Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas from Rubbermaid and Sharpie (Review - Giveaway Closed)

How many times have you thought about giving a gift of homemade treats, but you didn't have a suitable container?  Or taken a dish to a potluck dinner, then forgotten to bring home your container?  It's happened to me!

Well, when I heard about this new idea from Rubbermaid and Sharpie, I knew that I wanted to give it a try!

So, first chance I had, I wanted to try my hand at decorating some containers. For inspiration, I mixed up a batch of Faith's Fudge.  Then, while the fudge was cooling, I got started.

Decorating the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs containers with Sharpie markers and Sharpie paint pens was fun!  My results weren't nearly as professional-looking at the ones in the image above, but the containers, filled with homemade treats, will still make a special gift for someone.  And as a bonus, the recipient can reuse the container.  Rubbermaid TakeAlongs are durable enough to wash--they're dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe--yet inexpensive enough to give away.

fudge in decorated Rubbermaid TakeAlongs

Cute presentation, right? This container held nearly the entire batch of fudge. For such an indulgent treat, I might choose a smaller container.

Buy it: Rubbermaid TakeAlongs are available at Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, grocery stores, drug stores, and clubs. Sharpie products are available wherever office products are sold.

Win it:  Thanks to the team at Rubbermaid and Sharpie, one lucky reader will win a prize pack containing these items:
  • A 15-piece Rubbermaid TakeAlongs set
  • A Sharpie Stainless Steel Permanent Marker
  • Sharpie Retractable Markers
  • Sharpie Pen Retractable

This giveaway is closed.
Here's how to enter:  Just comment to let me know how you'd use this prize!  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):
  • 'Like' Rubbermaid on Facebook. (1 entry)
  • 'Like' Sharpie on Facebook. (1 entry)
  • Comment on the Rubbermaid and/or Sharpie Facebook wall(s) about entering this giveaway.  Include a link to this post.  (2 entries for Rubbermaid, 2 entries for Sharpie)
  • 'Like' my Frugal Creativity page on Facebook. (1 entry)
  • Follow both Sharpie and Rubbermaid on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway ( RT @FC_Melissa Enter to win a @Rubbermaid and @Sharpie prize pack for packing #holiday goodies! http://www.frugalcreativity.com/ #giveaway ). (1 entry per day)
  • Follow me via Networked Blogs. (1 entry)
  • Subscribe to my blog feed in a feed reader. If you already subscribe, leave a comment to let me know. (1 entry) 
  • Subscribe to my blog feed by email. Subscriptions must be verified to count. If you already subscribe, leave a comment to let me know. (2 entries - mention Entry #1 and Entry #2)  

More details: Open to residents of USA and Canada, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 12/20/10 at noon (Eastern time). Winners will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure: I received a selection of Rubbermaid and Sharpie products, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  All of the opinions in this post are mine alone.  The giveaway prize is being provided by Rubbermaid and Sharpie.

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Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice! I'd love to win so I could bake for my family and friends. My fiance and I are on a tight budget so we are baking and giving that out as gifts this year. Winning this would defintely help! :) Thank you for the opportunity.

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Sue D said...

I would use these for my homemade caramel corn that I give as gifts.
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Sue D said...

I am an email subscriber. Entry #1
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RaettigFamily said...

I would love to win this! Sharpies are my favorite writing utensil!

Debbie said...

I would use them for sharing Christmas goodies.

Debbie said...

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh Goodness you know me I would bake something for someone :)

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samf36 said...

My daughter and I make all sorts of goodies and meals year around for some older neighbors and we use ton of takealongs.

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Anonymous said...

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psnyder said...

This would be awesome to win & use for work lunches!!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

This prize would be used for all Holiday Treat Gifts. I'm already thinking of decorating a few for Valentines day!
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patricia treml said...

mmm... i would use them for storing christmas cookies! I also have a crazy sharpie obsession! :-))

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Bethany said...

I'd like to use it to make some goodies for the neighbors.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love to bake and send it to work

Bethany said...

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Kait said...

Like the first comment posted, my husband and I are baking the majority of our holiday gifts this year and we could definitely use these containers. And I love that you can decorate them!

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bobbie said...

I am with everyone else and would use it on homemade goods:)

bobbie said...

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Stephanie said...

to transport holiday treats and markers to write who they are for on the containers
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slb3334 said...

Be great for cookies.

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Tamara B. said...

I would use this to put my peanut butter balls and sugar cookies in to hand out as gifts to my friends and neighbors for the holiday season.
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Anonymous said...

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YES...I WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS TO STORE THOSE COOKIES, CANDIES AND GOODIES

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calvad said...

