It’s our favorite time of year in Smartyland ~ that time when we give and give BIG we will! This one will put the swag in your swagger this holiday season as we kick off Santa’s Smarty Swag Bag holiday giveaway. That Claus dude and his pink & green elves were fiercely Smarty this year and put some of the B-E-S-T swag in the ‘ole holiday bag for one lucky reader. Make sure you are signed up for our e-newsletter for your chance to win $700 from our coolest Smarty friends in town!
This giveaway includes gift certificates and/or products for the designated amount listed to each of our Smarty retail partners below. One Smarty takes all. Make sure you stop in to visit all of these local businesses to do some holiday shopping or just to treat yourself – let’s support LOCAL!! Don’t forget to tell them Charlotte Smarty Pants sent you so we can continue to shower our readers with more giveaways.
Alphabet Soup Monogramming Boutique
Need a last minute personalized gift for a special teacher, friend, or family member? Let Alphabet Soup help! Delight your family and friends with a personalized gift from their new line, Fatman Designs (product featured here!). Fatman Designs offers personalized cosmetic bags, coasters, license plates, key chains, luggage tags, cutting boards and t-shirts.
One lucky CSP reader will win $50 worth of product from our new line. Visit Alphabet Soup and let them help you with your last minute gift needs. Happy Holidays!
Alphabet Soup Monogramming
Located in the Morrocroft Shopping Center
3900 Colony Road Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28211
Carolina Bicycle Company – CHARLOTTE’S TOP SHOP FOR CYCLING
They are passionate about bikes – all kinds of bikes. They’re here to help you have the best cycling experience possible by offering the right bikes and accessories for your ride. Carolina Bicycle Company is a full-service bicycle retailer, from training wheels to racing bikes, and everything in between. Their certified mechanics service all brands of bicycles.
Carolina Bicycle Company features: Guaranteed Best Price, a Kids Trade-Up Program, Extended Warranty and The Cog Card customer rewards program.
Our lucky Smarty cyclist will receive a Preventive Maintenance Tune-Up worth $65 good at either location thru March 30, 2012. Tune-up customers will be advised of any problems found and cost for additional repairs recommended.
South Charlotte Location
8914 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
This fab boutique is seriously one of our favorite shops of all times – maybe because they always have the Smartiest pink & green jammies hanging outside every single day. Or maybe it’s because we could spend hours upon hours washing our hands with all of the fabulous scrubs and smelling all of the yummy creams and candles. This place screams all things girly! From home decor fresh out of Coastal Living, to the hippest jeans & handbags, to baby goodies & gifts, Cottage Chic is the best place in town to find any gift for any gal of any age. Not to mention, Cottage Chic now is the only retailer in Charlotte who sells Heather Moore jewels, best mommy jewelry around! We heart Cottage Chic!
Our lucky Smarty will receive a $50 gift card to spend however you’d like. L-O-V-E?
Fundanoodle from Carolina Pad
Put the FUN in fundamental this holiday with $50 worth of Fundanoodle! Fundanoodle is a new education readiness brand from your favorite notebook makers, Carolina Pad. Fundanoodle’s colorful writing tablets and multi-activity kits take children on a fun-filled journey as they master essential skills like memory and concentration, fine and gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.
Fundanoodle’s first innovative education readiness module is a Handwriting Development Program, developed in partnership with two Charlotte-based pediatric Occupational Therapists with nearly 20 years of combined experience. This award-winning system is a great way to continue your child’s handwriting practice outside of the classroom in a fun, easy-to-use way. The color-coded packaging denotes activities targeted to different age ranges from 3 year olds to 1st grade. The components are organized in developmentally appropriate progression, beginning with exercises that focus on basic skills (doodling, drawing) and progressing to more complex skills and activities (letter recognition and formation).
The winner of this prize will receive a Fundanoodle products specifically targeted to their child’s age and needs.
Lollipop Papers, conveniently located in the Arboretum Shopping Center, is your one-stop shop for all fun things printed from holiday cards, party invitations, babysitter notepads, stickers, and more. They have the hippest selection of fun and new whimsical designs to suit any printed need you have including custom designs from hundreds of local and national vendors. They happen to carry one of my all-time fave invitation lines, Picture Perfect – Good Lord, invitations just don’t get any cuter than that! Lollipop Papers also sells super Smarty gifts including personalized clipboards, top of my birthday party gift list for girls age 7-10. Shop online or in the store, whichever you choose, you will be certain to get the best customer service in town. Lollipop Papers is a great place for teacher gifts too, just in time for your frantic room-mom shopping frenzy!
