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Tiny Presents for a Bad Day

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Tiny Presents for a Bad Day
Swap Coordinator:piratecaptainmo (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Challenges 
Number of people in swap:27
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:March 6, 2013
Date items must be sent by:March 31, 2013
Number of swap partners:2

My roomie and I keep a bucket of little presents in our library so that when we have a rough day or just need a pick me up we choose one and open it. It's such a fun thing to do and it's even better when the gifts come from others so that it's a surprise to both of us when it gets opened. So I was thinking that swap bot would be a great place to fill up our bucket.

For this swap you will send five (or more) dollars worth of small wrapped gifts to each of your two parners, there should be a minimum of four gifts. The gifts should be about palm sized or smaller so that they'll all fit into a containter together. Gifts do not have to be profile based, but do not send anything on their dislikes list! Used is fine as long as it is in good condition. No holiday items unless specified as a like by your partner (this applies to candy, etc, also).

I am going to be very strict about who I let into this swap because I want it to be a pleasant and fun experience for everyone who participates. Therefore you must have at least a 4.8 and no unexplained ones or threes in the last year. No newbies,sorry, you must have at least 20 swaps under your belt to participate. And lastly, you must have a well filled out profile. I am keeping it USA only due to shipping costs, but if someone wants to use this idea for an international or overseas version, go for it. You can even copy and paste if you want to.

A few ideas:

hot drink packets

candy or treats


an envelope of ephemera

lotion, bath bombs, etc

pet toys/treats

fun pencils/pens/erasers

art supplies

rubber stamps/ink pads/etc

dip mix

anything fun that you think of!

If this goes well then I will likely run it again in the future to replenish our buckets. And, as with any of my swaps, I will angel if the need arises.

Happy Swapping


esjmommy 02/28/2013 #

How many gifts are you thinking?

user2637 02/28/2013 #

I have the same question as esjmommy. Will the # of gifts be standardized? Thanks!

piratecaptainmo 02/28/2013 #

I wasn't going to specify, but perhaps it's a good idea. So shall we say four or more?

piratecaptainmo 02/28/2013 #

I will be sifting through all participants and banning those who don't qualify right before I assign partners, so don't get worried if there are questionables in the swap right now :)

Jillyfish 02/28/2013 #

What an awesome idea! I'm looking forward to packaging some little things to brighten a bad day. :)

KatarinaNavane 02/28/2013 #

what a great idea! I have a pile of unused and amusing goodies that I've been meaning to destash--some from christmas, some re-swapped, some I bought on sale... Seems like a great way to share them!

piratecaptainmo 03/ 1/2013 #

Exactly :)

me2u 03/ 2/2013 #

The description says "The gifts should be about palm sized or smaller so that they'll all fit into a containter together". Are we suppose to put these in a container?

piratecaptainmo 03/ 3/2013 #

Nope, but they should be small so that your partner can put all of their gifts into whatever container they're going to use for Tiny Presents.

LovelyLici 03/ 6/2013 #

What a cool swap idea! If anyone wants to do this internationally, send me a message. :)

agonysdecay 03/ 7/2013 #

Please let me know when you do this again;) This is a neat idea, as I have tons of bad days.

Artistic 03/15/2013 #

Packages of presents went out to my partners today. Hope they lift your spirits when you need it most.

milkybunny 03/29/2013 #

I sent one package out during the first half of the month, and today I finally sent out the second! Such a fun swap. ^_^

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