For Everyone Else: The Rockport Gift Card

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The holiday season is here, and with it comes our first Handcrafted Holidays Gift Guide series. Each week, we will showcase two gift guides (one for the women and one for the men) highlighting our favorite footwear for the season alongside handcrafted items from local artisans. And the best part? You can enter to win all of the items featured by following Rockport on Instagram and liking each giveaway post.

gift-card-igGift Card ($50-$500) | Paper Banner Bunting ($13) |
Papercraft Kit ($16.50)

Our final gift guide is for everyone else on your holiday shopping list, from your college student son or daughter to your globetrotting grandmother to everyone in between. The gift-giving possibilities are almost endless with a Rockport gift card, the centerpiece of this holiday gift.gift-cardWho doesn’t love a good gift card? Follow up question: who doesn’t love a great pair of shoes? The Rockport gift card is for the shoe lover and shopaholic in your life and can be used to purchase a new favorite pair of Rockport, Aravon or Dunham shoes. Your gift recipient can use it online or in-store (or both!).

gift-card-holderWe love the line of handmade paper goods from @yeioupaperobjects in Somerville, Massachusetts. The maker, Abigail, creates modern papercraft kits that are simple to assemble on your own. These adorable paper houses can be used as tiny gift boxes or a charming centerpiece in your home.

happy-merry-yayThis fun paper banner, also made by Abigail from @yeioupaperobjects, can be used for anything from a holiday table display to a desk decoration – it’s sure to brighten up any space. She also accepts custom orders.

We hope our handcrafted holiday gift guides have given you endless ideas for everyone on your shopping list. And, when all else fails, go gift card!

Looking for more gift-spiration? Check out our other holiday gift guides to see what’s on our shopping lists this season…

Women’s Dress | Men’s Dress | Women’s Boots | Men’s Boots | Women’s ActiveMen’s Active

MORE: Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

For Those Who Go Outside: Men’s Edition

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The holiday season is here, and with it comes our first Handcrafted Holidays Gift Guide series. Each week, we will showcase two gift guides (one for the women and one for the men) highlighting our favorite footwear for the season alongside handcrafted items from local artisans. And the best part? You can enter to win all of the items featured by following Rockport on Instagram and liking each giveaway post.

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Shoes ($100) | Bag ($120) | Notebooks ($3.75) | Sore Muscle Balm ($11) | Wallet ($65 ) | Notecards ($1.50) | Pencils ($8)

This gift guide is for the outdoorsy type of guy. This man measures distances in kilometers, owns a tent and compass, and seeks the right gear for all of his adventures.
mens-active-shoeRain or shine, this waterproof hiking shoe will have him happily hiking the great outdoors. It’s crafted with waterproof leathers, mesh with Hydro-Shield® construction, and a durable rubber outsole with a rugged lug tread for stability and traction, to keep feet comfortable and dry all day long.

bagWhat’s an adventure without a durable bag to hold all his gear? The brothers behind @benchcraft (out of Reading, Massachusetts) brought new life to this genuine, government-issued Army surplus canvas duffel bag, which is available in extremely limited quantities. We love its rugged leather handles and the riveted leather patch that bears the company’s trademark American Bench Craft logo.walletAlso from the makers behind @benchcraft is this compact and versatile wallet. Made from a single piece of leather, the Frontier 1 Wallet is folded and secured with locally sourced solid brass rivets that will not rust. It is designed to mold around the items he carries and age beautifully over time.

notebookEvery adventure needs reflection. This pocket notebook from @earmarksocial (out of Boston, Massachusetts) is perfect for taking notes, making lists and chronicling adventures.

notebookWe also like this Open Road Journal, featuring original photos from the cross country adventures of the @earmarksocial founders.

hello-from-bostonHe can send a note from his travels with this Hello From Boston postcard featuring an original watercolor illustration (in the classic old school Boston city font) from @eggagogo out of Boston, Massachusetts.

pencilsDon’t forget he’ll need something to write with. We love these ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired pencils from @earmarksocial. If he’s not a fan, there are plenty more to choose from on their site.

ollie-and-maxHelp him soothe his overworked muscles with Sore Muscle Balm from @ollieandmaxsoapco, out of South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Looking for more gift-spiration? Check out our other holiday gift guides to see what’s on our shopping lists this season…

Women’s Dress | Men’s Dress | Women’s Boots| Men’s Boots | Women’s Active | Gift Cards

MORE: Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

For Those Who Go Outside: Women’s Edition

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The holiday season is here, and with it comes our first Handcrafted Holidays Gift Guide series. Each week, we will showcase two gift guides (one for the women and one for the men) highlighting our favorite footwear for the season alongside handcrafted items from local artisans. And the best part? You can enter to win all of the items featured by following Rockport on Instagram and liking each giveaway post.

