“Nudo is an olive grove. And part of it can be yours” ~ from Nudo’s Facebook page
Okay, before I explain that line, let me first apologize to you.
I’m sorry that I didn’t write this blog post in November. Back in October, I was contacted about sampling olive oils from Nudo Italia, an artisanal Italian olive oil company. I got the samples. I loved them. I had good intentions of writing a ‘suggested gift idea’-type blog post that would have been perfect for Christmas.
But alas, here we are. It’s February and I’m just now getting around to writing this post. Shame on me because I really, really love this olive oil and the story behind it. (if you liked Under the Tuscan Sun, you’re going to love this story, so be sure to click through and read!)
Now on to the explanation of that intro line: “part of it can be yours”.
In addition to the fact that the olive oil is delicious, the packaging is super cute, and the pricing is really reasonable on all of their products, they also have an ADOPTION PROGRAM! And it’s not like getting a star named after you — you actually get olive oil from the tree! (Those stars don’t come with magic star dust do they?)
There are a few different options starting at $49/quarterly (if you purchase for yourself) or $69 if you give it as a gift (this option includes an adoption gift pack). Check out the Adopt section on their website for full details.
How cool is this? Seriously, I would be ecstatic if I got this as a gift —hint hint.
I suppose I shouldn’t be kicking myself too hard over missing the Christmas gift giving season because truly, we’ve still got plenty of occasions on the horizon: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, your sister/aunt/cousin/friend’s birthday, anniversaries…
And while I think the Adoption package makes a really unique gift, I wouldn’t want you to overlook all of the other fabulous gift options in the Nudo online shop. The item I was able to sample was the Nudo Divine Duo, and both the olive oils in this set are wonderful.
And guess what? The nice folks at Nudo would like for one of you to experience the Divine Duo as well!
The winner is:
To enter, all you have to do is this:
1. Leave a comment telling me about the most unique gift you’ve ever given or gotten.
For up to 2 additional entries, you can do either or both of the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for each optional entry.
2. Follow me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Win a @NudoItalia Divine Duo from @betheats! http://bit.ly/Xqkzo8”, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
3. Like Eat.Drink.Smile. on Facebook and come back and tell me you did so (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case!)
Contest ends on Friday, February 15th at Noon Central. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!
Photos of Rosario Grove and olives courtesy of Nudo’s FB page