Giveaway :: Tique Box

Tuesday, October 28, 2014



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There is nothing quite like getting a package in the mail. Surely I’m not alone in feeling like the postal worker is a sort of modern day Santa Claus. Honestly, there are days I hear the mailbox open and close and half expect a surprise box of goodies waiting for me. Granted, this always happens when I haven’t even ordered anything but it’s a distant hope nonetheless. The idea that a gift box of goodies might come montly? My heart, dear friend, my heart.

Tique Box is a genius subscription service based in Portland, Oregon. Founders Inger McDowell and Paige Hendrix Buckner curate some of the best local artisans and ship them to you in a monthly themed box that brings you a slice of their city. I won’t pretend I don’t have a giant crush on the city of Portland (in fact, my husband and I discuss moving there semi-regularly) and the thought of having a bit of the city delivered to my doorstep every month? Genius. Tique Box is a business that is all about delivering the metaphorical sunshine and you know how much we love that.

Tique Box is giving away “The December Box” to one lucky winner and a $25 gift certificate to a second winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, November 4th. *US residents only please!*
Please visit Tique Box and tell us: If you were to send a friend a box of goodies that celebrated where you live, what would be in it?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, November 11th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Juliet Farmer says:

    hmmmm…. Sacramento: seasonal fresh produce, craft beer, roasted coffee, baked goods, and honey. 🙂 

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    Beth B says:

    For NYC, assuming dry ice could keep the perishables from spoiling:
    -Compost Cookies and DIY Cereal Milk Powder from Momofuku Milk Bar
    -Chocolate Rugelach from Zabar’s
    -Smoked Salmon from Russ & Daughters (maybe it would keep if mailed overnight?)
    -A dozen bagels from Ess-a-Bagel or  Black Seed Bagels
    -Mike’s Hot Honey from Paulie Gee’s pizzeria
    -Brooklyn Brewery beer or a growler of local beer
    -Cheese assortment from Murray’s cheese shop
    -Pretzel Croissants from City Bakery
    -Assorted Doughnuts from the Doughnut Plant
    -A Shake Shack t-shirt since the food can’t be mailed. 
    -Scrapbook assortment of beautiful paper from Kate’s Paperie
    -The Water Towers of NYC infographic poster from Pop Chart Labs
    -Postcards of 10 works of art from the Met/Moma, etc. 

    All in a box wrapped in a paper NYC subway map.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    I live in Alaska so the smoked salmon and chocolate covered berries are DIVINE. I would also put in some Kaladi coffee beans (our local roaster…Alaska is big on coffee drive throughs), fireweed jelly, and if shipping were not an issue (and it always is in Alaska) I would put in a growler of Raspberry Wheat Ale from the Mooses Tooth brewery.

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    ren says:

    let’s just imagine you can ship ANYTHING from l.a. to anywhere, and then it would be a box full of tacos, wine, homeboy bakery breads, my favorite cookies from the local whole foods (because no one else gets them right), cupcakes from that bakery on burbank, a cocktail from that bar downtown that looks like a mad scientist’s lab and comic books (because we make a lot of them here in l.a.) and love, of course.

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    Holli says:

    Huckleberry everything! They grow rampant in Idaho’s mountains. I’d give a list, but it would sound a little like that Forest Gump scene with Bubba naming the ways to eat shrimp!

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    Gira Desai says:

    Houston, TX easy!
    – REAL spicy salsa (Mrs Renfro’s) 
    – Chuy’s Creamy Jalepeno Sauce
    – DownHouse breakfast tacos 
    – Buffalo Bayou Brewing’s Abrikoos Beer
    – Tito’s Vodka for at home cocktails
    – Goode Company’s BBQ
    – Churrasco’s Tres Leches
    – Cheese platter from Houston Dairymaids
    – Cocktail from Julep
    – Coffee from Southside Espresso’s current curation
    – pics of The Menil, Miller Outdoor Theater, and Beer Can House
    – Amy’s Ice Cream’s “The Incredible Hulk”
    – Jenga pieces from Valhalla
    – Macarons from Common Bond Bakery
    – Local brewery pint glasses so you can bring them to the next Cactus Music show!
    – Three Bros Bakery fresh bread!
    and of course El Tiempo Queso!

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    Ruth says:

    Oooh, fun! Burbank/SoCal:
    Sprinkles cupcake
    Pink’s Hot Dog
    Homeboy Chips and Salsa
    Something with a palm tree on it:)
    A dvd of the tour of Warner Brothers Studios
    Dino’s Pizza … if it could travel well!
    Snookie’s Cookies!!

