Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rubbermaid + Sharpie= Perfect Gift 4 Teachers and Neighbors! Review + Giveaway

Every year I am faced with a similar problem. What do I get for the kids teachers?? This year both of them are in school, so it means I have two teachers, plus Abbie's class has an aide, so that's three. Funds are super tight, we're getting ready to move, the cars just had to be repaired, and well, it's a tough economy right now. Everyone seems to be feeling the pinch.

For Alex's pre-k, we made homemade sugar scrubs and put together a "spa" gift bag for his teachers,  in Kindergarten we made the teacher a picture frame and gave her an ornament, last year he gave his teacher an ornament and chocolate. This year.. well, I think we're going to take it a step further.

If you are looking for a unique, fun, creative, personalized gift to share with your friends and family, then Rubbermaid and Sharpie has the perfect solution. Simply make up a batch of your favorite cookies, fudge or other goodie and “wrap” them in a Rubbermaid TakeAlong decorated with some Sharpie Markers!

It is a great way to let your children be creative and be a part of the gift giving process. Plus, the TakeAlongs can be used again by the receiver so it is not another piece of clutter in their house.


Whether your Aunt is addicted to snowflakes or chocolate chip cookies, Sharpie has a marker for that. Your sweet granny loves your fudge and cannot get enough ornaments decorating every where- Sharpie has a marker for that too! Can't decide what to decorate each Rubbermaid Take Along with? Try different things on each side, like we did for my mom, (see some of our designs in the picture above.)

Rubbermaid Take Along containers are the perfect size to decorate and to pack holiday goodness in. Partner it with a festive design using your favorite Sharpies and you've just turned your gift of fresh baked delight into a personalized gift from the heart. The best part is that the Rubbermaid containers can be washed and reused again, and again. Attach your favorite recipe to the cover and not only does the recipient have a great piece of your kitchen and creativity, but they have something to add to their personal recipe collection. (I highly recommend washing the containers by hand once decorated, as we've given them rigorous testing, and unfortunately the colors won't last forever, but seem to last MUCH longer hand washing them without using a scrubby-sponge.)



Rubbermaid and Sharpie has teamed up to give one of our readers a 15 piece set of TakeAlongs, a Sharpie Stainless Steel Permanent Marker, set of 8 Sharpie Retractable Markers and a set of 3 Sharpie Pen Retractables, to have all of the tools needed to make splendid Holiday Goodies for your friends and family, teachers, neighbors or co-workers.

Here's How:
Check out the awesome designs some fans came up with at the Sharpie Flickr account, Sharpie Facebook Fan Page, and at Rubbermaid's Facebook Fan Page. Tell me which creation you think is the coolest, or the cutest!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER!!


This giveaway is open to residents of the US and CANADA. This giveaway will end on December 17, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be chosen using Random.org, and all winner information will be posted on our WINNERS PAGE and on this post. Please include a valid email address and your user id/name in your comment. If we cannot find a way to contact you, we will not, we will choose another winner. We do try to email all winners, but due to the volume of giveaways offered on our site, delays can be expected. If you catch your name before we email you, please feel free to contact us first. :) Any unclaimed prizes will be redrawn accordingly and at the discretion of 4BabyAndMom. Special thanks to Rubbermaid and Sharpie for sending me the same product assortment that is also being given away at no cost, for the sake of reviewing. As always, what you have read is strictly the opinion of 4BabyAndMom. Your opinions may differ.




106 comments:

Tamara B. December 10, 2010  

I think the most creative idea was the Sharper Spinner from the Sharper Facebook Page.
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Sarah December 10, 2010  

i really like the wall paper idea

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Sarah December 10, 2010  

liked rubbermaid and sharpie on FB

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TWEET!

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laurice December 12, 2010  

I thought the Sharpie doodle of the day from August 11th 2010 was awesome!

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Angie,  December 12, 2010  

I like this one, drawn with Sharpie on a styrofoam cup:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13895571@N04/4691769404/in/pool-37043749@N00/

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Mel W December 12, 2010  

I think this drawing is the coolest, by CrazyGus! http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazygus/5092336775/in/pool-37043749@N00/

Can't believe that was done with Sharpies!

Chisum's Crew December 12, 2010  

I like this one by CrazyGus! http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazygus/5092336775/in/pool-37043749@N00/

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hity88 December 12, 2010  

I love http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazygus/5237663402/in/pool-sharpielove

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I like Sharpie Facebook Fan Page and Rubbermaid's Facebook Fan Page and wrote on walls "entered the giveaway @4BabyAndMom!"

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I like http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazygus/5092336775/in/pool-sharpielove

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Belinda M December 12, 2010  

I think the cutest one is Loli Dreams on the sharpie flickr account

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GANDORF57 December 12, 2010  

Loli Dreams on Sharpie flickr account!

tree December 12, 2010  

Wow! Some of those were really great! i love the Sharpie Lotus Guitar on the Flickr account!

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Tamara B. December 13, 2010  

I posted on Sharpie's FB page.
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I posted on Rubbermaid's FB page.
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Super Blogger Girl! December 13, 2010  

I like the slither duck design most!

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Jolene December 13, 2010  

i like the sharper spinner

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I love the roses done on mylar by Andrea leigh
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Courtney December 14, 2010  

This one is awesome:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13895571@N04/5247761102/

Jaime December 14, 2010  

I like the one from From Jen Alexee
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J.E. December 15, 2010  

I love all of CrazyGus's artwork. Also "The Migraine Chick"- it's just black & white but I like it!

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msvickik December 16, 2010  

I really like the Brat: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bowlinball4/5247298541/in/pool-sharpielove
Thanks!

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Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
Happy holidays!
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the migraine chick is cool! :)

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Lolli dreams is cute

Daniel M,  December 16, 2010  

like Stephanie's sharpie shoes - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Joy December 16, 2010  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13895571@N04/4691769404/in/pool-37043749@N00/. This one is nice. Thanks.
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George Ferris,  December 17, 2010  

Lol1 Dreams.
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Erin G December 17, 2010  

I love this Sharpie design on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrea_leigh/5237024578/in/pool-sharpielove

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Brat - crits?

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Ashley December 17, 2010  

I thought the sharpie shoes by stephanie anderson on the flickr page were pretty sweet!

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ohkeeka December 17, 2010  

I thought "Light Up" on the Sharpie Flickr page was pretty amazing! Here's a link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alice101/5193245971/in/pool-37043749@N00/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bowlinball4/5268990831/

I like this creation.

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I love the Slither Duck from Crazy Gus - very colorful and interesting.
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Janna @ Feed Your Pig December 18, 2010  

I like the slither duck!
Merry Xmas! Thanks!
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