2015 Holiday Gift Guide Submissions

Hi Everyone!! 

I’m super excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! Our goal this year is to compile an awesome Holiday Gift Guide that will include items perfect for everyone on your shopping list: Kids, Babies, Dad, Mom, and more!holiday gift guide 2

Over the past seven years, our gift guides have been a major hit and this year is to make it BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER!

I have two daughters (23 & 20) and two sons (4 & 8), but no worries if you have an item that doesn’t fit my children’s age range.  I have additional contributors that are available for reviewing products as well.

Why Be Included In Our Holiday Gift Guide:

From November 1 through December 22, we will feature gift ideas on As They Grow Up.  This is the best time to get your product out there since so many of my readers will be making lists and online shopping continues to increase!

So what do you get?

As part of As They Grow Up 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, your brand will receive:

  • A featured blog post on As They Grow Up (not just a snippet)
  • A minimum of two tweets promoting your product/brand
  • An Instagram Post 
  • A post on Facebook
  • Inclusion in our Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Pinterest Board
  • Inclusion in our Holiday Gift Guide roundup page 

Last year was the first year that we did a dedicated Holiday page promoting all our gift recommendations and it was a major hit.  I include a photo of the product/brand and a link to the review.  This is a great way for readers to find exactly what they are looking for.

The Roundup page will also be advertised through social media as well as being linked through our a linked image on our sidebar.  This allows for greater visibility.  The Roundup page will stay up on our site through June 2016.

How to be included in the Holiday Gift Guide Roundup Page:

There is no additional fee to be part of the Holiday Gift Guide RoundUp page, but there is a minimum value of $25. The minimum can be met with a single product or a combination of several smaller products.  Only full-sized products can be submitted for review, and will not be returned. Smaller products will be featured together in one post.  There is an additional fee for a feature blog post without product.  Please feel free to contact me for more information regarding this.

How to increase your visibility even more?

We highly encourage you to also consider running a giveaway with us in order to maximize on reader interest. 

Product Reviews that feature giveaways will be promoted further via various listings on Giveaway websites, additional tweets, shared on private groups, etc.  If you choose, we can have the Mandatory entry option to be visit your brands website.  We also include additional entries directing entrants to your social networks, as well as tweeting the giveaway (up to three times daily)

Types of products would we be interested in featuring

  • Gifts for babies & toddlers
  • Gifts for kids
  • Gifts for teens and/or young adults
  • Gifts for women
  • Gifts for men
  • Gifts for dogs
  • Eco-Friendly products
  • Products for the home
  • Stocking Stuffers
  • Products for the Home

Deadlines:

The earlier your products are received, the more promotion they will receive.  Products included in our Holiday Gift Guide must be received no later than December 15th, 2015.  As much as we would like to take products at a later date, we fill it isn’t fair to the company since the exposure time will be limited.

If you are interested in being included in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, please submit your product by emailing s at samantha@astheygrowup.com and include “Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Submission” in the subject link.