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    Cindy says:

    Ooohhhh….what a fun idea! My box of Pasadena would have to include:
    -Jones Coffee
    -Dots Cupcakes
    -Roses reminiscent of the Rose Parade!
    -Scent of the Langham spray. Yes, they really do make this 😉

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    Andrea says:

    Chicago – so pizza, popcorn mix, Frango mints, giardinera, and something chocolate scented as a reference to the Blommer factory.

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    Rebekah says:

    Something handmade from one of our many talented local artisans like Darling & Dear, some chocolate from Videri or Escazu, a bottle of Cheerwine (b/c it’s deliciously Southern), ocal honey, and Slingshot cold brew coffee, on top of a bed of acorns since Raleigh is the City of Oaks.

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    Jennifer says:

    To represent my seaside town in RI, I would fill a box with sand, shells, sea glass and a seagull feather. 

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    Cat says:

    Currently in Burbank (LA area) – 

    Cupcakes from Yummy Cupcakes
    Dino’s Pizza
    Corner Cottage breakfast burritto
    In N Out

  13. 13
    jane says:

    (i don’t live in the us but if i win i’d like to send the prize to my friend in la!)

    i’m from singapore which is food heaven, but it’s mostly street food and not really stuff you can send in a box, although my parents did send me a carton of chinese new year goodies when i was studying in the us so there’s that.
    i’d probably include all the chinese new year cookies i love such as pineapple tarts, peanut puffs, spicy shrimp rolls, kuih bangkit (a kind of cookie made with roasted tapioca flour), kueh lapis (a really rich buttery cake made by pouring batter in thin layers and baking to get a layered effect)! and then i’ll send food pastes such as chicken rice (my parents sent me this kit so i could prepare chicken rice for my housemates in the us), laksa (rice noodles cooked in spicy broth with coconut milk), and maybe some curry paste and mee siam paste as well (yet another spicy rice vermicilli dish)! that should give a good idea of the chinese, malay and indian influences in singaporean cuisine 🙂

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    Trisha says:

    I live in Vermont, so the first thing would be some sort of maple product or two. Maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cotton candy. If I could find a way to do it legally, I would include a selection of Vermont beers. Vermont has a great craft beer scene, and many of them are hard (or downright impossible) to get out of state.If it was autumn I’d also include some pressed leaves, although it would be hard to pick just a few. They’re all so beautiful! Maybe some Darn Tough merino wool socks would also find their way into the box. 

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    Rachael says:

    I live in Reno and everyone always assumes we are only a gambling town. I would love to put together a box that represents more of the variety Reno has to offer…
    Hub Coffee Beans-roasted in house here at a local coffee bar
    A cookie from Mix Cupcakes (their specialty-cupcakes-might not ship well
    I’m not sure about shipping alcohol, but Great Basin Brewery & Stoneyhead are both local breweries that bottle their ales
    Lavender bath products from Lavender Ridge–locally grown & hand-crafted soaps, lotions etc
    Handmade Bar Soap from Nakara soap—too pretty to use!!
    Truffles from Sweets Candy company
    ..Just to name a few

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    Amie says:

    Since I like to celebrate my Southern heritage, my box from Mississippi would contain Grandma’s cheese straws, Mississippi Mud brownies, Dixie grits, Wake Up Crabby Bloody Mary mix and a magnolia scented candle. I’d probably sneak a little jar of moonshine in there as well, just for kicks!

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    sam says:

    Raleigh/Durham, NC:
    Krispy Kreme Donuts
    Cheerwine (its soda) 
    Pork BBQ (Eastern: vinegar based or Western: ketchup based)
    Moravian Cookies 
    Mt Olive Pickles
    Texas Pete Hot Sauce 

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    brenda says:

    Salt water taffy
    Dried cranberries and blueberries
    Sam Adams beer
    A jar of Cain’s Mayonnaise
    Cape Cod Potato Chips
    Fried Clams
    Toll House Cookies

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    Samantha S says:

    From a tiny university town in the Central Valley of California:
    –something kale-related
    –a bag of coffee roasted and ground at Mishka’s
    –olive oil from the University’s orchards
    –cheese from a local farmer
    –almonds from a farm down the road
    –a fancy vanilla cassis cake from the Austrian bakery
    –and a pocketsize bike repair kit, since our entire town is composed of bicycles

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    Elizabeth says:

    This is hard…I live in Eugene…so probably not that different from what you use!  However, I know I’d include a grow your own mushrooms kit, and this AMAZING rosemary cooking oil that an artisan around here sells, as well as something from a local lavender farm.  Lavender.  Oh lavender., I love you.  Also, I’d probably try to slip a piece of small, functional pottery in – like a nut dish or something.  You know, for all the hazelnuts!  🙂

  21. 21
    LaTanya says:

    I would send a pkg to make hushpuppies and a pkg to make grits. 

