launches First Annual Giftee Awards Naming the Best Gifts of 2011

Consumers Across the U.S. Can Nominate Their Favorite Gift Ideas

Winners Will Be Announced on Cyber Monday

Sep 06, 2011, 06:00 ET from

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --, the premier online gift recommendation site that receives over eight million unique users per month, is kicking off the first annual "Giftees" today. The Giftees are the brain child of Editor in Chief, Dana Holmes, and will honor the most sought after gift ideas in 10 categories. Think you know the Best Office Secret Santa Gift? Or, can you predict the Hottest Toy for the Holidays? Nominate the winning gift idea in any category and be entered to win a $500 holiday shopping spree!

(Logo: )'s team of "Gift Guru" editors who have over 40 years of combined experience in retail, buying, marketing, trend forecasting and blogging; along with guests from ShelterPop/DIYLife, Evite, Retail Me Not's "The Insider," BUYSEASONS and Party Bluprints will act as judges and determine the 10 finalists in each category for the hottest gifts of 2011; announced October 31st. The winning gifts will be chosen by public vote, announced on November 28th and then highlighted on  Winning gift ideas will receive bragging rights as the very best in the gift giving world. Consumers with a knack for generosity can nominate their favorite gifts in 10 categories at ultimately determining the most wanted products of the year. Consumers can also check out Giftees news updates via the Twitter handle @giftsdotcom, and can tweet about the awards and their favorite picks using the hashtag #giftees2011.

" is thrilled to launch the Giftee Awards," said Dana Holmes, Editor-in-Chief of "The Giftees will honor the most creative and thoughtful gifts of 2011. We at believe that great gift giving brings us closer to those we care about most. We hope the awards will allow people to gift with confidence while adding creativity and simplifying their holiday shopping.  We are proud to spend every day matching the perfect gift to every person and occasion, so The Giftees are a natural extension of as the #1 authority on gift giving, and we are excited to get the input of gift givers across the country. " is renowned for offering consumers inspired gift ideas, advice and interactive shopping services that enable them to become better, more organized gift-givers. 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.

The full list of 2011 Giftee Award Categories are:

  • Best Active & Healthy Gift
  • Best Gift for Modern Teens
  • Best Gift for the Hostess
  • Best Gift Under $25
  • Best Office Secret Santa Gift
  • Best 2011 Time Capsule Gift
  • Hottest Toy for Holiday
  • Best Edible Gift
  • Best Romantic Gift
  • Most Wacky Gift is the # 1 gift recommendation site, offering consumers hand-picked gift ideas and personalized shopping services that enable them to become better, more organized gift-givers. combines editorial sourcing with interactive tools including their personality-based gift finder to deliver the most relevant and unbiased gift options available; ranging from popular and trendy to unique and unexpected. For more information, visit was founded in 2005 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA).