Monday, November 26, 2012

Great Gift Ideas & A Giveaway!!!

Time to kick it into gear and tackle that Christmas List! I have compiled several Christmas gift lists that I will be sharing with you.  Today's list is compiled of items that can be shipped to our out of towners.  Get those items ordered now, so you aren't disappointed when you are told they won't make it by the 24th!  Trust me, ordering online now beats standing in line at the post office during the holiday  rush any day of the week! Here are some great ideas I happened upon that I think are unique!  I can't imagine anyone returning these gifts!


 Belllocq  Tea is a new fav of mine. I had a hard time choosing just one product to spotlight but "The Little Dickens" tea really caught my eye.  It is a chocolate kissed children's blend which calm jitters, settle tummies and soothe boo boo's.   (I think big kids would like this too! ) I love the incredible  travel tins, which can be used over and over! Check out the other flavors and way they package. I promise if you only order the tea strainer  for $12, you will make someone feel special!  For the ultimate tea lover give a year of teas for $229 and a new tea will be delivered to the recipient monthly. (Can someone send this to me please?)
Credit: Brian Samuels Photography

A beautiful tray is aways a favorite gift! Great for entertaining and setting up the bar. Here is a handsome one from Williams Sonoma with horn handles.
Williams Sonoma $64.

I'm digging these Olive wood paddle boards from 
West Elm!  Available in assorted sizes, these trays are
 the perfect hostess gift!  If you want a more elaborate
 gift, adda loaf of fresh bread, a Dean & Deluca cheddar, handsome cheese knife, add ribbon, a sprig of pine and you have a gift that is beautiful, functional and yummy to boot!

West Elm $19-$39

What about about this Brooklyn Slate cheese board from William Sonoma? Complete with soapstone chalk, burlap bag and gift card.  Would be great for parties as you can write the name of the cheese you are serving on the board.  Also great as a handsome trivet!  If you are handy, you may figure out a way to make your own, but I'm not going to go there right now. At only $24. I'll order and leave the DIY to some of you crafter people in blogland!

Brooklyn Cheese board $24 at Williams Sonoma


Well, there you have some of my favs for holiday gift giving. I'll be sharing some other favs in the next couple of weeks.  Now I have to go over to Tiny Prints and order my Christmas Cards while they have their big Cyber Monday Sale going on! If you want to get in on the Tiny Prints sale today click on the link on my sidebar!  It's too good to miss!

Oh, and before I forget....

The Giveaway!!



One of the nation's leading manufacturers of countertops, WilsonArt, had graciously agreed to give one of my readers a new WilsonArt High Definition countertop for their kitchen!!! Have you seen this beautiful product?  No worries with this Aeon performance enhanced technology, it is 3 times more scuff resistant than the average laminate.  Available in beautiful patterns and colors! Check out their website, then enter to win a new countertop and sink for your kitchen from WilsonArt!

Here's How To Enter:
Simply visit the WilsonArt HD samples on their website and choose your favorite, come back here and tell me which one you like and why you want to win!  Pin on Pinterest,Tweet, Facebook or Blog about the Giveaway Here on Lisa Mende Design for extra chances to win, make sure to attach a link back to the Giveaway on my Blog, then write one comment listing the ways you promoted the giveaway! 

The winner will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 8th!


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46 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa,
    What wonderful gift suggestions!!!! Will start working on the Giveaway and be back!

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    1. I am happy you liked the ideas! Thanks for promoting!

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  2. winOK....
    I like the River Gemstone. I would love to win this for my Granddaughter who is hoping to redo her kitchen. I thin she would love a double sink! I am going to do a blog today and will make a note about the Giveaway!

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    1. Great choice! I hope you win for her!!

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  3. I have made a comment on Facebook!!!! Working on my blog!

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  4. i'm so into the cheese boards and serving trays lately, specially the slate boards. love your pick from william sonoma. Crate & barrel has a few great ones to choose from too (but I love that WS comes with the chalk!)

    hope you had a great turkey day!

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    1. I love those as well Heather! They are so fun to use aren't they?

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  5. Wow, Great give away...I would have to pick the limstone.

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    1. The limestone would be one of my pick as well Julie! love it!

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  6. Thank you for the GREAT gift ideas Lisa! I would LOVE to win the WilsonArt giveaway to replace our awful 90's hunter green countertops with beautiful WilsonArt Tuscan Limestone!

