Giveaway: Stocking Stuffers for the Ultimate Foodie

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by Amber on December 12, 2012

If you’re anything like me, you’re in full-on holiday scramble mode. I don’t know how I ended up here. Every year, I intend to start purchasing Christmas gifts in August. Up until about 2007, that’s what I did. By December, I was sitting back cool, calm and collected while everyone else rushed around.

But somehow, in the last few years, life has gotten more and more intense, and I am now one of the many rushing around. I don’t exactly love it, I have to tell you!

One thing I’ve always struggled with, no matter when I start buying gifts, is stocking stuffers. With that in mind, I’ve put together my favorites in a Stocking Stuffer gift guide for the Ultimate Foodie in your life.

Small enough to easily fit into a stocking, but big enough to elicit a “Wow!”, each product is selected with your favorite foodie in mind.

From Bonne Maman preserves to beautifully crafted salt and pepper mills from Peugeot, there are some great ideas to spark your gift-giving genius.

And lucky lucky y’all, I’m giving them ALL away to ONE lucky Bluebonnets & Brownies reader!


Let me tell you a little about each product:

Bonne Maman Preserves are crafted in France. Golden Plum Mirabelle preserves are their newest offering, and a delicious one at that. Last month I created a savory recipe using Golden Plum Mirabelle; Golden Plum, Port, and Mushroom Pork Chops, but this succulent jam is just as at-home on a toasted English muffin. The signature gingham lid is one that any foodie knows, and would be thrilled to receive.

Peugeot, more well-known as a car company, has actually been making pepper and coffee mills for much longer; since the 1800s. They’re regarded as the best in the business when it comes to pepper mills. The incredible construction of each part means they’re considered nearly unbreakable. Each peppercorn is broken in half by the mechanisms before it is ground down, resulting in more even grinding and pepper flakes (or in this set’s case, salt too) that are just the right size. The Vendome set in chocolate is classic and refined, with a deep chocolate wood accented by solid construction acrylic. I was in love at first grind.

King Arthur Flour is mentioned often on Bluebonnets & Brownies. Their commitment to flour consistency and quality is parallel to none other, in my opinion. The same can be said for the tools and pans they sell. The Pizza Tool Kit comes with a cheese grater, pizza cutter, and cheese knife in a handy storage pouch. I love that they’re stored together, and keep easily in one spot thanks to the pouch. They’re all BPA free, and I find that the cheese grater fits perfectly in my hand.

I think it’s been well documented on B&B how much we like tea in this household. Having an Englishman in-house lends toward that tendency. We’ve found a deep love for Davidson’s Organic Tea. We like all the flavors, but the Holiday teas are simply perfect for this time of year. Full of wintery spices like clove and cinnamon, they’re exactly what you want when it’s snowing outside. That they’re organic is icing on the proverbial teacake!

Last, but certainly not least, Donsuemor Madeleines. Classier than a box of chocolates in my opinion, they pair perfectly with the tea. The sampler box provides a little taste of every delight Donsuemor has to offer (my favorite are the chocolate dipped!), and come on, who doesn’t love a light, spongy cookie with their tea?

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Peugeot, Davidson’s Organic Tea, Donsuemor Madeleines, and King Arthur Flour for more gift giving ideas and to show your appreciation for this giveaway!


Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 12/21/12 to claim their Stocking Stuffers for the Ultimate Foodie giftpack or we will choose another winner.
-Winner will receive (2) Bonne Maman Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves, (1) 44 count Donsuemor Madeleines Sampler (1) Davidson’s Organics Holiday Teas Sampler (1) King Arthur Flour Pizza Tool Kit (1) Peugeot Vendome Salt & Pepper Mill in Chocolate {$147.93 AVP}. Product will be shipped by Bonne Maman, Donsuemor, Davidson’s Organics, King Arthur Flour, and Peugeot.
-This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

This giveaway is provided to you by Bonne Maman, Donsuemor, Davidson’s Organics, King Arthur Flour, and Peugeot. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my experiences with Bonne Maman, Donsuemor, Davidson’s Organics, King Arthur Flour, and Peugeot products. I was not compensated monetarily for this post, but I did receive the items listed for review.