Know an outdoorsy gal? Is she never seen pictured indoors on Instagram and always regaling stories of her latest adventure exploring the great outdoors? Then these gifts are for her.

womens-active Shoes ($130)| Scarf ($55) | iPad Sleeve ($10) | Notebook ($5) | Pencils ($8) | Soda | Socks ($12)

womens-active-shoeThis waterproof lace-up is eager for the outdoors with its anatomic molded footbed, plush, microfiber lining, and durable rubber outsole.  And the sporty details, like a mudguard and color pops, make it as cute as it is comfortable on the feet.
scarfNot only is this jewel-toned infinity scarf gorgeous, it also features a secret hidden pocket to stash stuff like passports, eyeglasses and wallets.  And, it’s handmade, right here in Boston by @SpeakEasyTravel.

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This handmade iPad protector hand-stitched by @CrossCutSewingCo (out of Melrose, Massachusetts) features a cute button and loop to keep your tablet secure and pockets for all the extras…

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Extras like pencils, erasers and notebooks. These are all from @earmarksocial, a husband and wife team out of Boston, Massachusetts, that designs and illustrates unique goods that they hope “create happiness.” We can get on board with that! (Speaking of boards: check out their Pinterest boards for the ultimate in pin-spiration).

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Her outdoor adventure wouldn’t be complete without a thirst-quenching beverage. These unsweetened sparkling waters are the first and only line of sparkling beverages made with real squeezed fruit, all picked from family farms and made right here in Massachusetts. Drink up!

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We love the no-show heel tab and super cute colors of these soft ankle socks. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – you can never have too many pairs of socks.

Feeling good about shopping for the outdoorsy woman on your list this holiday season? We are, too.

Looking for more gift-spiration? Check out our other holiday gift guides to see what’s on our shopping lists this season…

Women’s Dress | Men’s Dress | Women’s Boots| Men’s Boots| Men’s Active | Gift Cards

MORE: Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

 

For Those Who Go Places: Men’s Edition

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The holiday season is here, and with it comes our first Handcrafted Holidays Gift Guide series. Each week, we will showcase two gift guides (one for the women and one for the men) highlighting our favorite footwear for the season alongside handcrafted items from local artisans. And the best part? You can enter to win all of the items featured by following Rockport on Instagram and liking each giveaway post.

This gift guide was created for the guy who is seemingly always on the go, starting with a sturdy pair of boots and ending with sweet-smelling grooming essentials.

mens-boots-sweepstakes_blogBoots ($160) | Boston T-shirt ($20) | Watch Cap ($35) |
Socks ($12 ) | Belt ($35 )| Beard Oil ($10 )| Beard Balm ($7)

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These Boat Builders D-Ring Plaintoe (waterproof!) boots were constructed for lightweight comfort, versatility, and durability and designed to complement any laid-back look with contrasting laces and grommet detailing.
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These 100% organic cotton t-shirts are designed and hand-printed right here in Boston by @eggagogo. Of course, our favorite (pictured here) was inspired by the old-school City of Boston font.

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This heavy, 100% wool watch cap is a genuine Government Issue product made to rigorous Department of Defense specifications by @benchcraft, a team of two brothers “inspired by the heritage of their grandfathers and the products they relied on throughout their lives: a sturdy belt, a sharp axe, a well-tailored suit…”.  A heat embossed leather patch with their Any Frontier logo is secured to the cap with solid brass rivets that will not rust.

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Keep his beard in check with this rosemary cedar beard oil by @ollieandmaxsoapco, purveyor of “handmade bath and body products made to nourish your skin and soothe your soul.” A few drops rubbed into the beard will keep it soft all day long.

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Also by @ollieandmaxsoapco, this simple yet deeply nourishing beard balm will condition his beard while providing a light hold.

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On-the-go or not, one can never have too many pairs of socks. Need we say more?

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A quality belt ties a man’s whole look together, and these belts are built with the same superior craftsmanship as Rockport men’s shoes.

From a warm hat down to durable boots, this gift guide is sure to have your on-the-go guy comfortable from head to toe.

