Who doesn't love getting parcels? Even better when they are parcels full of mysterious and surprising goodies. I also love sending gifts, so last year I took part in The Curiosity Project's Christmas Box Swap. I enjoyed planning what to send and eagerly awaited receiving my box in return. And I waited... and waited... and waited. Sadly, my box never made it to me (either one wasn't sent or it got lost in the post) and despite my best efforts I didn't find it easy to chase up, so in the end I just gave up.
But even thought I was disappointed, I absolutely love putting gifts together and I would have taken part again this year, had I not missed the deadline for registration. So I thought, 'why not have a go at a smaller-scale gift exchange?'
My idea is this: if I get enough participants (even just three would be enough to run it!), I'll send you someone else's details and your task will then be to put together a box of goodies to send to them before Christmas. If participants could also send me photos and feedback when they get their box, even better!
*UPDATE* Following Laura's comment about budget, I've been pondering whether a handmade/thrifted gift exchange might not be more fun. I'm thinking mixtapes (well, mix CDs, who has a cassette player anymore?), foodie treats, sewn items, secondhand books... I really need the push to get making this autumn, I've been so lazy! And it would (hopefully) be cheaper too.
This is what I included in my Curiosity Project box last year.
Your name & address (international participants welcome!);
A brief description of your likes, hobbies, etc;
Your blog address, if you have one, so that your sender can find out a bit more about you.
I'm already looking forward to putting my gift box together!