Friday, November 1, 2013

2013 Holiday Gift Guide & HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to our annual Holiday Gift Guide!  We've teamed up with some awesome companies this year!  We hope you have fun browsing through these amazing products for gift ideas for everyone on your list.  And don't forget to enter our super duper 2 week giveaway!  It's a BIG one for TWO lucky readers!

For the Jewelry Lover

1.  Leather Wraps ~ Black Bracelets-Bangles with Double Tube Accents
A set of 6 black bracelets are decorated with double silver or gold plated tube accents.  These lead-free bohemian style bracelets are handmade with 100% real leather.  Tons more colors and sizes are available!

2.  London Manori 14 Karat Gold Vermeil Bee Necklace
Be the queen bee with this beautiful 14k gold vermeil necklace.  The sweet little bee hangs off a delicate chain and will look great on its own or layered with other necklaces from your collection.  Bee spectacular in this fabulous necklace!

What a special gift for the mommy of two!  The 5/8" and 7/8" discs are hand stamped with one name on each disc.  The 3/8" disc can be stamped with any of their design stamps.  You have your choice of three types of chains - box, ball or snake chain, sizes 16" and 18".

4.  Origami Owl Living Lockets
Create a one-of-a-kind living locket for yourself or someone you love.  First, select charms that have special meaning to you or your recipient.  Next, choose your favorite locket and chain.  Finally, add personality with a handstamped metal plate or dangles.  It's so easy and a ton of fun!

5.  Juicy Christians ~ Vintage Inspired Metal Heart Necklace
The vintage inspired metal heart necklace with rhinestone trimmings is uniquely handmade and therefore would make a wonderfully unique gift this year.  Each heart has a word stamped onto it.  You may select the word for your heart, too!  This necklace hangs about 27" from the neck.

6. Personalized Mirrored Glass Photo Jewelry Box
This lovely personalized jewelry box is a stunning gift to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and holidays! The beveled panels on the mirrored jewelry box give this an extraordinary sense of luxury and elegance.  This can be customized for your special someone.  The top features four crystals in each corner of the lid and a place for a 4x6 photo.  Two lines of text can be laser engraved to the lid to really take this jewelry box over the top!

7.  Shirleybird Jewellery ~ Jasmine Earrings in Crystal
Pretty as a princess!  These Dainty gold plated flower earrings with cubic zirconia and crackled glass are tarnish resistant and nickel and lead-free.  Approximately 1.2 inch drop.  Pair these with a cute little outfit for a night out on the town!

8.  Tracy Tayan Designs ~ Family Disc Necklace with Birthstones
Here is a beautiful necklace for a mother or grandmother.  The dangling birthstones represent each of their children or grandchildren.  Add as many as you need for $3 each.  A beautiful sterling silver filigree rose adorns the top of the disc.  Other charms are available.

For all the Breaking Bad fans!  Inspired by the teddy bear, you will find non-toxic jelly substance that mimics the swimming pool with bubbles and all inside!  The hand sculpted, highly detailed bear features "burnt" patches.  There is even a loose eyeball floating inside. The hanging laminated paper tag reads "Heisenberg" and "I'm the one that knocks."  Beside the tag, you'll find a genuine aquamarine Swarovski crystal that symbolizes blue crystal meth.  Includes an 18" cable style silver plated chain with gift box.

10.  Girlthree ~ Fine Silver Tiny Flower Pendant
This hand sculpted pretty fine silver forget me not flower pendant was created using fine silver clay and fired in a jeweler's kiln.  Once cooled, it was burnished, polished and oxidized to bring out the intricate detail.  Finally, it was waxed polished and burnished again to bring out its high shine.  A lot of work went into this lovely piece.  I'm sure you know someone who deserves such a beloved necklace! Arrives in a gift box with bow ready for gift giving.

For the Kiddos

1.  For Your Boy ~ Boys' 12 Days of Christmas Pajamas Set & Book
This cute set features a two piece set of pajamas and a book that can be read during the holidays! These 100% cotton Christmas pj's are snug fit and very comfortable with an all over print of Santa Claus, trains and robots.  Perfect for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning photos!

