West Elm $50 Gift Card Giveaway and Holiday Gift Guide


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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.

West Elm logo

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.

Using Rafflecopter, enter to win the giveaway by completing the first three tasks and any optional ways you’d like to enter.

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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  1. I’ve been wanting a chunky tassel throw for a long time. Great giveaway! ://www.westelm.com/products/chunky-tassel-throw-r786/?cm_src=AutoRel

  2. I stumbled upon the Rose Gold Flatware set–LOVE Rose Gold jewelry, and I love how different this set is from most flatware most people have. Beautiful!

  3. I absolutely love the West Elm website—especially like the unique cutting boards !! I follow you every day on FB, I just do not comment vvery often but I like your posts A LOT !!

  4. That 746 Blue Phone is way too cool!! That mint green SMEG fridge, has my name all over it too! I couldn’t stop looking at all the pictures. What a great site! Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

  5. Well, I fell in love with the Owl Cookie Jar so I hunted up the other owls that West Elm carries. I’ll be getting myself a red owl mug (http://www.westelm.com/products/figurative-owl-mug-c426/?cm_src=E%3AQuickbuy&catalogId=33&lineid=1) before they are all gone and I’m wishing for a couple of the White Owl Mercury Glass Candy Ornaments (http://www.westelm.com/products/mercury-glass-owl-ornament-d1483/?cm_src=E%3APRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-&catalogId=33&lineid=2) and the Felt Penguin Ornaments and the Butterfly Clip Ornaments and, and, and…

  6. I love all the owl stuff! There kitchen stuff is pretty awesome. I’ve been wanting a better knife set and a cast iron grill pan. :)

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE West Elm’s arbor top table! Wow! It’s rustic with the right amount of warmth and charm…sometimes I think modern can be too cold, but this is just beautiful. It’s on sale, too. I may just have to buy it! :)


  9. I love the enamel cast iron pans and have always wanted a pizza stone. Hopefully I can get lucky and win some very nice things.

  10. I LOVE west elm!!! I already have the white pintuck duvet and shams and want to get the curtains

    and the shower curtain

    and this sink caddy

    and this set of dishes

    and at least a dozen more things! I actually started collecting blue patterned bowls because of ones I found at west elm!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  11. WOWW! This is too generous!

    I love the Pizza set: http://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-epicurean-pizza-utensils-d1356/?pkey=ccooks-tools&amp;

    Glass-Oven to Table Cookware Set : http://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-glass-oven-to-table-cookware-d524/?pkey=ccookware-cooking-pans&amp;

    Enamel Cast Iron 6 Piece Set:

    And this beautiful Duvet Cover “Sarah Campbell Organic Path Duvet Cover and Shams”

    And a ton of of other stuff too! What gorgeous products! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. I love West Elm, but have never bought anything there- the cutting board with the trash tray built in is GENIUS!

  13. My sister just moved into a new apartment and I’d love to get her the bamboo hand towels and some mixing bowls for Christmas! I love West Elm!

  14. I love slate for the kitchen and would likely use this as a serving tray for cheese rather than a placemat. We love cheese too.

  15. I am LOVING that owl cookie jar, but a few other things have caught my eye as well…

    This condiment set would be fun when having guests – or just fun for the kids any time :-) http://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-universal-expert-condiment-set-d1659/?pkey=ccooks-tools&cm_src=cooks-tools||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

    Also would love these oversized mugs for when the kids, hubby and I have our home made hot cocoa! http://www.westelm.com/products/crafted-oversized-mug-d230/?pkey=cdinnerware-glassware&cm_src=dinnerware-glassware||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

    And, you can never go wrong with good kitchen towels! http://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-center-border-kitchen-towels-d745/?pkey=ckitchen-linens&cm_src=kitchen-linens||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

  16. LOVE west elm. i am in the market for a new shower curtain and bathroom accessories. can’t wait to get some good stuff.

  17. These retro lights remind me of chemistry lab and grandma’s kitchen all in one! They would look fabulous in my breakfast nook.

  18. I love everything you’d featured in this post! Especially that owl cookie jar! I’m going through a phase and love everything with owls, lol.

