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CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Dakota’s Personalized Gifts Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts

Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts started about 5 years ago with the Anniver­sary Rose mak­ing roses for the tra­di­tional anniver­sary (i.e. 1st year paper, 2nd year cot­ton, 5th year wood etc). Then, they expanded into per­son­al­ized anniver­sary gifts, and also opened a sec­ond web­site called The Anniver­sary Rose! Both offer gor­geous Hand painted acces­sories includ­ing banks, jew­elry hold­ers, brush and comb sets, wal­lets and totes, duf­fle bags and back­packs, and sta­tionery — just to name a few!!

It all began back when they started get­ting many requests for per­son­al­ized Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christ­mas gifts. That’s when they came up with Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts. They con­tinue to expand with new prod­ucts and updated equip­ment all the time which allows them to pro­duce most of the items and per­son­al­ize in house. They have every­thing on both of these phe­nom­e­nal sites!

Gifts range from pic­ture frames and photo albums, to orna­ments, t-shirts and baby creep­ers and rompers, and gifts for the home.

You can find items rang­ing from gifts for birth­days, wed­ding gifts, kitchen & bath, go-green can­vas tote bags, baby gifts, golf gifts and so much more! All of these gifts can be per­son­al­ized for all spe­cial occa­sions and hol­i­days. Are you in search of  brides­maid gifts, Christ­mas gifts, or a spe­cial Mother’s Day gift? Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts is defi­nately your one-stop shop!!

One of the things I really liked is that all of the gifts can be per­son­al­ized to make it extra spe­cial! They offer super fast per­son­al­iza­tion — and from per­sonal expe­ri­ence — their deliv­ery time as well as cus­tomer ser­vice skills are beyond outstanding!!

Dakota Gifts pack­ages using recy­cled paper, biodegrad­able peanuts and they ship USPS as often as they can because USPS already goes to every address every­day, so why make UPS or oth­er­wise waste all of that fuel? This is how they are try­ing to save the world, one gift at at time!

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“We started in a spare bed­room about 5 years ago more as a part time hobby than a busi­ness with The Anniver­sary Rose mak­ing roses for the tra­di­tional anniver­sary gifts (i.e. 1st year paper, 2nd year cot­ton, 5th year wood etc) cut­ting rose petals by hand with scis­sors.  It quickly grew from a part time hobby to a full time busi­ness, adding help and equip­ment to keep up. Then, we started expand­ing into per­son­al­ized anniver­sary gifts.  We started get­ting many requests from our cus­tomers for per­son­al­ized wed­ding, Mother’s & Father’s Day and Christ­mas gifts etc.  That’s when we started Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts. Soon the busi­ness took over a sec­ond bed­room and the garage, the fol­low­ing year it occu­py­ing two bed­rooms, the garage & a full base­ment. With no room left to expand we were forced to move into a com­mer­cial loca­tion in 2009.  We con­tinue to expand with new prod­ucts and updated equip­ment all the time which allows us to pro­duce most of the per­son­al­ized items in house.”

I chose a really gor­geous clock to review, (Friends For­ever Keep­sake Heart Clock) and requested that they add the name ‘Becky’, for my best friend. It looked really beau­ti­ful in the pic­ture on the web­site, but after it was per­son­al­ized and deliv­ered to me, I can assure you that the pic­tures do not actu­ally do these gifts jus­tice! I was beyond impressed with it, and the com­pli­ments on it are end­less!! I will defi­nately be order­ing a lot more of these won­der­ful per­son­al­ized gifts from Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts as I am now sold on this great company!!

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I give both of these amaz­ing sites a huge thumbs up! I totally rec­om­mend Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts and The Anniver­sary Rose to everyone!!

The very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts and The Anniver­sary Rose have gra­ciously offered to give 1 very lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win 1 $50.00 gift cer­tifi­cate to shop at either of these two web­sites! SWEET!!

