2012’S TOP HOLIDAY GIFTS VOTED BY AMERICAN CONSUMERS, the most visited gift recommendation site renowned for hand-picked gift ideas and expert advice, announced the winners of the second annual GIFTEE AWARDS, honoring the best gifts of 2012. Winning gifts in this year’s 10 categories were nominated and decided by thousands of public votes. By tapping into the collective conscience of gift givers across the United States, The GIFTEE AWARDS reveal what America really wants for the holidays.

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The categories for the 2012 GIFTEE AWARDS address the most popular and trendy types of gifts that people will be shopping for during the holidays. New categories this year include BEST GIFTS MADE IN THE U.S.A. and BEST ECO-FRIENDLY GIFTS. For details on the winners and finalists in all 10 categories please visit the Giftee Awards site at

The full list of 2012 Giftee Award Winners are:
—  Best Gift Under $25 – Bear Grylls Survival Series Basic Kit
—  Best Eco Gift – Rukus Solar Sound System
—  Best Made in the USA Gift – KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer
—  Best Gift for Him – Ride Shotgun in a Stock Car
—  Most Unusual Gift – Workaholics Bear Coat
—  Best Gadget Gift – LifeProof Case & Cover/Stand Bundle for iPad
—  Best Toy of 2012 – Nintendo Wii U
—  Best Gift for Her – Simply Solved Style & Go Hair Care Valet
—  Best Gift for the Host – Soup & Cracker Mugs Set

In addition to consumer nomination and voting, finalists were selected by a team of influential bloggers and highly qualified experts with years of experience in the retail, media and trend forecasting industries.  Included in this year’s panel of judges are the “Gift Guru” team, and guest judges from PARTY BLUPRINTS, SHE SCRIBES, MARRIEDMYSUGARDADDY, RETAILMENOT INSIDER, GREEN GIFTS GUIDE, FOODIE IN THE CITY, EVITE, RED TRICYCLE, SCARY MOMMY, and TOY INSIDER.

The 2012 Giftee Awards have exceeded our expectations,” says DANA HOLMES, EDITOR IN CHIEF OF GIFTS.COM.  “We are thrilled to have received over 100,000 visits to the Giftee Awards site, proving that Americans want to have a say about the hottest gifts of the year. We believe that categories like Best Gifts Made in the U.S.A. are what shoppers will be looking for this holiday season and the Giftee Awards are the go-to shopping list.”

GIFTS.COM receives over eight million unique users per month and is renowned for offering consumers inspired gift ideas, advice and interactive shopping services that enable them to become better, more organized gift-givers. GIFTS.COM also features the Personality Profiler, where gift seekers answer a few fun questions about who they’re shopping for to reveal customized gift ideas tailored to their unique personality. was founded in 2005 and is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA).

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