Holiday Gift Guide & QUICK Nokia Lumia 822 Giveaway

The holidays are here and many of us are shopping for the season and our loved ones. I put together a Holiday Gift Guide of things I’ve been loving over the years as well as a few things I’ve grown to love this year. My intention is not to promote excessive spending, but to showcase a variety of gift ideas that I personally think are great. Many of the items I’ve used for years, so there’s no question to whether they are quality products or not. I think that’s what made creating this gift guide worthwhile, it’s not full of products that I am just now getting my hands on.

Anywho. I’ll be offering giveaways from a few other great brands! Sorry I can’t give away my entire gift guide, but I do have my sanity to maintain… you understand? Of course you do! I will link to the giveaways on my sidebar so you all don’t miss ‘em since they all won’t be hosted here at Sophistishe. I’ll do my usual promoting via Social Media channels as well.

To get things started, I have a super quick giveaway for a…

Wait for it….

Nokia Lumia 822 AND $100 Verizon Gift Card!

Win a Nokia Lumia 822 + $100 Verizon Gift Card!

The Nokia Lumia is powered by the new Windows Phone OS and has a ton of great features, including:

·      Kids’ Corner. Grants your little ones access only to the apps, games, videos, and music you choose for them, so you can relax and let them play. They can open Kid’s Corner on their own, but your Start screen, apps, and info are protected by a password you set.

·      Nokia Drive+ – Voice Guided, Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

·      Nokia Maps allows you to see a broad area or pinpoint your location.

·      Nokia City Lens uses augmented reality to show you top sights, with review and directions.

·      Nokia Music gives you access to over millions of tracks with subscription-free streaming.

·      EXCLUSIVE Nokia preloads (limited time):

–      ESPN: access live scores, video content, news and ESPN Mobile.

–      Univision app combines their mobile experience into a single hub.

–      The Weather Channel for Windows Phone.

·      And, of course…Verizon 4G LTE, America’s Fastest 4G Network (You can checkout this video for even more info.)


Mandatory entry: Tell me what Lumia feature you are most excited about!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on November 30th, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST. A winner in the U.S. will be randomly selected, announced in the Rafflecopter widget above, and contacted via email. Check out my Giveaway Rules if you have any questions. Good luck!

Please note that you can only win one Lumia phone from Verizon bloggers through 11/30/12. If you win more than once, another winner must be drawn. Be honest folks!

Holiday Tablet Sweeps

To celebrate the season, Verizon is running a fun “tablet-a-day” giveaway that super simple to enter – just provide your email for a chance to win a chance the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7!

The giveaway is live and will run through December 1st.

Click here for more details.

I’m a Verizon Midwest Savvy Mom, provided with mobile devices and service in exchange for my time invested in the program.

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.


  • Reply November 29, 2012

    colleen t

    the kids corner

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Denise m

    definitely the kids corner

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Pauline M

    I love the kids corner function! It would be nice to keep my kids out of my work emails and texts when they’re playing games on my phone!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Tara Woods

    the preloaded ESPN

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Jordan Y

    The Voice Guided, Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Shannon F.

    Kids Corner! It looks like a must-have for any parent!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Candis Binkley

    Listen to music without a subscription

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Jason Crooks

    I am most excited for the Drive+ and Maps Features

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    melissa Resnick

    the voice guided navigation.

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Demetria Maddox

    I’m excited about kids korner. My son is always on my phone!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Monique Rizzo

    I like the Voice Guided Navigation.
    Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    the weather channel app

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Crystal F

    I’m most excited about the Kid’s Corner. My daughter loves to play on our phones. Thank you!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    the maps
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Erica C.

    I like the voice guided navigation.

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    i like the navigation system

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    I’m most excited about the ESPN: access live scores, video content, news and ESPN Mobile.

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    I love the maps feature. I have no sense of direction.

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    The pure view camera

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    The kids corner, my kids always need something to do!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Peter G

    pure view camera

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    KIM H

    I like the turn by turn navigation

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    I would use the Nokia Drive+.

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    The turn by turn directions

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    kids corner and a camera

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Kristi C

    I like the Nokia Drive because I get lost very easily.

  • Reply November 29, 2012


    City Lens seems so cool!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    dani marie

    nokia city lens for sure.

  • Reply November 28, 2012


    maps and kid corner

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    kelly mcgrew


  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Daniel M

    Nokia Drive+ – Voice Guided, Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Tammy S

    I like the Nokia Drive+.

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Aimee Fontenot

    I’m excited about Xbox live game hub!

  • Reply November 28, 2012


    the kids corner

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Shannon Baas

    The touch screen

  • Reply November 28, 2012


    Nokia City Lens

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Thomas Chappell

    I love the live tiles they would be really nice to keep up to date with my social life

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Lisa Garner

    I’m most excited about the Nokia City Lens since I take so many photos on my phones.

  • Reply November 28, 2012


    I’m most excited about the Turn-by-Turn Navigation as I get lost… a lot!

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Terry Cross

    Nokia Drive+

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    John Hutchens

    the nokia drive

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Adrienne gordon

    The camera is powerful.

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Margaret Smith

    I’m most excited about the Nokia Drive +

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Cat Davis

    The Nokia Drive+ would be awesome for us since our GPS sends us everywhere but the place we want to go.

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Susan Audrey

    The City Lens could be a lot of fun! I’ve been excited about that since I saw the commercial :)

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Toni Snearly

    Navigation! Everyone knows I panic when I don’t know where I’m going!!

    • Reply November 28, 2012


      LOL, me too!!!

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Tiffany Stone

    I am excited about kid’s corner. My kids are always running off with my phone playing on it.

  • Reply November 28, 2012


    I am excited about Nokia Drive+

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Marilyn Wons

    I am most excited about the millions of tracks of subscription free streaming

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