My Favorite Things Giveaway

Ever year I stress and stress about what to get the loved ones in my life.  It’s seems like it’s always mid-December and I’m still not sure what to get everyone. This year…I’ve got you’ve covered.  Ok, WE’VE got you covered. 25 creative bloggers have gathered together to share THEIR favorite things in a gift giving guide. Most of the items are under $25 with a couple of higher priced items thrown in here and there.  And we’re telling you exactly where we got them with links and all so we’re really doing all of the footwork for ya.

Today you can sign up to win a basket filled with MY favorite things that I will mail to you! Granted most of them are food related but not all of them.

Here’s what to do:

  • Take a quick glance at the gift collage below
  • Scroll to the bottom to see mine up close with details and links to buy my favorite items
  • Enter to win my gift basket at the giveaway below
  • HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their gifts!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of the 25 creative bloggers–they’re all amazing!

To view closer shopping details and links on where to purchase each basket item at the other blogs, just HOP on over to the links below, where you can also enter to win the giveaway on their sites.  

  1. All Things Thrifty

2. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

3. Chef in Training

4. Click it Up a Notch

5. Eighteen25

  6. I Heart Nap Time

  7. kojodesigns

8. Landee See, Landee Do

 9. Lil’ Luna

10. Lolly Jane

11. Love the Day

 12. My Sister’s Suitcase

  13. Or So She Says

14. sew.craft.create.

15. Six Sisters’ Stuff

 16. Tatertots and Jello

 17.The Dating Divas

  18.The Diary of DavesWife

 19. The Girl Who Ate Everything

 20. The Idea Room

21. The Pleated Poppy

22. The Savvy Photographer

 23. TidyMom

24. Vintage Revivals

25.Your Homebased Mom

  Here are some of my favorite things to use in the kitchen or just fun gifts to give someone else:

1. Woodwick Candles – In this basket I have a chocolate Woodwick candle.  You can have the aroma of chocolate without all of the calories. My favorite part about these is that the wooden wicks on these candles crackle like a fire. I don’t even want to tell you how many of these candles I have. I love the Apple Crisp one for this time of year.

2. Barbara Anne Black Sequin Apron – Want to entertain in style? Just because you’re still prepping appetizers in the kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t do it with some glam. Throw on this black sequin apron and you’ll be stylin’ while you’re cooking. Of course this isn’t an apron you go rolling around in dough with. It’s more for throwing on right before your guests come so you can do some light work in the kitchen and look great doing it.

3. Dark Kiss Lotion by Bath and Body Works – Every single time I wear this lotion I have men…and women ask me what fragrance I’m wearing. Love it.

4. Betty Crocker Double Spatula and Silicone Basting Brush – Everyone needs a good spatula and I happened to love this double edged spatula with a wide end and a narrow end. I go through spatulas like crazy and this one outlasts them all. The silicone basting brush works great for brushing melted butter and then you don’t have to deal with all of those little hairs that the regular basting brushes have.

5. Shine Necklace from the Shine Project – This website is a non-profit site that gives it’s proceeds to teens, families, and others in need. Their motto is:  Going out of your comfort zone to bring light to those who need hope. The Shine Project emulates love, sacrifice, and CHANGE. And they happen to sell beautiful necklaces with a story behind them. I love everything this site is about.

6. Cuisnart Mini Prep Food Processor – This is the most used item in my kitchen, second only to my Kitchen Aid. Someday I might give in and buy a full sized processor but I can do everything with this one. It’s great for dressings, salsa, chopping veggies…love, love, love.

7. Scooper – My friend Kendee couldn’t believe that I didn’t use a scooper for my cupcakes and so she bought me one. Using this, all of them are uniform in size and bake evenly. I can never go back. Great stocking stuffer.

8.  Food Network Magazine Subscription – Magazine subscriptions are great gifts to give. Whether your loved one likes golf, home decor, or cooking, there’s something for everyone. I squeal every time I get my Food Network Magazine in the mail.



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  1. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Cool basket!! Love the cute things!

