Gift Guide for Men ( and women): BAN T-SHIRTS - CLOSED -

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy February guys..
In this month I will have a "Love theme" campaign where I will have reviews & giveaways of products that falls into the category of "gifts for your loved ones". This would be some ideas that I think would be perfect to give to your loved ones (husband, siblings, childrens, parents, bestfriends, etc..) either for valentine's day, for birthdays or anytime you feel like giving gifts.. So if you ever need to find some ideas on what would be good for a gift then look for this sign on my blog posts:
Note: If you're a company who would like your products included (reviewed)
in this "Gifts For Your Loved Ones" campaign the submission is still open.
Just write me an email on yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom.



So, here's my first guide.:
Since Valentine's Day is about 2 weeks from now so this is the right time to find gifts for your husband/boyfriend. Valentines day is the day where we celebrate our love, well actually we should celebrate our love every day. I think every day should be valentines day but February 14 is just an excuse to celebrate it more joyfully. So if your partner give you something sweet on valentines day why don't you give him something nice too?

I have an idea on what to give the lover in our life. If you're like me it's sometimes hard trying to find a gift for boyfriend/husband because sometimes we just don't know what they want and end up getting them things that they don't actually use. But I always have one option that I'm sure my hubby would love, that is: a T-shirt. Trust me, you couldn't go wrong with a t-shirt because men always need t-shirt. So this is my number one choice for a man's gift: give them t-shirt if you don't know what to give them ^o^

One of my choice is Ban T-shirts. Ban T-shirts is not your ordinary t-shirt. They sell political t-shirt as well as organic global warming t-shirt, and they have many design options to choose from. I love browsing their website because I love t-shirts with hidden message that will speak out for themselves and Ban T-shirts have many of them. Because this is a gift guide for men so I chose to review the Bicycle Evolution T-shirt.

"What would Darwin do? He'd probably ride a bicycle! After all it makes much more sense and is much more sustainable than driving around in cars! By riding a bike you help keep the planet clean and you stay healthy."


It's dark grey with white print on it.
Here's the detail of the print:



And it comes with a matching sticker too!



Last saturday my brother-in-law was having his birthday so this t-shirt is a perfect gift for him. So we wrap it with a nice wrapping paper and give it to him as a birthday gift and we couldn't wait to see his respond. And you know what? he was so happy he wears it immediately for dinner at the restaurant that night!
Me and hubby said to him: "don't you wanna wash it first?"
but he answered: "no, it's okay, i want to wear it now, because this tee is so cool, i like it so much!" with a big grin on his face.
We're so happy he love his present :D

Then on the car on our way to the restaurant he asked me politely:
him: "where did you get this tee? because this is the most comfortable t-shirt i ever wear, i really like the fabric, it's so soft".
me: "Ban t-shirts"

And there goes our review. The fabric of the tee is soft yet durable and comfortable to wear. The design is awesome and the print quality is great. The price is affordable too. And in my experience you get a bonus of matching sticker. This one cost $18.50

And remember what i said about t-shirts with hidden message that speaks on their own? Well this is what my brother in law said after our last convo:
"...and you know what? this t-shirt makes me want to buy a bicycle. This tee really inspires me to ride a bicycle."
And mission accomplished. The message on the t-shirt has been fully received.

Fyi all their tees are sweat-shop free and their organic t-shirts are made from Organic Cotton. Here are some examples of Ban T-shirts if you decide to buy one for your hubby:




And if incase you're selfish and want one for yourself (;p) Ban T-shirts also have many options for womens tees, you can get them for your sister or your best friend or even for yourself ^o^ Here's two of my fave:



Do Good While You Shop:
1. Duncan Carson is the T-shirt guy at Ban T-shirts. He is a very kind and inspiring guy. He also has a website Stop Shark Finning which is about shark conservation and the fact that millions of sharks are being killed each year for finning. It's a great cause and we ought to support it. Shark finning is the practice of hacking the fins off the shark on board the fishing vessel and throwing its body - dead or alive - back into the sea. I have seen a documentary about shark finning and it's so very cruel it made me and hubby swore we would never eat shark fin soups or buy things made from shark fin ever! Click the website above if you want to know more.

And if you want to support the cause one of the way is to buy this tee from Ban T-shirts ($19.50):



Spread the word about shark finning by wearing this shirt. By buying this shirt you are helping to support the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Sea Shepherd's crews directly intervene to prevent illegal fishing and protect marine wildlife.


2. And that's not all folks.

For every T-shirt you buy, a tree will be planted. Ban T-shirts makes a donation equivalent to the cost of planting a tree to Trees For The Future for every T-shirt you buy!
Didn't i tell you Duncan is such an inspiring and (might i add) awesome guy!



