windward made: a giveaway.

November 17, 2014

winward made giveaway I’ve never been to Inge’s workshop in the Netherlands, but if the world headquarters of Windward Made is not the coziest spot on the planet, I’d be surprised. Inge is the “designer, maker, and everything-elser” at the small online shop which she keeps stocked with hand-printed tea towels, pillow covers, tea and plant cozies, among other things. If you’re on the hunt for a simple and sweet gift to bring to someone’s home this winterβ€”or a little treat for yourselfβ€”Winward Made is the place to look.

Inge screenprints her own designs onto hemp and organic cotton fabric using non-toxic inks and sews her goods on a vintage sewing machine with organic thread. This week, she’ll be prepping to mail off a package to a Reading My Tea Leaves reader.
winward made giveaway One lucky reader will receive a brown paper parcel wrapped in string and tied up with a feather for good measure. winward made giveaway Inside, the winner will find a pillow cover, tea towel set, and plant cozy of his or her choosing.winward made giveaway ^^^A wintry pine green plant cozy for keeping plants warmβ€”and hiding less-than-beautiful pots. (If you ask me, they’d make the perfect “tree skirt” for an apartment-sized Christmas tree.)
winward made giveaway ^^^Not for plants, only, the plant cozy makes a fabric bowl for stashing fruit or other odds and ends. It’s also fully reversible. The simple tea towels come in four different designs that are festive for the wintertime, without being kitschy. They’re sold individually and in sets of two and they’re made with a hang tag in the corner for easy drying. This one’s the pine tree towel.
winward made giveaway ^^^Inge’s organic cotton and hemp pillow covers come in five subtle graphic designs and are beautifully designed with an envelope closure. This one is the black stripes cover. Perfect for wintry snuggling.

To enter the giveaway, subscribe to the Windward Made Newsletter and leave a comment below complete with a way to contact you and a note about your go-to holiday host or hostess gift. 

The giveaway will close at 5:00 pm EST on Friday, November 21 and a randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday, November 24. Open to all readers. UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Mary, whose go-to gift is “a jar of something canned from the cupboard” is the winner. 

This post and giveaway was sponsored by Windward Made. Opinions and enthusiasm are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep Reading My Tea Leaves afloat.

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  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    What a great giveaway!

    My go-to hostess gift is a bouquet of wintry flowers and something edible (like a homemade pie or cookies).
    michelle.k.davila at gmail dot com

  • Reply Rona Mitchell November 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Those plant cozies are adorable!! Although a bottle of wine will never go out of fashion (in my book), I stick to the traditional gifts of a boquet of flowers or box of chocolates for a host(ess). Whether you all enjoy them at the party or your host indulges after finally booting out the last guest, it will be appreciated. [ I have subscribed! contact details: rona.mitchell4 at gmail dot com ]

  • Reply Liz M November 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    These are stunning! I love the simple designs and earthiness. My go to hostess gift is some homemade chocolate truffles. They are super easy to make but so delicious. can be contacted on lizmmosley at gmail dot com

  • Reply Arnaud November 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    A lovely giveaway – those little trees are perfect ! And thanks for the discovery of this great Dutch creations, gonna have a look at them for Christmas gifts !
    As for my go-to host(ess) gift, I usually go for a bottle of red wine and a little something home-made (often pancakes).
    arnaudfache at gmail dot com

  • Reply Stephanie Abdon November 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I LOVE me some tea towels πŸ™‚

    scgrits at gmail dot com

  • Reply Tracey ~ Clover November 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Wonderful giveaway.
    My favorite hostess gift is al loaf of homemade sourdough bread and a jar of cantaloupe preserves. all tucked in a basket with a knit cloth.

  • Reply Jessica November 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    We often give wine. But if I had more time/energy/planning, I'd make this amazing loaf of honey bread that my mom makes.

    jesshaile at gmail dot com

  • Reply Susie Rawlins November 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I like to give homemade goodies like taco seasoning. ssusieqq at yahoo dot com.

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    We usually take a bottle of wine or a food gift for our hosts.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    homemade bread in a tea towel! always appreciated…
    entrepotes22 at gmail dot com

  • Reply nyclilsmartass November 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    My go to gift is usually homemade pie or brownies and an ipod full of great dinner music πŸ™‚
    This looks like an amazing website filled with beautiful products, I will definitly be looking here for some gifts this holiday season.
    hsheflyand at gmail dot com

  • Reply Caitlin November 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Depends on the gathering, but my last gift was a pint of small-batch ice cream. caitlin.fultz at gmail dot com.

