This post about gift ideas for foodies has been brought to you by the brands featured. All opinions are my own. 

gifts for foodies

Core Bamboo – boards and bowls!

Core Bamboo Collage

Give the gift of a healthier kitchen and home with the beautiful and purposeful bamboo products from Core Bamboo. Their products are made with 100% organically grown bamboo, and made with food safe water based adhesives, finished with top grade natural oils. Now that’s something I’ll eat off of!

We’ve been enjoying bowlfuls of fresh salads in our Core Bamboo flare bowl. Made from thick and sturdy bamboo, the weight and richness of this piece is a statement even without food in it!

And food prep? I’m tempted to replace all my cutting boards with Core Bamboo after having the Pro Chef Lotus Chop Block on my counter this past month. This large and heavy duty board gives me room to prep all sorts of veggies for big family meals.

Core Bamboo carries a variety of cutting boards, bowls, trays, utensils and home decor!

Available at Core Bamboo.

Nielsen-Massey – vanillas and extracts

Nielsen Massey Collage

I love to bake. And I know from experience that the best ingredients make the best baked goods and treats. Giving gourmet ingredients to the foodies in your life will be appreciated, I think!

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas have been in my baking cupboard for years and lend their sweet flavors to all my cookies and goodies! Now they also carry coffee and chocolate extracts, real vanilla beans (delightful for flavoring and adding that speckled vanilla look!).

I’ve also been using their Vanilla Sugar in my coffee. MMmm…

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas are available at all fine food and kitchen retailers, and on Amazon.com (affiliate link)

Cake Boss Baking – novelty bakeware and cake kits

Cake Boss Baking Collage

If you know a baking genius, I bet they’d love an update to their bakeware! Cake Boss Baking (you know, the Italian guy who makes the awesome cakes on that show? Yes, he has his own bakeware line!) has hundreds of lovely giftable items to pick from.

How about a set of novelty bakeware – for molding cakes into stars, flowers, and more. Heavy duty carbon steel with a nonstick surface and rolled edges. The cakes I made released perfectly with crisp edges to their shapes.

Try the Covered Cookie Pan – perfect to bake-and-take your cookies to the next party. Preserve freshness (and keep those hungry hands at bay).

Or a Cake Kit to decorate festive holiday cakes or birthday treats. The Winter Cake Kit comes with five stainless steel cutters, stainless steel frosting/decorating tips and piping bags. You’ll feel like a pro decorator! Give the kit OR make a cake and give the cake!

Find a range of gifts at reasonable prices at Cake Boss Baking.

Bees Wrap – reusable food storage

Bees Wrap Collage

A fresh way to go natural in your kitchen. Use Bee’s Wrap beeswax wraps for food storage and remove another plastic item from your life! These wraps are made with organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin (and they have a pleasant slightly sweet scent!).

The beeswax and oil have antibacterial properties that help keep food fresh. By holding the Bee’s Wrap in your hands, you soften the material (which is a little stiff upon opening). Then you can wrap the material around a block of cheese or over a bowl. The wrap will stiffen up again in the fridge.

Use the wraps over and over – just clean with cool water and mild soap, air dry, and you’re ready to reuse!

It’s old-fashioned, but it really feels so modern! What a unique gift for a foodie, right?

Set of 3 Bee’s Wrap for $18.00 at Bee’s Wrap!

Check out more gift ideas for foodies from previous posts!

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Thanks to Core Bamboo, Bee’s Wraps, Nielsen-Massey, and Cake Boss Baking for sending products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

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  • Paol Trenny November 26, 2013, 11:02 pm

    I received the Larry and David year subscription of fruit from a friend

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  • Paol Trenny November 26, 2013, 11:02 pm

    I received the Larry and David year subscription of fruit from a friend

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  • Laurie Emerson November 26, 2013, 10:04 pm

    The best foodie related gift I ever received was my mixer that my husband gave me last year. Ever since we were married I have always used a hand mixer but dreamed of owning a stand up one. He gave me one in pink to honor my mom who had breast cancer. I use it all the time!

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  • Laurie Emerson November 26, 2013, 10:04 pm

    The best foodie related gift I ever received was my mixer that my husband gave me last year. Ever since we were married I have always used a hand mixer but dreamed of owning a stand up one. He gave me one in pink to honor my mom who had breast cancer. I use it all the time!

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  • Alicia November 26, 2013, 10:01 pm

    The best foodie gift I ever got was a veggie steamer. I am really excited about the bamboo block.

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  • Alicia November 26, 2013, 10:01 pm

    The best foodie gift I ever got was a veggie steamer. I am really excited about the bamboo block.

