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You know the old saying, "It’s better to give than to receive."? Well, I definitely have to agree…UNLESS there’s another other option to both give AND receive! That sounds pretty good, right? Well, it seems that the folks at think so, because they’re hosting a fun surprise giveaway for hwtm readers today and giving you the chance to win something for yourself AND something to give to a friend!

**Giveaway ends Sunday, May 18th!**
The giveaway is now closed, but as a thank you to everyone that participated, Delight is extending a special deal to HWTM Readers – 20% Off any order of $35 or more ! Just enter the discount code "HostessDelight " during the checkout process. (Offer good through May 25th.) Happy Shopping! giveaway

To enter, go to and check out their wide variety of cool stuff, which ranges from kitchen gadgets and tableware to jewelry, stationery, tons of great eco-friendly products, and more. Then post a comment here noting which item (from their entire collection) that you want for yourself and which item you want them to send to your friend or loved one (the items can be different).

Sweepstakes ends Sunday, May 18th at midnight PST.
Be sure to check back Monday the 19th to see if you won….Good Luck!! giveaway

** UPDATE: 5/19**
This giveaway is now closed – thanks so much to everyone that participated! And the lucky random winner is… comment #147: Leslie Swan. Congrats, Leslie! Hope you and your friend enjoy your cashmere robes!!! Please send your shipping info to info [at] with "I’m a Winner! " in the subject line so Delight can send you the goods!

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426 responses to “SURPRISE GIVEAWAY:”

  1. Patty H says:

    I would live the Sweet As Can Be Sweets Tray for me since I just bout some red dishes that this would go great with. I would alos like to give the Baby on the go Ki’s 10 piece Travel Dish Set to my daughter who is expecting our first grandchild!

  2. Jody Smith says:

    So many choices, not one bad. I could just choose the first thing that came up & be happy.

  3. Patty H says:

    I would like the Sweet As Can Be Sweets Tray since it would go great with the red dishes that I just bought. I would like to give my daughter the Baby on the go Kid’s 10 piece Travel Dish Set since she is expecting our first grandchild!

  4. Maggie says:

    For me, the RuMe Reusable Bags – I need to stop using the plastic bags at the grocery store! And for my husband, the Fridge Magnet Bottle Opener, so he can stop using his wedding ring to open bottles. And subsequently stop giving me chest pains.

  5. Michelle says:

    I’d take that cute “loose Change Clutch” and give the “silver Leaf & Crystal Necklace” to my sister. This stuff is so unique!

  6. ettiene says:

    I love the hand dipped leaf earings. They are so pretty. My bf would love the green recycled glass necklace. It matched her eyes.

  7. Karen M says:

    I would buy BOTH of us the Sustainable Bamboo Bath Caddy w/ Book Stand & Wine Glass Holder because we both love to take long bubble baths!

  8. Heather Moss says:

    What a cool shop — I am bookmarking

    For my boyfriend, I would choose the Fight the Onion! Onion Goggles so that he wouldn’t have to cry when he made me dinner.

    And for myself, I would definitely choose the Sustainable Bamboo Bath Caddy w/ Book Stand & Wine Glass Holder to use in my new bathtub.

  9. Irma says:

    I and my mom-in-law love to cook — and we love to cook with veggies & fruit but sometimes regular colanders are taking too much space to store! We both love the idea of these smart folding colander! Thus I’d love to have the bright pink colander for me and the green one for her.

  10. Betsy says:

    I would love the Nellie’s Dryer Balls: Save Energy & Soften Your Fabrics Naturally!

  11. Denyse says:

    Darling Cork & Hemp Springtime Tote for my friend
    The Sunjar: A Solar Powered Jar Full Of Sunshine for me!

  12. Oh my goodness, there’s so much to choose from! I LOVE the Silver Elm Necklace, but if I have to choose just one thing, it is the 100% recycled file folders – they’re darling! And a SIGG water bottle would be the perfect gift for my mom in Colorado. It’s so dry out there, and she’s always carrying a plastic bottle with her.

  13. Jane says:

    The Loose Change clutch for myself, and for my best friend, I’d get her the same thing. How awesome to not have to open your purse to deposit a quarter!

  14. Kelly says:

    I have had my eye on the Eco-Glam Recycled Paper Mosaic Tote for over a week! The BFF would love the Gorgeous Recycled Glass Earrings.

    Happy Shopping Ladies!

  15. 13rubberducks says:

    I’d like the Lovely Lunar Necklace and I’d get for my friend Golden Recycled Resin Cuff by Tivi.

  16. Terry Cross says:

    I would like the RuMe Bags Reusable Totes: Spring In New York patterned set for my daughter and RuMe Bags Reusable Totes: Silicon Valley patterned set for me. There was so much to pick from but I decided on these because I am being overrun with plastic bags from the store. This is one way we could help the environment.

  17. Kab says:

    I am definitely trying to get greener and part of that is buying reusable grocery bags, so I would LOVE the “Envirosax Delightfully Hip Reusable Bags.” I love the way they look, that they carry so much, and of course most of all that they’ll save me from getting more plastic or paper bags. The other gift I would get for my mother-in-law. She’s great and does a lot for us, including constantly cooking awesome food whenever we visit. The only thing? She’s NEVER owned an apron, and is always splattering stuff all over herself. She would look really cute in the “Rock Scissor Paper Tree Apron and Bird Towel Set” and I would love to give that to her.

