Holiday Cheer, Caffeine & a Peet's Holiday Giveaway #PeetsCoffee

*We have a winner!*

You know I love coffee. LOVE! Imagine my excitement when this Peet’s Holiday Blend arrived in the mail. I like Peet’s coffee but especially the holiday blend. I find it bold and smooth enough for my first cup of the day but also flavorful enough to use as an iced coffee later. I was also excited because I am including the coffee in a gift basket I am making.


What's better than coffee in the mail?

As you know we live in graduate student housing here at Cornell. The kids and I spend a lot of time across the street at the community center for the housing facility where we live. It is where we do the laundry, attend play group and children’s activities, and grab our mail and packages. The woman who works at the front desk is retiring after twenty-five years and I thought a gift basket showcasing Peet’s Holiday Blend would make the perfect gift for her.


You can smell the deliciousness through the bag.

I am usually an enthusiastic gift giver around the holidays but this year we are on a student budget so I have to be careful not to overspend. It is easy to break the budget when shopping for cute holiday items. Once I decided upon the coffee as the centerpiece of the gift all that was left was shopping for some java friendly accessories.


I grabbed this cute little basket at Target.


I added an adorable snowman mug, some Mrs. Field's candy, and decorative tissue paper.


I know this gift is going to be a hit. Check out my Google + story for more information on my gift basket shopping trip.

Here is the best part: Peet’s coffee is going to send one of you a fantastic gift set worth $75. Leave a comment below to gain an entry. 


Fine print: There are several bloggers participating in the #PeetsCoffee Holiday giveaway. You are only eligible to win one prize. Contest ends on December 12, 2011 at 11:59 est. Winner will be chosen by WordPress plugin “and the winner is”. Thanks for entering : ) I appreciate it. 



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  1. What a gorgeous budget friendly gift! You can’t go wrong with Peet’s coffee, but you definitely went the extra mile to make it special. =)

  2. How cute is that?! Makes staying warm and comfy even more fun!

  3. mmmmm, I’m a coffee addict. We don’t have a Peet’s near here but I’ve gotten some in the mail once before–would love to try the holiday blend! What a nice gift for the lady retiring!

  4. Super cute basket!

  5. Damn u & your awesome giveaways that I can’t enter! Whatever :-p

  6. The basket is so cute, what a great idea! Also? Coffee! Mmmmmm…

  7. What a cute idea…think I’m going to steal it and make one for my mother in law!

  8. I love their coffee!

  9. Oooo! Oooo! I want to win!! I NEED cafeine!!! Sign me up.

  10. I LOVE coffee! This would be so great to win!

  11. COFFEEEEEE!!!!!!!! I haven’t found the Peet’s Holiday Blend locally yet but I keep looking.

  12. totally a coffee addict and such a Peet’s coffee fan! The basket is such a good idea.

  13. I would love this gift basket, so awesome!!!

  14. I can’t have coffee anymore :( but my husband is a total addict. He would love it if I won this for him. <3

  15. I LOVE coffee and I LOVE Peet’s!!! Such a cute gift idea and I’d love to have it under my tree!

  16. I mean who wouldn’t love to win some COFFEE!! :) Love the snowman mug. Snowmen are my favorite!

  17. Fabulous giveaway I think I need to winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! LOL

  18. Yum!!!!!! We love Peets in this house. Both my husband and I have become avid coffee drinkers since the birth of our second. Hoping to win so we can have a yummy Christmas treat under the tree :)

  19. Mmm…can’t wait for March when this baby comes so I can start drinking coffee on the regular again!

  20. Thank you for the giveaway. would love to win

  21. Our favorite coffee hands down!

  22. I’ve never had Peets – but oh MAN do we love coffee. :)

    And do I hear you on the grad school budget! PhDs sound smart, but mean you living poverty. Heh.

  23. oh man do i miss peet’s. used to walk there back in my Cali days…

  24. I work nights and my coworkers and I trade off on bringing coffee in… I will try this one next time I see it in the store! Crossing my fingers I win!!!

  25. Love my daily cup of coffee!

  26. Two bags of Peet’s is a great gift idea! Love all the festive red colors!

  27. You made a wonderful gift!

  28. Need. more. coffee

  29. That turned into such a bright and cheery gift.

  30. How cute! I saw those boxes at Target last night and wasn’t sure what I’d put in them. Now I know! Perfect for the teachers.

  31. That is so thoughtful of you to give her a gift in the midst of everything! And that is really cute and festive. I started drinking coffee regularly only a few months ago, but I love it now. There is a Peet’s within walking distance, and I never know what to get – they have so many choices!

  32. I just love the thoughtful and festive gift you made with the Peets holiday coffee!

  33. Awesome giveaway! I love coffee.

  34. Love it, perfect for the holidays

  35. I love Peet’s coffee (and their Chai lattes!). Thanks for the chance.

  36. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I love Peet’s coffee :)

  37. i love the idea of giving coffee to my kids’ teachers. it is something i’m sure they can always use.

  38. Wow, you created a beautiful gift! So cute and festive looking, and perfect for any coffee addict like myself! 😉

  39. wow this is such a cute gift!

  40. I’m pretty sure coffee is a must if you want to survive parenthood lol 😉
    I’ve actually never tried Peete’s coffee before but I DO love coffee so I’d be totally psyched to sample some; love this review and giveaway!

  41. What a great gift, this is perfect for so many people in my family.
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

  42. It’s clear you are a coffee lover, and you have done such a great job with the gift basket. What a great idea!

  43. I am a total caffeine addict :) love some good coffee

  44. Oooh what a fun and easy gift! And I want to win some Peet’s!