This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #23 Carolyn who won Office 2010 for Windows; #16 AppleTree who won the R House Jewelry; #162 April who won the Breville Smart Oven; and #311 Kathy O who won the Creatvity for Kids pack. Have fun with your new toys!

This year with all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, baking and making, I thought it would be fun to share a last minute giveaway with you fabulous readers. There’s a little something for everyone from these four great sponsors.

First up is Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows, a $279 value. Office 2010 offers the latest software essentials for students to deliver great work and for families to stay on top of everything from household budgets to vacation planning. There are lists, charts, design, business, and many many more things to help your life be a little more organized. Anyone else besides me needing a little more of that?!

And for a last minute gift lists, holiday newsletter, gift tags, or greeting cards, Martha Stewart has a few great templates to choose from. Here are 10 top reasons try Office 2010, there’s even a free trial.


The R House jewelry is next on the Big Give list. Their jewelry is not only beautiful, but handcrafted with lots o’ love! They are giving away a “Blessed Necklace with Black Glass and Red Coral Beads.” It’s a hand-stamped sterling silver necklace on a sterling silver chain. It also comes with their “Smooth Black Glass Earrings” with sterling silver findings, a $40.50 value. All of their necklaces, earrings and bracelets are hand-cut, hand-filed, hand-stamped and created using sterling silver and genuine beads and jewels… only the best for their customers.

Find The R House on facebook. And for a limited time, they are offering free shipping! Take advantage of this fabulous offer for your holiday shopping.


We now move on to our next fabulous prize, the Breville Smart Oven valued at $249. And this thing is smart! Breville’s expert designers have streamlined life in the kitchen by creating the world’s best counter top oven. Simply select the desired function, and an internal sensor automatically calculates the time required for perfect results. Now don’t you want that for all areas of life? I’ll take one of those for my laundry, dishwasher, kids, even my husband!!

This Smart Oven is compact, has an option for convection, equip with 9 functions, 2 hour timer, includes a baking and broiling tray, and a pizza pan. What more could you want from your oven?!


Here’s one for the kids from Creativity for Kids. They are giving away a combined crafty pack including the Designed By You Special Occasion Fashion set, Diva Puppies kit, and Create Your Own Enchanted Storybook kit for a $75.97 value. With that storybook kit, I can just see the new movie about Rapunzel being retold! Everything is included it these kits to allow your little one to create, pretend, and enjoy!

Follow Creativity for Kids on facebook to get the latest news and deals of the day!


Giveaway Entries: For your chance to win one of the above fabulous prizes, leave a comment on this post by Monday December 13th @ midnight sharing a fun last minute gift idea. I’ll announce the winner chosen from random on Tuesday  morning December 14th. Good Luck!

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**Disclaimer – The above prizes may take up to 8 weeks for delivery, and will probably miss making it into Santa’s sleigh for Christmas**