December 11, 2012

Day 2: The 2012 Naptime Chef Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway! {Naptime Simple Tips}

Naptime Chef 2012 Holiday Giveaway!

Today I am thrilled to bring you my foodie holiday gift guide for 2012! Not only is this a gift guide of a few of my favorite foodie items, I also have the great fortune of being able to giveaway one of each of the items below. That’s right, it is kind of like Kelsey’s favorite foodie finds for the holiday season Oprah-style. I had so much fun putting this list together and hope it gives you some great gift ideas. Stay tuned for more holiday shopping tips and giveaways later this week!

P and H Sarsaparilla Soda Syrup from Kaufman Mercantile

1) Sarsaparilla Syrup from Kaufman Mercantile: I am not a big soda drinker but making homemade root beer floats with this natural soda syrup is right up my alley.  A bottle would be the perfect stocking stuffer for your spouse or older kids. You could have so much fun making root beer and pouring it over freshly fallen snow for a sweet winter treat.

Hand Finished Mixing Bowl from Kaufman Mercantile

2) These gorgeous bowls from Kaufman Mercantile (one of my favorite online stores) are perfect for mixing up all kinds of batters and doughs with grandma. They are also pretty enough for displaying fresh fruit or vegetables in your kitchen.

 

Marge Granola

3) A bag of Marge Granola (or the whole flavor trio!): My friend Megan makes the BEST homemade artisanal crunchy-salty-sweet granola in the whole world. Order a bag for the cereal lover in your life. With a shelf life of 8 weeks it is perfect for sending back to college with your kids, eating with warm milk during a snowstorm, or sprinkling over ice cream. (Also, stay-tuned for next year when Megan’s first cookbook about breakfast cereals is published in time for Christmas gift-giving!)

 

Fannie May Sea Salt Caramel Strawberries

4) A box of Fannie May Sea Salt Caramel Strawberries: I love this surprising twist on an old classic. The salty sweet chocolate-caramel coating elevates the flavor of the amazingly ripe strawberries. They are the perfect gift for friends, colleagues, or sending to the in-laws you won’t be seeing this holiday season.

 

WFM Truffled Roasted Walnuts

5) A selection of Whole Foods Market Chocolates: Giving chocolate is always a great idea but it is even better when you give them from Whole Foods Market. These chocolates are priced perfectly at between $7.99 and $12.99 per box and come in so many varieties. I could see giving a box of Whole Foods Market Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallows to your neighbor with kids, and the Whole Foods Market Caramels Fleur de Sel to a respected colleague.  For the hostess with the mostess bring along a box of Whole Foods Market Truffle Roasted Walnuts. She can set them on her mantel in a pretty silver bowl for guests to nibble on.

Peppermint Crunch from King Arthur Flour

6) Peppermint Crunch from King Arthur Flour: Because there is nothing better than decorating your holiday baked goods with delicious crushed candy canes. This is the ideal stocking stuffer for kids and adults alike. If you open your stockings before breakfast you can even sprinkle some on your french toast!

Pineapple Juice Powder from King Arthur Flour

7) Pineapple Juice Powder & Flour from King Arthur Flour: The baker in your life will adore this cool jar of pineapple juice powder. It will quickly become the “secret ingredient” to their most successful baked goods. Best of all, King Arthur Flour is also throwing in a coupon for a free bag of flour to get that special someone baking in the New Year!

I am thrilled that the following items from above have been graciously donated for this giveaway: One 10-inch mixing bowl from Kaufman Mercantile, one bottle of Sarsaparilla Soda Syrup, one bag of Marge Granola, one box of Fannie May Sea Salt Caramel Strawberries, one box each of the following Whole Foods Chocolate: Caramel Fleur de Sel, Organic Truffles, Truffle Roasted Walnuts, Pates de Fruit Gems, Belgian Petit Bouches, Milk Chocolate Marshmallows, Dark Chocolate Marshmallows, one jar of Peppermint Crunch from King Arthur Flour, one jar of Pineapple Juice Powder from King Arthur Flour, and a coupon for one bag of free King Arthur All-Purpose Flour.

