SWAGG is a free mobile app (download here) that lets you shop smarter using your mobile phone. Buy, send or swap SWAGG GIFTS and organize your old school plastic gift cards.
For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) , up to $125,000.
Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! Download the SWAGG app and then visit the Ultimate SWAGG Getaway Sweepstakes site to enter to win a trip for two to the Sundance Film Festival. Entry deadline is January 3, 2011, 11:59pm, PST.
I love buying gifts for people that I know they will really appreciate. That is one reason I hate waiting until the last minute to shop because I feel I’m tempted to buy something that will “work” at a price that might be more than my budget but I just need to find something, anything.
Thinking back to the best gift that I ever gave, I have one that immediately comes to mind. Two years ago I received a free (as in sort of free because you pay inflated s/h) offer for a photo book. I decided to make the book for my mom using photos from the entire year of my family. I thought it was going to be fun and simple project but instead it was quite timing consuming to plan pictures and layouts. I also tried to come up with funny captions with each page which added to my work. And because I had waited until the day before it expired to work on the book, I had a nasty deadline looming at me as I tried to frantically finish.
Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! I have never given my mother anything that brought her as much joy as that gift. It didn’t matter what else I got her that year because all she gushed about was the photo book. I caught her looking at it over and over again. And that made my time and frustrations oh so worth it.
I have found the best gifts are ones in which time or thought shows. Whether you make something handmade or remember something they told you they loved months before, the best gifts are those elicit an emotional response. That doesn’t necessarily mean screaming up and down hysterically because you spent a lot of money. It means that you’ve touched them, that you’ve shown that you care. That they get all warm and fuzzy after they open it. Those are the gifts worth giving. And while I like to give to families in need at the holidays and I don’t know how a toy I’ve donated may have ultimately affected a child and their family, I like to think those little gifts (gestures really) made a difference. That I gifted them with some of those warm fuzzies too!
If you haven’t yet checked out SWAGG, now would be a great time to do so! With this amazing app you no longer have to worry about lost gift cards or keeping them with you. Instead, store them on your smartphone!
Now is the perfect time to download this app! SWAGG has partnered with non-profit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to SU2C up to $125,000. Awesome, right?! Visit the SU2C site for more info.
Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a lucky pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! The sweepstakes is offered exclusively through the Clever 1000 the prize includes:
- 2 night/3 day stay at Yarrow Hotel in Park City Utah (Jan 21 – Jan 23, 2011)
- Ground transportation to and from hotel to airport in Park City, Utah
- Dinner for two at Tao Lounge, including 2 nightclub passes
- All access to The House of SWAGG Gifting Suite
- 2 tickets to a movie premiere on Saturday, January 22nd — movie tbd
- $4,000 value
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