I love West Elm. I’ve been shopping there for years, and most of home is furnished with their products.

My sofa, area rug, dining room table and leather chairs, bedroom set, desk and chair, lamps, and more is from West Elm. I wasn’t able to do it all at once, and it took me years to piece it all together, but the style and vibe just resonates with me and it was worth the wait.

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Recently I went shopping and picked up this Olive Wood Large Paddle Board, $31

It’ll be perfect for food photography because I love photographing food on wood surfaces, such as the wood underneath the board.

Olive Wood Large Paddle Board

The board’s intended use is for cheese.

I know when I have friends over and crack some wine and set out some cheese on it that it’ll get ooh’s and ahh’s because the surface is just so cool.

Olive Wood Large Paddle Board

I also picked up a set of Organic Pleated Edge Towels and Striped Tumblers. I’ve used West Elm towels in the past, but this set takes softness and plushness to a new level.

The cotton is super cozy and absorbent, and the size of the bath sheet is beyond generous. I bought the set for my daughter’s bathroom and she’s only 6, but the bath sheet would comfortably fit a 6’6″ man. It’s huge. If you need a supremely generously sized towel that’s wonderfully soft, this is the one.

Organic Pleated Edge Towels and Striped Tumblers

Love that it’s organic cotton and eco-friendly. West Elm has a Commitment to Green

Organic Pleated Edge Towels 

For the cook, chef, foodie, or anyone who spends time in the kitchen, here are my top 15 Holiday West Elm Gift Picks:

1. Schmidt Brothers 15-Piece Knife Set with Downtown Block, $159

Schmidt Brothers 15-Piece Knife Set with Downtown Block

2. Textured Dip Bowls, $3 bucks <– what a deal!

Textured Dip Bowls

3. 10-Piece Set of Greenpan® pots and pans, $249

10-Piece Set of Greenpan® pots and pans

4. Enamel Measuring Cups, $19

 Enamel Measuring Cups

5. Natural Stone Loaf Pan, $19.99

Natural Stone Loaf Pan

6. Owl Cookie Jar, $39

Owl Cookie Jar

7. Krups Coffee Maker, $149

Krups Coffee Maker

8. Storage Cutting Board, $103

 Storage Cutting Board

9. Smeg Full-Size Refrigerator, $1999 – An icon of Italian design, the 50’s style Smeg Refrigerator is retro cool on the outside, state-of-the-art on the inside. It comes in a pale pink shade that’s fabulous

Smeg Full-Size Refrigerator

10. Collector Wood Cook’s Tools, $9 – $16

Collector Wood Cook's Tools

11. Copper Measuring Spoons, $16

Copper Measuring Spoons

12. Beehive Cake Stand, $27

Beehive Cake Stand13. Gold Pie Serving Set, $31

Gold Pie Serving Set

14. Slate + Wood 3-Tier Dessert Tray, $55

Slate + Wood 3-Tier Dessert Tray

15. Bird Dessert Stands, $23- $47

Bird Dessert Stands

So that you can go on a West Elm shopping trip, I’m personally giving one winner a $50 West Elm Gift Card, paid for by yours truly. Giveaway is open to all.

Winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to reply, at which point another winner will be selected if winner does not reply.

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Using this link, it’s mandatory you visit West Elm, poke around their site, and leave at least 1 link in the comments section below of what you’d love to have from their store or something that catches your eye. Your link has to be something other than 15 items I mentioned. There’s a whole store of great things to choose from – be creative!

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