To Enter to Win the Naptime Chef Favorite Things for the Holidays Giveaway:

1) Leave a comment sharing which one of the items above you would like to give to someone as a gift and why.

2) Subscribe to The Naptime Chef newsletter (upper right hand corner)

3) Subscribe to Kelsey Banfield on Facebook

4) Like Fannie May on Facebook

5) The contest runs from December 11th at 7:00am ET through December 17th at 7:00am ET. The winner will be announced in the Friday December 21st newsletter that is released at 11:00am ET. The winner will have 48 hours to claim her prize. Shipping for most items only available in the continental US.

Top image of bowls courtesy of Kaufman Mercantile

  • Mom24

    I’d love to give my daughter the mixing bowls, she’s a college junior and will have her own apartment next year and is really enjoying learning to bake and cook.

  • Laura Scott

    The strawberries! Because who doesn’t love chocolate, caramel, and sea salt?

  • Elisa

    The pineapple powder is very intriguing!

  • Christine Podolski

    I’d love to give the bowls to my mom and my MIL they’d both love them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marjory.betchkal Marjory Lynn

    My daughters would love the peppermint crunch for decorating cookies, cakes and candy. I would love to give all the gifts, they look wonderful.

  • Emilee

    This is so cool that you’re doing this! I would give the peppermint crunch to my roommate because she loves baking and decorating her creations!

  • Stephanie G.

    I would love to give the bowls to my mom, the pineapple powder sounds very interesting as well!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.thornton.357 Heather Thornton

    I would love to give my daughter, a blooming baker, the Pineapple powder, She would definately come up with some great recipes to make with it and the King Arthur flour. I have a feeling she would help her self to the Granola also, since she absolutely loves it too. Thanks for such a great group of products!

  • rachel

    I’d give the roasted walnuts to my husband in his stocking. He loves snacking on them.

  • Robin Whiting

    I would love to give the roasted walnuts to my dad and mom they would find these awesome I’m sure.

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  • christine

    I am your friend on facebook!

  • Mary Burleson

    I am on your facebook and also subscribe to your newsletter! I will like Fanny May on Facebook. I Would like to have the jar of Peppermint Crunch to decorate with and also the walnuts I would love to give to my hubby, he loves walnuts!

  • Kris

    Those gorgeous, gorgeous bowls! I’d love to replace the stainless mixing bowls my mom has been using for the last 40 years with something so beautiful!

  • Karen

    I am a friend on your facebook, subscribe to your wonderful newsletter, will like Fannie May and I would love to have the bowls to give to my son, who will be needing them for his kitchen at college next year.

  • http://twitter.com/ilonat ilona t

    Would love to give my mom the strawberries for her birthday!

  • vaishali

    The bowls….sooo pretty!

  • Laura M.

    I love the idea of the Peppermint Crunch! I’m already subscribed to your newsletter and like your page on Facebook as well.

  • Jessie Hansen

    My friend loves Pineapples. Whenever we have them over for summer grillin’ we toss some pineapple on the grill and she gets seriously… wow. It apparently works as an aphrodisiac for her. I would love to give her some of that juice powder and see how she reacts to that.

  • Erin Cochrane

    I think the pineapple powder would be perfect for my dad!! Fancy and fun desserts here we come!! I really want the granola for myself :)

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  • sara

    Who doesn’t like chocolate, I think the truffles would be a great gift for anyone.

  • Maureen

    The bowls would be perfect for a friend of mine who does baking and making of bread and they would be great for proofing the bread to rise.

  • Domestic Diva

    I’d give the caramel fleur de sel to my caramel obsessed neighbor. She’d love them!

  • Heather Hicks

    I would give the strawberries as a gift to my mother in law because she loves them!

  • Sarah H.P.

    I’d love to give my mom the Fannie May Sea Salt Caramel Strawberries because she’s a big chocolate and fruit lover!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.becker.127 Lauren Becker

    I’d love to give the peppermint crunch to one of my friends b/c she’s always baking cupcakes and this would be a nice addition!
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  • ohsmiledarling

    I would like to give the Annie May Sea Salt Caramel Strawberries to my best friend becuase who doesn’t love chocolate covered anything?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.dotson.37 Rebecca Dotson

    I would love to give the bowls!

