Velata Giveaway

This giveaway is now CLOSED!

The winner has been chosen and is named on the Rafflecopter box below! Congeratulations!  Jana, who sponsored this post was so happy with the response she wanted to offer a couple more Velata warmers to giveaway as well!!  Wahoo!  Here are the other two winners!  As always, you have 48 hours to claim your winnings!



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Are you familiar with Velata? Well, you should be! Last April, I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in a small focus group.  In this group we were able to sample the new Velata Warmers and chocolates.  I was so impressed by the amazing quality and taste of the chocolates.  I liked them all, but my favorite was the Caramel Milk Chocolate! YUM!


I also couldn’t believe how easy it was to use the Velata warmers.  Simply open the pouch and pour the chocolate or caramel right into the special Velata warmer dishes and let the chocolate warm up to the perfect smooth and creamy consistency.


Here is what the makers of Velata have to say about their product:

We set out in search of the world’s most perfect, blow-your-mind chocolate. Our journey took us to (where else) Belgium — the world capital of fine chocolate. We found the perfect chocolate with the purest ingredients and the velvetiest (sometimes you have to invent a word) consistency. The kind of chocolate fondue you want to dip into, heart and soul.

Perfect chocolate needs a perfect melt! So we invented a patent-pending silicone dish heated by a light bulb in a hip, fun, smart fondue warmer. Who else but Scentsy could find a hip, fun, smart way to use a light bulb?

Whether you are a foodie, a trendsetter, or just someone who thinks of chocolate as its own food group, Velata fondue products are for you.

Take a dip in indulgent Velata chocolate. Once you’re hooked, make sure to take a look at the Velata opportunity. You never know, you may make a life out of your love of chocolate.


Jana Bennett, an Independent Consultant with Velata, wants you to be able to enjoy the Velata experience for yourself.  She is generously giving…

One Idea Room reader a Velata warmer of their choice along with 3 packs of the Scentsy Chocolates {which come in Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate, and White Chocolate}.


If you would like to enter for a chance to win simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below.


If you would like to learn more about Velata or how you can purchase some for your Holiday parties this year, you can contact Jana Bennett for more information, by clicking on her name.



  1. Dallas' Mom says

    I think this Christmas will be the best gift we ever gave.We are actually telling our family that we are having our first baby! BEST GIFT EVER!

  2. Donna McConnell says

    My mother gave me a croched tree skirt for Chrismas and she passed away before the next Chrstmas. I cherished that skirt.

  3. Carrie Phelps says

    For my birthday my daughter gave me art on canvas; a tree made from her arm and hand dipped in paint and my grandsons supplied the leaves with their hands. Off to the side is a butterfly using my granddaughters itty bitty feet.

  4. Michelle F says

    My favorite gifts are the things my son makes me. Even though he is grown up he still blesses me with something he made. Last year it was a portfolio of his drawings and paintings from a college design class he took. So far that has been my favorite gift ever.

  5. Kara says

    My husband gave me a very nice pair of earrings! Ooh, I love melted chocolate, hope I win!!

  6. says

    As strange as it seems, the best gift I ever received was the birth of my son on Christmas day. My ONLY son, who was welcomed into our family by his 3 sisters. Later a 4th sister came along. He is my favorite son.

  7. Samantha says

    The best Christmas gift my husband ever gave me was my sewing machine. I’ve used it to make a home business :)

  8. Patty Jensen says

    My favorite Christmas gifts are the ones from my daughter. The best one was the year she gave me my own blog so that I could be sure to never lose another recipe again in my huge stack of paper recipes!

  9. Camille says

    The best gift I remember giving was when I was a preteen. My family had the opportunity to help out kids with diabetes in another country. My brothers , sister and I all gave the allowance we had been saving for months to buy each others gifts, and donated it all to charity. That was the best gift we recieved too.

  10. Char says

    The best gift I ever got were all the little gifts my sons would get me every year…I really don’t remember what they were..they were tchotchkes really but they meant the world because they would gather up all their dimes and nickels to buy me a gift & then ever so carefully wrap it up as kids do with lots of paper & tape! :)Good memories!

  11. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says

    The best gift that I could ever receive is the smile on my sons face and the joy in his heart. The best gifts are not the material ones but the ones that come straight from the heart.

  12. christine says

    The best gift I ever received was a family ring from my Mom over 20 years ago – priceless!

  13. says

    The best gift I ever gave was a scrapbook to my mother of my brother that had passed away. It was very meaningful and now that she has passed it is mine and one of the things I cherish very mcuh. Happy Holidays!

  14. JennieS says

    when my brother was in elementary school, he made this terra cotta house for me. love it. still have it displayed in my house!

  15. Stacey Rothrock Steinfeld says

    The best gift I ever received was the chance to be a Mother. The days are long, the nights are longer but I would never give it up!

