Sunday, November 4, 2012

Favorite things giveaway from the Savvy

Can you believe next month is Christmas? Most of you are barely surviving this crazy, hectic time that all of us photographers dread. You are spending most everyday shooting and then up all night editing just so you can enjoy the holidays knowing that all your orders were delivered and the holiday cards are making their ways to thousands of mail boxes now.
It's also that time of year that we all love...and one of my favorite parts is the gift giving. I love giving a friend or neighbor a little something fun I've put together. As moms, we are always the ones buying and giving so it's nice to open something for us once in a while. If you stress over what to buy a friend, neighbor, teacher or even a great client, you will love the 25 favorite things gift guide below!



25 creative bloggers have gathered together to share THEIR favorite things in a gift giving guide. This list can offer a long lasting gift guide to refer back to when you need that special gift, along with links to where you can get them.   Sometimes, giving a practical household item is just as exciting as the extravagant gift you are stress-fully looking for, but we also have super cutesy and impractical, too!

I am so excited to share my favorite things, along with these other creative bloggers.  Even more fun, is that you have the opportunity to win a gift basket mailed right to your door!

 Here's what to do: 

  • Take a quick glance at the gift collage below
  • Scroll to the bottom to see mine up close with details and links to buy my favorite items
  • Enter to win my gift basket at the giveaway below ($125 value)
  • HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their gifts!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of the 25 creative bloggers--they will not disappoint!

So much fun, right?!? To view closer shopping details and links on where to purchase each basket item, simply HOP on over to the links below, where you can also enter to win the giveaway on their sites.







Prizes include the basket full of goodies and the fabulous Barnwood flooring rug (25in x 60in)!! 





All of the items in my basket came from my favorite store...Home Goods! Love that place! I think making gift baskets is my favorite thing...fill it with things you love...and to make it look great, stick with a color scheme. I've included these fabulous pink and green cutting boards (aren't they great!), black and white striped paper straws (so cute), coffee that looks as yummy as it sounds, a fun chevron tumbler, assorted teas and to top it off, a box of yummy chocolates wrapped in the cute green paper. I've thrown that into a fun basket...and there's a great gift for anyone! And you can win this!! Enter below...and you'll also get the fabulous barnwood flooring it's pictured on! This is the northern barnwood runner...my favorite!!


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735 comments:

  1. SIMPLE HUG OR A SMILE ARE MY FAVORITES!

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  2. I am loving those cute patterned cutting boards!

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  3. Gorgeous basket! Blog hopped here from Click up a Notch, love finding new photography blogs so following you on FB, twitter and pinterest now! I'm very new to photography but eager to learn, still on auto but wanting to move to manual soon!

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  4. I love getting nail polish or any well thought through gift.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  5. Adorable basket! Love the straws! So many fun items!

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  6. I love homegoods! This all looks amazing!

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  7. I love getting candles or something hand made

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  8. Oh how exciting!! Would love to win!

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  9. My favorite gift to receive is a gift card to Amazon or i-Tunes. Can never have too many books or songs!

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  10. OMGosh... that barn board runner would be a DREAM for me to have!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  11. For me it's simple a day of No Washing dishes and cleaning makes me the happiest!

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  12. I love getting pictures of family members or hand written notes!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway!! I love to recieve accessories as that is something I don't usually buy for myself.

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  14. Candles, lotion and fun baskets like this one!

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  15. Great giveaway! Love your basket. My favorite things to receive are the ones I ask for :) (I know, boring)

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  16. I love thoughtful gifts and gift cards to pamper myself... mommies usually get so busy.

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  17. I feel like a hypocrite because I refuse to give giftcards, but I love receive them! :p

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  18. Love it all, love homegoods and especially love the basket!

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  19. My favorite gift to receive is craft supplies!! I love opening a box of fun, new supplies :)

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  20. i love things that are hand made or crafted

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  21. I love to receive a new cookbook, a unique piece of costume jewelry and of course, chocolate! thekaylorfamily@comcast.net

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  22. My favorite gift to receive is anything photography related!

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  23. What a great basket full of favorite things! I especially love the basket it all comes in and the adorable cutting boards! :)

    My favorite gift to receive is thank you cards, especially if they're personalized! I can never have too many! :)

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  24. My favorite gift to receive is one where I know the person took their time and got me something from the heart... from one person, that could be a children's book; from another, that could be kitchen items; and from another, that could be a hand-drawn picture (that looks like scribbles to anyone else).

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  25. I love to receive gifts that give me "me" time - a kids day with the grandparents, a "sleep in" morning, a day off from the dishes, etc.

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  26. I always love photography related things but the gifts I love the most are things I'd never splurge on for myself but I love...like expensive shampoo!

