Saturday, November 29, 2008

Calling All Winos!

Just for you wine fans, Mandy has offered up a snazzy giveaway on Swagger's facebook page!

Mandy is offering up a set of four super trendy stemless wine glasses (an awesome gift for your klutzy friends who have broken their share of glassware) and best part about them... they're monogrammed! *Woooh!* (You have to read up on the How I Met Your Mother "Wooh Girl" theory... funniest. thing. EVER!)

So, if you aren't on facebook yet... now is a great time to join up and become a fan of Swagger's page so you can get the weekly update on fabulous giveaways like this:
Here's where you can find the stemless glasses on Swagger's website if you just can't wait (or if you're ready to grab a few sets for holiday gifts).

Now that you're all logged in to facebook in another tab (don't lie - you know you check your updates every hour on the hour!), here is the link to Swagger's facebook page where you can become a fan so you'll get an update every Friday when a new giveaway goes up.

PS - Don't forget to also comment on the photo to be entered to win!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Swagger featured on WRAL News

Thank you to WRAL news reporter, Amanda Lamb, for featuring Swagger Gifts in a news story about local small business! A huge thanks to Heather Lilly, star Swagger employee:), and Heather Jackson, new favorite Swagger customer:), for being interviewed - you guys are awesome! Check out the story here: and the video here:

Monday, November 24, 2008

Good Karma - Pass It On!

Good Karma... you can always use more of it!
(Especially when you're going to be dealing with family, in-laws, hours of cooking, holiday shopping traffic, and other holiday hazards.)

I'm a big fan of putting good vibes out there and what better way to share the wealth than by passing along such fab Swagger specials to all of you fabulous readers out there in blogland, right?

The girls at Swagger are also big believers in that crazy thing called karma and that's why they love all of the Karma Creatives products at Swagger - notably the buddha (lip) balms and karmatherapy sprays!The Karmatherapy sprays are available in three zen scents: Peppermint Kiss, Herbal-Aloe and Grapefruit Tangerine... mmmmm. The Buddha Balms are available in a spiritually uplifting assortment of your favorite fruits, sods, and Honey & Mint -- wooh!
So who's ready to save 15% today? I know I am.

Snag 15% off these great products at Swagger - today until 6pm only - just by mentioning this blog post!
How's that for good karma? Pass it on and share the good vibes!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thirsty 3rd Thursday: Holiday Wine Stoppers

Holiday parties starting in early December? (I know I have at least one to attend the very first Saturday in December!)

This month's Thirsty 3rd Thursday blog special is SO for you!

You and your fellow vixens of vino can save 15% today in the store - until 6pm - on all festive holiday wine toppers just by mentioning this blog post!

Nice, huh?

Thought you might think so!

PS - They make a FABULOUS hostess gift. Be sure to snag a few for yourself if you're playing the role of hostess with the mostess this season!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pictures from the Holiday Open House & Preview Party!

Here they are! You can also check them out in their own album on Swagger's facebook page!


Monday, November 17, 2008

Manic Monday: Save 15% on Swagger Ornaments

The early bird gets the worm this week, dear readers!

While I'm not one for putting my Christmas Tree up a minute before Black Friday, I am actually very keen on picking up trimmings and beautiful accessories for my seasonal decor beforehand... especially when there is a deal to be had!

So don't waste on minute, because we all the know the awful fate of those who shop last (they get the least selection!), and take advantage of today's Manic Monday blog special: 15% off ornaments at Swagger!

Just stop in today, before 6pm, and mention this blog to snag a few trimmings for your tree on sale - whether it's one that's already up or even still naked and in it's off-season home, is up to you.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday Morning Good Karma

Thursdays are always insane for me (and unfortunately, I can't use the whole "it's a Monday thing" as an excuse)... so I like to start the day off with a little bit of good karma.Swagger Gifts raises funds (nearly $1,300!) and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Read the whole scoop here:
I think that's a good fit!

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Elf on the Shelf!!

The Elf on the Shelf is one of my favorite Christmas traditions and a great holiday gift to give for families (being the single gal I am, with no minis of my own yet) and a fun tradition to start!
Grab the youngin's (and those young at heart) and take a look at the official The Elf on the Shelf website - it'll make you want to round up all of the Christmas DVDs (and original classic VHS movies) because no magical detail has been spared!