Looking for more gift-spiration? Check out our other holiday gift guides to see what’s on our shopping lists this season…

Women’s Dress | Men’s Dress | Women’s Boots  | Women’s Active | Men’s Active | Gift Cards

MORE: Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

For Those Who Go Places: Women’s Edition

boots-blog-header-womensPictured: Christine Waterproof Bootie, Christy Waterproof Tall Boot, and Cobb Hill Bethany

The holiday season is here, and with it comes our first Handcrafted Holidays Gift Guide series. Each week, we will showcase two gift guides (one for the women and one for the men) highlighting our favorite footwear for the season alongside handcrafted items from local artisans. And the best part? You can enter to win all of the items featured by following Rockport on Instagram and liking each giveaway post.

This gift guide is for that gal who’s always on the go. If her after work plans are always anywhere but “home,” these handcrafted items are for her, wherever it is she’s headed.

hgg_womensbootsBoots ($170) | Hat ($26) |Drink Cozy ($9) | Bag ($42) | Scarf ($57) | Socks ($10) | Perfume ($10) |Lip Balm ($3.50) |Earrings ($42) | Necklace ($48)

Great on and off the pavement, these waterproof Chelsea boots perfectly personify the next generation of functional women’s footwear. They’re designed for the woman who likes to go anywhere and do anything, no matter the weather.christine-bootA girl on the go always needs a go-to bag to stash all of her day’s needs. This one is from @CrossCutSewingCo, out of Melrose, Massachusetts.  It features hand-cut genuine leather handles and is perfectly sized to fit over the shoulder.market-tote-with-leather-handles-by-cross-cut-sewing-co

These oversized crocheted infinity scarves from @salemstyle (out of Salem, Massachusetts) feature superb craftsmanship and are oh-so-cozy.infinity-scarf-by-salem-style

Jump on the pom-pom trend with this adorable hat, also made by @salemstyle (whose story all began with a hat!) .
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Are you seeing a pattern here? Yes, we can’t get enough of @salemstyle’s charming crochet pieces. Warm her hands (and her latte) with this cute heart cozy.Crochet Koozie Salem Style
We are head-over-heels for Pamela Curran’s metal work jewelry. Lovingly handcrafted in Springfield, MA, this Black and Gold Necklace is 14 karat gold-filled.pamelacurran-black-and-gold-necklace-hammered-gold-bar-with-black-chain

Adorn her ears with these elongated hammered bar earrings that are wonderfully lightweight and catch the light just right, also by Pamela Curran.Gold Elongated Hammered Bar Earrings

Moisturized lips are essential during those winter months. This lip balm by @ollieandmaxsoapco, out of South Hadley, Massachusetts, is all natural and goes on smooth.  Makes a great stocking stuffer!smores-lip-balm
This vegan perfume oil by @ollieandmaxsoapco has an easy roll-on applicator and is the perfect size to throw in her purse.

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Because socks should be comfy AND cute…even if no one else can see them. Check out rockport.com for even more fun styles.rockport-polka-dot-socks
Looking for more gift-spiration? Check out our other holiday gift guides to see what’s on our shopping lists this season…

Women’s Dress | Men’s Dress | Men’s Boots | Women’s Active | Men’s Active | Gift Cards

MORE: Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

For Those Who Get Dressed Up: Men’s Edition

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The holiday season is here, and with it comes our first Handcrafted Holidays Gift Guide series. Each week, we will showcase two gift guides (one for the women and one for the men) highlighting our favorite footwear for the season alongside handcrafted items from local artisans. And the best part? You can enter to win all of the items featured by following Rockport on Instagram and liking each giveaway post.
This gift guide is for the gents who like to get gussied up. Whether at work or attending a holiday event, these shoes and handcrafted items are sure to add a dose of dapper to his day.

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Every man needs that staple black dress shoe, especially around the holidays. This classic apron toe is designed with luxe leathers and built-in tech to keep feet comfortable and dry all day.

Black Tie Gift SetHe’ll experience manscaping at its best with @ollieandmaxsoapco’s Black Tie gift set. The set includes after-shave, deodorant and soap, handmade from organic and vegan ingredients.

This handcrafted guide is sure to have him looking (and feeling) fresh all day long.