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Inge's goods are so beautiful. I usually bring a bottle of wine and, if someone has recently moved house, a loaf of freshly baked bread and some nice sea salt – a Finnish (where my mother is from) tradition to ensure the household never runs out of bread or salt πŸ™‚ annaorrnert at yahoo dot co dot uk

  • Reply sophie verhulst November 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    oh, niceness. i usually take some homemade muffins and a bottle of cider – somehow that always works.
    sophie dot verhulst at hotmail dot com

  • Reply chris November 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    A bottle of wine and a small house plant!
    christinaebarber at gmail dot com

  • Reply Alison November 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Love Inge's work so much! My usual hostess gift is a nice bottle of wine or some kind of chocolate or sweet. Not original, but it works:) helloalisonj (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply kreutzerinc November 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    A bottle of wine is always my go to gift!
    kreutzerinc at yahoo dot com

  • Reply Catty November 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    hello! I like to give either apple jam, or a candle. πŸ™‚

    please contact me on [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I love to bring along a loaf or two of fresh homemade bread.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Haley November 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I always like to make a loaf of bread as a hostess gift, and usually bring a bottle of wine also. Great giveaway!
    I can be reached at Hayzel_t @ hotmail dot com

  • Reply Abby November 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I like to give nice wine or flowers! Especially in these dreary days of fall/winter, either seems to brighten up one's day. (I can be reached at aettelman at gmail dot com. Thanks!)

  • Reply throughathread November 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Beautiful things! I always always choose to give a bottle of homemade Sloe gin, it gets better the longer you leave it. Contact luciewhitmore @ hotmail dot com. Thank you!x

  • Reply Kate Todd November 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    my favorite things to give as hostess gifts are always homemade: apple butter, chai concentrate, artisan bread, etc πŸ™‚

    [email protected]

  • Reply Jules Theis November 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Ooh such a nice giveaway! Love the pillow case πŸ™‚
    I live in the South of France and there are many beautiful Christmas markets here. I always love to buy the handmade tree ornaments, and give them as a host/hostess gift.
    If I am lucky enough to win, I can be reached at [email protected]

  • Reply Kristyn | Laite Jewelry November 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Oh, I have adored Inge's work for far too long not to join this giveaway! I love gifting something handmade, whether it be knitted scarves, candles, or jewelry.
    Contact email: [email protected]
    Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rachelle November 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Those plant cozies are adorable! I always give something consumable. Wine, candle, some tasty munchy food or some cute address labels if it's a housewarming party!

    rlhamende at gmail

  • Reply BaSak November 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    A bottle of wine is my go to gift. aydemirfb-at-gmaildotcom

  • Reply despina m. November 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    If I'm hosting the dinner party myself, do I get to keep these lovely things, pretty please? ;))
    Thanks for the giveaway and newsletter
    My email is: [email protected]

  • Reply Bailey Lininger November 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    This giveaway is amazing! I love to bake bread, so my favorite thing to bring is a fresh loaf. My email is [email protected]. Can't wait!

  • Reply Emily Crowder November 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I like taking flowers to give the host. Host and hostess gifting isn't common among my friends in their mid-twenties, so they're always surprised and excited, since few of us ever buy ourselves flowers. In the winter a good-smelling candle is a nice alternative to flowers. Thanks for hosting a giveaway, Erin!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Unknown November 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Homemade breakfast rolls for the morning after.
    H dot kathleen dot Riley @ gmail dot com

  • Reply Kimberly LaCroix November 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    A bottle of wine or some beer brewed by my husband. I've often received plants and, is it just me, or is a plant a bit of a commitment to force upon someone? I like to pick my plants myself and in a tiny abode a new one to add to the mix can feel thoughtful, but crowding! I love the idea of lovely tea towels though. Something imbibe-able, edible, or useful is ideal, I think. (kimberlydawnlacroix {at} gmail {dot} com)

  • Reply Starshyn November 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    What a beautiful site to add to my favorites! Around this time of year I put up a big pot of Orange/cranberry marmalade. I make it a bit less sweet and not as firm as traditional marmalade and include a recipe for something savory like a simple roast chicken or Pork loin. It perfect for Thanksgiving guests too. When rustic mason jars dressed in burlap and twin fill my y kitchen pantry I know the holidays are here! [email protected]

  • Reply ALo November 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Love the versatility of those plant cozies. My husband's family lives in wine country in California so we often bring back wines that aren't available on this coast and give them as housewarming gifts. Our favorite is Borra Vineyards.

