About the Giftees

The Giftees recognize the best in gifting from across the web. From the most popular gadgets to the best gift under $25, The Giftees '10 exciting categories highlight the top gift ideas of 2012 as nominated and voted by you!

Nominate Your Favorite gift Ideas - Now Through to October 5th
Do you have a favorite gift idea? Is there product that you've seen online that would be perfect in one or more of the Giftees categories? Nominate it for a 2012 Giftee and you could win a $1000 holiday shopping spree courtesy of Gifts.com. See the Official Rules and read our FAQ for full details.

Giftees Finalists
All nominees will be evaluated by a panel of judges from esteemed lifestyle magazines and popular blogs to determine ten finalists in each category. Read more details about each of the 2012 Giftees judges below.

Voting - October 22 to November 9th
Giftees winners are chosen by you! Cast up to one vote in each category per day.

Winners Announced November 26th
The Giftees winner in each category will be announced on Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year.


The Gift Gurus at Gifts.com are joined by expert judges from around the web. The Judges will review all nominations to determine the ten finalists for each category. Then it's up to You to pick the winners!

Amity Hook Sopko


Green Gifts Guide

At Green Gifts Guide, Amity Hook-Sopko offers fresh, eco-friendly advice on gift giving and celebrations. Featured by The Nature Conservancy as a top resource on green gift giving and voted among the Top 25 Eco-friendly blogs, Amity shares ethical and eco gift ideas and how to wrap them without creating waste.

Dawn Sandomeno & Elizabeth Mascali

Co-founders & Owners,

Party Bluprints Inc.

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Party Bluprints Blog, are lifestyle and entertaining experts and the authors of Plan to Party. Dawn and Elizabeth, have been featured on NBC TODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, and Redbook to name a few.

Drea Lester

Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer,

Red Tricycle

Drea Lester is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Red Tricycle, an online city guide for busy parents. Their mission is simple: to help parents have more fun with their kids. As a self-certified "gadget and gear geek," she has virtually owned, tested, or tried every single piece of popular baby and kid equipment on the market!

Jamie Greenspan

Manager of Marketing and Business Development,


Jamie is Evite's Marketing and Business Development Manager. She partners with great companies for events and cross-promotions and is also responsible for developing Evite's voice across the Evite website and social media. Creative, particular and chic, Jamie won't settle until she finds the perfect gifts — for others, or herself.

Jill Smokler

Creator & Author,

Confessions of a Scary Mommy

Jill Smokler blogs about motherhood — the good, the bad and the scary — at scarymommy.com. Her take on motherhood has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Huffington Post and a vast array of waiting room type magazines. Her first book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy, is available now. She thinks you'll love it.

Kimberly Coleman


Foodie City Mom & Mom in the City

Kimberly combines three of her passions — food, city life and motherhood — on her Foodie City Mom lifestyle blog. A graduate of Columbia College and former financial researcher, she became a parenting researcher and writer after giving birth to her son. Kimberly is also the founder of Mom in the City.

Kimberly Vetrano

Owner & Editor,


Kimberly is the owner and editor of She Scribes. She is a mom, wife, blogger, freelance writer & photographer and mini-zoo keeper. Kimberly resides in the suburbs of New York City with her husband, two children, five cats and a dog. She enjoys writing about a variety of subjects on her site including entertainment, product reviews, family life, parenting and more.

Laurie Schacht

CTO (Chief Toy Officer),

Toy Insider & Toy Book

Laurie is co-Publisher of The Toy Insider and CTO (chief toy officer) for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, as well as the contributing toy editor for Woman's Day magazine, and Founder of The Big Toy Book. Laurie has appeared in major media outlets such as USA Today and The Today Show.

Melissa Chapman

Relationships, Parenting and Lifestyle Blogger,

Married My SugarDaddy, Staten Island Family & Lifetime Moms

Melissa Chapman blogs about marriage and everything in between at marriedmysugardaddy.com and currently helms www.thestatenislandfamily.com after writing her Kids in the City column for four years. She is also a Lifetime Mom and has appeared on ABC News, Momtourage, Babble, The Washington Post, and TimeOut NY Kids.

Trae Bodge

Senior Editor and Media Spokesperson,

RetailMeNot Insider

Consumer spending expert Trae Bodge is a senior editor and spokesperson for The RetailMeNot Insider, an online lifestyle magazine developed by RetailMeNot, the world's leading destination for online coupon codes and deals. Trae is regularly featured on FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC and many radio stations.

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