The Gift Box & a Giveaway


**This giveaway is closed. Thanks to all who entered.**

I know, I announced a Simply Modern Mom store like months ago. And many of you have been asking about it. Well, it got held back by more pressing projects – like the Winter Days Giveaways going now, guest appearances on other blogs, Nathan finishing up his semester, house projects, so on and so forth. Then there’s the fact that I am one of those people who does a ton of research before making a commitment such as opening an online store. But it is finally here. Not completely done since I have other products to add that I have to finish up first. Nonetheless, it’s up and open as of today.

May I present to you… The Gift Box by Simply Modern Mom. And the best part is…  At The Gift Box, every gift comes with a box. Or some kind of gift wrapping. That’s right. We eliminated troubles of gift wrapping by providing it at no additional cost.

or the STORE page in the menu above

To celebrate it’s grand opening, I am participating in Sew, Mama, Sew’s Giveaway Day going on today. It’s a day of giveaways and they have a list of all those participating at their blog. But the actual giveaway is on each person’s individual sites. So here’s mine! Yes, the Winter Days Giveaways is still going on but you get an additional giveaway today!


I’m giving away a great stocking stuffer…  A set of 3 mustaches to ONE winner, you get to pick which styles you would like. This giveaway ends Sunday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. This one is only for those within the U.S.

To enter, all you have to do is give me an honest critique of The Gift Box – what you like, what you don’t like. This would require you to go to The Gift Box and check it out. No critiques? Then let me know which of my crafts (you can check out my MADE page to see them all) you would like to see in my store. That’s it. Good luck!

fake mustaches

55 Responses to “The Gift Box & a Giveaway”

  • Patti

    I think you should add those adorable felt animals that are stashed in their own little pouch. Those are adorable!

  • Jen

    I LOVE that every purchase comes in a cute box! I also love the necklaces.. thinking at least one will be on a certain girl’s birthday list in a few months…

  • Julia in WDM

    I like all of your crafts listed on the MADE page. The glass tile pendants are adorable. I’ve got a travel purse in the SMS giveaway — all the best, JULIA

  • Katie

    What a fun idea for the kid’s dress up box! Clever.
    Your Gift Box site is layed out very neatly, which I really appreciate. Perhaps it would help to list the categories of your items in the left side bar for easy reference.

  • amanda

    I like the colors used on the store page (the same colors here), and the idea that each item comes with a box (this makes them ten times better…at least). I do think the menu at the top of the page (under simply modern mom) with the item options could be centered, but aside from that the shop looks great!

  • Brittany

    The variety of things you sell in your store surprised me, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. It looks like the place to go to get some great gifts for a variety of people on your list. As for your MADE blog, I love the animal sets in the little holders. So adorable! I don’t know which one I like more: the rabbits, mice, or elephants. I want them all!

  • abcgirl

    I also like the animals in pouches. I like to see the mustaches being modeled–maybe those photos could be in your shop? It seems as though you like clean white page design, but the background of your photos is a different shade of white than your page. I don’t know how impossible it would be to make those match… perhaps you could use a grey backdrop for your product photos instead? otherwise, the shop layout looks great!

  • Jessica Martin

    what a cute idea!
    i think you should list those little animals in your shop. the mice/cheese are the best! also, maybe a goatee (sp?) on a stick?

    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jessi

    I honestly Love your shop! It’s very sleek and modern, and I love the large pictures of the items, just from looking over it, i can honestly say I can’t find anything wrong with it!

  • Sara

    Cool site, funny giveaway. I like your mix of items but you need more. More! 🙂

  • EN

    The crochet ornaments can be found on a lot of other sites/stores or from a mass retailer copycat. The mustaches and the felt animals (the elephant is my favorite) are unique and are more signature items.

  • Karen

    The Gift Box looks great! Your felt animal sets would be a nice addition to the store.

  • Emily

    What silly moustaches! I like how you organize your products by type at the top and have a “featured” section.
    The font that you use in the bottom left of the item box is kind of hard to read – maybe because it’s small? Or the grey background? I’m not sure. But it seems a bit fuzzy.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Emily Flippin Maruna

    I would have the navigation on the right side of the products. And you need to have the backgrounds in the pictures all be the more peachy tone. Great stuff though!

  • Amy

    I think the site looks beautiful so no critiques from me. I would love to have the Bailey Clip. It is super cute!

  • Sonja

    Your shop is wonderful. The only thing “wrong” with it is that I would love to see more of your wonderful items. Just sayin’. ;0)
    If I won this give away I would love to have the curly ended mustache and I would have to order an extra one so that all my children could have one – better yet an extra three so that there would be one for each member of the family.

  • Deborah Wuest

    I like the clean look of your store. Do you make everything that is in the store yourself? Or do you feature other artists handmade items too?
    voodookitten @ tx dot rr dot com


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