The Tickle Trunk – Holiday Gift Guide

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Here’s a little secret about me. I love fun, unique items that aren’t found in every household. When I came across The Tickle Trunk, I was like a kid in a candy store.

The Tickle Trunk is a Canadian company that sells 18/8 stainless steel products. Carolyn, the owner of The Tickle Trunk also owns Onyx which manufactures all of the items that are sold on The Tickle Trunk.

With so many concerns about plastics today, stainless steel is a good alternative for holding and storing food. We were sent an ONYX Popsicle Mold to review and this made for a fun mommy/daughter day. The popsicle molds are 18/8 stainless steel and are made so that once frozen, they can be removed one at a time so the unused popsicles remain untouched.

So many liquids can be made in to popsicles, but we chose to make Fruit Smoothie Popsicles. We used some yogurt, orange juice and some fruit we had left over from the summer that we froze for a special occaision (like mother/daughter fruit smoothie making day!).

We mixed up the smoothies, then filled the popsicle molds and left some room at the top for expansion. The popsicle molds come with a metal plate that covers the top of the mold, plus some silicone rings to hold the popsicle in place. We placed the molds in the stand it comes with to hold them upright and froze them for a couple of hours.

When we were ready for our snack, we pulled one out of the stand and ran it under some hot water for a few seconds. Being stainless steel it doesn’t take long to loosen, just a few seconds. Once the popsicle was out, the mold rinsed out so easily.

The popsicles turned out great. Knowing all of the ingredients that went in to our frozen treats is also a plus. Baby Bird and I were supposed to ‘share’ the popsicle but on the end I think I may have only gotten about 10% of it.

The Tickle Trunk carries a wide range of other products as well from bowls and cups to retro ice cube trays.

Do you have someone on your list who loves fun gift ideas, or someone who is concerned about plastics? This is a great store to look around in for those gift ideas.

The Tickle Trunk has generously offered one lucky This Bird’s Day reader a $50 Gift Card for The Tickle Trunk as a giveaway.

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This contest is open to Canadian residents only and runs until 10pm MST on Friday, November 19 2010, 2010.

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  • Carolyn Nov 19, 2010, 10:23 pm

    I can’t decide between the Popsicle molds or the steel straws for my home day care

  • Karine Craig Nov 19, 2010, 8:31 pm

    I like the pink water bottle

  • suzquiz Nov 19, 2010, 2:41 pm

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  • Maple Leaf Mommy Nov 19, 2010, 11:18 am

    I would definitely get the retro ice cub tray. Perfect for baby food.

  • Chelsey Nov 18, 2010, 7:42 pm

    The Food Storage Container 4 is one of my favourite items and I love the popsicle molds too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Nancy Nov 18, 2010, 7:41 pm

    I would spend it all on food storage containers-no more plastic.

  • Mike Gismondi Nov 18, 2010, 1:34 pm

    The Onyx 1 quart Stainless Steel Canister.

  • Angela Griffin Nov 18, 2010, 1:33 pm

    The Onyx 1 quart Stainless Steel Canister.

  • Julie Nov 18, 2010, 8:18 am

    The Onyx 1 quart Stainless Steel Canister is a great size for storage.

  • Carla Nov 18, 2010, 6:52 am

    I like the Water Bottle ‘Pink’ 18 oz – 532 ml

  • Sherry P. Nov 16, 2010, 9:14 pm

    the popsicle molds look cooL!

    Sherry P

  • Steph Nov 16, 2010, 2:49 pm

    I would probably get the popsicle mold and a couple of the storage containers.

  • jenna Nov 15, 2010, 9:34 am

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  • jenna Nov 15, 2010, 9:25 am

    I would get the 3.6 Quart Stainless Steel Container Set!

  • Josie Nov 14, 2010, 5:37 pm

    I’d like to get pink water bottles for myself and my daughter

  • Kirsten Nov 14, 2010, 11:42 am

    I would like to buy the Round Food Storage Container Set of Four
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  • melissa n Nov 13, 2010, 11:20 pm

    i’d get a few of the stainless steel cups and wate rbottles

  • itsmewhoelse Nov 13, 2010, 8:13 pm

    I like the 18oz water bottle in pink!

  • MandyB Nov 13, 2010, 6:58 pm

    I’d get the water bottles! I’ve been looking for ones like this!

