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Star Maker Contest and Music Lover’s Gift Basket Idea

This post is in partnership with Cost Plus World Market, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own.

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that means.  It’s time to start listening to Christmas music!!!  If you love Christmas music as much as I do, then you’ll be excited to hear that Cost Plus World Market has partnered with GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum superstar Jessie J. to feature an original recording of Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town in their new Christmas video.  Jessie J. will also be choosing the winning performance for Cost Plus World Market’s Star Maker Song Contest.  One lucky winner will have a chance to record their version of “Santa Claus is Comin to Town” in Hollywood with a top music producer and a $1,000 Cost Plus World Market gift card!  Play the video below or watch it on YouTube to see more information, and keep reading for a music lover’s gift basket idea.


Star Maker Song Contest Details

This is such a fun contest!  For a chance to win, upload a video of yourself singing Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!

Grand Prize: A professional recording session with top music producer plus a $1,000 Cost Plus World Market Gift Card. Winning Performance Chosen by Jessie J.

Enter online at

Contest Ends 12/8/18

Enter the Star Maker Song Contest at Cost Plus World Market!

How to Enter:

It’s easy!  Sing Your Heart Out!  Create a video of yourself singing Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. You can create your own musical accompaniment, sing a cappella, or use the instrumental version with lyrics here. Submissions using non-original music will be disqualified.

Videos will be judged by a panel of qualified judges (90%) and by Public Voting (10%). Judges will score the videos based on Voice (60%), Performance (20%), Creativity/Originality (20%). The Grand Prize winner will be selected by Jessie J.

Upload Your Video.

Complete the registration form, upload your video and you’re on your way! Videos will be moderated for acceptability before they appear in the Contest Gallery. Cost Plus World Market will send you an email when your submission has been approved.

Share with Your Friends.

Share your video on social media, show your friends how talented you are and ask them to vote for your video!

Entry Conditions

  • Only one person may appear and perform in a video.
  • You may only appear in one video for this contest.
  • Video submissions are limited to 1:45 minutes maximum in length. Entries over 1:45 minutes will be
    rejected by website and you will be asked to re-submit.
  • Your video must be original and include you singing Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town using your own
    instrumental music, the instrumental version with lyrics here, or a cappella without instrumentals.
  • The “Star Maker Song Contest” is open to U.S. and D.C. residents 13 years and over. Eligible minors must
    have the permission of their parents or legal guardians prior to participating.
  • See full rules at

This is such a fun contest!  Have fun and share your talent with Cost Plus World Market.

Contest ends 12/8/18.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to be the NEXT BIG STAR!


There are even more chances to win with the local star contest!  Head into the Roseville Cost Plus World Market Store (or a participating store near you) to record your entry using one of the Cost Plus World Market contest kiosks, for a chance at a $500 Cost Plus World Market Gift Card! Top scoring video at each participating store will be awarding a local prize.  See participating stores:

Cost Plus World Market Star Maker Contest Booth

It’s very easy to enter in the store.  Just find the kiosk with the touch screen and camera.  There is a boom mic on top, so take a step back, it will pick up your voice.

Cost Plus World Market Star Maker Contest Booth

Follow the prompts on your screen, and enter in all of your information.  When you’re ready, face the camera and press the screen.

Cost Plus World Market Star Maker Contest Booth

And sing your heart out!  The camera will record you, so you can enter right in the store.  So cool!

Cost Plus World Market Star Maker Contest Booth

Get some new Christmas music!

I love Jessie J’s new holiday album!  Listen to This Christmas Day, out now, or purchase your CD here.

Music Lovers Gift Basket Idea

I’ve got a great gift idea for the music lover in your life.  It’s a music lover’s gift basket.  My son has a guitar teacher that has been teaching him to play for the past couple years.  He’s pretty shy, but she has always taken the time to make sure he’s comfortable and has a good time.  He loves his lessons with her now!  To show our appreciation, I put together this gift basket for her.

Music Lover's Gift Basket Idea!

It’s full of some wonderful gifts for her.  She can snuggle up by the fire with some hot cocoa and a warm blanket and listen to Jessie J’s new holiday album This Christmas Day.

Music Lover's Gift Basket Idea!

Included in the basket are some fun cot cocoa supplies.  They have they cutest marshmallow hot cocoa toppers.  I got these snowflake ones, but they also have some adorable snowmen.

Hot Cocoa from Cost Plus World Market

These Santa mugs are so pretty!  I love the red and white Christmas motif.  They remind me of redwork embroidery.

Santa Mug from Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market has the best hot cocoa flavors.  My family goes there every year to pick up their tasty mixes.  I really want to try the S’mores one.  I got these small packets for the gift basket, but you can also get them in larger canisters.

Hot Cocoa Mix Cost Plus World Market

This chenille throw is SO soft and luxurious!  I almost want to keep it for myself!  And isn’t this salted chocolate peppermint bark tin cute?!  These are great for gift giving to your coworkers or neighbors.  I also found this pretty holiday candle that she can light while she’s relaxing with her new Jessie J. CD.

Chenille throw, candle and peppermint bark tin from Cost Plus World Market.

Cost Plus World Market has a great selection of gift baskets to choose from.  I chose this white oval basket and got some filler to put inside.

Gift basket from Cost Plus World Market

A beautiful and relaxing gift basket for the music lover on your list!  I hope Evan’s teacher loves it!  The cashier at the checkout said she was jealous of the person who would be receiving the basket.  I’m a little jealous myself!

Music Lover's Gift Basket Idea!

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Gift Ideas from Cost Plus World Market

This Christmas Day by Jessie J. Holiday CD

Large White Oval Basket

Natural Excelsior Filler

Jade Herringbone Chenille Throw

Winter Scene Santa Mugs

Cocoa Mixes

Snowflake Marshmallow Mug Toppers

Salted Peppermint Bark Tin

Sugared Berry Filled Candle

"You Are Enough" Hand Embroidered Quote
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