  16. Lisa Cooper says

    The best gift I ever received was the gift of friendship. My husband passed away and the people i thought would be there for me were not! But an aquaintance of mine went ot of her way to be there for me and we became quite close. Her gift of friendsip will never be forgotten!

  17. Janet says

    The best gift I have received is a cake decorating kit many years ago. This has allowed me to decorate cakes for all of my children every birthday!!

  18. amme says

    The best gift I ever got was my Nikon SLR. I used to miss so many moments with my little one. I love that I can capture them now!

  19. Gayle Erwin says

    I got the pot belly teddy bear I SOOOOO wanted when I was 10. That was fantastic. I also had a very thoughtful friend give me a rice cooker when she found out I had to eat gluten free. 12 yeas later I still use it all the time. It was thoughtful and ever so practical.

  20. Sandy says

    I have fond memories of all my Christmases as a child. We didn’t have alot of money, but my parents always made sure Christmas included lots of gifts under the tree for me and my sisters!

  21. Heather Deem says

    I’d love to try this! A New Years tradition is dipping fruit in chocolate but I only use my crock pot.

    • says

      Heather! You won a Velata warmer! Please respond back and I will get you connected with Jana for your new Velata!

  22. carly dunavant says

    Tthe best gift I ever recvd was forgiveness thru Jesus. I am so excited to be able to win this! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. Nicole says

    My favorite gift was my new DSLR so that I could take pictures of our then first baby. Haven’t put the camera down since.

  24. Karen says

    My favorite gift I have given was a bottle wine -the brand was 7 sisters.I gave it to my mom because she has 7 daughters!

  25. Kellie says

    The best gift I ever received was a spoon. Sounds simple but it isn’t. In England they have these spoons Called Welsh Love Spoons. They are carved from on piece of wood and every symbol on it means something. I bought one, spending hours picking out the symbols that meant something to me. On our move back from overseas it got lost. A couple of years later my husband got online and researched where he could buy one and get it sent to the US. He picked all the symbols and had this one engraved with our names and anniversary. I had no idea. I had figured that it was lost forever. The original one is. The second one has less stuff on it but means so much more to me because my husband went through so much to find it for me and to surprise me with it. There is a reason we have been married fro 27 years.

  26. kathleen says

    The best gift I ever gave was a scrapbook of photos to each of our family who vacationed together. Fun pictures of the cousins playing and of grandparents. Good, sweet memories.

  27. Debbi Seader says

    The best gift I ever received was a poem that my son wrote for me. I had it framed and it is hanging on my living room wall. Something I will cherish forever!

  28. Cara F. says

    The best gift I ever gave to someone was to an elderly patient at the optometry office I worked in at the time. He had low vision and he needed a special type of magnifier to read. However, due to a very limited income, he could not afford to purchase one. I bought the magnifier for him and mailed it to him somewhat anonymously…he just knows it came from our office. He was so happy to finally be able to read, but so confused about why we just gave him one, the next time he came in. It made me smile to help him.

  29. Stephanie Lanphear says

    The best gift I received was a handmade book from my nine year old son. It was full of pictures, poems, stories. He worked so hard on it. It is really amazing.

  30. Sara Luecke says

    I would love to win one of these. I love to entertain and this would make a great edition to a sweet table. The greatest gift I received was my husband. Today is our 25th Anniversary, he is my best friend and confidant. Couldn’t ask for anyone better for me.

    • says

      Sara! You won a Velata warmer! Please respond back and I will get you connected with Jana for your new Velata!

  31. Amy K. says

    When I was a kid, all I wanted was my very own can of chocolate frosting, and *finally*, the Christmas when I was 7, Santa brought me one!!! I still love chocolate frosting, but now I make my own… =)

  32. Becky Jones says

    We gather with the extended family often and this would be a hub of fun and yumminess at our gatherings..everyone would enjoy- from Grammy down to the youngest! Thanks for the sweet :)

  33. tammy b says

    a hamster. i gave my youngest a hamster. the summer before last, i made a deal with all 3 girls, learn “X” (academic goals) and you may have a pet of your own; now, you need to know i made this deal specifically because the youngest was struggling horribly with sight words and i knew she desperately wanted a hamster so it was a good carrot, but i couldn’t make the offer to her only, so incentives for all. youngest tried mightily, continuing to struggle and sadly, did not achieve her goal. there were tears. lots of them. especially when the other 2 got their pets. it was horrible because i knew how hard she had tried. fast forward to the new school year. i had her tested because she excelled academically in all areas except reading and writing….it just seemed like there was a disconnect somewhere. best thing i ever did. turns out she has a pretty major learning disability. so for christmas last year, she got a hamster.

  34. Charmaine says

    The first thing that came to mind was a pair of earrings my then boyfriend, now husband gave me. I have worn them everyday since!

