Christmas/Holiday Gift Guide 2013 and Giveaways….Lots of Giveaways

Here’s the deal.  Shopping Local isn’t just trendy, it’s a great way to support your community.  The money you spend with a MBB (that’s mom-based-business for those not in the know) or locally owned company stays in our community.  It pays for dance classes and baseball, for pizza dinners on busy nights, and PTA dues.  I love shopping local, and I’m happy to offer you some fun local options, mom-owned options, and some fun gifts to boot.  Not everyone is going to be a small business on this list, but they’re all people in our community, and I think that’s super cool.

Happy Shopping, and good luck if you enter to win something!! I’ll draw winners on Monday, December 23rd.

Single Item Giveaways (Alphabetical):



Animated Child

Offering classes in foreign language, arts, STEM, and more, The Animated Child is the perfect place to send Grandparents for Gift Cards.  I personally love the idea of giving my child an activity rather than a present- it takes up no room in the house and engages their brain! Perfect! Or, tell Grammy and Pop-Pop that a great gift would be a night off for you and your hubby! The Animated Child offers great Parent Night Out Programs with various themes including Minecraft!! A PNO is the perfect time to check out Animated Child, especially if you’re considering one of their preschool/day school programs which include Last Child in the Woods and French Immersion. They’re offering a free night out for a lucky reader, too!

Enter to win a free parents night out at Animated Child. 

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Fit 4 Mom PWC

Fit 4 Mom PWC– (formerly Stroller Strides) offers exercise programs for EVERY mom in ANY stage of motherhood. Check us out on FacebookTwitter and our website or call 571-220-9687 for more information.  See individual giveaway for December/January specials. All new Stroller Strides members BUY ONE MONTH GET ONE FREE AND 1/2 off Equipment fee (exp. 12/31/13)  20% OFF Passes. (10 Class Pass, Tri-Class Pass and 2 Class Pass) Body Back Session beginning January 7 in Woodbridge:  NEW ENROLLMENTS RECEIVE 1/2 OFF SESSION COST (expires 12/31/13) NEW YEARS SPECIAL:  Stroller Strides Equipment fee lowered to $20.14 for all new members. (for January ONLY). 

 Enter to win- 2 winners will receive a $40 gift card to use on any class/pass/session. 

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Game Truck

Game Truck can heat up any winter gathering, holiday party, or birthday celebration with the hottest games brought directly to your home or office!! Any Gametruck party booked in December for a December party is $75 off, code zm42.  In addition to their great savings for PwcMoms readers, they’re also giving away a Battroborg Robot with the “rare and coveted gold fist of fury!” I have no clue what that means- but I know that the kids in my life would absolutely flip out over it!! 
Enter to win a Battroborg Robot. 

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“Once upon a time there was a girl who loved to dance, workout, and then go out (coffee shop, mall, lunch)! Sometimes she didn’t have time to do an entire outfit change and just wanted to do the minimum to look fashionable, chic, and be comfy.” If this sounds like you, or a girlfriend, then Skirt the Issue may be the perfect present this year! In a variety of colors and prints, Skirt the Issue has something for everyone! 
One Skirt

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Soccer Shots

There is no better gift (as far as I’m concerned) than one that doesn’t take up space in your closets, and Soccer Shots has you covered! With winter seasons starting January 13th, Soccer Shots is a great way to teach your child the essential skills of a great game.  Soccer Shots is for children ages 2-8 that meets once a week in various locations, including schools and daycare centers, if you’d like to get the program to come to your child! Skills covered aren’t just “soccer skills” but include speed, agility, coordination, and balance.  With sessions all four seasons, you can keep your child healthy and active through Soccer Shots!!  

Enter to win a $40 gift card to Soccer Shots
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The Tiny Human

The Tiny Human is an online boutique specializing in handmade accessory items.  Owner-mom Caitlin makes custom shirts, skirts, dresses, headbands, snack bags, and more!! Visit her website to place your order, and mention PwcMoms for $5 off your December order!  The Tiny Human is offering a $40 gift card good for any of the items in their store!! What an awesome prize!!

Enter to win a $40 gift card for your choice of items. 
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Touch of Gold

Touch of Gold is my favorite jewelry store (which may be because I worked there and love the ladies, but may also be because I’m totally addicted to Troll Beads!).  Located in Historic Occoquan, Touch of Gold’s fun favorite for Christmas 2013 is Kameleon Jewelry- which is an awesome pick for anyone because it’s Sterling Silver bases are very affordable, and with hundreds of interchangeable jewel “pops” to choose from, you can change your jewelry with every season with just a change in pop! Touch of Gold is offering a Limited Edition Pendant with an Angel Pop, and Emerald Isle Pop for you to swap out, a silver chain, and a holiday compact to hold your jewel pops.  You can purchase this special set for $89 at Touch of Gold all season long, or win it here!

