(Quick reminder, don’t forget about our Nourishing Sweet and Treats Carnival this upcoming Tuesday! Frugal Friday reader’s I welcome you to join in on the sweet fun as well. )
Next week I hope to share some nourishing food gift ideas, but today I bring to you a wonderful frugal, health friendly gift (or wish list) idea, with a give away as well!
It can be challenging to find gifts that are health friendly without spending a lot. It’s one of those facts of life, you know, you get what you pay for (most of the time!). However, sometimes there are more frugal options for high quality products, and I am so thrilled to share one of those options with you today. Today, we will be looking at the products from a new company, started by a mom frustrated with the high prices of good quality stainless steel products. She sells some beautiful stainless steel products for a more frugal price.
Yes, that’s right. Stainless steel and frugal were in the same sentence together.
I have long been interested in expanding my repertoire of stainless steel containers as there are so many dangers to plastics. I use glass items frequently, and they do work just fine for most things. Unfortunately glass can break, and I have broken my full share of glass items.
Last year I bought my husband a Kleen Kanteen water bottle for his birthday (how romantic! *wink*), which he has been using everyday and loves. But the high price has prevented us from buying more.
Well, The Tickle Trunk, offers stainless steel water bottles, that are made from the same manufacturer as Kleen Kanteen, boasting the same high quality product at a much cheaper cost. For example, they sell this 18 ounce bottle, for 11 dollars.
And the 40 ounce water bottle is only 13 dollars!
They also have these pretty 12 ounce ones that are also just 11 dollars (they are similar to the Sigg water bottles, without the aluminium and plastic lining!).
Follow my example and give one as a gift to a spouse, and they will get everyday use out out of it (instead of the unused scented soap, or tie).
They also have numerous food storage, food grade, stainless steel containers (to replace those yucky plastic things we usually use). And because they are stainless steel you can go directly from freezer to oven. Unlike plastic, which can freeze but not heat, and glass which must be treated delicately when frozen and warmed. The other great feature is that you can write on the top of them with a non-permanent marker to specify what’s in it. I am definitely adding this to my wish list!
For example, this 18.3 x 9 x 6 cm stainless steel food storage container is only five dollars! (Isn’t it pretty? Stainless steel has such a nice shine).
These have a silicon seal, so they are airtight, come in a variety of sizes (1 cup to 6 cups), and can also be written on with a non-permanent marker for labeling purposes, priced 9 to 13 dollars (do you all know what a great deal that is?).
Finally, they have some wonderful lunch pail options. With Joel going to college, I had actually looked at these a while back from another source, but they were just a little beyond our means. Not only that, but they were generally made from aluminium. Made with cheap material and expensive? I don’t think so.
Not so from these beauties!
This beautiful food storage container is double walled, so it keeps your food cold or hot for hours, it also has that nice tray so that you can keep your food separate (think sandwich on top, green salad on the bottom, or meat and veggies on top, rice on the bottom, that sort of thing). And at 7 dollars, it’s a great deal too.
At the very top of the page, you will see their super duper, three layer large lunch pail, also double walled, which will keep a hungry man (or woman) well feed, and it’s only 20 dollars! Those cheap aluminium ones that were only two layers were thirty dollars in the stores.
Finally, we come to our give away item. The owner let me know that this is one of their most popular items. I can see why.
Here’s their description of it,
“One of our most popular snack/lunch containers! This two layer lunch box is perfect for lunch. A sandwich on the bottom, sliced apples on top. You can also write on the container with a non-permanent marker. This helps to specify the contents, date and owner. It measures 15.9 x 11.3 x 6.2 cm, it is made from #430 food grade stainless steel, and has a removable handle”
This would make a wonderful little lunch container for children taking fruit and sandwiches to school, or on outings. (or for a grown up, for that matter!). Just note that this one is not double walled. It’s not illegal to win my own give away, is it? (Just kidding).
To enter the give away:
Go to The Tickle Trunk, and browse around. Then come back here and leave a comment answering one (or, even better, both) of these questions and leave your email address.
1-Which item did you like the best?
2-What type of stainless steel item would you love to have, that’s not already on the site?
Also make sure that you qualify by reading her shipping information (Canada and US shipping).
I will be closing comments next Friday and drawing our winner, so check back to see if you won!
Finally, keep watching this site as she will soon have stainless steel ice cube trays and stainless steel Popsicle makers, as well as cups and glasses! I hope that we can all support this lady and mother, because she is doing a noble work in bringing these great products to us at a great price.