Christmas Wish Basket Giveaway


Ho Ho Ho!

I’ve been secretly planning a “Christmas Wish Basket” giveaway behind your back!

That’s right…like a little redheaded elf at the North Pole.

I’m sneaky like that, you know.

Only, I’m not the only elf.

I have accomplices.

There are 18 of us total, and we are all giving away one “Christmas Wish Basket” each that we put together ourselves.

Just for you!

Check these out…

Christmas Wish Basket Giveaway (huge!!!)

1. Will Cook for Smiles // 2. I Should be Mopping the Floor // 3. The Gunny Sack // 4. Ginger Snap Crafts //

5. Mom on Timeout // 6. Wine & Glue // 7. Redhead Can Decorate // 8. Happiness is Homemade //

9. Capital B // 10. Bubbly Nature Creations // 11. A Family Feast // 12. Simply Gloria // 13. Dukes & Duchesses //

14. Frugal Foodie Mama // 15. This Gal Cooks // 16. Kleinworth & Co. // 17. 504 Main //18. Raising Memories //


I had so much fun putting my basket together.

I asked my Mom to go shopping with me and we found some cute little treasures all over town.

Most of you know by now that I love shopping at the thrift store.

You’ll notice a few of the gifts are in fact from my local thrift store.

I tried to keep it all leaning towards Christmas decor, with a side of cooking, and a splash of my heart :).

My Mom even donated the basket.

How sweet is that 🙂

Here’s mine(#7): Christmas Wish Basket

This is how it works:

(US mailing addresses only please)

Enter my giveaway below after you read the details of what is in my basket.

Then, visit the rest of my friends to see what is in their basket (links above).

Enter each giveaway for a chance to win that basket.

Then tell your friends!



———–’s  “Christmas Wish Basket” includes over $50 worth of goodies!

Philips 60 count Twinkling Led Multi Mini Lights

Christmas Lights

These lights are my absolute favorite Christmas tree lights.

I’ll tell you my secret for a tree that stands out.

For our tree, we use colored non blinking lights.

I’m not a fan of blinking lights, but I started scattering these “Twinkling” lights on our tree a couple years ago.

What a difference they make.

I usually put them on at the end after the tree has been filled with the other non blinking lights.

They add just the right amount of shimmer with out being flashy.

Here’s a pic, although you can’t get the full effect without seeing it in person:

16 Mini Modern Ornaments from Target

Free Ornaments

I’ve always loved disco balls.

There you go.

16 of them!

All for you if you win.

Silver Green Glass Star Candle Free Giveaway

While sifting through a table full of holiday decor at our local thrift store, this shined like a star.

I got it home, cleaned it up for you, and added a tea light.

Perfect for Christmas Eve.

2 Holiday  “Waffle Towel’s” Free Giveaway Towels

These jumped out at me at Target, and said, “Pick me!  Pick me!”

They remind me of tea towels.

You could use these in the kitchen or bath.

Beautiful English Plate  w/ Vintage Butter Ball Cookie Recipe Free Giveaway English Plate w Vintage Recipe

Isn’t this plate is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S.

Guess where I found her?

Yup…the thrift store.

Once again, shocked @ what I find there.

This plate (or one like it because I bought 2, one for me, & one for you)

is featured on my Grandfather’s “Butter Ball Cookie Recipe” post found “here“.

I knew his Butter Balls would look beautiful on it with the red & white.

Hey I have an idea…how about you make some Butter Balls and put them on this plate if you win 🙂

I’m including his recipe for you.

I wrote it out the old fashioned way.

Heart Cookie Cutters Free Giveaway Cookie Cutters

Speaking of cookies, I found some cute heart cookie cutters to add to your cookie cutter collection.

Oh, wait, you don’t have a cookie cutter collection?

If you win, this will be a great start.

I love the colors.

Tomato Pizza Cutter Free Giveaway Pizza Cutter

I would LOVE one of these.  I mean, is that cute, or what?

I should have gotten 2!

Every time you cut a pizza, you can think of  🙂

That would be at least once a week at my house.

“Santa Spoon Holder” Free Giveaway Santa Spoon Rest

Everyone needs one of these for all of the cooking that goes on around the holiday.

Even if you don’t cook, he’s still pretty cute.

“Burlap Snowflake Pillow” Free Giveaway Burlap Pillow

Love burlap.

I found this guy at Target and it would go perfect on your front porch,

or on your sofa.

“EOS Lip Balm” Free Giveaway Lip Balm

Have you seen the commercial where the lady bumps into the guy and then puts this on?

I was pretending to be her with my hubby when I first got one.

A must for stocking stuffers this year.

