This Gal Cooks

Christmas Wish Basket Giveaway

This is a collective effort giveaway, each blogger on this list is bringing you something special. Eighteen amazing ladies put together a basket of things they would like to find under their own Christmas tree and they are giving it away to make your holiday a little happier!

Visit EACH one of the eighteen bloggers to see what is in their basket. Every blogger is hosting a giveaway on their site, for their basket. Enter each giveaway for a chance to win that basket. Who knows, may be you will win more than one!!



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 //


Who loves Starbucks? Let me just take a moment to raise my hand. Ok. I’m back to typing now. Anyways, I’m a bit of a Starbucksaholic. I only went there four times last week. Ha! And yesterday I went to one of my local coffee shops and got a latte there. And right now I’m drinking a knock off Caramel Macchiato that I made at home. We do have a fancy little Espresso machine but Starbucks is oh so convenient. So to share my love of Starbucks with you, I am giving away a snazzy little Starbucks Gift Basket along with a $10 Starbucks Giftcard.

gift basket2

What will you find in this basket?

  • 2 mugs
  • 2 packets of Tazo English Breakfast Tea
  • Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa
  • Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa
  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa
  • Wafers
  • Mini Biscotti
  • $10 giftcard

The nitty gritty legal stuff regarding my basket.

Due to shipping costs, my particular basket is only open to US residents within the contiguous United States. The basket isn’t going to look as pretty as it does in that photo when you receive it. But don’t worry, it’s just to ensure that your precious cargo doesn’t get damaged on it’s trip to your door. The mugs will be wrapped up and the other goodies will be snugly fit within the shipping box. Approximate value of the gift basket is $40.

All you have to do to for a chance to win this basket is submit entries via the rafflecopter below. I will check entries so be sure to only submit entries for tasks that you actually completed.

This giveaway runs from 12:01am EST December 2, 2013 through 11:59pm EST December 8, 2013. The winner of my basket will be contacted on December 9, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen and the same process will take place.

Good luck and be sure to stop by the other 17 blogs who are also hosting a giveaway. Who knows, you could win more than one prize!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

278 comments on “Christmas Wish Basket Giveaway”

  1. I like frappacinos, especially caramel fraps :)

    • I love anything & everything coffee, whether hot or cold or baked in or glazed with some!

  2. I love Starbucks, their old fashion donuts are so good. Also, I love the vanilla blonde roast coffee.

  3. My family are big Starbucks fans (we ought to own stock) and my girls love the Hot Chocolate and tea. I am a fan of everything. What a fantastic giveaway.

  4. I love a hot soy latte with a shot of raspberry syrup.

  5. What a great basket! Can’t beat Starbucks :)

  6. white peppermint mochas!

  7. This is a wonderful basket & I’d have to say the Dark Chocolate. I focus on my family and their gifts & forget myself. Thanks for your generosity.

  8. I love the Starbucks Refreshers!

  9. I love caramel lattes

  10. Frappuccino

  11. WaWa Cappacino

  12. I love a good ol’ cup of coffee! Obviously I like to keep it simple.

  13. This basket is truly made for me!! I love it so much, Julie!

  14. I don;t drink coffee, it would be for my husband, and he loves all coffee as long as it is HOT!

  15. I like lattes.

  16. Caramel macchiatos definitely.

  17. I enjoy starbucks blonde coffee

  18. Julie this is such a great giveaway! Thanks so much! Favorite type to drink is italian espresso!

  19. I love the seasonal caramel brulee lattes!

  20. I like A vanilla coffee cooler on a hot summer day and in the winter I love the flavoring of either Gingerbread or Eggnog in the coffee. latte.

  21. I like my coffee black, with just a little bit of skim milk.

  22. Carmel Macchiato! Love them!

  23. I love a good french roast!

  24. My favorite coffee drink is a local favorite: Blackberry Chocolate Mocha. When my husband gets the Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate, it is like a PB&J Coffee Date.

  25. Vanilla chai latte is my absolute favorite.

  26. I’m LDS so I don’t drink coffee, but I LOVE hot cocoa! All of the flavored options are amazing. I love raspberry hot cocoa, salted caramel hot cocoa, mint hot cocoa…. Mmm. I think I’m going to make myself a mug now!

