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Everyday, I receive messages from brands offering me free products, most of which I turn down. As much as I love free stuff (who doesn’t?), my business couldn’t survive on yummy charcuterie spreads and nice smelling lotions no matter how amazing they are.

So, recently, I had a shower thought…. why not give everything back to my loyal followers? 

This holiday season, Real Girl Review is partnering with brands to spread the love by offering a 12 Day Christmas Giveaway. This will be my very first giveaway, so I’m very excited!

As the name suggests, each day, I’ll be announcing a new gift giveaway. The prizes will range from life coaching sessions and a weekend beach getaway to fur gloves, candy and more.

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

How to Enter Giveaway

Be sure to follow Real Girl Review on Instagram (@realgirlreview) for details on how to enter each of the giveaways.

Obviously, not everyone can win during the giveaway. Below, I’ve created a holiday gift guide so you can still try these amazing products and even give them as holiday gifts too. I’ve also included a discount code if the brand offered one.

I never review products or services that I haven’t personally tried and loved myself. Everything you see below are things that I actually recommend!

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping can be so stressful, especially not knowing what to get! In this holiday gift guide, I’ve shared some of my favorite brands recently.

Charcuterie and cheese board

Dakin Farm

On a trip to Vermont, I stumbled upon this great farm whose gourmet shop offers everything you need to welcome friends and family this holiday season from honey baked ham and smoked sausages to a selection of specialty cheeses and crackers. Their charcuterie and cheese gift baskets are my favorite! Perfectly no fuss! All you need is a bottle of wine. 😉

Follow them on Instagram (@dakinfarm_vt) or online!

MM Life Coaching

Marta Madeira is an expert life and business mindset coach who tells you what you need to hear. Having gotten a session from her personally, I can honestly say you will have a hard time finding someone as honest and insightful as her. She takes away all the niceties and BS of usual coaching sessions, which is refreshing.

Whether you’re struggling in your personal or professional life, you’ll benefit from her a coaching session with Marta. After just 1 session, her coaching will help you realize your potential by identifying blockages in your life and assisting with creating a set of proactive steps toward the results you want.

Her coaching sessions are offered in both English and Portuguese. Book your session today!

Follow Marta on Instagram (@mmcoachingpt) or online.

Blue Inn on the Beach stay
Win a 2 day stay here!

Blue Inn on the Beach

This adorable boutique beach hotel in Newburyport, Massachusetts is perfect for a relaxing getaway! Unlike neighboring hot spots Cape Cod or Nantucket Island, Plum Island is very secluded and quiet for those wanting to get away from the tourist scene. Get a beach cottage for your family and friends or, try a oceanfront suite a few steps from the beach. Then, wake up to a breakfast picnic basket to enjoy by the beach! Read my hotel review here.

Aesthetics by Alyssa Love

If Winter weather is anything, it’s dehydrating. Take a tip from aesthetician Alyssa Love and take your skin care seriously. If you’re in Vegas, you can book an appointment with her for a cleansing and nourishing facial. Not only will your skin thank you, you’ll feel leaving relaxed and refreshed! You can always tell if a facial is going to be good by looking at an aesthetician’s face. Her skin looks so perfect.

If you can’t make it out to Vegas, DM her on Instagram for some of the products she offers.

Follow Alyssa on Instagram (@aestheticsbyalyssalove)

Geeves wearing rabbit fur gloves


What woman doesn’t want to look fashionable in the Winter? Instead of the usual knit scarves and gloves, try a pair of rabbit fur gloves or a luxurious fox fur neck wrap from Surell who gets their animal furs from around the world. You can even order the fur in different colors and the brand also offers faux fur!

Check them out! Use RGR10 for 10% off your order!

Follow Surell on Instagram (@surellaccessories) or online.

Vivaia shoes

Vivaia Shoes

What if you could find a shoe that was not only stylish, affordable, comfortable and waterproof, but also eco friendly? That’s what you’ll find with Vivaia, who sets out to be carbon neutral and continues to lower waste during the shoe making process by using 3D knitting technology.

I honestly have never found a better shoe company. Their shoe line ranges from boots to ballet flats in all different sizes and styles. For their shoes’ uppers, Vivaia takes plastic bottles from the ocean and weaves the material into a premium wool fabric sheered from well-fed sheep.

Their shoes also have a moisture wicking material and a deodorizing insole that makes them mold-proof. Goodbye smelly feet! The shoes are also machine washable.

Check them out! Use code VIVAIA4U for 10% off your order.

Blossom Themes

I used Blossom Themes to create the site you’re on right now! They’re one of the most popular feminine WordPress theme companies and offer gorgeous themes that are also easy to use, SEO friendly, and mobile responsive. Blossom Themes also offers detailed documentation and video tutorials to make it easy to set up your website.

I’ve been using Blossom Themes for more than 2 years now and love it! I’ll admit they weren’t the first, second, or even third company that I had purchased a theme from. After running into so many issues with limited customer support from other theme companies, I finally found Blossom Themes and stuck with them for their brilliant tech support and fast response time!

Follow Blossom Themes on Instagram (_blossomthemes). Get 20% off your order here!

Unreal Snacks

What better stocking stuffer than candy? Indulge your sweet tooth in a healthier way. Unreal Snacks’ candy is not only delicious, it’s made with fair trade and sustainable chocolate and simple, organic, non-gmo ingredients. That means way less sugar, no artificial ingredients, no soy, no sugar alcohol and certified gluten free and vegan! But, don’t take my word for it. Give them a try!

I love their variety packs to get a yummy mix of their signature candies. You can also build a box!

Check them out here! Use code REALGIRL10 for 10% off your order.

That’s a Wrap!

Stay tuned for the giveaway this holiday and follow me on Instagram (@realgirlreview) for more details on how you can win these amazing prizes!

Thank you so much for your continued love and support! I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you. If you found this blog useful, share it on Pinterest!

How do you prepare for the holidays? Do you have any favorite traditions? Comment below and subscribe to the blog for travel adventures, tips & how to get in on travel rewards and more giveaways!!

illustration of geeves traveling with pink suitcase and blue outfit

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Until next time… keep it real.


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