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  • Pamela j November 26, 2013, 9:33 pm

    The chop block is something that every cook needs. I’ve given microwaves to my children for xmas.

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  • Pamela j November 26, 2013, 9:33 pm

    The chop block is something that every cook needs. I’ve given microwaves to my children for xmas.

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  • Ellen Anderson November 26, 2013, 9:22 pm

    I’d love the Bees Wrap! I think the best foodie gift I’ve received is my Cuisinart wok! I love it!

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  • Ellen Anderson November 26, 2013, 9:22 pm

    I’d love the Bees Wrap! I think the best foodie gift I’ve received is my Cuisinart wok! I love it!

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  • Vikki Billings November 26, 2013, 9:15 pm

    I got a food processor last year for Christmas and I could not live without it!

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  • Vikki Billings November 26, 2013, 9:15 pm

    I got a food processor last year for Christmas and I could not live without it!

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  • rose paden November 26, 2013, 9:08 pm

    I’m really excited about the vanilla! The best food gift I ever got was my popcorn machine, I love popcorn!

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  • rose paden November 26, 2013, 9:08 pm

    I’m really excited about the vanilla! The best food gift I ever got was my popcorn machine, I love popcorn!

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  • RICHARD HICKS November 26, 2013, 8:35 pm

    I am excited about the core bamboo cutting board

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  • RICHARD HICKS November 26, 2013, 8:35 pm

    I am excited about the core bamboo cutting board

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  • Laurie Nykaza November 26, 2013, 6:06 pm

    My friend sent us food cooked and ready to eat by a company that does it for holidays.It was an amazing feast turkey and all the fixings.

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  • Laurie Nykaza November 26, 2013, 6:06 pm

    My friend sent us food cooked and ready to eat by a company that does it for holidays.It was an amazing feast turkey and all the fixings.

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  • Laurie Nykaza November 26, 2013, 6:04 pm

    The bamboo chop block is amazing and I would love it my son had celiac’s disease and we have to make sure he uses items in the kitchen only for his food as to not cross contaminate them with Gluten.

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  • Laurie Nykaza November 26, 2013, 6:04 pm

    The bamboo chop block is amazing and I would love it my son had celiac’s disease and we have to make sure he uses items in the kitchen only for his food as to not cross contaminate them with Gluten.

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  • Angela Cash November 26, 2013, 6:03 pm

    I would love to have the Core Bamboo Chop Block for myself. My mom does a lot of baking during the holidays. The Nielsen-Massey vanillas and extracts would be the perfect gift for her. The best foodie gift I ever received was when my grandmother gave me several pieces of her cast iron cookware.

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  • Angela Cash November 26, 2013, 6:03 pm

    I would love to have the Core Bamboo Chop Block for myself. My mom does a lot of baking during the holidays. The Nielsen-Massey vanillas and extracts would be the perfect gift for her. The best foodie gift I ever received was when my grandmother gave me several pieces of her cast iron cookware.

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  • Chris Noe November 26, 2013, 4:44 pm

    The vanilla is exciting to me. Good quality makes a big difference.

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  • Chris Noe November 26, 2013, 4:44 pm

    The vanilla is exciting to me. Good quality makes a big difference.

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  • Colleen P November 26, 2013, 2:21 pm

    I like the Nielsen-Massey vanillas and extracts since most everyone can use them and they are a special treat. My favorite gift has been local honey.

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  • Colleen P November 26, 2013, 2:21 pm

    I like the Nielsen-Massey vanillas and extracts since most everyone can use them and they are a special treat. My favorite gift has been local honey.

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  • Tom Lester November 26, 2013, 2:19 pm

    Most exciting gift is one that comes from the heart.

    Best foodie gift is any kind of chocolate

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  • Tom Lester November 26, 2013, 2:19 pm

    Most exciting gift is one that comes from the heart.

    Best foodie gift is any kind of chocolate

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  • Vicki Chrzanowski November 25, 2013, 10:41 pm

    I love giving personalized gift…this year I am giving bamboo cutting boards…last year was cookie jars

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  • Vicki Chrzanowski November 25, 2013, 10:41 pm

    I love giving personalized gift…this year I am giving bamboo cutting boards…last year was cookie jars

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  • Gianna November 25, 2013, 6:26 pm

    A kitchenaid stand mixer. I’ve had it for over 20 years and I use all the time.

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  • Gianna November 25, 2013, 6:26 pm

    A kitchenaid stand mixer. I’ve had it for over 20 years and I use all the time.

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  • David Smith November 25, 2013, 12:58 pm

    I really like the bamboo cutting block. I never have received any kitchen stuff as a present, but I inherited my mom’s Kitchenaid K5A stand mixer and I really love it. I’ve bought a ton of attachments for it and my fiance’ uses it all the time now too.

