Fellowes – Holiday Gift Guide

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

With identity theft becoming a problem around the world, the importance of protecting your name is so important. Doing something as simple as shredding your personal information before it leaves your house can save you countless hours and dollars in the long run. Fellowes is a trusted name in paper shredders and they would make a great gift for the person who handles the home office.

We received a Fellowes P-8C shredder. It is a cross cut shredder which means that it shreds vertically as well as horizontally at the same time. It shreds up to 8 pages at a time (unfolded) and also shreds paper clips, staples and credit cards.

I like that the power switch is in the back. Out of sight, out of mind for little kids in the room. Speaking of which, there is also a safety lock that will disable the shredder. The machine is sturdy and quiet and I recommend that every house have one of these.

Papa Bird does most of the bills and filing and since we received the Fellowes P-8C shredder, he has been using it a lot. He is really enjoying it and says that it is easy to set up and use, shreds great and it looks good in our office.

Since using the shredder, I’ve been thinking back to all of the pieces of paper that have left our house with our names on them. Where have they ended up? This is a fantastic, practical gift to get any adult on your list and they have a retail value of approximately $60.

Fellowes has generously offered one lucky This Bird’s Day reader a Fellowes P-8C Shredder as a giveaway.

TO ENTER (MANDATORY ENTRY): Leave a comment at the end of this post telling me who on your Christmas list this would be for, or if you will be keeping it for yourself :) *You must do this for any additional entries to count.

After you have completed the first entry, you can enter an additional comment one time only for each of the following:

This contest is open to both Canadian and US residents and runs until 10pm MST on Friday, November 19 2010, 2010.

*I received a Fellowes P-8C Shredder for free to complete my review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.

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  • tina reynolds Nov 19, 2010, 9:17 pm

    I would keep for my family it would be much better than tearing everything up by hand thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  • RaettigFamly Nov 19, 2010, 4:19 pm

    This would be for my husband as I killed his last shredder

  • Darris Nov 19, 2010, 2:34 pm

    It would be for my sister. We live together and I told her that once she returned from overseas we’d set up an office for her in the tiny spare room. That’s hasn’t happened yet. But soon!!!!

  • Caroline Nov 19, 2010, 2:30 pm

    I’d love this so much easier then cutting everything uP!

  • melissa n Nov 19, 2010, 1:14 pm

    this would so be awesome for my mom, she loves shredders, lol

  • Mary_FrB Nov 19, 2010, 8:46 am

    Oh, this one I want to keep for myself.

  • Huguette English Nov 19, 2010, 8:34 am

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  • Nancy G Nov 19, 2010, 7:39 am

    I never would have thought of bleach for old documents, like Jenny’s mom does! That’s funny. I would just keep this for myself and my family.

  • Martha Lamarche Nov 19, 2010, 12:47 am

    I would get this for my home office…but it would be for the entire family, because I know everyone would use it!

  • Sarah Alexis Nov 18, 2010, 5:16 pm

    Oh my goodness I would keep it for myself!!! Our paper shredder just broke a couple weeks ago and we are in desperate need to shred!!! This shredder looks awesome!

  • Nancy G Nov 18, 2010, 7:44 am

    Although tempted, I would give this shredder to my sister. She could use it with her busy household

  • mike Nov 17, 2010, 12:14 pm

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  • mike Nov 17, 2010, 12:07 pm

    i will put this on my xmas list for my dad. he needs a new shredder BADLY!

  • Nancy G Nov 17, 2010, 7:44 am

    In the spirit of the season, I would give this to my best friend, my sister.

  • Deborah h Nov 16, 2010, 7:10 pm

    i would give it to my in laws, they always love new toys

  • Steph Nov 16, 2010, 3:03 pm

    I would probably keep it for us and see if my inlaws want the one we currently have (which is only a year old).


  • Nancy G Nov 16, 2010, 7:36 am

    I would like to keep it for myself, but that doesn’t sound very Christmas-y. I think I’d give it to my sister and her family.

  • Nancy G Nov 15, 2010, 7:34 am

    A new shredder would be a lovely gift for my family (which includes me!)

  • Susan Margaret Nov 14, 2010, 5:13 pm

    My dad would really like this so it would be for him!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

  • HUI LI Nov 14, 2010, 12:08 pm

    I would give it to my best friends for XMAS

  • Michelle Kafka Nov 14, 2010, 9:22 am

    I would keep the paper shredder for myself to save myself some space rather than having crumpled up papers about.

    Thanks for having this giveaway.


  • Mel Nov 13, 2010, 10:13 am

    I would give this to my Mom as she works out of her home office.