  27. Chai Tea is one of my favorites. What a lot of great selections for your basket. Happy Holidays!

  28. Chai Tea Latte

  29. I love 1/2 caff (light, one sugar) every morning!

  30. Carmamel macchitto

  31. Cappuccino all the way!!

  32. Yum! Coffee!

  33. I LOOOVE me some egg nog vanilla lattes!

  34. An iced caramel latte with almond milk :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

  35. I love Cinnamon Dolce Lattes.

  36. An iced coffee with extra milk! All year long. :)

  37. Just a nice big latte please!

  38. Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte

  39. I don’t like chocolate is what I drink!

  40. My favorite was a chocolate almond overkill

  41. white peppermint mochas!

  42. Any kind of caramel frap is my favorite. Thanks for the chance.

  43. My favorite isn’t TECHNICALLY a coffee drink, but I love the tea lattes, like chai or earl grey with a shot of espresso added.

  44. Great giveaway! Love Starbucks!

  45. Pingback: Christmas Wish Basket Giveaway

  46. Julie, I love everything you have in your basket! Especially those mugs…very classy!

  47. White mochas! Yum.

  48. Raspberry white chocolate mocha <3

  49. This time of the year I’m all about vanilla eggnog lattes

  50. I’m a Vanilla Latte girl in cold months, and an Iced coffee with vanilla girl in warmer months

  51. So funny! I always confuse people because I hate coffee but love Starbucks! All that cocoa you put in your basket is exactly what I go there for!

  52. I love a white chocolate mocha

  53. I love peppermint mochas…and of course pumpkins spice lattes!

  54. Beautiful basket Julie! I could go for some hot chocolate right now :)

  55. Good Luck everyone! :) Nothing like some sweet warm drinks to cuddle with on cold wintery nights :)

  56. My favorite is strong, black coffee but I love an occasional nonfat latte or a peppermint mocha!

  57. I’m not a huge coffee fan but my mom is. I’m more of a tea gal :)

  58. I typically drive Green Mountain Coffee out of Vermont!! Yum.

  59. Favorite coffee drink is a latte, whether it be pumpkin spice, eggnog. vanilla chai, or any other latte, it is delicious in any flavor!! What’s better is how easy it is to make my own at home!!

    • We have a fancy espresso machine at home. I love using it but I need to improve my technique! Sometimes my espresso tastes burnt because the boilers get too hot! Good luck and thanks for stopping by and entering! :)

  60. What did we do before Starbucks?

  61. yum…chai…yummy!

  62. I don’t like coffee, but I love salted caramel hot chocolate :)

  63. I’m a big hot cocoa fan and tea. Love those big mugs. :-) Ho Ho Ho

  64. I thought I didn’t like drinking coffee (love it in desserts though!) until I recently discovered Salted Caramel Mocha Lattes at Starbucks. Delish. Thanks for the fun giveaway. Have you entered for the $50 Whole Foods giftcard I am giving away this week? Would love for you to!

    • You know, I used to dislike coffee as well! When I met my boyfriend, being the avid coffee drinker that he is, he had me try a few of his drinks from Starbucks. I soon became hooked and have been ever since! Thanks for the heads up on your giveaway, Holly! I’ll be sure to stop by.

      Good luck!

  65. hazelnut

  66. I love chai lattes!

  67. I love the Starbucks Veranda blend!

  68. We like to brew World Markets cafe mocha

  69. My favorite coffee is kind of split between a roach coach light and sweet coffee from NYC and a caramel nog from Dutch Bros. in Oregon

  70. turtle mocha :)

  71. Sumatra!

  72. im not a fan of coffee….but i do love the hot vanilla drink at starbucks, that i just learned to make at home

  73. Coffee, Coffee, Coffee! Love it!

  74. My favorite is an americano, tastier than a regular coffee and lots of caffeine haha

  75. the kinds without coffee :/

    i am a HUGE hot chocolate fan though!

  76. I love iced coffee!

  77. don’t hate me – I don’t like coffee!! I am a spearmint tea lover! Thanks for the chance on your awesome basket!