  • Reply Jeanette November 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    My go-to gift for a host is flowers and wine, or good quality coffee beans.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Gorgeous! I like all their products. My gift for a host or hostess – homemade salad or desert πŸ™‚ plus something handmade
    Elitsa Mihaylova – [email protected]

  • Reply Kim J. November 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    My favorite hostess gift is orange rolls from our local bakery. They work for dessert or breakfast. kim451451 at gmail dot com.

  • Reply Roopali November 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Depending on the person, wine, coffee beans, plants or homemade beeswax candles
    [email protected]

  • Reply Pearl November 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I love tea towels! Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing bundle! [email protected]

  • Reply Madeleine November 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I make lavender jelly and often bring a jar for the hostess! What a lovely giveaway, the tea towels are perfect.

    madeleineRClark at gmail dot com

  • Reply Norma November 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    All signed up! Love their style.

    I love kitchen things as my go to. I'll usually make pot holders or towels and add a small wooden spoon or a bamboo pot scraper. sixaguilarsatgmaildotcom

  • Reply HEAB November 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I enjoy making simple watercolor paintings as gifts. Easy but thoughtful and something I love to do. Thanks for giveaway.
    Heathmacd (at) gmail

  • Reply Laura Williams November 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to this designer and product line. My favorite host/hostess gift is to make herb infused sea salts with herbs I've grown. New favorite is fennel frond sea salt. Contact me at laurabbethwilliams @ if I am the lucky one!

  • Reply Kelly November 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Wow! What a stunning giveaway!! I like to keep gift giving simple and give hosts things such as plants, wine and candles. Items they can enjoy but aren't a burden. You can contact me at [email protected] πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erin November 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    These are beautiful – thanks for a great giveaway! My go-to host/hostess gift would be beeswax candles or a nice bottle of wine, depending on the host/hostess.
    Contact me at ebidlake (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  • Reply Pam Garita November 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Signed up πŸ˜‰ My go-to host gift is a bottle of homemade spanish sangria.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    pamgarita (at) gmail . com

  • Reply Lily November 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Loving the windward made tea towels! As a default host/hostess gift, I usually go with a bottle of wine or something edible (like french truffles!). I'm a fan of things that disappear. πŸ™‚

    Email lilylimin.alt at

  • Reply Mrs. White November 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I always bring locally roasted coffee beans or loose leaf tea. Such a treat when I get such things myself!

  • Reply Anna Kristina Scherling November 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    We usually bring wine, although I'm loving all the ideas in these comments! annakristina28 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply e.t.t. November 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Such lovely tea towels! As for hostess gifts, I like to give what I like to get: homemade treats, clean-scented candles, or wine (something red, something spicy). Contact info: sarahlindseytackett (at) g mail (dot) com

  • Reply Brittany Dunn November 17, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Love Inge's work! Beautiful, simple, and useful. For a host or hostess I love the idea of utility like a simple half apron or a low maintenance potted plant or herb mix!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Bethany November 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Christmas treats! Bethany (dot) jane (dot) germane (at) gmail

  • Reply Brit November 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Wow, beautiful! I'm a sucker for pretty cotton tea towels! – My go to host/hostess gift is usually a bottle of wine (evening) or fancy cookies or chocolates (lunch or coffee).

    [email protected]

  • Reply Judie in CT November 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Great Giveaway! I know the perfect recipient who just moved into a tiny apartment.
    I like to bring local gifts, honey, cheese, salsa, etc. Beautiful blog, thank you.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Emmy November 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Oh, these are so lovely and elegant! All signed up and looking forward to seeing more from Windward Made. My email is emiliaburns (at) gmail

    My go-to holiday host/hostess gift is a mini poinsettia and a tin of homemade divinity – it's such a tricky recipe, but always worth it this time of year!

  • Reply Lauren McGinnis November 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    These are all beautiful! I love the plant cosy – what a great idea!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Tamara November 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    These are simply lovely and so beautifully crafted!

    My go to gift is usually something handmade, often from the kitchen, like my husband's home-brew or herbed simple syrups from the garden.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    love these! My go-to hostess gifts are simmer pots: mason jars (or re-used Bonne Maman jars) with dried apples, orange slices, lemon slices, whole cloves, whole allspice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and bay leaves. Tied up with a pretty wooden ornament and a tag – they're a hit every year! erikahoff AT gmail dot com

  • Reply Mallory Heath November 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    My go to hostess gift is a fancily packaged set of salts and peppers from a local speciality food store. I can be contacted at mallorymccall (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Vanessa Marie November 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Now a subscriber! These are so beautiful.