  3. loving this blog hop. awesome gift basket items!

  4. Niiiice giveaway! Had a scary moment when your blog seemed to have vanished for a couple of days, glad its back and the blance of the universe is again in harmony!

  5. Looks so fun!

  6. Cute basket! I’m in love with the sequined apron! How cute

  7. Awesome stuff!! Love the idea of this giveaway! 🙂

  8. Love it! Now I have to go smell dark kiss!

  9. JoEllen Giani says:

    This is a great idea for a giveaway! I love seeing what everyone has put together. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. I am loving your favorite things gift basket! Thank you for the chance to win!

  11. Love the apron! The entire basket is adorable and unique – thanks for the chance to win something!

  12. OMG, I love that sequin Apron! That apron would make hamburger helper look amazing, lol.


  14. So love dark kiss lotion.

  15. thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Please pick me!!!

  17. Malinda Baggett says:

    love your basket!! & Blog!

  18. OMG! I adore this basket especially because I love The Shine Project! Ashley is just adorable and I admire her strength and shine! Stay blessed!

  19. Woohoo chocolate candles!

  20. That apron is killing me! lol…love it!

    I am in LOVE with this entire idea of all of you teaming together to do these giveaways. It’s so fun to see all the FAVORITES. 🙂 Thank you for the anticipation and giveaway.

  21. I love the apron!!! I’ve never seen one like that before. “)

    ( going to go buy some of that lotion tomorrow too btw … lol )

  22. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  23. andrea tippets says:

    Love Love Love your blog. My whole cookbook is recipes printed from your page. I feel like we have very similar taste buds –or maybe it’s because long your food is kid friendly?

    hopefully I win!

  24. Stephanie Turner says:

    So glad you are back! I love your blog and think this giveaway is sweet!

  25. Great basket! Having fun looking..& Loving the chance to win

  26. Everything looks so cool! Such great ideas 🙂

  27. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  28. Would love to win this!!:)

  29. i love your favorites!

  30. Yours was the easiest of these to enter! Only one question. Thank you!!

  31. Love your site! Your recipes are delish!!

  32. Great Site, Great Basket !! Going to go check out the recipe box now.

  33. Chocolate Chip Cookie dough Brownies No Way !!!!! I am so making these tomarrow !

  34. That apron is awesome!! I think I would have to give it to my BF though because she would SO love it!! Thank you for the chance to win a great basket 🙂

  35. Kristy Morales says:

    Love it!

  36. Everything in the basket looks great!

  37. Love the giveaway

  38. Great choices! Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Thanks for the opportunity to win this. Everything in your basket looks great but I would especially love the mini prep food processor. You have me curious about the lotion. Now I need to go to Bath and Body so I can smell it. Happy Holidays!

  40. Love your choices! Thanks for the chance to win…I love your recipes!

  41. thanks for giving us the chance to win great prizes

  42. Beth Eldridge says:

    Would love to win

  43. Love your blog, love the basket and looking forward to checking out some blogs I didn’t know were out there! Thanks!

  44. Wow what a generous offer! Thanks so much.

  45. Great basket! Thanks for the chance!

  46. Love your favorites!!! Thank you for a chance to win! What great gifts…

  47. Love candles….and chocolate…so that’s got to be a great combo! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  48. love gift baskets

  49. Thank you!!

  50. So many of my favorite things in your basket! How awesome!

  51. You brighten any day. Love this site.

  52. Love your site. Thanks for the chance to win some great stuff.

  53. Love this basket! What great things!

  54. I found your website accidentally some time ago but think it is one of the best out there. I was so thrilled when I could follow you on Pinterest. Thanks for all you do. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  55. What a neat idea for a giveaway! I love how you teamed up with all those other awesome blogs! I would love to win those great gifts! I don’t even own a food processor!

  56. What a wonderful idea. Thanks so much

  57. hello!Is this international too? Thank You!Love the aprow!!!

