The Nest Teams Up with the 2011 Giftee Awards!

We're proud to be an official judge in this contest by Gifts.com that celebrates outside-the-box gift-giving. Enter now for a chance to win!

Halloween may not have creeped up on us yet, but I already have gift-giving on the brain -- don't you? That's why I'm excited to announce that The Nest is an official judge in the 2011 Giftee Awards by Gifts.com! Check out their interview with me here.

The Giftee Awards celebrate the best in gifting, be it romantic, budget-friendly, fitness-enhancing or otherwise. The contest divides gift ideas into 10 categories, including such outside-the-box ones as "Best 2011 Time Capsule Gift" and "Best Office Secret Santa Gift" (that second one is a piece of cake: an iTunes gift card! Everyone wants one of those, right?).

Here's where you come in: Head over to the Giftee Awards page now to nominate your most ingenius gift idea in any of the 10 designated categories, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a $500 holiday shopping spree! Yes, 500 big ones. Put on your thinking caps NOW.

Ten finalists in each category will be chosen by me and my fellow judges and announced on October 31st, at which point voting will commence. The gift that receives the most votes in each category wins -- and that entrant can prepare to have a very joyous holiday shopping experience.

Enter now!

And while you're at it, don't forget to enter The Nest Couples' Halloween Costume Contest 2011 here.

-- Kristine Solomon