2.  Eddie Bauer ~ Aah-some Fleece Vest
The ultra-soft and plush sleeveless vest from Eddie Bauer will keep your kiddos toasty this winter!  It's super warm yet lightweight - a great and comfy combo for kids!  This active fit vest features zip pockets and fits nicely with a length of 21 1/2".  My daughter cannot get enough of her awesome vest and the raspberry color is gorgeous!

3.  Baby Wisp ~ Jasmine Headband
This is their softest satiny material yet!  This gorgeous, yet delicate flower lays flat with a glass bead center.  The super soft organza stretch elastic is the perfect headband for this soft and beautiful baby hair accessory.  Available in two sizes and many colors!

Parents and kids will love this adorable 20-piece Christmas nativity scene puzzle.  The sweet illustration will remind kids just how special Christmas truly is.  Recommended for ages 2+.

5.  Happy Goat Designs ~ Toddler Bigfoot T - Future Believers Series
Here's a fun t-shirt for those who believe there is more out there than we currently know, or for those who just want to have some fun.  Who wouldn't find it amazing to find out bigfoot, the lochness monster or aliens really exist?!  This Bigfoot shirt comes in two colors - brown and khaki.

6.  Laughing Giraffe Books ~ It's Elementary Book Set
This awesome book set features 12 high quality, hand selected books with free gift wrapping and shipping. Books make excellent gifts and this set is overflowing with boa constrictors, monkey business, clever mice and so much more!  These books have been delighting school age children for years! Now you can discover why this collection of twelve deserves a beloved placed in your home library.

What mom wouldn't love this glamorous and sophisticated sling?!  This Comfy Joey ring sling in ravishing red will add the perfect amount of sizzle to your every day mom attire.  Made from 100% dupioni silk and recommended for birth to 35 pounds.

8.  Tumblewalla ~ Organic Blue Elephant Dizzy Dress
This adorable navy dress with white layered ruffle sleeves features a wrap-around elephant applique made from super soft organic brushed cotton.  This collection is designed to inspire colorful play one tumble, tickle and smile at a time!  A portion of this purchase will go to select non-profit organizations dedicated to brightening the lives of children who don't have the opportunities to play as they should.
**Take 20% off your order with the discount code: funkymonkey20 - Expires December 31, 2013**

9.  Chunks Baby Junk ~ Bottle &Toy Tether/Sippy Strap with Suction Cup
This is one great sippy strap for all of the sippy cup throwing toddlers out there!  Your durable 15" strap will come made from a double layer of ribbon, metal D-ring, velcro and a removable suction cup.  It's so versatile and easy to use on certain tables, car windows, plastic high chair trays!  You can use it without the suction cup on strollers, shopping carts, car seats, wooden high chairs and more!

For the Fashionista

Show your joy this holiday season with this festive red v-neck t-shirt.  Features a darling little star in the back, too!  This shirt would look great for a holiday photos or grab a bunch for a matching group photo!

2.  HairJems ~ Metallic Royal Purple Hair Stick Pair
These gorgeous rich toned metallic purple hair sticks would dress up any outfit.  These are designed to give you versatility when styling your hair.  Wear one or both for a unique look!  These handmade hair sticks are made with beautiful crystals, beads and more!

3.  TumbleRoot ~  Truck Yeah! Tank Top
If you like it up loud and you're hillbilly proud, you're going to love this Tim McGraw inspired "Truck Yeah" tank top!  This original design is screen printed with quality inks onto comfy and super soft unisex American Apparel tank tops.  Fully machine washable and backed by their 100% guarantee.

4.  Savvy Deals ~ Daily Deals Website
This online boutique is full of items women love with something new listed every single day!
Be sure to check out their handmade and boutique deals with savings up to 80% this holiday season. You'll be so glad you did.

5.  Statement ~ Designer Inspired Crystal Fan Necklace
Statement necklaces are all the rage right now and this striking style will add a pop of color and sparkle to your holiday outfits.  This features a beautiful gold chain, clear rhinestones, and ivory, teal and pink beaded details.  It's a unique piece for those looking for one-of-a-kind jewelry.