    My favorite hostess gift is always a good bottle of wine, simple but classic.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I love her aesthetic! So beautiful and pared-down. Favorite hostess gift is definitely a little plant. Would be even cuter with a plant cozy!


  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    So sweet and lovely. I like bringing a local honey or tea towels as a gift. jeanmdavidson[@]gmail Thanks for hosting!

  • Reply Alexandra November 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    During the holiday season I usually bring home baked christmas cookies, and/or a little plant, especially if I know the plant care level the person is comfortable with!
    This year I decided I'll bring a botte of wine (for adults) or a bottle of locally produced apple, blackcurrant and elderberry juice (for families) plus mulling spices. This way, they can make mulled wine or mulled juice. πŸ˜€
    Thank you for the giveaway, and thank you for bringing Windward made to my attention! I love the tea towels and the plant cozies.
    kontakt (at) alexandrapreis (dot) de

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Before all the holiday parties begin I like to spend a day making cookie dough that freezes well, like shortbread. I separate it into small batches and pull some out for no fuss added fresh baked cookies to give to the host(ess). I wrap them into a gift box instead of a plate and If there is already a big spread of holiday treats I make sure they know that those cookies are a little gift for them and they can feel free to hog them all for later!
    Thank you for telling us about this lovely shop, and for the chance to win a little something!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Becky November 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    homemade balloon flower bouquet!

    [email protected]

  • Reply T November 17, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Ooh, nice things! And from Europe, much appreciated. πŸ™‚ I love to make a big batch of homemade crispbread ("KnekkebrΓΈd" and buy a nice container, make homemade fig jam and include a nice card with the recipes – and for the extra special host, a farmer's market cheese. Everyone I've given this bundle to have loved it, and the joy of the gift lasts until they've eaten it up, and then they can make their own! The leaves pillow cover and the twinkle stars tea towel and plant cover especially tickled my fancy. πŸ™‚
    [email protected]

  • Reply Terra Schmutte November 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    something sweet and homemade, plus a good bottle of wine. can't go wrong! [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I love getting a large jar and filling it with natural cleaning products, Essential oils, tea towels, and a few other little things that every new homeowner may need but forget to buy themselves. πŸ™‚

    ~Jen Dillow
    [email protected]

  • Reply Niki November 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    My gift to the host is almost always home baked choc chip cookies!

  • Reply Emily November 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Fabulous giveaway! My go-to hostess gift is wine, wine, wine. A nice, unique bottle is such a fantastic gift, especially since most people won't splurge on the good stuff routinely!

  • Reply Angie Light November 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    My favorite gift to a host is a set of coasters handmade by me!

  • Reply Mary November 17, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Wow! So lovely!

    My go-to hostess gift is a jar of something canned from the cupboard. This year we have an abundance of tomato jam, so it'll be making the rounds very soon!

    ([email protected])

  • Reply Sasha November 17, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I'm classic (aka boring) and always bring a bottle of good wine or two, or a big bouquet of flowers. Two gifts that don't last very long, but spark a lot of joy.

  • Reply Jenny Stalker November 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I love making homemade biscotti for holiday gifts. πŸ™‚ ([email protected]) Thanks!

  • Reply stephschneider November 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I love the idea of bringing a host breakfast for the next day – fresh bread and jam or similar. After a big party/late night, to wake to a nice breakfast.

  • Reply Erin November 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    oh how charming and simple! would love these for my own home or as a gift! [email protected]

  • Reply Tori November 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    So, so beautiful. I love bringing friends tiny air plants (so mysterious) or a messy bouquet of hand-picked flowers. toritelfer (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • Reply Morse Always Wins! November 17, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    For most parties I stick with a bottle of wine. I always keep a few gift-able bottles with pretty labels on hand. I'm stuck on lambrusco for the holiday season!

    But if I'm just dropping by, showing up with the makings for Sweet n Saltines (aka Christmas crack) is the greatest gift of all–especially when I bring my own pan to spare the hostess any dishes. The house smells amazing through the morning and there's typically some left for the week. A gift that keeps on giving!

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I tend to bring pie or whatever baked good I'm in the mood to make. [email protected]

  • Reply Amy Blake November 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    baked goods! ablakeupATgmail

  • Reply Stephanie Steels November 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I usually opt to bring pudding/dessert if it's dinner (match green tea roll cooling on the counter as I type, waiting to be frosted tomorrow), or a tea bread (it's a Yorkshire/English thing) if it's coffee/lunch. stephsteels (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • Reply Mary Jane November 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I like to bring a homemade dish and belgian beer! [email protected]

  • Reply Victoria November 17, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I like to bring either baked goods or flowers..both little luxuries that don't end up cluttering people's homes! πŸ™‚
    ~Victoria S.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Baked goods and a bottle of homemade vanilla extract [email protected]

  • Reply KP November 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Beautiful giveaway.

