NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- We're winding down now. Today is the equivalent of the final hours of Christmas Day, when the last visitors have stopped by and everyone is walking over wrapping paper remnants on their way out. It's been a terrifically exciting swag season, and MediaWorks wants to thank all the companies who took the time to send us their thoughtful presents. Here's the last batch. Happy holidays to all, and to all a good night.
Crispin Porter & Bogusky wants to make sure we look our best, so it sent along this Stila lip gloss and super-cute makeup bag. We're sure the boys got something else, but we're happy with our bright, shiny lips.
Colle & McVoy also wanted us to have a bright holiday, sending us these blue and white candles.
Lopez Negrete Communications, a Houston-based Hispanic ad agency, sent us this truly spectacular platter, which just so happens to match the soup tureen we were sent last year. Here's hoping they send the soup bowls next year.
We suppose this one also fits into the "bright" category of presents. A Partnership, an Asian agency, sent along this orange toilet paper, wishing us a happy holiday season from "top to bottom."
Rodale wants us to get inspired this year by "The Intellectual Devotional," a book that promises to "revive your mind, complete your education and roam confidently with the cultured class." It offers "365 daily lessons from the seven fields of knowledge."
The folks at Madison Square Garden sent along some Dale & Thomas popcorn, along with some chocolate and other snacky-type things. Yum.
Also in the yum category were two boxes of chocolate. One from The Wall Street Journal included a rather large chocolate with its logo surrounded by smaller bite-sized ones we were left to identify on our own. The Economist's box of "Rich Pickings," however, included a handy reference guide to its chocolates, for "The Business Decision Maker," and included a helpful factoid about its magazine in each description of the candies.
NBC Universal Cable was thoughtful enough to send us some DVDs, which should come in handy entertaining those out-of-town guests. The selection includes "The Break-Up," "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas," "Scoop" and "You, Me and Dupree."
Meanwhile, NBC Universal Distribution is thinking ahead to New Year's resolutions. We're not sure if they're trying to tell us something, but we're sure we'll dip into "The Biggest Loser Cookbook" sometime after Jan. 2. Happy New Year!