Thursday, October 27, 2011

gourmet gifts

I'd venture to say that the majority of the people that follow along on this blog are "creative types." Ladies who like to make things with their hands, give gifts that are handmade, and who love thinking up new things to create. Christmas is only a mere two months away and so it's time for you to start thinking about those gifts you'll be making for your loved ones this year!

I always struggle with making things for family & friends. What fabric do I use? Will they even use this? How big of  handbag will they carry? Will this potholder match their kitchen? 


However, one thing is for sure. Everyone likes food and it isn't difficult to find out "tastes" regarding food & tasty treats. That's where this book, Gourmet Gifts, comes along. Dinah Corley, the author of this beautiful book, has written an amazing go-to gift guide for gifts that are both edible and thoughtful.



 From the recipes to the packaging, this book is a really great resource to have on-hand when trying to come up with unique and delicious Hostess, Teacher, and Christmas gifts, along with Get Well Soon packages and "Thinking of You" surprises. 


I'm really looking forward to trying an abundance of these ideas, especially the Cardamom Coffee Can Cake and the Chalkboard Cheese Board. The book in itself would be an excellent gift, don't you think?


SURPRISE GIVEAWAY! 
One winner will win a copy of this amazing book, Gourmet Gifts, courtesy of The Harvard Common Press. Simply leave a comment below to enter. 

Check out Dinah's blog while you're cruising around your daily blog reads today! 

love.

I received this book courtesy of The Harvard Common Press & Dinah Corley. Opinions are my own. 

43 comments:

  1. That book looks like it needs to come home with me! ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. This is perfect! I was just thinking about starting my gift giving list and wondering what to give those people who seem to have everything. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a great book!! Can't believe the holidays are just around the corner!

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  5. What an amazing book! Those photos are fantastic and I'd love to try out some of the ideas :)

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  6. I would love to win this giveaway!!

    amberpless.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy Thursday to you & thanks for this great giveaway. & that opening paragraph about wanting to give homemade gifts, etc. is so true!

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  8. this book would be quite handy!

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  9. Oh, this looks like a fabulous book! I'm definitely planning on making gifts this year.. just need to figure out what. :) Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  10. What a divine book-I love giving food gifts! Last year we passed out salted caramels that I'm still getting compliments on!

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  11. This looks amazing! It's definitely a book that will get lots of use throughout the years!

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  12. What a fantastic book! I would love to make some delish treats or my friends! Pick me!

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  13. This looks like a great book and just in time for Christmas gifts too!

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  14. I definitely need this cute lil book :) Thanks for the fun giveaway kim!

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  15. OOOO! I'd LOVE this book! So many good ideas!

    Haley

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  16. I need gift ideas, this would be perfect!

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  17. i would LOVE to win that book, i need a creative way to make Christmas gifts this year :-)

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  18. I'm trying to hone my caramel making skills in time for gift giving this year! looks like a wonderful book I'd love to have :)

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  19. this book looks awesome! thanks for the giveaway oppty!!

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  20. I would love another recipe book! I'm always looking for new things to make in the kitchen!

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  21. what a great book! would love to win! :)

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  22. Would love to win this! Such wonderful gift ideas :)

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  23. Wow! This book looks great!

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  24. I'd love this book, it looks gorgeous! adrianapumpkin at hotmail . com

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  25. I would love a copy of this book! I love making food for gift giving.

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  26. What a beautiful book!
    Sign me up please!

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  27. I love baking... and to make them gifts! Fantastic!!

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  28. This Book looks amazing! Even if I don't win, I think I may need to find a copy of this book!!

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  29. This would be wonderful for christmas ideas. We're trying to do mostly handmade or local or independent items and I'm sure this one's full of ideas.

    -Sara-

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  30. What a great book! I love the packaging ideas!

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  31. how sweet! i love the luminaria cookie bag idea :)

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  32. What an awesome idea for a book--lots of books have delicious recipes, but they almost never take it a step further and give you presentation ideas as cute as this!

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  33. i am a new follower, love your blog!

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  34. i love making homemeade gifts. last year i made vanilla and gave it to friends in little gift bags with a thrifted mug and hot cocoa mix!

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  35. I love baking, so this cookbook would be an awesome thing to win! :)

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  36. eep! you really have such a knack for good taste kim! love all your recommendations- def including this book :)

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