  78. I don’t Coffee but I like postum and hot cocoa

  79. I love anything with caramel!

  80. I don’t do coffee but I love Starbucks dark hot cocoa!

  81. Good Afternoon. My favorite coffee is Seattle’s Best Medium Blend. Thanks. Vicki.

  82. I love a nice cafe mocha with lots of whipped cream!

  83. My Starbucks knows my order by heart now… LOL It’s a Trente Ice Coffee with Mocha Syrup, Classic Syrup, and cream. Every single day it’s the same thing. :)

  84. My favorite coffee drink is a cafe mocha from Starbucks. It is yummy and it gets me super energized!

  85. I love chai but during the holidays I switch over to the peppermint mocha…yummy!!!

  86. My favorite coffee is Amaretto Decaf — I have been drinking this flavor for years! Merry Christmas, Julie!

  87. My ultimate is black roasted coffee~plain with no additions. Second would be International Coffee Suisse Mocha.

  88. I love a good cappuccino!

  89. I love any kind of coffee creation!

  90. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I’m super excited about the hot cocoa in the basket!

  91. I am more of a hot choclate drinker – love it with caramel!

  92. Just hot cocoa for me

  93. vanilla latte!

  94. i love americano :) they are the best. thank you.

  95. Engish toffee coffee from mountain chocolate factory has a good flavor but I really like any coffee as long as it is hot!

  96. Anything hot…with whipped cream!

  97. I love iced mochas the most.

  98. I love Starbucks hot chocolate – so rich and delicious!

  99. Simple Vanilla Latte :)

  100. I don’t drink coffee, but I love Hot Chocolate! Yummo!! Peppermint Hot Chocolate!

  101. I know, I’m weird – but I don’t like coffee (love the scent, can’t stand the taste). I would win this for my roommate – she LOVES Starbucks!

    I do love tea though… Vanilla Chai.

  102. Iced mocha coffee

  103. I love just coffee in general. Usually with a little milk and sugar.

  104. I love a good cup of coffee.

  105. I love Caramel Mocha’s with whipped cream on top!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  106. Regular black coffee with vanilla creamer and no sugar!

  107. double chocolate mocha!!

  108. Lattes! I love pumpkin spice in the fall, and peppermint mocha in the winter. :)

  109. I love mochas.

  110. I love most blended coffee drinks (especially with caramel). Iced drinks just aren’t the same.

  111. i love anything peppermint flavoured! c:

  112. I like soy latte

  113. I like coffee in any form, but I have a particular weakness for iced mochas!

  114. Salted Caramel Mocha Frap!!

  115. Sugar free Mocha!

  116. Vanilla is my favorite.

  117. Chai, yum!

  118. I am not a coffee drinker, but love tea!

  119. Love a Venti Soy Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot!

  120. I love a good Mocha.

  121. Don’t hate me, but I don’t like coffee. I do like the Strawberries and Cream drink at Starbucks though. My daughters and sister love Starbucks, but if I won this, I would split it up between them.

  122. Just simple hot cocoa for me!

  123. Decaf Hazelnut

  124. Coffee is my favorite drink, hot or cold

  125. Super cute basket, my kids love the hot chocolate!

  126. I love herbal tea, chai tea, and coffee – cream, no sugar.

  127. Chai Tea Latte….I know it isn’t coffee, but it is one of my favorites. But any coffee with cream I enjoy.

  128. I pretty much LOVE every kind of latte from Starbucks, but my absolute favorite is the Gingerbread Latte!! Oh my goodness, it is so good and I wait all year for it!!

  129. Mocha is good!

  130. hope I win

  131. To be honest I love all coffee. I’m a “coffeeaholic.” If it has coffee, I’ll love it. I guess you get the point. I actually really love frappes and have become a HUGE fan of Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Latte in frappe form and I’ve always been a lover of their seasonal drinks! Pumpkin Spice is heaven and I started having the gingerbread latte since they added a Starbucks to the grocery store behind our house. I also love coffee ice cream and Starbucks brand of coffee ice creams you find at the grocery stores are pure heaven!