  • corey Nov 13, 2010, 2:07 am

    Ours has seen a long and busy life so it could probably be replaced and be one of my gifts for the wife this Christmas.

  • andalene Nov 13, 2010, 2:06 am

    I already have one but my brother could really benefit!!

  • sue Nov 12, 2010, 9:38 pm

    This would so be for me! I killed mine a while back . . .

  • Pamalot Nov 12, 2010, 4:53 pm

    I would be keeping it for myself (to protect my student’s identities)

  • Kirsten Nov 12, 2010, 3:31 pm

    We would be keeping this for ourselves. We really need this!
    kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

  • NAncy Giese Nov 12, 2010, 12:00 pm

    I’d like to keep this for myself. I have ashredder, but it’s an old one that doesn’t cross cut, and it’s slow. This would be nice for me

  • Aileen C Nov 12, 2010, 7:34 am

    My husband could definitely use this in his home office. We really have to start taking precautions against identity theft. I really like the safety features so would be comfortable having near the children. I’d love to wrap this up and put it under the tree for my hard-working hubby!

  • mg Nov 11, 2010, 2:15 pm

    I would give this to my wife bacause she is very careful about identity threat.

  • Marlene V. Nov 11, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I would love to give this to myself for christmas — I could really use it!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Aliya D. Nov 11, 2010, 12:37 pm

    I’m a Google Friend under SwedishMamas. Thanks!

    Aliya D.

  • Aliya D. Nov 11, 2010, 12:35 pm

    I would definitely keep this great Shredder for myself… My old one just died, so this would be perfect at protecting all my sensitive documents. Thanks!

    Aliya D.

  • Grace Nov 11, 2010, 11:17 am

    I so need this for my family. I always recycle everything but need to shred those documents and mail that need to be shredded. Right now I do it manually so would love to win.

  • Carla Nov 11, 2010, 6:22 am

    I’ll be giving this to my Dad who will go shredder happy!

  • Huguette English Nov 10, 2010, 1:34 pm

    I would love this for our home office so we would keep it. Thanks for the chance!
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

  • cc Nov 10, 2010, 11:55 am

    This would be a perfect gift for my husband.

  • Sara Nov 10, 2010, 11:32 am

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  • Sara Nov 10, 2010, 11:31 am

    this would be for my husband bc hes in the military and we all know that stuff needs to be secret and destroyed

  • Michelle Nov 10, 2010, 7:40 am

    I will be keeping this one for myself!!

  • Debbie W Nov 10, 2010, 2:38 am

    I would be keeping this for myself.

  • missbobloblaw Nov 10, 2010, 2:31 am

    Hubby needs this for work!

  • crystal evanisky Nov 9, 2010, 6:27 pm

    definetly keeping it for myself. i love the idea of shredding and tossing my old piles of paper

  • sarah Nov 9, 2010, 6:26 pm

    i would give it to my brother, he was asking for a paper shredder just the other day!

  • jessica Nov 9, 2010, 11:03 am

    would keep it for myself!

  • Wanda Nov 9, 2010, 10:24 am

    I would love to win this for my son. He has his “office” in the basement right now and generates a lot of paper which needs to be shredded. He’s using my shredder right now but will be moving out in a couple of months and will definitely be needing a shredder of his own.

  • Lynda Larsen-Baldry Nov 9, 2010, 9:46 am

    I would give it to my husband for Christmas as he is a Scout commissioner and always has documents to throw out and now he can shred them for privacy and I could use it as well.

  • jenny Nov 9, 2010, 8:15 am

    this would definately be for my mom!! right now she put all her personal papers in the sink with bleach to soak before she throws them out!!

    • Wanda Nov 9, 2010, 10:28 am

      That’s hilarious, Jenny! Enjoyed reading your comment.

  • grace Nov 9, 2010, 8:01 am

    This would be a gift for myself and my friend M. I currently take my things that need to be shredded to her house to shred. Though this would be for me, she’d get her shredder back for herself!!!

  • Heather M Nov 9, 2010, 5:01 am

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  • Heather M Nov 9, 2010, 4:59 am

    oh, this would be for me. i have a box of old papers i’d love to get rid of but i don’t feel like spending the time to tear them up!
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

  • Vicki S Nov 9, 2010, 3:20 am

    I would give this to my mom who mentioned she needed a shredder :)

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

  • Eileen Nov 9, 2010, 2:30 am

    This would be for my daughter and husband who still THROW all their personal statements, bill receipts, etc in the trash UN shredded!

    thanks so much!

  • AnnieO Nov 8, 2010, 11:50 pm

    I would gift this to my Mom. She has a dinky little shredder that does a couple of sheets at a time!

