It’s Business Time: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and Contest

We’re fortunate to encounter individuals, organizations and companies doing work which we consider righteous. Our unofficial 2012 holiday gift guide launched the concept for this year’s compilation with prizes to boot. Based on our research of companies and brands we deem interesting, innovative and inspirational, we’ve asked for product submissions for our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and Contest. The result is a chance for entrants to win featured products in this post. We hope it’s as fun and informative for you as it is for us!

November highlighted Curandera NYC (curing urban ailments), EiR NYC (named for a Norse goddess), Kharma Khare (recycled tires-cum-yoga mats) and Outlaw Yoga (helping at-risk populations). December features additional products made by companies who have agreed to share their wares with contest winners. Jingle all the way.

Image courtesy of Cole + Parker.

Cole + Parker designs swanky socks that help entrepreneurs in the developing world launch businesses through Kiva. Thrilled to reference Business Socks at every opportunity. Week to win: December 2.

Image courtesy of Mala for Vets.

Mala For Vets, founded by Chris Eder–retired US Air Force MSgt with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)–donates portions of proceeds to non-profit organizations and customizes malas such as this one to benefit Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans. This prayer bead necklace is made with obsidian–a supportive and protective stone–forming a shield against negativity. Ganesha, the Hindu elephant deity, is known as the “remover of obstacles.” What could be more positive? Week to win: December 9.

Image courtesy of Frankincense and Rose.

Frankincense and Rose blends locally sourced ingredients resulting in products intended to naturally nurture. Week to win: December 16.

Image courtesy of The Social Media Monthly

The Social Media Monthly keeps us socials on top of our game. The first and only print and digital magazine devoted exclusively to exploring social media’s impact on business, society and culture. Your year-long subscription awaits. Week to win: December 23.

Image courtesy of Kimberlyoh Designs.

Make your mark and have your initial hand-stamped on this wrist bracelet by Kimberlyoh Designs, thus launching yourself into the New Year fully in touch with your identity. This heart-of-gold artist felt compelled to reconnect to her passion, and so launched her line on ever-loving Etsy. Here’s to following our creative Calling. Week to win: December 29.

Here’s how to participate:

Folks are invited to visit our Facebook page and leave a comment as to why winning the featured product of the week would make your day OR folks may enter their comment in the comment section of this post. Winners are chosen by Urban Siren, LLC based on their compelling creativity. Prize are announced each Monday on Facebook and the weekly winner is announced each Friday on or before 5:00 p.m. EST through January 3, 2014.

Rules and Disclaimers:
  • Void where prohibited
  • This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Urban Siren, LLC is utilizing Facebook as a platform to share the contest and invite entrants to share their thoughts on each product of the week for a chance to win
  • No product purchase necessary for entry
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older
  • The contest is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and all other territories); prizes may only be shipped to destinations which meet this geographical criteria
  • One comment submission per entrant per prize
  • Urban Siren, LLC reserves the right to change prizes should a featured prize become unavailable
  • Entrants agree that Urban Siren, LLC may use their name in announcing the winner should the entrant win unless otherwise specified by the entrant
  • Entrants may receive a message from an Urban Siren, LLC representative requesting shipping information should their entry be chosen as the winning comment. Address, email and phone number will not be shared publicically with Urban Siren, LLC’s readership though a shipping address may be shared with a representative from the company that produces or represents the featured product for prize shipping purposes
  • Urban Siren, LLC will not use a winner’s address for any purpose other than to send a winner’s prize or share with the company that produces or represents the featured product for prize shipping purposes. Urban Siren, LLC does not accept responsibility for how the winner’s address may or may not be used by aforementioned companies
  • Urban Siren, LLC is not responsible for any prizes that do not reach their shipping destination
  • Urban Siren, LLC is in no way liable for the safety or use of products offered through this contest or on our website
  • Urban Siren, LLC waives liability for any damage or injury to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered
  • Prizes are not redeemable for cash and must be accepted as is

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