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Snobbish Thoughts December 2011

Happy New Year!

Fireworks - Adelaide Skyshow 2010

Fireworks - Adelaide Skyshow 2010 by anthonycramp, on Flickr

As hard as it is to believe, 2011 is nearly over and it’s time once again to ring in the new year! Of course, the hardest part of New Year’s can be coming up with a really good resolution. On that note, we decided to share two simple resolutions that we think are both achievable and worthwhile.

Spend more time with your loved ones. So many of us have busy lives where we juggle long to-do lists, and it can be challenging to make time for family and friends. We love this list of the “Six Greatest Gifts You Can Give Your Loved Ones” which has some inspiring reminders of what really matters most in life.

Share your smile more often. Did you know that smiling (even when you don’t feel like it) can actually make you happier? Not only that, but studies have also shown that smiling can even make you look younger!

While these resolutions are not the most ambitious, sometimes starting with small changes can add up to a big difference. But if you’re looking to accomplish more, try checking out the Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2012 on USA.gov.

What is YOUR New Year’s Resolution? If you feel like sharing, we’d love to hear from you!

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year from all of us at Cuddledown!

Cuddledown’s Annual Comforter Sale is on!

	 800 Fill Power Sateen European White Goose Down Comforter

800 Fill Power Cotton Sateen European White Goose Down Comforter

Christmas is over, New Year’s is fast approaching, and the temperatures are dropping. It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with a warm, fluffy comforter.

With all of our premium quality Maine-made down comforters and down alternative comforters on sale (for a limited time only), now is also a great time to invest in a new comforter to take the chill off all those winter nights ahead.

Choose from a variety of fabrics, warmth levels, fill weights, colors, and styles. If you aren’t sure which comforter would work for you, our interactive “Comforter Picker” tool can help you find just the right comforter based on your preferences, sleeping stye (hot, cold, in-between) and budget.

You can also can check out our video guide below, or read our online article “How to Choose a Comforter” for additional tips and a quick tour of comforter features.

The Cuddledown Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Made from a Cuddledown Catalog

The Cuddledown Catalog Christmas Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is, quite possibly, the most creative use of a Cuddledown catalog we’ve seen yet! A Cuddledown team member (from the Creative Department, naturally) crafted a desktop Christmas tree from an old Cuddledown catalog.

Last Chance Special: Free Overnight Shipping Upgrade

We would like to thank our blog readers and our online customers with a FREE upgrade to overnight shipping. To activate your free upgrade to overnight shipping, just visit us at www.Cuddledown.com and place an order on our website before 1PM EST today (12/22), and you will receive expedited 1-day shipping for the price of standard UPS ground.

This means that yes, you can still get your last-minute holiday gifts there in time! Please note that your shipping discount will be reflected in your shopping cart.

Happy Holidays from Cuddledown!

Disclaimer: Free Shipping Upgrade is UPS Overnight (1-Day). This discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Promotion applies only to orders placed on our website on 12/22 until 1PM EST. To trigger promotion order must be placed by clicking through this post or entering the S. Code IS11UP1 on checkout. Appropriate upgrade must be selected on step 2 of checkout in order to receive the free upgrade. Promotion is limited to 1 time per customer and 1 time per order. Applies to items in stock only. Orders containing furniture, mattresses, rugs, wall art, featherbeds, mattress pads and toppers do not qualify for this free shipping offer. Not applicable to previous purchases. Free Shipping upgrade will be displayed on cart.

Special Offer: Free Upgrade to 2-day Shipping

Free Upgrade to 2-day shippig

Time may be running out, but you can STILL get those last minute gifts before the holiday, because we are offering our blog readers a FREE upgrade to 2-day shipping. So how does it work? Simple: just place an order on our website by 1PM EST today, and you will receive 2-day shipping for the price of standard UPS ground shipping.

To redeem your offer for a free upgrade to expedited 2-day shipping, just click through this post and place your order on our website by 1PM EST today, (12/21).

Happy Holidays!

Disclaimer: Free Shipping Upgrade is UPS 2 Day. This discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Promotion applies only to orders placed on our website on 12/21 until 1PM EST. To trigger promotion order must be placed by clicking through this post or entering the S. Code IS11UP2 on checkout. Appropriate upgrade must be selected on step 2 of checkout in order to receive the free upgrade. Promotion is limited to 1 time per customer and 1 time per order. Applies to items in stock only. Orders containing furniture, mattresses, rugs, wall art, featherbeds, mattress pads and toppers do not qualify for this free shipping offer. Not applicable to previous purchases. Free Shipping upgrade will be displayed on cart.