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  27. i love to get cute picture books

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  28. I love to receive gifts that are thoughtful...and show that someone has been paying attention! ;)

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  29. Love the cutting boards and straws.

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  30. My favorite thing is something I wouldn't buy myself.

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  31. My favorite gifts to recieve are those that you can tell the giver thought hard about and wrapped with love.

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  32. i LOVE to receive coffee gift cards!

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  33. I love getting handmade thoughtful gifts!

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  34. I love the getting owls or anything chevron!!!

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  35. I love receiving cool vintage items for decorating. Or any of the usual suspects...jewelry, scarves, home decor, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. My favorite gift to receive is any Philosophy products.

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  37. Love the cute cutting boards. Thanks for chance to win such a fun contest!

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  38. Wow, the entire basket is fabulous! I love ❤Home Goods, paper straws melt my heart and I can't start the day without my coffee ☕....thanks for the chance!

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  39. I would love to win your basket! I really love the cup you have in there.

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  40. I love getting cozy, comfy clothes!

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  41. My favorite gift to receive is a gift that someone is excited to give me! If they are excited then I know that they probably thought about it and wanted to make me happy. I love that.

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  42. my favorite gift is time with my Children and Granddaughters!!

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  43. Cute Cutting boards!!

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  44. My favorite gift to receive is mmmm.....a Canon Mark III :-)

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  45. This is my first time visiting your blog. It is great!

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  46. Love your gift basket! And I love Home Goods too. :)

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  47. I love any gift that truly shows the person put a lot of love and thought in to it!!

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  48. I collect blue bowls. I love to receive one as a gift, especially if they brought it back from a trip somewhere.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  49. I follow The Savvy Photographer on Pinterest as Kathy Davis. (zizzerbear)
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  50. I like The Savvy Photographer on Facebook as Kathy Newsom Davis.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  51. I am in LOVE with this entire idea of all of you teaming together to do these giveaways. It's so fun to see all the FAVORITES. :) Thank you for the anticipation and giveaway.

    My favorite gift to receive is something on my list...instead of a surprise. ;)

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  52. Oh my! Love the color scheme. I already know where to put the rug. lol Thanks for the opportunity. Stay blessed.

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  53. The chevron cup is so cute! I'd love to win it!

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  54. I like a TJ Maxx gift card! I can buy anything there!

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  55. I don't have a FAVORITE thing, but I love it when I can tell a gift is personal...something the giver put some thought into. I don't care if it costs 50 cents or 500 dollars!

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  56. My favorite gift to receive is something homemade.

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  57. I love to get anything I can use in my kitchen!

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  58. You can't beat the gift of a Starbucks gift card. :)

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  59. I like receiving home gifts or gift cards!!! :)

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  60. I love to receive clothes, since I rarely but any for myself!

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  61. I love to get things I rarely buy for myself like candles, lotion and bath stuff. I always think it is too expensive to splurge on so I love receiving it!
    mommy.2kidsnc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. I always love things that make being in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. As for ur gift box...I so want the pink.cutting.boards.

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  63. A meal with a friend - perfect for catching up!

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  64. I love getting any type of kitchen thing.

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  65. Those cutting boards are to die for!! I like to get kitchen stuff! Or pampering stuff.. I'm easy to please! haha

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  66. Anything for the kitchen is a great gift... Food, gadgets, or even special recipes ")

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  67. My favorite gift to receive is clothes.

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  68. I would love the barnwood runner
    dvegger@msn.com

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  69. I love handmade gifts. They always warm my heart. But I do have to admit gift cards are great gifts too; they provide me with some guilt-free shopping. :)

    craemac@gmail.com

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  70. Coffee Beans and books are hands down my favorite gifts to receive!

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  71. i love your favorites!

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  72. What a beautiful basket! I love to receive coffee...good coffee.

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  73. My favorite gift to receive is an experience like dinner with my fam or a cooking class!

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  74. What a woderful gift set. I have so many interesting blogs to follow via this blogging collaboration. I love to recieve nail polish. I am gaining a large collection, and love all the different kinds there are to buy!

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  75. I love to receive nail polish. :)

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  76. Can't wait to start following you and getting your blog posts. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  77. I love getting cozy blankets and fun new mugs for my tea/cocoa

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  78. I love getting anything that is personal. Homemade gifts from my mom or books from my husband.

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  79. I love to get kitchen gadgets.

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  80. I love to receive something someone has made especially for me

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  81. My favorite gift to receive would be baking goodies!

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  82. super cool basket

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  83. My favorite gift to receive is alone time...time alone with my husband, time alone with each of my babies (who really aren't babies...6 and almost 9 years old...but always my babies) time alone with girlfriends and with the Lord...and alone time with myself. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite things. <3

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  84. Those cutting boards are too cute, but seriously that rug rocks!! Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous basket :)

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  85. My favorite would be the Barnwood Rug Runner!

