Close to Home now accepting products for annual Holiday Gift Guide


2013 holiday gift guide

Are you looking to have your latest product or your BRAND featured to a large audience and social media sites? If so, Close to Home would like to invite you to promote your company in our  2nd Annual Holiday Gift Guide.

The Close to Home Holiday elGift Guide 2013 will be begin publication starting November 1st 2013. All giveaways will end on December 10, 2013 to allow for delivery of prizes to our winning readers.


To participate we ask that a minimum of $50 in full size, nonreturnable product(s) be sent in exchange for our honest review. You may also choose to offer a discount code or coupon to all viewers which will be listed in the post. We can also provide a giveaway for the product/products offered. This is a great way to entice viewers to purchase the promoted item immediately. Product for review will need to be received no later than November 15th. 

Products/sponsored posts are featured in the order they are received. All products for the giveaway must be mailed directly from sponsor to our winners with no shipping costs.



In the instance your company is unable to provide product for review & a giveaway we can offer you a Sponsored Post. A fee of $55 is accessed for a post written and published within 48 hours of payment (via Paypal) highlighting the product,and where it can be purchased. You can also choose to include an exclusive discount code inserted within the post for our readers. Hi resolution photos required for this type of posting.


  • For Kids and Tweens any Apparel, footwear, Toys (for children ages 7 to 12)
  • Travel (luggage, etc.)
  • Electronics
  • For the Foodies (kitchen appliances, gadgets, food items, etc.)
  • For the Home (indoors & outdoors including decor & tools)
  • Stocking Stuffers
  • For Guys/For Women (jewelry for women, accessories and clothing)
  • Pets (Cat or Dog)

Only Family and PET friendly products please and no ebooks, apps or books at this time.

As part of the Close to Home 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, your brand will receive:

  • A fully detailed honest review post (or highlighted post if sponsored only)
  • A post on our Facebook Fan page
  • A listing on our Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Pinterest Board
  • Tweets throughout the event promoting your product and brand
  • Inclusion in our Holiday Gift Guide Page

If you are a PR rep or business owner who is interested in being featured in the Close to Home 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, please contact me at [email protected] or fill out our contact form below.

When contacting, please include which product(s) you are interested in having reviewed/featured during the gift guide as well as what you are offering for a giveaway. Be sure to include the total retail value.

Filling out the form does NOT automatically approve your product(s) for inclusion into the gift guide. You will be contacted via email with the status of your acceptance.

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