  58. Love the mini Cuisinart, and that black sequin apron is a scream!

  59. MUST have have sequin apron!!!! LOOOVE This basket. like it was handmade just for me 🙂

  60. That sequin apron is awesome!

  61. Great basket of goodies!

  62. TOO many cute things!!!!

  63. Love it all!

  64. Thank you for a chance to win these wonderful things 🙂

  65. I love it all!!!!!! I love woodwick too!!!

  66. Great give your basket. Tanks

  67. Thank you for a chance to win this basket. I think it is awesome that you are sharing your favorite things with us.

  68. Thank you for the chance to win. I really need spatulas!

  69. lydia goodman says:

    great basket, i had never thought to use a scoop for cupcakes, gonna have to give it a try!

  70. Great giveaway. Lots of fun stuff to win.

  71. Great basket, I would be excited to win EVERY item in your basket!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. Thanks for the great give away.

  73. Thanks for the opportunity — all of them are awesome!

  74. Awe! I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaways 🙂 do you just have to comment to enter?

  75. Oh I would so love to win this…….as my mini chopper/processor has recently bit the dust.

  76. I just love your ideas and tips! Thanks for the chance to win a basket of great goodies!

  77. what fun stuff!!

  78. I love the apron! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  79. Love it! Great baskets!

  80. A gift subscription to Food Network magazine?!? I’m in!

  81. I love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  82. I like to personalize the gifts I give – I usually do an annual theme though. Last year I did homemade bath and body products in gift baskets for the ladies in the family – in it I put soaps and bath salts and sugar scrubs and other fun things according to their individual tastes. This year, I think I’m going to do edible goods – wine lollipops for the friend who enjoys the occasional glass, assorted pumpkin goods for the friend who LOVES everything pumpkin, etc. I guess homemade is really my thing!

  83. Would love to try some of your favorite things!

  84. WOW- the food processor alone is worth it! I’d also love to have the subscription to Food Network magazine. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  85. I love your basket, so many of my favorite things or things I need in my life 🙂

  86. LOVE the giveaway!

  87. So generous! Love all the wonderful things……I so hope I am lucky!

  88. Love the apron! My son’s gf would love it! So I might be forced to share!

  89. Michelle Morphis says:

    Love your basket!!! Many must haves!

  90. I think I love your basket the most!!! So excited!

  91. Love your basket! Who can resist a black sequined apron???? That’s how you class up a dinner.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway offer!

  92. Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. LOVE the sequin apron

  94. would love to win 🙂

  95. Julie Robertson says:

    Thanks for the gift help and the chance to win!

  96. Great basket! Luv your site!!!

  97. Great giveaway! Love the Food Network magazine!

  98. michelle welch says:

    Cool goodies! thanks for the great recipes and a shot at some great products!

  99. Pinterest follower at :
    Kathy Davis

  100. I follow The Girl Who Ate Everything on Facebook as Kathy Newsom Davis.
    Kathy Davis

  101. Thanks for the giveaway, love your recipes

  102. The wood wick candles!! Great site!

  103. Cute items – nice giveaway

  104. I love new ideas! Thanks for a chance to win!

  105. Thanks so much for putting together this great basket of goodies! I’m excited to be exposed to great websites such as yours as a result of this blog hop!

  106. Gorgeous goodies! Thanks for the chance to win!

  107. Mary Anne Bes says:

    Great basket!

  108. Wonderful basket giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

  109. Your basket ROCKS! Cool items and I know my daughter would love the apron. She loves the vintage feel of wearing aprons while entertaining. Oh my and to be able to make life easier with a Cuisinart Mini Prep Processor! I would be in 7th Heaven for sure! Thanks for sharing your favorite things!

  110. Fun basket! I would be especially excited for a new food processor and super cool apron!

  111. One of my favorite gifts that I gave to my sister last Christmas was a menu planner, an apron, a gift card to Starbucks and a candle. I love putting together a gift bag/basket together for gifts for others.

  112. Love the apron! Thanks for the chance to win!

  113. Great basket – would love to win this!

  114. natalie woofter says:

    Thanksfor the chance!!