    I like to bring Francois Payard's Salted Caramel Pate a Tartiner as a host/ess gift. A little pricey (and arguably a much lazier option than most RMTL readers seem to go with), but typically produces smiles and post-event gushing.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Helen November 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I usually bring something homemade (a baked good) or a bottle of wine!

    [email protected]

  • Reply yoga teacher November 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    [email protected]: The lemons and grapefruits I picked from my tree this weekend will be limoncello and "grapefruitcello" in time for holiday giving!

  • Reply kate November 17, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    What a lovely giveaway!
    This year my host/hostess gift of choice is a bottle of homemade Kalua. Such a a festive treat!

    nakwang at gmail dot come

  • Reply Erika Serodio November 17, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Beautiful giveaway!

    My sisters and I make gingerbread cookies with my grandmother every year. We wrap them on festive plates and bring them to the homes we visit throughout the holidays.


  • Reply Jean November 17, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Homemade baked goodies and confectionary for the holidays, flowers at other times. [email protected]. Lovely giveaway.

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I pretty much always take a bottle of wine/ and or something baked by me πŸ™‚ beau_dilks (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) nz

  • Reply Jen Schneider November 18, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. For a hostess giveaway, I opt for really nice herbal tea or a candle.

  • Reply Lanen Costner November 18, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I always give a jar of homemade jam (with a loaf of bread if I can manage to bake that day), or a bottle of homebrewed mead.

  • Reply Raquelita November 18, 2014 at 1:51 am

    What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you.
    My go-to hostess gift at this time of year is homemade mulled wine, using Anne Willan's Ypocras recipe (which is posted in Food 52's "Genius Recipes" column). It is quick, easy and is always well-received!

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 2:39 am

    My go-to gift for the holidays is homemade treats. I like to arrange a tray of seasonal goodies for everyone to enjoy; it's festive and personal. Thanks for the fun giveaway! [email protected]

  • Reply Penny7b November 18, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Thanks, this is a lovely giveaway. My go to gift is usually a nice bottle of wine or a scented candle or flowers for non-drinkers. penny7b(at)

  • Reply Unknown November 18, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I'm still deciding on my "go-to" for non-drinkers, but so far a bottle of Brooklyn-made Sorel seems to do the trick πŸ™‚ anonwcl (at) [gmail] .com

  • Reply SharonEKim November 18, 2014 at 5:02 am

    A few different Mast Brothers Chocolate bars are always well received. It's also a great excuse for me to pop over to their beautiful shop. (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Theresa November 18, 2014 at 5:11 am

    I don't really have a go-to, but homemade bread is pretty high ranking.

  • Reply Aysem November 18, 2014 at 5:30 am

    bread and flowers!

  • Reply Jess November 18, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I'm completely obsessed with pretty tea towels at the moment – these are gorgeous! However as a hostess gift I like to give homemade sourdough bread. emailjesst (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Fiona November 18, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Baked goods, booze or blooms! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway! fiona (dot) rouillard (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

    I make biscotti with dried cranberries and gingerbread spice, and gift them with some spice mix for hot mulled wine.
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Johanna, Germany

  • Reply Sarah November 18, 2014 at 6:04 am

    I always bring wine and something homemade (lately I've been making homemade dog treats for friends with pups!). That said, everything in your giveaway is so, so lovely and would be a great gift (though I'd be tempted to keep these items for myself!).

    sarah (dot) schewe (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 7:04 am

    This time of year in Florida the Calamondin tree is bearing tons of fruit, so Calamondin Marmalade is a nice gift. Depending on the occasion I'll bring a nice rustic boule to go with it : )
    I can be reached at [email protected] and i've subscribed to the newsletter, hoping to win these lovely items!

  • Reply Kristiina November 18, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Lovely design items! I usually bring one/some of these: organic wine/coffee/tea, flowers, self made baked stuff (lately I've gone crazy for raw food "baking"), self made craft or when the season is right something from our garden lot.
    I really would love to win these beautiful things! My email is: krisulle [at]
    I also love your blog! Found it a couple of weeks ago and have been reading it every day. Great inspiration, thanks! Greetings from Finland!

