2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Chicago Moms–Submission Info

Amanda Simkin, the writer and Chicago mom behind the popular blog Queen of the Land of Twigs ‘n Berries is currently accepting proposals for the “2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Chicago Moms.” This gift guide caters to modern, busy, philanthropic Chicago moms who don’t want to spend too much time shopping or stressing this holiday season so that they can savor the season with friends and family…and maybe even indulge in a much needed holiday pampering session or two.

Photo Credit: Kristen Lisa Photography


The “2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Chicago Moms” is broken down into five categories:

  • For kids (babies, toddlers, school aged children, teens, etc.)
  • For caregivers (teachers, babysitters, grandparents, etc.)
  • For friends (hostess gifts, family grab bag exchange, etc.)
  • For your spouse/partner
  • For yourself


Each category will have between 3-5 gift suggestions at various price ranges and will include both tangible gifts and suggested experiences. The primary focus is to find gifts that are affordable, unique, and of great quality.  While Amanda prefers to recommend items that are created by local artisans and sold via small businesses, it is not a requirement for the holiday gift guide.


In order for your gift proposal to be considered, it must be submitted to Amanda prior to Monday, November 20, 2017. This allows ample time for the item to be adequately photographed and thoroughly reviewed before the gift guide blog post and accompanying social media campaign goes live on Tuesday, December 5th.  Contact Amanda via email regarding delivery instructions.


There is no fee for your product to be included on the “2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Chicago Moms,” but not all products are guaranteed to be part of the gift guide. However, all items submitted will be provided with unboxing coverage via Instagram stories on the Queen of the Land of Twigs ‘n Berries Instagram account.


In addition to being included in the “2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Chicago Moms,” there are also opportunities for your product to be independently featured on the social media accounts run by Queen of the Land of Twigs ‘n Berries.


OPTION 1: #FridayFavorite feature on both Facebook and Twitter, $75 (3 available slots)

OPTION 2: Instagram feature post with 2 Instagram stories, $100 (6 available slots)


Please contact Amanda via email (queenofthelandoftwigsnberries@gmail.com) with any lingering questions.