Once again, Christmas is starting to sneak up on us. It’s been a year of tremendous growth in readership for LivingWithBeth.com. Plus, I’m working on writing a Kindle book, which I hope to release in November.
Every year, LivingWithBeth publishes gift ideas throughout the holiday season. According to Google Analytics, LivingWithBeth’s readership includes large percentages of both men and women. LivingWithBeth readers are largely interested in cooking, home decor, TV, entertainment, technology and health/fitness.
Kinds of Products Accepted for the 2016 Holiday Gift Guides
Ask yourself if this is something that you’d give as a gift to someone you love. That’s the most important thing to consider.
Because of time constraints, I also limit review items to those that my family can actually use. However, I try to remain flexible and open to new experiences.
These are items of particular interest:
- Tech gifts. I’m a computer geek, and so is my 12-year-old daughter. We love great gadgets. Also, as noted above, many of LivingWithBeth’s readers are technophiles.
- Products kids like. My six-year-old is really into Pokemon Go and Minecraft. She’s also a huge fan of shoes. At her age, she still grows out of shoes on a semi-regular basis. She doesn’t see that as a negative – it means she needs more shoes! Both girls are way more artistic than their mom, too. They like weaving looms, jewelry making kits and other items that allow them to create things with their own hands.
- Household, lawn and kitchen gadgets. As a mom with a full-time job and then some, I’m all for products that make my life easier. Anything that makes lawn work less of a drag is high on my list, too. That’s not one of my favorite chores, but something that has to be done.
- Subscription boxes. These make fantastic gifts for far away relatives and friends. I’ve reviewed these in the past, and there are so many different ones that gift givers are sure to find something for everyone on their gift lists.
- Gifts for cats. We have two quite playful cats who love climbing and chewing things. We lost our beloved Mimi last Christmas Eve. We had been used to elderly cats for so long that we forgot what it was like to have younger kitties who are a year or two old. They like to tear around the house at all hours of the night. One of their favorite activities is chewing and tearing apart toilet paper, so we have to make sure the bathroom doors are always closed.
- Food gifts. Gift boxes containing meat and cheese are most welcome and don’t last long in my house. My older daughter has a sweet tooth and would gladly devour any yummy sweet treats that arrive. Sorry, but I don’t drink coffee, so anything coffee-related wouldn’t work for me. My husband only drinks coffee on rare occasions.
Gift Guide Requirements
I accept only full-size, non-returnable products for review purposes. There’s no minimum dollar amount. However, low-value items might not be accepted due to the amount of time required to conduct reviews.
Also, please include any website or social media links you’d like me to put in the review. Include where to buy the product, and let me know of any special deals or coupons available, too, so I can share those with my readers.
How Much Does It Cost?
I don’t charge for reviews or inclusion in the Holiday Gift Guides. If you don’t have a product to provide, please contact me for my price list for advertising and sponsored posts.
I’ll probably publish multiple gift guides with various themes. I won’t include competing products in the same post.
How About a Separate Review Outside of the Gift Guide?
Certainly. I’m happy to consider review products at any time of the year. Please read my PR page for more information.
Do keep in mind, however, that for holiday giving, round-up or list posts tend to perform much better on social media than straight-up reviews.
What’s the Schedule for the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide?
I’ll start publishing 2016 Gift Guide posts in November. I’ll continue accepting submissions throughout November. I’ll have to stop accepting submissions in the first week of December at the latest.
Interested? Contact me right away to make sure you don’t miss out.
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