  35. Aimee M says

    The best gift I ever received was the sewing machine to replace the old as the hills terrible hand me down one I had been struggling with for years!

  36. Karen R says

    I have re ceived many wonderful gifts in my life, but the best gift I’ve received has been the gift of my family! My sister was born just 2 days after my 10th birthday and my first child was born right after christmas! Very memorable gigfts.

  37. Jenni says

    The best gift was having my daughter 2 days before Christmas almost 6 years ago. Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. Tracie Trump says

  39. jamie w says

    i gave my daughter a play kitchen last year for chirstmas. she didn’t even care that it was a used one.

  40. says

    My fiance and I met when he was on his two week leave from Afghanistan. As soon as we met, it seemed like he had to go back–but as soon as he got there, he sent me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers I have ever seen. That was so special to me and a memory that I will cherish forever.

  41. Wendy Hoffman says

    Our whole family received the best gift last year when our first son was born after 4 beautiful girls! He has T21 and is such a gift to us all! We have so much to learn from him!

  42. Kimberly says

    My favorite gift ever was a doll I really wanted when I was a child. It was expensive but my grandmother found a way to make sure I had that doll. I still have it!

  43. Julie R. says

    I would have to say it was the barbie doll house that my mom and dad built for me and my 2 sisters when we were little. It had a shingle roof, wood siding, a porch with pillars, the works. It was awesome! A lot of love went into making that gift and we loved playing with it!

  44. Heather Scroggins says

    The best I ever received was my Ipod touch. At the time I didn’t think I would use it at all, but it turned out to be a life saver with a newborn and late night feedings!

  45. Erin G. says

    The best gift I ever gave my husband was a box of memories from our dating years. He had an envelope containing a keepsake or reminder of a memory to open for each day we were apart for 6 months.

  46. says

    I am so thankful each year with all that God has blessedme with; to be alive and healthy and in the company of my family. This is my “best” gift each year.

  47. Lady J says

    The best Christmas gift I got was when I received a dollhouse when I was seven. I loved that thing!

  48. emily k m says

    With our in-laws Christmas money we take a mini-ski vacation with our whole family – 2 adults, 4 kids. It’s a delightful tradition that we all look forward to!

  49. MaryB says

    Best gift was a gift from my mom the year before she passed away – a lovely set of old ice cream dishes. She wrote out the story of how she remembered them from her childhood. They had been given to her by her mom, too. Very old dishes, very wonderful stories!

  50. Melinda T says

    My favorite gift that I’ve received is a nice leather-bound journal and a real nice pen!

  51. Sandra C says

    I’m excited to give my mom a heart ornament from World Vision. She loves helping the organization and she collects heart ornaments.

    Thanks for the chance!

  52. Marlene Plemel says

    My grandson and his wife are visiting for Christmas and bringing with them my first great grandchild. I am so excited to meet him.

  53. Sabrina Gardner says

    Wow, this is a fun giveaway. :-). I loved a special necklace from my dad that he hid in a container of popcorn.

  54. Holly says

    Last year I received a brand new Singer sewing machine. By far the best thing I’ve received in a long, long time! I gave my husband Beats headphones when he wasn’t expecting them. That’s what makes gift giving fun! Thanks!

  55. els manning says

    Saw these at a holiday fair… just can’t do it right now. hoping that we find employment soon. With that said, i think my best gift was a couple years back a tiffany necklace. The box, the ribbon the velvet pouch… perfection!

  56. Connie Haack says

    The best gift I ever gave someone was tickets to a Detroit Lions play off game. She screamed right out loud! She loved sports. Especially the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers. She loved it!

  57. Jade says

    When I was in middle school all I wanted was a silver necklace, no fancy pendants or anything, just a chain. My mom told me she didn’t think that it was a good gift at that time, but come Christmas morning I had a beautiful silver chain in my stocking. I have hardly taken it off since then.

  58. Sheri says

    The best gift I’ve ever given was when I “borrowed” my husbands car for the day and had speakers put into his headrests. A week later I put a mixed tape, yes that’s how long ago this was, into the cassette player, turned the speakers on and left a note that said “play me.” It took him a few minutes to realize where the awesome sound was coming from.

  59. Stormie says

    The best gift that my daughter gave was when she collected pennies for a domestic violence shelter and called it “Penny Love”. At christmas we went to the dollar store and bought toiletries, toys, and all kinds of things for them, wrapped and delivered together, it was an amazing feeling! I was so proud of her.

  60. Allison N says

    One of the best gifts I ever got was my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. It inspires me constantly and is a workhorse!

  61. Raechel says

    I made my son a car play mat last year and he LOVED it! Can’t wait to see if he likes his gift this year as much!

  62. Gabrielle says

    A few years ago, my mom gave me some earrings she had when she was my age… I love them!