  • Betty Nov 8, 2010, 11:02 pm

    We would use this in our little house as we do not have a shredder and also don’t like our address and other information leaving the house.

  • Doris C Nov 8, 2010, 10:46 pm

    I would keep this for myself as i have a ton of paperwork to shred every month!

  • sheila Nov 8, 2010, 10:08 pm

    I would give it to my husband. We need a replacement :)

  • Karla Sceviour Nov 8, 2010, 10:02 pm

    I think I would keep it for myself! ;)

  • Anne Taylor Nov 8, 2010, 9:37 pm

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  • Anne Taylor Nov 8, 2010, 9:30 pm

    I would give this to my dad! He is a mad shredder but has been using ours because his broke!


    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  • Cal Nov 8, 2010, 9:23 pm

    This definitely would be staying with us. We have a huge amount of paperwork and don’t really do a good enough job of disposing it in the safest way.

  • MissT Nov 8, 2010, 9:05 pm

    This would go to my father for xmas though I would have to admit he needs it NOW his office is a tornado of stuff that needs to be shred

  • Glogirl Nov 8, 2010, 8:57 pm

    I would love to give this shredder to my brother for Christmas.

  • edmontonjb Nov 8, 2010, 8:57 pm

    I would keep this for myself. I’ve been wanting a shredder for awhile.

  • Myra Nov 8, 2010, 8:48 pm

    Shredding personal and home paper is a must

  • Susan Nov 8, 2010, 8:43 pm

    My mother just mentioned last week how helpful a paper shredder would be so this would make a great Christmas gift for her!

  • renee Nov 8, 2010, 7:15 pm

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  • silverneon2000 Nov 8, 2010, 7:13 pm

    I think that this would go to my Husband to take care of all the paper work.

    Thank you

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  • Sherry P. Nov 8, 2010, 7:13 pm


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  • renee Nov 8, 2010, 7:12 pm

    I would be keeping this for myself
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

  • Sherry P. Nov 8, 2010, 7:09 pm

    It would be a gift to myself (and my family)! We have a small shredder that doesn’t fit onto any of our garbage cans and can only handle a couple of pages at a time


  • sean pynaert Nov 8, 2010, 6:45 pm

    this is actually for my mother – she just asked me for a shredder for christmas the other day!

  • 409cope Nov 8, 2010, 6:38 pm

    I would give this to my sister who is always worried about identity theft.

  • stacey dempsey (roswell) Nov 8, 2010, 4:16 pm

    i would keep this one for myslef, myfamily are all huge shredders lol i am the only one without one, so i think it is time i got in the game to , i always have to cut everything up with scissors, no fun at all
    roswello athotmail dot com

  • SuperMel Nov 8, 2010, 4:02 pm

    This would be for my mom as she is nuts about things like that!

  • Jane HARRIS Nov 8, 2010, 3:06 pm

    This would be for me,It has been getting harder for me to cut everything up with sissors,so I could definately use this.Thanks!

  • tina lagrotteria Nov 8, 2010, 2:56 pm

    WOW! This would be for myself because I need one for University,
    and other private documents. I often look at them in retail stores
    but I have not made my decision as of yet. Sooo if I win this one
    this will solve my problem!

  • angela m Nov 8, 2010, 2:06 pm

    i would give this to my father in law for christmas

  • Tanis Nov 8, 2010, 2:01 pm

    I would either keep it for my husband and I for his business, or give it to my Dad for his business!!

  • Rae Nov 8, 2010, 12:32 pm

    I would also be gifting this to my husband, since his existing shredder does not cross-cut.

  • Raf Nov 8, 2010, 12:18 pm

    For…i have so much crap that needs to be shredded, it will definatley stay in my house

  • Lilac Nov 8, 2010, 12:11 pm

    I would love to be generous and give it away but l need a new one.

  • jenna Nov 8, 2010, 12:10 pm

    I am a FB friend

  • jenna Nov 8, 2010, 12:10 pm

    This is exactly what my father in-law asked for; for Christmas! What a great gift!

  • CanadianMama Nov 8, 2010, 11:20 am

    This would be for my husband who is super anal about security. Honestly, this is a gift he would LOVE!

  • Lisa B Nov 8, 2010, 10:32 am

    I’d be wrapping it up for myself!! What a great shredder!

  • Carolyn Nov 8, 2010, 9:39 am

    My husband and I both have home based businesses, so this would be fabulous for him for Christmas, then we can both use it.

  • Leanne M Nov 8, 2010, 2:12 am

    I would give it to my husband for Christmas, which kind of means I’m keeping it for myself :)