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Eat Boutique Holiday Gift Box GIVEAWAY

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I’d say it’s about time for another giveaway, don’t you agree? Maggie at Eat Boutique has done it again. This holiday season, she’s got not just one gourmet gift box, but a whole assortment of them. Whether you want the big box or the small one, a box just for jams or a super holiday cocktail kit, any one of her 7 options would make a fabulous gift for the food-lover in your life. She’s even got subscriptions, where you’ll receive monthly shipments of your favorite artisan foods. A gift that truly keeps on giving.

If you’re ordering by the holidays, please try to place your orders before December 15th and take advantage of FREE SHIPPING. And, as a special little bonus for you guys, you can get an extra $5 off your order! Simply enter code LAOO upon checkout.

But enough banter, on to the giveaway (because I wouldn’t dare post about such a fab product without giving one away)! Maggie has donated one of her handmade holiday gift boxes (valued at ($94.95) to one lucky L&OO reader. You can keep the goodies all to yourself, or have it shipped to the recipient of your choice. But if you choose to keep it, we totally won’t judge. :)

The Homemade for the Holidays Gift Box contains candied orange rinds, pecan clusters, shortbread trio, cinnamon chocolate malt biscotti, sesame sage nuts, caramel corn, fleur de sel caramels, and caramelized onion crackers. It’ll satisfy all your cravings – sweet, savory, salty, and fabulous. The only bad thing about it is that I’m ineligible to win (darnit). Or maybe that’s a good thing because I’d totally hoard it for myself (sorry, Taylor).


To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:
What is on your holiday wish list this year (or, what is one gift you are excited about giving to someone else?)

Entries open through Friday, December 9 at 11:59PM CST. I’ll be randomly selecting the winner the morning of Saturday, December 10th. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Eat Boutique (to either you, or the recipient of your choice). Due to the perishable nature of this product this giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States ONLY.

Want Extra Entries?
Increase your odds of winning! In addition to the main entry comment, leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.
1. Follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweet the following:
I just entered to win a gourmet holiday gift box from @eatboutique and @loveandoliveoil! Enter here:
2. Like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (or if you are already a fan just say so!)

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get a hold of you within 48 hours, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com), as I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

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  1. I’m excited to surprise my family….by coming home for the holidays, unbeknownst to them!

  2. I am a fan on fb already and I am super excited to give my son a Kindle! He has become a voracious reader lately and it did my heart good to see ‘a kindle for reading’ ranked higher on his wish list than xbox games! ;)

  3. I am also a fan of the blog on facebook. :)

  4. I follow you on twitter & tweeted about the giveaway to my friends.

  5. I am very excited to give a big donation to the animal shelter in person this year. We love going to visit all the animals and bringing in things that will facilitate their care means the world to us!

  6. What started out as a gift search for my mother has turned into a personal obsession. Who doesn’t want an Ipad, but for hundreds less there are Nooks and Kindles and others, oh my! I am overwhelmed by the choices. Perhaps I’ll mull this over when I receive those bamboo cutting boards I’m angling for!

  7. I’m a fan on facebook

  8. Can’t wait to make some homemade goodies to give away after the annual holiday party my close friends and I always have. I’m making some holiday cookies, biscotti and mixed nuts and packing it all in a pretty little package!

  9. I am sure I entered earlier. Well, maybe i’m not positive.

    I’m looking forward to giving a Secret Santa Gift. I’m making a cupcake decorating kit. I’m going to the cake supply shop for cute liners, and get a small recipe book. Im pumped!

  10. Im making all the girls in my family some homemade sugar scrubs!

  11. I need to replace my Uggs, so I put them on the list…they’re on their last legs!

  12. And I already like you on FB

  13. I also tweeted! and follow!

  14. I’m excited to get an adopted Olive tree from Nudo! mmm…so much olive oil!

  15. This year I’m giving a huge welcome home party to celebrate my best friend coming home from Iraq!

  16. Looks wonderful! I am excited to give my 2 year old son the “Cars stuff” and “Dora stuff” he asked for!

  17. I’m excited to give my mom and sister in law infinity scarves I knitted for them!

  18. For the second year in a row, I’ll be putting together gift baskets for my family members with the foods that I currently love. This year it will be some locally produced bacon or chorizo, fresh baked sourdough (via my new wild starter), good chocolate, local cheese, and local beer. I’m so excited!

  19. after 10 years my husband and i bought each other a bed for xmas- finally we have graduated from the dorm look and will have an actual headboard!

