Saturday 24 October 2015

The Thrifty Christmas Gift Swap Is Back!

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Last Christmas was the third year that I ran the Thrifty Christmas Gift Swap, and it was great to have lots of participants making, buying and thrifting cool gifts for each other.

Despite my hectic work schedule between now and Christmas I'd love to run it again, and only need a handful of participants to make it work. Crucially, you do not need to be a blogger to take part: last year was about a 50/50 split between bloggers and non-bloggers. So, if you're interested, have a gander at the rules below and then contact me on the email address below to sign up.  (And if you're a blogger or on Twitter, feel free to reblog or retweet this post to spread the word!)

The Rules
1. Send your name, address, blog address (if you have one) to by November 8th.
2. Include in your email as much detail about your likes and dislikes as possible, so your giver has a starting point.
3. Wait to receive the details of your swapee (to be sent out by November 10th).
4. Put together a box of bought, thrifted or handmade goodies that you think your recipient will love.  In previous years, gifts ranged from framed animation strips from the giftees favourite film, to Christmas mix CDs, to handmade brooches, to secondhand books. As a general rule, I'd limit yourself to around a £10 spend.
5. Pop your parcel in the post by December 10th (although try and be a bit more prompt if sending overseas).
6. Sit back and wait to receive your own box of delights from a mystery giver!