Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway 2015

Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway 2015

‘Tis the season for a giveaway. One of my favorite aspects of Christmas is certainly the giving spirit. While I love getting pretty packages, giving gifts is really my favorite part of the holidays. In the spirit of giving, I am holding a giveaway filled with items I love. I’ve handpicked some of the old favorites and new finds from 2015. They are items I’ve used all year and think you’ll really enjoy-

Without further adieu, here are a few of my favorite things…
1. First things first, this is a old favorite- I love Vincent Family dried fruits, they serve a variety of juices and dried fruits. The dried fruit snack packs are a staple when I’m looking for a good hiking snack.


2. Treehouse Drinking Chocolates are a FAVORITE when the holidays  cold weather comes around. It’s very rich, but its the perfect night cap when the weather is dreary. Recently we started adding some peppermint schnapps to our Treehouse *heart eyes emoji*


3. I’ve always loved Moonstruck Chocolate, but this year I’ve started to fall in love just a little harder. There is something whimsical and luxurious about their products. These two chocolate bars in particular are some of my favorites to serve with red wine or after dinner coffee.


 4. Living in Portland, you need a good vessel for tea and coffee. I wanted to include this mug, because it embodies a lot of my emotions around 2015- it was always an adventure.


 5. A friend of mine introduced me to Olde Nourse Farms Jams. They taste so fresh it’s almost crazy. I love the old farm look and feel of the jars as well. They make a great pairing with the crumpets a bit further down in this list!


6. I’m a big fan of honey. I use it in my tea, on my toast and for pizza crust dipping. One thing I’ve noticed this year is the difference between good honey and cheap (processed) honey. I’ve tried a couple of different brands and I keep going back to this one- Pdx Nectar Honey– SO good!


7. I love a good nut butter, this one, from Bliss Nut Butters, has chia and cinnamon added to make it a special treat for the fall and holiday seasons. I love this paired with toast, honey and a good cup of coffee.


 8. Anyone who knows me well knows I LOVE CANDLES. I am fairly particular about the brands and scents, but overall I love a good candle. I am partial to tree, pine, and fur smells, but this Frasier Fur candle is BY FAR the best smelling candle ever. Yep I said it- ever. I want to try a couple other Thymes candles but this one is perfect.


9. Next is coffee, admittedly I’m not a coffee snob. I literally will drink just about any hot, black coffee. After finding Nossa Familia Coffee my outlook is changing for 2016. I love the taste of this coffee, the Ernesto’s House Blend is particularly tasty. It has a hint of toffee flavor and really starts my day off right.


 10. Good old Bob’s Red Mill. You really can’t go wrong with any of their products. I tried the brownie mix when I was in a pinch to bring a dish to a party- HUGE HIT. They were delish. I’ve gone back to this mix a couple times since.


 11. Beaverton Bakery will always have a soft spot in my heart. It was a place where some special childhood memories of mine were created, but I’ll save that story for another day. All of their products are fantastic, I’ve been into these crumpets lately. A little jam and clotted cream, to die for!


































Well that’s it! There they are- my favorites of 2015. Best of luck to all who enter! I can’t wait to share these items with the winner. There are a couple rules: Must live in the USA, and must enter by 12/18/2016
What are you waiting for! Enter now 🙂
Rachel xo


    • December 14, 2015 / 4:26 pm

      ha! they are all SO good.

  1. December 14, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    The coffee is my favorite!

    • December 14, 2015 / 4:27 pm

      It really is SO tasty.

    • December 14, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      It really is SO tasty.

  2. December 14, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    The Drinking Bars sound amazing! I will definitely be checking them out!

    • December 14, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      They are SO good!

  3. December 14, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    These are all great products and picks, though I'm very partial to the idea of drinking chocolate, what a decadent way to warm up when the weather is frightful!

    • December 14, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      You need to try it!! They have several flavor options too!

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      haha so fancy xo

  4. December 14, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    So many of my own favorites are here too… hard to choose one! Love Nossa Familia – such a great company, and great coffee.

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:17 pm

      I agree 100% happy to support them 🙂

  5. December 14, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    It's hard to pick just one favorite, but I do love Moonstruck chocolates, and that coffee mug is adorable. Great roundup!

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:17 pm

      Great choice!! So tasty xo

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks Melissa!

  6. December 14, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    That mug is adorable and I love those chocolate bars!
    ♡ Julia | lifeofjules.com

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:18 pm

      I know I want to keep the mug for myself xo!

  7. December 14, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    I've only tried 2 of these items in my year and a half in Portland, but they all sound amazing!

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:18 pm

      You need to win! ha got to try them all!

  8. December 14, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    Gluten free brownie mix looks lovely! I also love the mug!! So cute!

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:20 pm

      It's so good and tastes EXACTLY the same.

  9. December 14, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    The drinking bars sounds amazing and that mug is so cute!

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:20 pm

      They are- so fancy and luxurious!

  10. December 14, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    I love a good drinking chocolate! So good!!

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:21 pm

      Agree 100%!