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Tabitha P. December 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

my favorite candy bar Carmello!

Micaela P. December 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

a Spanish chorizo!

Emily December 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

My parents had a liquor store, so I always loved getting minibottles in my stocking, I think my favorite was the year I got rum and made hot buttered rum to go with Christmas brunch.

Jenn December 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

My favorite stocking stuffer gift was some new nailpolish colors

Miss December 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Diamonds! ;) My husband likes to sneak the big stuff into my stocking. Great ideas and wonderful giveaway! Merry Christmas to you and your husband!

Bonnie K December 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Dolls! I started collecting at a young age. One year it was a wooden doll. Another, it was a Mother Goose doll. Next, basket weave doll. Trolls. Miniature ones for my doll house. It was always a wonderful surprise.

erin December 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

loved getting lottery tickets when i was a kid… the scratch off kind!

Jenne December 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Gift cards and almond roca :)

Terri December 12, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Diamond Earrings!

Michelle December 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM

My favorite stocking stuffer was gift cards and Lindt truffles!!!

Shelby N. December 12, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Back when I was younger I used to collect Cherished Teddies Figurines. I always loved getting one in my stocking!

Angie R. December 12, 2012 at 11:46 PM

A mom pendant necklace.

MaryB December 12, 2012 at 11:55 PM

A special note written by my Dad who rarely (almost never) did anything like that. I have it to this day.

Kristen M. December 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

The best thing in my stocking was a wedding band from my husband to replace one I’d lost.

lisabella December 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

New kitchen scissors!

Lisa S December 13, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Nougat cookies! And molasses horse treats that are also edible for humans (homemade and I eat to much of them before they even get near the horses)

Amy Tong December 13, 2012 at 3:24 AM

A beautiful silver swan ring holder from my mother-in-law last year. Well, now I need some rings from my husband this year. hahaha….

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Mary W December 13, 2012 at 3:36 AM

As a kid my parents would put scratcher lotto tickets in our stockings for fun. One year I got one that won over $100! It was pretty exciting

Phyllis December 13, 2012 at 5:38 AM

LIndt chocolates

Amy B December 13, 2012 at 5:59 AM

What a cool giveaway! I love getting big warm socks in my stocking!

Allison December 13, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Walmart giftcards are always nice because you can get almost anything you need there! And of course, chocolate, such as my favorites…m&m’s, hershey’s bars, reese’s, etc.

Paula December 13, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Holiday candy & scratch off lottery tickets

Kaitlin December 13, 2012 at 7:10 AM

An iPod :)

Elizabeth Ann December 13, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Money! :-)

DessertForTwo December 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM

I want these all for myself! Do I have to share? :)

Katie December 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM

In college, my mom always put Starbucks gift cards in my stocking. Those were great!

Evelyn R December 13, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I love the hemp hand protector from the Body Shop and I always get some in my stocking

Hannah h. December 13, 2012 at 9:01 AM

The chocolate coins were always my favorite!

Sarah E December 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Last year, Santa left me a whole bunch of kitchen utensils. I was pretty excited!

Nicole Dion December 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I love this! Thank you so much for writing about Davidson’s & Donsuemor.


Ken G. December 13, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Almond Roca! My grandparents lived near the factory so we’d get tubs of unwrapped “seconds” in our stocking. Holy crap we had it good!

Cassie December 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Great giveaway. I would love all that stuff.

Victoria S. December 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Tickets for a trip to Vancouver with my daddy :)

Crunchy Con Mommy December 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM

The best thing I’ve ever gotten in my stocking is an iPod touch! (It was my big present for the year…but it was in my stocking, so I think it counts!!)

Amanda December 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

What a fun giveaway! Bonne maman and KAF are already household staples.

Heather December 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM

A ripe California avocado!