SWEET DEALS:




And now to the GIVEAWAY!
Duncan from Ban T-shirts has generously offer one lucky TB readers a Free T-shirt of their choice!



And now Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must visit Ban T-shirts, take a look around at the store then come back here and tell me in a comment on this post which one would you pick if you win. (1 entry)


For Additional entry :
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  • Subscribe to my Email subscription (find link at the lower part of the sidebar) so you won't miss out on the giveaways again! (2 entries)
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  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter (find links in sidebar) then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Enter my other giveaways here on Tigerlily's Book (tell me which one) - look in the sidebar under "Current giveaways". (1 entry for each)
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  • Participate in the LuShae Jewelry Sweepstakes. (Please leave the link to your blog/website where you put the LuShae jewelry badge). (3 entries)
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Tigerlily's Book Gift Guide for your loved ones






NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Feb 15, 2010 at 24:00 pm.
This giveaway is open for US, UK, CANADA, EUROPE & AUSTRALIA Addresses only !
Winner will be announced here on Feb 16, 2010.


I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^




Disclaimer:
I did not receive any form of payment for this review and this is written based on my own or my family's honest opinion (other people opinion may vary). Ban T-shirts gave us the product to be reviewed but that doesn't influence our opinion at all.

140 comments:

polly said...

i would pick the S O S t-shirt.
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Aik said...

I love the Butterful Effect T-shirt. I have an Australian address, so I'd like to enter! Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

i would choose the creativity not conflict shirt. heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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Katie said...

Ban Homo(phobic) Marriage

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Dovile said...

I'd choose the Butterfly Effect T-shirt

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Valerie said...

"Feel the Love" T-shirt i is amazing!!
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Leslie said...

My favorite tee is the Last Fish design in olive green.

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PAIGE said...

Viva La Evolucion.

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JeffTheRN said...

I would choose this one for my wife:

http://www.bant-shirts.com/butterfly-t-shirt.htm

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ky2here said...

Only Sheep Need a Shepherd. Live Free.

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Amber said...

I would pick the Global Warming women's tee!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

I would pick the "God bless everyone" shirt

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Surge said...

I would get "there is no Planet B"

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toughturtles said...

Bicycle T-shirt (Bike fish)

David Johnson said...

I like Corporate Crime, that looks like Coca Cola, thanks.

409cope said...

I would pick the Beat Your Wings Change The World t-shirt. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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mogrill said...

I like the SOS shirt. Thanks for the chance.
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Dovile said...

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Nicole said...

I would pick the Glenn Beck T-shirt.

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Sarah said...

I'd get "There is no planet B."

Sarah said...

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tawnda said...

I like be afraid
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Karen said...

Dinosaurs against creationism T-shirt

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clynsg said...

I like the Butterfly shirt--both the sentiment and the design.

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jennem said...

At Ban T-Shirts, I like Eco-Terrorist T-shirt
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Fata Azzurra said...

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aktedd said...

I would pick the Global Warming women's tee for my wife!

Aisling said...

I love their shirts and have bookmarked the site. If I won, I'd choose the Butterfly effect t-shirt in women's medium.

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Dave said...

They have so many great designs. I think I would choose SOS. Though I also like There Is No Planet B. Important messages both. Thank you for the chance to win.

Happi Shopr said...

I like the Butterfly effect t-shirt. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

samsakara said...

I love the Peace T-shirt: Flowers, peace and guns

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Anne J said...

I'd pick the Butterfly effect t-shirt

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Ashes said...

I would looove to win the "Feel the Love" tee in Woman's size large. I've totally been called almost all of the things on the tee so it would be great to have it in print to save folks the trouble of forming their ridicoulous opinion, they can just read my shirt. Ha! :)
Thanks so much for the totally awesome contest! I'll be crossing my fingers.
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Lily said...

I wold choose the We Are the People T-shirt.
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Emily said...

I love the women's think green shirt!

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Linda Kish said...

I would choose the Be Afraid t shirt


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chromiumman said...

i'd pick the skull t-shirt

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Dispatcher_kristy said...

"Free Speech: You get what you pay for" T-shirt is the one I would pick

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Erica C. said...

I'd get the Anti-domestic violence t-shirt. It's definitely my favorite!

codi said...

I would pick the "Anti-fascist T-shirt" for my fiance. Thanks for the chance @ your contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail.com

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wendy said...

i like the question mark shirt.

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Arla said...

Kill Your Television / Think Outside the Box T-Shirt

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kathy pease said...

i like the Butterfly effect t-shirt

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love the Petrolcide tshirt, thanks!

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Rajee said...

I love the Butterful Effect T-shirt.

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Cal said...

I would get the Dinosaurs against creationism shirt for my husband

 
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