  132. My favorite type of coffee drink is a flavored coffee with a splash of cream.

  133. My local coffee place makes a hazelnut iced coffee that is to die for, but unfortunately my attempts to recreate it at home have not been successful.

  134. I love coffee all year long everyday. My favorite are the breakfast blends for daily consumption.

  135. Espresso

  136. I love a good vanilla light roast coffee with sugar and half and half :)

  137. I don’t really like coffee, but I LOVE mint hot chocolate!

  138. Peppermint Mochas are my favorite!! Starbucks is my home away from home, so your basket is perfect Julie!! ;)

  139. Venti Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot. YUM!!!

  140. plain black coffee.

  141. My favorite coffee drink is Starbucks vanilla latte :)

  142. I would have to say my most favorite coffee drink is Irish Coffee :)

  143. I like cappuccino

  144. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my favorite!!! :) Great gift basket Julie!! :)

  145. I need all the coffee help I can get! I need to get up early and blog!

  146. I don’t like coffee. I prefer hot chocolate.

  147. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I LOVE Caramel Apple Cider from Starbucks. I haven’t tried their hot cocoa yet.

  148. Favorite EVER is an Iced, non-fat, no whip, white chocolate mocha. YUM!

  149. What an awesome basket.

  150. Salted caramel anything, definitely!

  151. I always get a caramel macchiato from Starbucks :)

  152. I am a Starbucks junkie and gold member!! So it is very hard to pick my favorite coffee drink but sicne we are in the holiday season, my favorite is peppermint mocha!!

  153. Black Coffee

  154. I absolutely love Starbuck’s Salted Caramel Mocha, but pretty much love anything from Starbucks!!! :)

  155. I like my coffee hot, strong and black…. usually we go with a darker bean.

  156. My favorite drink is regular Maxwell House coffee. Every once in a while I’ll drink Egg Nog but I’m still a die hard coffee lover.

  157. Non-fat hazelnut latte.

  158. Mocha Frapp….delicious!!!!

  159. Anything vanilla makes me happy!

  160. Iced coffee! Thanks for the giveaway.

  161. Medium roast chocolate coffee brewed with dried orange zest. You have the wonderful aroma of dark chocolate and orange without the calories.

  162. Mocha with lots of whipped cream!

  163. I love Starbucks! Any latte is my fave :-)

  164. A peppermint mocha!!!!

  165. Caramel latte!

  166. any type of latte

  167. I love a nice hot mocha or peppermint mocha!

  168. The Peppermint Mocha is my favorite. When that is not available I do anything that has caffeine!!!

  169. I love any type of flavored coffee.

  170. I love an espresso with a lemon twist!

  171. I am a tea woman, but I use coffee when I get a migraine headache. It works better than most medicine. When I do drink it, I like cream and sugar. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  172. Can’t live without coffee. Lovely basket.

  173. I love white mochas!

  174. I actually don’t drink coffee, but LOVE hot chocolate. Peppermint is my fav!

  175. I like coffee with cream & sugar best!

  176. I love cappacino!

  177. Anything but Mocha!! I love coffee!!

  178. Anything seasonal!! Pumpkin spice latte for now!!

  179. I love a cup of very strong regular flavor coffee with real cream and sugar!

  180. Hot spiced chai is my favorite thing ever!

  181. I am a simple coffee girl. Dark roast with 2 splendas on most day. But if I get a coffee at Starbucks, I get a skinny latte with 2 splendas. :-)

  182. Regular coffee with cream! :) Thanks!

  183. Cappacino!!

  184. I love lattes! :)

  185. I do not drink coffee, but I love mint hot chocolate!

  186. I love white chocolate raspberry… hot or cold, yum!

  187. I love lattes! Especially caramel and vanilla

  188. Start my day, every day with Starbucks Breakfast Blend and we love it

  189. Starbucks is a rare treat for me–what a lovely basket! I like to get the Cinnamon Dolce latte when I go. :)

  190. Mochas for sure!!

  191. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I love me some good hot chocolate. We like peanut butter cup or mint around here! :)

  192. Right now it is a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha!

  193. My favorite is a white chocolate mocha frappucino.

  194. a grande PSL light with whip

  195. Salted Carmel Frap all the way!

  196. Peppermint mocha! One word…. YUM! Thanks for making such a great basket!

  197. French vanilla Thank you for the giveaway

  198. I like my coffee hot with french vanilla creamer.

  199. Right now I’m digging the vanilla lattes.

  200. french vanilla or hazelnut is yummy!

