gift guide

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is giving. I really enjoy preparing a list of potential gifts for each person on my list. Now that I have a blog with such wonderful readers, I have an opportunity to inspire shoppers by sharing my gifting ideas with others. I’m excited to announce that I’m accepting submissions for my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.

Does your brand cater to female decorators, foodies, fashionistas or animal lovers? Looking to boost visibility for your brand and reach thousands of blog readers? My holiday gift guide is the perfect time to get your brand in front of my readers as they make their holiday shopping rounds.

From Thursday, December 1 through Monday, December 19, I’ll be featuring various gift ideas for readers. Read on to discover how your brand can get featured!

As part of the Simply the Best from Barbara McKay 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, your brand will receive:

  • A feature blog post with a product review, photos, logo inclusion and a direct link to purchase the productt
  • A post on my Facebook page
  • A minimum of two tweets promoting your product/brand
  • Inclusion on my Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Pinterest Board
  • Inclusion in my Holiday Gift Guide roundup blog post
  • The roundup blog post will be published on Monday, December 19 and dedicated to promoting all of my gift recommendations. Each product listed will feature an image of the product/brand as well as a link to their review and/or giveaway, a brief description, and a link to purchase the product. It will be advertised through social media as well as being linked from the main navigation menu as well as through a linked image in the sidebar for greater visibility until January 8, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:

  • There will be no listing fee for product reviews with a $250+ retail value.
  • Only full-size products can be submitted for review, and will not be returned and you are responsible for all shipping costs.
  • Accepting all submissions through Monday, December 12.The earlier your products are received, the more promotion they will receive.

If you are interested in being included in my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, please submit your product for consideration to with subject line “Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Submission”.