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Congratulations to our winner, Stacey, who says that the best wedding gift she ever gave was a margarita machine to a fun-loving couple. Check back next month for another great giveaway!

We are smack-dab in the middle of wedding season — one of our very own D-Happ writers is even tying the knot this summer. (Ahem, Briana!) Once you’ve crafted that summer wedding outfit, there’s one more thing to consider: the perfect gift. If you’re still searching for something to delight the happy couple, consider this month’s Freebie Friday giveaway: A Starbucks Verismo machine that will let them (or you!) create favorite coffee shop drinks at home.

Win a Starbucks Verisimo Machine From HGTV's Design Happens Blog

The Starbucks Verismo machine crafts single-serving sizes of the same espresso drinks and brewed coffee served in the company’s stores around the world. With the machine’s specially-formulated pods, you can make everything from lattes to mochas to Starbucks’ signature coffee blends — all in the comfort of your own home.

One lucky winner will receive a Starbucks Verismo 580 machine in their choice of hue: silver, black, burgundy or champagne.  The winner will also receive 12 espresso pods and 12 milk pods.

To enter for a chance to win, answer this month’s question in the comments below: What’s the best wedding gift you’ve ever given (or received)?

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 12:00 p.m. ET on July 12, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on July 15, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prizes: $220.90. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.


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301 Responses

  1. For our wedding…28 years ago; my dad sold his motorcycle and gave us the money to help my wife and I start our lives together. It wasn't the money; it was that he bought me my first bike for my 8th birthday and we had ridden together ever since. It signified a real change in life! But of course….the real thing I got that day was the never ending love of my wife!

  2. Taylor says:

    I helped my best friend do her whole wedding, I kept certain things from the wedding including my bouquet, sash from dress, invitations and save the dates…I put these all in a huge shadow box and gave it to her put together the morning after the wedding. She balled!

  3. elenavo says:

    I gave a new Macbook air laptop to my best friend for his wedding, which he absolutely loved, being a graphic designer.

  4. laurie says:

    A painting from a local talented artist. Nothing like an original one of kind piece of art work. Who knows one day it may be worth a fortune.

  5. Sally Holland says:

    The best Wedding gift I have ever given was advice to my younger sister that her marriage be blessed with good health, happiness and everlasting love. My parents are God fearing people who have set the bar high and truly exemplify the real meaning of what a marriage encompasses. I also cross stitched and framed a verse from the Bible about what "love is." It is hanging in their home as you walk in the front door. 1.Corin.13 <3

  6. GimmeCoffee says:

    An ice cream maker. It's the only wedding gift item I've given since. We use it almost weekly.

  7. Janice Kelley says:

    My grandfather came to my wedding right after Grandma passed away. He brought me a quilt she had made me for my wedding day. I still have it.

  8. Stacey says:

    The best gift I ever gave was a margarita maker machine. They are party people and it was at every gathering in the future.

  9. WandaBox says:

    yes I will like to win something like that I drink a cup of coffee every morning went I get up at 5 am.

  10. Joan says:

    I found an artist who makes a teak salad set with the couples initials and wedding date inlaid on the utensil handles. The bride continues to comment on it four years later!

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