Carol, the crafty mother who created the tradition itself, describes the family favorite as this:"At our home the elf would arrive around the holidays, usually at Thanksgiving. His sole responsibility was to watch my children's behavior and report it to "Santa" each night. The next morning after the children awoke, they discovered the elf had returned from the "North Pole" (with some parental assistance) and was hiding in a different place. My children would race each other out of bed to try and be the first to spy him in his new position.

Over the years the tradition was perfected and rules were even introduced. For example, to better preserve his mystique the children were not allowed to touch him; however, they were allowed to talk to him. For obvious reasons, he was not allowed to reply. Eventually, my children even gave him a name - officially adopting him into the family."
Today's Manic Monday blog special is a great opportunity to bring The Elf on the Shelf home for yourself (we can all use a little reminder to be on our best behavior!), your family, or as a great gift for your favorite neighborhood families or in-laws!

Until 6pm today only, you can stop in Swagger and pick up your very own Elf on the Shelf for 15% off, just by mentioning this blog post!

PS - Can anyone else see this being a fun office tradition? I like the idea of getting everyone networking each morning on a hunt for The Elf on the Shelf!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holiday Preview Night benefitting the LLS was a Huge Success!

I just wanted to thank everyone who came to the Holiday Preview Night benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! I could not believe the turn out - you could hardly move in the store! It was amazing! We raised $1300 for their School & Youth Program! Here are some of my pictures from the night! Hopefully someone else was taking pictures too because we were so busy I barely got any!:) Thank you - we truly appreciate all of your support for Swagger and for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Soceity!
Emily and Lisa are ready to collect tickets to the event and educate everyone about the Leukemia & Lymphma Society!
The Swagger Staff ready for all the customers!
Lots of shoppers getting personalized gifts at the event!
Elf on the shelf was a huge hit with the moms! A cute way to bribe your kids to be good, because Santa is going to hear all about it!Charlie, the son of one our customers, was diagnosed with Leukemia last year. With the help of donations for research, Charlie is doing well and is a great vision of why we were raising money for the Society tonight! He even wrote me a Thank You letter - how cute! Thank you Charlie for being such a brave and sweet little boy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gobble 'Til You Wobble & Shop 'Til You Drop!

The best shopping events of the year are finally here - the 2nd Annual Holiday Preview Night benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the 6th Annual Holiday Open House!

Be sure to RSVP to Swagger's events on facebook (just check out the snazzy Swagger Gifts - Monogrammed and Unique Gifts & Accessories facebook page at, invite your favorite shopping partners, and get ready for some holiday fun!Here's the links to the event pages on Swagger's site as well as facebook, to make sharing these good times with your gal pals SUPER easy!
2nd Annual Holiday Preview Night benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

6th Annual Holiday Open House

See you there!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monogram Monday: 100% Waterproof All-Purpose Mat

If you're new to my blog here, you might be asking yourself "What is Monogram Monday?". No worries - here's your quick catch-up:

Monogram Monday is my first Monday of the month special for blog readers, only! Mandy (the fab Swagger diva in charge) selects one of her favorite items that is available monogrammed and personalized for you (or your very lucky gift recipient!) and let's me put it on sale for one day! How much fun is that?!This month, the featured Monogram Monday item is a recent addition to the site: the 100% Waterproof All-Purpose Mat (available in four great sizes )!

Monogrammed Mega Mat

Better than a blanket and monogrammed to boot, this do-it-all padded Mega Mat is perfect for picnics, hunting, the beach, tailgating (my personal fave!), sporting events, outdoor concerts, hunting, backyard play and more!

By the way, they also make great corporate gifts and can have your company logo included - be sure to call or email Mandy for details!

Enough chit chat from me though, on to the special savings for blog readers! The Large Monogrammed Mat is on sale RIGHT NOW until midnight tonight! To save 15%, enter "megamat" at checkout and you'll be on your way!

Enjoy and be sure to add this blog to your reader (I personally love Google Reader ) so you'll always be in the loop on future Swagger specials like this one!

Manic Monday: Want to Get the Parties Talking?

Are your favorite reds and blues (or even - greens!) not currently speaking?

Worried about the absence of friendly conversation at your mixed-party election night get-together?

Today's Manic Monday blog special is just for you: 15% off Right or Wrong Table Topics when you stop in the store anytime today before 6pm and mention this blog!

The clever folks at Table Topics describe the Right or Wrong edition as:

"These provocative conversation starters will spark a lively debate and reveal a whole new side to your friends and family. The Right or Wrong Edition provides a fun and interesting way to approach the everyday, ethical questions we all need to think about."See you on Election Day!