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Pre- Christmas swap Sign up!

(79 Posts)
champs Thu 29-Oct-09 18:33:54

Ok here's the sign-up thread

here's guidelines for this swap:

1. To be included email your details (including your mumsnet name, postal address, and how you want your parcel addressed - Some people don't want to reveal their real name to us, others don't want to reveal their Mumsnet name to their family. If in doubt, just put "the mumsnetter" ) to mnswaps at yahoo dot co dot uk -- replace at with @ and dot with .
No need to resend if I have your details already, unless you have moved/changed details.
2. If you have any dislikes/allergies etc, please let me know. I'll include it with your details so your swaper can avoid getting you something you can't use or will hate.
3. You must be signed up by Friday 6th November. I will send you your swapee details on Sunday 8th November.
Please note...The person you are sending to is NOT the person who is sending to you. Its all muddled up.
4. You must post your gift out so that it will get to your swapee by Monday 23rd November.

5. You must send by at least Second class Recorded delivery, Sorry if this seems drastic but we've had a fair few no shows so this way everyone can be reassured that packages can be tracked if lost.

6. If you are unable to get your gift out but have signed up please let me know or you may be excluded from further swaps!!!
7. Please do not put your name on your gift, you can put a return address if you want, but the guessing won't be much fun if you put your name. You can leave a clue though as that adds to the fun
8. The theme for this month's swap is Pre-Christmas.
9. The budget for gifts this month is from £5 - £10. You are welcome to go over the budget, but please do not expect anyone else to!

Because we seem to have more fun guessing when our gifts arrive, you can start guessing as soon as you get them. Swappers may then disclose their identities if they so wish!!

This swap is for new and unused items please keep tags attached to the gifts, prices can be removed.

If you have any probs whatsoever please do email me as most things can be sorted out quickly and amicably before they flare up

A BIG thanks to all of you who keep swaps fun xxx

champs Thu 29-Oct-09 18:43:03

list so far

lillypi e

CaptainDippy Fri 30-Oct-09 21:24:33

I've not done a swap for aaaages and used to be a real regular here - will you have me back again!!!? smile

champs Mon 02-Nov-09 15:34:54

whoohoooo, of course CD

EccentricaGallumBANG Mon 02-Nov-09 15:37:55

I've nver done a swap. Can I join

PeachyInCarnivalFeathers Mon 02-Nov-09 15:55:02

Yes pleaegrin

Hello Champs /CD

CaptainDippy Mon 02-Nov-09 21:54:56


BexieID Sun 08-Nov-09 23:07:18

Me please if i'm not too late. Had bad internet probs last few days!

BexieID Sun 08-Nov-09 23:08:10

oops, noticed i'm on the list anyway blush. Too eager, lol.

mamadiva Mon 09-Nov-09 07:50:00

Hi everyone, Are we still doing this? @ Bexie

BexieID Mon 09-Nov-09 14:07:25

likes/dislikes thread here

ChilloHippi Mon 09-Nov-09 14:12:58

I'm still up for it!

champs Mon 09-Nov-09 19:22:17

chillohippi, please send me your details.

list so far

lillypi e

will wait till tomoz evening for ChilloHippo details and send out info.

anyone else want to join in?

Thanks for thread Bexie!!

ChilloHippi Mon 09-Nov-09 19:34:52

I don't have cat but can I email you please?

Tortoise Mon 09-Nov-09 20:03:54

Chillo Email to mnswaps at yahoo dot co dot uk smile
And hurry please!wink I want my swap details. grin

punchandjudy Mon 09-Nov-09 20:13:30

Is it too late to join this one?

ChilloHippi Mon 09-Nov-09 21:05:13


ChilloHippi Mon 09-Nov-09 21:06:39

I'm all excited now grin

BexieID Mon 09-Nov-09 23:13:41

punchandjudy email to mnswaps at yahoo dot co dot uk

champs Wed 11-Nov-09 03:01:09

yawwwwn, all sent grin

mamadiva Wed 11-Nov-09 07:36:24

Thank you Champs

You should'nt have stayed up so late you nutter LOL.

champs Thu 12-Nov-09 00:11:07

lol, cant wait to start getting bits for my swappee!!

MarsLady Thu 12-Nov-09 00:31:09

go to bed you mad woman.

Lovely to see you today. grin

phantomswapper Thu 12-Nov-09 08:29:33

My swappee hasnt appeared again and search history not really giving any clues to likes/dislikes, am at a loss what to buy.

Have a few bits n pieces in mind but obviously dont want to send stuff that wont get used

ChilloHippi Thu 12-Nov-09 19:56:47

I'm just bumping so this stays in my active convos grin

champs Sat 14-Nov-09 04:05:22

grin lol marsy! great to see you too xxx

phantomswapper, email me as i may have details.