Looking for more gift-spiration? Check out our other holiday gift guides to see what’s on our shopping lists this season…

Women’s Dress | Women’s Boots | Men’s Boots | Women’s Active | Men’s Active | Gift Cards

MORE: Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

For Those Who Get Dressed Up: Women’s Edition

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Pictured: Total Motion Kalila and Total Motion Strap Bootie

The holiday season is here, and with it comes our first Handcrafted Holidays Gift Guide series. Each week, we will showcase two gift guides (one for the women and one for the men) highlighting our favorite footwear for the season alongside handcrafted items from local artisans. And the best part? You can enter to win all of the items featured by following Rockport on Instagram and liking each giveaway post.

tmptp_dress-hggHandbag ($68) | Bar Soap ($6.50) | Aurora Silver Necklace ($70)| Eroded Pebble Necklace ($96) | Cabernet Boa Pumps ($120)


This week’s guides are for those who like to get dressed up.  Here, we’ve curated a few of our favorite woman’s pieces from local vendors, made right here in our birthplace (Massachusetts!).

When we came across this beautifully crafted silver clutch with its oversized bow, we were instantly charmed. It’s made by hand by @eclustyle and can be custom-ordered in more than twenty-five colors.

eclustyle-silver-bagIf you haven’t yet seen the jewelry made by @shepherdsrunjewelry, you’re missing out. Here we’ve included two of our favorite necklaces from the local artist, who is based in Somerville, MA, but studied fine art at Dublin’s Institute of Technology (so worldly!).

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We’re loving the yummy scents of these natural, vegan cold pressed soaps from @ollieandmaxsoapco, based in South Hadley, MA. Soap is only one of the many sweet smelling goods they sell. Check out their lip balms, perfume, deodorants and men’s products, too!

ollie-and-max-soapNo dressy outfit is complete without a pair of pretty and comfortable heels. These pumps in cabernet boa snake (maroon is so hot right now!) are the perfect hue for the holidays. Crafted from full-grain leather and infused with the latest in comfort technology, these classic pumps are luxurious and built to take you from your 7 a.m. wake-up call to 7 p.m. “off-call” cocktails.

rockport-total-motion-pointed-toe-pumps-cabernetLooking for more gift-spiration? Check out our other holiday gift guides to see what’s on our shopping lists this season…

Men’s Dress | Women’s Boots | Men’s Boots | Women’s Active | Men’s Active | Gift Cards

MORE: Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

2016 Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Terms & Conditions

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LINKS to Individual Contests
Contest Part 1: Women’s Dress
Contest Part 2: Men’s Dress
Contest Part 3: Women’s Boots
Contest Part 4: Men’s Boots
Contest Part 5: Women’s Active
Contest Part 6: Men’s Active
Contest Part 7: Gift Card Giveaway

2016 Handcrafted Holiday Gift Guide Terms & Conditions
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER OR GOOGLE+.

1.  Eligibility: The 2016 Rockport Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of The Rockport Company, LLC, and their parent and affiliate companies, (“Promotion Entities”) as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

2. Sponsor:  The Rockport Company, LLC, 1220 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465.

3. Agreement to Official Rules:  Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing:  The Sweepstakes begins on December 6, 2016 when designated image posts, and ends on December 23, 2016 at 5 pm ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”), and is comprised of seven (7) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”) as set forth in the table below.

Entry Periods
1
Begins when designated image posts: 12/6/16
Ends at 5:00 pm ET on: 12/7/16
Approximate Winner Notification Date: 12/8/16

2
Begins when designated image posts: 12/8/16
Ends at 5:00 pm ET on: 12/9/16
Approximate Winner Notification Date: 12/12/16

3
Begins when designated image posts: 12/13/16
Ends at 5:00 pm ET on: 12/14/16
Approximate Winner Notification Date: 12/15/16

4
Begins when designated image posts: 12/15/16
Ends at 5:00 pm ET on: 12/16/16
Approximate Winner Notification Date: 12/19/16

5
Begins when designated image posts: 12/20/16
Ends at 5:00 pm ET on: 12/21/16
Approximate Winner Notification Date: 12/22/16

6
Begins when designated image posts: 12/21/16
Ends at 5:00 pm ET on: 12/22/16
Approximate Winner Notification Date: 12/27/16

7
Begins when designated image posts:  12/22/16
Ends at 5:00 pm ET on: 12/23/16
Approximate Winner Notification Date: 12/27/16

Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

5. ODDS: Many will enter, only seven (7) will win. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Sweepstakes.

6. How to Enter: For each Entry Period, Sponsor will post a photo on its Instagram channel calling out the Sweepstakes. Entrants must ‘like’ the picture (by double tapping image or selecting the heart icon under image) and follow @Rockport on Instagram (www.instagram.com/rockport) to be entered for the chance to win.