Cindy December 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

About 20 yrs ago my wonderful husband gave me a beautiful green tourmaline ring. It is emerald cut with tiny diamonds surrounding each side. I know it was a sacrifice for him to buy for me and I’ll always appreciate him for that.

Craig December 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Looks like some nice kitchen goodies!

Craig December 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM

The best thing I ever got in my Christmas stocking was a round trip plane ticket to Anchorage, AK!

Elaine December 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Jewelry, that was the gift from my dad as we got old enough to appreciate it!

Dawn DeVinney December 13, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Best thing I ever got was an ORANGE… My mom always put an orange in the toe of our stocking… one of my fondest Christmas memories is getting to the orange in my stocking, peeling and eating it surrounded by family and with Christmas Cheer in the air! :)

Always Wright December 13, 2012 at 1:11 PM

It was a gold locket that was beautiful.

Christi P. December 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

One of my favorite things to get as kids was the Lifesaver Christmas book…that was back in the day when they still had Butter Rum lifesavers!!

Katie December 13, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Touchscreen gloves. I wear them all the time and they make it so I don’t have to take my gloves off when I want to use my phone!

manda December 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

My mom always puts zebra gum in my stocking. Love it after all these years!

Angela L. December 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Best thing I’ve ever gotten in my stocking was a pretty amethyst necklace from my mom. I loved that thing.

Shelly December 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

My Grandma used to always give us scratch off lottery tickets in our stocking. I always loved that.

Alex December 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM

D&D miniatures as a kid, definitely.

maria December 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

love notes from loved ones.

Denise O December 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Christmas socks. Santa’s challenge every year is to find the funnest socks for each of us. The “winner” gets to clean up the kitchen after breakfast. Win-Win for me!

Mike December 13, 2012 at 1:59 PM

My favorite stocking stuffer is a gift certificate or a paid debit card; that way I can pick out the gift I really want!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I can barely remember most things I got, but the most useful thing I got was two rolls of quarters when I lived in the dorms in undergrad! Yay laundry money!

Mom24@4evermom December 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM

sadly, my stockings never held anything particularly memorable, but I did always love the book of Lifesavers–mmm, Butter Rum! (unfortunately no longer included in the book.)

Amy H December 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I love Stocking Stuffers!

Allison C December 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I always gave lifesaver storybooks to people when I was younger, but never received one. For some reason I would never buy myself one (had limited allowance $), but would be disappointed every year when I wouldn’t get one back. One year I got one and I was SOOO happy. Everyone just looked at me funny, but for some reason it really meant a lot…tasted good too.

Brenda C. December 13, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Lottery tickets! Scratchers to be exact. I won $100!

Bianca Andrea December 13, 2012 at 2:37 PM

The best thing I ever got in a stocking was art supplies every year.

Kristin T December 13, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Lottery tickets!

Carole Resnick December 13, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Lots of Kitchen Gadgets. Love kitchen gadgets

Judith M. December 13, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Watercolor paint supplies. Brushes and tubes of paint.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM

What an awesome giveaway! I unfortunately didn’t have stockings growing up – we didn’t even have a tree! All the presents were lined out in my bedroom when I woke up Christmas morning.

Judith M. December 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM

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Anne December 13, 2012 at 3:05 PM

The best thing I ever got in my stocking was a little notebook my spouse had filled with quotes and private notes for me.

Susan H. December 13, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I got a diamond princess ring in my stocking when I was a teen…..many years ago.

Liz Blunt December 13, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Chocolate! Chocolate! And more chocolate!!!

Gidget December 13, 2012 at 3:23 PM

My mothers ring for sure…. Santa got really jolly that Christmas!

Kim Catapano December 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

The best stocking gift that I received was when I was little and it was a small polly pocket jeweled house compact.

LizK December 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

School supplies when I was a kid…hahaha

Amanda Thompson December 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Green SmartWool socks!!

Athena R December 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell perfume.