  • Reply Neringa November 18, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I usually bring something eatable (cake or sweets), drinkable (red wine or cremant) and something lovely (a candle or a small Christmas plant, or a bubble for the Christmas tree).
    Thank you for sucha a nice giveaway!!!
    neringosofa eta yahoo dot com

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

    The best give-a-way! I usually bring baked goods, but also have a stash of things my friends collect, so sometimes have a special something to take. kberkh0426 at gmail dot com

  • Reply Eloise November 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Oooh, I love this give away! I always gift fresh flowers wrapped in brown paper, and often a little surprise 'something' found in a local thrift store πŸ™‚
    [email protected]

  • Reply Brittany November 18, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I enjoy giving a home-made gift, whether it be a knitted washcloth set or jar of summer strawberry jam, to friends and family.
    I've signed up for the newsletter!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I subscribed. Those are some beautiful items! I would love to win them. That Plant cozy is a great idea!. I have been crocheting dish clothes this year for gifts. I also propagated some Christmas Cactus plants for gifts too.

  • Reply misseiffert November 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I subscribed and I love all the wonderful gifts! My go to gift is a home made mixed CD. Its great because when you get to the event and they haven't have time to pick out music you can just throw them in.
    I also love to watercolor, so this year I am going to make little calender cards with drawings on each specific to the month and person.
    [email protected]

  • Reply Lilith November 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    What a lovely giveaway. The gift depends on the gathering, tha last one was a plant, but often it's baken goods. I signed up for the newsletter. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Subscribed! What a lovely giveaway. My gifts are dependent upon who's hosting. But a few favorites… homemade candles, pretty soaps, or little houseplants. I also enjoy making breakfast for the host/hostess to save them the trouble and to help them relax and feel taken care of as well. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you for this, it looks very pretty. This is going to sound weird, I have a worm composter at home and my friends are crazy about the "worm tea" they produce. It has revived many plants, and as my friends don't want to have worms in their house, I always bring a small bottle of tea for their houseplants. [email protected]

  • Reply Anne November 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Lovely giveaway, I subscribed! I would give my host some nice flowers from my garden, or his/her favorite cake (homemade) or a nice bag of freshly roasted coffee! anneagterberg at gmail dot com

  • Reply Beth Zabloski November 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Subscribed! One of my favourite holiday host gifts is "Almost a Full Moon," a Christmas album by one of my favourite musicians, Hawksley Workman. [email protected]

  • Reply Alliya Lovestrand November 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Beautiful giveaway! Around the holidays I never leave home without a tin full of homemade caramels (secret family recipe). Last year I started making them with chocolate and sea salt. [email protected]

  • Reply wanda November 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Lovely giveaway, thank you! Host gifts depend upon the host and range from a bottle of wine in a beautiful bag to locally made chocolate to more family gifts–like holiday linen–are my go to's.

  • Reply Allison November 18, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I give wine, homemade bread, or some local beer. One of my favorite hostess gifts I've received was fancy ice cream. It's so fun to indulge and try new flavors.

  • Reply Brie November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Oh my gosh, what beautiful products! Anyone would be so lucky to have an item or two from Windward Made in their home. I always second guess my hostess gifts which is something I'm really trying to work on. Sometimes a nice candle is my go – to, or a bottle of wine, or, if I'm really on my A-game, homemade granola in a mason jar. ([email protected])

  • Reply Kristen REZEY November 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    They have some beautiful items. I usually give wine or a locally made jalapeΓ±o jelly (goes great with warm brie). ([email protected])

  • Reply becomingbianca November 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    These are so cute!
    My go-to hostess gift is usually a personal-sized loaf of one of my quick breads. This time of year it's usually my (fresh) cranberry walnut bread topped with an orange glaze (while still warm right out of the over!). Scrumptious!
    bianca.c.obrien(at) [gmail] .com

  • Reply Cinder November 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I often make a quick bread and wrap it in a beautiful tea towel for a hostess gift.
    I'm not sure I could part with these pretty tea towels!
    Thank you for this give away and pointing me in the Windward Way direction.
    cw33stone at aol dot com

  • Reply Julieta November 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Our go-to hostess gifts when visiting our families are a piece of cheese and a bottle of Mexican wine πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    My email is [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I love to give homemade jams for a hostess gift! Thanks for the chance to win — these things look lovely! My email is: [email protected]

  • Reply Lauren MIrow Blankenship November 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I love to give wreaths to family members for the holidays. Less expensive than flowers and last longer too. email: [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Framed prints of photographs I've taken plus cinnamon buns! adellerowe at hotmail dot com

  • Reply Boston Gemmie November 18, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    My go to gift is usually one or two things…"Icebox Cookie Cake" and/or my seaglass earrings or picture frame!! πŸ™‚ Icebox cookie Cake is one of the things most people "expect" me to bring….its delish and delightful!!!