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  • David Smith November 25, 2013, 12:58 pm

    I really like the bamboo cutting block. I never have received any kitchen stuff as a present, but I inherited my mom’s Kitchenaid K5A stand mixer and I really love it. I’ve bought a ton of attachments for it and my fiance’ uses it all the time now too.

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  • Daraya November 23, 2013, 1:05 pm

    I’m excited for the Core Bamboo Chop Block – I’ve always wanted a bamboo cutting board! 🙂

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  • Daraya November 23, 2013, 1:05 pm

    I’m excited for the Core Bamboo Chop Block – I’ve always wanted a bamboo cutting board! 🙂

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  • Jennifer Rogers November 23, 2013, 3:59 am

    I love the cutting board! I received a buffet warmer and it is fantastic when cooking at the holidays!

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  • Jennifer Rogers November 23, 2013, 3:59 am

    I love the cutting board! I received a buffet warmer and it is fantastic when cooking at the holidays!

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  • casey r November 22, 2013, 8:49 pm

    i love the core bamboo! my bamboo cutting boards and utensils are my favorite items.

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  • casey r November 22, 2013, 8:49 pm

    i love the core bamboo! my bamboo cutting boards and utensils are my favorite items.

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  • Keara B. November 22, 2013, 5:45 pm

    I just love the look of the Bamboo bowl and chop block! My future sister-in-law is quite the foodie and these would be wonderful gifts for her wedding shower. The Bees Wrap looks amazing too… I try hard to buy reusable products, and this is the first time I’ve seen a product like this!

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  • Keara B. November 22, 2013, 5:45 pm

    I just love the look of the Bamboo bowl and chop block! My future sister-in-law is quite the foodie and these would be wonderful gifts for her wedding shower. The Bees Wrap looks amazing too… I try hard to buy reusable products, and this is the first time I’ve seen a product like this!

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  • Anne perry November 22, 2013, 1:21 am

    I love to get and give Conscious Boxes.

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  • Anne perry November 22, 2013, 1:21 am

    I love to get and give Conscious Boxes.

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  • Sharon b. November 21, 2013, 12:03 pm

    I got a double Dutch oven from pampered chef. I love that thing. Best gift ever

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  • Sharon b. November 21, 2013, 12:03 pm

    I got a double Dutch oven from pampered chef. I love that thing. Best gift ever

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  • Tara L November 21, 2013, 2:11 am

    I would love this Crushed Bamboo Mortar & Pestle my mom loves making gauc and this would be perfect to get

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  • Tara L November 21, 2013, 2:11 am

    I would love this Crushed Bamboo Mortar & Pestle my mom loves making gauc and this would be perfect to get

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  • Laura @ Frugal Follies November 20, 2013, 10:51 pm

    The novelty bakeware sounds like a fun gift! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  • Laura @ Frugal Follies November 20, 2013, 10:51 pm

    The novelty bakeware sounds like a fun gift! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  • Allie November 20, 2013, 10:40 pm

    I would like the bakeware

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  • Allie November 20, 2013, 10:40 pm

    I would like the bakeware

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  • Pamela Gurganus November 20, 2013, 8:33 pm

    The gift idea that is most exciting to me is giving a gift of homemade food because that’s the best foodie-related gift I’ve ever gotten. Homemade cookies and candies made with love!

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  • Pamela Gurganus November 20, 2013, 8:33 pm

    The gift idea that is most exciting to me is giving a gift of homemade food because that’s the best foodie-related gift I’ve ever gotten. Homemade cookies and candies made with love!

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  • Robin Wilson November 20, 2013, 12:55 pm

    The best food related gift I’ve ever gotten was a bottle of win that my grandfather bought the year I was born and gave to me on my 21st birthday. A BV Cabernet Sav. Awesome!

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  • Robin Wilson November 20, 2013, 12:55 pm

    The best food related gift I’ve ever gotten was a bottle of win that my grandfather bought the year I was born and gave to me on my 21st birthday. A BV Cabernet Sav. Awesome!

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  • MaryAnn Casey November 20, 2013, 10:04 am

    I’ve never received foodie gifts but I like to go to Amazon’s grocery section and look for unusual food ideas. For instance, my husband loves the flavor strawberry and I found strawberry kitkats. He loved that gift.

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  • MaryAnn Casey November 20, 2013, 10:04 am

    I’ve never received foodie gifts but I like to go to Amazon’s grocery section and look for unusual food ideas. For instance, my husband loves the flavor strawberry and I found strawberry kitkats. He loved that gift.

