Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Great Gift Idea #1-Coffee Cup Cozies *With A Giveaway!*


In looking for unique gift ideas, I was thinking of things I really like and things I would really like to receive as a gift. Well, if you know me, you know I LOVE coffee. I pretty much drink coffee all day long. In the morning when I take the boys to school, I like to take coffee with me and since Brian frequently takes the thermal mugs to work and doesn't bring them back, I've started using some "to go" cups we bought at GFS. Well, those little buggers will just about burn your palm off! It's not just those cups either...it's the ones from Tim Horton's when I run through the drive-thru there and I've heard it about other "to go" cups too. That got me thinking about coffee cup cozies! I've seen some really cute ones, but they usually have some bulky velcro or buttons or something and I don't want extra bulk to have to hold onto, that I'm also afraid could come undone and cause me to drop my whole cup of coffee. So, in my searches on Etsy (I love looking on there because they have the cutest darn stuff) I found the perfect cozy! No velcro, no buttons, cute fabrics, exactly what I'm looking for! Then, I noticed the seller was from Michigan and it turns out that she has in-laws in the same city I live in! How cool is that? Ok, so here comes the good stuff...

The shop is called Cafe Boulet and the creator of these cute little cozies (as well as some great totes and zippered pouches) is Michelle. We've been chatting back and forth and she is such a sweetheart, which makes me all the more excited to get the word out about her shop.

She gave a great gift idea that I am definitely going to use for the kids' teachers this year...give one of these cute coffee cup cozies along with a gift card to Tim Horton's, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, etc. and you have a great gift that any teacher would appreciate (even if they aren't a coffee drinker, anyone can appreciate some nice tea or hot chocolate in the cold winter months). Isn't that such a simple and great gift idea? Not to mention, inexpensive. Oh, and she offers free shipping anywhere in the U.S., so that's even better!

Well, Michelle was kind enough to send me a few cozies to keep for myself. I tried one out this morning and it's just perfect. Fits snugly and securely on the cup and keeps the skin on my palm protected from extreme scorching heat LOL. Not to mention, it's just plain cute. I decided I'll keep one cozy up in the cupboard where I keep my "to go" cups and the other in my purse so I have it handy no matter where I am.

Here's the best part!!!! Michelle has given me some cozies to give away to my readers, so 3 of you will have a chance to win a cozy of your own! How cool is that?


Anyone in the U.S. can enter until 11:59 P.M. on Monday, November 9th
I will then choose 3 winners, using random.org and will email them and announce them on the blog.

Here's how to enter (leave a separate comment for each entry)...

Mandatory entry - must be done for any other entries to count: Visit Cafe Boulet and take a look around. Leave a comment telling me your favorite cozy she has featured in her shop.

2nd entry - Follow my Blog

3rd entry - Tell me how you would use these cozies as a gift/who you might give them to.

Be sure to leave an email in your comment in this format: jane (at) yahoo (dot) com

Good luck! I'm so excited about my first giveaway and I hope you are too!

30 comments:

gahome2mom said...

I like the Coffee Cup Cozie in heart print. I love hearts! :)

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following on blogger/google

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gahome2mom said...

These would make great gifts for anyone that loves to drink hot beverages like coffee, tea or cocoa. You could create a special gift basket with a mug, (cozie), samples of coffee, tea or cocoa and a good book. :)

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Erin said...

I love the Eco Friendly RETRO PINK AND BROWN Cup COZY Reusable COFFEE COZY!

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Erin said...

I follow your blog!

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Erin said...

These would be wonderful gifts for people like my husband and myself whom enjoy going to coffee shops together :)

Jeni said...

This gal has such cute things! I love her tote bags...have to say the breast cancer cozy is so cool! fun post!!

Jeni said...

I do follow you, but I can't figure out how to get my photo up it always says it's too big!? lol

Jeni said...

Love the coffee cozy gift idea with g. card, maybe to Barnes and Noble for a teacher! fun stuff!!

Michelle said...

Hi Danielle! Thank you again for featuring my Cozy's on your blog! I hope your winners enjoy their gift! I'm really enjoying your blog & can't wait to see what item you'll be reviewing next! Thank You again & I'll be sure to post another comment again soon! :0)

Michelle said...

Oh!!! I almost forgot! Thank you to all of your readers who took the time to browse through my store. I really appreciate the wonderful comments! Thank you!

Kim - GlitzyEvents.com said...

The breast cancer awareness cozy is my fav!

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following your blog!

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lanky said...

I adore the green polka dot cozy!

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lanky said...

I became a follower!

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lanky said...

I would give a cozy to my mom in a hamper that included nice coffee and some dark chocolate etc. Yum.

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Kim said...

LOVE: Eco Friendly GREEN POLKA DOTS Cup COZY

Kim said...

follow u

Kim said...

this'd be for my gf

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

I like the cozy that is green with white polka dots!

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

following your blog as Shelly Henley

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

I would give a cozie to my mom as she moved to Montana is freezing her tail off. So, she is buying lots of hot beverages these days! Definitely needs a cozie joyfulgirlnaturalsatgmaildotcom

Clan Bell said...

This is so cool! I love the brown cozy with the pink dots...and the brown cozy with blue flowers...and the green with white dots...I love them all!

Clan Bell said...

I will use these cozies as my sister and best friend Christmas gifts along with nice local coffee shop coffees and teas, plus a box of my handmade red velvet cake truffles. Perfect!

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Michelle - CafeBoulet said...

Hi Danielle! Only one more day to go! I can't wait to see who wins! I've added new Cozy's to the list and have many more on the way!

I'm also going to be putting together a cozy with a matching bookmark for those who love to shop at Barnes & Noble! Another great Christmas Idea! And of course they will ship for free anywhere in the USA!

Good Luck to all who entered and I'm impatiently watching to see who will win!

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the CHRISTMAS , JINGLE BELLS, RED AND WHITE - Cup COZY
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Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower
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Jodi said...

I like the PINK AND BROWN PAISLEY

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Jodi said...

I follow your blog.

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Jodi said...

This would be a perfect accessory for a coffee lover gift basket. I have a few I need to buy for this year.

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