During one or more of the Entry Periods, access the Instagram application on your mobile device (“Device”).  If you do not have the Instagram App, you may download it through the application store on your device.  The Instagram App is free; however, data rates may apply to use the Instagram App. Instagram’s Terms of Use apply: http://instagram.com/legal/terms/.

You must meet all the guidelines and restrictions in these Official Rules to be eligible for a prize. In order for us to contact you and for you to redeem your prize, your Instagram settings must be set to “public.”

If you enter this Sweepstakes using a Device, your wireless service provider’s data rates apply. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details.  You agree to incur any charges demanded by your wireless carrier. Entrants should check their Device’s features for capabilities and check the Device manual for specific use instructions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by the Guidelines and Sweepstakes Restrictions (as set forth below) and that Sponsor may disqualify you from the Sweepstakes, in its sole discretion, if your entry does not comply with the Guidelines or is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.

Guidelines:

You must follow the @Rockport profile on Instagram; and

You must like each image in an entry period for entry into each individual giveaway as described under “How to Enter.”

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible or misdirected likes, which are disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of any account, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register for that Account will be deemed to be the entrant and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being authorized account holder.

7.  Selection of Winners:  After each Entry Period has ended, there will be a random drawing of all eligible Entries in order to determine one (1) winner for each Entry Period.

In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner if, in its sole discretion, it finds content on his or her social media pages to be inconsistent with the brand’s image (for example, if it is in violation of any of the Instagram Guidelines).

8.  Winner Requirements:  Sponsor will notify the potential prize winner(s) via a comment from @Rockport on the original Instagram Sweepstakes post on or about the date listed in Section 4.  It will be followed up with a direct message to each potential winner, who will be required to take the specified steps provided in the message within 48 hours of receiving the win notification. The potential winner will need to provide a written affirmation and warranty of ownership of the account and rights to use likenesses within 5 days of notification. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to respond with the requested contact information within the required time period, fails to provide the required documentation/assurances, or does not comply with these Official Rules, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeits the prize. If a prize is forfeited or returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to a runner-up from the applicable Entry Period, up to 3 alternates, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, and/or prize information in connection with the Sweepstakes for promotional, advertising or other purposes, in any manner, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights here under. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 11 below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. Prizes will be awarded 2 – 4 weeks after winners are identified and have responded in accordance with this Section 8.

9. Prizes: 7 Prizes (1 per Entry Period): Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) varies per prize:  ranging from $150-$530. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.  No substitution, exchange or transfer of prize by any winner. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize for one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Each prize winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: One (1) prize per person.

10. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s consent for the Sponsor and each of its designees to use entrant’s name, prize information, city and state of residence for advertising, promotional and other purposes, in any manner, in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further consideration, notification or permission.

11. General Conditions: If for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, operation, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof), and select the winners for the Entry Period(s) at issue, from the non-suspect, eligible entries received for such Entry Period(s) prior to the action taken or in other such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other Sweepstakes, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12. Release and Limitations of Liability: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE ROCKPORT COMPANY, LLC, INSTAGRAM, INC., FACEBOOK, INC., TWITTER, INC., GOOGLE INC., AND THE IRRESPECTIVE RELATED COMPANIES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AND THE IRRESPECTIVE AGENTS AND AGENCIES, PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, PRIZE PARTNERS, AND THE IRRESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR USE OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES; (B) TECHNICAL ERRORS RELATED TO COMPUTERS, SERVERS, PROVIDERS, OR TELEPHONE OR NETWORK LINES; (C) PRINTING ERRORS; (D) ERRORS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE PROCESSING OR JUDGING OF PHOTOS; (E) LATE, LOST, STOLEN, ILLEGIBLE, INACCURATE, DELAYED, MISDIRECTED OR UNDELIVERABLE PHOTOS, POSTS, MAIL; OR (F) INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES. ENTRANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.

13. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Promotion Entities in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions. Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Promotion or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts or the appropriate Massachusetts state court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs, but in no event including attorneys’ fees, disbursements or court costs; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket costs.

14. Winners List: To find out the name of the winner, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope on or before January 31, 2017 to The Rockport Company, LLC, 1220 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465, ATTN: Marketing Activation Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway.