Friday, 5 May 2017

The Thrifty Gift Swap: Summer Edition

My friend Rebs recently got in touch to ask if I fancied running a summer gift swap like my annual Christmas swap. Never one to pass up an opportunity to send and receive parcels, I leaped at the chance. So here's the Summer Thrifty Gift Swap! If you want to take part, have a look at the guidance below and then get in touch with either Rebs or me.

1. Send your name, address, social media links and blog address (if you have one) to jbistheinitial@gmail.com by May 31st. Please also include in your email as much detail about your likes and dislikes - including any dietary requirements - as possible, so your giver has a starting point.
2. Once you receive the information about your recipient , you can start putting together a box of bought, thrifted and handmade goodies you think your recipient will love.  In the Christmas swap there have been a huge range of thoughtful gifts exchanged: last year my haul included enamel pins, a tote bag, secondhand books, a beautiful handmade embroidery hoop, and zines.
3. Limit yourself to a £10-12 spend (not including postage).
4. Pop your parcel in the post by June 30th.
5. Sit back and wait to receive your own box of delights from a mystery giver!

4 comments:

  1. So fun! I really want to do this but the handmade option would mean me sending some poor soul a bit of yarn glued to an ice lolly stick, I am useless at crafts! (although maybe I could swindle my Mom into a handmade jewellery donation?) ;-)

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    1. Like I said on Twitter, definitely sign up anyway! Some people do a ton of handmade stuff and some don't do any at all, so it's entirely up to you.

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  2. I think I forgot to sign up last year and missed the deadline, this is such a lovely idea. Will definitely be sending you an email before the 31st.

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    1. Yay! I'll try and tweet a reminder before the deadline, too.

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