  18. Laura Bostwick says:

    The RuMe Bags Reusable Totes: Spring In New York are just incredible! I have been searching high and low for bags recycled bags that are actually as ergonomic as these babies! They rock! :)

  19. patricia skinner says:

    JFoldModernClassic Leather Laptop Bag for my husband and I would like the Forever Teapot Set for Two

  20. Carly says:

    For myself I would love the 100% recycled paper satchel. And for my friend Rhiannon I would love the self watering plant pot.

  21. I have been wanting The Sunjar: A Solar Powered Jar Full Of Sunshine…I think it is soo cute!

    I would love for my friend to receive the Fragonard Imported French Collection of Divine Bath Salts…She a new mom and needs a little pampering!

  22. Patrice Pruitte says:

    I think that we would both love the Eco-Delightful Sustainable Bambu Serving Set.

  23. I would love the forget me knot ring and I’d love to surprise my sister with the luxurious cashmere robe :)

  24. Jen says:

    I finally had to just look at everything in the store because I couldn’t decide. The thing for me was easy the Eco-delightful super clean home detox kit. I changed products for a friend and which friend would get it three times and finally decided on the Grobal for my best friend who claims to have a “black thumb.”

  25. Huguette E. says:

    I like the Envirosax Ultra-Mod Black & White Reusable Grocery Bags

  26. Heather says:

    There are so many fun things to choose from! I think I’d choose the adorable Black and White Damask Lap Desk with Cup Holder for my mom, beginning her chemo treatment on Monday. In an effort to “go green” (and with style), I would choose the RuMe Bags Reusable Totes: Spring In New York for myself. Thank you for offering this fun giveaway and Congrats to the winner!

  27. Taryn M. says:

    I love the “forget me not ring”! and the sunjar for my mom – it would be perfect to use on the houseboat in the summers!

  28. Jennifer M says:

    For my ‘give’ item…I would definitely choose the Chip Cheery Storage Container Mega Set. My good friend, Merrill, always surprises me with fun cheerful things for my kitchen (dishtowels, mugs, etc.) and I think these would make her smile every time she pulled them out of the fridge to eat leftovers.

    Personally, I would have to go with the Envirosax Delightfully Pretty Reusable Grocery Bags. I have been wanting to get some reusable bags instead of collecting the hundreds of plastic bags I get each trip to the store, but I just haven’t found any I really want to carry around. These are so cute!

  29. Shilo Beedy says:

    I would love to get the Envirosax Delightfully Hip Reusable Grocery Bags for me and my mom! That way we both could stop using plastic bags!

  30. Jordan says:

    It’s springtime here in NYC so it must be time for RuMe Reusable Totes: Spring in New York! These totes would be perfect for errands during the week, and hauling our supplies out to the beach throughout the summer.

    As my sister starts her wedding planning, the ‘Wedded Bliss Letterpress Filing Folders’ would make for beautiful organization. What kind of Maid of Honor would I be if I didn’t help keep her sane and happy during this exciting time??

  31. Jacqueline says:

    I love the RuMe Reusable Bags in the Spring in NY Print and Pattern Set for me – and the All You’ll Ever Need Folding Colander in Green for a friend.

  32. Jessi says:

    I absolutely love the “Sweet As Can Be Sweets Tray.” I think that both my friend Becca and I NEED one :)

  33. Stephanie W. says:

    I love hoop earrings so I am in love with the gorgeous recycled glass earrings and my sister and her family love to play games so I would get her the Table Topics: Family Edition! how fun!

  34. Carissa D. says:

    Soggy Dog – The First Dog-Only Drying Towel for me and the Sheltering Tree Friendship box for a friend. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Monica Pedigo says:

    I would love to be able to give my best friend the XO Silver Necklace and have the same for my self.

    She is moving at the end of the month and it’s so very difficult to show her how much she’s meant to me. She’s been by my side through everything… I think she knows me better than my husband! ;o)

    Anyways, It would be a great gift for both of us to have and remember each other and the great times we’ve had together… even if we are apart.

    Thanks for doing thing!

  36. Jilian says:

    wow – so hard to narrow down my choices! EVERYTHING is super cute.

    For me – TableTopics Conversation Starters Game Set
    For my best friend – Green and Good for the Earth Recycled Glass Earrings

    Close Runners Up:
    Envirosax Delightfully Pretty Reusable Grocery Bags (I’ve been eying these for a while, I love the patterns!)
    Eco-Delightful Sustainable Bambu Serving Set (love the colors!)

  37. Laura L. says:

    Since I can’t keep houseplants alive, I’d love to try the Grobal planter. My gourmet chef friend Cari would love the miniature French herb garden for cooks!


  38. Nora says:

    I fricken love! I would pick the Best. Thermos. Ever. For my boyfriend who is on an eternal search for a great old fashioned grown up thermos. And for myself I’d pick the 100% Recycled Paper Satchel. It’s so cute!

  39. Christine says:

    This was very hard to pick but I’d love the Fragonard Imported French Mini Perfume Collection – it sounds wonderful, and I’d love to send the same to my sister. Thank you!

  40. Melanie Lee says:

    For Me it would be the luxurious cashmere robe and for my best friend it would be the Delightful City Tote For Busy Gals!
    Thanks, you have some great stuff here. :)