Our Swaggy Smarty will receive a $75 gift certificate – thanks Lollipop!
Arboretum Shopping Center
8206-1200 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
Nest Furnishings in Fort Mill
Does your wish-list include a new rug, a big boy bed or an extra posh sectional sofa? Nest can be your one-stop shop for it all! They offer super affordable in-home design services, holiday pretties and so much more! Nest’s concept is simple; high quality furniture selection at bargain prices. What can you expect at Nest? Styles you’d see at popular, trend-setting retailers, no frills casual atmosphere, no pushy sales people and incredible prices. Bring your gal pals in for a morning of shopping – they will thank you for sharing this little gem of a shop in Fort Mill!
Winner of this giveaway scores a $100 gift certificate to be used towards your shopping pleasure at Nest. You will have a ball!
Pure Barre: 2 Locations in Charlotte!
Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to change your body. It’s a total body workout which utilizes the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to great music. The workout lifts your seat, tones your thighs, flattens your abs and burns fat in record breaking time! Pure Barre strengthens the muscles and then lengthens them right back out to create a long, lean look rather then bulk and mass.
Our lucky Smarty will win a 5-class package worth $105 at either PB Location – lift, tone, burn, Smarties!
Simply Fresh to You
Fresh, delicious quality dinners take time to prepare and are often sacrificed in just trying to get through the day, which is unfortunate since dinner is the most important family time of the day! But with Simply Fresh To You, you no longer need to turn to drive thru fast food (Chick-fil-A doesn’t count!), soggy restaurant take-out, or meal assembly kitchens. You order your food from the weekly online menu and everything is delivered to your doorstep – easy as pie. Simply Fresh entrees are made to order using fresh quality ingredients! You receive everything you need to serve a FRESH, not frozen, delicious gourmet quality meal in minutes. Plus there are plenty of options to customize them to your family’s likes and no need to be home for delivery – your meals are safely packed in thermal cooler boxes designed to hang tough in even the hottest weather.
One lucky duck will get a $50 gift certificate to enjoy the incredible meals from our friends at Simply Fresh to You!
Towne & Reese Jewelry
Started by Christi Pack and Jessica Stanfield of Charlotte in 2009, Towne & Reese jewelry blurs the line between timelessness and trendiness and fits into any budget. Pieces have been featured in Real Simple, Self Magazine, Southern Living, Redbook and Parade magazine. Celebrity fans of the brand include Emily Maynard, Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood and Julianne Hough, among others (perhaps the ENTIRE CSP team may have this under the Smarty tree this year too:-). You can find Towne & Reese locally at many Charlotte boutiques or online.
Our lucky Smarty will win these FAB Isabelle Turquoise Earrings valued at $40. These earrings will make your outfit with a stunning waterfall of five strands of small turquoise beads. Gold-plated, hypo-allergenic.
Watch out bottlecap necklaces, there is a fabulous new trend in the tweens, teens and young girls fashion market, Trip.i.t.s., personally inspired trinkets to share. Tripits were designed by local mompreneurs, Kara Larson and Cathy Hines, and we LOVE them! Trip.i.t.s necklaces and bracelets come with a hip charm and a message that screams girl-power with phrases like “Peace on Earth”, “Stand Tall”, and “Smile” to name a few. The concept is for girls to trade pieces of their necklaces or charms or bracelets as each component screws and unscrews and is interchangeable. Think of this as the hippest new version of “be fri” and “st ends”.
Our lucky Smarty will win two necklaces, two bracelets and two charms (1/2 holiday collection and 1/2 everyday collection) valued at $80!
Alright, Smarties, so what are you waiting for? CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN THE SANTA’S SMARTY SWAG BAG GIVEAWAY, but first be sure you are a newsletter subscriber. (This is required for you to be eligible as a winner.) Our winner will be chosen at 11p on Sunday, December 18th by a random number search. We will contact you to let you know that you are our winner, and we’ll feature you as our Giveaway winner on CSP.
Bonus entries: Share this link on your facebook wall and leave a comment on CSP’s that you did:-) And go ahead and leave a comment here as to what YOU want for Christmas this year:-) Good luck and Happy Smartydays!