Tortoise Sat 14-Nov-09 08:21:33

I had planned to shop for my swap yesterday but then DD2 was ill and the weather was foul!
Hopefully will sort it tuesday instead. smile

ChilloHippi Sun 15-Nov-09 17:37:28

Mine's all ready to go this week!

mamadiva Tue 17-Nov-09 11:13:27

I'm just going to need to take a random guess what to buy this afternoon...

SwapSentToCD Tue 17-Nov-09 11:44:49

Mine's all sent out

ChilloHippi Thu 19-Nov-09 09:12:14

Has your swappe not posted any likes or dislikes Mamadiva?

phantomswapper Fri 20-Nov-09 07:48:03

Mines going out today

Am strangely surprisingly excited now...

CaptainDippy Fri 20-Nov-09 10:03:06

SwapSenttCD - I got my stuff yesterday smile Thank you for all the lovely sweet little bots 'n' bobs smile I know who you are, so thank you Peachy!!!! winksmile So lovely!! smile xxx

PsychosRockinSwapper Fri 20-Nov-09 11:00:59

Yo!! it's on it's way - to make you rock and relax ya before the Christmas Madness!!!! winkgrin xx

MamaDivasSecretSwapper Fri 20-Nov-09 11:20:11

MamaD's is on its way today grin

Peachy Fri 20-Nov-09 11:35:21

Dammit,told them toleave my details off LOL

Glad you liked it.

mamadiva Fri 20-Nov-09 11:50:34

Oooh yeay! I had visions of me somehow getting left out...

It's like being a kid at christmas... I get way to excited about simple things LOL!

CaptainDippy Fri 20-Nov-09 14:58:47

I know the feeling MamaD winkgrin <<<Skips round like a small child>>>

LOL Peachy, it's cool smile

Lillyssecretsanta Fri 20-Nov-09 20:15:09

Right Lillypie parcel on the way

Excitement this end too LOL

lillypie Sat 21-Nov-09 18:10:10

Parcel received today gringringrin
thank you so much xxx

XmasGiftsForBexieID Sat 21-Nov-09 20:31:02

Bexie Your parcel will be with you by the end of the week. Given up being able to get to town, ordered online instead! Should be with me Tuesday then i will send your gifts on, on Weds. smile

ChilloHippisSecretSanta Mon 23-Nov-09 09:01:45

ChilloHippi I've been snowed under at work but I off to post office right now!!!

I hope you enjoy your gift and that you and your family have a lovely Christmas xxx

ChilloHippi Mon 23-Nov-09 14:35:44

Thank you! I shall keep an eye out for Mr Postman. smile

Tortoise Tue 24-Nov-09 10:15:56

Postie just been with my parcel grin.
Excellent christmas socks, fingerless gloves (will be great for typing in on cold evenings!grin, yummy smelling lip balm and sweeties. smile Oh and 2 mini crackers. smile
Thank you swapper. Trying to work out clue! Only person who's profile i can see, and who seems to have been on MN for 3yrs is BexieID.

HellooooPsycho Tue 24-Nov-09 15:02:26

Helloooooo!!? Have you received it!!!? smile

ChilloHippi Tue 24-Nov-09 18:44:07

Big slobbery kisses of thanks to my swapper! My parcel came today and I am really chuffed. I got a book, some bath bits (which I can't wait to use) and some truffles (which have already been eaten blush) grin

BexieID Tue 24-Nov-09 23:13:38

Sorry, not me Tortoise. I'm blush to say that I still haven't got everything yet for the person i'm buying for. The shops here are useless, so waiting till the weekend to get the main bit, but I haven't forgotten!

OiiPeachy Wed 25-Nov-09 04:10:31

peachy! you will be getting 2 separate parcels, couldn't get to "good" shops so did online shop in diff places. Your first parcel may have got to you today(tues) or tomoz(wed) little fun pack will be with you later in week!!

mamadiva Wed 25-Nov-09 09:19:57

Glad your parcel got to you okay Lillypie

Got mine yesterday, Thank you swapper

I got a book, something from Lush and a cute little necklace! There was no clue in mine so I have noo idea who sent it?!

XmasGiftsForBexieID Wed 25-Nov-09 18:49:53

Cooeee Bexie. Parcel sent 2nd class recorded. smile Hope it is with you soon and that you are happy with it. smile

God this name changing isn't easy is it! lol!

ChilloHippi Wed 25-Nov-09 19:15:44

I didn't get a clue, either MamaD. I shall have to use the power of deduction to work it out! I honestly have no idea at all.

mamadiva Thu 26-Nov-09 09:07:39

We need a full list of who signed up

From reading I know that:

Mamadiva - Lillypie
Peachy - CaptainDippy

So that rules out... 2... hmm this could take a while

ChilloHippi Thu 26-Nov-09 09:56:49

Well I know who I sent to grin but I'm not telling!