  11. December 14, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    I need to check out some of these companies, they look wonderful! I love adding Midnight Kahlua to my hot chocolate!

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      You do! They are so tastyyyyy

  12. Sher
    December 14, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    the honey 🙂

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      ha the best! xo

  13. December 14, 2015 / 10:28 pm

    You are making me wish we hadn't gone north for the winter! The honey sounds divine. 🙂

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:51 pm

      It's the perfect compliment to most things, in my opinion! xo

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:51 pm

      I know right!?

  14. December 14, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    I honestly don't know if I could pick a fave! I mean, maybe the Moonstruck chocolate… but then what about the Treehouse drinking chocolate?! Everything looks amazing! PS I entered and it may show me as Canada but I have a US mailing address. If that's not okay, just skip my entries. Thank you so much! xo

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:52 pm

      haha they are really all so good! Us mailing address is all I need! You're in! 🙂

  15. December 14, 2015 / 11:42 pm

    I love the simplicity of the mug and how it has a special meaning with just one simple word!

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:52 pm

      It really is pretty the more I look at it on the counter, the more I want to keep it! xo

  16. December 15, 2015 / 3:22 am

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway. I love dried fruit but infused with apple juice???? I need to try it!

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:53 pm

      I know, you really do- they are so tasty!!

  17. December 15, 2015 / 3:49 am

    I love that mug and everything you included!! YEAH Oregon!!!

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:53 pm

      ha! thank you! xo

  18. December 15, 2015 / 4:34 am

    How can I choose? The chocolate? the gf brownie mix? the mug?! I'd love any of them.

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:53 pm

      haha D. All of the above!

  19. December 15, 2015 / 5:13 am

    Such a great selection of faves. Would love to try them all. 🙂

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:53 pm

      Hopefully you do! xo

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      I knew I liked Cam! he has such good taste 🙂

  20. December 15, 2015 / 9:36 am

    The Brownie Mix is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      You bet! Best of luck!

  21. December 15, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    The nut butter is my favorite.

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      I love that brand so much- tastes amazing!

  22. December 15, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    What a great list!! I have actually only tried the Moonstruck chocolate which I do love of course! But for my favorite to try… I still can't believe I haven't actually had Treehouse Hot Chocolate, I even buy it as gifts all the time! And I really love Beaverton Bakery, they've always had a special place in my heart after making all my birthday cakes growing up, and crumpets are amazing so those might win "favorite" title!

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:56 pm

      You need to try Treehouse. It really is tasty. Perfect for the weather we have been having. Beaverton Bakery has a special place in a lot of people's hearts I'm realizing. It is a great place!! Hope you win! xo

  23. December 15, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    Oooh I love candles! The frasier fir one sounds amazing!

    – Judith

    • December 15, 2015 / 4:59 pm

      It's honestly the best thing I've smelled!

    • December 15, 2015 / 5:03 pm

      It's so tasty! xo

  24. December 15, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    I love THYMES Fir Candle!!! It's one of my favorite smells! Favorite smell–is that weird? Haha
    Excellent giveaway and I love your shots! Makes it seem like they are propped on a table right next to a roaring fire. Lovely!

    • December 15, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Nope, we are on the same wavelength- it's my favorite smell too! Thanks for the sweet compliment! I appreciate it. Best of luck- I hope you win! xo

    • December 15, 2015 / 7:31 pm

      It reallllllly is! So good. xo

  25. December 15, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    That mug is so cute! I so love some Red Mill mixes too 🙂

    • December 15, 2015 / 7:31 pm

      I know, Bob's has so many GREAT mixes. I want to try them all.

    • December 15, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      Crossing my fingers you win! xo

    • December 15, 2015 / 8:42 pm

      crossing my fingers for you! xo

  26. December 15, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    I love crumpets, but they are so hard to find here in the US. The chocolate is pretty awesome too.

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:27 pm

      I know! I was SO happy when I first found them at Beaverton Bakery!

  27. December 15, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    My favorite is the Nossa Familia Coffee.

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      It's sooo tasty!

  28. Anonymous
    December 16, 2015 / 3:43 am

    The gluten free brownie mix, yum!
    -Amanda S.

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      I know right? It tastes just like normal!

  29. December 16, 2015 / 3:43 am

    Everything looks great! My favorite is the nut butter.

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      Bliss butters are my favorite! They have so many kinds!

  30. December 16, 2015 / 4:16 am

    The coffee and the bliss nut butter both sound divine! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks for visiting the blog Jordan!! best of luck. xo

  31. December 16, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    It all looks great! The coffee would have to be my favorite!!

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      The coffee is SUCH a great product. Highly recommend it xo

  32. December 16, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    The jam is my favorite, or maybe the crumpets.

  33. December 17, 2015 / 12:33 am

    Am I allowed to enter? Lol! Hot chocolate is my fav! I'm a hot chocolate snob! Lol! Love the giveaway and love you!

  34. December 17, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    I would love the honey for my coffee in the morning.

  35. December 17, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    My favorite is the Bliss Nut Butter

  36. December 17, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    My favorite is the Bliss Nut Butter

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