Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gift Giving and GIVEAWAY!

Lucky enough (or, lucky for you!), I was contacted again by CSN Stores to hold a giveaway for my readers. CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from cookware to cribs or even your most specific needs such as a bathroom vanity or a bird cage.  

Of their 200+ sites, I picked one site where all my favorite gifts can be found, www.cookware.com.

This is the time of year where it seems like I'm constantly running out to find the best gifts for so many different celebrations... Graduations, Housewarmings, and Bridal Showers galore!  But every time, I end up getting my "go-to" favorite gift, bar-ware accessories!

If you are selected the winner, you can pick from all their offerings to use your $50 Gift Certificate, but naturally, I had to share some of my faves....

Metrokane Classic Rabbit Corkscrew in Silver for 54.99 

One my favorite gifts I received when I graduated from college was a fancy wine opener, and you better believe that tool gets abused on a weekly basis! 

Certified International Bubble Green Margarita (Set of 4)  $41.99

Throw in a bottle of pre-mixed margaritas and some rim salt and you've given the recipient no excuses to host a Margarita Party!

Primula 1.5 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser $35.49

Another great gift  - Summer Sangria anyone? 

To Enter: 
  • Please be a "follower" of this blog.
  • Leave a comment telling me what is your favorite "go to" gift
  • If you blog about this giveaway, come back and leave a second entry (comment) with the link to your post.
  • Please leave your email or a way I can contact you if you are chosen the winner.
The contest will remain open until 12pm EST Friday July 9th, 2010.  Winner will be chosen by random.org.

Good Luck!


  1. I just started officially following your blog, even though I check it every day! My go to gift is a good wine opener, but I am in love with that Iced Tea Dispenser.

    My email address is Lindsaysewell@gmail.com

  2. My go to gift is usually something homemade like cookies or brownies. I've found that most people appreciate that, and they definitely won't throw them away :). Last year for Christmas, I made cinnamon roasted pecans and glazed pecans. They were soooo good and a huge hit! I also made bracelets for all the ladies one year (with Swarovski crystal beads and pearls). Thanks for the giveaway!

    ashleys dot junk dot mail at gmail dot com

  3. Unfortunately, I have a lot of friends that don't drink (crazy, I know), so my go-to gift is usually candles and housewares type things. Or, the alternative is to find an alcohol type gift and change it up to be a juice or soda type gift. That tea dispenser would be a good idea.

    email: c dot b dot sylvia at gmail dot com

  4. My go to gift is usually a nice picture frame(s). And since I am the crazy picture lady that always has my camera I try to put a cute picture in the frame for whoever the gift is going to. If not, I will go with something good smelling like a nice candle or Scentsy stuff. Something like that.

  5. My go to gift is generally an assortment bath and body products - bubble bath, lotion, etc. I love to be pampered and hope that the people who receive these gifts do to.


  6. My go-to gift for a lot of my girl friends are martini glasses! I love these!


    They are so fun for girls' night.
    - Rebecca (rebecca.scheier(at)usd.edu)

  7. What a great giveaway!

    I'm a follower and I have to say you hit the nail on the head with the wine opener. I keep purchasing cheap ones and I"m always left disappointed. I need to get something high quality like the one pictured above!

  8. I follow you in my google reader! My fav gift is something from Anthrologie, they have so many cutesy stuff I could buy for my girls!


  9. My go-to gift is a bottle of wine and a wine saver!


  10. I'm a follower :)

    My favorite "go to" gift is usually picture frames or candles. I love to get those and so always feel happy to give them!

  11. Woo hoo! I follow your blog. My favorite go-to gift is (boring) a gift card. That way I can choose what the person will like and know it will get used!

  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway E and CSN!
    I am such a crazy gift giver. I don't really have a go-to gift, but I always buy my friend's kids sweet little outfits and jewelry :)

  13. I'm just starting to get more into kitchen and cooking stuff so this is a great giveaway! My go-to gift used to be gift cards because I usually have to ship presents places. Now that I am stationed in Germany - wine (and beer) country - I have been getting people single bottle wine baskets/racks or, usually for the guys, nice pilsner glasses. Thanks for the fun giveaway... seeing the other responses are giving me good ideas for future gifts.

    My email is irish_milla02@yahoo.com

  14. I'm a follower! My go to gift I'd say are usually some fun/funky wine glasses. Love those margarita glasses you posted though!


  15. My go to gift is usually inspired by the season and the occasion but the last bridal shower I went to I purchase a classic Corningware dish set. It's a little old-lady-ish but I love how classic things look when the come out of the oven in Corningware. Perfect for work potlucks or parties at a friend's house.

    My email address is nicole-brock@sbcglobal.net

  16. You know I'm a follower!

    When I need to get a gift for someone, I usually always check Etsy first. For girlfriends my picks are a unique necklace or earrings. Some of my favorite wedding gifts were cookbooks though so I'm going to start adding that to the rotation :)

    kelseylately at gmail dot com

  17. My go-to gift is usually serving dishes, too. Seems like people often register for all their dinnerware and then have nothing to serve the food from!

    Already a follower!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  18. Great giveaway! I love the iced tea dispenser. We had one on our registry but no one got it for us :(

    My go-to gift depends on the occasion. If it's wedding related, we try to get them something from their registry that they will use a lot. For house-warming type parties, we usually bring a nice bottle of wine.


  19. I follow your blog :)

    My go-to gift is actually a wine aerator. It's something that people won't buy for themselves, but if they drink red wine, it's an amazing addition to the kitchen. Everyone else will be bringing bottles of wine, but you'll be giving them a way to enjoy all that vino more!

    nataliealdern (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  20. I'm a follower.

    My go-to gift usually involves food because who doesn't like food. But my favorite gift to give is baby clothes - so much fun to pick out!

  21. Hey doll! I love CSN stores! I'll actually be featuring a few craveable products from them next week!

    My go-to gift is jewelry...I love it, therefore I always hope others will love it, too!!


  22. Fun giveaway! I don't usually have a go-to gift... it really depends on the person/season/occasion. But, quite often it's alcohol or beauty related.

  23. My go to gift is ALWAYS bar ware...well, for my friends, at least. I don't think Granny needs new margarita glasses. But for my girls its such a fun way to give gifts. Plus then you have an excuse for ladies night in, together.

    I am a follower and can be reached at justinsmami@gmail.com

  24. Annnnd I blogged about it

  25. I like to give drink goods--either bottle of wine or ingredients for martinis or another fun drink. And then help them drink it, of course!! Thanks for the giveaway, and love your blog!! :)


  26. I loooove those margarita glasses!

    My go-to gift for girl friends is jewelry. But for other occasions a nice bottle of wine seems to always make my friends happy. Haha.

    therestlessblogger @ gmail dot com

  27. My go-to gift is stationary, personalized or monogrammed. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Ugh, is it bad that my Go-To gift is usually wine or some type of homemade food product?!


  29. I am a FOLLOWER!!!! I check your blog everyday...such cute wardrobe ideas!


  30. I'm a new follower and love how you mix cheap clothing with quality pieces. This giveaway is also awesome considering that I am moving in with my boyfriend in two months!

    My go to gifts usually consist of food- chocolate or candles. When I have the time I like to make chocolate truffles as gifts.


  31. i'm a follower! my fave go-to gift as of late has been jewelry from anthropologie (picked up on sale).

    whittie101 @ excite . com


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