Sunday, July 25, 2010

~~CLOSED~~Review & Giveaway~Dakota's Personalized Gifts

About the company: Dakota's Personalized Gifts started in a spare bedroom about 5 years ago with The Anniversary Rose making roses for the traditional anniversary gifts (i.e. 1st year paper, 2nd year cotton, 5th year wood etc). It quickly grew from a part time hobby to a full time business, after many requests from their customers for personalized wedding, Mother’s & Father's Day and Christmas gifts etc. That's when Dakota's Personalized Gifts started. Began in the owner's home, the business moved to a commercial location in 2009.


There's nothing quite like a personalized gift to say, yes, I really was thinking of you. From birthdays to memorials & every occasion in between, Dakota's Personalized Gifts has you covered. I mean, this site has everything. When Jasmine asked me to a review & giveaway for the company, I had a really hard time choosing.

Should I get a beautiful piece of engraved jewelry for myself?



Or maybe a cute little Teddy Bear for Kitten?



My friend just had a beautiful baby boy. Maybe a Personalized ABC Baby Silver Alpha Block Bank?



I finally decided on the Anybody Can Be...Grandpa Personalized T-Shirt for my dad.


{My Dad, the Reluctant Model}

The shirt itself was high-quality, not one of those flimsy I-Can-Read-Through-This type of things you sometimes run across. The lettering was well-done, and the order got here really fast!
My dad was very satisfied with his Grandpa T-Shirt & will wear it proudly.

One thing I love about Dakota's Personalized Gifts is the way they ship. The package using recycled paper and cardboard boxes and ship USPS as often as they can. Saving the planet, one gift at a time. Yay!

Buy it!
Browsing & shopping online is super-easy. Gifts can be sorted by occasion, recipient, & type of gift. Now through August 31st, you can receive $10 off $50 purchase by using coupon code 10-AUG31 or $15 off $75 purchase by using coupon code 15-AUG31. Feel free to call 800-748-6916 or email after 8/31 for updated & new savings & codes.

Win It!
Dakota's Personalized Gifts would like to offer one of my readers a $50 gift certificate with free US shipping! Yay!

Mandatory entry
~~~Check out Dakota's Personalized Gifts & comment here with a product you like.

Extras (must do mandatory entry first, please)
~~~Publicly follow my blog. Please make sure your profile is set to "public" so I can check.
~~~Follow me on Twitter ( @pixie13sweeps )
~~~Tweet this giveaway. You can do this daily for 1 entry a day. You can use this Tweet or write your own.

Win a $50 Dakota's Personalized Gift Card @pixie13sweeps http://tinyurl.com/248kuuk ends 8/16


~~~Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post & Dakota's Personalized Gifts. 5 entries, leave 5 comments.
~~~Grab my button.
~~~Tell me where you heard about this giveaway. Yup, it counts if you heard about it because you already follow/subscribe :)

A big thank you to Dakota's Personalized Gifts for providing review sample & giveaway. Also, thanks Dad for modeling!


This contest will end until August 9 16, 2010 11:59 PM EST. I'll use Random.org to choose a winner & notify them by email & post a winner's post.
Winner will have 72 hours to respond to winning email or I'll pick another winner.
Open to continental US. No PO Boxes


FTC Disclosure: Product for review and giveaway have been provided by Dakota's Personalized Gifts. I received no monetary compensation for my efforts. The opinions expressed are my own.

151 comments:

LAMusing said...

I like the Silver Heart Keychain and the recipe box

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Norma said...

I like the doormat

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Jenna Wood said...

I like the Mr and Mrs right pillowcases!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really like the Embroidered Initial Satin Kimono Robe


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Kristen said...

I like the Picture Perfect Personalized Photo T-Shirt

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Wendi P said...

I really, super like the Family Name Personalized Glass Picture Frame. This would make a great gift!!!

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Wendi P said...

I heard about this because I am an email subscriber, yay!

Wendi P said...

I follow you on twitter @WendiP

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Wendi P said...

Tweeted, thanks again!

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victoria99 said...

I like the crazy message personalized apron.

victoria99 said...

I am a public GFC.

victoria99 said...

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victoria99 said...

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Nat said...

I love the personalized doormats! We really need one.

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Nat said...

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Short-Change said...

i really like the http://www.dakotagifts.com/store/p/1772-Any-Name-Silver-Heart-Keychain.aspx

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Short-Change said...

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Melissa said...

My favorite is the Engraved Celtic Friendship Bracelet. I would give it to my stepdaughter.


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♥Heαther♥ said...

I would like the Dog Memorial Picture Frame !
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Our Little Group said...

I can't decide between a kitchen stuff (towels and oven mitt), door mat or Baby stuff for my new nephew!

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The Crave to $ave! said...

I would love to get the personalized flask for DH!

The Crave to $ave! said...

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Cathy said...

I love the Family Name Wall Canvas and the Family Welcome Doormat.
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Cathy said...

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shirley said...

I like the graduation picture frame and clock.
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Tracysweetangl said...

I like the doormates.

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Charlotte said...

I like the American Mom tee shirt.

Mom Caboodle said...

I like the: A Godparent's Promise Beveled Glass Picture Frame
Item #: 8522038-dk

bethany said...

I love the leather initial money clip for men! My hub would love it!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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bethany said...

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bethany said...

I tweeted too! Thanks!!

Mom Caboodle said...

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jensays (what would jen do) said...

I have always wanted personalized towels. so i like the Personalized Bath Towel

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shala_darkstone said...

I like the Embroidered Initial Ladies Black & Red Intimate Apparel Set.

Denise said...

I like the Engraved Sisters Heart Bracelet

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I like the Embroidered Initial Black Kitchen Apron .
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mandala said...

I like the Neck of the Woods Welcome and Live, Laugh and Love Doormats

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Lynda Del. said...

I like the Engraved Key To My Heart Necklace.

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Rachel C said...

I like the personalized wall canvases. The XOXO one is cute.
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Rachel C said...

I found your site through a linky on the Funky Monkey blog.
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Shiela said...

I like the personalized baby afghan.

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Shining 2 Save said...

i like the Live Laugh Love Personalized Wall Canvas
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Hannah said...

I'd love to get one of the Love Bugs Personalized Aprons!

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penelope stitch stop said...

I love the personalize silver heart bracelet

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Anonymous said...

I like Dakota's Personalized Executive Desk Name plate


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Jasmine said...

I like the Our Anniversary Wood Picture Frame.

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Jasmine said...

I am a follower.

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Jasmine said...

I heard about it because I am a follower.

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Hannah said...

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JoAnn said...

I like the Personalized Baby Afghan.

Flufferwuffer said...

I like the King of the Grill personalized grill set!


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LearnQuilling.com said...

like the Family Name Personalized Glass Picture Frame. This would make a great gift!!!

Thanks!
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LearnQuilling.com said...

door mat or Baby stuff for my new nephew!

Thanks!
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Hannah said...

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Yona said...

I would get the Personalized Bamboo Pen and Case. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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Hannah said...

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polly said...

i like the wedding invitation keepsake block.
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polly said...

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jenspurg said...

Love the presonalized photo frames. They'd make great gifts.
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Carolsue said...

I'd get the Personalized Wine Kit Box Set
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Hannah said...

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Julie said...

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Julie said...

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Julie said...

Learned about the giveaway because I both follow/email subscriber

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JoeyfromSC said...

I like this bamboo cutting board:
http://www.dakotagifts.com/store/p/3133-Personalized-2-Tone-Bamboo-Cutting-Board.aspx

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Hannah said...

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