  • jessica Nov 13, 2010, 2:51 pm

    would like to buy Water bottles for the family, pink, balck, stainless steel.

  • andalene Nov 13, 2010, 2:17 am

    Water bottles for the family, pink, balck, stainless steel.

  • corey Nov 13, 2010, 2:16 am

    The food storage containers – a few of them. They look really good.

  • suzquiz Nov 12, 2010, 8:12 pm

    I would get the popsicle mold & some small containers

  • Jennifer McLachlan Nov 12, 2010, 6:21 pm

    i would love to get the Food Storage Container 3 – it would be great for bringing my little girl’s snacks on the road!

  • Sue Murdock Nov 12, 2010, 5:54 pm

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  • Sue Murdock Nov 12, 2010, 5:52 pm

    I would get the food storage containers. They look perfect for school lunch!

  • dana savage Nov 12, 2010, 5:35 pm

    I like the popsicle molds and the food storage containers.

  • Keri Nov 12, 2010, 2:56 pm

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  • Barb H Nov 12, 2010, 8:45 am

    Cutlery set & popsicle molds.

  • stacey h Nov 11, 2010, 9:37 pm

    i would get the popsicle mold

  • Lisa B Nov 11, 2010, 5:47 pm

    I would love the storage containers and straws! What awesome products!

  • edmontonjb Nov 11, 2010, 5:29 pm

    I would love to get the stainless steel straws and the 800 mL stainless steel water bottle

  • Rhona Nov 11, 2010, 4:53 pm

    I would get the ice cube tray and popsicle mold with my gift certificate.

  • Karla Sceviour Nov 11, 2010, 4:00 pm

    I would like to buy the Water Bottle ‘Black’ 12 oz – 355 ml and the
    Ice cube trays

  • Jeanette Jackson Nov 11, 2010, 3:12 pm

    I have a friend who would love the stainless steel ice cube tray. I might get that for her.

  • SuperMel Nov 11, 2010, 2:51 pm

    50$ on this site sure goes a long way! I would get Food Storage Container 3 & 4, ONYX – Food Storage Container 7 as well as ONYX – Divided Food Tray… All that for only 51$!!! What a steal!

  • angela m Nov 11, 2010, 2:17 pm

    i think i would buy the ONYX – 3.6 Quart Stainless Steel Canister

  • Glogirl Nov 11, 2010, 2:15 pm

    I’d get the Water Bottle ‘Black’ 27 oz and some of the ONYX – Stainless Steel Canisters.

  • Cal Nov 11, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I’d love to get my hands on some retro ice cube trays.

  • Tara Nov 11, 2010, 12:55 pm

    I would get the straws cause that is just way cool and they are dishwasher safe!

  • renee Nov 11, 2010, 12:34 pm

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  • renee Nov 11, 2010, 12:30 pm

    I love the ONYX – Divided Food Tray
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  • Crystal Nov 11, 2010, 12:27 pm

    i would use the gc to purchase ONYX – Divided Food Tray
    and the Popsicle molds both for my daugter :)

  • Michelle Nov 11, 2010, 12:25 pm

    I would buy the ice cube trays

  • Belinda M Nov 11, 2010, 12:06 pm

    I would get the ONYX – Ice cube trays. I have not seen these since I was a kid


  • Anne Taylor Nov 11, 2010, 11:39 am

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  • Anne Taylor Nov 11, 2010, 11:31 am

    I’m loving the Divided Lunch Box! & the straws as well!


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  • Carla Nov 11, 2010, 10:34 am

    Seriously, could I have one of everything?? Will $50 cover it??

    Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  • Keri Nov 11, 2010, 9:06 am

    I like the straws and the popsicle mold

  • sheila Nov 11, 2010, 8:21 am

    I like the food containers

  • trish Nov 11, 2010, 8:17 am

    I just tossed some of those old ice cube trays to find that the cheap plastic ones of today are no comparison. Would definitely buy the trays!

  • Pam R Nov 11, 2010, 6:23 am

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  • Pam R Nov 11, 2010, 6:22 am

    I’d like to get my son a reusable water bottle and the stainless steel straws.

  • Leanne M Nov 11, 2010, 3:48 am

    I think I would get the 12oz water bottles for my kids.