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Secret Santa (US ONLY)

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Swap Coordinator:love2swap (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:116
Location:Regional - USA ONLY
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:November 11, 2011
Date items must be sent by:December 3, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

Please send your partner gift items with a value of $10 USD (not including postage). In spirit of Christmas, please take a look at your partner's wishlist to make sure that you're buying or making something she would enjoy. Please make sure you wrap your gift(s) beautifully for your partner

If you have any questions please feel free to post them.


love2swap 10/ 5/2011 #

International swappers, feel free to join my other Secret Santa Swap which is open to everyone :)


Turnip74 10/ 6/2011 #

I'm new to Swap-bot and think that Secret Santa is the perfect swap to start with :) Looking forward to this swap.

love2swap 10/ 6/2011 #

I'm so glad, I hope you enjoy it!

Sairea 10/16/2011 #

If they have an Etsy favorites page posted would this work as well?

love2swap 10/18/2011 #

Sure, if you want to buy that person something from Etsy, its fine.

wtriker 10/19/2011 #

Good idea about the etsy favs page too. Even if you don't buy something from it, its nice to get an idea of what sorts of things they like!

crescendo 10/21/2011 #

We would wait until Christmas to open up the wrapped gift(s), is that correct? So if you ordered from etsy you would have it sent to yourself, then wrap it and send it back out to your partner? Would we rate the partner upon receipt of the wrapped gift(s), or after they are opened on Christmas? Thanks!

rmrascal 10/22/2011 #

I just signed up> Where are wish lists nd do I fill one out.? rmrascal

Paige1900 10/23/2011 #

Just a word of caution to all you "newbies" this swap is huge...there will be flakers. @love2swap are you offering angels to everyone that gets flaked on? Christmas is a flakers dream come true and with a swap this huge...the participants need to be prepared for some disappointments.

Not trying to bring anyone down and I hope everyone has a wonderful experience, I just want everyone to understand what they are getting into.

nichole2203 10/23/2011 #

I can help angel a couple if it's needed.

mamabear2 10/23/2011 #

mamabear2 10/23/11 i have just joined the swap-bot and I would love to join your swap but I'm not sure what I need to do can you please help Thank you

Deeno1105 10/25/2011 #

@mamabear .....when partners are assigned on or about Nov. 12, you look to see who your partner is. Click on their profile and see what kinds of things they like. Then send 5 items that you see on their profile (handmade or new), not spending more than $10 before postage, and send. You won't know who your partner is until the 12th. Hope that helps.

Deeno1105 10/25/2011 #

Ooops...........I forgot to say to wrap them as Christmas presents before sending.

love2swap 10/26/2011 #

@crescendo If you decided to order from any website such as Etsy its best to ship the item to yourself and wrap the gift. Its up to the recipiant if they want to open the gift(s) on Xmas or not. I will choose to rate after Christmas.

love2swap 10/26/2011 #

@rmrascal Wishlists are posted in the profile, you would need to post your wishlist there.

love2swap 10/26/2011 #

@Taco5518 I will be paying special attention to the newbies and swappers under 5.0 who join. I will not allow swappers who are brand new to swap-bot but I will allow newbies with some swap experience to participate depending on their track record so far...

love2swap 10/26/2011 #

@nichole2203 Thanks I hope it doesn't come to that. I will be careful about screening everyone.

love2swap 10/26/2011 #

@Deeno1105 @mamabear2 There is no requirement to send 5 items, as long as you spend at least $10 on your partner then you've met the requirement. You can choose to buy them 1 big gift or several small gifts. Its up to you, and please don't forget to wrap and tag your gift(s).

AmericanHeiress 10/28/2011 #

I hope everyone sends, but if they don't I can angel this swap if someone does not receive a present.

love2swap 10/28/2011 #

Thanks so much @MarieAntoinette I'm doing my best to weed out lowly rated swappers and people who haven't done a swap before here.. I don't mind newbies but please have a track record here.

gypsyinthecastle 10/28/2011 #

I would be glad to angel 1 or 2 also if necessary...

love2swap 10/29/2011 #

Thank you @gypsyinthecastle

piratecaptainmo 10/31/2011 #

I am also willing to angel should it be necessary :)

takaratown 11/ 5/2011 #

I would angel 1 if needed :)

love2swap 11/ 5/2011 #

Thanks @piratecapainmo and @takaratown

hollycopter 11/11/2011 #

I would not mind getting Etsy faves as well :)

zigg13pra 11/11/2011 #

Over one thousand 5's and I was banned.

sweetlady9783 11/11/2011 #

Would it be okay to put a wish list for our partner to maybe get things for someone else? Like I was thinking about putting a small wish list for my little brother instead of things for myself.

Deeno1105 12/ 2/2011 #

I just sent my gift and checked the participants to see how many people have "sent". There's a lot of people who haven't "sent" yet. I hope everyone gets their gift in the mail by tomorrow (the deadline).

love2swap 12/ 2/2011 #

I hope so too, don't worry..I will be sending messages out to those people. If they do send late, I encourage you to indicate in their feedback that they sent late. Deadlines are put in place for a reason.

ariesjle 12/ 2/2011 #

Don't worry, I will be sending! Still not due til the 3rd

ilona 12/ 3/2011 #

I am so incredibly sad. I just opened my secret santa gift and it's obvious that my partner did not even look at my wish list. The gift is something that had my partner looked at my wish list would have known that I would never use. It looked like it was something used that she had leftover from her stash and it's value was about $3!!

I don't know why people join swaps like this if they don't intend to even try to put together a package which will make their partner smile. This swap made me cry... it was my only secret santa swap and I was excited for it. Now I'm so sad.

I worked so hard on the gift for my partner. Everything I put together was on her wishlist and I referred to it again and again to make sure I was putting together a package she will love.

As for "wrap your gift beautifully" my gift was wrapped in old re-used wrinkled wrapping paper with not even a ribbon, or bow or anything... it was anything but beautiful. :(

Please people, do not join swaps like this if you do not plan to spend the $10 to make your partner jump for joy by getting them something on their wish list. It's not fair to those of us who do put our hearts into our swaps.

It's Christmas... I should not be crying over a swap. :(

ariesjle 12/ 3/2011 #

I am sorry that happened to you @ilona I agree, you shouldn't sign up for these swaps if you don't wannt put any effort in. This is a gift swap not a destash.

40NFabulous 12/ 5/2011 #

Sorry, I forgot to click sent Friday..

love2swap 12/ 7/2011 #

Thanks @ilona as you know I'm working as a mediator between you and your partner. She has stated that she's anxious to resolve this with you.

DawnI5579 12/ 8/2011 #

so sorry, i forgot to click sent!!!

Juniestars 12/10/2011 #

@ilona you are the best swap partner in the world! I have joined a few of these swaps in the past and have always gotten flaked on... I don't know why I continue to participate in these...but your gift... it made up for all those other flakers! I absolutely love it! Thank you so much!!! I wish all swappers on swapbot were as kind and considerate as you... !! Thank so much !!

criticona 12/15/2011 #

I did not get anything. I wonder if my partner received my gift?

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