  22. 22

    Chocolates from Anna Shea, Kettlecorn from Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm, a magnet from our Oceanarium, a candle called “Windy City,” and a Bears tee shirt! 🙂

  23. 23
    Kim H. says:

    We have a lot of good local cheeses, hudson valley apples, bourbon from a new distillery that just opened, Alps chocolates and Millbrook wine!

  24. 24
    Ellen L. says:

    I live in Chicago, and we Chicagoans are fiercely proud of our city. I’d have to send a Cubs t-shirt, a stuffed bear for the Chicago Bears, a cd from Buddy Guy’s Legends (Blues joint) Giordano’s deep dish pizza (they ship frozen), Garrett’s specialty popcorn (the line is around the block every day), and a 4-pack of Chicago’s own Half Acre beer.

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    Jeannet says:

    I live in the beautiful state of Oregon that has so much to offer. If the box could fit all the local wineries, breweries and distilleries in the area with the beef jerky that is soaked in wine. I went to the American Distillery Festival this past weekend and was inspired. 

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    Erin says:

    I live in Fort Worth, TX. Assuming that I could package and send perishables, I’d send barbecue from Angelo’s, Rahr & Sons beer, Hummus with pitmaster fat and camp bread from The Woodshed, chorizo scotch eggs from American Food + Beverage, and avocado popsicles from Steel City Pops.

  27. 27
    Carolsue says:

    San Francisco Bay Area – Ghiradelli Chocolates, French Bread, local wine, nuts and dried fruit

  28. 28
    Sharon Siqueiros says:

    From El Paso, TX. I’d send, Hatch Green Chilis, homemade salsa, jalapeno jelly, homemade green enchilada sauce, pecans,goat cheese, steaks and flan

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    rachel says:

    I grew up on the shores of Lake Erie, Ohio. I’d pack up buckeyes (peanut butter and chocolate candies), ice wine from the islands, our famous perch, canned Red Haven peaches from my favorite local orchard and Toft’s ice cream.

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    Kate B says:

    I’d love to put together boxes of Columbus Ohio goodies to send to all of my friends for Christmas! It would be tempting just to fill them with some delicious foodstuffs, but I’d try to branch out. I would definitely start with bags of sundae toppings made by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: salty graham gravel and a jar of salty caramel sauce. To celebrate the terrific sense of creativity found in Columbus, the “Pinterest gives me a false sense of craft” poster from Igloo Letterpress and a set of travel greeting cards from These Are Things. I’d finish off the box with a super-soft t-shirt from Homage, a local company that licenses vintage designs and prints them on supremely comfy and easy to wear shirts. I’d choose the Columbus Zoological Society design to celebrate our nationally-acclaimed zoo (home base of late-night favorite Jack Hanna!) or perhaps the COSI design, because our science museum is fun for kids of ALL ages! Columbus is awesome and I’d love to spread a little Cbus love around!

  31. 31
    Charlotte D. says:

    Since I live in Seattle, I would send some preserved salmon, clam chowder, Starbucks coffee, Boehms candies, and an umbrella.

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    ginger g. says:

    The Sacramento area…I’m fairly new to the area, but I think it would look like this:  Almonds, locally roasted coffee, A doughnut from this local shop (I haven’t visited them yet, but follow on Instagram, and I drool over everything!), and a handmade scarf 🙂

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    Emily M. says:

    How fun! I’m from Chicago and I would send a bottle of Lillie Q’s BBQ sauce, a box of Frangos mints, a bag of Dark Matter Coffee, Truffles from Truffle Truffle, a Hoosier Mama Pie and a bottle of Jo Snow Syrup.

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    Jenni Schaub says:

    Being from Kansas City I would put in some of the best BBQ sauce in the world (Gates BBQ), a KC Royals World Series shirt, a box of Christopher Elbow chocolates, A bag of KC roasterie coffee, a silver Missouri pendant necklace w/a heart cutout over KC, a growler of KC’s Big Rip Brewery Cherry Cheesecake Ale and a cute Hallmark card (we have the world HQ here!) What a fun question!!

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    Sparrow B says:

    We live in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma, so you’d have to include some desert rosette stones, some BBQ sauce from our gas station BBQ joint, some green sauce from our local hole-in-the-wall Taqueria and some and an AirForce shirt. What an awesome giveaway!