  20. On Christmas Eve, I take the 2 neighbor girls ages 10 & 7 who call me Aunt Dawn (I’ve known them since birth) to an area mall. We purchase 3-4 gift cards from Starbucks and then spend a couple of hours walking the mall watching people trying to determine who might benefit most from a treat(a gift card). Last year I had the flu and Christmas was/is a blur. Most of all I missed our ritual. The year prior one woman’s story left us all in tears. We had been following her in her motorized cart. She seemed joyful wherever she went. We surprised her with a card. A former air force employ who now works at the VA, she told us the Christmas prior she had breast cancer and was undergoing treatment. Thus she truly was joy full about being alive and well that year! This is a gift I give myself and Ella & Lily through gifting others.

  21. I already like you on facebook.

  22. I’m giving a reusable K-cup so that my brother-in-law will still have his coffee, but give the earth a little gift too. :-)

  23. i’m hoping for a new pair of boots!!

  24. I am excited to give my boyfriend a photo album that I made for him.

  25. I am excited to make my sister an apron!

  26. I’m having a hard time coming up with ideas this year, but I did my husband’s shopping for him and got myself the Cuisinart Multi-Cooker!

  27. YUM! Definitely would take to my grandmothers to share with her and the rest of my family.

  28. I’m hoping for a vita-mix!

  29. Oh! And now I’m following you on twitter AND I’m a fan on facebook. Good giveaway :-)

  30. I’m pretty excited to get a Sodastream this year! I’ve coveted one for a while, but finally asked for it for Christmas!

  31. Ok – I’ve tweeted, I’m now a fb fan and here I am leaving a post…

    I honestly don’t want anything this year, but I am trying to surprise my hubs with the new iphone 4s. I hope I pull it off – he’s going to love it.

    Last year he surprised me with a box full of smartwool socks. I was beyond touched… He knows how much I like them and they are not cheap. It was thoughtful and made me tear up. I know – SOCKS – but I love them. :)

  32. I am so excited to give my dad a new food processor! He has needed a new one for years!

  33. I’m also a fan on facebook!

  34. I’m wishing for a real food processor this year! The one I have is tiny and from a thrift store; good for chopping nuts but not so much for pesto.

  35. One thing on my holiday wish list is for me and my family to have an amazing Christmas. For everyone to just be happy. I know that sounds corny but for whats going on these days it’s actually just a logical thing to ask for. :)

  36. Already like you on FB and follow ya on Twitter.

  37. I’m excited to mail homemade cookies to all my friends and family back home! A lot of work, but worth the effort! Plus I get snack on tons of cookie dough :-)

  38. I’m excited to give my four year old grandaughter Kiki a book with words pertaining to cooking cookies for I’m known as the cookie grand. They recieve number cookies on their birthdays. Musical notes for their musical performances and shoe cookies for dance recitals. The cookie fits the deed. This gift also includes an apron made by me, a tin of small cookie cutters, rolling pin, and of course my favorite sugar cookie recipe. I can hardly wait for her to open this gift. Saw your blog in the tennessean. Now it is in my favorites.
    Merry Christmas and God Bless

  39. I’m a follower on Facebook as well

  40. First thing on my wish list is a new job! But seriously, I really just want health and happiness for my family. They’ll be getting stitched gifts from me.

  41. I’m already a fan on facebook. I’m excited about money for new kitchen gadgets.

  42. I am so excited to give my husband the Pantone iPhone case I bought him! I tracked down his favorite color :)

  43. My parents have a “family tree” photo wall in their dining room that is filled with pictures of their kids and grandkids. I found a beautiful personlized canvas wrap that has a tree on it with 2 big birds and 4 baby birds, representing my parents and my siblings, that has our family name on the bottom. Underneath, it says “Nesting since 1976.” (my parents anniversary year, of course)
    I am so excited to have found my parents, the kind of parents who don’t NEED anything, something that I think will truly make them happy and also bring them joy. I cannot wait to see their face when they open it.
    In case anyone wants to see it, here’s the link:

  44. gurrrrlll, i so “like” you on fb, you don’t even know! kristinmik at gmail

  45. i’m looking forward to my son coming home from boot camp and the whole family heading out for a christmas camping trip! kristinmik at gmail

  46. Honestly, I just want to see my boyfriend. He lives a million miles away…and that’s it. I’d also take a Karen Millen coat and a panini press, if I were extra picky. :)

  47. Liked on Facebook also! :^)

  48. The gift that I am excited to give and to recieve this year is celebrating my first married Christmas! I am planning on making far too much food for the two of us, and can’t wait to spend Christmas morning watching my husband open his presents!

    Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes you write about and create, and have a wonderful holiday season!

  49. This may be a duplicate, browser malfunction — but here goes anyway!

    I’m going to be a first-time grandmother shortly after Christmas! Best gift EVER, lol. Although that gift box would make a nice almost-best gift, too ;-). Already liked on facebook.

  50. I’m excited about welcoming my first grandchild — shortly after Christmas, but that’s all I’m thinking about these days! Except for that amazingly delicious-looking gift basket in your post, yum! Already liked on facebook…

  51. On my holiday wish list is a safe return home to the States from studying abroad in Florence for the semester, and I’m excited to give my mom, dad, and brother gigantic hugs and bake them holiday cookies!

  52. I just liked you on FB as well!

  53. I would love a gift certificate to King Arthur Flour! I get their catalog and feel like marking something on almost every page. / As for what I’m excited to give…my homemade hot pepper jelly & homemade crackers. I’m hoping it will be a hit :)

  54. I am super Excited to Give My Husband’s Best Friend and Deer Hunting Partner (Along with his wife) an Assortment of Wild Game Sausages and Smoked cheeses. venison, Elk, Buffalo, Yum!

  55. On my wish list this year is more cookbooks! Can’t get enough of them.

  56. I ‘like’ you on Facebook!

  57. I am excited to give my mom some earrings I ordered from Spain! They are beautiful!

  58. I am excited to give my husband a new watch !

  59. My husband and I are giving ourselves a DLSR camera – it’ll be great to be able to take great pictures of our toddler and the rest of the family at our Christmas gathering!

  60. Yummy…I will be giving sugar plums as a handmade gift..and now I have discovered a new food blog thanks to your tennessean story!

  61. I like you on FB

  62. I’m excited just to spend some time with my husband and enjoy my baby’s first christmas (11 months old)

  63. I’m a facebook fan! Also, thanks again for the Nashville suggestions. They served me really well on my business trip!

  64. I’m excited to give my bestie a handmade scarf and some Mexican hot chocolate.

  65. I am excited about giving my bf an art print I think he’ll like, and about giving my dad some homemade ice cream!

  66. I follow you on da Twitter :)

  67. Top of my wish list is a chocolate tempering machine, so tired of being hunched over the stove messing with temps and #%&&().. sorry rant over :)
    Take care

  68. I also liked your blog on facebook! Although I’ve loved your blog for years. Keep up the good work and Happy Holidays!

  69. I’m giving my dad and possibly my brother (who just moved to Chicago) North Face gloves with conductive thread in the finger tips so they can use their smartphones in the cold. (It might also prevent my brother from getting lost as he explores his new city.)

  70. I’m really excited to give my secret santa present of a gift basket I put together with the theme of “Christmas break movie night” packed full of homemade goodies, movies, and more! Gotta love the season of giving :)

  71. I’m so excited to gift my handmade ornaments this year :)

  72. I already like you on facebook!

  73. Most excited to give my boyfriend a plane ticket to visit his family. It’s been a few years for him :)

  74. I am excited to give the parents the family pics we had done for christmas

  75. I already like L&OO on facebook!

  76. A new camera!

  77. something from TIFFANYS!

  78. I’m excited to give my Dad a new hand-held mixer. Since I started blogging, he’s been baking more himself. :)

  79. I’m ordering the first season of Sherlock after hearing so many raves about it. I think my husband will love it!

  80. I am giving my children “travel vouchers” to come to our family reunion in June. It is a win – win! I get to be with my kids and grandkids and they get the $$ to travel! I can’t wait!

  81. i’m excited to give my best friend a handmade present for her classroom.

  82. I’m planning on giving out homemade granola in mason jars. So excited!

  83. I’ve got 3 or 4 vegan cookbooks that I’d love to get my hands on…as well as a rice cooker! :)

  84. I’m excited to give my mom a jacket she has wanted for such a long time, but couldn’t justify buying for herself!

  85. I don’t really have any money this year, due to school loans coming due, so what I really want for Christmas is time to bake Christmas cookies, make hot cocoa with butterscotch schnapps and watch the snow fall.

    And I’m a fan of yours on Facebook!

  86. This year, I’m planning to start the tradition of giving away food gifts to friends and family, and I’m super excited! First up: decorated sugar cookies and mini pumpkin gingerbread loaves!

  87. I’m excited to give my mom a beautiful pearl ring I found on etsy. I think (hope) she’s going to love it!

  88. I’m a fan on facebook!

  89. I’m a fan on Facebook.

  90. This year I asked for a lot of small things, but they’re mostly cool kitchen gadgets.

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