Friday, December 17, 2010

{The Best Gift You Ever Gave}

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.

For me there are so many things that make a great gift. I have received many wonderful things and have thought about the best gift I ever gave.

I think the best gift I ever gave was to my mother who had been bed ridden and very very ill for years. She was very sick when I was a little girl, with Huntington's Disease. After years of it getting worse, she was confined to a hospital and really had no idea who I or anyone in our family was. I was about 15 at that point. There really was not much for anyone to do but be with her. One day my twin sister and I brought her a stuffed animal to lay in her bed always; we were young girls and thought this would comfort my mother. She had it for years as she slowly deteriorated. We always thought it did indeed comforted her. She died 3 years later. I lived in another state and had to make arrangements. In doing that, the nursing home kind of just threw her things away. It was very sad, this woman had nothing. But one nurse had the toy my sister and I had given my mother. It was wonderful to know that it brought my mother comfort as she died, and I hope she always knew we were there - even if it was just a toy. This toy sits in my daughters room now.

What was the greatest gift you have ever gave? Leave me a comment I would love to hear about it :)

More info about Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)

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

More info about the Ultimate SWAGG Getaway Sweepstakes

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, and it has a pretty kick butt prize, including:

* 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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Kristina said...

I couldn't quite remember which material gift. And now I feel bad. I have a lousy memory... I'd get back to you on that.

KJ said...

I think the best gift I ever gave was a wrap for my mom. She saw it in a store window and wanted it badly, but it was NOT in the budget.
I was working at my very first job and managed to save up (part-time minimum wage it took quite a while) and get it for her.