Giveaway Day is almost here! In case you’ve missed it, we coordinate one day when everyone with a shop or blog can give something away, spreading the holiday spirit. We list all of the participants here to create a master list, and we leave the lists up for several days to give readers a more relaxed browsing experience. We also provide some structure with categories and international shipping info. It has been a lot of fun for everyone.

Our next Giveaway Day is December 2!

Why do it?
Readers benefit because a) they get exposed to blogs with great ideas; b) they get directed to shops with wonderful items; c) they get the opportunity to win a cool handmade prize; d) they know exactly when to tune in! Participants benefit because a) they get new readers (many participants in our last Giveaway Day had hundreds of comments); b) they get potential shoppers; c) they can experience the joy of giving something they’ve made to a virtual friend. Want to play? Here are some guidelines:


  • Your give-away item must be either handmade (for example, soap, jewelry, bags, marshmallows), or something that can be used for making handmade gifts (for example, buttons, ribbons, candle wax, etc.)
  • You need to write a post about the item and ask visitors to comment on that post. This must be posted no later than 9 a.m. eastern on December 2. We’re checking the links at 9 a.m. eastern and if there isn’t a giveaway post we’ll delete you from the list. You can post the night before if you want to be sure to remember!
  • Decide how you want to choose the winner (random, best answer to a question, etc.).
  • State in the post whether you’ll ship the item internationally.
  • Leave your giveaway open until December 6. This gives plenty of time for people to visit you.
  • Ship your item by December 12, one week from Giveaway Day.
  • Spread the word! Make December 2nd a giveaway day all over blogland! If you’d like, grab our button and link back to this post to let your readers know you’ll be participating. The code gets wonky when we post it here, so here is the image url: and here is the link url:

Want to participate? Email by Sunday, November 29th. Please include the following info:

  • Blog/Shop URL (the URL where people will find your giveaway post)
  • Blog/Shop name (the blog/shop name where people will find your giveaway post)
  • Tell us your location and whether you’ll ship internationally
  • Category for your giveaway (pick one): Handcrafted Item(s), Handcrafted Item(s)+Supplies/Materials, Sewing Supplies/Materials, Knitting Supplies/Materials, Homemade Food

On Giveaway Day we’ll post a master list of participants on our blog (we may divide these into a series of three posts with different categories). Stop by to verify your information, explore other sites and try your luck at winning a great giveaway!