The mint is so yummy and refreshing.

I got my Mom one and she loves it too.

“Ball Jar Full of Love” Free Giveaway Ball Jar

I filled one of my favorite jars with some of my favorite mint M&M’s.

I wish I had some of those now.


So, now it’s time for you to enter.

Good luck, and please don’t forget to visit the other blog’s baskets.

They are all so beautiful and generously put together.

My winner will be notified by e-mail after Dec. 8th.

Good luck!

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51 Responses

  1. Carol Cole says:

    Great stuff. Would love to win!

  2. What a beautiful basket!! I just love that candle!!

  3. Heather says:

    Very Nice Julie, you did a great job!

  4. April says:

    Love it all especially the pillow!!

  5. Sheila Saph says:

    You are one gifted and talented lady :). Love all of your ideas and photos!

  6. Rosemary Stapleton says:

    I am a New Yorker, now in South Carolina. I am a redhead. I enjoy everything you do. TY

  7. Your basket looks great Julie, lot’s of great goodies – fingers crossed!!

  8. rosa parks says:

    I love your web site it is so helpful

  9. Connie C. says:

    What a fun basket! Thanks for hosting such a neato giveaway! 🙂

  10. Donna Phelps says:

    Your basket is wonderful. Your thrift store finds are always the best.

  11. Susan M. Morgan says:

    I bought dozens of the Target ornament tubes last year – love them.

  12. Sue Welsh says:

    Great stuff! Love the stuff from the thrift store, now who does not love to go digging there!!

  13. Kristi Bennett says:

    what a great giveaway. I’m off to check out all the baskets and blogs.

  14. I totally use the EOS lip balm, too!! It’s my FAVE!!

  15. Frankie Smith says:

    I would love to win this basket!

  16. Cheryl Kauffman says:

    Loveeee the heart cookie cutters!!!

  17. sue skoff says:

    hope I win

  18. Julie, I love what’s in your basket! Love how you put the lights around…very festive!

  19. Tammie Schamber says:

    I am a true redhead and I love gift baskets!!!!!!

  20. Charissa says:

    This is one of my favorite baskets!! I love the tea light candle holder!! Not to mention everything else. Thank you so much for this giveaway!! 🙂

  21. Sue Marano says:

    Love everything you do, would love to win your basket!!!

  22. I love that plate Julie!! I really need to start going to thrift stores, I think I am missing out! Thanks for the fun giveaway. 🙂

  23. Cory Ahern says:

    yay! i entered! going to go look at all the others now!

  24. Oh I love your basket, Julie! It’s perfect! 🙂

  25. Beverly says:

    I’ve loved that tea cup since you first showed it! Having it included with the other wonderful items makes one fantastic basket!!

  26. Kim Thomas says:

    I love that you got a couple of things at the thrift store!!! I do that too. When I looked at the goodies the jump out item was the silver cup. You are awesome, what a fun giveaway. All my mugs are mismatched as I get just the “neat” ones from the thriftstore.

  27. Laura says:

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  28. debbiedoos says:

    WOWZA! Merry Christmas is right. How awesome!

  29. Cherin says:

    The items in your basket are so thoughtful and I love that you got some from a thift shop. I love the idea of this giftbasket giveaway.

    Have a fabulous day

  30. Lori Morton says:

    Looooove all the Treasures you have put into your basket…glad I didn’t need to pick a favorite! lol

    I love th peruse the Thrift Stores too…can spend loooong time too! giggle

  31. Linda Montes says:

    Great giveaway. I love the plate….beautiful. And the silver green glass candle splendid.

  32. Judy Mathews says:

    I’m ga ga over spoon rests. Love the santa

  33. My girls have every EOS – I LOVE the mint too! It’s like eating a candy cane!

  34. Your tree is beautiful. I need to go buy new lights…maybe I will use your kids would love it…they think white is boring! Great basket – this is the funnest giveaway!

  35. Meri Ripley says:

    I LOVE your website, basket, and thrift store items. Thanks for your generous simplicity. 🙂

  36. Gloria McAllister-Roop says:

    I have had so much fun this afternoon browsing thru all these lovely blogs (at work) shhhhhh…..and I would be delighted to make your Grandaddy’s Butter Balls to share with my family!

    Gloria in Virginia

  37. Margaret Schindler says:

    thanks for the chance to win this lovely basket of goodies

  38. Donna E. says:

    I love the candle!

  39. Dean gibson says:

    Love Love the creative basket. Love everything in it. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  40. what a great giveaway.
    I LOVE the mint too! It’s like eating a candy cane!

  41. I’ll be trying the Pierogi Soup these winters. Seems really yummy!

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