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  86. Love getting new decor for my home....cute items!

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  87. Handmade, thoughtful gifts are the best <3

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  88. I love to receive candles and anything from Sephora!! :)

    Steph

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  89. I love getting fun new coffees to try

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  90. I love getting craft supplies!

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  91. My fave gifts are things that my kids make me.

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  92. Great basket...Home Goods, second fav to Target!

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  93. My favorite gift to receive is one I didn't have to drop any hints for. I love when my kiddies or , this rarely happens, my hubby give me something they thought I would like.

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  94. I love receiving jewelry because I rarely buy it for myself!

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  95. food gifts are always my fav -- and anything coffee or chocolate too!

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  96. OH MY GOODNESS!! That cutting board matchings your blog background! Love how your have such a chic look for your brand!!

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  97. I'd love the barn wood runner especially, but everything looks great!

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  98. The assorted teas would be great. My bf and I love tea and drink it every day. I'm always looking for new kinds and flavors to try.

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  99. I like personalized things, so pictures or frames or photoalbums :)

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  100. I adore the cutting boards!!

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  101. I love giving handmade knit Christmas Stockings

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  102. I love the cutting boards! They're so stinkin cute!

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  103. I love those plastic cups with straws. I've filled up those with candy and given them to many friends.

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  104. I love to receive any gift..lol. They're all special, but I do love gifts with thought behind them.

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  105. I love any kind of scrapbook or photography supplies!

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  106. I love any gift that's given with love :)

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  107. Love those cutting boards!

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  108. I would have to say my favorite gift to receive is flowers and if they are cut from a friends garden that is even better.

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  109. my favorite gift is anything handmade! especially by children, and even if it is a piece of construction paper with glue and glitter and crayon! :)

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  110. I love receiving anything paper....notecards, letterpress cards, sheets of handmade paper, napkins, etc.

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  111. I love to receive new kitchen gadgets :)

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  112. I love gift cards for salon services like pedicures and spa treatments since I never buy those for myself.

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  113. Those cutting boards are adorable! I love Homegoods, too!

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  114. Those cutting boards are adorable. I have cutting board envy!

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  115. I love getting chocolate. Chocolate anything. I also love giving chocolate. Best gift, however, is still the gift of love--a hug, a kind note, an act of kindness.

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  116. My favorite gift to receive would have to be books. Love the cutting boards and the barn wood flooring.

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  117. I don't have a favorite thing to receive exactly, but I just appreciate a gift that shows the giver put some thought into it! Thanks for the fun giveaway & the ideas!

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  118. OHHH I adore everything in your bastket! Great giveaway!

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  119. I love tea and I am chocoholic! So that's probably what I love the most of this giftbag! I also adore these super cute cutting boards! These are exactly what my new little kitchen needs :)

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  120. Anything that shows the person really thought of ME when they got it and didn't just get something generic

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  121. Needing new cutting boards. Probably keep one and gift one!

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  122. I just love a gift card to anywhere for anything!

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  123. I love any gift that is given to me especialy gifts made by my girls.
    poohsweetie 04 at yahoo dot com

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  124. I love to get jewelry and movies!

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  125. What cute cutting boards!!!!! This is fun!

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  126. The cutting boards are adorable!

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  127. i love to get something that shows the person actually knows me and was thinking of me

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  128. yay that basket looks chock full of amazing goodies!

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  129. My favorite gift to receive are things that I would never buy myself but secretly lust over on my wish list.

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  130. I love to receive homemade items!

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  131. I love to receive gifts that I can use in my home or anything that was given with a lot of thought.

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  132. Something personalized i think.

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  133. Hand made items are my favorite.

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  134. My favorite gift to receive was my DSLR. I would love to win your basket! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  135. I love when my husband gives me the gift of time to work on my craft projects (which are usually for my family)!! If I had to choose something out of your basket, I would choose the ADORABLE cutting boards!!

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  136. Gorgeous basket. You have impeccable taste. I love the barnwood flooring mat!

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  137. the cutting boards are so cute

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  138. I love to get gifts that are out of the norm! My hubby gave me an edge brownie pan our first Christmas together. It was so unexpectedly perfect and every time I use it I am sure to tell him how much I enjoy it!!!

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  139. Money to pay down debt or gift cards for grocery stores, etc., practical gifts.

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  140. I love to receive anything creative...and especially homemade!

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  141. Awesome gifts, thanks for the chance! =)

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  142. My favorite gift to receive is money!

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  143. I like receiving cool jewelry and gift cards best of all.

    PS- HomeGoods is one of my favorites, too!

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  144. My fav? Anything scrapbook related!

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