  19. I love the Heritage Leather Reinforced Mason Bag in Leather. I’ve been looking for a sturdy, all-around tote and this looks like it will fit the bill! Plus, the navy color is delicious now that it’s fall.

    I also love the Bird’s Nest Tree Topper (http://www.westelm.com/products/birds-nest-tree-topper-d1495/?pkey=call-holiday-decor&amp;) and the Crystal Votive Holders (http://www.westelm.com/products/crystal-votive-holders-d1876/?pkey=call-holiday-decor&cm_src=Quickbuy). They’re both going on my holiday gift list!

  20. p://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-tala-icing-bag-set-d700/?pkey=ccooks-tools&cm_src=cooks-tools||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

  21. I love their ceramic animal speakers. Sadly I learned the hard way that one shouldn’t have them shipped to one’s door, because it arrived in a few more pieces than it should have had.

  22. I have been eyeing the gray and white stripped shower curtain forever. THAT is what I could buy if I won!!

  23. I have never been to West Elm, but I have always wanted to!! I LOVE the slate 3-tiered dessert stand you have pictured above!

  24. There are so many items here for entertaining. A delicious one is Gordy’s Pickles. They are out of this world any way you want to eat them, but they would look gorgeous inside the dip bowls.

  25. Love Love West Elm, the organic nature and the fabulous assortment of goodies to be found there is just lovely! Love that a lot of their products are from South Africa, it’s like you have travelled the world and brought home a piece of it for you to enjoy!
    My favorite piece is totally the slate and wood cake stand…love love love!!!
    Thanks for the opportunity xOxO

  26. This would be fun to win. I could get some cool stocking stuffers. Thanks for a chance to win. Love the textured dip bowls and so affordable.

  27. We make pizzas at home every week. The pizza stone at West Elm would give us delish crust! Looks like it’s the perfect size too.

  28. West Elm has SO MANY wonderful products to choose from, but I’d go with a cool cake stand and a new bed spread for a guest room: http://www.westelm.com/products/dbo-pomegranite-ceramic-cake-stand-d1856/?pkey=e%7Ccake%2Bstand%7C4%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C4&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-


  29. I’d never heard of West Elm until this summer when I accidentally stumbled into one of their Market stores and bought a coffee. I’ve been in love ever since!

    I moved into my first (teeny tiny) studio apartment this fall, and I really really wanted to furnish it from West Elm. I fell in love with their rugs, which I thought would really brighten and add some warmth my small space. Unfortunately, they won’t ship rugs to Canada (which is a bummer since there are stores here!) If I could, I’d put the Darby Wool Shag Rug at the end of my bed:


    Of course, I love love love their kitchenware too. But my place is so small that I barely have room for my kitchen necessities, so it’s just the basics for me.

  30. I love the potter’s workshop dinnerware set, and I think it’d be fun to mix and match different parts in three colors – maybe blue, sage, and green.

    I’m kind of overwhelmed by the huge variety that the website offers, because I’m not living in a permanent apartment so I have a hard time visualizing what looks good in a space that doesn’t exist yet.

  31. I love thhttp://www.westelm.com/products/safari-rug-r778/?pkey=crugs-flooring&cm_src=rugs-flooring||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-e Safari Wool Rug.

  32. As a college student with inherited, used cookware the Essential Stainless Steel Frying Pans look amazing. But that’s just being practically. If I was shopping for fun, m’amour is the Beehive Cake Stand. The design is simplistically beautiful.

  33. While I love a lot of things over at west elm….that cute hibachi ….the enamel cookware … I’m smitten with the bird dessert stands and textured dip bowls!!! Soooo cute!!!

  34. That “paddle” looks like something from my fraternity days. I lost in some move somewhere or another and I need it back. Paddles come in handy. GREG

  35. I’m really sorry if this posts twice. I tried using html and I don’t think it worked.

    I would love to try the nut butter, http://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-big-spoon-nut-butters-d833/?pkey=cspecialty-foods&cm_src=specialty-foods||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

    Then there is the maple syrup! http://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-crown-maple-syrup-d812/?pkey=cspecialty-foods&cm_src=specialty-foods||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

    I do need a new cutting board but I think I’m hinging more on an apron: http://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-cotton-apron-red-border-d462/?pkey=ckitchen-linens&cm_src=kitchen-linens||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-