THE HOLIDAY GUY GUIDE: Daddy Mitch #nyc #gifts

mitch

PROFILE

Name  - Daddy Mitch
Age -  54

Borough -  Manhattan

URL -  http://www.gaynycdad.com

Occupation -   this is where you can promote your brand – Parent Blogger!

 

Q&A

 

1.  Who are you spending your holidays with?
Partially with my in-laws, the other half alone.


2.  If you could have anything you want for Christmas, what would it be? 

Money. That’s what I received growing up, I have no use for anything else, that is why i took myself out of the in-laws grab bag.


3.  What is your favorite restaurant in your borough?
Hane, Japanese neighborhood restaurant where everyone knows our name.

4.  What don’t you look forward to during the holidays?
Long, boring visits with family.

5. Worst gift you ever received?

My sister-in-law regifted a sweat shirt I had given her husband 9 months earlier. I will never forgive her as long as I live.

6.  Holiday Dress Code: What pieces will be sure to see you walking around in?  Any particular brands?

Dockers slacks, my signature dressy piece.

Message from Daddy Mitch:

Kitty darling, beware of who I really am. I took my husband and son to my in-laws and drove back home on Wednesday eve. I just picked them up Sunday afternoon. I did not grow up liking any holidays, and after a decade spending them with my in-laws that has not changed, even though it was fun at first to experience a different religion. Horrific gift giving is part of that, but that is another story.

This Thanksgiving I went to the gym for 3 days straight, I cooked a 15 gallon pot of chicken soup to freeze for the Winter. Then I set up 2 dozen blog posts and cleaned the crap out of my son’s room, the room where I store all the nonsense I receive from blog events during the year. my neighbor, the social worker, received 7 bags of items, many of it new, this holiday weekend. We can see the walls again in my son’s room. I use the holidays to get my house empty of family so I can do a lot of work that I enjoy doing, work I cannot accomplish with a husband and son under foot.
=======================================================

 

GIFT RECOMMENDATION

five-100-gift-cards-for-3199-546781-regular

So my darling Mitch is slightly fussy.  For someone like him, I would suggest either a giftcard, or  gift certificate to their favorite restaurant.  Even though he requested money, in some circles (outside of Mitch, myself, and strippers) that might be considered tacky, lolll.

 

Naked Winery for the Holidays @nakedwinery

 

Having trouble finding that perfect gift for your single, fun, or flirtatious friends?  Why not give the gift that keeps on giving… a bottle of wine?  The team over at Naked Winery says, “Tis the season to unleash your inner vixen” and we here at KittyBradshaw.com are all for that. Naked Winery presents their Climax and Vixen red wine brands for your last minute gift giving needs.  These two wines are sure to be the highlight of everyone’s Christmas day or New Years Eve gathering.

 “Vixen, our foxy wine, is coy at first then comes on strong with elements of blackberry and some cherry.”

 “Vixen is characterized by her very dark beautiful color. This is a big Syrah, with smoky, red raspberry and early season black cherry on the nose. Earthy tones with light tannins on the palate with toast and coffee bean on a medium long finish.”

With less than 48 hours til Christmas, there are thousands of last-minute shoppers feeling the pressure to find that perfect gift.  Naked Winery offers an awesome selection of wines to accommodate every budget.  Right now they are offering a whopping 30% discount on all purchases of the Vixen Syrah when you enter in the discount code: “single” on the NakedWinery.com website.  Worried that the delivery won’t make it in time?!  If the product doesn’t arrive… blame the postman! Loll

 As a single girl myself… I would get a kick out of receiving a bottle of wine named “Vixen”.  In my opinion, It is a very unique gift idea, and I would keep it out and use it as a conversation piece as oppose to drinking it.  In this instance, I have actually tasted the product and although my preference is white wine… I actually enjoyed the flavor of the Vixen brand.  When visiting the Naked Winery site, you will find that they have an assortment of fun and flirtatious wines to choose from. 

 Happy Shopping!!!! :)

 

Accessories Council: NYC Media Influencers

 

“Dear Kitty Bradshaw,

The Accessories Council invites you to join a group of exclusive media influencers for an intimate evening. Be the first to get the top picks for Mother’s Day gifting and tweet live with your followers as they watch the event online via Ustream.tv and tweet their own ideas & questions in to the event using.

-Accessories Council

 

The Kitty Bradshaw answered the call when our good friends at the Accessories Coucil invited us out to experience the latest and greatest in gifts geared towards the matriarch in our lives.   Below you will find a few of the items featured at this exclusive media event.