    [email protected]

  • Reply lapippard November 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    My go to hostess gift is usually a batch of homemade salted caramels and a bottle of wine

  • Reply TheKorthuis' November 18, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    This year I am making homemade Limoncello! Soaking lemon rind for over a month! πŸ™‚ [email protected]

  • Reply Jaime November 18, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    What beautiful items from Windward.

    I like to give something homemade and this year it will be salt dough ornaments. They are simple and have a beautiful design stamped on them and hung with twine.

    [email protected]

  • Reply Justine November 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Gorgeous stuff! My favorite holiday hostess gift (if I made enough that year) is canned Bourbon Peaches. Just the best way to brighten up a gloomy winters evening πŸ™‚

    justinecnavarro at gmail dot com

  • Reply becca November 18, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Homemade Candied Pecans, they're great by themselves or on a salad πŸ™‚

    beccasloan at gmail dot com

  • Reply Anonymous November 19, 2014 at 1:09 am

    homemade wine, some clementines and a dark chocolate treat!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Leslie November 19, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Beautiful things! My go-to hostess gift is usually a jar of home canned jam or pickles.

    lesvogt at gmail dot com

  • Reply Erin November 19, 2014 at 1:58 am

    a potted amaryllis bulb- just add water and a cool/sunny spot!

    erinsparker at gmail dot com

  • Reply MB Isaac November 19, 2014 at 2:36 am

    I subscribed – love the tea towel set!

  • Reply SolDucky November 19, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Subscribed. I think that succulents make lovely gifts. Green in teh cold winter but easy to keep alive. magpied.piper at gmail

  • Reply MichelleOverby November 19, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Lovely giveaway. My mom and I made around 30 8oz amber bottles filled with vanilla extract. In the past I gave bottles to close family members but thought it would be special to make smaller bottles for hostess, co-worker, and Christmas party gift giving. πŸ™‚

    michelleleighoverby at yahoo dot com

  • Reply Camille Henry November 19, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Her fabrics are simple gorgeous. I most often bring a bottle of wine or a home made bottle of limoncello depending on the time of year. Limoncello works better in the warmer months.

  • Reply Bec M November 19, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Any excuse to whip up a batch of homemade ice cream. Everyone likes ice cream πŸ™‚
    [email protected]

  • Reply us November 19, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I love to give and receive fresh flowers. Always.

    Nthorley at gmail dot com

  • Reply Small Acorns November 19, 2014 at 7:47 am

    These are so pretty… I love the plant cozy! My go-to present for a Christmas host would be a nice selection of cheeses and some chutney or some homemade chocolate truffles (maybe with a splash of brandy or drambuie in the mix) [email protected]

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  • Reply Liz Grogan November 19, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Gorgeous giveaway. My new gift for precious friends is my "hero" Apple and Rhubarb jam. I have never made jam before, aimed high from the get go and now I can't bring myself to buy it anymore.
    My email is [email protected]

  • Reply Mahallia Ward November 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I love to give (and receive) fresh flowers πŸ™‚ What a lovely giveaway!

    [email protected]

  • Reply kari November 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Love the tea towels. My go-to hostess gift tends to be baked goods.
    denovojournalblog at gmail dot com.

  • Reply Shivani November 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I remember reading Inge before Windward Made was even an idea – thanks for helping me find her again! I don't have a "go-to" quite yet, but I love bringing jarred candles. Thanks! notesneurons (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Kate November 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    My go-to is always a bottle of wine and some local, boutique chocolates. For those that don't like chocolate, I usually pick up Malvi marshmallow cookies.
    Meehan.kate at gmail dot com

  • Reply Anonymous November 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Just tried to subscribe. Waiting for the email to confirm. What a beautiful give away. I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but I seem to have failed. I've done all sorts of hostess gifts from handmade soaps to candles to cookies to wine, but this year in honor of our really early polar vortex I think I will hunt for special teas that I can package up in a lovely way. Holding a warm tea cup/mug and breathing in aromatic steam seems like a treat when it feels below zero out. You can reach me at [email protected]

  • Reply Unknown November 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    i love the simplicity of the pillow covers. just made a batch of fire cider that i'm planning on giving away throughout the winter. i like the idea of giving away a health tonic with a kick. alexis.stephens at gmail dot com

  • Reply Anonymous November 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    My comment is just above this. Yeah!!! My subscription went through. Teas it is!!! [email protected]

  • Reply MK November 19, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    i love the simplicity of the patterns and my plants would love to reside in a good plant cozy. hostess gifts depend on the person themselves as i try to be mindful of what they would like but i think a hard to kill plant is always a good one. [email protected]

  • Reply sandyhills x November 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    subscribed –
    My go to holiday gift would be a fruit and chocolate basket
    contact me – by responding to this post or

  • Reply Anonymous November 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I've never really given a hostess gift, people my age are just starting to get their first apartments after college and such. Being that we are all mostly broke, I just come with homemade goodies! For the fall I usually make brown sugar- coconut oil cookies. Ingredients are key!