  63. Marilyn says

    The things my children have given me and The Mothers ring I received from my husband a few years ago with birthstones for each of our children.

  64. Lynne says

    Christmas jammies for kids and grandkids–year after year after year….they’ve always loved them and so still do I!

  65. Chacoy says

    This looks delish!
    The best gift I ever received was a canvas print of the first picture of my son in the NICU(I didn’t get to see him when he was born so it was the best gift ever!)
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  66. Kristen W. says

    The best gift I’ve ever received is a perfect thumbprint necklace from my daughter! I love it so much!

  67. Neola says

    The best gift I’ve received was a beautiful jewelry box that my husband secretly made for me. It has an etched glass top with my initials. He totally surprised me!

  68. Amanda Estroff says

    Best and most cherished gift is the mother child necklace my son gave me (with my moms money). I wear it everyday. If I forget it at home, I will go back and get it.

  69. says

    Hard to choose just one! My favorite gift is probably the earring and necklace set that my husband bought me when we were first married. He bought me the same set BEFORE we were married & I lost the necklace on our honeymoon, hiking @ Zions.

  70. barbara n says

    My best present was a mothers ring with birthstones of our two children that my husband gave me.

  71. LaDawn says

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a honeymoon from my parents. I was getting married 2 days after Christmas and we could not afford to go anywhere for a honeymoon since we were students, so my parents wrapped up a suitcase and when we opened it there was cash, airline tickets and hotel reservations tucked neatly inside. It has always been a cherished gift of love from them.

  72. Carrie says

    I love giving my kids gifts. They are still at the age that no matter what they receive it is fun and exciting. I love seeing their happy faces.

  73. Jeanine Crane says

    One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was a big purse handmade by my sister.

  74. says

    One of my favorite gifts has been my Bosch mixer. My husband gave it to me for Mother’s Day several years ago, and I use it all the time!

  75. Susan Updike says

    Really enjoy your site. We do a chocolate fondue every Christmas. This sounds great and easy!!

  76. Ashley K says

    One of the best gifts I ever got was a painting of an old picture of me and my best friend, it was gorgeous!

  77. Michelle C says

    I like to give gift certificates for services or locations that the recipient can use, no dusting required!

  78. Kellie J says

    My favorite gift was a picture by little boy drew of me and they hung it up at Harmons.

  79. Connie says

    My favorite gift was a handmade (crayon) ornament my son made when he was 3. He is now 33 and I still have it, and it still goes up on the tree.

  80. Deidra says

    My favorite gifts I have given and received were each very thoughtful. My favorite gift I have given was for my husband. He was about to start his first year of law school and we were moving to a new state where we didn’t know anyone. I knew he was really stressed out about everything and his birthday was coming up, so I had all of his family members, some of mine, and his close friends from different stages in life right letters to him about favorite memories with David. Most included a picture or pictures. In secret I put it all together in a scrapbook and of course included my own letter. My husband cried like a baby when he saw it! It is now a very cherished book in our home.

  81. Sheila says

    My favorite gift is really going to date me but it was a Suzy Homemaker! How many remember it? I actually still have in the attic in my parents’ home! I really thought I was hot stuff baking real cakes and all!

  82. Courtney Mac says

    One of the most thoughtful gifts I ever got was when my mom framed my cap & gown from graduation, shadow box style!

  83. Vickie says

    My favorite gift was finding out I was going to be a grandma for the second time. I received a nursery rhyme book with a ultrasound picture inside. It said Grandma x 2 and I thought it was twins. But it was for Grandma 2nd time. Now I have 6 grandchildren and love every minute when we can visit each other.

  84. says

    The beest gift I get any year is Christmas with my hubby, since there’s always a chance that the Air Force will whisk him away.

  85. Robin says

    Last year I hand-made metal jewelry for all my female family members and friends. It was a huge time commitment, but seeing their faces when they got a one-of-a-kind gift made especially for them was incredibly sweet!

  86. Susan says

    The best gift I ever received was when my husband bought me some new running shoes for my birthday, and left them for me to wake up in the morning and find when I was getting ready to go for my morning run.

  87. Shari says

    My favorite gift memory was under the Christmas tree when I was five years old. It was a set of three stuffed animals — the three bears. I loved them so much!

  88. Cynthia says

    A surprise visit from our daughter in law and granddaughter when we lived in two different states.

  89. Lisa P. says

    My grandma’s pink table cloth I coveted as a child. My aunt gave it to me a couple months after my grandma passed away. She had written my name on it :)

  90. Jen G says

    When I was 6 and receive a cabbage patch kid at the foot of my bed. I was so in awe that Santa came in my room while I was asleep and placed it on my bed! As an adult a pair of earring from my husband.

  91. Ali A says

    My husband came home on R&R from a deployment in Iraq on Christmas day a few years ago. Merry Ho Ho!

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