 ————————————————————————

First: Rougue Tomate Cookies

photo credit: HealthyandSane.com who did a wonderful review on the restaurant.  Please check their site out NOW!

Kitty’s Thoughts: Ok, first I would like to say that due to the fact that I ate all of the damn cookies like the Cookie Monster reincarnated, I had to go look for a picture to show you guys what they look like.  The Rougue Tomate cookies were so damn good…. you know how you eat something so fast you barely have time to breathe because it is so darn good?!  Ok maybe not…. BUT! my inner fatty came out, and I devoured the cookies lollll.  I am not sure of the price points, but judging by HealthyandSane.com‘s review regarding pricing, I am a little scared to ask.  Well in any event, my taste buds will always have fond memories of these cookies.

10 E 60TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10022    
646-237-8977    WWW.ROUGETOMATE.COM  

 ——————————————————————————

Next: Nine West Leopard Tote Bag

Kitty’s Thoughts:  For the stylish mama in your life… this is the “Have All, Be All” bag.  I would use this bag as a gift bag and fill it with 3 fabulous pairs of Nine West Pumps, and a Nine West Gift Card to go in the side pocket.  What mom wouldn’t appreciate that?!

 ——————————————————————————

Next: Colette Malouf Hair Accessories

 

Kitty’s Thoughts: Colette Malouf’s pieces remind me of something you would find in a high end antique shop.  These hair accessories are very delicate, very beautiful…. I would picture giving this to the conservative lady bka Lily van der Woodsen in your family.  The Colette Malouf collection contains really special pieces.

 ——————————————————————————

Next: Givenchy Necklace

Kitty’s Thoughts: Hmmmm FANCY.  This is for someone with a delicate neck line.  I like this Givenchy necklace… I see this on someone who is a petite mama … someone who likes designer items.

 ——————————————————————————

Last But Not Least:  Good Charma

 

Kitty’s Thoughts: This was my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE ITEM FEATURED!  I love, love, love this bracelet!!!!  It is so lady like… it give me southern belle, it gives me Kate Middleton, it gives all the charm in a piece of jewelry that I need.  I am not sure why I love it so much since I normally wear big, gody pieces…. I like my jewelry over-the-top, but Good Charma has made a piece that has touched a soft spot in my heart.  I want you all to go buy this one for not just your mom, but yourselves!

 ——————————————————————————

Thank you to the Accessories Council for having us!

CONTEST: SWAGG App Topic of the Day #2

What is your favorite store to receive Gift Cards from and why?”

Ok as you all know I have been working with SWAGG by featuring them on my site and sharing with my readers why I think the SWAGG App is super cool!

To close out the promotion I will be hosting a contest here on KittyBradshaw.com, sponsored by SWAGG.

The rules are as follows: Simply respond to the SWAGG App topic of the day by 9pm eastern standard time on 12/30/2010 and/or 12/31/2010. The response with the most votes wins a $50 gift certificate from one of over 3,000 SWAGG App merchants. One winner will be picked Thursday, December 30, 2010 and a separate winner will be picked Friday, December 31, 2010. Note: You must have the SWAGG App downloaded either on your smart phone or on your home computer to receive your prize. You can download the SWAGG App here.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., 18 years or older at time of entry.
2. Winners will be notified via email. Please be sure to include a valid email address when leaving your comment on the SWAGG App Topic of the Day Post.
3. Winners may not transfer prize rights nor obtain substitutions or cash redemptions. All taxes on prizes and incidental expenses not specified in the above prize descriptions are solely the responsibility of winners. Offer void where prohibited by law.
4. KittyBradshaw.com and Sponsors reserves the right to disqualify anyone who, in their opinion, has tampered with or disrupted the entry process or operation of this contest or violated the rules. If the contest cannot be run as planned for any reason, including technical problems, sponsors reserve the right to cancel, curtail, modify or suspend the contest.
5. Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 2, 2011.

Without further ado, today’s SWAGG App Topic of the Day for Thursday, December 30, 2010 is:

What is your favorite store to receive Gift Cards from and why ?”

DOWNLOAD THE APP ====> HERE!

CONTEST: SWAGG App Topic of the Day

 

Talk about a time when a Gift Card you received really came in handy at the register and why.”

 

 

Ok as you all know I have been working with SWAGG by featuring them on my site and sharing with my readers why I think the SWAGG App is super cool!

 

To close out the promotion I will be hosting a contest here on KittyBradshaw.com, sponsored by SWAGG.