For the Devoted Dad

1.  Picture Keeper ~ PK4
Now dad can save all his photos with this handy backup device.  Never worry about a crashed computer again!  It's so easy to use!  Just plug it in and the Picture Keeper will find your pictures for you.  It's perfect for sharing and preserving dad's favorite memories.  The PK4 will hold up to 4,000 pictures safely!  Larger sizes available.

2. ~ Personalized Kolorcoat Bottle Openers
Snag some of these cool personalized bottle openers for dad.  These make great stocking stuffers! You are able to choose your favorite style of bottle opener with their full color Kolorcoat process, or their professional and elegant screen printing.  There are a ton of designs to choose from!  Personalize with a name, sports team or message.  It's an affordable way to give big!

3.  Casetagram ~ Customized Mobile Cases
Now you can create a unique mobile case using your Instragram and Facebook photos!  This company provides an easy-to-use platform to bring your treasured photos to life.  Their cases have been featured on Good Morning America and E!, just to name a few!  Be sure to get one of these awesome cases for dad this year!

4.  CRKT ~ Onion Survival Parasaw
Functional and innovative, this bracelet is a fashion statement for the outdoorsman who wants to be prepared for any emergency that may arise.  The bracelet is made from braided paracord that snaps together with a plastic buckle.  Inside you'll find a tungsten carbide wire saw.  Unbraided, the bracelet in size large provides 141" of paracord and 18.5" of tungsten carbide wire with finger loop handles. 

For Healthy Living

1.  Aura Sensory ~ Hydrating Face Cream with Vitamin C Ester and MSM
Give the gift of great skin!  This very concentrated, hydrating and "glow" promoting face cream with MSM (a natural sulfur compound found in plants), vitamin C ester and several antioxidants will help promote an even, glowing skin tone to help prevent aging.  You will find NO parabens, petroleum, artificial colors or fragrances.

2.  Aspen Yoga Mats Custom Yoga Mats
Choose the yoga mat that speaks to you!  Nature your mind, body and spirit with these beautiful mats in five vibrant colors made to reflect your individual personality.  You get to choose your color and favorite icon design to create a mat that is unique and special to you.

3.  Almondina ~ All-Natural Crispy Almond Cookies
These crunchy, delicious and addictive almond cookies come in a bunch of yummy flavors!  They are free of cholesterol, coloring and preservatives and made with no added fat or salt.  At only 30 calories per slice, you can afford to eat these thin, healthy and tasty cookies all season long.

4.  e-cloth ~ Stainless Steel Cloth Pack
Ugh, dreaded fingerprints on stainless steel!  How many of you experience this daily?  Now you can clean your stainless steel appliances without the use of harsh chemicals and cleaners.  This stainless steel cloth and finishing cloth will clean and polish your appliances with just water.  The unique fibers in the chemical free cloth removes grease, oil, grime and bacteria.  Follow up with the finishing cloth for a smudge-free, buffed finish.

For a Happy Home

1.  Creations by Sasha ~ Mr. Right & Mrs. Always Right Mug Pair
That's right....Mrs. Always Right!  This fun set of white ceramic mugs have been hand-painted with love. You can even customize the back or the bottom with a date or name at no additional cost.  This makes a great engagement, bridal shower, wedding and Christmas gift!

2.  The Double Dubs ~ Reclaimed Barnwood Hand-Painted Sign
What a sweet sign!  This rustic hand painted barnwood sign is made from reclaimed wood from their Wisconsin farm.  The wood has been left untreated to let the beautiful natural grey patina and reddish tones show through.  The lovely quote and colorful dandelion silhouette design make this sign truly one-of-a-kind.

3.  Nine Space ~ Solid Bamboo Viscose Throw
Wrap up in the warmth of these classic bamboo throws.  These solid bamboo throws are woven in closely knitted twill weave from 100% bamboo viscose.  They're lightweight, soft and feature handmade tassels.  Available in a lovely variety of rich colors.  Perfect for the fall and winter seasons!

4.  Cute & Jazzy Designs ~ Personalized Santa Cookies Charger Plate
Santa will love seeing this personalized plate just for him on Christmas Eve!  You may personalize this with your children's names or with your family name.  The charger plate is made of heavy duty plastic and is not fragile so it can be enjoyed year after year!  Plate measures 13".