    [email protected]

  • Reply Katherine November 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    theater tickets for the new yorkers, homemade simple syrups or fun new CD releases for everyone else.

    waleckak (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Suzanne November 19, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Fabulous giveaway. Last year, I took jars of homemade coconut oil sugar scrub as hostess gifts. This year I hope to find a great shortbread recipe and take batches of shortbreads. [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 20, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Something home baked, wine and cheese, flowers etc.
    Thank you,

  • Reply Katherine Stookesberry November 20, 2014 at 1:14 am

    That would be a perfect surprise for us as we pack for our cross-country move to ASPEN! [[email protected]]

  • Reply Michelle November 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Holiday host(ess) gift is dessert…always homemade dessert! Usually of the cookie variety. (michgig at hotmail dot com)

  • Reply Anonymous November 20, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Erin, I love the giveaway, so simple and lovely. The hostess gift is always something homemade, right now it is vanilla extract. kucusik(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply eggplantandolive November 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Gorgeous and simple! Something sweet and baked or wine/flowers!
    {[email protected]}

  • Reply e r i k a November 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    we have such a productive garden, we're always bringing along fig, peach, or spicy pepper jelly/jam as gifts! [kranzer[at]gmail[dotcom]]

  • Reply Ariel November 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Homemade cookies are my go-to! πŸ™‚ kerokaeru at hotmail

  • Reply Rob November 20, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Flowers are my go to, love them so much. [email protected]

  • Reply kristen hrynkow November 20, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    a bottle of good wine is my go to πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anonymous November 21, 2014 at 12:44 am

    My go-to is generally something edible, pumpkin bread or poppy seed cake are favorites among those I visit. Christy ([email protected])

  • Reply Elisabeth November 21, 2014 at 12:47 am

    flowers. of course.. whats better. and something that we often forget to buy for ourselves.

  • Reply Jessica November 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    little bottles of homemade vanilla extract are my year round hostess gift. which reminds, me, I need to re-up my stock! [email protected]

  • Reply ariana November 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I love bringing along a nice tea towel with an edible of some sort. If I'm out of town, or coming from out of town, I like to bring something somewhat representative of where I was (i.e. a jar of lavender when I went to meet my boyfriend's family for the first time and was coming straight from my study-abroad in South of France!). [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Beautiful! My go to gift? A jar of my mum's world-class pickles or relish. Treasure in a jar!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Lindsay von November 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm


    A local shop carries these stunning and unique wine bottle toppers. I always have a few on hand to include with a bottle of wine.

  • Reply KJ November 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    A small jar of homemade jam is my go to!

  • Reply Laine November 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Those are truly lovely! My go-to gifts are a bottle of wine or some craft beer and something edible and homemade- often a seasoned nut mix or dehydrated fruit such as apple chips.

  • Reply sarah e. November 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I love giving edible gifts like cookies, jars of honey from our bees, or my favorite bottle of wine. Christmas cacti also make wonderful gifts for the green-thumbed! williams.sarahelizabeth AT gmail

  • Reply Hannah Thweatt November 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I love to give little succulents and something yummy πŸ™‚

    [email protected]

  • Reply Anonymous November 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I love to give freshly picked field flowers if it's a summery dinner or home made soap or candles. πŸ™‚

    [email protected]

  • Reply Nikki November 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    My go-to host/hostess gift is personalized wine glasses. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Nikki M.

  • Reply Christina November 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Winter simplicity at it's best!
    [email protected]

  • Reply Natalie November 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Always a plant instead of flowers. Usually something they can use ( herbs are good) and a nice pot.
    Email is natalieanagram at Gmail dot com.

  • Reply Lauren Seesel November 22, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I'm incapable of showing up to someone's house without some type of sweet – typically oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.


  • Reply Emily Veys November 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I bring a copy of my favorite holiday album.

    ([email protected])

  • Reply Nicole Bagozzi November 23, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Love to bring flowers! nbagozzi88ATgmailDOTcom

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