Peachy Thu 26-Nov-09 14:54:20

OOOh just saw this

Nothing yet delivered bt that'snot unusual here in deepest darkest Wales (20 minutes from both Cardiff and Newport LOL wink)

CaptainDippy Sat 28-Nov-09 09:46:16

Me either!! winkgrin

BexieID Sat 28-Nov-09 19:40:09

Hehe, got mine today! Boots sanctuary smellies and Lindt coffee choc (which I didn't know they did!). Thank-you Tortoise. I did guess from the clue, but ripped off the address label to take to PIL to burn, and saw it addressed to you, hehehe.

I'm going to have to order part of the gift i'm getting my person. I won't say what as might give it away, hehe. I haven't forgotten, just where I live is crapola for buying certain things.

Tortoise Sun 29-Nov-09 08:38:43

smile Glad parcel arrived. Hope the choc is nice and the smellies are the right ones. Enjoy. (Was a very handy box from my swap lol)

freya2006 Mon 30-Nov-09 10:49:01

glad my person got there goodies grin

nothing for me yet


BexieID Mon 30-Nov-09 14:28:11

I don't know whether to post what I already have or wait for the other bit I ordered to come as well? Or should I just out myself?

OiiPeachy Tue 01-Dec-09 19:01:59

peachy has your bits arrived? One package was dispatched on 24/11

BexieID Tue 01-Dec-09 21:22:16

Tesco diresct have hamsters in. Not sure if you still need one still?

champs Wed 02-Dec-09 01:06:14


CaptainDippy Wed 02-Dec-09 11:05:18

No one's posted about what I sent ages ago yet sad Sob!

ISawTortoiseFuckingSantaClaus Wed 02-Dec-09 12:36:18

Thanks Bexie got your CAT message. I managed to get 2 hamsters from Argos. smile

BexieID Wed 02-Dec-09 13:21:01

Love your name! Glad you got hammies. Didn't realise I had another friend after them though blush till last night.

The last part of my persons swap has been shipped, so hoping to have it by end of week so I can post it all.

champs Thu 03-Dec-09 01:12:08

CD do you want me to find out if your swappee got their package?

CaptainDippy Thu 03-Dec-09 11:04:35

Yes please Champs smile

freya2006 Sun 06-Dec-09 17:47:09

my person hasnt guessed me yet! lol

BexieID Thu 10-Dec-09 19:59:40

I'll be posting mine out first thing saturday morning. Can nip downstairs and hopefully not have to Q. Finding it harder to stand now. Be 38 weeks tomorrow shock.

VirginPeachyMotherOfSpod Fri 11-Dec-09 19:37:45

Thank you somuch for my parcel- the absolutely perfect notebook for me that has been sytared at but not yet used becuase its too pretty blush, and some lovely crafty bits- and a book I am part way through and is motivating me to find time, which is a Good Thing LOL


CaptainDippy Fri 18-Dec-09 14:10:25

Not a tinkle ..... sad ......

BexieID Fri 18-Dec-09 21:27:57

I posted mine last saturday 1st class recorded I think as it was 13g too heavy for 2nd, lol.

freya2006 Sun 20-Dec-09 19:12:07

I got mine on Friday and its a cute pink xmas tree an apron lovely socks and a book I sooooooo wanted :-) thankyou so much...I think bexie sent to me :-)
Don't think my person has guessed me yet.

BexieID Sun 20-Dec-09 19:21:56

Glad you got it ok Freya and really sorry it took ages. Was the book I was waiting for. No bookshops round here and Asda/Morrisons were useless!

psychomum5 Tue 22-Dec-09 12:06:57

just popping in to say I am very truly sorry, my swap only got sent out last friday, I hope it has arrived. explaination inside parcel.

also, I got a lovely gift from lush, no name with it, and my name was spelt wrong on the address label (was sent to mrs (my proper name) turner, which threw me a tad, so I am unsure if it came thru the MN swap, or some other mystery package???

if it was from someone here, thankyou thankyou thankyou, I was thrilled with it, and it is still sat pretty in my bathroom making it smell divine

psychomum5 Tue 22-Dec-09 12:09:07

ps, the reason I failed to come back earlier, have had no internet, plus DS2 been in hospital for an op that all went a tad wrong and he got a very bad infection.

flame did do another thread somewhere for me asking if it was anyone here, but not on this thread as I forgot all about it at that pointblush

champs Wed 20-Jan-10 04:22:03

did everyone get their goodies??

champs Tue 26-Jan-10 23:09:12


brookeslay Sun 03-Oct-10 16:08:50

bump has there been no swaps this yr anyone fancy doing a Halloween One nearer the time ?

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