 

The rules are as follows: Simply respond to the SWAGG App topic of the day by 9pm eastern standard time on 12/30/2010 and/or 12/31/2010. The response with the most votes wins a $50 gift certificate from one of over 3,000 SWAGG App merchants. One winner will be picked Thursday, December 30, 2010 and a separate winner will be picked Friday, December 31, 2010.  Note: You must have the SWAGG App downloaded either on your smart phone or on your home computer to receive your prize.  You can download the SWAGG App here.

 

 

Terms and Conditions:

 
1. Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., 18 years or older at time of entry.
 
2. Winners will be notified via email.  Please be sure to include a valid email address when leaving your comment on the SWAGG App Topic of the Day Post.
3. Winners may not transfer prize rights nor obtain substitutions or cash redemptions. All taxes on prizes and incidental expenses not specified in the above prize descriptions are solely the responsibility of winners. Offer void where prohibited by law.
4. KittyBradshaw.com and Sponsors reserves the right to disqualify anyone who, in their opinion, has tampered with or disrupted the entry process or operation of this contest or violated the rules. If the contest cannot be run as planned for any reason, including technical problems, sponsors reserve the right to cancel, curtail, modify or suspend the contest.
 
5. Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 2, 2011.

 

Without further ado, today’s SWAGG App Topic of the Day for Thursday, December 30, 2010 is:

 

Talk about a time when a Gift Card you received really came in handy and why.”

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE APP ====> HERE!

 

Sponsored Post: SWAGG APP

Ok kiddies, now that the nightmare known as Christmas is over, you like most of the nation is stuck with pointless gifts.  We all know pointless gifts leads to returns, which most often leads to store credit and/or gift cards to save for a later date.  Now, if you are like me, you take the gift cards home, and put them in a safe place…. but later find yourself out and about randomly shopping at the store you hold a gift card to, which now the gift card is currently, inconveniently at home.

The creators of the SWAGG App made gift card management a cinch by creating an App that stores all of your gift cards in your phone. In a matter of seconds you can import your existing gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards into your smart phone. The SWAGG App helps you manage them by keeping track of your balances, and displaying the bar code on your smart phone screen for easy access and checkout.

And if giving and getting aren’t enough, the very download of the app gives back. SWAGG has partnered with the non-profit organization Stand Up to Cancer. Every time you download the app between now and December 31,2011, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up to Cancer – up to $125,000.

Fast Facts:

  • This holiday season is a big one for gift cards. According to the National Retail Federation, 60% of Americans will ask for gift cards this year.
  • SWAGGSM is turning the gift-giving world upside down in time for the holiday season by allowing consumers to toss their plastic to better manage gift, loyalty and membership cards on their mobile devices.
  • Consumers can download the free app at the App Store by clicking here. For the Android Market, click here from an Android mobile device or by going to http://bit.ly/goSWAGG .

DOWNLOAD THE APP ====> HERE!

Sponsored Post: SWAGG APP

SWAGG has launched a new app that deals with the troublesome problem of how to deal with the overabundance of gift cards, loyalty & membership cards that clutter up your wallet or handbag. Basically you can load all those gift cards, loyalty points, etc into your iPhone or Android mobile device. Voila, now you can shop from your phone. Did I mention the app is free?

Another cool thing is that the app allows you to “give or get.” Wondering what to give your sister-in-law Stephanie? You can give a gift card directly from your mobile device. You can also enter your zip code upon downloading and get offers that are redeemable at stores in your area.

And if giving and getting aren’t enough, the very download of the app gives back. SWAGG has partnered with the non-profit organization Stand Up to Cancer. Every time you download the app between now and December 31,2011, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up to Cancer – up to $125,000.

Fast Facts:

  • This holiday season is a big one for gift cards. According to the National Retail Federation, 60% of Americans will ask for gift cards this year.
  • SWAGGSM is turning the gift-giving world upside down in time for the holiday season by allowing consumers to toss their plastic to better manage gift, loyalty and membership cards on their mobile devices.
  • Consumers can download the free app at the App Store by clicking here. For the Android Market, click here from an Android mobile device or by going to http://bit.ly/goSWAGG .

DOWNLOAD THE APP ====> HERE!

SWAGGTM is an app that lets you buy, send and swap

SWAGG GIFTS. It also manages offers, and makes

plastic gift cards and rewards digital. So when

you’re ready to shop, send a gift or check balances

just open the app. Use it at checkout or online and

you’re done!