Foodie Gifts on RedEnvelope + $75 Gift Card Giveaway!

by Kathy Strahs on November 16, 2011 · 110 comments

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{Today’s post and giveaway have been sponsored by RedEnvelope.}

I can remember this time of year circa 1998. A coworker, who had been tooling around the Internet shopping for holiday gifts, looked up from his computer and triumphantly announced across the cubicles, “This is gonna be an e-Christmas!”. Ha ha ha, we all fell over laughing at this crazy idea of doing actually doing all of one’s holiday shopping online. That was just unheard of. Today, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

RedEnvelope, one of my favorite gift sites since those early “e-Christmas” days, recently sent me a gift card to shop their site and share my experience. They’ve also got a gift card for one lucky reader! Read on for a chance to win a $75 Red Envelope electronic gift card plus a few of the fun foodie gifts I found on the site.

Personalized Casserole Dish
I love the one-of-a-kind nature of giving personalized gifts – it just seems extra special. Anyone who loves to cook would love to own a special serving vessel like this Personalized Casserole Dish ($69.95) to proudly show off their best dish (if I had one of these you can be sure it would make an appearance at every holiday and dinner party!).

Floral Measuring Cups

These Floral Measuring Cups ($29.95) are almost to pretty to use…but I would definitely use them! In fact, they’re so decorative I would even keep them out on the countertop.

Sliced Bread Kid's T-ShirtsFor the foodie kid in your life, there are these adorable personalized Sliced Bread Kid’s T-Shirts ($29.99) that read “<Name> Best Thing Since…” with a rosy-cheeked sliced bread graphic. So cute.

Candy By the Decade

I thought this was really fun – Candy By the Decade ($29.95), a little care package of candy that was popular in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s or 1980s. Reading over the list of what’s included in the 1980s pack – Sweetarts, Bubble Tape, Smarties, Starburst among others – conjured up memories of just about every birthday party from my childhood!

Culinary Salad Growing Kit

I have gifted RedEnvelope’s windowsill garden kits in the past, they offer a great variety of plant choices. Not only does this Culinary Salad Growing Kit ($69.95)  make an attractive window display but you also get easy access to fresh salad greens.

So what did I end up choosing? Well, I actually went with a non-foodie item, the Deluxe Wall Gallery Frame. I’m so excited to fill it with the kids’ school photos (which actually turned out terrific this year) and other family memories.

** Win a $75 Red Envelope Electronic Gift Card! ** [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]

RedEnvelope would like to give one Cooking On the Side reader a $75 electronic gift card so you can pick out the gift of your choice on their website.

Here are four ways to enter – you can do any or all of them (please leave separate comments for each entry):

  • Leave a comment on this post sharing the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever given or received.
  • “Like” Cooking on the Side on Facebook
  • Subscribe to free updates from Cooking On the Side via e-mail or RSS
  • Follow me @paninikathy on Twitter

The giveaway will close Monday, November 21, 2011 at noon PST. [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED] I will use to select one winner to receive the electronic gift card and announce the winner in this post. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

**UPDATE 11/22/11: Congratulations to our winner – #30 Meredith! **

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Heidi November 21, 2011 at 9:11 AM

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Brett November 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM

The most memorable gifts I have given are the gifts I gave my family after getting my first “real” job out of college. Prior to that, gifts were all small tokens. After getting a real job, it was great being able to give back.


LB November 22, 2011 at 7:34 AM

My most memorable holiday gift was tickets to see she Loves me on Broadway


LB November 22, 2011 at 7:36 AM

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amy pugmire November 30, 2011 at 4:00 PM

I took a wedding picture of my dad and I and framed it and put a special quote on it so the picture was faded out. he loves it!


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