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  • Christine M November 19, 2013, 9:55 am

    I am really intrigued by the Bees wrap. too cool.

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  • Christine M November 19, 2013, 9:55 am

    I am really intrigued by the Bees wrap. too cool.

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  • Cassandra Eastman November 18, 2013, 1:49 pm

    I’m most excited about the Core Bamboo Boards and Bowls, I saw them at TJ Maxx and they look amazing! The best foodie gift i’ve gotten was a mixer!

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  • Cassandra Eastman November 18, 2013, 1:49 pm

    I’m most excited about the Core Bamboo Boards and Bowls, I saw them at TJ Maxx and they look amazing! The best foodie gift i’ve gotten was a mixer!

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  • Jess A November 17, 2013, 11:29 am

    This package is amazing! I would love to win the Core Bamboo cutting board and bowl! How cool!

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  • Jess A November 17, 2013, 11:29 am

    This package is amazing! I would love to win the Core Bamboo cutting board and bowl! How cool!

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  • Jennifer (R.) A. November 16, 2013, 9:43 am

    The most exciting prize out of the giveaway package is the “Bees Wrap” and the “Bamboo Core Chop Block”. I have just gotten into cooking, and would LOVE an upgrade to my old cutting board. Additionally, I have been searching for a reusable cling wrap alternative, so “Bees Wrap” is an exciting product! Would really love to win this giveaway set! 😀

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  • Jennifer (R.) A. November 16, 2013, 9:43 am

    The most exciting prize out of the giveaway package is the “Bees Wrap” and the “Bamboo Core Chop Block”. I have just gotten into cooking, and would LOVE an upgrade to my old cutting board. Additionally, I have been searching for a reusable cling wrap alternative, so “Bees Wrap” is an exciting product! Would really love to win this giveaway set! 😀

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  • Jennifer November 16, 2013, 1:05 am

    my mom is such a foodie and would love all of this (except i’d totally keep the bees wrap! its been on my wish list for a while now!) 🙂

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  • Jennifer November 16, 2013, 1:05 am

    my mom is such a foodie and would love all of this (except i’d totally keep the bees wrap! its been on my wish list for a while now!) 🙂

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  • kim November 15, 2013, 8:49 pm

    One year my husband got me a kitchenaid for christmas that is one of the best foodie realated gifts I have ever received

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  • kim November 15, 2013, 8:49 pm

    One year my husband got me a kitchenaid for christmas that is one of the best foodie realated gifts I have ever received

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  • Elaine November 15, 2013, 2:32 pm

    my favorite is the bees wrap! I would love to give or receive the wrap since it’s also so eco-friendly. My best foodie gift was a jar of blueberry cinnamon jam. It was so delicious but unfortunately I didn’t know who made it (no label on the jar). Guess I’ll just have to learn how to make it myself!

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  • Elaine November 15, 2013, 2:32 pm

    my favorite is the bees wrap! I would love to give or receive the wrap since it’s also so eco-friendly. My best foodie gift was a jar of blueberry cinnamon jam. It was so delicious but unfortunately I didn’t know who made it (no label on the jar). Guess I’ll just have to learn how to make it myself!

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  • Debra Lee November 15, 2013, 11:53 am

    The vanilla would be the best!

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  • Debra Lee November 15, 2013, 11:53 am

    The vanilla would be the best!

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  • Cynthia C November 15, 2013, 10:36 am

    I know my son would appreciate the bees wax wrap and I would love to try the vanilla.

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  • Cynthia C November 15, 2013, 10:36 am

    I know my son would appreciate the bees wax wrap and I would love to try the vanilla.

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  • T. November 15, 2013, 9:27 am

    I really like the Bees Wrap! The best present was my grandmother’s cookbooks.

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  • T. November 15, 2013, 9:27 am

    I really like the Bees Wrap! The best present was my grandmother’s cookbooks.

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  • Carrie Phelps November 15, 2013, 6:48 am

    I’m really excited about the Core Bamboo chopping block & bowl. I love this brand!

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  • Carrie Phelps November 15, 2013, 6:48 am

    I’m really excited about the Core Bamboo chopping block & bowl. I love this brand!

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  • Amanda Alvarado November 14, 2013, 11:13 pm

    I’d love to receive a bottle of organic vanilla! It’s just too pricey for me to buy myself!

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  • Amanda Alvarado November 14, 2013, 11:13 pm

    I’d love to receive a bottle of organic vanilla! It’s just too pricey for me to buy myself!

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  • Courtney November 14, 2013, 9:23 pm

    Bees Wrap is on my Wish List. Can’t wait to try it one day! And Core Bamboo? Beautiful! Makes the best gifts too. Definitely want to try the vanillas out and Cake Boss is super fun.

