Congrats to Chin-chin for putting together her own list of Rawkin' Gift Ideas! I am so thrilled she took the time to do this. My favorite item on her list is #10: Organic cotton aprons and towels ! I actually wanted to get some for myself - found some recently while I was at a raw foodist's store, but I didn't have enough cash on hand to buy it and the store owner didn't have a credit card machine.
Anyhoo, here is Chin-chin's winning entry, with everything intact. I just put in a few comments in pink.
Chin-chin, I will be in touch with you regarding the delivery. Just by being the first winner in my blog's first contest, you have an extra surprise waiting for you in addition to the prize items! Congrats!
Chin-chin's list of TOP 10 RAWKIN' GIFT IDEAS :)
1. Lock and Lock food containers and water jugs
-whether it's to store nuts and seeds in your pantry or fruits in the refrigerator or freezer, one can never have enough lock and lock food containers. Lock and Lock also has cool gift sets on sale this season.
Yes! I was at SM before Christmas and they have some Lock and Locks available at a 20% discount. I hope they still have them on sale!
2. Insulated food containers
-for your food and drinks to stay cool when you bring them to work, office, or even just a picnic
3. Raw food books
-there are many raw food books such as "Everyday Raw" by Matthew Kenney, "Superfoods" by David Wolfe, or "The Complete Book of Raw Food." Just double check that you don't give double.
I also like High Raw by Kevin Gianni (a free raw e-book available on his website), Living Cuisine: The Art and Spirit of Raw Food by Renee Loux Underkoffler, and 12 Steps to Raw by Victoria Boutenko.
4. Yoga class gift certificate
-because exercise keeps us healthy and happy
5. Goji berryor Goji berry juice
-instead of the cacao powder, make an extra effort to make it a little more special. Goji berry is a yummy superfood to use in desserts, smoothies or to just eat by itself.
I just bought a trail mix containing Goji berries! Haven't eaten them yet though.
6. Assorted seeds to plant and basic gardening tools
-A variety of seeds for your friend to start his or her own vegetable patch plus some simple gardening tools will serve like a vegetable/herb patch starter kit
7. Assorted toiletries from Human <3 Nature
-organic, local, and affordable... how could you go wrong? they also have organic cosmetics available.
I know some of their products aren't organic. Be sure to check their labeling. Some of their items are labeled "natural", and these are not necessarily organic. Gotta appreciate their candor though!
8. Adopt and name a tree after your friend
-when you plant or adopt a tree (there are projects like these such as in La Mesa Water Shed) you can name it. Name it after your raw friends and give them the certificate.
Ooh, please plant a fire tree! Please plant a fire tree!
9. A fruit basket -but not just an ordinary fruit basket! Make it themed! If you're giving a Christmas gift, make the fruits red and green. If for a birthday, fill the basket with fruits of their favorite color.
Great idea! Raw foodists might not appreciate apples from China. That calls for a separate blog post!
10. Organic cotton aprons and towels
-since raw foodists prepare most of their food, organic cotton aprons and towels for the kitchen will be very much appreciated. Even cotton shirts, too!
Yes, yes! Love it!
Happy New Year everyone! Stay tuned because there will be another contest real soon!