December 7, 2012

$50 NOVICA gift card giveaway!

Hanukkah starts this weekend! Christmas is in less than three weeks! Have you gotten all your gifts? Are your decorations up?


I did a little holiday decorating this past weekend. My tree may be small, but I can fit all the gifts I've already purchased snugly beneath it...



See? That's right. I've purchased zero gifts. I take procrastination to new heights. My problem is that I waffle back and forth between different items, trying to decide what my friend or family member would like more. If you also have this problem but are looking for something unique and hand-crafted, NOVICA is a site you need to peruse.


Plus, to make it even easier, they have a brand new Gift Finder, narrowing things down by things like price, occasion, or even personality. Is your sister an animal lover? Check. Does your father-in-law like adventure? Check. Does your boss fancy herself a trendsetter? Check.

Miniature rolling pin!

If you'd like to put yourself in the running for a $50 gift card for the amazing products featured at NOVICA, leave a comment below telling me how much of your holiday shopping you've completed. No, there are no bonus points if you're done, just my begrudging respect. For extra entries (be sure to leave a comment letting me know about your action!), follow me on Twitter and/or tweet about this giveaway. It's no Kitchen Aid mixer, but it's still a pretty nice gift, plus it's open to EVERYONE, regardless of where you live! Contest ends on Tuesday, December 11 and I'll notify the winner shortly thereafter. **Comments are now closed and the winner has been contacted!**

If you're curious, these cupcakes were made using the technique I described here. To get the frosting to look like that, I lined my pastry bag with streaks of different colors. Nifty, yeah?

43 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Cute cupcakes and Xmas tree decorations...

Cheers,

Rosa

sara's TASTY BUDS said...

lovely decorations , i had started my shopping from yesterday only.

kellyr78 said...

I have completed 90% of my holiday shopping.
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

I follow you on twitter(kellydpa)
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

dht04001 said...

i'm done with everyone except my brother, idk what to get him!
daniellex at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

There is really just one person I have left other than a few incidentals. The person that I am having the hardest time finding anything for is my husband.

Beth said...

I've done quite a bit of my shopping, but I'd happily finish it up on that website! Great giveaway.

A.Laine Elise said...

i am finished. yay!!
alaineelise at gmail dot com

A.Laine Elise said...

I follow via twitter @family74014
alaineelise at gmail dot com

Pam said...

I have nearly all of my x-mas shopping done... thank goodness!

Randi Lynne said...

Very little!

Anonymous said...


well i guess 100% since i have none to do due to no one to celebrate the season with.

fruitcrmble AT comcast DOT net

grace said...

that cannot be so! i sincerely hope that's not the case, but if it is, i insist that you buy yourself something tremendous instead!

katja9_10 said...

I only have 4 more people to buy for and then I am finished! Thanks for the giveaway!

katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

LizB said...

I'm almost done, but I haven't even started on my holiday cards!

Ashley said...

I've got about 40% of my shopping done.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Linda Owens said...

I have finished my shopping but only because I will be out of town until a couple of days before Christmas.
Linda

Anonymous said...

I'm done! Think it sets a record for me!

Valerie said...

I'm happy to say I've done all my shopping!

Barbara said...

Decorations? What decorations? :)
However, and I don't mean to brag, but I finished the gift-buying. Not wrapped, but done.

Carolyn Jung said...

At least you have your tree up. The weather has been so wet and wild that we've yet to venture out to buy ours. Hopefully, this weekend or else at this rate, we'll only have it up and decorated for two weeks before we have to take it down. Sigh.

Elin Woods said...

I have a few small things I feel I need to pick up to make everything complete, but for the most part, I'm done or as ready as I'm going to be.

Elin Woods said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Rondah S said...

I have all of mine finished

Rondah S said...

follow and tweeted
https://twitter.com/rjs682/status/277254110254862336

Guru Uru said...

Nice pics my friend and good luck to all entrants :)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Aww I love your little kitchen tree...it's so cute! I haven't started my holiday shopping yet. I'm such a slacker.

moonsword said...

Two down, only a dozen or so to go. {{{sigh}}} Many thanks!

My Kitchen Stories said...

Gorgeous cup cakes. I have just about got all my presents. Very organised this year

shannon9585 said...

I have about 5% of my shopping done... lol. Exactly one gift purchased.

Kate said...

if I'd answered this post first thing this morning, the answer would be none. I have now completed... one branch of the family's shopping. My brother? Taken care of. That's it. Yeah.

Akiko said...

I can't decide what to get for my mom this year. Other than that, I am done. Hope I win a giftcard to Novica - I am sure I can find something beautiful for her on there.

Ally said...

I still need to get something for my mom but other than that everything else is done or is being shipped. Gotta love online shopping! :)

Not Quite Nigella said...

I don't think that I'm in the running but I just wanted to say I like the colour effect! :D

debijackson said...

okay, I am not done debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Helene Peloquin said...

I like your cupcakes a lot. I am done with Holiday shopping, lot's of wine and gift certificates this year.

Terri said...

I'm almost done shopping. I have a couple more gifts to get for my children.

vklmarie78@gmail.com

Laura said...

Not as far as I should be, thanks to the influenza B and strep throat both! Maybe 3/4? 2/3?

For some reason comments have been disabled on the yummy savory crumble--so, uh, yum! :)

I wonder if this site could help me figure out what the $#%! to buy my sister?....

April was in CT now CA said...

All finished!

I Wilkerson said...

I have not done very much shopping yet. I have a teenager who has been saying, "nooooo, don't even try to pick out something good for me" and it's zapping my motivation. So if they carry coal I think I'm all set ;-) email is artofnaturalliving at live dot com

Diane said...

I'm done but need a few stocking suffers yet and going to get those tomorrow:)))
dwmarks33@comcast.net

adriannaandjoeysmommy said...

I have only started for my kids. No one else.

Adriannasmommy26@yahoo.com

Mandy B said...

I'm 95% done. I still need to get a few stocking stuffers and some scratch off lottery tickets. Now begins the wrapping!

2u3mommy at gmail dot com