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  • Courtney November 14, 2013, 9:23 pm

    Bees Wrap is on my Wish List. Can’t wait to try it one day! And Core Bamboo? Beautiful! Makes the best gifts too. Definitely want to try the vanillas out and Cake Boss is super fun.

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  • Cory November 14, 2013, 8:11 pm

    My favorite kitchen gift is a tie between my Vitamix and my Wusthoff knives! I LOVE the bamboo items!

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  • Cory November 14, 2013, 8:11 pm

    My favorite kitchen gift is a tie between my Vitamix and my Wusthoff knives! I LOVE the bamboo items!

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  • latanya November 14, 2013, 1:49 pm

    the bamboo flare bowl

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  • latanya November 14, 2013, 1:49 pm

    the bamboo flare bowl

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  • Wendi November 14, 2013, 1:24 pm

    I’d be pretty excited to try the Bees Wrap. I’m thinking my daughter might like some for Christmas as well. Best gift – our criteria was “round and green”. My hubby gave me a cast iron green tea pot which we’ve used nearly every evening for years since.

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  • Wendi November 14, 2013, 1:24 pm

    I’d be pretty excited to try the Bees Wrap. I’m thinking my daughter might like some for Christmas as well. Best gift – our criteria was “round and green”. My hubby gave me a cast iron green tea pot which we’ve used nearly every evening for years since.

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  • Cathy November 14, 2013, 11:33 am

    Sorry, missed the part in my previous comment about what I am most excited about. I’ve been wanting to try the Bee’s Wrap so that would be it for me.

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  • Cathy November 14, 2013, 11:33 am

    Sorry, missed the part in my previous comment about what I am most excited about. I’ve been wanting to try the Bee’s Wrap so that would be it for me.

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  • Cathy November 14, 2013, 11:32 am

    Best foodie gift I’ve gotten, hmm, probably my Vitamix, though my pressure canner would be a close second.

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  • Cathy November 14, 2013, 11:32 am

    Best foodie gift I’ve gotten, hmm, probably my Vitamix, though my pressure canner would be a close second.

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  • Jessie C. November 14, 2013, 11:31 am

    Bee Wrap is a brilliant idea, love it.

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  • Jessie C. November 14, 2013, 11:31 am

    Bee Wrap is a brilliant idea, love it.

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  • ColleenMarie November 14, 2013, 11:02 am

    I like to make my own Vanilla, it is also a really fun gift!

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  • ColleenMarie November 14, 2013, 11:02 am

    I like to make my own Vanilla, it is also a really fun gift!

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  • Erin Wilson November 14, 2013, 10:42 am

    i love the bees wrap, perfect gift for my cousin!

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  • Erin Wilson November 14, 2013, 10:42 am

    i love the bees wrap, perfect gift for my cousin!

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  • Trisha W. November 14, 2013, 10:39 am

    I liked it when someone made me a freezer meal and included the recipe so I could make it for my family down the line.

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  • Trisha W. November 14, 2013, 10:39 am

    I liked it when someone made me a freezer meal and included the recipe so I could make it for my family down the line.

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  • Devin November 14, 2013, 10:29 am

    Just ordered some Bee’s Wrap! Can’t wait to check the out!

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  • Devin November 14, 2013, 10:29 am

    Just ordered some Bee’s Wrap! Can’t wait to check the out!

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  • Molly @pbpickles November 14, 2013, 10:09 am

    I love Bee’s Wrap! The best food gift I ever got was a Wusthof chef’s knife 🙂

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  • Molly @pbpickles November 14, 2013, 10:09 am

    I love Bee’s Wrap! The best food gift I ever got was a Wusthof chef’s knife 🙂

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  • Kim B November 14, 2013, 9:35 am

    Would love to try the bees wrap.
    Best gift would be the kitchen helper for our kids…gets them up to counter height to be a part of the cooking.

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  • Kim B November 14, 2013, 9:35 am

    Would love to try the bees wrap.
    Best gift would be the kitchen helper for our kids…gets them up to counter height to be a part of the cooking.

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  • Cristen November 14, 2013, 9:14 am

    I like the bee’s wrap. Best present I have received was a food processor, how did I live life without it?

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  • Cristen November 14, 2013, 9:14 am

    I like the bee’s wrap. Best present I have received was a food processor, how did I live life without it?

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  • Cheryl F. November 14, 2013, 8:45 am

    I like the Core Bamboo boards and bowls.

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  • Cheryl F. November 14, 2013, 8:45 am

    I like the Core Bamboo boards and bowls.

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