Free Upgrade to 3-day Shipping – Last Minute Gifts in Time!

Organic Cotton Hydrangeas Sleepshirt by Amadora

Amadora Sleepshirt @ Cuddledown.com

Need to get those last minute gifts in time for the holiday? We are offering our blog readers a FREE upgrade to 3-day shipping. So how does it work? Simple: just place an order on our website by 1PM EST today, and you will receive 3-day shipping for the price of standard UPS ground shipping.

To redeem your offer for a free upgrade to expedited 3-day shipping, just click through this post and place your order on our website by 1PM EST today, (12/20). Enjoy your savings.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Disclaimer: Free Shipping Upgrade is UPS 3 Day. This discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Promotion applies only to orders placed on our website on 12/20 until 1PM EST. To trigger promotion order must be placed by clicking through this post or entering the S. Code IS11UP3 on checkout. Appropriate upgrade must be selected on step 2 of checkout in order to receive the free upgrade. Promotion is limited to 1 time per customer and 1 time per order. Applies to items in stock only. Orders containing furniture, mattresses, rugs, wall art, featherbeds, mattress pads and toppers do not qualify for this free shipping offer. Not applicable to previous purchases. Free Shipping will be displayed on cart.

Last Day to Save with Sitewide Free Shipping

Final Day - Sitewide Free Shipping

Christmas is just around the corner, but you can still save on holiday shopping with our sitewide free shipping offer. Live on the West Coast? Better hurry – the UPS cutoff for standard ground shipping for the Western States is today at 1pm EST (10 am PST). To see all shipping cutoff dates to get those gifts in time for Christmas, check out our holiday shipping cutoffs page.

To activate your free shipping offer at Cuddledown.comenter promotion code IFSCD11 in the “Promotion Code” field on step 3 of the checkout process.

Free Shipping is UPS Standard Ground shipping. This discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Promotion applies only to orders placed on our website 12/14/11 through 12/16/11 until midnight PST. Orders containing furniture, mattresses, rugs, wall art, featherbeds, mattress pads and toppers do not qualify for this free shipping offer. Not applicable to previous purchases. Free Shipping will be displayed on cart.

Save with Site Wide Free Shipping Today!

1,000 Fill Power Batiste Pillow

1,000 Fill Power Batiste Pillow

You can still save on holiday shopping with our site wide free shipping offer! Visit us at Cuddledown.com and enter promotion code IFSCD11 in the “Promotion Code” field on step 3 of the checkout process to activate your free shipping offer.

Wondering how many shipping days are left before Christmas? Our holiday shipping cutoff page shows the cutoff date for ground, 3-day, 2-day, and overnight shipping to all regions of the US.

If you are still puzzling over gift ideas, check out our specialty selections; Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Gifts Under $50, Gifts Made in the USA, and Gifts of Luxury – there’s something for everyone!

Free Shipping is UPS Standard Ground shipping. This discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Promotion applies only to orders placed on our website 12/14/11 through 12/16/11 until midnight PST. Orders containing furniture, mattresses, rugs, wall art, featherbeds, mattress pads and toppers do not qualify for this free shipping offer. Not applicable to previous purchases. Free Shipping will be displayed on cart.

Free Shipping at Cuddledown.com

 

Gift Boxes

 

Come visit us at Cuddledown.com and enter promotion code IFSCD11 in the “Promotion Code” field on step 3 of the checkout process to activate your free shipping offer.

Happy shopping!

Free Shipping is UPS Standard Ground shipping. This discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Promotion applies only to orders placed on our website 12/14/11 through 12/16/11 until midnight PST. Orders containing furniture, mattresses, rugs, wall art, featherbeds, mattress pads and toppers do not qualify for this free shipping offer. Not applicable to previous purchases. Free Shipping will be displayed on cart.

Creative tips for wrapping gifts!

Want to add some extra pizzazz to your holiday gifts? Instead of going with the old standby wrapping paper and ribbon this season, you can easily add a fun, personal touch with DIY details! We looked around the web for creative and easy present wrapping ideas and found a handful that your gift recipients are sure to love.

Handmade gift wrap by erika g., on flickr

Handmade gift wrap by erika g., on flickr

1. Eco-friendly gift wrap. Inexpensive and easy to find, environmentally-friendly gift wrap is a great choice, especially if you’re in a pinch. Martha Stewart suggests using recycled maps or grocery bags and adding antique beads. We love the idea of using dried flowers or plant pods, too, as shown above.