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Angie December 13, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Lindt truffles are the best stocking stuffer.

Phyllis December 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Lindt dark chocolate truffles is my favorite stocking stuffer I’ve received.

Diane December 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM

A Mickey Mouse Watch!!!

Susan B. Love December 13, 2012 at 5:19 PM

an opal and diamond ring

Beth C. December 13, 2012 at 6:34 PM

A few years ago I was stunned to find a new digital camera in my stocking.

Ram S December 13, 2012 at 6:50 PM

A great stocking giveaway !!

Ram S December 13, 2012 at 6:52 PM

My favorite stocking stuffer was a flight ticket to disney when i was a kid

April December 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Actually, Santa has only visited my house once, when I was 5… and he brought me a calculator. :/ Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah December 13, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Pearl earrings from my husband!

Dawn December 13, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Best thing I ever got in my stocking was a gift card to Crate and Barrel.

Holly December 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

The best thing I ever got in my stocking was a gift card to Target for $200.

Amy L December 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

The best thing I ever got in my stocking was a ruby ring.

Gigi December 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Santa brought me a set of Le Creuset red spatulas!!!

Janet December 14, 2012 at 11:11 AM

The best thing i’ve got in my stocking so far is an instand lotto ticket that I actually won on.

Donna December 14, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Best thing I ever got was a pair of earrings my husband got for me. It was a big present in a small package.

Michelle December 14, 2012 at 12:20 PM

When I was young, my grandma used to put the more expensive shampoo that my mom wouldn’t buy for me in my stocking. :) I was thrilled!

Melissa December 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM

My favorite gift that I found in my stocking was a set of earrings with three different pairs, every one of them a different shade of blue.

Vicky V. December 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

A stack of gift cards to all kinds of stores; what a thrill!

Nancy L December 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I got a beautiful pearl necklace from my husband one year in my stocking!

Rebecca December 14, 2012 at 3:41 PM

When I was a kid, it was always exciting to have a Chocolate Orange in my stocking.

Sharon December 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

We don’t get too carried away with stocking gifts,usually socks or gift cards and things like that. My favorite though is lotion or bath gel from Bath and Body Works–that stuff all smells so good!

Sabrina5000 December 14, 2012 at 11:07 PM

We just wanted candy and that’s what we got. Lots of candy. we were happy.

Laura December 15, 2012 at 6:29 AM

I don’t think we got stockings but we got socks (haha) mom took us to see Santa every year at church and he passed out little bags filled with candy and an orange. Those simple days are long past but I do hope someone gives me socks this year!

Bethany December 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM

My favorite chocolate – Ritter Sport!

Robin C. December 15, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I loved getting oranges in my stocking.

Kyle Koenen December 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Great posting!

Jennifer December 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Ferrero rocher…..mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Beth December 16, 2012 at 7:20 AM

My favorite is m&ms!

Heather Spooner December 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I only received stocking gifts as a child and my favorite thing to find was money.

Amanda J. December 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I remember being so excited getting a Mariah Carey CD in my stocking. I cannot think of which one it was now.

Dee December 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

The olives my mom put in my stocking every.single.year! Miss it!!

Jen December 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Books! Yes, I’m a nerd ;)

Elisabeth December 16, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I got Burt’s Bees pomegranate chapstick in my stocking one time and I am now addicted to it! :)

Cathy B*****y December 17, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Gosh, do you know , since I grew up no one has ever made a stocking up for me at Christmas! It is always me filling up everyone elses! I would say it may have been a pair of hoop earrings that I had for along time. It would be nice to have a stocking again… even if I am grown up! <3
If I could choose what to put in it, it would be gold or sterling hoop earrings, natural trail mix, dark chocolate with orange or mint or toffee, gift cards, and a gift sert to a local spa for a spa lunch and a massage, mani and pedi!
Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

Carmen December 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

My engagement ring … hard to believe that was 17 years ago!

Christine December 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM

beautiful earrings.

JULIE BROWN December 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

A ruby ring

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