  201. White Chocolate Iced Coffee!!

  202. My favorite is a mocha from Peet’s.

  203. I’m a mocha girl!

  204. I love coffee; irish creme is my favorite flavor

  205. I’m not a coffee fan, but I LOVE chai latte :)

  206. This is the perfect basket!

  207. caramel latte’s

  208. Skinny peppermint mocha!

  209. Tim Hortons mocha iced Capp.

  210. Whenever I go to Starbucks, I usually get iced coffees or Lattes!! :)

  211. Coffee is my favorite beverage, hot or cold

  212. Frappucino

  213. I like Peppermint Moha
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  214. I love plain old black coffee with steamed milk! :)

  215. Love coffee any time of year, but especially during the late night holidays.

  216. I don’t drink coffee but I do love hot chocolate!!

  217. I’m not a coffee fan, but give me a good cup of strong black tea!

  218. Anything peppermint!

  219. pumpkin spice latte

  220. I haven’t found any coffee drink that I like yet, but my husband lives off the stuff!

  221. I love the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks!

  222. no coffee for this girl, but i love gas station cappuccinos

  223. I love cappucinos!

  224. I cannot LIVE without my coffee!!!!

  225. I love their vanilla scones – yum

  226. I love a good Costa Rican with just a bit of sugar.

  227. You can’t go wrong with a nice flavored latte or an americano BUT I love the peppermint mochas!

  228. Caramel Vanilla with Vanilla Creamer and topped off with whipped cream.

  229. Peppermint Mocha! Yum!

  230. I don’t drink coffee but I do enjoy Hot Chocolate.

  231. I don’t drink coffee, but I love peppermint steamers.

  232. My favorite coffee drink is Iced Mocha extra chocolate syrup!

  233. I love a good, hot cup of plain black coffee! If I want to feel fancy, I go for an Americano.

  234. right now pumpkin spice lattes

  235. not really into coffee – but loooove tea and hot chocolate

  236. I love Peppermint Mochas!!

  237. I just like a dark strong brew.

    I Create Purty Thangs

  238. My favorite coffee drink is a caramel mocha or a french vanilla.

  239. My favorite coffee drink is an Iced Vanilla Americano with Breve and Whip! Yum!

  240. I love Dunkin Donuts Peppermint Coffee!!!!
    But, I will drink most anything, as long as there is sugar and flavored coffee creamer

  241. LOVE Peppermint Lattes…thanks for the great basket giveaway!!

  242. My fav coffee drink when I go to starbucks is a chocolate raspberry mocha frap w/ a triple shot of espresso.

  243. How can you not love coffee!

  244. From Starbucks, I love a pumpkin spice latte.

  245. I am not really a coffe drinker, but I love to treat myself to a London Fog (Early Grey Latter) at Starbuck’s. My other favorite treats are a salted caramel hot chocolate and caramel apple spice.

  246. Dirty Chai Latte!!

  247. I love caramel macchiatos but this time of year I indulge in some peppermint mochas too!

  248. I love Mocha Lattes. Right now I love the Salted Caramel Mocha Frap from Starbucks.

  249. My kids and I love their hot chocolate!

  250. My favorite is the Americano!

  251. an iced latte

  252. I split my hot beverage time between Chai, Mochas, and Lattas….

  253. I love the mocha frappuccino!

  254. I a tea drinker, but my daughter loves lattes

  255. Iced coffee

  256. Hot chocolate is really my favorite

  257. anything french vanilla

  258. i love a good soy latte

  259. My go-to at Starbies is a nonfat vanila latte

  260. I love anything with Chocolate in it. Total addict for Java Chip Frappucinos!

  261. iced vanilla latte!

  262. I Love Chocolate Mocha. Thank You a Chance At Your Basket.

  263. I love French roast coffee.

  264. I love frappucinos or mochas

  265. Caramel frap