  115. Just found your website…luv it….thx

  116. OMGosh what a great basket to win!! That mini food prepper is a must have!!!!

    Mrs. DeLo

  117. cindy tessier says:

    I love it!

  118. Love Cuisinart brand! The apron is fabulous!

  119. how super cool is that apron. love that! great themed basket.

  120. I love woodwick candles!

  121. I would love all of this! Thank you!!

  122. I would love to win, everything looks great!

  123. Pick Me! I would love to win.

  124. Kimberly Faller says:

    Really awesome basket.. I love the apron.
    Thanks for the chance to WIN!!!

  125. Fun apron!

  126. Your giveaway is great and I’ve always enjoyed your blog…

  127. looks great!

  128. loving the great ideas

  129. That apron is SO fantastic! If I don’t win, I just may have to buy one, here’s hoping!!

  130. I like to give people gifts they can use and enjoy. For example, if they’re a coffee drinker, I’ll put together a little Starbucks gift basket for them 🙂

  131. Oh my! You had me at Woodwick…then black sequined apron..then red spatulas! AWESOME giveaway!

  132. Great idea!!!

  133. Heather Dorsey says:

    Wow! The chocalate candle sounds divine!

  134. The black sequined apron is amazing!

  135. Love everything about your basket 🙂


  137. Andrea Johnson says:

    great stuff!!


  138. All awesome! Shine necklace and their ideas I just LOVE!

  139. paula chapman says:

    What a FUN Basket you have here! I LOVE everything!!! Thank you for the opportunity too win this!

  140. You have picked such wonderful gift ideas! Love it all!

  141. Amanda Christensen says:

    Ooooh! I’ve never had an entertaining apron before! Sparkly!

  142. What an amazing giveaway!!! That sequinned apron alone is spectacular! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  143. Love the sequin apron. Thanks!

  144. This is SUCH a great basket! Thanks for making the holiday season so much fun!

  145. Great basket. thanks for the giveaway!

  146. OMG sequined apron: best idea I’ve seen!

  147. I hope I win!!!! I love love love your basket!

  148. Vickie Palmer says:

    Great giveaway idea!

  149. Awesome basket. I really like the mini food processor!

  150. I would love to win! Great ideas!

  151. Love the gift baskets!

  152. Great giveaway – love the apron. Thanks.

  153. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  154. Of course I could use all of that good stuff…especially the blingy apron.

  155. Magazine subscription? Great idea!!

  156. Jennifer Ngatuvai says:

    I love your basket. Chocolate drives me.

  157. I like giving stationery, or Christmas ornaments as little happies. Fantastic giveaway hop by the way! : -)

  158. PIck me!! Love it all~~

  159. Ashley Outland says:

    I love giving jewelry to the girls & clothes to the boys!

  160. Lots of fun stuff!! The only thing I’ve tried is Food Network Magazine 🙂

  161. Would love to win the sequin apron!

  162. Really great collection and the sequined apron is awesome!

  163. I love the. Sequined apron. 🙂

  164. THanks very nice! I love gifts esp if I am on the receiving end lol

  165. Man! I’m so bummed I missed this. It just showed up in my newsfeed today. : ( Love the look of your site, though. I usually read it through my reader, so this si the first time I’ve been here since you redesigned it.

  166. Jeanine Larson says:

    Christy, Wow! Your blog is great and the way you write. The pictures are clear and well done, most of all they look yummy. I think your the the greatest! Your No# 1 fan. Love you,

  167. How do you enter your contests?

    • @Christi,
      This contest is closed but usually I will specify that to enter you have to leave a comment. In this giveaway you had to enter using Rafflecopter above but since it’s closed it won’t let you enter.

      • Thanks for the response to my question. I have tried to enter your contests in the past but was unable to because I thought you had to do so on facebook. I don’t have a facebook page, shocking I know. Anyway for future contests, just post a comment under giveaway correct? Thanks.

  168. would love to win all these przes

  169. wow what a great list!

  170. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  171. Winning prizes would be great, but looking at all of these recipes, etc. is really fun, too!