Wrapping cloth by yosoynuts

Wrapping cloth by yosoynuts, on flickr

2. Cloth wrapping paper. Known as “furoshiki” in Japan, wrapping gifts in cloth is both unique and eco-friendly. Plus, the gift wrap even becomes part of the gift if you use a silk scarf or oversized cloth napkin. Simply wrap the fabric around the present and tie the ends off in a knot or secure them with a safety pin.

Photo by shimelle, on flickr

Photo by shimelle, on flickr

3. Stamped gift wrap. Jazz up plain paper with a rubber stamp! If you’re feeling ambitious, stamp a large piece of paper with the same stamp to create a pattern. Or, stamp the center of a smaller piece of wrapping paper. You could even add sparkle with a bit of glitter or fabric paint!

Paper Flowers for the Holidays by PermaCultured, on flickr

Paper Flowers for the Holidays by PermaCultured, on flickr

4. Festive floral details. Instead of adding bows to your packages, why not make sweet paper flowers, like the ones shown above! Simply cut out paper circles and fold them in 8ths, like pie slices. Next, round off the “slice” end to create a decorative edge. Finally, stack the paper circles in layers and glue together. You can add sequins or gemstone stickers, as shown above, for extra flair! To attach, use a dot of glue or double-sided tape.

Today Only – 20% off Brand Name Apparel Sale

Today only – save 20% off our customer favorite brands, including Ramblers Way, Calida, Amadora, Giesswein, and Miraclebody®*!

Ramblers Way Hoodies - 20% off at Cuddledown.com

Ramblers Way Hoodies

Whether you are looking for holiday gifts for your friends and family, or want to treat yourself to a cozy new pair of Calida cotton pajamas or a deliciously soft cashmere sweater from our very own Amadora brand, you are sure to find a great selection of sleepwear and apparel for men and women! Need a holiday gift for a tiny tot? We recently introduced some adorable Giesswein slippers and super-soft Ramblers Way wool long underwear for tots and kids.

Happy shopping – we wish you the best of luck in finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

 

*20% discount is reflected in pricing on site. Promotional pricing is in effect on our website until midnight PST on 12/8/11. Discount applied to full price items only. Products already on sale will not be further marked down.

Six great holiday gift ideas

Stumped about what to get your loved ones this holiday? Never fear! We have ideas for everyone on your list (no need to re-gift the fruitcake that’s been sitting in your freezer all year!).

For the nature loverYule Tree to Be

Yule Tree to Be

Yule Tree to Be

This nifty tree growing kit has everything needed to raise a beautiful Scotch Pine, the preferred Christmas tree in many countries. Perfect for those with a green thumb, this evergreen conifer retains its fragrance throughout the season for a gift they’ll love all year – and for years to come!


For the guy who loves the outdoors - Ramblers Way Men’s Superfine Wool Hoodie

Ramblers Way Men's Superfine Wool Hoodie

Ramblers Way Men's Superfine Wool Hoodie

This is not your average hoodie! Made from superfine wool that feels as soft and lightweight as a cotton tee shirt, it’s the ideal stylish layering garment. Plus, it is produced sustainably on American soil, with Rambouillet wool from sheep raised on American farms by the founders of Tom’s of Maine.

 

For the gadget gal - Cinda B Tablet PC Cover

Cinda B Tablet PC Cover

Cinda B Tablet PC Cover

Perfect for the gal whose iPad® is practically attached to her hand, this colorful cover keeps it safe from the elements. It comes with an outer envelope pouch, plus a cushioned inner cover. A microfiber lining in the inner cover shields the screen of the tablet PC, and multiple straps keep it securely in place.


For the kids or grandkidsGiesswein Kids’ Kinder Wool Slipper

Giesswein Kids' Kinder Wool Slipper

Giesswein Kids' Kinder Wool Slipper

These cozy Giesswein slippers are as warm as they are cute! The uppers are made from natural, 100% boiled wool that’s both soft and breathable. Plus, the non-skid outsoles provide traction and durability – ideal for beginning walkers!

 

The animal loverWool Hooked Bathtub Cat Decorative Pillow

Wool Hooked Bathtub Cat Decorative Pillow

Wool Hooked Bathtub Cat Decorative Pillow

Whimsical and fun, this pillow is a perfect (or should we say, “purrrfect!”) gift for the cat lover on your list.

 

For the one who has everythingCuddledown gift card

Cuddledown gift card

Cuddledown gift card

Finally, if you’re not quite sure what your family and friends like or need, you can’t go wrong with a Cuddledown gift card!

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