5.  CanvasHQ ~ Custom 16" x 24" Canvas Print
Now you can turn your photo into a beautiful custom canvas print!  This company is the choice of professional photographers and everyday people who are looking for the highest quality canvas work.  They take great pride in their work and want your photo on canvas to look perfect with their 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Whether it's baby pictures, family portraits, pet photos, wedding memories or photo collages, CanvasHQ will turn your memories into a masterpiece.

6.  Wallmonkeys ~ Variety of Farm Animals Wall Decal
Looking for the perfect wall decal?  You can find any subject you can think of at Wallmonkeys!  Their removable and reusable decals come contour cut with separate elements so you can place them around your room as you wish.

7.  Embellished Living ~ Handmade Winter Yarn Ball Wreath
This wreath is perfect for the chilly weather ahead! Doesn't it remind you of a cozy winter day?! Made with cream, white, and grey yarn and twine balls along with sparkly silver ornaments to add the perfect amount of glitz!  This wreath is perfect for the entire winter season.  It's elegant enough to a shabby wedding reception and classic enough to hang above your mantle or on your door during snowy winter months.

8.  Wild Fern Farm ~ Custom Pet Portrait
This is the ultimate gift for pet lovers!  These original paintings in pen and ink with watercolor wash are a great way to celebrate the life of a pet or a unique gift for the animal lovers in your life.  Painted on a 9" x 12" watercolor sheet with an image area approximately 6.75" x 8".   You supply the photo and let Wild Fern Farm do the rest!

9.  Jocelyn's Original Creations ~ Distressed Chestnut & Cream Cursive "Family" String Art
What a beautiful housewarming or holiday gift this would make!  The "Family" handwritten cursive lettering features amaretto string on a distressed chestnut and cream background.  This neutral piece would look great in any space.  This sign comes complete with a self leveling, center back wall hanger and felt pads at each corner.

10.  FeatherHen ~ Personalized Grandparent Pillow
Don't know what to get the grandparents this year?!  This personalized 12x16 pillow is perfect for the wonderful grandparents in your life.  More or less names can be added to make this one-of-a-kind pillow one they'll cherish forever.  This pillow features black print and an envelope closure.
**Take 10% off your order with the discount code:  ILIKEIT - expires December 31, 2013**

11.  Shark ~ Sonic Duo
Now you can clean your hard floors and carpets with one easy-to-use machine!  The Shark Sonic Duo cleans at 1000 scrubs per minute.  The microfiber washable pads and hard floor/carpet solutions are just what you need to remove spots and dirt.  The unique AirGlide maneuverability, swivel steering and head lights make cleaning easy.  Every mom needs one of these!

12.  Wind & Weather ~ Gold Glass Ball Lights, Set of 3
Dazzle your guests this holiday season with these beautiful gold glass ball lights featuring a mercury glass like effect.  A soft yellow glow from the center battery-powered light illuminates the small, medium and gold art glass globes.  The result is stunning and can be used to create a warm, magical feeling.  Use them all year round!  Includes a timer function that will light the balls for six hours with automatic shut off, relighting the balls 18 hours later.

For the Perfect Planner 

1.  Berry Sweet Parties ~ Penguin Winter Wonderland Party Package
This adorable party package is perfect for your party this winter!  You will receive a welcome/door sign, 12 favor tags, 12 cupcake toppers, a happy birthday and confetti.  It's everything you need for your fun-filled day in one convenient, and not to mention cute, package.

2.  Cupcake Swirl Mini Coffee Cake Baking Mold 25 ct.
These baking molds are great for your next party or for the baker in your life!  These adorable molds feature a dark brown paper background with a gold floral print overlay.   The molds are microwave, freezer and oven safe up to 390 degrees.  Planning on giving treats this year?  Bake up something sweet and use these for cute holiday gifts!

3.  Sweetheart Party Shop ~ Colorful Owl Birthday Party Banner
Have a HOOT of a time at your next party with this fun owl birthday banner!  This is created with premium cardstock, ribbon, tulle and rhinestone embellishments in pink, teal, purple, green and orange. The letters are even mounted with foam mounting squares to give it a dimensional appearance. Coordinating items also available from this darling shop.