  • paula

    Hands down the strawberries!!!

  • christopher sorel

    would give the peppermint crunch to my sister since she loves the stuff and will not a big fan

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    email subscriber already

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  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.chesser1 Robin Chesser

    I would love to give the Saraspilla Syrup from Kaufman’s Mercantile to my son, he loves saraspilla soda!

  • christopher sorel

    already a fan of fannie may

  • susitravl

    I would give the bowls to my best friend who is quite a chef, but not a baker. I am trying to show her that baking is fun!

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  • anne hill

    i would like to give the bag of Marge Granola to my roommate so she can go camping with it

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  • fromajolie

    Definitely the bowls from Kaufman Mercantile — my sister would love those for her baking forays.

  • fromajolie

    A fan of Kelsey Banfield on FB.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.maclennan.94 Angela MacLennan

    I would give my mom the bowls from Kaufman Mercantile. She would love them.

  • Cindy

    I am subscribed to the Naptime Chef Newsletter. I do Like Fannie May on Facebook. I am subscribed to Kelsey Banfield on Facebook. Thank you!

  • Cindy

    It’s hard to narrow down the gift choices to one but I would give the Kaufman Mercantile Mixing Bowl to my neighbor, Stacey. I’d like to tangibly thank her for all the dinners and baked goods she’s made for me to conquer the blue days since my Mom died. Her gift to me should be larger pants! :)

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  • Clare O Bruen

    I think the peppermint crunch looks like you could use it in real fun ways. My sister would love it. x

  • Jacqui

    I would love to give those Sea Salt Caramel strawberries!! My mom loves strawberries as well as anything with caramel, so I know she would absolutely love these!

  • http://www.facebook.com/GregAllbee Greg Allbee

    My wife’s a baker, so I think she’d do something creative with that Peppermint crunch!

  • Jacqui

    I am a fan of you on Facebook as well

  • Jacqui

    I also now like Fannie May on Facebook

  • http://www.kimskitchensink.com Kim’s Kitchen Sink

    I would love to win the bowls…I can never have enough mixing bowls!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elena-Istomina/100002433695748 Elena Istomina

    I would love to give the bowls to my Mom. She would love this
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  • http://www.facebook.com/jules.smith.5245 Jules Smith

    I would love to give the Fannie May Sea Salt Caramel Strawberries to Paula. Because she is “berry” sweet to my daughter!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jules.smith.5245 Jules Smith

    I am already an email subscriber

  • http://www.facebook.com/jules.smith.5245 Jules Smith

    I already subscribed to Kelsey Banfield on facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/jules.smith.5245 Jules Smith

    I liked Fannie May on facebook

  • latanya t

    Sarsaparilla Syrup from Kaufman Mercantile to my mom since she loves to try new things

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  • Pat

    I would give boxes of sea salt caramel strawberries to volunteers of my favorite charity because they are rock stars!

  • Karen Lynch

    I would choose the Fannie May Strawberries. Most people love strawberries.

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  • Krista Sanderson

    Roasted walnuts!

  • Christina C

    The Peppermint Crunch, because it also come in that great jar!

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  • Lizzy

    I would love to give the gorgeous bowls from Kaufman Mercantile to my mom. These are perfect for her and so pretty!

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  • Lizzy

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  • Lizzy

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  • Anj Shan

    Iwould love to gift the beautiful bowls from Kaufman Mercanile to my Mom. She loves stoneware.

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  • Kimberly Porter

    I would give the Sarsparilla syrup to my brother-in-law…he’s the creative cocktail creator in our family. Sure he could put it to good use!

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  • Robin

    My parents would LOVE the granola!

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  • Miranda

    The peppermint seems like a fun gift to decorate with

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  • Rochelle

    I would love to give my mom the Peppermint Crunch from King Arthur Flour. She loves to bake and I know she’d enjoy making something yummy with this treat. Thanks!

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  • http://twitter.com/PurpleLarkspur PurpleLarkspur

    I would love to give the walnuts as a gift! (larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com)