Last year, I started the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways as a way to say thank you to you, my awesome readers and I’ve decided to continue the tradition this year. I hope that in this time of busyness (and sometimes stress), this can be something light and fun to give.The most popular giveaway last year was on the day I entitled “My Favourite Things”. This year, I decided to make that the theme for every day. I can’t wait to share them with you!
My Favourite Things 2021
I’ve chosen 12 things that I love or are special to me in some way to share with you.
You can enter each day until midnight pacific time on December 12th. I’ll be adding one new prize each day.
Enter to win just one or all 12 and you can come back again each day until the contest closes.
Winners will be notified personally via email the day after the contest ends, so be sure to use an email where I can reach out. Good luck!
(Please Note: Some giveaways are open to anyone worldwide, while others are only open to those in the U.S. and Canada due to shipping. Please note that as you enter the various giveaways).
Another Gift for You
In addition, as a thank you, you can also save 30% off anything in my shop for the duration of the giveaway by using the coupon code HOLIDAY2021.
Day #1 – Click & Grow Smart Indoor Herb Garden (3 slot size)
I’ve had my Click & Grow Herb Garden for just over 2 years now and I love it! I’ve grown many things in mine (lettuce, wild mini strawberries, cilantro, dill, basil, chives, rosemary, and mint). With practise, I now have it down to a science of a rotation of the herbs we use the most.
When I first add the pods, I like to mix them up so I don’t know which is which. Then I have fun guessing what they are as they begin to grow. I’ll admit that I even sometimes talk to them in the morning!
“Oh hello my little cilantro!”
The things I love most about my herb garden:
- it’s a way to bring some life and greenery into my house, especially in these cold Canadian winters!
- it’s so easy to use (the grow lights are one a timer – all I need to do is add water when it gets low)
- adding fresh dill to perogies or potatoes, fresh basil to pastas, fresh mint to sparkling water or salads, fresh rosemary to gravy, chives to eggs and dips, cilantro to homemade guacamole or to top our dinners
Day #2 – You Are Special Today Celebration Plate
One of the best gifts we’ve ever received was a red plate. This plate says “You are Special Today” and it has become a treasured family tradition in our home.
We received this gift after bringing two of our kids home from Ethiopia twelve years ago. Since that time, our entire family has used it to celebrate each other.
On birthdays, the birthday person has this plate set out for them at their birthday supper. We have also put it out to honour special days such as one of our kids getting their first job, getting their driver’s license, graduating, or even for facing hard things and overcoming.
The red plate symbolizes being cherished and being part of a family who is there to celebrate you in the good times and support you through the bad.
My hope is that the winner of the red plate giveaway uses it to start their own family tradition of making each member of the family feel seen and celebrated.
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Day #3 – Cup of Té London Luxe Silver Starter Kit
I discovered Cup of Té last year during the holidays. The company was featured on Oprah’s Favourite Things last year and I was intrigued by their backstory and impressed by their founder so I ordered some of their tea to try.
I start every day with a mug of hot tea (with sugar), but I’m pretty picky about my tea. After trying many of their selections, London Calling is my favourite of theirs. I’ve chosen that as one of the teas I’m including in the giveaway.
Their founder, Taylor Lindsay-Noel was a former competitive gymnast who was paralyzed in an accident on the high bar. Her mission to find a new dream and to pursue that is very inspiring.
Cup of Té donates $1 from each starter kit to mental health initiatives. Mental health has been something that has dramatically shaped our family, so that is all the more reason for me to love this company!
What’s in the Luxe Silver Starter Kit?
- tea infuser
- luxe tin
- luxe spoon
- 100 g loose leaf London Calling tea
- 100 g loose leaf Cream of Earl Grey
Day #4 – Multiplication Pop It Math Fidget
Pop Its are a great fidget for kids or adults. If you’re not familiar with them, they are essentially a reusable, quiet version of bubble wrap!
What I like about this Multiplication Pop It is that it gives older kids an excuse to use a fidget in a practical way and still get the sensory benefits from it.
Sensory play is so important for older kids and teens, but isn’t always as easy to accomplish for that age group. That’s why this math fidget gets my vote this year as one of my favourite things.
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