Enter to win a “Make the Season Pop” set. 
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The PwcMoms Basket of Awesome 2013:

Baby Blossom offers a variety of baby, toddler, and child friendly products, including strollers, car seats, travel gear, high chairs, bath and potty, clothing and gifts, and more.  Check them out online or in-store for high-quality products for your child!  $25 gift card

Brixx serves up salads, wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and more.  A great atmosphere with fun special nights on a regular basis (usually featuring beer or wine), Brixx is a great place to spend an evening.  gift card

Cartoon Cuts makes getting a haircut fun! While some children are horrified at the idea of a little trim, Cartoon Cuts makes it easy with a kid-friendly environment, games, movies, and more.  $25 gift card

Shop not only local, but to do good, and order custom ornaments from Eme’s Army.  Ornaments come in a variety of colors and styles, and can feature any word you want! Perfect as a gift on its own, or as a “finishing touch” to a special wrapping job! Hostess gifts, teacher gifts, the possibilities are endless! Ornament

Fit 4 Mom PWC– (formerly Stroller Strides) offers exercise programs for EVERY mom in ANY stage of motherhood. Check us out on FacebookTwitter and our website or call 571-220-9687 for more information.  See individual giveaway for December/January specials.  2 $25 gift cards for use on any class/pass/session

Hitchcock Creative produces beautiful and original paper crafts including invitations, save the dates, menus, programs, note cards, thank you cards, and more.  Find them at their website, etsy, or Pinterest. PWC Moms readers get an exclusive offer of FREE shipping on all items through Dec. 20, 2013. Use code FREESHIP during check out. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more holiday deals and thanks for shopping local! Box set of 12 “Wizard of Oz” quotation cards with envelopes. 


Slumber Parties by Alyssa won’t have a gift for your kids- but she will definitely have the perfect gift for your boyfriend/husband/baby daddy/life partner.  Alyssa’s site features items from bath/body to lingerie and beyond.  Please note that her site is for moms only, not little ones.  Those who book a “Ladies Night In” in December will get an extra $50 in products.  Order placed before 12/14 get free shipping, which is the deadline to ensure Christmas delivery.  $20 gift card for your choice of item

The Smart Car Wash offers eco-friendly car wash, interior cleaning, and detailing right in Woodbridge!  This holiday season, Buy a $50 Gift Card, get an extra $25 FREE (You could give it away…or keep it for yourself!) $20 gift card

Soccer Shots offers skills sessions for children ages 2-8 teaching
cross-discipline skills including agility, coordination, balance, and speed.  With year-round programs, keeping your child healthy and active through soccer shots is easy! They even host programs for daycare centers and schools if you want to build a team at your location and avoid driving! $20 gift card




Tastefully Simple consultant Courtney Pomietto can help you shine while entertaining this Christmas! Count on her for easy-to-make and delicious to eat dips, seasonings, soups, sauces and more! PwcMoms who order over $50 will receive free shipping on their order, but be sure to contact Courtney directly to get that special deal! Warm Gatherings Collection

Truestar with Victoria Guarente offers a FREE diet and nutrition website that you can start using today.  Get 10% off vitamins and supplements by using Victoria’s link when placing your order.  TrueStrength Whey Protein

Also included in this gift basket are a few extra goodies from me.  There are some Jamberry Nail strips, a Citrus Calendula Soap from Ruby Reds Creations, a few Chick Fil A freebie cards, and a couple other surprises 🙂

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Other Great Shopping Options:
Fit 4 Mom PWC– (formerly Stroller Strides) offers exercise programs for EVERY mom in ANY stage of motherhood. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and our website or call 571-220-9687 for more information. See giveaway for December specials. 

Jamberry Nails- Let Jamie Vuong help you look great this holiday with over 300 designs for your fingers and toes.  Jamberry Nails come in adult and junior sizes, have no harsh chemicals, and right now, buy 3 and get 1 free!

Lilla Rose– Hollie Dermer can keep you looking gorgeous this season with hair clips and accessories for all ages.  Buy 3 get one FREE for new customers, free shipping on orders over $40.

Move More Fitness– Mom Adrienne Vose will help you give yourself the gift of fitness this year! Get in shape, have more energy, meet whatever goals you set for yourself!

Origami Owl Jinette Glassco will help you design the perfect, meaningful gift for friends, family, teachers, or anyone on your list!!

Poshing Maggie Maggie Montgomery’s Perfectly Posh products are all-natural, petroleum-free, and made in the US.  Posh has 7 holiday bundles starting at $19- perfect for the gift of pampering! Find Maggie on Facebook, too.

Ruby Reds Creations– Jami Harward creates doll accessories, fleece jackets (with hoods- so cute!) nativity sets, and more.

Taking Care of Business– Tatiana Horne will help you with all your errands, prep work, and other holiday hullabaloo! Give her a call, or schedule a gift car for an over-worked friend!

Wess Home Improvement– Getting your home ready to host for the holidays?  Maybe your list for Santa reads more like a honey-do? Purchase a $300 voucher and get $100 FREE (bonus for use on labor only)


Wild Ruby Sarah Mesienhelter runs her business via Amazon and can help you score great deals (check out this play kitchen!) check her out at Wild Ruby on Amazon.
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