I would use these to give my homemade chocolate covered pretzels away in. calvad(at)aol(dot)com.

Deedles said...

I would use these for my homemade Christmas fudge.
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Sharon Harmon said...

I would use these to send Christmas day dinner leftovers home with family! ;)
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jengd said...

I want to send some cookies to friends and these containers would be great!

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Lim said...

I'd use it to store Chex mix. Right now it is in baggies, which crush and I'm left with Chex crumbs.

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carol said...

I would use them for cookies and decorate them...thanks for the great giveaway

sustahl said...

I would decorate the containers and send fudge to my friends that have moved.

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crystletellerday said...

i would use the containers to put christmas cookies in and the sharpies to write who the cookies go to crystletellerday@yahoo.com

ohkeeka said...

We make cookies and truffles for Christmas every year, so it would be great to put them in cute decorated containers like this!

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GANDORF57 said...

This prize would be used for all my future artwork!

Tammy said...

I love Sharpies! I use them for all sorts of crazy things. I also use Rubbermaid containers to store extra meals to use for lunches. I would love to win this prize package!

Tammy said...

I 'Like' Rubbermaid on Facebook

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I like Sharpie on FB

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Margie515 said...

I have a HUGE family and it keeps growing. I'm the middle of 7 siblings, mother of 2 and grandmother of 5, but I have nieces and nephews who are having kids. This prize would be used to make home-made gifts for each family to enjoy during our many traditional celebrations.

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Bethany said...

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llinda29 said...

I will use them to make gifts

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wildcat32 said...

I would use these to store all the cookies and sweets we make during the holidays.

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bison61 said...

I'd use this for my caramels, chex mix and candies I make over the holidays

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Chisum's Crew said...

I would use it for gifting cookies and fudge. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Bethany said...

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jakiesmom said...

i'd have my son make some treats for his teachers
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Jackie said...

I'd use them to share Christmas cookies...but I might also use them to organize office supplies.
Thanks!
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Nancy said...

I'd use it to make candy/cookie gifts for friends!

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katfam95 said...

These would be perfect for the truffles that I plan to make this weekend!

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Bethany said...

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~ Noelle said...

ummmmmmmm
feel free to send that container of fudge my way!
:)
like i need it, but still
YUMMY

Belinda M said...

I would use this to make awesome gifts for family members from my son. We would bake some cookies then decorate the containers

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Kristen said...

I'd use these to give out baked holiday goodies to friends.

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I'd use this prize to organize my precious ornament collection for storage after xmas. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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Anonymous said...

I love to bake cookies and I could make some really cute personalized containers with this. avonbaby87@gmail.com

erma said...

I'd use them for leftovers and baked goods.
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Jeannine said...

I would use it to put cookies in that I hand out for the holidays
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Jennifer M said...

I'd share my christmas cookies in them.

Joy said...

We make cookies this time of year. This would be great to put them in. Thanks.
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DarcyO said...

I'd use it for my Christmas cookies.

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beckytag said...

I plan on making lots of cookies this week so these would be a perfect way to get some of them out of my house..lol.
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April said...

I usually bake cookies to give out at work and normally use individual baggies. But I love this idea because they are inexpensive, are in different sizes and they can reuse them!
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Angie said...

I'd use some to transport food and some for organization.

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Tammy said...

I would use it for gifts for my in laws!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I'd use the set to store holiday cookies in!

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shiloh said...

I would use these for meals and treats for my neighbors.

Anonymous said...

I would use the tupperware to store leftovers so i wouldn't have to buy lunch every day

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jessica a said...

We would use it for Christmas candy. My mom makes tons every year.
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Anonymous said...

I would make my grandma's famous butter cookies, store them in the rubbermaid, and label it with the sharpie so I could store them safely in my dorm fridge!

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Erica C. said...

We'd have a blast decorating these! We all use them to pack our lunches!

oona. said...

I would use this prize for my daughter's Brownie troop. As a leader, I'm always hauling around supplies and this would help me organize snacks and projects!
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luckycat1818 said...

I would use these to bring holiday cookies and brownies to my coworkers.

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kitraz13 said...

With pretty decorated containers like this, I'd use them to give out homemade baked goods and desserts for holidays or birthdays

Auriette said...

This would be a great way to take goodies to Christmas parties. I could leave the leftovers with the hostess and not worry about how to get my dish back.

chazvgo said...

I would use this to bake for my husbands office :)

Gianna said...

I would use it for making, decorating and taking to friends full of Christmas treats.

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i would use this prize for food storage and labeling things like cds
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Ardy22 said...

WOuld use to give cookies as gifts in the containers and d├ęcorate with the sharpies

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