To Enter:

Manda­tory Entry – ***This is a MUST!! Those who don’t ful­fill the very first entry will be dis­qual­i­fied! Also, any com­ments such as ‘enter me’ or ‘love to win’ will be deleted.***

1) Head on over to Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts and The Anniver­sary Rose and choose one spe­cial gift from both places that you would love to have!

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

*****EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of win­ning!!)********** Leave com­ments all in one com­ment box, or in sep­a­rate boxes, that is totally up to you! Note: All entries left in one box only counts as one entry so your choice!****************

SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

Fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect – this is also on the right hand side of my blog.

Fol­low @coolcanucks on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

Tweet this con­test! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

(Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

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Pur­chase from Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts and The Anniver­sary Rose for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to both US & Canada and expires on Octo­ber 26th, 2010**

A HUGE thank you to Dakota’s Per­son­al­ized Gifts and The Anniver­sary Rose for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Best Bath Store Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Friday, March 5th, 2010

 

Wel­come to Best Bath Store! Their goal is to leave cus­tomers with a lux­u­ri­ous, relax­ing, and puri­fy­ing expe­ri­ence when­ever you use any of Best Bath Store’s 100% nat­ural bath and body, skin care, and hair care prod­ucts. Their motto is sim­ple: “We deliver top-quality prod­ucts with respect to human and ani­mal life and to the envi­ron­ment we live in.”

Their bath and body selec­tion is not only lux­u­ri­ous, but will aim for full body relax­ation. Their Bath Acces­sories and Dead Sea Prod­ucts will exfo­li­ate and renew your skin for touch­able results. View the exten­sive selec­tion of Bath Bombs and Bath Salts, where a peace­ful spa expe­ri­ence is just a bath tub away, or Nat­ural Hand­made Soaps and Lotions that will mois­tur­ize and reju­ve­nate your skin. Not only are these prod­ucts both won­der­ful and rea­son­ably priced, they smell good and give you that oh so fresh feel­ing after it’s usage!!

I had the plea­sure of review­ing their Dead Sea prod­ucts and let me tell you, they are com­pletely AMAZING!! I used the Dead Sea foot scrub, Facial Scrub, Mud Mask, and body bar — all of which let my skin feel­ing smooth and revi­tal­ized! Com­pletely impres­sive — and I am now sold on these products!!

There are a bil­lion com­pa­nies out there who say they deliver, but you are often dis­ap­pointed after spend­ing a lot of hard-earned money just to try. This is just not the case with Best Bath Store as their results are promising!!

No Ani­mal Test­ing — Cru­elty Free Prod­ucts — (Another huge plus!!)
 
Best Bath Store’s Thoughts and Poli­cies on Ani­mal Testing:

 
Best Bath Store has never and will never test our prod­ucts, raw ingre­di­ents, or ANYTHING else on ani­mals. We use only 100% nat­ural ingre­di­ents and test the fin­ished prod­ucts on our­selves, friends, and fam­ily. We are com­mit­ted to never sourc­ing our raw ingre­di­ents from com­pa­nies who test on ani­mals. We believe human test­ing will let us know if our prod­ucts are good. Human test­ing, via focus groups, pro­vides us with spe­cific feed­back on how to improve our products.”

 

 

 

Win it!!

 

The very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Best Bath Store has offered to give one lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win one soap and bath bomb of their choice!! Wooooohooooo! Exciting!!

 

To Enter:

*****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

 

1)  Head on over to Best Bath Store and tell me which type of won­der­ful prod­uct that you would love to try!

 

2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

 

 
3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

 

******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

 
————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

 

EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of winning!!)

 

Fol­low @coolcanucks and @bestbathstore on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

 

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks  and @bestbathstore! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *Do this ONLY MAXIMUM of ONCE a day, and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link* (Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

 

Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

 

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

 

Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

 
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Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

 
Pur­chase any­thing from Best Bath Store 
for the dura­tion of the give­away
and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

 

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on April 29th, 2010**

 

A HUGE thank you to Best Bath Store for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

 

Con­grats to #68

 

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  •  crys­talp
    March 5th, 2010 at 7:39 pm 

    Your but­ton is pretty and I am sleepy
    #5

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