4.  Ultra Pro ~ 3-Ring Coupon Organizer Binder
Get organized this holiday season with the stylish organizer binders from Ultra Pro.  Your 2" 3-ring binder will expand to hold up to 80 pages.  Each organizer binder features two inside cover pockets, a categories list on the back cover, coupon terminology sheet and 40 assorted Ultra Pro clear coupon pages with 235 pockets.

Create the Perfect Wish List

PickURGift ~ Give a Reverse Wish List
Is this you?!  You have great gift ideas, but you don't know what to give?  Let PickURGift help this year!  It's so easy, just create and send a page of your gift ideas.  Let your recipient pick the gift they would like, and voila, you'll never give an unwanted gift again!  Give the gift of choice from this clever company!  It's sure to be a hit!

Giveaway Time - Over $1,000 retail value for each winner!

It's our biggest 2 week giveaway to date!  TWO lucky readers will win ALL the prizes you see listed below!  Yep, you'll be able to cross off a lot of names on your list!  

A BIG thank you to all of the participating companies!  Click the links below to learn more about these awesome prizes.

Bottled Up Creations - Chipped Cup Necklace
Shirleybird Jewelery - Jasmine Earrings in Crystal
a.k.a. originals - $25 Gift Certificate
London Manori 14 Karat Gold Vermeil Bee Necklace
Aura Sensory - Facial Skincare Combo Pack
Tickled Peach Studio ~ Christmas Nativity Puzzle
Chewylou Designs - Grateful Long Sleeve T-shirt
Wallmonkeys - 36" Wallmonkey decal of your choice
Creations by Sasha - Small Tote Bag
Cupcake Swirl - 50 ct. Paper Drinking Straws Variety Pack
Cute & Jazzy Designs - Personalized Ladybug Glass Ornament
Aspen Yoga Mats - Custom Yoga Mat of your choice
Berry Sweet Parties - Penguin Winter Wonderland Banner
CanvasHQCustom 16" x 24" Canvas Print
Wild Fern Farm - Birds on the Beach Painting - $25 Gift Certificate
Jocelyn's Original Creations - $30 Store Credit
Girlthree - $20 Gift Certificate
Juicy Christians - Vintage Inspired Metal Heart Necklace
HairJems - Unique Geisha Style Miniature Wind Chime Hair Stick
Embellished Living - Christmas Typography Word Art Sign
Sweetheart Party Shop - $30 Shop Credit
Happy Goat Designs - T-shirt or onesie of your choice
For Your Boy - $25 Gift Certificate
Girlthree - $20 Gift Certificate
FeatherHen - Personalized Couples Pillow
Chunks Baby Junk - Bottle & Toy Tether/Sippy Strap with Suction Cup
Savvy Deals - $25 Gift Certificate
Tumblewalla - Organic Blue Elephant Bodysuit
Origami Owl - $25 Gift Certificate - Personalized Bottle Opener
Casetagram - $40 e-Gift Card
Statement - $30 Gift Certificate
Ultra Pro - 3-Ring Coupon Organizer Binder - Southwest Design

Giveaway open to US and Canada only.

**You must complete all of the MANDATORY entries first in order to qualify to win.  After you've completed all of the mandatory entries, you "unlock" all of the optional entries.  You may complete as many optional entries as you wish for more ways to win! It's so fun!

ONE entrant per household/IP address.  We will not tolerate cheating using multiple email addresses.

You will be disqualified from ALL giveaways on The Funky Monkey.

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  1. I like the hematite bracelet on brown leather.

  2. great giveaway!! Everything is beautiful!

  3. This has to be one of the top 5 giveaways I have seen in a long time! Thanks for the chance! Good luck to everyone!

  4. awesome giveaway, just a warning if you try to like all the mandatory entries in too short a time frame you'll end up in FB jail

  5. That was alot of work, but amazing prizes. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Awesome giveaway!! So many neat shops, got some good ideas for shopping too :) Thanks to all the sponsors!