Super Special Jezebel Bounty: Holiday Edition

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Chic luxury can be yours in this week's Jezebel Bounty contest. Hand crafted leather carryall? Yes, please!

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Before we begin, congrats to last week's winners annewithaneee and chicksarentfunny .

This week's contest:
We're trying something a little different this week. We're looking for stories of your best holiday surprise. Give us your most treasured, cheesiest, most awesomest — bonus points for Hallmark moments. Make us shed tears of holiday joy!

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And of course, a very special contest deserves a very special prize.
What you win:
Become the envy of all your fellow fashionistas with this beautiful leather bag from FOLLIS. One commenter will win the Knotted Julia, in tan snake print. If you like what you see, go find FOLLIS on Facebook .

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Aint she a beaut?

Submit your stories — TWO PARAGRAPHS MAX — in the comments only. The deadline for contest entries is Monday, December 20 at 12pm ET. On that evening (12/20), a Jezebel editor will pick a winner from the comments on this post at her sole discretion. We will notify the two winners by email on Tuesday, December 21 by 12pm ET.

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All standard Gawker contest rules apply.

Some additional requirements: You must have a valid email associated with your commenter account. You may submit an entry or request a winner's list via mail to Gawker Media, Attn: Weekly Jezebel Bounty Contest, 210 Elizabeth, 4th Floor, NY, NY, 10012. Approximate retail value for prizes is less than $500.

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Our second Christmas together, my boyfriend gave me the most ridiculously cute and personally sentimental surprise gift I've ever received. He knew the story of the stuffed dog I got for Christmas when I was five that I carried with me everywhere for years. And when I say years, I mean, into high school. (Yes, I'm a dork.) Muttsy was my own personal security blanket, and I was devastated when I lost him right before leaving for college. So devastated that I was still telling this heart-wrenching tale several years later.

So for Christmas, my boyfriend searched far and wide to get me a new Muttsy. Nothing in stores, nothing on ebay, but he finally found a Gund seller on the other side of the country who could get him a stuffed dog that hadn't been manufactured in well over ten years. Opening that box and finding the same floppy stuffed dog I'd found under the Christmas tree nearly twenty years earlier showed me beyond any shadow of a doubt that this was the guy for me. And I guess I was right, because we're getting married in April.