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!