Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review and giveaway (closed): ABC Neckties


Congrats to my winner: Kathleen
We live in Seattle, which, I firmly believe, is one of the most casually-dressed cities in the US.  I've gone to the theater and the ballet and seen people wearing jeans!  Personally, I love to dress up and do so on every occasion, but my husband loves and embraces the Seattle casual atmosphere. Which means that his "fancy" clothes are scarily out of date.  Particularly his limited tie collection- I'm fairly certain that his mom bought his ties for him when he was in high school (in the late 80s!) and he's not really done much to update them since then.


So, when I got an opportunity to receive a new necktie from ABC Neckties, thanks to my involvement at the Product Review Place, I was thrilled! We have some family weddings coming up this summer and I want my husband to live up to his maximum handsomeness potential!  I asked Daniel to browse the site and let me know what his three favorites were. After clicking on the link that I sent him and starting to look around, he emailed me back and said that there were just too many choices and that I would have to decide for him. Which was fine with me :)

He's right, there are a ton of options on the ABC Neckties site. They have big and tall ties, bow ties, silk ties, solid ties, a huge variety of novelty ties (including cartoon ties, fine art ties, Hollywood ties, sports ties, and SO many more!), pretty much any type of tie that you're interested in. The site does have a lot of options, but it's easy to search since you can look by style, novelty or color.

We ended up choosing this Olive Green Woven Grid Silk Tie.  It arrived quickly in the mail, and Daniel and I were both very impressed by the tie. The color was true to what we had seen on the website, and the tie is clearly made of high-quality materials.  This tie sells right now on the ABC Necktie site for $20.36 (currently on sale!).


Here's a picture of Daniel modeling his new tie- he's a little out of practice for tying ties- we realized we should have gone with one of the ABC Neckties' pre-tied ties! I think this tie is going to be a really nice one to have in his wardrobe for all the dressy events coming up this year and beyond!



One of you will get to either win a $25 gift certificate or a tie of your choice from ABC Neckties (US and Canadian mailing addresses)!

Mandatory entry (must be done first for extra entries to count):
Visit the ABC Neckties site and let me know what tie you like best!

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
1. Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Put my button up on your blog- let me know where to find it!
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet "@gabreviews is giving away a necktie of your choice or a $25 gift certificate to @ABCNeckties. http://bit.ly/cRt2P4 #giveaway"  
You can tweet this once per day. Leave a separate comment every time you enter and please let me know what your twitter name is.
4. Follow ABCNeckties on Twitter.
5. Become a fan of ABC Neckties on Facebook
6. Become a fan of Growing a Baby Reviews on Facebook
7. Enter any of my other giveaways listed over on the right side of this page (one extra entry per giveaway entered, leave a separate comment for each).
8. Enter any of the giveaways currently going on at LuvnLife (one extra entry per giveaway entered, leave a separate comment for each).

Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on April 6, 2010. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a tie from ABC Neckties to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

89 comments:

Manduhh said...

I love the music note tie!!

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Sarah Osborne said...

Fun giveaway! My husband wears a tie at least once a week (for church). I really like the Benjamin Striped X-Long Zipper Tie!

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Kathleen said...

MY husband wears a tie every day for work and I think the handprint tie would be so cute for him to get from the kids for fathers day (and it looks like one he's actually wear too!)
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pam said...

My husband is a collector of Peanuts Ties so I would have to go with the Peanuts Great Pumpkin Tie as he doesn't have a Halloween themed tie. I know....sheesh....

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Wehaf said...

I like the Miller Striped Silk Tie.

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lv2scpbk said...

Favorite I think will be the gold/black banded bow tie. My grandson, age 7, loves to wear bowties. How many kids want to do that? He just loves them. Bowties are hard to find nowadays though. I think he'd like this one because he can watch the football game with the Steelers with his Pap.

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I like the Carter Silk Fashion Tie

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The Bookworm said...

I like the Hot Coffee Necktie best!

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Mari said...

My favorite is the Heart Print Skinny Tie



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