    Thanks so much for the opportunity :)
    Lauren L.

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    1. Lauren, my sister has hunter green corian and I feel your pain. I tell her it isn't as bad as something...Hope you win the limestone!

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  7. WOW! What a giveaway! I would love the Carrara Santorini countertops. They would be perfect in my studio kitchen! Beautiful! Thank you Lisa and WilsonArt!

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    1. I've seen your sweet little kitchen and they would look great in there!

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  8. I need new countertops badly! I like the Carrera Santorini.. Wonderful giveaway Lisa! and love your teas and that horn tray!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  9. I pinned some countertops to my Kitchen ideas folder!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  10. Lisa I love the Bella Reale. It is beautiful. Believe me my kitchen is in need of a new countertop and sink. Fingers crossed!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  11. Lisa I just shared on Facebook! Also I love your gift ideas!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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    1. Thanks Karen! Good luck to you!!!! Keep your fingers crossed!

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  12. Hi Lisa, everyone I know in the UK is tea fixated..what a wonderful gift of these marvellous teas year round! All your ideas are great ones. What a wonderful giveaway. I quite fancy # 1855K CARRARA SANTORINI. We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen. It's currently a tiny room with no heat which is no fun in the current cold weather. The flat is over 107 years old, and I can't tell you enough how the kitchen needs a new lease in life; me too!

    Thank you and happy holidays.

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    1. Happy Holidays to you as well! The carrara santorini looks so much like the real thing doesn't it? thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  13. Lisa I tweeted about your contest @https://twitter.com/dumbwittellher

    Thanks!!

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  14. Love the packaging of those teas. I have three on display in my kitchen.
    Re: the counters - my favorite is Roman Limestone, love the graining. Right now my kitchen is dated corian and butcher block and I'd love to give it a cohesive feel. Headed off to tweet about it now. What a great giveaway.

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    1. Oh I do love those teas! They are precious aren't they? The roman Limestone is beautiful! Good luck!

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  15. I am awaiting a delivery of the Bellocq teas!! Did you see they made Oprah's gift list this year, too?! I ordered the package she created for them and couldn't resist ordering one for me!! That's the danger of Christmas for me. One for you...one for me!

    xoxo Elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth you are always in the know! That is what I love about you! I didn't know it was one of Oprah's gift list until after I wrote this post! It is such awesome tea! The little shop where I found it had the cutest little tea bar complete with a sterling sugar cube dome! It was simply beautiful!! Stay tuned for another post on teas! I am behind on my posting this week due to work! Happy Holidays!

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  16. What a great gift guide, I found your blog tonight whilst googling Williams Sonoma and just subscribed.
    Visited the Wilsonart site and I really like 1819K BELLA VENITO because it is a great combination of black, dark green, deep olive, and taupe, with hints of cool blue. I would love to win because our kitchen desperately needs cheering up. The house was a party house being rented to teens when we purchased it after the bank foreclosed so you can imagine the mess. Its come a long way and we have put a lot of work in but this would be amazing.
    I really like your gift ideas and am particularly liking the tray, I wish my kids were older so I did not have to worry about them destroying it!
    Thanks for the chance
    mummytotwoboys at yahoo dot com.

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  17. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/274358250063929344

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  18. So many great choices for gifts, Lisa. Headed to WS!
    Great and generous giveaway, Lisa!! My choice is the 1848K EBONY ECLIPSE countertop! I absolutely love it! Great countertops would add the perfect ending to my kitchen decor!! I can picture them now with tiny lamps and candles sitting on them.
    Happy Friday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  19. Pinning!! Pinterest.com/splendidsass
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  20. I would choose one of the limestones. This is a fabulous giveaway!!!

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  21. What a wonderful giveaway. Carrara Santorini is my favorite!
    I posted about your giveaway on my fbook as well.

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  23. What a wonderful giveaway!! So many beautiful selections... I would have to choose the Carrara Santorini. It's traditional and futuristic all at once. Posting about this on Facebook and Twitter and Linked-In and Pinterest. Thanks!

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  24. I would love to win this giveaway to finish my kitchen remodel! I would choose Tuscan Limestone. Tweeting this now!

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    1. Announcing tomorrow, am a wee bit behind....stay tuned..

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