I am so happy to finally get back to my pre-pregnancy weight before I had the girls back to back. It took a full year of cutting back, watching what I eat and exercising. It also helped having two energetic toddlers to keep me on my feet daily. But, I can't lie, sweets were and are one of my weaknesses. How about you? Halloween was rough, as I ended up putting 3 pounds on in a week, seeing that my girls couldn't eat all the candy they were given. I ended up having to have my husband take the leftover candy (shh, after I picked out my favorites) to work, so that the candy wasn't laying around the house. Then, Christmas came and the kids were left candy in their stockings (go figure...Mommy's favorites -- Thanks Santa!). I wish you could have saw my husband when he read through my Christmas wish list and saw novelty candy of my youth added to it. After a recent trip to Dylan's Candy Shop in NYC during the holidays, I was in candy heaven. But, because my husband was with me and knew how hard I had been working to lose weight, he wouldn't let me get all the candy I had put in my basket. So, when I returned home, I added these sweet treats to my wish list. Unfortunately, Santa didn't bring the candy. Boo hoo. But, I am grateful...not only because I finally reached my weight loss goals by the end of the year, but also because it gave me the opportunity to try out a fun new service called Sugarwish.
What is Sugarwish you ask?
This brilliant gift giving idea was thought up by two moms, who have 5 children between them. I am always amazed at fellow moms, who are able to juggle a family and a business, like Leslie and Elisabeth have.
These moms were tired of giving family and friends gift cards or gift certificates for gifts, as they are impersonal. They started thinking about another way to make gift giving fun again.
"The Challenge was to think of a new way to give a
gift that would bring "thoughtfulness" back to giving.
It needed to be more fun for the receiver, without
making more work for the giver.
That's when we decided to make a website where the giver could choose the gift (in this case, candy) and then the receiver could personalize it, by choosing details of the gift (the specific types of candy.)
And that’s how Sugarwish™ was born.
The ladies were kind enough to send along a Sugarwish gift for me to try out. The Sugarwish starts as an e-card sent by the gift giver to the gift receiver. Then, the fun really begins, as the receiver gets to choose 4 favorite candies from a wide assortment of candy offerings. I felt like I was in a virtual candy store, as I scrolled through all the candies available. I can see why giving a Sugarwish is easy for the gift giver, especially busy moms. But, the moms who came up with this brilliant idea forget to say that it would be hard to the receiver. Why you ask? With all the different candies available, it is hard to choose just 4. I think I spent at least an hour going back and forth trying to try decide which candies to choose. Just look at some of the candies you can add to your personalized Sugarwish box --
Is your mouth watering yet? Mine sure is! :-) Once you make up your find and reach the checkout page, all the shipping and handling charges are covered as part of the Sugarwish gift the gift giver has purchased for you. Then, you just have to sit back and wait for it to arrive -- which in my case was a few days later.
When my Sugarwish box arrived, I couldn't help but smile. Not only was I looking at some of my favorite childhood candy favorites, but I loved the cute blue box tied up in a ribbon that the candy was sent in. These moms really took the time to think the whole gift giving and thoughtfulness thing through, and this is seen in the final product.
Don't worry, I will not bore you describing the candy, or how much my family and I enjoyed it. Yes, I did share, even though I was tempted to lock myself in the bathroom for a quick sugar rush. :-) The girls loved the gummy butterflies and Runts bananas (which they thought was Curious George's favorite candy. My husband knows how much I love Good and Plenty candy, so these were off limits for them. :-)
The next time I need to give a gift to that hard to shop for person, for family or friends who live far away, or am simply looking to sweeten someone's day, I will be heading to the Sugarwish website and ordering a Sugarwish gift to send. A Sugarwish would surely make for a great Valentine's Day gift idea for that special someone in your life. Why not tell them how sweet they are, by letting them choose 4 of their favorite candies to receive in the mail? Once you visit the Sugarwish website and browse their candy selection, you will be asking family and friends to send a Sugarwish instead of a gift card or gift certificate for now on! I know, as I am hooked on this great mom-inspired idea, and can't stop sharing the idea and website with family and friends.
So, what are you waiting for? Click here now to visit the Sugarwish site and order a Sugarwish for yourself (shh, I will not tell), or for someone special.
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Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.